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Find a coach

Are you looking for a coach? If so, you’re welcome to contact one of the university’s internal or external coaches; you can do this directly yourself, after choosing a coach who seems suitable.

You can schedule a free, no-obligation introductory session with each of the coaches. If you ‘click’ with a coach, there will be an intake interview to clarify your coaching needs and what kind of programme you want. The coach will then send a price quotation, which must be approved by your manager/HR adviser.

If you need some help with choosing, you can fill in this form to further specify your needs and then read the following coach profiles carefully.

Are you a PhD candidate or postdoc? Then you can request a free consultation with an internal career coach (this does not apply to external PhD candidates).

Internal coaches

Leiden University’s professional coaches offer individual coaching and career guidance. View the profile pages below to read more about the focus areas of each coach. If you’d like to make an appointment, please send an email to coaching@bb.leidenuniv.nl.

External coaches

About the coach

Noldie is a practical, results-oriented coach with 32 years of experience. She coaches in a friendly and informal way, with humour and patience, and focuses especially on connection and collaboration. Her approach is structured and characterised by clear communication.

Make an appointment

You can make an appointment for either an online or on-site session with Noldie. She speaks Dutch and English.

If you’d like to make an appointment, please get in touch with Laura van Gigch via 06 81 93 95 75 of laura.vangigch@solidsense.nl. For more information, see the Solid Sense website.

About the coach

Florien: ‘I’m an alumna of Leiden University, having graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 2007. I then worked at Delft University of Technology for three years, where I gained a sense of the complex relationships within a university. My science background taught me to think in a solution-oriented and analytical way, which gives me a good rapport with people who also think along similar lines.

Whether your problem relates to being effective in your current work or gaining a perspective on other work, the solution is always situated in a different area than the problem itself. We explore the problem and its context together, and use a targeted approach to tackle it.’

Florien has a great deal of experience with coaching university staff members, including trainees, PhD candidates, study advisers, IT specialists and associate professors. She has NOLOC certification.

Make an appointment

Florien coaches on-site in Delft, close to the station; in Leiden, adjacent to Leiden Lammenschans station; and, in consultation, at Leiden University. You can also make an appointment for online coaching. Florien speaks Dutch and English.

You can contact Florien by sending an email to info@frisperspectief.nl or calling 06-15060431. You can also view her website and LinkedIn profile.

About the coach

Manon: ‘My approach and personality can best be described as structured, engaged, informal, development-focused, challenging and friendly. People appreciate my incisiveness, positivity and humour, and my thought-provoking questions.

I am available for coaching questions about self-confidence, making choices, motivation, balance, career orientation and increasing job satisfaction. I also coach staff who do not feel psychologically safe in their interactions with others and want to be more assertive here.'

Manon has worked for more than 15 years as a career coach and is Noloc certified. She has experience in coaching LUMC staff, including PhD candidates and postdocs, and also coaches staff from organisations whose staff are generally university educated. In her work, she uses various coaching methodologies and adapts her approach to the staff member, question and situation.

As a coach, Manon is specialised in social safety. She is however not a confidential counsellor of the university. You can read more about advice from confidential counsellors here.

Make an appointment

Manon coaches both online and on-site in Zoetermeer. You can also have alternating online and in-person sessions. Manon’s preferred language for coaching is Dutch.

Read more information or make an appointment via the website.

About the coach

Katrientje is an engaged, focused and empathic coach. Her coaching style is informal, confronting and supportive. She creates opportunities and makes connections aimed at your development.

Make an appointment

Katrientje coaches on-site in Oegstgeest. If you’d like to make an appointment, please get in touch with Laura van Gigch via 06 81 93 95 75 of laura.vangigch@solidsense.nl. For more information, see the Solid Sense website.

About the coach

Gerdine: ‘Clients describe me as kind but also direct. I’m empathic and development-oriented, and also think humour is important. Together we explore what you want to achieve, and how to get there in a way that’s appropriate for you.’

Make an appointment

Gerdine coaches on-site in Leiden and Leiderdorp and, if preferred, partly or fully online. She works in Dutch and English.

Read more information or contact Gerdine via the website.

About the coach

Martine: ‘I’m an engaged and empathic career coach, and like to work step-by-step, together with the client, towards concrete and challenging goals. My working method is characterised by sensitivity, structure and clear communication.’

Make an appointment

Martine coaches both in-person and online. She speaks Dutch and English. Read more information or contact her via the website.

About the coach

Marion: ‘I challenge you to investigate your issue yourself. I listen and ask further questions, hold a mirror up to you and speak about other people’s experiences. With attention, energy, humour, knowledge and insight into human nature, we identify what may be holding you back. We then look at where there’s room for improvement, growth or change. I help people to believe in themselves again and to take action: sometimes with a smile and sometimes with tears.’

Make an appointment

Marion coaches both in-person (in Voorschoten) and online. She speaks Dutch and English.

View Marion’s LinkedIn profile and website for more information or to contact her.

About the coach

Roselien: ‘I’m empathic, supportive and can be confronting, a mirror to create awareness. I’m also informal and focused on growth and development. I enjoy working cooperatively, with humour.’

Make an appointment

Roselien coaches both online and on-site in Zoetermeer. She speaks Dutch and English.

Read more information or contact her via the website.

About the coach

Carine: ‘Development is an important guideline, to ensure that an improved balance can be sustained. My approach is structured, kindly confronting, empathic and practical. There’s also often laughter during the sessions.’

Make an appointment

Carine coaches online, by phone and on site in The Hague. She speaks Dutch and English.

Read more information or make an appointment via the website.

About the coach

Jill: 'I help you to be the best version of yourself. I am not the coach who just says what you want to hear. I hold up a mirror to you and ask you critical questions. I like to work with body and mind.'

Make an appointment

Jill coaches on-site in Zoeterwoude, but will easily switch to meeting online when that is more convenient or preferred. She speaks Dutch and English.

Read more information or contact her via the website.

About the coach

Erwin: ‘My motivation is to re-empower you, help you to regain your confidence, so that you can then independently take the next step in your personal development and your career. My approach is down-to-earth and results oriented, based on an inherent interest in you as an individual.’

Erwin has NOLOC certification and you can contact him for career guidance and executive coaching.

Make an appointment

Erwin coaches both online and on-site in Rijswijk. He speaks Dutch, German and English.

Read more information or make an appointment via the website.

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