What my clients have to say about working with me.
I recently completed a package of coaching sessions with Chantal, initially to focus on career goals. From the outset, I found Chantal extremely easy and comfortable to talk with. The sessions were structured, supportive and thought-provoking (so much so that I decided to extend the sessions for an extra few months in order to dive deeper). In the end, I came away with a range of incredibly useful tools and insights which I can apply not only to my work life but also within my personal life. If you’re looking for an intuitive coach, who will both support and challenge you, I would heartily recommend Chantal (as, indeed, I have done to a number of friends/colleagues).
Reza, Commercial Consultant, The Netherlands
“Chantal has a strong sense of gut feeling and there is no way you can hide once she holds up the mirror that gives you – sometimes- very confronting insights. She does this without judgement, leaves space for you to see and experience it for yourself. By sometimes sharing her own life experiences she creates a safe and playful environment. There is room for tears and laughter. I truly believe that Chantal LOVES being a coach and that is why she has the ability to listen, see and reflect in a unique way. She feels very authentic, connects with herself and therefore with her clients. This journey was incredibly inspiring. It has left me feeling and knowing that I can take on the world as long as I am true to myself and my values in life. To own my life to share it with others. Dearest Chantal! Thank you so much!”
Trea, photographer/makeup artist, The Netherlands
“I was first drawn to Chantal through her yoga teachings, for she consistently brought strong and high energy to her nearly always sold out classes. When I had the opportunity to select a life coach, I was sure that I would want to work with her in this capacity as well, for it seemed natural that her decisiveness and positivity in yoga would cross over. Now, after many sessions of coaching, I can confirm that Chantal brings a take-charge yet good-natured attitude to all that she does, and that this way of doing things has been a great influence on me as I move forward in transitioning to a new career. I am very grateful for our time together, the structure and goals that she guided me to make, and for what the future may bring! Thanks once more, Chantal.” (Side note: Serena launched her dream business 6 months later)
Serena, Business Developer, The Netherlands
When I first started the coaching program with Chantal, I was feeling really stuck and directionless in a life situation that I so desperately wanted to change. Our sessions helped me to identify and to stick to what’s most important to me – my core values- and to start making life decisions based on them. Each session left me feeling uplifted and empowered, that change was within reach, and with a new set of tools and exercises I could begin putting things into practice. This was of course not without challenge, but with Chantal’s positive and enthusiastic guidance, it meant that it was also a fun challenge, and in a playful way I began taking steps in a new direction and in a way that feels more aligned to how I want to live my life and who I want to be and am, and all that is important to me. Change was indeed within reach! I’m so grateful for these past 6-months of coaching and I will miss the uplifting guidance and teamwork, but I also feel that Chantal has helped me to reach a place where I can for now continue to do the work on my own. Thank you, Chantal, it was a real treat working with you!
Nas, PhD researcher, The Netherlands
“Even before our coaching together, my instinct told me we would have a great journey together. I already knew Chantal as a yoga teacher and I regularly attended her classes. My gut instinct was right! Chantal is a very kind person. Her open-mindedness made me feel at ease. It felt like I was talking to a wise friend who helped me see things with greater clairity and more positivity. The reason I hired a coach was because I felt lost, but I couldn’t pinpoint why I was feeling this way. I was recently married and had just returned from my honeymoon, where I experienced one of the most beautiful times of my life. Yet I was feeling sad and dissatisfied. I reasoned that I was feeling this way because of things I was doing and wasn’t doing in my life. I no longer got any satisfaction from what I was doing and what I longed to do seemed unachievable. During the coaching we explored my personal strenghths and values. This part has been extremely valuable. It helped to realize that many of the things I was already doing on a daily basis were a great fit with who I am at best. I also realized that some of the things I desired to do would not be a great match with my strenghts and values. These insights gave me peace of mind and the ability to enjoy life as it is. It also helped to align my choices, my actions, with my values. Chantal makes you work hard to achieve your goals. This helped me to get motivated and dedicate time to learning more about who I am. Coaching with Chantal was a true revelation, an accessible way to becoming yourself more fully.”
Nienke Ross van Baal, Online Marketing Manager & Yoga Teacher, The Netherlands
“I had the privilege of working with Chantal for 6 months. As a female in a leadership role which consistently requires a significant amount of time while simultaneously trying to balance the challenges of my personal life, I found myself overwhelmed and unable to truly identify what I want from MY life. I found myself consistently working to complete the never-ending “to-do” list, but felt that I was lacking personal fulfilment from both my work and personal life. There was no time to breathe, to reflect, or engage in self-care. In fact, the term self-care was not even part of my vocabulary. I was mentally and physically exhausted, and struggling to find (and hold onto) “my happy”. Six months later, I am a different person. I am stronger. I am better able to draw my boundaries in my personal and professional life. I am better able to communicate my needs. I am better able to assert myself. And I have identified the core values that I will not compromise in any of my life decisions. I have a better sense of what brings me joy, and I no longer feel apologetic or guilty for these things but rather am learning to embrace the value in self-care. My relationship with my partner is stronger, and as a leader, I am learning to accept that although my approach to leadership may be counter to others – that does not make it wrong. I learned what my inner strengths are – my super powers – and I’m working to use them in my daily life. I learned about the beliefs that often hold me back, and I’m working to fight against – to use them as enablers rather than disablers. I am still a work-in-progress, and I always will be. But Chantal has given me the tools to figure out how to find and maintain my happiness. Through her expertise in positive psychology, I was alerted to the ways I was (unintentionally) sabotaging my happiness. And through her kindness, thoughtfulness, and empathetic nature, she helped me find my authentic self. I truly feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with and learn from her. She changed my life, of this I am sure”.
Josephine, Expat, The Netherlands
“I would want to give everyone the gift of getting coached by Chantal. In a very short amount of time she helped me gain insight into what’s really important to me in my life. This helped me to focus on what really matters. Before, my attention was diffused. I got distracted easily and often felt overwhelmed. Chantal’s humor, positive energy and pragmatic approach helped me to get real about what I truly want for myself in life. Through a simple and effective process she helped me discover my strengths, my core values and my deepest desires. To my biggest surprise, right after our final session, some of my deepest desires manifested into reality. I could hardly believe it. Thank you, Chantal”
Ester, Business Owner, The Netherlands
“I tend to run before I learn how to walk. Therefore I told Chantal I wanted to do a six-month coaching instead of a three-month one. In that time, and step by step, she helped me develop tools and strategies to achieve my goals: I wanted to feel good, inside and out. Being healthy is about balance, and about knowing yourself better in order to take good care of your body, mind and soul. Changes were gradual so I had the time to process, which only makes me have great confidence in that new habits are here to stay. Chantal was amazing at all times; she is knowledgeable, experienced and kind, and she is ready to provide encouragement at every step of the road. I do feel now much better, inside and out. But, most importantly, I now have a wonderful array of tools that help me navigate the good, the rough and the hectic times.”
Mariana, PhD researcher, The Netherlands
“I’m doing really well, I’m very happy with life […] I often think of the things I learned with you, the vision, the values, etc, they’ve helped me keep a sense of direction and I keep checking in with ‘me’ to see if life matches what I really want, it’s not always easy but I feel I’m better equipped to do it, I have to really thank you for that.”
Mary, Academic professional, France
“The outcome of our coaching time together exceeded all my expectatons. I feel physically and mentally stronger. I am grateful for the relaxed and fun way in which Chantal coached me and for all things I have learned from her.”
Lydia, Business Owner, Spain
“In a relaxed, positive and attentive way, Chantal handed me tools and advice to create balance in my physical body and at the same time helped me bring structure and calmness to my daily life. Go see her yourself, you will be surprised!”
Sasha, Teacher, The Netherlands