Your Coach at Orange Expats
Stella Pennekamp MA
Founder & Coach at Orange Expats
Stella Pennekamp MA, founder and your coach at Orange Expats, launched her career coaching practice in 2005.
She holds a Master's degree in Cultural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
And holds Post Graduate qualifications in:
- Personal & Career Coaching
- Burnout prevention, diagnose and treatment
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
- Mindfulness & Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Stella is a positive, inspiring, analytical & pragmatic, results-driven and Dutch native professional. She uses a holistic approach, engaging and developing the whole person (think of different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). She speaks fluent English.
She has over 12 years experience in the areas of Burn-out prevention and treatment, Stressmanagement, Personal & Career Coaching, Learning & Development, Cross-Cultural Coaching, Business & Performance Coaching and Executive Coaching.
Her clients are Netherlands-based highly skilled employees: expatriates, (short- & long stay) migrants, their accompanying partners, Dutch natives and (inter)national companies employing them.
Stella’s recent clients include the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Dutch Whiplash Foundation (WSN), law firms and companies working in the creative, cultural, fmgc and retail sectors. Her clients work in marketing, finance, e-commerce, sales, I(C)T, HR, legal, consultancy, journalism, as a teacher, among others.
She associates with the "Landelijk Centrum Stressmanagement" - the National Centre Stressmanagement - an occupational health company, providing activities to activate selfregulation, selfregulation by heartcoherence, selfregulation of emotions and selfmanagement of stress.
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After 1,5 year of being owners of our company we experienced some downsides, like being responsible for everything and the feeling to chase anytime and anyplace for new commissions. We asked Stella to help us reflect en make plans. Stella has successfully coached our team in trusting on our own skills in developing our company and taught us ways to increase our professional network. She did that with respect for our way of doing. She structured our goals and made us make plans how to achieve them together. With small steps we found back the balance between having fun in running a company and deal with challenges that comes along in working life and working together.
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“A few years ago, I was coached by Stella; I wasn’t sure if I should go on freelancing or get a steady job again. Stella helped me by asking the right questions and doing some good listening. She looks at situations in a positive way, without losing sight of reality. She is a perfectionist, is patient and takes her time to solve things. But almost most important of all: she has a great sense of humor. Because of this you will always leave a coaching session with a bright smile.”
Top qualities: Great Results , High Integrity , Creative
Stella helped me to focus on my goals and, more importantly for me as an expat and mother whom had been out of the job market for a few years, she really helped me re-build my confidence. Stella is a great listener and worked with a variety of materials which allowed me to come up with some concrete plans to begin my job search. She is also very practical and came up with some suggestions I could never have thought of on my own. She gets results too; after only a few months working together, I had the confidence to begin my job search in earnest and now have a fantastic job in the bi-lingual education sector! I wholeheartedly recommend Stella!
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I had several productive coaching sessions with Stella. These sessions helped me a lot to structure my job search with focus on a professional development. Moreover, Stella’s advises were supported by the real-life practicalities that assist me in finding my first job in the Netherlands. I would definitely recommend Stella as a coach!
N. PetrovRead other testimonials
I had a single efficient session with Stella. Within the first 10 minutes, she pointed out what might be the root of the problem and helped me to understand the problem with models. The models that she used to explain the problem was simple but to the point. She guided me to figure out the next step toward solving the problem, rather than telling me what I must do. If you need a career coach, I highly recommend Stella.
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