Coaching

Coaching in personal development & leadership for women

You are a smart, caring, passionate woman who wishes to fully step into her life and career path, and into her next steps.

You wish to have more impact, speak up more, give that speech, start a business, listen to your heart, make art again, do work you love, or write the book.

You are a woman who longs to live more fully and bring more of herself into the world.

You are a leader who wants to live and lead bravely, create more meaningful impact, and design a personal and professional life she loves (without burning out in the process).

Let’s make that happen.

A little bit about me

I have come to believe we all have a story to share. Women especially. I feel a deep passion around strengthening women’s voices in the world. Through that, I hold a profound wish for a more sane, inclusive and compassionate world.

I’ve worked on that mission as an anthropologist working on women’s rights in the Middle East. As an author writing a book about women’s voices in Saudi Arabia. And as a trainer and advisor bringing a gender perspective to organisations in the Netherlands. Woven through all this work I found witnessing womens’ personal transformations and discoveries, from tender seedling through to embodied reality, most fulfilling. As a coach, it feels like a privilege to hold a loving container to support that journey: each time I’m blown away by how essential this container of support can be for women.

I love long walks along the beach with the wind in my hair, meaningful conversations with friends, silky cappuccinos, playing the piano, my bike, meditation, morning pages, and butterflies & the transformation they symbolise. I spent large parts of my life in England, and in various countries in the Middle East. Currently, I live in Utrecht (NL).

My vision on coaching

Recognising and aligning yourself with what you truly long and dream to do is really, really important. It is important to your own wellbeing and happiness, as well as to that of the collective.

Coaching is a close collaboration to realise those goals.

I believe each person is naturally whole, resourceful and creative.

I stimulate you to look at yourself and your situation with understanding and curiosity, and I walk with you on your journey with respect, empathy and encouragement.

From there, clarity grows as to how you wish to achieve your goals and desired transformations.

How we get there

I believe it is of vital importance to feel tuned in to your own inner compass. My coaching is grounded in steering you to your own wisdom, and strengthening that authentic voice within yourself. I am here to hold that space for you. To hand you tools to navigate your dilemmas. And to support you in the choices you make.

Typically, we already start our journey together before our first actual session together. Through some simple questions you will discover your North Star. What does your dream life look like? We often believe the dreams we hold for ourselves are out of reach. While in truth, they’re often shockingly realisable. Identifying your dream, your North Star, is the start of your journey.

In our first session together we explore your North Star together, and unearth your Core Values. These are the essential ingredients in your life that nourish you. This is an important step towards clearing away any fog on your path and stepping into clarity.

Usually, now that you’re gaining your first clarity on your questions, wishes and dreams, at this point your Inner Critic shows up to join the party. This gives us an opportunity to dive into changing your relationship to them. You’ll learn how to recognise your own Inner Critic voice when it shows up, in all the ways it shows up (including the quiet, not-so-easy-to-catch ways!). You’ll also learn how to respond to your Inner Critic in ways that ensure you’ll feel more freedom in your professional and personal life.

Now that you can navigate your Inner Critic, space frees up to connect with your Wiser Self. This is the calm, wise, clear part of yourself that just knows what the right course of action is. You’ll meet her through a special visualisation exercise. And you’ll uncover ways of fostering a loving relationship with her, and growing more into her. 

With your Inner Compass firmly in place, we move on to navigate ever closer towards your dream. We’ll tackle issues as they arise, for example dealing with critical feedback (and even learning to love it!), navigating fear, how to communicate with warmth and power, and bringing an end to endless self-discipline (and putting more nourishing strategies in place to motivate yourself). 

What’s included

  • Initial Questionnaire

To bring me up to speed with where you’re at, what your version of success is and what you’d like to achieve with coaching. In that way we can get started and hit the ground running.

  • 1:1 Coaching Sessions (with recording)

We will meet on Zoom every two weeks with each session being completely led by what you need and what you’re currently working on. I’ll introduce the toolbox to you through the dilemmas you want to work with. We’ll always end our sessions with a set of actions so you know exactly what your next steps should be. Sessions can be recorded if you feel that will be helpful.

  • Me as your Cheerleader

Sometimes you just need someone to give you a confidence boost when yours has been knocked, to remind you how awesome you are and help you hold the vision of what you wish for yourself. I’m right here for that too (excluding pom-poms though 😊!).

What’s the investment?

My current rate is E 125 (excl. VAT/BTW) per hour of coaching. I’m happy to send monthly invoices or, if it works better for you, draw up a payment plan that works well for your specific situation.

Yes, let’s do this together!

I currently have spots available to take on new coaching clients.

Are you keen to find out more about how we could work together? Drop me an email at annemarie [at] faraasha [dot] nl and I’ll get in touch with you to arrange a free no obligation call so we can have a chat, check we’re the right fit and see if this is the right investment for you at this time.

I’m just not sure! – FAQs

What change will I experience? What will I learn?

You will learn ways of navigating your inner critic, how you can easily access your own deep inner wisdom at all times, and feel more clarity on your deepest values and how they might support you in the most practical, day-to-day way.

You will feel more aligned with your authentic self, and feel more fulfilled, energetic and at ease in your life.

How will we work together?

We will meet on Zoom every two weeks with each session being completely led by what you need and what you’re currently working on. I’ll introduce the toolbox to you through the dilemmas you want to work with. We’ll always end our sessions with a set of actions so you know exactly what your next steps should be. Sessions can be recorded if you feel that will be helpful.

Can you guarantee I’ll be a happier person if I work with you?

No one can guarantee anything – especially not another person’s happiness – and each person’s journey is different. However I can say with certainty that you’ll feel increased clarity, ease and fulfillment in your life, and that you’ll have a proven toolbox and self-support system in place to navigate future dilemmas that you’ll find on your way. 

I feel exhausted and overwhelmed, and I’m trying to do less in my life. Will coaching not just ‘pile on more’ on my to-do list?

I take an inside-out approach to coaching, leadership and personal development. This means that making the changes you long for in your life isn’t about striving harder or doing more. It is about honestly discovering and accepting your true aspirations and callings in your life, and in going for them in a way that works for you – rather than in a way that you have to work harder and do more! Because our coaching sessions will lead to you feeling more aligned with your authentic self, and more tapped into what nourishes you, they generally create less stress and striving and more space, ease, and joy in your life.

What languages do you coach in?

I coach in English and Dutch.

I speak near-native British English and so I’m happy to coach you in English. I spent almost 3 years of my life living in England and did all of my higher ed, from my last year of secondary school through to my PhD, in English language environments (including my coaching training). Most of my professional life takes place in English.

Dutch is my mother tongue, and so I’m also happy to coach you in that language.

Where did you get your coaching training?

I trained as a coach through Tara Mohr’s Facilitators Training (2020-2021).

I will also certify in the Netherlands (ICM) with a certificate in Praktische coachingsvaardigheden (Practical Coaching Skills) (due April 2021).

What’s the investment?

My current rate is E 125 (excl. VAT/BTW) per hour of coaching. I’m happy to send monthly invoices or, if it works better for you, draw up a payment plan that works well for your specific situation.

Do you offer a payment plan?

Yes, to widen accessibility to coaching I offer a flexible payment plan. Do contact me for more details at annemarie [at] faraasha [dot] nl.

What currency do you charge in?

I’m currently happy to take Euros.

Got more questions?

No problem! Feel free to pop me an email at annemarie[at] faraasha[dot] nl.