Empower Amsterdam Board Members

  Shea Harty   Founding Director of Empower Amsterdam   T.S. Harty Consultancy

Shea Harty

Founding Director of Empower Amsterdam

T.S. Harty Consultancy

  Jane Stephenson    Co-Founder of Empower Amsterdam   Knowboundaries

Jane Stephenson

Co-Founder of Empower Amsterdam

Knowboundaries

  Flor Paredes Mattos   Co-Founder of Empower Amsterdam   Facing the Change

Flor Paredes Mattos

Co-Founder of Empower Amsterdam

Facing the Change

 

Our International Coaches

  Villia de Koningh   I work as a holistic practitioner and life coach, for more than 20 years, I assist people who want to make profound positive changes in their lives.  Certified as a Soul Coach, Past Life Coach, and Mindfulness Trainer, I work with you through one on one coaching sessions which are designed to support you in your everyday life and beyond.  Using powerful techniques, we explore your relationship with yourself and others, and move beyond the blockages and stuck-ness, into a positive flow, in any area of your life that you would like to transform. The results are tangible as your energy increases, and your life becomes purposeful. Being true to your authentic self is the key to understanding your life’s purpose.   www.inspiredcoaching.nl

Villia de Koningh

I work as a holistic practitioner and life coach, for more than 20 years, I assist people who want to make profound positive changes in their lives.

Certified as a Soul Coach, Past Life Coach, and Mindfulness Trainer, I work with you through one on one coaching sessions which are designed to support you in your everyday life and beyond.

Using powerful techniques, we explore your relationship with yourself and others, and move beyond the blockages and stuck-ness, into a positive flow, in any area of your life that you would like to transform. The results are tangible as your energy increases, and your life becomes purposeful. Being true to your authentic self is the key to understanding your life’s purpose.

www.inspiredcoaching.nl

  Galina Bunkova   I am a life, career and leadership coach. I help my clients get a clear understanding of what they really want from their lives and careers and I assist them throughout their journeys of change. This includes building new awareness and acquiring new skills necessary to take them to their new destination. Prior to becoming a coach, I worked as a corporate lawyer for more than 15 years and I bring a lot of transferrable skills to my coaching practice. I am kind, curious and solution oriented, I am a good and compassionate listener, I have a critical mind and I am not afraid to challenge easy answers.  As most professional expat women, I am familiar with the challenges of living, working and having a family abroad. Helping other expats find their way and build a joyful life is one my main purposes as a coach.   www.new-destination.com

Galina Bunkova

I am a life, career and leadership coach. I help my clients get a clear understanding of what they really want from their lives and careers and I assist them throughout their journeys of change. This includes building new awareness and acquiring new skills necessary to take them to their new destination. Prior to becoming a coach, I worked as a corporate lawyer for more than 15 years and I bring a lot of transferrable skills to my coaching practice. I am kind, curious and solution oriented, I am a good and compassionate listener, I have a critical mind and I am not afraid to challenge easy answers.

As most professional expat women, I am familiar with the challenges of living, working and having a family abroad. Helping other expats find their way and build a joyful life is one my main purposes as a coach.

www.new-destination.com

  Milagros Paredes Mattos   I am an international, dedicated and results-driven coach whose passion is to challenge and enable you to take action to make the necessary changes to help you reach your goals. I will encourage you to remain committed and to stay on track. The more powerful the focus on your goal, the more motivated you will be!

Milagros Paredes Mattos

I am an international, dedicated and results-driven coach whose passion is to challenge and enable you to take action to make the necessary changes to help you reach your goals. I will encourage you to remain committed and to stay on track. The more powerful the focus on your goal, the more motivated you will be!

  Carolina Ivanescu   I empower individuals to overcome individual obstacles in their relationship with themselves. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions alongside direct and playful engagement with the senses, I enjoy helping clients take steps toward creating their more ideal personal and vocational lives, as they explore individual identities and interests. My therapeutic style builds on client self-acceptance, empowerment and utilisation of insight. I focus on creating a positive, collaborative therapeutic relationship and selecting interventions based on each client’s particular needs. As research shows, increased self-awareness and personal resiliency is essential in navigating the challenges found along individual paths, making effective changes, developing fully our potential and attaining more satisfying results.  I am a licensed person-centred counselor, wellness coach and mindfulness trainer who also holds a doctoral degree in the social sciences.  I have a private practice in Amsterdam and specialises in grief and loss, stress, anxiety and burn-out, cultural tensions and high sensitivity.    www.essentialwalks.nl

Carolina Ivanescu

I empower individuals to overcome individual obstacles in their relationship with themselves. Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions alongside direct and playful engagement with the senses, I enjoy helping clients take steps toward creating their more ideal personal and vocational lives, as they explore individual identities and interests. My therapeutic style builds on client self-acceptance, empowerment and utilisation of insight. I focus on creating a positive, collaborative therapeutic relationship and selecting interventions based on each client’s particular needs. As research shows, increased self-awareness and personal resiliency is essential in navigating the challenges found along individual paths, making effective changes, developing fully our potential and attaining more satisfying results.

I am a licensed person-centred counselor, wellness coach and mindfulness trainer who also holds a doctoral degree in the social sciences.

I have a private practice in Amsterdam and specialises in grief and loss, stress, anxiety and burn-out, cultural tensions and high sensitivity. 

www.essentialwalks.nl

  Steph Panther   Hello - I am Steph! I am a professional life coach and behavioural analyst, my role is to empower individuals through a transitional period of their life. This 'transition' might be in the form of a new career direction, a new relationship, moving to a new country - or it might be happening all at once!   Together we will walk through simple steps to get clarity on what you want & set you up with the tools you need moving forward. I use a variety of powerful therapeutic techniques which will help you have more self-awareness to move through blocks, fears and limiting beliefs (what is holding you back) to then take action towards your goals.  It is important that we also have some fun in the process too!    A little about me…   Prior to starting my coaching practice, I worked in various hospitals as a nurse for 10 years in various specialties - mostly neuroscience, trauma & critical care. I also have a passion for travelling & living abroad. I personally know what it is like to transition to different countries and the challenges involved in set up a new career/ business/ relationships in a foreign land.  Link to My Mindset Coach page (Facebook):  facebook.com/mymindsetcoach   LinkedIn:  linkedin.com/in/stephpanther

Steph Panther

Hello - I am Steph! I am a professional life coach and behavioural analyst, my role is to empower individuals through a transitional period of their life. This 'transition' might be in the form of a new career direction, a new relationship, moving to a new country - or it might be happening all at once! 

Together we will walk through simple steps to get clarity on what you want & set you up with the tools you need moving forward. I use a variety of powerful therapeutic techniques which will help you have more self-awareness to move through blocks, fears and limiting beliefs (what is holding you back) to then take action towards your goals.

It is important that we also have some fun in the process too! 

A little about me…

Prior to starting my coaching practice, I worked in various hospitals as a nurse for 10 years in various specialties - mostly neuroscience, trauma & critical care. I also have a passion for travelling & living abroad. I personally know what it is like to transition to different countries and the challenges involved in set up a new career/ business/ relationships in a foreign land.

Link to My Mindset Coach page (Facebook): facebook.com/mymindsetcoach

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/stephpanther

  Loraine Branch   My role as the coach / trainer is to empower my clients to move from where they are now to where they want to be by creating awareness and responsibility within them to find their own answers. I will be there to help facilitate and support this change.  I feel that it is my role in life to help facilitate this through the coaching, mentoring and training I provide.  Email:  lorainebranch@hotmail.com

Loraine Branch

My role as the coach / trainer is to empower my clients to move from where they are now to where they want to be by creating awareness and responsibility within them to find their own answers. I will be there to help facilitate and support this change.

I feel that it is my role in life to help facilitate this through the coaching, mentoring and training I provide.

Email: lorainebranch@hotmail.com

  Kerstin Freitag    I'm a Certified Professional Life Coach and ELI (Energy Leadership Index) Master Practitioner trained at iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) in New York. As your life and transition coach, I will empower you to effectively manage change in your life by shifting your mindset from stuck to thriving. I will support you to break through energy blocks, remove self-doubt, create clarity, look at different perspectives and create new ideas. This will enable you to discover your own greatness and achieve your personal and career goals. Through my experience as an Expat for many years in Africa and now in the Netherlands, managing change has become an integral part of my life, inspiring me to continuously recreate my life. Are you ready to recreate yours to achieve the fulfillment, growth and success you are looking for?  I coach in English and German.   kerstin_freitag@hotmail.com

Kerstin Freitag

I'm a Certified Professional Life Coach and ELI (Energy Leadership Index) Master Practitioner trained at iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) in New York. As your life and transition coach, I will empower you to effectively manage change in your life by shifting your mindset from stuck to thriving. I will support you to break through energy blocks, remove self-doubt, create clarity, look at different perspectives and create new ideas. This will enable you to discover your own greatness and achieve your personal and career goals. Through my experience as an Expat for many years in Africa and now in the Netherlands, managing change has become an integral part of my life, inspiring me to continuously recreate my life. Are you ready to recreate yours to achieve the fulfillment, growth and success you are looking for?

I coach in English and German.

kerstin_freitag@hotmail.com

  Julia Vitte   I’ve been working in the corporate world for more than 10 years – starting in Siemens telecom division and seeing it merge with Nokia, moving into financial services – ING Bank, ING Insurance, payment services and currently ABN Amro. While building my career towards department head and team lead, I understood that what is driving performance, and gets people motivated is not a fancy office, coffee machine or their salary, but something else. I became curious to find out...  I specialize in coaching for:   ·  Career, executive, transition to management coaching  ·   Coaching for starters - how to land that job? What to look for in a company?    ·  Changing careers - discovering what you really want to do  Also training:    ·  Coaching culture in organisations   ·  Diversity coaching and group training on diversity   ·  Body language, public speaking   ·  Team dynamics  ·  Bias and how to work with it   www.growtosuccess.net

Julia Vitte

I’ve been working in the corporate world for more than 10 years – starting in Siemens telecom division and seeing it merge with Nokia, moving into financial services – ING Bank, ING Insurance, payment services and currently ABN Amro. While building my career towards department head and team lead, I understood that what is driving performance, and gets people motivated is not a fancy office, coffee machine or their salary, but something else. I became curious to find out...

I specialize in coaching for: 

·  Career, executive, transition to management coaching

·   Coaching for starters - how to land that job? What to look for in a company?  

·  Changing careers - discovering what you really want to do

Also training:  

·  Coaching culture in organisations 

·  Diversity coaching and group training on diversity 

·  Body language, public speaking 

·  Team dynamics

·  Bias and how to work with it

www.growtosuccess.net

  Malgosia Chabrowska    She is a business and career coach. After working in different corporations for many years and observing people struggling with confidence, motivation, and changes, she decided to help people strengthen their skills and bring them to the point they would like to be. In her work she brings an empathy and positive attitude for everybody going through changes while challenging the habits and helping to find and apply solutions together.   www.ebridgecoaching.com

Malgosia Chabrowska 

She is a business and career coach. After working in different corporations for many years and observing people struggling with confidence, motivation, and changes, she decided to help people strengthen their skills and bring them to the point they would like to be. In her work she brings an empathy and positive attitude for everybody going through changes while challenging the habits and helping to find and apply solutions together.

www.ebridgecoaching.com

  Laura Norci   As a certified person-centred counsellor and coach, I create an atmosphere of acceptance and trust where my clients will be able to discover their abilities and to find solutions. I believe that everyone has the capability to make the life changes they want. However, sometimes emotions or external factors are making change difficult. I see my role as that of a facilitator, a motivator, an impartial and confidential helping hand.  During a career in astrophysics in which I have been lecturing, tutoring and mentoring students and young researchers, I have developed a particular sensitivity to the problems of people pursuing competitive careers, to intercultural communication and to the challenges of balancing career and family life.  In one-to-one sessions I help clients to achieve their goals, such as making career choices, career improvement, developing efficient study plans, public speaking, better self-esteem, self-discipline, self-compassion, better communication, overcoming stress.   www.appathways.nl

Laura Norci

As a certified person-centred counsellor and coach, I create an atmosphere of acceptance and trust where my clients will be able to discover their abilities and to find solutions. I believe that everyone has the capability to make the life changes they want. However, sometimes emotions or external factors are making change difficult. I see my role as that of a facilitator, a motivator, an impartial and confidential helping hand.

During a career in astrophysics in which I have been lecturing, tutoring and mentoring students and young researchers, I have developed a particular sensitivity to the problems of people pursuing competitive careers, to intercultural communication and to the challenges of balancing career and family life.

In one-to-one sessions I help clients to achieve their goals, such as making career choices, career improvement, developing efficient study plans, public speaking, better self-esteem, self-discipline, self-compassion, better communication, overcoming stress.

www.appathways.nl

  Celine Charlot    I am an International career and talent development coach who empowers people to explore their career options.  My educational background is in International Culture project management and HR Management and Coaching. I have 5 years of work experience as in administrative customer service in an international environment and 5+ years in the cultural project management field before changing my career to HR and Coaching.  If you are an expat struggling to think about your next career move in the Netherlands, if you are a young professional freshly on the job market, if you wish to work in the creative and cultural field and don’t know how to enhance your special skills for the job market or if you need support on your career change, I will support, motivate and challenge you to get to the next step.  I will be happy to coach you in English or French.   linkedin.com/in/celinecharlot

Celine Charlot 

I am an International career and talent development coach who empowers people to explore their career options.

My educational background is in International Culture project management and HR Management and Coaching. I have 5 years of work experience as in administrative customer service in an international environment and 5+ years in the cultural project management field before changing my career to HR and Coaching.

If you are an expat struggling to think about your next career move in the Netherlands, if you are a young professional freshly on the job market, if you wish to work in the creative and cultural field and don’t know how to enhance your special skills for the job market or if you need support on your career change, I will support, motivate and challenge you to get to the next step.

I will be happy to coach you in English or French.

linkedin.com/in/celinecharlot

  Stefania Garosio   Hi, my name is Stefania.  As person-centred (job) coach practitioner and certified Talentenspel® coach, I act as a resource facilitator. In this role I support, inspire and challenge people through the phases of a change or of a transition period.  You identify your questions and achievements. Together we explore your resources (skills, abilities, competences, knowledge, gifts) and your choices, in how to use them. Together we strengthen your confidence, activate your awareness and inner responsibility. Correspondingly, you choose how far you want to act.  I am  currently finalizing my Master’s in person-centred coaching in Zeist, the Netherlands. If you would like to make an appointment with me, please email me at sgarosio@gmail.com  I coach in Italian, German, Dutch and English.

Stefania Garosio

Hi, my name is Stefania.

As person-centred (job) coach practitioner and certified Talentenspel® coach, I act as a resource facilitator. In this role I support, inspire and challenge people through the phases of a change or of a transition period.

You identify your questions and achievements. Together we explore your resources (skills, abilities, competences, knowledge, gifts) and your choices, in how to use them. Together we strengthen your confidence, activate your awareness and inner responsibility. Correspondingly, you choose how far you want to act.

I am  currently finalizing my Master’s in person-centred coaching in Zeist, the Netherlands. If you would like to make an appointment with me, please email me at sgarosio@gmail.com

I coach in Italian, German, Dutch and English.

 
  Nada Mesqui  Personal and professional development coach.  nadamesquicoaching.com   I am a Co-Active coach with a strong background in business and a Master degree in Communication Science. I have held several corporate jobs in widely differing business & cultural context and, I guess you could say, I am a big fan of change. My belief is that we are constantly either getting out of a change, currently undergoing one or preparing ourselves for the change to come. With this in mind, I work together with my clients to help support their own personal and professional change and expansion with a goal of a positive, desired transformation.

Nada Mesqui
Personal and professional development coach.
nadamesquicoaching.com

I am a Co-Active coach with a strong background in business and a Master degree in Communication Science. I have held several corporate jobs in widely differing business & cultural context and, I guess you could say, I am a big fan of change. My belief is that we are constantly either getting out of a change, currently undergoing one or preparing ourselves for the change to come. With this in mind, I work together with my clients to help support their own personal and professional change and expansion with a goal of a positive, desired transformation.

  Vanessa Smith   Hello, I'm Vanessa! I've been a certified Life Coach since 2004, with a specialization in communication, mindset, and health. My goal is to empower individuals to effectively construct happy, healthy, meaningful, and productive lives. I use a results oriented 6 step process to support the changes clients want to make, no matter what area of life they are focusing on (job, relationship, health, etc).   Using strategy and intuition, I help clients learn how to present themselves at their best, as they want to be seen, so they can better connect with the opportunities life presents. I've found that developing an inner sense of fierceness and confidence goes a long way when it comes to changing something in your life. Strategies can be learned. Tools can be gained. The energy you put out can be cultivated. I focus on all three.   A bit about me - I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, have a passion for food, nature, window shopping, positive social impact and entrepreneurship. I'm also the founder of two local skillshare groups in Utrecht, where we create community through learning. More about my professional and educational background at  linkedin.com/in/vanessasmith  and my coaching approach at  vasmith.com

Vanessa Smith

Hello, I'm Vanessa! I've been a certified Life Coach since 2004, with a specialization in communication, mindset, and health. My goal is to empower individuals to effectively construct happy, healthy, meaningful, and productive lives. I use a results oriented 6 step process to support the changes clients want to make, no matter what area of life they are focusing on (job, relationship, health, etc). 

Using strategy and intuition, I help clients learn how to present themselves at their best, as they want to be seen, so they can better connect with the opportunities life presents. I've found that developing an inner sense of fierceness and confidence goes a long way when it comes to changing something in your life. Strategies can be learned. Tools can be gained. The energy you put out can be cultivated. I focus on all three. 

A bit about me - I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, have a passion for food, nature, window shopping, positive social impact and entrepreneurship. I'm also the founder of two local skillshare groups in Utrecht, where we create community through learning. More about my professional and educational background at linkedin.com/in/vanessasmith and my coaching approach at vasmith.com