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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When I met Stella I knew I was ready for a career change but found it much more difficult than I thought to assess my strengths, weaknesses and desires especially since I was new in the Netherlands. Stella’s confidence in me was contagious and her positive attitude was wonderfully supplemented by extremely useful questions, exercises and strategies. I am a success story – I found my dream job.
S. KutzenbergerRead 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
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
“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
“I cannot praise Stella enough for her advice, influence and support during my job application. My CV was transformed – clearer, more focussed and more obviously relevant to the job in question – and she guided me in writing an equally apt cover letter. I was invited for interview for the first time, after a long and frustrating period of unfruitful applications. Stella’s coaching (entirely tailored to me and my application) then enabled me to enter the interview better prepared and better supported than ever before, to perform my very best and to be one of the few candidates invited back for a second interview. While I was not selected for that particular job, Stella’s tuition has been of lasting, valuable assistance to me ever since, and it is thanks to her I have secured a coveted position in a company where my applications had previously been unsuccessful.”
Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , High Integrity