Is Life Coaching what you need?

  • You’d like to add more direction to your life
  • You want to work on personal development
  • You want to not only set goals. But also achieve your goals.
  • You want to work on your motivation.
  • You want to work on more meaningful relationships
  • You’d like to work on dealing with stress
  • You want to work on finding a healthy work-life balance
  • You are looking for meaning, satisfaction and happiness

Get to know and learn to control yourself better than ever before.

Life coaching offers you a safe space to discover who you are, what you want in life, how to reach your goals and find out what is holding you back. You will get to work with the challenges that are now playing out in your life. This could be anything. Just think of dealing with change, finding out what you want, managing stress, connecting in a relationship, maintaining a healthy work-life balance or setting boundaries.

But you can also tackle (recurring) problems at work with life coaching. As a life coach I will provide you with direct feedback, challenge you and let you discover for yourself. I will set you in motion and help you with the changes you’re after. We will start by setting concrete goals to achieve. And along the way, you will learn more about yourself than ever before.

Growth Center offers you top quality life coaching in and around The Hague or online.

Find your answers

You will know what you want in life, how to reach your goals, and make choices that suit you.

Increase your self confidence

You will become familiar with your own behavioral and thought patterns, and feel safe relying on yourself.

Follow your dreams

You will discover what you need, and you will learn what it takes to achieve your goals.

From the intake on, Tristan knew exactly what was going on. Tristan’s method of systemic coaching was very effective and gave me insight into much more than the initial question I had. His way of working is clear, he knows how to put his finger on the right (sore) spot and is not afraid to show himself.

Sander Valentijn, Data Scientist at Downtown Ecommerce Partners

What to expect.

In our coaching sessions we will start with you: Who are you, where are you from, and what makes you happy? Why do you do the things you do, and what brought you to where you are today?

You will gain deep insight into your own behavior and patterns. An important prerequisite for choosing to do things differently.

During our coaching sessions, we will have conversations, but also engage in exercises and assignments. This ensures you will not only be engaged on the level of the mind, but you will also be able to feel what is happening on the level of emotions and the body.

The exercises I tend to pick are rooted in systemic work. Again, in these types of exercises, you will not only think about a certain situation you find challenging; but actually be able to perceive in your body what is right for you. Our emotions determine our behavior. And only when things feel differently, will you act differently.

You will be able to inhabit not only your head, but also be present in your body. This makes a huge difference, helping you make choices in line with who you are.

Coaching takes time, energy, and focus. With curiosity, sufficient energy and the willingness to reflect, you will soon notice you’re taking steps previously impossible. And that is what life coaching is all about.

Life coaching will help you:

  • Listen to your intuition
  • Live according to your personal values and ambitions
  • Make choices based on both head and heart
  • Trust yourself
  • Resolve inner conflicts
  • Build healthy relationships
  • Guard your boundaries
  • Live your life the way you want it to be lived

Frequently asked questions

How will I know Life Coaching is what I need?

When you are looking for coaching or guidance, you will find there are several options available: coaches, counselors, advisors, and therapists. Each of these have their own approach to try to help you. Here, I will explain the similarities and differences between these different groups of professionals.

Whereas therapists work problem focussed, coaches and counselors work goal-oriented and developmentally. In practice, this means a therapist will want to explore all aspects of the issue in depth. While a coach or counselor will focus on achieving the goals set by their clients and their personal development.

Whereas advisors listen to clients and then provide them with advice. Coaches and counselors will encourage their client (often referred to as “coachee”) to find the answers to their questions within themselves. Thereby increasing their clients’ autonomy. This is how coaches teach people to help themselves. Professional coaches will not only help you navigate the challenges you’re facing right now. But also teach you to effectively deal with future challenges.

How will I know which coach will suit me best?

There are many coaches out there. And not all coaches are able to offer professional services at the highest level. I will give you some pointers on what you should pay attention to when looking for the right coach for you.

Firstly, you will want to make sure the coach you are about to start working with is working at a professional level. Therefore, look for a coach accredited by a generally recognized institution, such as NOBCO in the Netherlands and EQA in Europe.

Now that you know what to look for when it comes to quality and accreditation, look for a coach who is experienced in working on the particular topic you’d like to work on. For example: career coaching is rather different from working with people who have gone through a period of burnout. Which is completely different from relationship coaching. As a coach, I work on personal and professional development, with nearly all of my clients being higher educated professionals. Many of my clients are looking for meaning, a healthy work-life balance or a career switch. While a second group I work with consists of managers and founders looking to develop as a leadership.

Finally, you will want to look for a coach with whom you will ‘click’. Often this will be someone who sparks curiosity in you. Someone you feel you will be able to learn from. Most professional coaches will offer you an opportunity to get to know them before committing to a number of coaching sessions. This usually takes the form of an intake interview or introduction session. I offer my potential clients a clarity call. A free, 45-minute session allowing us both to experience what working together would be like.

What to expect from a coaching session?

During our coaching sessions, we will meet either in person or online. Face to face coaching sessions last approximately 90 minutes per session. While online sessions last approximately 60 minutes per session.

Coaching is a goal-oriented process. This means we will start out by setting goals for our coaching sessions. And regularly check in to track progress.

During our coaching sessions, we will talk about the challenges you’re facing. Additionally, we will use exercises and coaching assignments rooted in systemic work. These exercises enable you to engage with more than just your head and cognition. You will not only be able to reflect on a certain challenge or situation; but also be able to use your body to sense what is right for you.

Additionally, you will most likely receive one or more assignments to work on in between coaching sessions.

Coaching sounds like quite an investment?

Coaching doesn’t come cheap. And it is also true that coaching is well worth the investment. Especially when it helps you live a happy life and work on building a meaningful career.

In order to make coaching available to a wide audience, private clients pay a reduced rate. While organizations and businesses pay a little more.

And did you know it’s possible to pay in installments on request?

Do you have a question?

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And I will get back to you within a day.