Training & Coaching

My training experience is all-round: personal leadership, team building, effective communication, gender, cross-cultural sensitivity and Train the Trainer. I stimulate trainees to work from their strengths by creating awareness, acquiring skills and dealing with tensions. Investing in human capital, this is where change begins.

My services
thumb_IMG_8084_1024I am experienced in training with small, medium and large-sized groups. My assignments have included design, coordination and delivery of training courses and workshops. Central themes of previous assignments have included: personal leadership, team building, effective communication, gender, diversity and cross-cultural sensitivity, media and journalism, lobbying and advocacy, entrepreneurship, Train the Trainer and Train the Facilitator. All assignments are tailor-made. I usually combine training trajectories and workshops with personal coaching on the side.

• Needs assessment and analyses
• Design of trainings trajectories and materials
• Coordination of trainings
• Delivery of training trajectories and workshops
• Monitoring and evaluation of trainings
• Train the Trainer and Train the Facilitator

Professional development in Libya
In 2014 and 2015 I worked as facilitator and trainer of two Libyan grassroots women organisations that support female victims of violence inside Libya. I accompanied them with the development of their organisations, the process of team building and their professional development.

IMG_1560_1024I coordinated training missions abroad, designed learning trajectories and workshops in organisation development and teambuilding, and delivered the trainings. It is rewarding to see how team managers have grown in self-confidence and how professional social workers have become.

With professional development that is outside my scope, I invite the expertise of guest trainers and local organisations to reach the best possible results for the trainees. For example, the Libyan staff was trained by professionals like psychiatrists, drama therapists, social worker-trainers and co-facilitators in the field of psychosocial support, counselling techniques, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and therapies, creative expression methods for groups, theory on gender-based violence and Train the Facilitator.

Higher education

At several Dutch universities I lectured and mentored undergraduate and graduate students.
My fields of expertise are international relations with regard to the Middle East and North Africa, media, journalism and framing, social science and project management.


I offer team coaching and personal coaching. My experience ranges from corporate clients with different cultural backgrounds to staff of local organisations and students.

From 2010-2013 I coached undergraduate students in the Honours Program at the University of Amsterdam. This program was developed for the brightest Media, Creation and Information students and focuses on personal and professional development, and entrepreneurship.

Out of engagement and compassion, I also coached and mentored – as a volunteer – teenagers within the context of the Goal! program of the Amsterdam Municipality. This program aims to unlock the potential of marginalized teenagers in order to avoid them losing touch with society.