To close the gap between where you are now
and where YOU WANT TO BE
The start of the journey is to imagine your destination. Create an inspiring vision and shiny goals. Motivation is the motor to move forward. Insights are powerful motivators for change. New patterns, habits and behaviours can be learnt with dedication, hard work and regular celebration.
Coaching is the art of listening at all levels. Questions are the key to insights. There are no right or wrong answers in your quest. I will support you to reflect, explore. Provoke new thinking.
There is always potential, seeds are already there. Giving attention to them help seeds to bloom. All the answers you need are already in you. The only one who can change you is you! But others can accompany and support your journey. I would be privileged to do so.
As your partner in coaching I will bring my sincere interest in you, my commitment, optimism and a bit of humour. Expect a coach who is honest and quite direct (i’m Dutch) but versatile and adaptive (with a range of international experience across cultures), able to tailor to your need and style.
With a back-pack full of powerful questions, provoking tools, inspiring stories and experience which may help you to gain fresh insights and perspectives. 100% committed to you achieving your goals.
Sessions will be 100% confidential. ICF Code of Ethics
Accredited by ICF: 2021
Certificates: Workplace Coaching (Results Coaching, 2012) and Brain-Based Coaching (2020)
Coaching can be done via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp or telephone. Coaching over the phone works amazingly well because it involves the use of fewer senses and therefore enables more resource to be channelled into listening. Peer-coaching requires all participants to be able to access zoom and have reliable internet.
For clients based in the Netherlands I can access various locations in The Hague or we can meet up for a coffee or a walk. Please note that I charge travelling- time and expenses.
The fee per hour will be in line with your sector and country market rate.
Start with a conversation to explore whether there is a match (free of charge)
A series of 8 sessions to define goals and work to achieve these goals.
Your journey starts by defining and shining 2-3 goal(s). During the implementation of your strategies and actions you will likely bump into thoughts, patterns and habits that block the change you strive for. At the same time you will recognize your resourcefulness and creativity which can help you create new habits.
A lesson I learnt is that it is really hard to change hardwired patterns or behaviours, but it is possible to create new habits or patterns that are more effective for you at this point in life. My coaching builds on these insights. This is why the trajectory of 8 sessions over a longer period of time and multiple goals to work on are needed to achieve change.
Stand-alone session to explore a dilemma or issue.
The session starts with clarifying the dilemma, unpacking the issue and the thoughts that create the feeling of unrest, insecurity or tension. We will then explore practical ways forward and concrete actions to take towards dealing with the dilemma, taking into consideration how people around you can support you.
Facilitated conversation between peers to explore a common professional challenge or problem.
You are 2 - 6 participants who trust each other sufficiently to show vulnerability and provide and accept honest feedback. And you want to receive positive but challenging input to help you make choices, decisions and develop your personal leadership skills, using open questions and attentive listening skills. Experiencing several of these sessions will help you facilitate peer sessions with your team or partnership yourselves. I am offering my experience and coaching skills in support of your development.
You can expect me to listen (deeply), support you to reflect on your thinking, explore new perspectives and to challenge where needed. Results we will be working towards:
Organisation my clients worked for : Oxfam, NRC, UNHCR, Lifting Hands, WFP, IOM
Nationalities of my clients : Yemeni , Zimbabwean, Sudanese, Afghan, Ethiopian, Syrian, Lebanese, Czechoslovakian, Nigerian, American, Finnish,
Italian, Spanish, British, French, Dutch, Belgian, Burundian
"Tilleke asked the right questions and created space for me to reflect freely on choices I am making consciously as well as unconsciously. Without losing sight of the gaols and topics we had agreed to cover. She guided me to translate my goals into concrete actions– both professionally as well as personally – and to create practical tools which help me practice new habits. This helped me find more peace of mind. Tilleke is genuinely interested, I felt at ease instantly."
“Coach Tilleke is an awesome coach. A great listener and an intelligent mentor. From the first day of the coaching session she took time to listen to my goals, my challenges and my ambitions. She provided informed guidance and resources to ensure that I reach my goals. She loosened up where I was stuck and I have made significant progress in my work and family life. ”