Head and heart or Intellectual and emotional. A balance of intellectual sharpness for grasping and dealing with organisational complexity and a big heart for understanding the people behind the curtain.
Solution oriented. Behavioural change (whether personal, team or organisational) happens in small steps. I love looking for and implementing simple effective steps for moving forwards and breaking the patterns that no longer serve.
Collaborative and personal. I don’t offer any standard anythings (processes, coaching, trainings, etc.). No two individuals, teams or organisations are the same, so why would I offer a solution that worked for someone else? I love collaborating with my clients – the more we work together, the more I understand them, and the better fitting our joint ideas are to the organisation, team or individuals involved.
Optimistic. I really believe everyone deserves to be in their “right” place, where they can use all their resources, grow continuously and really bring their best into the world. I have little time for the blaming- and victim-mentality and really believe in getting into the driving seat and making the things we desire happen.
Realistic. I work with what we have and don’t spend time or energy lamenting what’s missing. From a place of acceptance for what is, we have amazing resources to grow. And when things change, as they always do, I am highly adaptable – working with the new circumstances and making the most out of the opportunities therein.
Perceptive. I cultivate my radar for sensing out things below the surface (ambivalences, contradictions, resistance, negative emotions) and find respectful yet persistent ways of aiding these to the surface.
Curious. I am infinitely inquisitive to get to the core of what it’s really about. That’s the birth of real change! I’m a bit of a terrier/tenacious, not letting go until I reach the point where my clients get to the bottom of the issue.
Enthusiastic: I am passionate (yes really!) about the work I do. I want to make a positive difference to my clients and to support sustainable change.
Radically honest. I don’t have time for sugar-coating or half truths. If I sense irritations below the surface, I name them, respectfully! So if you’re looking for 100% comfort zone, you are better off with someone else!