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About the coach

My personal journey

My life is especially characterised by change. The saying ‘the only certainty in life is change’ most definitely applies to me. Having travelled and lived abroad a great deal, I experienced many changes in my ‘outer world’, which led me to focus particularly on what was happening outside of me. This in turn resulted in inner turmoil and crisis, compelling me above all to start making the journey inward; a journey of self-discovery – in search of my essence and also the meaning of ‘the journey’ itself. 

In a nutshell

I am…

…warm, open and empathetic
…self-aware, self-reflective
…playful and humorous
…a global citizen, multicultural & multilingual
…(a) highly-sensitive(person)

As a coach/trainer, people describe me as…

…empathetic, compassionate
…someone who relates to you/your story


Qualifications and experience:

Qualified coach

  • Associate Coach membership of NOBCO (Dutch Order of Professional Coaches)
  • ‘Intuïtief Coachen’ (Intuitive Coaching) course at IMC Mensontwikkeling, qualified in 2009.
  • This course enables you to become a professional coach and complies with NOBCO's (Dutch Order of Professional Coaches) quality standards.

Qualified and experienced academic-career counsellor

  • Course ‘Academic-Career Counselling for Academic-Career Counsellors’, qualified in 2006.
  • 4 years Academic-Career Counselling experience.
  • Having moved house a great deal, I have significant experience in terms of career orientation; this has led to considerable reflection on work, making choices and discovering what my life’s work is.
  • I know only too well how it feels to continually build up a new life and career - on an emotional and psychological, but also practical level - including re-integration into a new society or culture, and looking for suitable study or work, and setting up your own business.


Highly-experienced and well-travelled Expat/global citizen

  • Highly-experienced and competent in settling in and acclimatising to new countries and cultures; I have lived and worked in Chile, Australia, England, France and the Netherlands.
  • Especially qualified to coach new arrivals/foreigners in the Netherlands and potential emigrants in their ‘new life in a new country’.
  • Specialist in English (particularly Great Britain, Australia, New-Zealand and North-America) and Spanish-speaking cultures (specially Chile and Latin America); experienced in the French and Dutch mainland cultures; I also have experience with Asian and East-European students.
  • Experienced intercultural trainer and coach; good theoretical knowledge

Experienced international entrepreneur/manager

  • Owner of New Life Coaching (Coaching & Training), the Netherlands,
  • Owner of Into English (Native English Language Expertise),
    the Netherlands,
  • Owner and Manager of Swing Translations (Internet Translation Service), Santiago, Chile
  • Manager of Back to Belly (Rock Band), Chile,
  • Internet Training & Projectmanager (Business Information), BNA, Santiago, Chile,

Other qualifications:

  • Certification as Academic-Career Counsellor
    WindesheimCorporate Academy, Zwolle, the Netherlands. Qualified June 2006.
  • Post-graduate Teaching Diploma: English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
    St. Giles College, London, England. Graduated September 1992
  • BA Honours in French & European studies 
    University of Sussex, Brighton, England. Graduated July 1992

heard / read

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Aart Beunderman
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