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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a free 15 minute consultation or more information.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Life Transitions Coach and Trainer
Mediation Coach and Energetic Therapist
Mindfulness Trainer and Coach
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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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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 Teacher and Wellness Coach
Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Prenatal Yoga, Workshops, Coaching