Academics about Anna’s coaching

Anonymous feedback (Masterclass Outsmarting the Impostor Phenomenon):

Anna really created a safe space in which we could open up and share what we wanted to share. Loved the way in which she created a balance between sharing and leading us respectfully back to the program of the masterclass. The creative parts of the masterclass really brought lots of insight into self-defeating dynamics, and… were not too exciting to take part in. Was nice. The ending of the masterclass with the visualization on ‘inner seniority’ was also tremendously helpful. I’ve thought about that the past week a lot, really helpful. Handy to have the E-Book as a reminder. The focus in this masterclass was on raising our awareness to self-defeating dynamics. I feel that I recognize the Big Five of them pretty much. So, I would welcome a follow-up on this masterclass focussed upon letting go of judging these dynamics.

Anonymous feedback (‘Het Coach Café’ at the Erasmus University):

Fantastic! What a powerful 40 minute session; effective and still thorough. She really made use of the short amount of time we had, positive and encouraging. I could sense that she does this more often. Really glad she turned this into her work.”

Daan (32):

“I feel such purpose now. It really helped to just tell it to you, straight up. I am not so unnerved by my ‘inner dialogue’ any more. Still hate (!) that ‘floaty’ word, by the way ;).”


Marthe* (38):

“How do you do it?! Every time I think I have come up with an objectively awful experience, you turn it into something beautiful and intriguing. Getting the hang of that myself now. Seeing that the pain is… yeah… yeah… always “the medicine” as well.”

Harold* (37):

“Working with you has been tremendously helpful to get my head around some major issues. Just feel so grateful.”

Suzanne (28):

“It’s been a lovely… not easy (!) journey. I’ve finally learned to take myself seriously as a scholar without losing my sense of humor. Thank you. Gosh… thanks for laughing about my silly patterns as well.”

Merel (33):

“The coaching sessions came right in time. Thanks for helping to acknowledge some serious self-defeating patterns. So glad to have become aware of the unhelpful internal dialogues I’ve lived with for so long.”

Nancy* (52):

“To be honest, I felt a little awkward with your age at first. But it was so easy to open up about the draining sides of  supervising and management. Figuring out what it takes for me to really slow down, and get a clear sense of what I’m doing on the one hand, and want to be doing on the other has made such a difference.”

*Names adjusted at the request of my coachees.