THE BASIS OF MY EXPERTISE - I offer a unique set of skills which combines 15 + years of international executive coaching experience with in-depth performance know-how from my stage career. Added to this are decades of not only teaching voice, but also learning from experts. The result is an understanding of the workings of the voice, physiologically, creatively and emotionally, and a sixth sense when it comes to finding practical and personal solutions for clients. This is the basis of my voice, presence and communication expertise.
A PASSION FOR PERFORMING - I have been passionate about performing for as long as I can remember: being on stage, using my voice, body, and all of my being to express myself. After more than two decades as an international opera soloist, actor and recording artist with leading European companies and orchestras, I decided to share this passion and fascination with the voice, in other fields. I now apply performing arts know-how in the worlds of business and academia as an executive voice coach and presentation trainer. My new passion is encouraging others to find their own unique voice, creativity and authenticity.
MY BACKGROUND - My stage career gave me the opportunity to work with highly regarded colleagues, directors and conductors in renowned venues throughout Europe. Main roles in traditional operas, newly created roles in contemporary world premieres, classical chamber music as well as star characters in famous musicals all display my versatility. This, together with an open minded approach to life, stood me in good stead for making the progression from performing - to coaching in business and academia.
With offices in both Amsterdam and Vienna I enjoy working with international teams, clients and colleagues. I also appreciate being able to communicate in fluent Dutch and German, as well as my native English.
FIND YOUR SHINE - My coaching, which blends presentation and business expertise, is enhanced by many years experience and practice in personal development and mindfulness, yoga and bodywork, giving it a holistic quality. I am a certified hypnotherapist (A.C.H.E. - U.S) and a teacher of relaxation, NLP and re-framing techniques for stress- situations and anxiety. I encourage going beneath the surface so you can experience authenticity and allow your real shine to appear.