Hi there! So you are looking for a creative business coach, and one who can help you get clients. Let me tell you a bit about how I do things.
I call myself ‘The Creative Business Coach’, because I offer a different style of business coaching, for people who want to create a positive impact on the world. Retreat owners, life coaches, teachers, art therapists, designers, event organisers, and other heart-felt entrepreneurs. I help clients who are looking for a more holistic approach to building a business, because it is their soul’s desire. Becoming an entrepreneur is very personal and goes way beyond just a marketing plan.
My philosophy? I want to help people like you, who have just started their own creative business, or in the process of launching one, and want more than just a marketing strategy. For many years you may have worked a 9-5 job, or have otherwise ‘fitted in’ with the expectations of the outer world, and now it is your time. You are ready to follow your dream.
I believe that coaching my clients goes much deeper than just looking at a business model.
Of course, generating income is important, and we will work on that. But if you were just after making money, then there are many other business coaches who have a coaching style that is focused on just that. If you like what I say so far, read on.
I look at what really makes someone tick. Who are you, deep down? I want to know your values, your dreams, but also your fears, and what is holding you back.
I often do personality tests with my clients, which bring great insights that will stay with you for life. It will suddenly make clear why you have made certain choices in your life, and why you have certain behaviours or emotions. In work and private. And sometimes these insights make you realise that your current thoughts and ideas for your future are still fed by the need for outer validation. I want to break that cycle, and make you get closer to your true self. I want you to let go of fear of judgement, and start believing in all the beautiful things you have to offer.
You are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for.
I have done, and still do, a lot of inner work myself, and I am a big believer in personal development. I have invested in coaches too, because I know how much of a difference they can make. I have experienced working with wonderful mentors and coaches over the past few years, who really understood me, and helped me on my personal journey. The results are incredible! This is exactly what I want to offer you. I want to offer you a lasting transformation, that will help you grow and become the person you really are deep down.
My creative coaching programs start with mindset, and I want to take you on a journey to become more confident in yourself, and let go of fear. Fear is what is holding us back in life, and what we truly want. I will guide you in exploring where the true joy lies in your life, and what you dream of, so we can make a plan to manifest this.
And yes, once we know a bit more about the real you, without the fears and the mind blocks, we will work together on your business, and your creative purpose in life. We will explore your niche, and who your audience is. We will decide on your offer(s), and write a clear message. Your mantra! Once you have those pillars and foundation built, everything will fall into place. You have cleared the chaos in your head, and can see the road ahead. You know the next steps, the next milestones, and you can picture your future. It is exciting!
A little bit more about me as a person:
I am a true creative at heart, and am always involved in multiple projects. I sing in a band, I paint, I write. I love exploring different aspects of myself, and I am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone.
I have moved countries twice, from my home country The Netherlands to beautiful and wild Scotland, and from Scotland to warm and sunny Spain. Emigrating requires an open mind and a flexible attitude, and a lot of hard work to carve out a new life all over again. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities the different cultures, languages, and people have given me and helped me grow as a person.
- I am interested in spirituality, and I am always studying life and why we are here. I know the importance of doing the inner work to get through past trauma and mind blocks, and I love this journey, even though it is not an easy ride sometimes. I always dabbled in yoga and meditation, but since a few years I got introduced to the power of plant medicine (ayahuasca being one of them), and I am very grateful for all the healing this has brought me. Without a doubt, this work has also helped me greatly in the choices I make as an entrepreneur.
- Despite my woo-woo side, I am also very practical and down to earth, and have a good sense of humour. Yin and Yang, balance, and keeping things real. I am very intuitive however, and quickly get to the real issue a client struggles with.
- I always offer kind and gentle coaching, but I can also be firm when I see that fear is just a story in someone’s head. I want you to push yourself to get the best results, and I am right there by your side to coach you through all the stumbling blocks on the way.
- I always have fun with my clients on calls. We have a laugh, see things for what they are, and come up with solutions. But because of the deep work we do, you may become emotional at times – this too happens! Laughter and tears, they are close relatives. I offer a safe space for you to be yourself, open up, and work on all the mind blocks that are bothering you. Starting and building a business is so incredibly personal, that it is totally normal to feel this way. This is the beauty of entrepreneurship. It is an amazing adventure that you don’t want to miss.