“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 pefectionist, 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
About Stella Pennekamp, MA, Owner and Career Coach Orange Expats
Stella has post-graduate qualifications in personal and career coaching. She is a certified REBT primary (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy) practitioner and NLP practitioner and has a particular interest in cross-cultural coaching, career and life coaching. Stella also has a Masters degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she specialised in Urban Sociology, Management, Policy and Theatre Science, before working for various cultural institutions in Amsterdam.
Stella’s recent clients include the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), ACCESS, the Dutch Whiplash Foundation (WSN), law firms and companies working in the creative, cultural and retail sectors.
Stella is a member of the Dutch Association of Career Coaches (NOLOC).
Stella is a native Dutch speaker and speaks fluent English.
“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 Raaf
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