The human psyche has always fascinated me, which naturally led me to pursuit a Masters degree in Psychology.
I started my career in the mental health care industry, where I worked as a therapist for 9 years. After moving from The Netherlands to Texas in 2013, I redirected the focus of my work.
I completed the International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited training program offered by Erickson Coaching International. I've been working as a professional certified coach ever since, assisting people and organizations in their (behavioral) change efforts and personal development processes.
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So I added coaching to my professional skill set. And even though I'm no longer providing counseling or therapy, I do like to integrate theories and evidence-based practices from the field of (Traditional) Psychology and Positive Psychology in my work with clients.
Positive Psychology doesn’t focus on mental illness or malfunctioning, it is the scientific study of optimal performance and wellbeing and it gives insights and strategies to help individuals, organizations and communities thrive and excel.
ImPowered Coaching & Training brings everything together: My fascination with the human psyche, my passion to help people be(come) their best possible self, and my talents, knowledge and skills.