I am there as a coach, for (young) adults who need a sparring partner at a time when professional circumstances are less satisfactory, when you can’t find your way in the job market, when the job no longer offers a challenge, when the company and the culture is no longer what it used to be, when you fon’t feel a connection to the manager, when you want to understand the Belgian job market better…
As a listening and mirroring partner I help you obtain a stonger insight in yourself and your professional situation. Together we create objectives and perspectives that will allow you to take your career (back) into your own hands for the short and long term.
Thanks to exercises and conversations, you become able to make a concrete action plan, make choices and take small (or larger) steps in the right professional direction. After career guidance, you are ready to enter into a constructive conversation with your employer or take on a new challenge.
“For the past 33 years I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am going to do today? And if the answer has been ‘no’ too often, I know I have to change something.”
– Steve Jobs
Solution-focused career guidance
I have completed hundreds of hours of solution-focused career guidance and still enjoy every discussion and see the journey people make.
When addressing job related issues, it does happen that other difficulties arise, such as stress management, self image, self-confidence, fear for failiure,… As a solution-focused cognitive systemic psychotherapist i.o. we can also tackle these challenges together.
Career coaching is also available with VDAB career vouchers and in 3 languages – Dutch, French and English.
No, with a career counsellor like Natalie you don’t get a list of suitable professions and where to find them. But at the end of our trajectory I do feel armed to go out on my own. Pretty exciting. Again I’m at the helm myself.
Last year the lights went out. Burn out. In the long year that followed, I learned to breathe again. And suddenly there was a desire to start working again. That’s when I found Natalie on my path. Together with Natalie I rediscovered what I find important in my career. That work isn’t just about what you can and do well, but that what you like to do is at least as important. Talents, then. It was a fascinating trajectory – and we laughed a lot too.