I am an experienced, all-round career adviser and coach, specialised in the coaching of graduates in higher education in technology and life sciences, who are employed in industry and science. Expats who return to the Netherlands and foreigners who work in the Netherlands are also part of my target group. Since 1998 I have guided these groups in work-related issues.
Wageningen Career Support is my company.
From Wageningen graduate to recognised career professional
I have graduated from Wageningen University (Human Nutrition, 1982). Contiguously I was employed in the Development cooperation sector, both in the Netherlands with the national government (approx. 5 years) and in the field (approx. 10 years) in several East-African countries and in Latin America, where I was appointed at FAO and also at a private organisation. Guiding people in their own development process, and intercultural communication in the broadest sense, run like a golden thread through my CV.
In 1998 I switched to the profession of career adviser (trained by Adriaan Hoogendijk and Eva de Waard). Because I noticed that coaching became an increasingly important subject in the guidance of employed and unemployed people, I took up a training at the School voor Coaching in the academic year 2006/2007. I am a member of the Dutch association for career professionals Noloc. That implies that I am a recognised career professional who complies with the code of conduct, attends refresher courses and regularly meets with colleagues for intervision.