Our Coaching Team
Design Within Coaching is a partnership of multilingual and multicultural coaches who are trained by the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (CTI), recognized as the most rigorous training in the industry. Our approach is grounded in strong business backgrounds and rich life experiences. We are passionate about working with people who are deeply committed to creating transformation in their personal or professional lives - and also with those who are just starting to reflect.
Our team is currently coaching in the US, Canada & Europe.
USA (European wanna be)
Jen’s ability to lead from a creative perspective on life has served her clients well. Championing others by helping them unlock the shift they need to overcome and embrace life’s changes, is one of her true joys.
Jen’s professional career began as a real estate paralegal and worked for several top tier corporations and law firms. Upon experiencing a life altering event in 2007, Jen became an entrepreneur. She started and ran her own non-profit which empowered amputee youth across the country. She also began public speaking, writing, and eventually became a co-owner in a retail brick and mortar business.
Through both her professional & personal life experiences, Jen has developed many tools to working in a fast-paced environment, serving many agenda’s, finding creative solutions and overcoming the hardest part – fighting fear and just getting started!
She resides in Dallas and has a Bachelor of Science Degree and Bachelor of Legal Studies Degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.
USA - UK - France - Belgium - The Netherlands
I am passionate about helping you grow into your full potential and accompany you to overcome what is holding you back. I provide a safe space where you can be who you truly are, or become who you want to be. You will feel empowered to Lead your own life and be your best. In my work as coach, I focus on the whole person and will help you find out what really matters to you, so you can live a fulfilling life, personally and professionally.
I coach in person, via Skype or over the phone, in English, French or Dutch.
I have moved many times and lived and worked in 6 different countries while raising my children, and sharing all the changes with them. I have reinvented my career continuously and each and every role was a new challenge, as was each new culture!
I initially graduated with a BSc in Psychology and a MSc in Neuroscience at University of Utrecht in The Netherlands. After my first job in psycho-pharmacological research, I obtained a Masters in Human Resources Management from the University Robert Schuman (IAE) in Strasbourg, France. I then accumulated experience in a variety of roles, from Outplacement, Career Coaching and Executive Search to international HR Management & Business Partnering in bio-pharmaceutical companies.
I am originally from The Netherlands, married a Frenchman and have lived in France, Switzerland, Belgium, the UK and the US. I have two daughters and love horse riding in the countryside and watching polo tournaments.
LEADERSHIP COACHING – EXPATRIATE COACHING – STRATEGIC CAREER COACHING – LIFE TRANSITIONS – WOMEN & WORK
USA - UK - France
Having reinvented myself professionally many times, and been through lots of personal challenges along the way, I am very familiar with career and life transition. I find great satisfaction accompanying people on their journey to achieve their personal and professional goals.
I started my career in sales, then moved to journalism, and worked 20 years in
Marketing and Events for a Luxury and Lifestyle brand. Each job change and promotion required a great deal of planning, strategy, and courage. I offer my clients support in these areas as well as accountability and my mantra is:
“Never Give Up”!
As a working mother, I understand the complexities of honoring work demands, maintaining a high standard of work ethic, competing in a fast paced, high pressure environment, while being present and available for my family. I love coaching entrepreneurs, as well as people with work/life balance issues, changing careers, improving communications with colleagues/direct reports/managers, aiding those in abusive relationships.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and have trained with CTI in the principles of Co-Active coaching. I am American, lived in Europe for 20 years between Paris, London, and Geneva and now reside in Indianapolis.