"Change enables people to utilize their full creative potential"
My name is Krista and the most constant thing in my life is change. When I was 2 years old I moved to Tanzania which was the start of a multi-cultural life. As an expat kid and later an expat adult, I moved between 15 cities, lived and worked in 8 countries spread across 4 continents. In this dynamic international life, I have lost jobs and found new ones. I lost count of the number of countries I have visited for my studies, work or for pure adventure, but am grateful to have travelled the world. It allowed me to take part in different cultures and communities and has shaped me to who I am today: a bilingual (English-Dutch) global citizen with a passion for the wellbeing of people and nature. Next to my coaching practice I work with international leadership to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, an economic system for sustainable production and consumption. Every transition, no matter how big, starts with a change within people. I truly believe that change enables people to utilize their full creative potential!
My coaching focuses on adults who go through a transition or a change that challenges them. This can be related to work, personal relationships or life phases. I am a certified coach (Dutch Association of the Profession of Coaches/EMCC European Quality Award, Practitioner) and received my training at the Dutch Academy of Psychotherapy. I work with the T-GROW model, a goal oriented coaching model developed by John Whitmore.
My approach is based on acceptance and power. The coaching program always starts with a total acceptance and embrace of what currently is, who you are, how you feel and what you think. Making time to connect to your own authenticity. Only then can you feel your power. The coaching then moves to identifying what qualities, skills and capacities you can activate to be who you are and to do what you do best. What is your personal leadership and how could you use it to answer your coaching question? My approach is empathic, thorough and goal oriented.
“ No need to hurry, no need to sparkle, no need to be anyone but one self”
Not only did I reach my goal within the impossible short time we had together, Krista gave me much needed hope and confidence.