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 - Stressmanagement - 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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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
“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
Stella is well organized, knows how to make an action plan and make you stick to it and she is also a great listener and motivator. If you are an expat partner, she knows how to make the right recommendations and help you understand the Dutch business environment. I definitely recommend her!
R. PastouRead other testimonials
“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