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I got into personal development after writing my book Model C in 2012.

The book was inspired by my career as an artist. I visited terminally sick children in hospitals as a clown for 10 years.

The insights in life I got from this work, are the foundation of S.E.R.I.O.U.S.

 a coaching trajectory of 3 months

The certifications in NLP, life coaching, happiness coaching, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Management Drives made S.E.R.I.O.U.S. well substantiated.

Yes, I am serious!

The real strength of the program however is the individual and personal character and approach.

Each person is different so everyone requires a different approach and that is exactly what I do.

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Why am I a career shift/change coach?

I could recite multiple reasons but besides the fact, I love to help people,

it’s because I was stuck a few times in my job during my life.
If your stomach turns when you’re doing your job

you know there’s something wrong.

I can recall the feeling even today.

The first time I felt it, was when I worked for a company a friend of my mother worked for and thought I was a good fit.
I was looking desperate for a job as a teacher but there was no demand for teachers.

It was a very solid respectable company and my colleagues were nice.
But I felt unfulfilled and unhappy.
It was so bad that during the lunch break I would go to the record shop around the corner, put a headset on, and listened to records as long as my lunch break lasted.

I couldn't bear even being in the company anymore.
I was 22 years old and struggled for months with it.

Nobody knew. I was dying from the inside.
The feeling I got when I finally went to my boss and told him I wanted to quit was like a ton of weight dropped from my shoulder. I expected the worst. Although my boss didn’t see it coming, he was very understanding.
The only thing he asked was that I finished some things I was working on.

So, my fear was baseless.

I started teaching but after some time I got the same feeling.

A feeling of being deeply unhappy.

Luckily my first teaching job ended a few months when the year ended, and I didn't start again the following school year.

There and then I decided never to do any job in my life that I didn’t like. But sometimes you don’t know, you start something and it turns out to be different from what you’d expected.
It happens…

Through this experience, I focused on my passion and had a career as an artist for 25 years.
The odd thing is that even at a career I was very passionate about and that I didn’t even call a job, I got tired of doing it. Somehow the passion was gone and it was time for me to move on.

Now I knew what I needed to do and I did it.

Without even knowing what I would do in the future.

The passion just wasn’t there anymore.

I knew the signs and I could quit before the uncomfortable feeling started.

I didn’t know what to do and I started searching for a new job.

There were enough jobs available but I knew I had to do something that I was passionate about or I wouldn't last long.

At some point, a friend of mine introduced me to an HR company. I love to help people so I gave it a try. It didn’t work out and I guess I got pretty good at changing careers because as soon I felt this feeling coming up I left the job. Even it was a well-paying senior consulting job and I didn’t have any perspective

I just walked away.

It was easy because I knew how to handle it.

At last, I found something where I was very passionate about.

In 2018 I started as a Lifecoach.

After coaching several people it became clear that I was very good at helping people who were stuck in their job and didn’t see a way to get out of it.

Looking back at things it’s obvious why I am so proficient in this particular niche.
I deeply understand how it can num you and what the impact can be on your life.

Don't stay in a job you don't love. Schedule your free coaching call to see how you can get out of it as soon as possible.