In order to move forward, some moments in life call upon us to make a change.
At the age of thirty I found myself at a fork in the road. I had done everything I was taught to do, I had followed the “right” path, educated myself, found a good job and gained the respect of my peers. And yet, despite all I had accomplished, I didn’t feel fulfilled, I felt frustrated and confused. Was this just something everyone felt at one point or another? Were my expectations from life too high? Was I being spoiled to think that my job should provide me with the type of fulfillment and gratification I felt I was missing?
I tried to push away the nagging questions that kept coming up but my motivation to continue as things were was decreasing with every passing day. I didn’t believe I was too old to make a change in my situation, I didn’t believe that this was all life could be about and decided to transform the nervousness I felt into an energetic and positive force. It was at that point that I began working with a coach.
During the coaching process I learned that the key to creating more satisfaction and less imbalance in my life couldn’t be found in my professional life or in any other outside source; it was and always is within me.
By the end of the coaching journey I discovered that what motivates me and gives me a deep sense of satisfaction and fulfillment is helping other people; not by doing something for them but rather by empowering them to do it for themselves.
I am originally from Slovakia and I first came to Amsterdam from Prague as an exchange student in 2010, when I was just 24. Inspired by the international community thriving in the Netherlands, I chose to finish up my Masters in Dutch Studies from here and I have been calling Amsterdam my “base camp” ever since.
After spending 10 years working in a corporate environment, I decided to follow my true passion and pursue a career in coaching.
I first started to use my coaching skills while still working in finance, supporting my colleagues who were facing challenging situations in their life or career. After receiving a lot of positive (and some constructive) feedback and then getting more clients, I decided to quit my corporate job and focus on coaching full-time as a freelancer. I couldn’t be happier with my life choice! I do what I love and I can always see the impact that my work brings out in other people’s lives.
I studied coaching at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and I hold credentials as a Professional Certified Co-Active Coach and Associate Certified Coach. I am a proud member of member of the ICF (International Coach Federation).
As a coach, I have a wealth of experience working with expats, young professionals, creatives and students, supporting my clients in their journey of reinventing themselves, both professionally and personally, and to transform their challenges into opportunities for growth, to successfully design their own authentic and fulfilling path and to acquire the right tools to always make the right choices for themselves. As a Co-Active coach, I support CTI as an assistant on Co-Active coaching courses in different locations.
I’m a passionate reader, movie fan and I love traveling and exploring new cultures, foreign cuisines, animals and nature. In October 2018, I decided to follow my dream to become a digital nomad and am I currently exploring the beautiful countries of South-East Asia while supporting my clients from here. You can read more about my coaching and my travel adventures on my blog on Medium.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a sample coaching session with me. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!