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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.

Veena Joseph

Veena Joseph is a multi-faceted professional with 7 years of experience in Banking, Finance and HRD. She is a Change Facilitator and an active listener. She started her career as a Banker after completing her Masters in Business Administration. She shifted from her Finance background and followed her passion in wanting to support and develop people. She has completed her Diploma in Counselling and Coaching. Through Forerunners Consulting & Coaching, Veena combines her business expertise and coaching skills. She extends practical business solutions and strategies for continuous improvement for SME and Corporates.

She also provides individual Coaching for Change Seekers and start up consulting for aspiring entrepreneurs.
She works under 4 main areas Process Consulting, HR Services, Coaching & Workshops and Business Document Writing.

Contact us on for a free 15 minute consultation or more information.

Janet Rodenburg

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

Colleen Reichrath

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.

Angela Fusaro

Angela Fusaro is a Career Consultant with a background in Psychology and several years of experience in Human Resources Management. Angela is on a mission to help women relaunch their career after having children. Did you take a break from work to look after your little ones and now want to restart your career? Angela will help you regain confidence in your skills, rebrand your profile (CV & LinkedIn) after a career break, navigate the Dutch job market, boost your job search and prepare for your next interview.

Teresa Moynihan

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).

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

Truus Gale

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.

Ria Wiertz

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.

Nina Bogerd

Сhildbirth Educator and Doula

Email:; 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 ( 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 and reserve a free information session.

Meida van Baal

Certified Doula, Maternity Nurse and Childbirth Educator

Meida has been raised and educated in California. After earning her Bachelor of Nursing degree, she moved to the Netherlands with her husband and intensively learned Dutch. She started working as a float nurse at various academic hospitals in Amsterdam. Labor and delivery was always her interest, so when she was accepted to work on an Obstetric and Gynecology ward in Amstelveen, she was thrilled. Her husband’s job took her unexpectedly abroad for many years, and it wasn’t until they returned to the Netherlands that she picked up her career again. She did not return to clinical nursing, because she saw a need in helping internationals adjust to being pregnant and having a baby in the Netherlands. She have worked two years with a maternity organization before expanding her doula business to include kraamzorg services. She is presently the owner of Mitera & Co., which serves expectant families in The Hague and its surrounding areas, providing new families the one-on-one emotional and physical support during pregnancy, birth and the week after. In 2020, she will be one of two new childbirth educators for the courses in The Hague.

Chitra Natarajan

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.

Caitríona Rush

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: For more information on her consultancy and services, please visit her website:

O’ona Souissi

Helping you build a meaningful career


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.

Ida Rutten

Ida grew up in The Netherlands and lived in London, Paris, Kinshasa and Lagos. In each assignment she found very different fulfilling ways to spend her time, from volunteering, to working at an Embassy and at several companies, to studying and in Nigeria she founded a successful business in flower import, which is still blooming.

Ida feels the key to finding what you want, is knowing what you want and her coaching provides insight, evokes transformation and results in a feeling of being more ‘alive’.

Options include individual coaching and application to Expat Partner Support Program “Bloom where you are planted”. Introductory session is free of charge, feel free to contact Ida to explore what would be the best fit for you.

06-15 37 11 99

Linda Bosma-Malley

Linda Bosma-Malley trained as a Registered General Nurse in the UK, specialising in Paediatrics. Originally from England, Linda moved to the Netherlands in 1993 where she lives with her Dutch husband and three grown children. Having worked in Neurology as a nurse in the Netherlands and as a First Aid Trainer during her family’s time in South Africa, Linda understands the importance of providing people with the skills and confidence to respond effectively to accidents or sudden illness. Linda is a registered and certified First Aid Trainer, qualified to teach and assess a full range of first aid courses.

She has been providing first aid courses in and around The Hague since 2008 for adults and teenagers from a wide variety of organisations, including schools, day care centres, sporting clubs, scout groups, community and parenting groups. Linda is passionate about teaching people the necessary skills that can make the difference when it really counts.

Caroline van den Bogaard

Career Transitions / Leadership Development / Intercultural Training

– Developing International Careers –
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.

Marie Dewulf

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.

Ute Limacher-Riebold

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.

Giovanna Manto (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

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.

Sylwia Borowy

Sylwia is a Certified Life Coach who handles various areas and situations in life and she is specialized in all types of relationships, improving self esteem and making decisions. She uses very unique techniques in her practice – please see her website for more information on that.

She started her career as a Banker after graduating from Warsaw School of Economics where she earned her master’s degree in Economics. After 16 years working in Risk Management area in Poland and in the Netherlands, she enjoyed expat life in Brazil and Mexico for the another 8 years raising her twins. After she experienced several challenging transitions, she decided to help others to find their strengths, achieve their goals, and live with the purpose they want to.

If you would like Sylwia’s help, please contact her. She offers a FREE 45 minute one-on-one online complementary session.

Jac Rongen

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.

Martine Hulsman

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 or contact her at +31 624925281,

Natália Leal

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.

Read more about Natália’s story here and see a full CV in her LinkedIn page.

To schedule a free Discovery Call with Natália click here or email

Lelia Spada

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 Liverpool

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 Behrens

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:

Nataliya Volosovych

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Specialty: business portraiture, headshot, profile photo, portrait photography, branding photos, corporate photography, CV editing, resume writing, cover letter writing, website text editing.

Servicing Randstad.

Beste Dolanay

Yoga Teacher and Wellness Coach

Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Workshops, Coaching

Divya Beste Dolanay is a Certified Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation teacher since 2003. She is also a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and founder of Holistic Wellness. Holistic wellness offers Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Holistic Wellness Coaching and workshops for individuals & organisations for a more balanced, fulfilled and wholesome life.
She teaches Yin/Yang Yoga, Prenatal Yoga (yoga for pregnant), Recovery Yoga (yoga for ex-addicts), Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga for Teens and Yoga Therapy, in Amsterdam. She has been working with people who has various ailments, illnesses and chronic conditions such as MS, scoliosis, ADD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, addictions, burnout, fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue.
For a FREE Discovery Holistic Wellness Coaching session, you can contact her via email. Please visit her websites for her Holistic Wellness signature programs, yoga classes and for more information about her life journey.