Expat Coaching

You're coming from abroad and you are working for an organization in the Netherlands with English as the working language. Or: as a Dutch national, you work abroad and the working language is English.

This time you can use an extra helping hand as a professional at work and coming home to a strange (work) environment. From an experienced and knowledgeable professional. Face-to-face or with an online coaching. 

Then Expatoaching may be something for you. Whether you are a CEO/CFO, director, manager, professional or employee. You take visible steps in a number of one-on-one coaching sessions. Resulting in profit for you and your immediate work environment.

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For your work

  • How do you deal with your new boss and colleagues with a different (cultural) background?
  • How do you deal with the stress it sometimes gives?
  • What if the work becomes too much for you and how do you manage your workload?
  • How do you ensure that you continue to work with confidence?
  • How do you continue to work effectively with pleasure for your company?
  • Are you in the right workplace or do you want to see if something else is better for you? If so, what else?

And private (which affects your work)

  • How do you find your place in the new society?
  • How do you make sure that you quickly feel at home like a fish in the water?
  • How do you adapt without losing yourself?
  • How do you make sure you are seen and understood?
  • How do you deal if you experience something intense, such as your relationship ending or friends or loved ones passing away?
  • How do you keep control of your own life?

The expatcoach

As an internationally experienced and expert business and life coach, you have come to the right place with these questions. Simply because of my extensive experience and proven results with an average score of 9 on evaluations of international training and coaching in the field of personal development, leadership and professional effectiveness. In addition, I have made many trips and visited many cultures over the past 30 years, which means that I can empathize with the differences you will encounter. I give you in-depth insights and practical 'tools' that you can apply immediately and see results quickly.

Free intake

You can apply for a one-hour intake interview in which we can find out if I can really help you, free of charge and obligation. We get to know each other to see if we have a rapport. There is ample opportunity to tell your story and explain why you need coaching. I help you to set tangible goals that you can use to monitor your development. I also explain specifically how I can help you progress using insights, exercises and assignments. This outlines what you can expect from my coaching process. 

If both of you feel good about working together, there are two options: 
– We plannen één professionele coaching als eenmalige boost en mogelijk een vervolg als dat passend is 
– Of ik stel een offerte op waarin jouw doelstellingen verwoord staan en waar je mee aan de slag gaat in een reeks individuele coachings.

If desired, the input of your manager, HRM employee or employer is also included in the objectives and quotation for the process. During the last coaching we evaluate your actual development based on your learning goals and we look at how you can continue your positive development yourself.

If desired, we also include the input from your manager, HR staff or employer in the goals of the process. In the final coaching session, we evaluate your actual development on the basis of your learning goals and examine how you can continue your positive development independently.

Individual one-on-one Coaching

Each coaching session normally lasts 1.5 hours. This allows us to really go deep and tackle your issues at the core. The number of sessions for the majority of issues is often 3 to 6 (maximum of 8).

The first three coaching sessions follow each other in rapid succession (every week or two weeks), so that you really make progress with what you have been given. After a verbal interim evaluation, we examine whether the desired development has come about. If we continue the process you will act increasingly on the basis of your own strength. The remaining sessions will be every 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Then you always have a back-up to look forward to.

How do I work as a coach?

During the process we work at 3 levels, namely: 1) behaviour and skills, 2) personality/ego and 3) soul/spiritual experiences. Why? Because only working on behaviour and skills will not enable you to deal with your own foundation, which means that old (work) behaviour can reoccur easily.

1. Behaviour & skills

We map out your behaviour and choices using your practical situations and feedback from me, in my capacity as coach, and others. And the effect they have on you and your surroundings. Theoretical models and accompanying hand-outs give you more insight into your behaviour and the alternatives that are much more productive. I can also coach you in communication or management skills that support your learning goals. My extensive experience enables me to help you with practical perspectives and exercises in the fields of coaching, conflict management, negotiations and enhancing your personal profile.

2. Personality/ego

You can mow the grass (‘behaviour’), but if you don’t deal with the roots it will just come back. This is why my coaching increases your awareness of the origin and effect of your personality on your learning goals. I use the Psychology of Selves and Voice Dialogue, a method I was trained in by the founders Hal & Sidra Stone. This leads you to new self-generated choices that fundamentally stimulate and support your development. You are occasionally asked to write a short autobiography to gain even clearer insight into your ego patterns. This then enables you to make new choices in line with who you are.
Sometimes you are asked to write a short and focused autobiography to better map your ego patterns. 

3. Soul experiences

Some experiences can touch your soul deeply. For example, failure to achieve the promised promotion, demotion, loss of tasks, authorities or responsibilities, or even losing your job. There may be other personal experiences in your private life that affect your attitude at work. Then it is essential to examine these events carefully and determine how you can handle them differently in future. Sometimes you want more tranquillity in your soul, and I can support you in this with exercises, including visualisation and mindfulness. Moreover, you can rediscover your passion and the meaning of what inspires you. A sequence of insights and exercises enables you to build a personal and professional vision for yourself. This gives you a compass to redirect your work and career.


I use three methods of arranging the intake and coaching sessions:


In the Coachhuis in The Hague (Raamweg 4 near station CS), Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar and Utrecht (depending on what is free). I reserve a room where the intake and coaching sessions take place in advance.

On site

In Den Haag, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Alkmaar of Rotterdam kom ik ook naar jouw kantoor toe als je daar een geschikte coachruimte kan reserveren.


You can also participate in online coaching sessions if you are too busy or I am overseas. For example, via Skype, facetime or whatsapp.


Intake interviews are free of charge, regardless of whether they lead to further coaching. The price for a Coaching session, paid by companies of 1.5 hours is € 275,= and of 1 hour € 200,= excl. 21% VAT, when requested by an organisation. Most courses that I supervise consist of 6 coaching sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours. This means that the price would be € 1.500 excluding 21% VAT. 
Als je dat moet bekostigen uit eigen zaak als ZZP-er (en niet door organisatie) ontvang je een korting van 15%. Voor NGO’s geldt eveneens een korting van 15%. Als je het geheel uit eigen portemonnee betaalt, is het tarief € 175,= voor 1,5 uur (incl. 21% BTW) en voor 1 uur € 125,= (incl. 21% BTW).


You can always call or e-mail me with questions at:
[email protected].
I will reply as quickly as possible.