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 and Job Search Coaching, The greater Hague area
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.
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.
Physiotherapist – Acupuncturist & Childbirth Educator
Lee has been practising physiotherapy and teaching childbirth education for over 20+ years. She holds a Masters degree in Physiotherapy from Boston University and a plethora of certificates in continuing education including specialization in prenatal & postpartum health care.
She started teaching the Childbirth Preparation classes for ACCESS back in 1997 when she offered the course in her home in Oegstgeest. In addition to the evening 5 week course and the Sunday Intensive Class through ACCESS, Lee also offers private sessions and refresher classes as well as baby massage instruction and physiotherapy through her company Gravida Sana. Lee is also a trained Mindfulness instructor and integrates this in her work.
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.
Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Essential Oils and Wellness Consultant
Workshops, massages, (1-1) coaching, The Netherlands & Skype
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.
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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.
Graphic & Web Designer, WordPress Trainer & Advisor
Lisa is originally from the UK and after many years in France, Spain and Andorra, she has now settled in The Hague since 2007.
Lisa has run her graphic design business: Lemonberry for the last 15 years, and enjoys working with small businesses either developing their brand from the beginning and working on all media including website development, or helping businesses re-define their public image. She also enjoys teaching others how to build their own websites using WordPress, in a unique series of workshops.
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.
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.
Greater Utrecht / Rotterdam / The Hague area
Martine is originally from The Netherlands, has worked and lived in Bosnia, Serbia, Spain, United Kingdom and Brazil. She returned to the Netherlands in 2018.
She is passionate about supporting internationals with impactful life transitions. Contact her to embark on an inspiring journey to cope with the challenges you are facing and create the change you want.
- Pre-departure and settling in coaching, finding a meaningful occupation and well-being.
- Relationships, self-esteem, existential questions
- Career, work-life balance, stress & burnout
- Loss & bereavement.
You return to yourself as a richer person. With a different basic attitude of conscious living and growing, clarity of your sources of inspiration, talents and power. More peace and focus and better relationship with yourself and your environment.
She is a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, has a master’s degree in Humanistic counselling, certified Life Coach and Business & Executive Coaching by Instituto Brasileiro de Coaching.
Visit her website www.feelathomeabroad.com or contact her at +31 624925281, email@example.com
Petra Fisher: a LinkedIn Consultant with a twist. Straight forward, fun, creative and driven to keep going till the result is what she set out to achieve with you. A new client or employer, what matters is that your LinkedIn Profile resonates with them and showcases your strengths and skills.
PS. Petra lives with her teenage daughter and big-fat-red-cat. She loves to travel to Thailand. She’s either got her nose in books or the laptop, out on a long walk or stuck into some crochet. The magic word is tea.
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 www.elementsoflife.care
Neuroscience based Mindfulness Trainer and a Motivational Coach
Workshop & Courses
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.
Audrey, originally from Scotland, lived in Sri Lanka and far East Russia before arriving in Den Haag 8years ago. Having always been extremely passionate about food, travelling the world increased Audrey’s curiosity about the healing properties of food and the unique ingredients found within diverse food cultures. After many years of learning from home cooks and skilled chefs, Audrey wanted to look deeper into the interconnection between food and body systems. This led her into studying Nutritional Science and Therapeutics.
Given the correct raw materials, the body can renew and regenerate new tissue and cells to help protect the ‘inside body’ from potential pathogens that surrounds us in our modern-day world. I believe given the right tools and knowledge to nurture our own unique microbiome and practice stress management, we may be able to reduce many inflammatory illness, digestive issues, infertility, skin problems and mental health issues.
Through her Nutritional Therapy Practice, Nourish & Flourish, Audrey uses up to date scientific nutritional evidence to develop personalised realistic and achievable plans to support her clients towards an optimal health. Workshops are also given covering different systems of the body and what foods are essential to support them. Check out www.nourishenflourish.com for more information and to make an appointment.
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/
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Photography courses, Amsterdam & The Hague
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.
Janneke has been certified as transformational life coach at the Life mastery institute in Los Angeles . She is specialised as a dream builder coach. She coaches people through the 12-week dream builder program, developed by Mary Manin Morrisey, founder of the Life mastery institute. This program helps you to discover, built and realise the life you truly love living. Working with a proven, tested and successful formula accelerates results on all main areas of your life ; relationships, vocation, health and money, time and freedom. Read more www.lifetransformations.eu.
Janneke also has her own natural health practise in Wassenaar where she works for almost 10 years as a classical homeopath, family counsellor and health coach. She offers coaching for burn-outs and vitality/health training. See link www.vitaliteitstrainingen.nl , www.homeopaat-wassenaar.nl .
Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Workshops, 1-1 Coaching
She is a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach, an experienced Certified Yoga teacher and founder of Holistic Wellness. Holistic wellness offers Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation and Holistic Wellness Programs for individuals & organizations for a more balanced, fulfilled and wholesome life.
She offers a Holistic Wellness Coaching Program, introducing tools for self-care, to help you feel more balanced and energized, especially during transitional periods in your life. This is a unique signature 8-session program, which will help you to re-connect with your true self, to discover exactly what you need at this point of your life and make soul-centered decisions for change & adaptation. You can contact her via email about a FREE Discovery Coaching session.
Please visit her websites for her Holistic Wellness signature programs, more information about her life journey and Yoga.