The Highlights of My Professional (and Expat) Journey:


1998 – First move abroad to Penang, Malaysia as a solo woman!

2000 – BSc Hotel and Restaurant Management (Hospitality management) – Oxford Brookes University, England

2001 – Second move abroad to Paris, solo for work and study

2006 – Third move abroad to Barcelona, Spain solo for work

2009 – Personal Performance Coaching – The Coaching Academy, London England

2010 – Forth move abroad to Amsterdam, The Netherlands for work and to be with my husband

2011- Fifth move abroad to Doha, Qatar for my husband’s work. I worked, too and had my two children.

2017- Sixth move abroad to Breda, The Netherlands for my husband’s work where I also worked

2020 – Certified Professional Coach – iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), England

2020 – Master Practitioner Energy Leadership Index (ELI) – a precise and powerful assessment that will radically change the way you view your world!

2020 – COR.E Transition Dynamics – the most comprehensive coaching process for mastering the transitions in life.

2020- Yale University, Science of Wellbeing Certification

2020 – Associate Certified Coach – International Coaching Federation

The Official Stuff:

My passion for event planning and travel inspired me to study hospitality at Oxford Brookes University; my study included one year working at the Paris Marriott as a management trainee. Later I worked for Christie’s auction house, London overseeing furniture sales, then worked for Christie’s Great Estates in Barcelona, where I set up their highly profitable lettings department. When I returned to England, I studied with the Coaching Academy and became a personal performance coach. I used my coaching skills for executive recruitment and HR both for an external recruiting agency, in Amsterdam and inhouse for the principal healthcare provider in Qatar, which oversees 8 hospitals and the ambulance service. On returning to The Netherlands, I joined a biopharmaceutical company and assisted HR with projects, recruitment, process implementation, and payroll audits. I then furthered my coaching skills by training at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, and became a Certified ELI Master Practitioner and a COR.E Transition Dynamics specialist. I then became accredited by the International Coaching Federation.