10 October (2023), World Mental Health Day. Joining the efforts to demystify the topic and protect everyone who may - in the past, present or future - suffer from a mental health condition, I invite you to join this year’s campaign to recognise mental health as a universal human right! :)
Workshop on how to create new habits and getting rid of old ones following a relocation, especially prepared for ACCESS Patrons: European Space Agency, Telespazio, TU Delft, Welcome Center Food Valley, and Worley
Check the upcoming dates in 2023 for InterNations' Coaches Corner, with Natália Leal as guest speaker and coach.
Workshop - Draw Your Wheel of Life: How to Do One and Use It, Learn how to
I often advice my clients regarding how best to design their CVs and cover letters for specific vacancies they wish to apply to. One of the most frequently asked questions is about the photo. Should I include a profile photo in my CV or not? While the answer to this question is partially dependent on the country your vacancy is based on (there are a few cultural differences in the DO's and DONT's across countries when it comes to CVs), my answer is almost always an 'It depends'.
Talking about EQ is quite different than actually practising and increasing our EQ, and the challenge can be even greater for expats and professionals working across cultures and languages.
What you need to personally consider before moving abroad (again) - besides all the logistic stuff. Check our comprehensive tips to make sure you are prepared to turn your next move into a success story abroad.
On seasonal adjustments - How will you maintain your mood and energy throughout Fall and Winter? ❄
The second part of my initial post, with extra suggestions for great videos to watch at home and improve your own mental and physical well-being.
This post was done in the context of a joint publication with other colleagues on the 10 tips to navigate your career during a pandemic". Once you have a fair idea of what gives you purpose, what are your core values and strengths (see all the previous tips mentioned below), you are ready to brainstorm and reflect on how you wish to 'invest' your time. ...
Have you ever thought about 'Whose expectations are you carrying'? (...) There is nothing wrong in taking on other people's ideas and suggestions and incorporating them into your expectations, belief system and goals. However, when you 'uncritically inherit the burden' of certain things you should be doing (or not doing), you are giving away your right to determine what makes sense for you; you are sleepwalking through life or blindly following someone else's recipe.
Wondering what you can do at home alone to improve both your mental and physical well-being, during these lockdown times and beyond? Join me for a low-impact exercise session at home, with Chi Kung/ Qigong exercises that you can do alone, as you find greater mind-body balance and relaxation. No excuses :)
At some point, we all live through circumstances that bring some tension into our lives. This feels even truer during the past few months. Being almost constantly at home is both physically and mentally demanding. Some times, extremely demanding. It feels like�some form of milder or deeper stress is almost unavoidable these days. TRE stands for�'Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises'. If you want to learn more about TRE and find out how you can do it by yourself, at home, check this article.
What can I (and you) do that is interesting and/or fun, alone, at home, and repeatable? Share your ideas in the comments section. I hope you can try some of them yourself!
In times of transition such as these, it can be a challenge to clearly (fore)see what exactly about our life plans needs some re-thinking. (...) when faced with uncertainty, life also offers a field of new possibilities for those willing to explore them. (...) join a group of 'pathfinders', and use the Wheel of Life as a compass to help you re-focus into what's most important for you in this new stage of life! Register for the free, online workshops here.
Join our free, online, monthly group meetings, putting the "10 Keys to Happier Living" into practice. While this group is theoretically based in Utrecht (Netherlands), all meetings are online. Invest some time on your well-being and happiness!
Even the most basic reflection, that is, simply assessing how we feel right now, is an exercise that most of us do very rarely. Yet, knowing how you are at a given moment can be a powerful tool to help you consider how balanced your life is and whether some changes are necessary (or even urgent). In coaching, this starting assessment is often done using the Wheel of Life. Here is how I do it. Do your own at the same time!
... Zoom fatigue is not inevitable though and there are a few measures you can implement to reduce it. Above all, however, I would like to invite you to use your compassion and kindness when you interact with your friends and colleagues, and not to rush into judgment about their choice to video-call you or not. Don�t measure your relationships by the amount or extent of your online calls. It is hard to go by with less intimacy and real human connection but quality trumps quantity every time.
Now ONLINE too! Join us for about an hour of reflection on and tips to achieving your dreams in today's world. Take note and get ready to get your hands dirty. Find out what are your next steps could be. Finding happiness and reaching your dreams requires dedication, hard work and doing your 'homework'. We'll show you what you need to do. Are you ready? Dates: Amsterdam, 21 March 2020; Utrecht, April 2020 TBC.
How do you find the best out of a negative situation? Some thoughts on the positive side of the Corona virus outbreak.
Do you think you may be 'suffering' from MND (Multiple Nationality Disorder)? Have you felt the 'reverse cultural shock' when you go back to your home country? Tell us about it. You are not alone.
This summer take some time to find your signature strengths! And invite your friends, family and community to do that too. Reflecting on them and sharing them with others will allow better to understand yourself and others, as well as to create new ways of building on your distinct strengths to create a happier life for all. I'd love to hear all about it! What are your signature strengths?
Yes. Of course, even coaches have their own coach! We can all do better in our life and work if we have the right support to overcome our own challenges at any given time.
What I learned from participating in the 2019 Odyssey Hackathon, the good and the bad... About getting out of your comfort zone and on clarity and leadership.
Check the forthcoming workshops this May 2019 in Utrecht (Netherlands) that can help you find the way towards a career you love and uncover more about yourself and how to live a happy and meaningful life. Find your Roadmap, re-discover yourself!
The search for happiness is a quest as old as humankind itself. This year, on 20 March 2019, the theme and challenge is #TENSTEPSTOGLOBALHAPPINESS. Yet, every day can be a Happiness Day: share the word, share the power of happiness, be happy!
Moving to a new country brings with it very specific challenges, and it's often hard to deal with all the personal and professional changes related to it. How can you find (again) a balanced life and fulfilling career?
I am used to thinking about strategy, annual plans, budgets, and all that comes along with it. (...) You cannot be a successful entrepreneur if you cannot ultimately sell whatever you are 'producing'! Rationally, that is as clear as water. But emotionally there was a whole other battle to fight. (...) Life lesson: asking for support can deliver much better results than adhering too close to some false sense of pride or ego.
Offer (a journey towards) meaning and purpose to those you care about - whether employees, friends or family! Performance, learning and enjoyment (happiness) are all deeply interlinked. Consider offering coaching sessions, so a journey of personal and professional development can start! A gift that will not be forgotten.
Based on specific methodologies and my own experience, this workshop will offer participants some structure about how they can design a career path that contributes to their overall happiness. They will leave the workshop with a proposed roadmap, with different steps and suggestions; a guide to help them build a career they love.