Welcome! I am a coach & relaxation expert for creative professionals
Whether you are a DJ, stylist, designer, communication consultant, actor, musician, model, chef, photographer or other creative with a demanding schedule, I will help you create your ideal work – relaxation balance and get back in charge of your daily relaxation & well-being!
I offer Power Coaching on Skype, Retreats by the Sea in Ibiza and Work Smart & Relaxed workshops for creative companies in the Netherlands, UK, Ibiza, US.
My clients include Radio538, a well-known Dutch radio station, and my services are recommended by established Dutch newspapers & magazines.
My powerful relaxed lifestyle programs for creatives help you refocus on you, feel what you truly need to enjoy daily mind calm, relaxation & energy, while you keep enjoying your dynamic career as well!
Making yourself – and your daily well-being – top priority again is essential for your health, peace of mind, good mood, work, creativity and allows you to live a more relaxed lifestyle filled with love & joy.
Due to my international background – and my natural ability to make people feel relaxed and at ease – I work with a variety of creatives: from Holland to Ibiza to the UK.
My Story: Me as Top Priority!
I am an ex-expat and third culture kid
I was born in the Netherlands, by the sea, but relocated with my parents due to my father’s international job. Growing up in the US, Germany and Belgium, I went to international schools and became bilingual. I am now back in the Netherlands, but still love to travel & work internationally. The world is my oyster.
I have a creative corporate background as a writer, editor & translator
I loved my creative career, but was always overthinking, often had headaches, felt stressed & overwhelmed, did not sleep well and did not know how to allow myself to relax in my busy schedule.
In my early 30s I nearly had a burn-out
I decided then and there that I would do everything to prevent this from happening. I also wanted a healthy lifestyle change: stop overthinking, reconnect to me, find my work – relaxation balance and live more from the heart.
I learned from powerful coaches & mentors
And I took 10+ years of yoga & meditation classes, courses on healthy food and completed a certified mindfulness training in 2007. The powerful tool of mindfulness was the key turning point for me.
Ibiza my second home
I also discovered the island of Ibiza and its magic: the turquoise sea, creative energy, international vibe. A place where I easily reconnect to myself, relax, get new inspiration… my second home!
Life happens while you are busy making plans
From 2012 – 2015 my life was turned upside down. I had a serious pre-stage of cervical cancer in 2012. My father got bladder cancer a few months later. My grandmother had an advanced stage of skin cancer in 2014 and eventually passed in April 2015. My father had a stroke 1 month after my grandmother passed and went into a long rehabilitation period. I am now healthy again and mhy father is doing reasonably well. These years of intense stress & sadness had a huge impact on my peace of mind, relaxation & energy and I found it extremely difficult to take care of myself during this time period.
Me as top priority again!
However, this experience made me realize and feel that no matter what happens in life taking care of yourself is essential for your mind, body and spirit and ultimately also for your work and relationships. I now increasingly trust and follow my heart and intuition – instead of constantly rationalising things. I also know what I need to be happy & relaxed and give this to myself on a daily basis. I choose to make myself top priority again every day!