Meet the Trainers
ACCESS Trainers are part of the ACCESS Training Network. They are a diverse group of professionals, working in and offering a wide variety of support – offering 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. To join the ACCESS Training Network (ATN), click here.
You can get more information about current ACCESS Trainers below.
Certified Career Coach & personal development, The greater Utrecht area
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
Read more about Janet’s professional background here
I teach you how to navigate your professional path in a world that is changing at an unprecedented rate and providing both unprecedented opportunity along with new challenges for how to find your way forward. A certified career development facilitator, I successfully took my career on an international adventure from Canada to the Netherlands in 2005. I love to help people find what’s next for their career.
Career Transition Consultant, Coach And Trainer
The greater Hague area
With more than 10 years’ experience in providing individual and group career transition and talent development programmes in the Netherlands, Teresa has worked for international organisations, the non-profit and education sectors, as well as with expatriate professionals and their partners. She has a passion for guiding people and working with groups who are going through a transition by helping them to recognise and optimise their own abilities and talents. She is known to be approachable, professional and discreet with a flexible and personable approach.
Originally from Ireland, Teresa has lived and worked in the Netherlands for 30 years. Her expertise is complimented with extensive experience in HR and Training & Development from her earlier career, fulfilling key roles throughout a full company life-cycle. Teresa is a licensed and certified Career Counsellor, with a post-grad qualification in Career and Talent Management (Kingston University, UK). She is also a certified Systemic Team Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching, UK) and is licensed to run Psychometric Assessments (British and European Psychologists’ associations).
Experienced Midwife and Prenatal Coach, Childbirth preparation
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.
Antenatal Teacher, Childbirth preparation, Rotterdam
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.
Сhildbirth Educator and Doula
Email: email@example.com; Tel: 061 961 87 09
Nina is a Doula and HypnoBirthing® Childbirth Educator who passionately provides comprehensive support to foreign women before, during and beyond the birth in The Netherlands.
Nina is a curious mind and a compassionate heart. In past, the mind lead her to walk academic path of a researcher and lecturer at the fields of physiology, human movement science and physiotherapy. She has lived and worked in Slovenia, Switzerland and in The Netherlands. However, in the last years, Nina has been following the pull of her compassionate heart. Consequently, whenever it has been possible she volunteered, in The Netherlands and abroad, to wholeheartedly support displaced expecting mothers and their families. The paths of her curious mind and a compassionate heart intertwined and resulted in Nina’s passionate dedication to, through sharing the state-of-art knowledge and experiences, give foreign women and their partners best possible opportunity to birth in The Netherlands with calmness and confidence.
Nina is ACCESS childbirth educator in Den Haag and offers Sunday intensive, as well as, 5 week evening childbirth preparation courses. In her courses, Nina strives to create an engaging environment where not only knowledge and experiences are shared, but also an opportunity is formed, to connect and thereby to form a bond, that connects attendees beyond the birth. Visit her web page (www.birthyourway.nl.) to learn more, also about the possibility, to prepare on the birth through HypnoBirthing® – The Mongan Method.
Nina specifically provides the support to foreign expecting women and their partners also as a Doula. Most important aspect of her Doula work is to provide above all an unconditional support during the birth. For more information about the Doula support contact her on +31 61 961 87 09 or firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve a free information session.
Meida van Baal
Certified Doula, Maternity Nurse and Childbirth Educator
Childbirth Educator – HypnoBirthing®& Lamaze™
Chitra is a certified HypnoBirthing practitioner and Lamaze Ceritified Childbirth Educator. she enjoys her role as someone who can support, help and guide a family during pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and Post partum. Chitra is currently in the process of completing Hypno Fertility Educator certificate through HypnoBirthing Institute.
Helping you feel at home in the Netherlands
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.
Helga Evelyn Samuel
As a professional Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Helga supports government and corporates looking to increase diversity, equity and inclusion efforts through tailor-made Unconscious Bias training, leadership development programs, recruiting, onboarding and promotion of multicultural employees, training support for expatriate employees and their families. Helga is passionate about inclusion of racially diverse employees in European corporates/ government and about building stronger communities. She is licensed in leading research-based cross-culture tools that help individuals, teams and organizations gain a competitive edge in today’s global world. She has a professional Master’s degree in Business Administration (International Management) from the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam) and work experience in the following sectors: corporate, education and government. She has lived as an expatriate for twelve years in different countries and speaks six languages.
Owing to her own background, experience, network with universities in The Netherlands, she also offers counselling support to expatriates contemplating higher education in The Netherlands as an Education Advisor.
Helga is founder of the entrepreneurial venture called Curry & Culture Company.
She can be reached at: email@example.com For more information on her consultancy and services, please visit her website: www.curryandculturecompany.com
Helping you build a meaningful career
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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.
Caroline van den Bogaard
Career Transitions / Leadership Development / Intercultural Training
Caroline is a Career Coach and Organizational Psychologist specialized in Career Transition Coaching, Occupational and Behavioral Assessments, Career Development and Intercultural Training for Expats in the Netherlands.
Sandra Delgado Quist
Homeopath & Reiki Practitioner
The Hague & Dordrecht
Originally from Texas in the USA, I have lived in Bahrain for a few years and The Netherlands since 2010. I developed a passion for natural medicine because of its effectiveness without side effects. I enjoy helping people using homeopathy and reiki but just as importantly, teaching them how to use it for themselves and their families. Having practiced Reiki for over 10 years, I have recently become a qualified Homeopath practicing since 2019. Many of my patients seek treatment after having tried various approaches to medicine without success. Both homeopathy and reiki work on the physical and energetic aspects to help create balance in the body. Some examples of illnesses that can be treated include menopause, stress, physical pain, eczema, migraines and so much more.
In an effort to help people take control of their own health, I teach Jikiden Reiki levels 1 and 2 and offer basic introduction to homeopathy for first aid. If you are interested in finding out whether one of these treatments could help you, I am happy to schedule a 10 minute chat to answer your questions about natural medicine.
Workshops and 1-1 coaching, the Netherlands & via Skype
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.
Multilingual Language Consultant, Intercultural Communications Trainer
Ute Limacher-Riebold is a qualified multilingual language consultant and intercultural communications 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 consultations 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 understand the host culture and language, whilst maintaining their own languages and cultures, avoid misunderstandings and become internationally fluent.
She offers all her services in English, Deutsch, Français, Nederlands and Italiano.
Read more about Ute’s International Lounge services here.
www.lifetransitions.nl (working alone and in partnership)
Giovanna can support you in taking the most out of your Transition, helping you reframe your experience so as to serve your vision and facilitate your thriving.
Trained with the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), Giovanna holds an Executive Master in clinical organizational psychology with distinction from INSEAD and a series of useful practitioner tools and accreditations, such as the Leadership Circle 360 Profile, the Hogan assessment, and the Scrum Agile coaching. Her growth edge is with meaningful spiritual work (Gita Belin, Aberkyn-McKinsey) while deepening her practice as a Yoga Vinyasa teacher and as a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaches Federation.
Giovanna has spent her early career as an industrial engineer for large multinational corporations in both technical and strategic roles. This international experience gave her a multi-faceted exposure to the complexity of organizations and a thorough grasp of the socio-systemic dynamics that individuals face in culturally diverse contexts.
Throughout the years, this development has fueled her passion to facilitate transformational leadership during transitions with unconditional regard and a thought-provoking style, naturally taking her to work with highly motivated individuals who want to shift their narratives with expanded perspectives.
Jacinta Noonan is a certified Life Coach and specialises in ADHD Coaching for adults.
She works with people in transition; those yearning for a change, but who are not sure which direction to take. Through her coaching program she helps people rediscover their passions and strengths and then helps them to craft an exciting, fresh road-map, so they can embark on a new journey that aligns with who they really are.
Jacinta is also a specialised ADHD Coach and works with adults who are struggling with feelings of overwhelm, chronic procrastination and stress. Her unique coaching program helps people bring a sense of order and stability back into their lives.
As well as her coaching certification, Jacinta also had a degree in psychology, is a certified NLP master practitioner and a qualified trainer.
Coaching with archery, Amsterdam
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.
Feeling lost, stuck, overwhelmed, on automatic pilot, or simply not sure where to go next on your personal life or career?
Natália Leal | Coach and Trainer’s mission is to empower individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential. We offer tailor-made coaching paths for open-minded internationals – including expats and their partners, executives and anyone looking for professional and/or personal development. Your needs and goals are unique, and your learning journey towards greater wellbeing and performance should reflect that!
With almost 20 years’ experience across different countries and sectors, Natália combines tools from Positive Psychology, CBT, career design, neurosciences and coaching to create coaching journeys that fit YOU. Based near Utrecht but with an international reach, other services include group training and workshops especially in the areas of wellbeing and performance, including resilience, character strengths, negotiations, career planning, strategy- and goal-setting, and just being happier!
A former Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), Natália holds a PhD in International Relations, a Master in Sociology, and a specialisation in Positive Psychology; she is also a lecturer at the Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and volunteers in different networks and organisations (Rotary Club, Repair Café, mentoring). Natália is originally Portuguese but has lived in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, and travelled around the world. She works mostly in English, but also speaks Portuguese, French, some Spanish, and a little Dutch and Italian.
Since very young Lelia Spada experiences the family entrepreneurship and then works for about 35 years in cross functional and global working roles. A Bachelor Degree in Demographic Statistics, a Minor in Sociology and a Master Degree in Economics Statistics.
A long-standing Learning and Development practice which matured within a ‘Generation Y’ project with graduate students from 55 countries in Cisco. Generational factors, Education and social trends have always been her core interests.
Trained as Motivational Coach she developed herself into the Mindfulness practice and its 2 wings of Awareness & Self-Compassion. Currently facilitating workshops and trainings for a variety of communities, companies, individuals and groups in the area of Health, Business, Education and Sport. Lelia teaches in The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and remotely via online video system platforms.
Rawia is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and currently in the process of qualifying as a TA practitioner. She is based in The Hague area. Rawia works one to one with individuals who aren’t content with their current situation and want to make a change: a change in behaviour, a change in habits or patterns of thinking. She is passionate about supporting people in overcoming obstacles that they perceive to be holding them back.
Rawia typically works with people who might be going through a big life- changing situation, who feel stuck, anxious, afraid and overwhelmed, those who lack assertion, self-esteem and self-confidence or those having communication and relationship issues. She helps people understand how they think and how this in turn affects how they feel, behave and make sense of the world around them. Armed with this knowledge and understanding they will experience profound change both in their personal and professional lives.
Hannah has an MFA in Creative Writing.
She works one-on-one with beginning and experienced writers to help them turn their good writing into great writing. Her mission is to help writers and artists become more confident and turn their life experiences, rough notes, stories, dreams and ideas into publishable manuscripts in English.
Request a free consultation here: https://behrenshannah.wufoo.com/forms/m1f36ia30eadjgc/
Veena Joseph (Personal & Business Transformation Coach)
We ignite transformations in people and businesses. Our vision is to help individuals explore paths of self-discovery and find their purpose. We support you unmask your inner gifts, potential, abilities into a vocation. For Small and medium sized enterprises we support you push beyond the comfortable and become organizations of purpose.
We ignite physical, mental, spiritual transformations for Expat partners, young adults, people in transition and those in a mid-life transition. We support businesses to grow and have better clarity in their business strategy, operational procedures and growth in business. We also provide smart business solutions to SME’s.
Veena is engaged as a Program manager supporting culture exchange students navigate their year in the Netherlands. She has done her Coaching Mastery certificate and is trained in Person centered counselling. To know more visit her page