How does our brain work? How does it impact our thoughts, feelings, and behavior? What drives us to do hard things? What determines how we deal with stressors? 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 mental health counselor for 9 years. As such, I’ve worked with people from all walks of life, with a broad range of challenges, in a variety of settings, and in different parts of the world.
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 & skills.
My Coaching Style:
Compassionate (I hear and see you!)
Empowering (You’ve got this!)
Gently Challenging (Here’s your mirror!)
Actionable (Go get it!)
Fun (Life’s serious enough as it is!).
Some Fun Facts:
My name is pronounced as Lee-Zat. My approach to life in general is down-to-earth and open-minded. I love cheese, licorice, traveling, and the color green.
Can’t wait to meet you!