Why do I do what I do?
I was once in your situation. I had built up a successful career in Human Resources, at one point living and working as a well-paid expat in Africa. But I felt completely stuck: I didn’t find any fulfilment anymore in my career, nor in my relationship.
Then I slowly started to realise that I was escaping things by being busy, and feeling important. With some professional support, I started defining what was really meaningful to me, what I really wanted in my life. And I took actions to change my career and my life in general.
There were – and still are – many obstacles on this path, not in the least my own perception of things. But today I am doing what I love, and supporting other people to do this as well.
I have been coaching and supporting people in (international) organisations for over 15 years. I have worked as an expat in Africa myself, and have been working with expats for several years. Since 2010 I have established a private life coaching practice in Brussels and have been helping hundreds of people to find peace of mind and move on to the life they really enjoy.
I myself am very curious and passionate about how the human mind works. My own personal development, both on an intellectual and broader human level is in that regard also very important to me. I’m constantly keeping myself up-to-date about the developments in my field (psychology, mindfulness, coaching, …). I also find inspiration in more philosophical literature, history, art and culture, …
In the last few years I have been studying intensively with both national and international teachers. This has brought me many valuable insights and I love passing them on to others.
Facts & figures
- Masters Degree in Work & Organisational Psychology (University of Ghent, 1998)
- Registered with the Belgian Commission of Psychologists under number 751109764
- Certified professional coach by Coaching & Co (now: Het Ontwikkelingsinstituut)
- Certified mindfulness trainer (I AM – Institute for Attention and Mindfulness)
- Trained in ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at ACT Academie.
- Mindfulness studies and trainings with amongst others Christopher Germer (Harvard Medical School), John Peacock (Oxford Mindfulness Center), Christine Brähler (University of Glasgow), Kristin Neff (University of Texas), Christina Feldman (Oxford Gaia House)
- Member of Moment vzw – Belgian professional association of people working with mindfulness.
- Managing Partner and Trainer at the Brussels Mindfulness Institute.
- Full CV on LinkedIn