I have a background in the creative and arts scene and my clients are often creatives. I am originally from Amsterdam, but I lived abroad in Berlin and Lisbon and I know from experience the difficulties you face adjusting to life in a new country.
As a coach, I offer a safe environment with space for yourself, your concerns and your wishes. I help you find the connecting threads between your ambitions and qualities, and translate this into clear goals and practical steps.
My native language is Dutch, but I also coach in English.
I am a certified coach. I have successfully completed the Professional Coach Practitioner training programme at the Dutch Academy for Psychotherapy in Amsterdam. I am a member of the Dutch Association of Professional Coaches (NOBCO) and EMCC and I adhere to the code of ethics.
I am selected by I am Expat as coach for creative internationals.
I also work as a communication consultant, advising cultural and creative organisations. For more information on this, see here.
If you’d like to know about my career path, see LinkedIn.
I - entrepreneur, mother, wife, girlfriend, and woman who wants to get a lot out of life - sometimes long for a sense of space. Room to feel where I want to go with my life, with my work.
This was an important reason to trade in my hometown of Amsterdam for Lisbon with my family for a year, with the aim of finding inspiration. To become curious about this country and its culture, but also about myself and my wishes. With a clear head and many new insights I returned to the Netherlands.
Now I've settled down in Overveen near the dunes, with the beach around the corner to clear my head, and the city closeby for inspiration and ideas.
“Kickan is kind and understanding. She got me thinking and shed new light on my ways of thinking from a different angle.”
woman, 31 years old