Career Coaching

Do you recognize yourself in this?

  • You no longer see a challenge and you do your work on a routine basis.
  • You just don't know exactly where you want to go with your career.
  • You have lost or are in danger of losing your job.
  • You're fed up with you manager who is staying.
  • You have come into conflict with your manager or supervisory board.
  • You just want something different, something that really stands out.
  • You're working in a toxic working environment.
  • You're dreaming of doing something totally different.

These are issues that (almost) everyone encounters at some point in their career. You get all kinds of ideas or sometimes conflicting advice from the people around you. Or, you do apply, but this is really nothing more than shooting with hail. So, where and how?

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Martin Thoolen: Awareness at work

With my more than thirty years of experience, I (re)recognize the opportunities and the pitfalls in career change in practice. 

In addition, through my many years of trainer experience, I master proven theoretical models and exercises. As a result, you will return to work in a whistling manner and that you will have a position in which you feel good and in which your qualities emerge optimally.

I help you clarify what you really want in your career and that you see what is required of you now to move forward.

  • Generate positive energy for new ideas.
  • Develop more insight into: who am I, what can I do, what do I want, what do I dare?
  • Develop an individual professional vision for your future career.
  • Developing various career scenarios.
  • Develop a strategic calendar and/or take actions.
  • Make strategic choices to increase the chances of realizing your new job.
  • Practical support with letter, CV and job applications, if applicable.
  • Increasing insight into own opportunities and pitfalls when looking for and finding other work.
  • Give (future) job loss a place, if applicable.

In addition to these opportunities that I can offer you, you increase the chance of having more fun and energy in your job if you go out on your own. I encourage you to get started with the insights gained and to keep working with exercises and practical assignments. You are pointed out the possibilities and impossibilities and you learn to see how you can become a co-architect of your own career again.

Book a non-binding intake today

To see if I can really be of service to you, you can request a free intake conversation of 1 hour. We get to know each other to see if there is a click. There is plenty of room for you to tell your story and to explain the reason for your career coaching. 

I help you to agree on concrete objectives that will allow us to monitor your development. In addition, I specifically indicate how I can actually take you further with insights, exercises and assignments. This way you know where you stand when you start a coaching program with me.

If there is a good mutual feeling to start a coachings process, I will draw up a quotation in which your objectives are stated. If desired, the input of your manager, HRM employee, company doctor or employer is also included in the objectives for the coaching process.
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There is no such thing as a standard approach with me

There is no question of a standard trajectory for me, just as no use is made of only models. Customization is provided, tailored to your reality. This is because everyone is unique and therefore different. If you opt for career coaching with me, the chance that you will find a nice and suitable job is simply a lot greater.


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, and a maximum of 6.

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.


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'll reserve a room where the intake and coaching sessions take place in advance.

On site

In the Hague, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Alkmaar or Utrecht I'll come to your room if you can reserve a suitable coaching room there.


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


There are no costs associated with an intake interview, regardless of whether a coaching process results or not. The rate for a Professional Coaching on behalf of organizations of 1.5 hours is € 275,= and of 1 hour € 200,= excl. 21% VAT. Most of the trajectories that I provide consist of an average of 6 coaching sessions of 1.5 hours. If you have to pay for this from your own business as a freelancer (and not by the organisation), you will receive a 15% discount. A discount of 15% also applies to NGOs. If you pay for it entirely out of your own pocket, the rate is € 175,= for 1.5 hours (incl. 21% VAT) and for 1 hour € 125,= (incl. 21% VAT). For additional consultation with your manager, HRM employee, company doctor or employer, the time will be charged in accordance with the above rates.


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