" Gerda was brilliant at coaching me through my relationship with my child. Some very powerful lessons were learned."
"I was put in contact with myself, Gerda is an effective coach"
“Change is a process that takes time. The interactions through the coaching gave me a lot of insights and influenced my ways of working and professional goal. One of the direct results of coaching is that I have become more patient while working under high pressure.
What I appreciate about Gerda’s coaching is the openness. It is like ‘my conversations with Gerda in my journey to improve my personal effectiveness’. Gerda is very easy to work with and a great listener. She makes quick connections, holds the bigger picture and leaves ‘the ball at the feet of the client”.
Phone coaching works great, better then expected. I can concentrate better on the conversation and am less distracted.
I recommend Gerda without a doubt, she is reliable, a great listener, holds the bigger picture, is relaxed, professional without being to formal.“
J.N. Sr Commercial Advisor,
Shell International Middle East
“Through coaching I am able to sharpen my analyses, I reckognise my innercritics and how they stop me from achieving my goals and I am also more able to step back.
What I really appreciate in the coaching are the very concrete excersises through questions and answers. I love working with the visualisations. Through these visuals my thoughts and emotions
bring me surprising insights often not even work related but all the more relevant.
What surprised me was the fact that phone coaching works so well, I like the distance,
I feel I can be more ‘open’ while at the same time I guess face to face coaching might be
more confrontational and therefor more harder.
I really like working with Gerda, she is cheerful, constructive, has a positive attitude, she makes me feel safe, nothing is strange or awkward, I feel not ashamed of my thoughts.”
N.A. the Netherlands
“Learning and evolving are core values of mine and I have only been able to recognize my values through coaching.
As I headed towards a milestone birthday on a life path I wasn't sure I was meant to be on Gerda has, through her amazing coaching, guided me through the rocky mountains of life and made me realize happiness is a choice.”
SF - UAE
I met Gerda when she co-created the 'Love Life' workshop for the expat community in Muscat. The workshop made me aware that I was struggling much more with finding my place as a new expat than I dared to admit. The workshop series was followed by a series of individual life coaching sessions that helped me understand and accept my new environment. With her support, I have made quite a few decisions that will make my expat life a much richer and broader experience that I had hoped for. Gerda is full of compassion and motivated me to (re)discover myself. She has a rich toolbox of methods she applies in her coaching sessions, and adapts to the individual needs. Some of them I found particularly useful (sitting down with a large sheet of paper to draw/write/mindmap) and I have started to apply them myself.
Femke. - Muscat
"I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become."