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
- Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
- 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 14 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 USAID, 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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Stella has been a great source of support in my move from London to Amsterdam, both as career and expat coach.
Stella is very good at making you stop, think and review your strengths together with your career goals with the ultimate objective to align these. She then offers practical advice and continued support to achieve these goals.
I would highly recommend Stella to anyone looking for help in managing their career, a new job and dealing with cultural changes especially if you are new to the Netherlands or Dutch job market.
She is a great sounding board, full of good ideas and importantly very easy to get on with.
Top Qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative
B. HetemRead other testimonials
“I got to know Stella as a very good listener who asks the right questions. Stella is result-driven and a true optimist: a hands-on coach who combines professionalism with warmth, humour and enthusiasm. For expats in Amsterdam looking for that extra push in their career: call Stella!”
Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity
C. van Thessen
“My problem, as a working mom of two kids, was to get my priorities straight. As a perfectionist and ‘love it all’-type I had to make choices without losing my own self. With a well though-out plan Stella goes to work. It isn’t about talking, it’s about creating your own insights and face your own difficulties. Sometimes I had to come out of my comfort zone, what I wouldn’t had done by myself. All of the time it was inspiring. I was faced with the fact you can learn by doing, and at the end: you have to do it yourself. And Stella gives you a push in the right direction. Each session I left full of positive energy. It is great working with Stella!”
A. de RaafRead other testimonials
I have worked with Stella on a career coaching trajectory. She combines professionalism with approachability. Stella encourages reflexion, offers a wealth of helpful tools for identifying and reviewing impediments and working towards a solution and next steps.
She is a warm, pleasant person, a good listener and demonstrates real empathy.
Stellas unique asset is that she is helping to build bridges between an international outlook and the Dutch work market.
A. WinklerRead other testimonials
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.
R. van BemmelRead other testimonials