ACCESS Training Network


ACCESS Trainers are an integral part of the ACCESS Community. They provide training opportunities on topics of relevance to the international community ACCESS serves, in English or other languages. Trainers who work with ACCESS are vetted for their relevancy to the international community. These trainers offer courses aimed at providing opportunities for personal growth; supporting the development of 'community'; learning something new; preparing for a new direction; cultural adaption; as well as pregnancy and childbirth.


Get to know all our trainers, they are listed alphabetically below. Or you can use these quick links if you're looking for one trainer in particular...

Creative: Bettina R. Rutovitz - Megan Alter

Cultural awareness: Caitríona Rush - Roberta Meli - Ute Limacher-Riebold

Global mobility: Caitríona Rush - Marie Dewulf - Mohamed Ittidar - O'Ona Souissi - Roberta Meli - Ute Limacher-Riebold

Having a baby: Chitra Natarajan - Ria Wiertz - Truus Gale

Health, Physical & Mental wellbeing:  Marie-Christine - Lelia Spada - Vassia Sarantopoulou - Jac Rongen -Alexandra Vos - Janneke Hellendoorn

Professional skills development: Caroline van den Bogaard - Janet Rodenburg - Marie Dewulf  - O'Ona Souissi - Teressa Moynihan -  Rosy Intriago  


Megan Alter

Professional Photographer & Photography Teacher

Photography courses, Amsterdam & The Hague

   Megan Alter

Learn to take better photos. Megan believes in learning by doing; her classes not only teach theory, but how to put that theory into practice. Sign up for a class now and take control of your camera so you can express yourself and create beautiful memories. Read more about Megan's courses here.


Caroline van den Bogaard

International Career Coach

Career coaching, Amsterdam & via Skype

    Caroline van den Bogaard

Caroline inspires and motivates international professionals to look for ways to continue their career in a new country, and to make the transition easier through career coaching. She knows the challenges and opportunities that professionals face when transitioning to another country, having lived and worked abroad herself. She is a certified career coach and has a Master’s degree in occupational psychology. Read more about Caroline's courses here.


Marie Dewulf

International Life and Career Coach

Workshops and 1-1 coaching, the Netherlands & via Skype

  Marie Dewulf


Marie is an expatriate, a Life and Career Coach and trainer/facilitator whose focus is on cross-cultural adaptation, communication skills, and career development/transition. She works with you to discover what is holding you back from achieving fulfillment; what your hidden talents are and how these can be identified and released to unlock YOUR potential. It is not about telling you what you should do, but about discovering what you can do and having a guide by your side. Read more about Marie's offerings here.


Truus Gale

Experienced Midwife and Prenatal Coach

Childbirth preparation, Amsterdam


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Truus has over 25 years experience in Dutch midwifery and related areas. She holds a Dutch equivalent of a BA in Educational Sciences from Amsterdam University and graduated from Amsterdam Midwifery College in 1988. Truus has been an ACCESS trainer since 2005, specialised in prenatal individual or group information sessions for expat couples expecting a baby in the Netherlands.


Teresa Moynihan

Career Consultant and Coach

Career Transition and Job Search Coaching, The greater Hague area

Teresa Moynihan   

Teresa Moynihan is a Certified and Licensed Career Counsellor with a postgraduate qualification in Career and Talent Management. Her expertise in this area is complimented with extensive experience in HR and Training & Development, fulfilling HR key roles throughout a full company life-cycle; start-up, several re-organisations, downsizing and finally company closure. Teresa is also qualified to deliver occupational assessments.

Read more about Teresa's Career Transition here and Job Search coaching here.


Chitra Natarajan

Childbirth Educator - HypnoBirthing®& Lamaze™ 

Childbirth preparation, Utrecht

   Chitra Natarajan


Chitra is a certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner & Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator. She enjoys her role as someone who can support, help and guide a family during Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Postpartum. Chitra is currently in the process of completing Hypno Fertility Educator certificate through HypnoBirthing Institute.



Jac Rongen

International Coach and Facilitator

Coaching with archery, Amsterdam

    Jac Rongen

Jac has more than 20 years of experience in helping people deal with personal issues through archery. His method is swift and relaxed as the sessions take place in a private park.

Jac feels that the best way to deal with past pain or future anxiety is to focus on the present while learning new skills in archery. This allows one to focus on the here and now rather than on past problems in order to achieve more in the future.


Caitríona Rush

Cross-Cultural Consultant

Helping you feel at home in the Netherlands

    Caitríona Rush

Caitríona has spent 18 years living and working in 8 countries around the globe. She provides workshops, trainings and one-on-one sessions to both individuals and businesses. Her goal: to help internationals be happy living in the Netherlands, and to facilitate companies in achieving increased effectiveness and success when doing business with other cultures. View her flyer here.


Ria Wiertz

Antenatal Teacher

Childbirth preparation, Rotterdam


   Ria Wiertz

Ria is a qualified antenatal teacher with over 15 years experience. Ria trained with the Stichting ter Verbreiding van de Psycho Prophylaxes Method, a Dutch Lamaze variant. She is a lactation consultant, personal coach and is qualified to teach Baby Massage. Ria is in the process of obtaining the official Lamaze Trainer Certificate so she can train others to give this wonderful course.


O'ona Souissi

Executive & Career Coach

Helping you build a meaningful career


       Oona Souissi    


Whether you want to find your next assignment, start in a new field, re-enter the workforce, or have your own business, you need a clearer vision: Get an overview of the key strategies to reinvent your career, as well as a checklist of the mistakes to avoid, by registering for free on


Over the past two decades, O'ona Souissi has worked with senior professionals at blue chip companies and helped many people to reinvent their career internationally. She is a certified Executive Coach with a background in Global HR Development and Consulting, and an accredited member of the International Coach Federation. She coaches in English and French.


Ute Limacher-Riebold

Consultant, Coach and Trainer

Multilingual coaching


Ute Limacher Riebold  

Ute Limacher-Riebold is a qualified multilingual consultant, coach and trainer.

She holds a PhD in Romance Studies and her expertise lies in verbal and non-verbal communication, bilingualism and intercultural communication (i.e. the interaction between people from different cultures).

Ute is a lifelong expat and knows about the challenges of an international life. In her workshops, trainings and one-on-one coaching sessions she combines scientific findings and personal experiences on several topics related to international life (find out about it here). Her goal is to help internationals navigate their life abroad successfully and enjoy their international journey.

She offers all her services in English, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands and Italiano.

Read more about Ute's International Lounge services here.

Lelia Spada

Neuroscience based Mindfulness Trainer and a Motivational Coach    

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Lelia Spada is a Mindfulness Trainer and a coach.

She has a professional with a Bachelors Degree in Demographic Statistics, a Minor in Sociology and a Master Degree in Economics Statistics.

Within Cisco Corporate she became a Business Motivational Coach. A Pilates Polestar Associate who developed into Mindfulness under the guidance of the Bangor University Mindfulness team. She is part of the Center for Mindfulness Research and Practice, CMRP and an accredited teacher for MBSR, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, program, ‘.b ‘ and ‘.b ‘ Foundations Programmes within the UK Mindfulness in School Organizations and of the latest Neuroscience based Breathworks approach.



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Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Essential Oils and Wellness Consultant

Workshops, massages, (1-1) coaching, The Netherlands & Skype


  Marie Christine

Marie-Christine is an aroma therapist and Pure Essential oils consultant. Through Healing Touch and Massage with essential oils, she helps people:

  • Reduce and eliminate stress and restore harmony in their lives (mind-body-spirit).
  • Find balance and increase their energetic level.
  • Build courage and confidence to move forward in their lives.

She conducts  workshops, trainings and one-on-one sessions to help people empower themselves and make conscious choices for a healthy life. Her services are available in Dutch, English, German and French.

Thank you and  pleasure to serve you.


Bettina R. Rutovitz                                                         

Certified Cosmetologist and Style & Colour Consultant             



Bettina is a certified Cosmetologist as well as an experienced colour and style consultant. She offers her services on an individual basis as well as for small groups of four to eight ladies. If you don't know, which skin care products are best for you or if you would like to know how to optimize your look with makeup, Bettina is qualified to conduct an expert skin analysis and she can show you all the tips and tricks for a perfect makeup. Book a colour consultation, find out which colours make you look radiant and get your own personalized colour passport. Check out all of Bettina's services on her website:


Vassia Sarantopoulou                                                         

Pshycologist and Loneliness Counsellor

Counseling to defeat loneliness



Vassia is a certified Psychologist. She has completed a Master course in Counseling and Career Guidance and has a 2nd Master course in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Vassia works with clients in one-to-one sessions but also organizes group workshops.
Her clients’ well-being, self-pride and empowerment is her main goal. The most common issues she is dealing together with her clients have been: anxiety, depression, time management, family issues (divorce, adolescence, parenting, conflicts & infertility), panic attacks, relationships, self-development.

For information of Vassia's work and the latest workshops and seminars can be found at :


Mohamed Ittidar

Expat Coach

Enlarge your horizon, discover your true potential



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 For the past two decades Mohamed has studied and worked in many countries and added value to many multinational companies.  He is a certified translator from the University of Applied Science in Cologne and certified coach from Anthony Robbins School of Coaching. Authenticity is key to success. He understands the challenges that expats face. Therefore, he guides expats to contribute to their organizations and loved ones. He coached in the areas of relationships, time management, weight loss, depression and overcoming fear of public speaking. Being a multilingual, he offers his services in Arabic, French, English and Dutch. Have quick look at his offerings here.


For information visit his website :





Janet Rodenburg

Career Coach

Certified Career Coach & personal development,

The greater Utrecht area

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Janet is a native Dutch with a professional background in anthropology (PhD) and international humanitarian assistance. She lived and worked abroad for prolonged periods. In her coaching you will investigate your life story and how it has formed you into the person you are today. You will look into your inventory of knowledge, experience and qualities. By dismantling any limiting beliefs about yourself you will (re)discover your drives, talents and interests, and what (type of) job would suit you. Janet coaches in English, Dutch, Danish or Indonesian. Know more here


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Roberta Meli

 Certified Transformational Life Coach

Helping people Reinvent and Rediscover themselves,

   Roberta Meli Photo



Roberta is a certified Life Coach and she specialize in Transformational and Solution-focused Life Coaching. Some of the areas in which she helps her clients are:

  • (re)Discovering your true self
  • Finding your purpose in life
  • Getting unstuck
  • Unearthing your resources and your strengths
  • Overcoming life challenges
  • Taking decisions in an assertive way

Roberta works with clients in one-to-one single sessions but also offers Personal Transformation Programs and organizes group workshops. Her services are available in English and Italian.



 Alexandra Vos

 Certified Energetic Therapist and Mediation Coach

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Alexandra Vos works as energetic therapist and meditation coach. 

Energetic therapy or healing is suitable for a wide range of problems and works physically, emotionally and mentally. Her clients are individuals, groups and companies. Energetic therapy and meditation can help cure or prevent illness or stress and helps you to improve your life or health. After a session the noticeable effect is feeling of relaxation, strength, balance, freedom and inner peace. Alexandra also offer specially tailored programs for individuals or company. For more information , visit website





 Rosy Intriago

Certified Life Coaching Consultant and advisory



Rosy Intriago, an native Ecuatoriaan,is living in the Netherlands since 2003

Rosy is a Life coach in  'Performance and skills coaching', 'business-entrepreneurship coaching','family life style coaching' ,'motivation and self-confidence coaching', 'career orientation support' and 'effective communication for self-development and self-improvement'.

Rosy also offers Consultancy and Advisory for Rights of and benefits for the immigrants in the Netherlands in areas such as; Housing; Life insurance; Children's rights; Tax information. For more details see flyer here

For more details , visit her website 




Janneke Hellendoorn

Transformational Life Coach



Janneke has been certified as transformational life coach at the Life mastery intitute in Los Angeles . She is specialized as a dreambuilder coach. She coaches people  through the 12-week dream builder program, developed by Mary Manin Morrisey, founder of the Life mastery intitute. This program helps you to discover, built and realize the life you truly love living. Working with a proven, tested and succesful formula accelerates results on all main areas of your life ; relationships, vocation, health and money, time and freedom.               Read more

Janneke also has her own natural health practise in Wassenaar where she works for almost 10 years as a classical homeopath, family counceler and health coach. She offers coaching for burn-outs and  vitality/health training. See link , .



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