Personal LifeCoaching

We all go through highs and lows. And sometimes you can use some support.

Do you want to develop personally and get the most out of your life? 

Do you want to rediscover passion and lust for life?

Are you going through a hectic time and can’t see the wood for the trees? 

Would you like more spirituality in your life?  

Or has your relationship become a well-oiled PLC that lacks heart?

Or is your relationship over and you can’t figure out what to do now?

Then Lifecoaching may be what you need now. My experience as a LifeCoach who has coached hundreds of people when making their life choices could also be of service to you. You make visibly and tangibly better steps that lighten your life in a number of one-on-one coaching sessions.

Free intake

You can apply for a one-hour intake interview in which we can find out if I can really help you, free of charge and obligation. We get to know each other to see if we have a rapport. There is ample opportunity to tell your story and explain why you need coaching. I help you to set tangible goals that you can use to monitor your development.

I also explain specifically how I can help you progress using insights, exercises and assignments. This outlines what you can expect from my coaching process.

If we both feel good, we can start on the process. I present a proposal stating your goals.

Individual coaching sessions

Each coaching session normally lasts 1.5 hours. This allows us to really go deep and tackle your issues at the core.
The number of sessions for the majority of issues is often 6, and a maximum of 10.

The first three coaching sessions follow each other in rapid succession (every week or two weeks), so that you really make progress with what you have been given. After a verbal interim evaluation, we examine whether the desired development has come about. If we continue the process you will act increasingly on the basis of your own strength. The remaining sessions will be every 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Then you always have a back-up to look forward to.

How do I work as a coach?

During the process we work at 3 levels, namely: 1) behaviour and skills, 2) personality/ego and 3) soul/spiritual experiences. Why? Because only working on behaviour and skills will not enable you to deal with your own foundation, which means that old (work) behaviour can reoccur easily.

1. Behaviour & skills

We map out your behaviour and choices using your practical situations and feedback from me, in my capacity as coach, and others. And the effect they have on you and your surroundings. Theoretical models and accompanying hand-outs give you more insight into your behaviour and the alternatives that are much more productive. I can also coach you in communication or management skills that support your learning goals. My extensive experience enables me to help you with practical perspectives and exercises in the fields of coaching, conflict management, negotiations and enhancing your personal profile.

2. Personality/ego

You can mow the grass (‘behaviour’), but if you don’t deal with the roots it will just come back. This is why my coaching increases your awareness of the origin and effect of your personality on your learning goals. I use the Psychology of Selves and Voice Dialogue, a method I was trained in by the founders Hal & Sidra Stone. This leads you to new self-generated choices that fundamentally stimulate and support your development.

You are occasionally asked to write a short autobiography to gain even clearer insight into your ego patterns. This then enables you to make new choices in line with who you are.

3. Soul experiences

Some experiences can touch your soul deeply. For example, the loss of your partner or other loved ones or other experiences that determine your current mood and attitude. Then it is essential to look carefully to see how you can handle things differently. I have many years’ experience in bereavement counselling and have trained several coaches in this field.

Sometimes you want more tranquillity in your soul, and I can support you in this with exercises, including visualisation and mindfulness.

Moreover, you can rediscover your passion and the meaning of what inspires you. A sequence of insights and exercises enables you to build a personal vision for yourself. This gives you a compass to redirect your life.

Location

I use three methods of arranging the intake and coaching sessions:

Coachhuis

In the Coachhuis in The Hague (Raamweg 4 near station CS) and Amsterdam and Utrecht (depending on what is free). I reserve a room where the intake and coaching sessions take place in advance.

Onsite

In the Hague, Amsterdam or Utrecht I come to your room if you can reserve a suitable coaching room there.

Online

You can also participate in online coaching sessions if you are too busy or I am overseas. For example, via Skype, facetime or whatsapp.

Costs

Intake interviews are free of charge, regardless of whether they lead to further coaching.

The price for a 1.5-hour LifeCoaching session is € 150, and 1 hour is € 100, including 21% VAT. Most courses that I provide consist of 6 to 8 coaching sessions, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours, with a total cost of € 900 to 1200.

Participant's experiences

I am happier as a person, and in my work. Grateful for the coaching every day. I recommend this very highly. The sooner the better.

Stimulating, open and good analyses at several levels simultaneously.

Insights that I can use in every aspect of my life, both work and private.

I left as a much more grounded, happy and optimistic person. With 2 coaching sessions the coach had managed to pinpoint the issues that I’d been struggling with for years.

I can recommend it to absolutely everyone. I felt more comfortable from the first session. The coaches' years of experience with peace, friendliness, wisdom and integrity is a great positive point.

This coaching helped me in calibrating my moral compass in relation to others. Especially with my wife. It helped me to determine what’s reasonable to expect and what not from others. And what others can expect from me. ‘Leaving open all options’ has become a life wisdom for me. I recommend this kind of coaching for people dealing with the same kind of issues as I bumped into with my girlfriend.

Life-changing.

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Questions?

If you have any questions, you can always mail or call me at:

martin@martinthoolen.com
+31-6-15620111

I will respond as quickly as possible.