I graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Health Education in 1983 and continued my education by receiving a BSN from Georgetown University Nursing School in 1985. I began my nursing career at Georgetown University Medical Centre in Washington, DC where I worked for over 10 years in various positions in the Surgical, and High-Risk Labor and Delivery units. I also enjoyed many years teaching as a TA (Teacher’s Assistant) at the Georgetown University Nursing School, conducting childbirth education, and working with midwives.
In 1996, I moved with my family to Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where my husband and I raised our three children. I was Vice President of the American Women’s Club in Amsterdam for 2 years, where I was organizing the monthly events with many inspiring speakers. As the years went by, I found myself turning to many different forms of complementary medicine here in the Netherlands, as I realized that my western medical background was not offering complete solutions to promote holistic healing. I was constantly amazed by the positive changes these ancient and new discoveries of healing could bring and found true value in nutrition, dietary adjustments, emotional and energetic healing.
In the meantime, I have received certification in Polarity Healing, Reflexology, and Reconnective Healing. I graduated in March 2017 from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition from NYC as a Health Coach. I have been studying the Sciences of Epigenetics, Neuroscience, and Glycoscience for the past 15 years and am determined to bring this vital education to the world. I established a holistic coaching practice and an educational business (Awellnessrevolution.net) here in the Netherlands.
I truly love to help people improve and regain their health and am humbled by the miracles that I witness every day.
My background is in Physical Health. I received my BA in posture and movement (1995) with a speciality and expertise in gross as well as fine motor skills. I have been CEO of my own practice since 2003.
Over the years, I have seen many children who are struggling with basic motor skills. At the practice, we try to help them master the full range of motion they need for their daily activities in life.
I have also seen an increasing number of children with physical health challenges, such as weight issues, low self-esteem, and/or mothers who didn’t know where to find help or support with these problems. I felt a strong need to contribute and this led me to pursue all sorts of different kinds of studies/courses, like the Aura-Soma Colour system, Integrative Health Coaching (2017) and graduating as a Holistic Health and Wellness Coach in 2018. I am also certified by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) since 2020.
I coach and teach with passion every day.
I am still the CEO of my own practice today and specialise in motor-skills therapy. I offer regular classes in Health and Wellness, and I am a teacher and mentor in the holistic Health and Wellness Coaching Course of A Wellness Revolution & Wellness Coach Institute. As a holistic Health and Wellness Coach, I am specialized in family health, coaching families with children who are overweight or obese and often have problems with self-image and self-esteem.
I am always so excited to share my knowledge, practical skills and experience with families. I believe that changing your lifestyle in body, mind and spirit is not as difficult as people often think. With the right support and the right tools, you can change all sorts of old habits and belief systems into healthy new lifestyle habits. With my support it’s easy to reach your ultimate goal: A happy and healthy family with space for everyone and the children to grow into the person that they are meant to be.
I am a mother of two as well as an ICF certified Health & Wellness Coach and Healthy Nutrition Expert. I opened my own Healthy Lifestyle Studio in Vreeland (near Amsterdam), shortly after graduating.
I offer both online and offline coaching (internationally as well) and also state-of-the-art health check scans, enabling clients to learn more about the inside of their amazing body, if that interests them. I also help clients learn what kinds of food choices can improve their health and wellbeing.
I am a firm believer in the ‘mind-body-spirit’ approach to health and place an extra emphasis on nutrition. Most of my clients want to feel better, have more energy & lose a few centimeters (or inches, whatever the case may be) and I help them through this process.
I teach clients my practical ‘Healthy Lifestyle for a Lifetime’ with successful, long lasting results.
This is not just a job to me – it is my passion in life and the reason why I am here: to help people improve their health in as natural a way as possible
I hope to meet you online or in Vreeland!
I studied Public Administration at Leiden University. I found my true passion sometime later, through guiding other people to change and let go of old emotional patterns and blockages as I became a holistic practitioner. I furthered my education in health coaching and Yin Yoga, teaching to help others find true balance.
I enjoyed a career teaching and coaching children and people who are mourning.
I now look forward to many years ahead teaching the new sciences all over the planet.
I am the founder of the Institute for Personal Energy and a certified health and wellness/energy coach, Touch 4 Health instructor, mentor, coach and teacher for A Wellness Revolution. I teach coaches worldwide online how to re-program their clients (remove limiting beliefs), and face-to-face in Amsterdam. I have been interviewed by A Wellness Revolution on my stress & energy management and re-programming expertise.
I mostly coach groups and individuals in corporate business to gain optimal health & wellness, teaching them in particular how to achieve balance.
I developed Your Energy Survival Kit for adults, where I coach my clients towards a higher quality of life, increased productivity, reducing the risks of burn-out and sick leave. I teach this in the Netherlands to corporate business and the employees of Ronald mc Donald house.
I also developed Your Easy Learning and Living Kit for children which I coach in national and international schools. To have a better focus, food intake and improving their sleep qualities and self-esteem.
My mission is to help people boost their energy, lower their stress levels, and regain their crucial balance by applying my hands on, easy to use anywhere, anytime tools and increasing their knowledge around food, sleep, limiting beliefs and colors.
I have been featured in International Magazines for my expertise in Health & Wellness Coaching including sleep, energy, and stress management.
Upcoming co-author of the book “WOMAN IN THE MODERN BUSINESS WORLD” to coach people to find their blueprint as in being the most authentic you, and international speaker soon to be found on the Dutch Bookboon library: Health & wellness (stress, energy, sleep, colors, and belief systems).
I have worked in the Netherlands and abroad, returning to Amsterdam in 1997. My husband and I have 3 children and a beautiful bonus daughter.
My practice enables me to carry out my passion to help others regain their optimal mental and physical health after experiencing whatever life has challenged them with.
My ambition is to change not only our current lives, but also those of the generations to come.
Find me at: http://www.instituteforpersonalenergy.com/
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