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 uses a holistic approach, engaging and developing the whole person (think of different levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual).
She speaks fluent English and has over 15 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.
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
- Focusing (G. Gendlin)
- Polyvagal-informed Therapy (S. Porges)
- 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.
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.
“Stella was a breath of fresh air for somebody (me) who tends to be very sceptical about the benefits of coaching. She made an enormous difference to me professionally and personally and I cannot praise her highly enough. She’s warm and enthusiastic and achieves great results in a surprisingly short time. If you’re at a career crossroads – contact her immediately. You won’t regret it.”
Top qualities: Great Results , Good Value , High Integrity
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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“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
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!
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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.”
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