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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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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“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 contacted Stella to help me with the challenge of changing careers abroad and it was the best decision I could have made. When I met Stella for the first time, I was impressed by her genuine keenness to help. She served as a fantastic sparring partner and posed the tough, thought-provoking questions that encourage you break with your habitual ways of thinking. Her methods and material are helpful, as is her network! I would highly recommend Stella!
T. BrownRead 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.
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“When I approached Stella it was for me the first time to seek career coach advice and I did not really know what to expect. I must admit I was also a bit pessimistic – had this idea in my mind that career coaching would be all some bla bla that you can reason yourself. Well on one side – it is true – you do find the reasons and path yourself but it is the “push” you need to get into the right direction, which does the trick. Stella is at first a great, very welcoming and easy to deal with person. It is just very easy to open up with her and share. She has excellent sense of humor and creates a relaxed atmosphere. She uses good methods to make you think and create a direction in your feelings and thoughts and by means of actually easy exercises and general open questions she manages creating the basis for the process. I was very happy to have used Stella’s help and even though for myself it turned that I am actually quite happy with where I am, she definitely helped me overcome my doubts. I recommend her to anyone who is on a crossroad of his/her career or faces this “identity crisis” we sometimes go through at a certain age.”
B. KirchevRead other testimonials