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During a 7 year period, in very different stages of my career, I twice undertook a series of life coaching sessions under Tetske’s professional and enjoyable guidance. It’s clear why I went back to her after a few years, when I had different coaching questions. I’ve found Tetske to be down to earth and direct, exactly what I like. She brings coaching questions into sharp focus through asking insightful questions, and keeps her eye firmly on the coaching goal. Through my conversations with Tetske I reached a clearer understanding of the how and why of my motivations, talents and pitfalls, and my ways of communicating. It has made me more aware of the way I (often unconsciously) tend to act; I now know how to notice when how I’m acting is not having the desired effect, and how to then change my behaviour. Step by step she offers new perspectives on my methods of communication, which are appropriate to me personally – and therefore don’t feel false – and allow me to be even more effective, both in my business and in my private life. In brief: a coach I would wish for everyone because of her professionalism and skills, and also because she is simply a very kind and warm-hearted person.
SolicitorGeneral of the Appeal’s Office
Public Prosecutor’s Office - The Netherlands
The employees at Movisie, the national policy institute for social issues, are very content driven. However, in order to contribute as effectively as possibly to the acceleration of learning processes in the approach to social questions, we need to pay attention to more than content: of equal importance are the attitude and behaviour with which we (co-)operate. Tetske has helped us a lot in the past few years to make it easier to discuss certain patterns and behaviours, making us work together better and more effectively. In an engaging way she has encouraged both employees and management to take a close look at ourselves. Drawing on her considerable experience and knowledge, she knows exactly which methodologies to choose. On top of which she has a very flexible and to the point approach during facilitation of big group, team and training sessions. She stimulates people to accept responsibility for their behaviour and therefore encourages people, teams and organisations to grow. All the while never losing sight of the agreed goal.
Saskia Keuzenkamp, Director Knowledge and Innovation Movisie
"understanding of and approaches to social issues"
Working with Tetske is a joy and I’m a big fan of working in partnership with her. She is professional, clear, warm-hearted, generous and committed. At the Libre Foundation we only work with the best coaches and Tetske is rightfully a member of the Libre-pool. In order to work with our target audience – local NGO-leaders in Africa, Asia and South-America from diverse backgrounds – it is essential to be able to judge what the particular needs of each are. You need to be flexible enough to adapt to everything that happens during our five-day leadership and communications training sessions and during the follow-up days. You can depend on Tetske for all of this. All the way to Tanzania.
Founder, director foreign countries and coach of the Libre Foundation
We met in an intervision group where we shared professional dilemmas and nourished each other with new perspectives. When the occasion arose, we also took on clients together. For a major assignment we set up a temporary company of organisational coaches who, as a team, inspired and challenged each other to serve the customer as best as possible.
My most thrilling experience during an assignment was during a conference with clients when Tetske boldly identified the tensions holding the company back, pointing out the elephant in the room no one dared mention. Tetske went straight to the point, with courage and consideration. Not in order to Judge anyone, but from a sincere desire to help the client make a real and decisive step forward.
Over the past few years our relationship has deepened further, and as well as being a top professional colleague she has also become a dear friend, someone with whom I exchange personal and professional questions and experiences, and with whom I enjoy celebrating life.
Conferenceleader, organisational development, coach and author
Freerk Wortelboer https://www.freerkwortelboer.nl/
Van Oorschot Leiderschap https://www.advanoorschot.nl/
Shamal Binnendijk https://www.metshamal.nl/
Peer Bink http://www.peerbink.nl/
Annette van Engelen https://www.onzecoach.nl
Carissa Bub http://bubworks.co/
Public Prosecutor’s Office (The Netherlands)
Appeals Office of the Public Prosecutor’s Office (The Netherlands)
Greenchoice (Dutch energy supplier)
Movisie (national policy institute which promotes a comprehensive approach to social issues)
Stage Entertainment – Joop van den Ende Theaterproducties
VPRO/HUMAN (Dutch broadcasting organisation)
HJ Advocaten B.V. (firm of solicitors)
The Netherlands Youth Institute
HONK (GP practice in Noord-Kennemerland)
The Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology
Red Cross Hospital Beverwijk
Expertise Human Capital: Employment relations and care management
Laurentius and VieCurie Hospitals
Chair of the foundation ‘Stichting Students Moving Forward’