COACHING FOR INTERNATIONALS
Coaching for internationals
GORTcoaching is the specialist in individual coaching and team coaching with multiple locations throughout the Netherlands. Our coaching agency was born out of love for the profession and grown by enthusiastic customers who have gone through an inspiring coaching process. If you want to try coaching, then you have come to the right place. We are happy to help you!
We understand if you are not fluent in Dutch and that you prefer to speak your mother tongue when you talk about personal issues. Therefore, we can offer you coaching in various other languages, in addition to Dutch. For example: English, Spanish, Italian, French, or Mandarin Chinese. Many of our coaches have an international background and several international experiences.
Coaching voor Expats
A new country means new opportunities, this definitely applies when you just moved to the Netherlands. There are lots of opportunities for expats in this internationally oriented country.
The principles of personal development are universal, but we experience that expats have slightly different needs. Therefore we tailored our coaching for expats. We offer expat coaching in different fields, expats generally come to us for career coaching, executive coaching, stress coaching and life coaching. There are several other possibilities, depending on the expat coach of your choice.
Best of both worlds
Our coaches are Dutch citizens, this means that they are experts in dealing with Dutch culture and know the Dutch labour market and working culture. Because of their education and their experience with the expat life, they know exactly how to deal with cultural issues effectively.
Our specialized international coaches
This is Arjen: Understanding, approachable, practical and result orientated.
Target group: Those dealing with professional and/or personal issues, as well as people who have limited knowledge of the Dutch language and thus having a preference to express themselves in the English language, in which they feel more at ease
Coaching specialities: Work related issues, career development, stress issues, personal problems, private and family issues, relationship matters, life coaching, psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, burn out, personality disorders, weight problems, pain disorders, and concentration issues
International experiences: I have experience in coaching various expats and immigrants from all parts of the world and thus am aware of cultural sensitivities
Languages: Dutch, English
Locations: Amsterdam, Almere, Huizen, Laren.
This is Gerlanda: Empathic, involved, integer, goal oriented.
Target group: Stress coaching, burn out coaching, life coaching.
Coaching specialities: Highly sensitive people, millennials, perfectionists, expats, life purpose, communication skills, awareness, performance anxiety, mothers, assertiveness, mindfulness, NLP, RET, ACT, Counselling, walking coaching.
International experiences: I lived in Spain for 7 years and have several years of work experience in travel agencies.
Languages: Dutch and English.
Location: Groningen, Hoogezand, Leek and Zuidlaren.
This is Carmen: Creative, honest, calm and pragmatic
Target group: Entrepreneurs, expats , health professionals (and medicalspecialists), creatives and perfectionists.
Coaching specialities: Expats coaching, career coaching, CV writing & interview skills, relationship coaching (business and private), presentation skills, TMA Talent Management (TMA method)
International experience: As an expat I lived in the UK and Belgium for 6 years and ran my practice in career and relationship coaching for locals, expats and their spouses.
Languages: Dutch, English
Location: Bergen op Zoom, Breda, Etten-Leur, Oosterhout, Prinsenbeek, Roosendaal, Tilburg
This is Willeke: energetic, sensitive, practical, life experienced.
Target group: mid & end career professionals , (starting) managers, communication advisors, people searching for their personal kompas (your why).
Coaching specialities: Identity and purpose, personal leadership and development, career issues, work /private balance, life coaching, outplacement.
International experience: Worked and managed for more than 20 years in an international company.
Languages: Dutch & English.
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn, Bergschenhoek, Hoofddorp, Katwijk aan Zee, Leiden, Noordwijk, Schiphol-Rijk, Voorschoten, Wassenaar, Zoetermeer.
This is Igor: involved, curious, passionate, result driven.
Target group: business owners, team leads, young professionals, mid-career employees, expats.
Coaching specialities: leadership coaching, assertiveness, competence coaching, organisational development, connection vs authenticity, transformation.
International experiences: international trade across the globe for 21 years.
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Location: Alkmaar, Almere, Amsterdam, Bovenkarspel, Castricum, Den Helder, Heerhugowaard, Hoorn, Landsmeer, Lelystad, Purmerend, Volendam, Zaandam.
This is Carolien: Empathetic, sincere, stimulating and result driven
Target group: Employees, managers, jobseekers, perfectionists, teams.
Coaching specialities: Personal and professional development, career coaching, outplacement, team development, increasing self-confidence and self-knowledge, guidance and prevention of absenteeism.
International experience: I have travelled all over the world in my job for KLM and my coaching education was completely in English.
Languages: Dutch, English
Location: Almelo, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Deventer, Enschede, Hengelo, Lochem, Oldenzaal, Raalte, Rijssen, Zutphen, Zwolle.
This is Jan Frits focussed, empathic, involved and intuitive
Target group: career starters, millennials with higher education, expats and healthcare professionals.
Coaching specialities: life or career decisions, identity and life purpose, confidence and resolution of conflicts.
International experiences: Travelled the world extensively and experienced with coaching in English
Languages: Dutch & English Location: Rotterdam
This is Matti: Result-oriented, understanding, empathic, sense of humor
Target group: C-level executives, driven young /senior professionals, (starting) managers, scientists, high functioning depression, difficult childhood, seeking pleasure or happiness, low self-esteem, seeking purpose.
Coaching specialties: Stress issues, personal problems, private and relationship issues, sadness, anxiety, shame, guilt and happiness. German language also welcome. I can support you in finding purpose, meaning and pleasure in your life (including living and working with the Dutch).
International experiences: Business analysis and management for 12 years in an international company with UK, German and Spanish subsidiaries. My wife and children are German.
Languages: German, English, Dutch
Location: Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Landsmeer, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel.
This is Maaike: motivating, goal-oriented, empathic, with humour.
Target group: (technical) young professionals, high potentials, managers, expats
Coaching specialities: Career coaching, stress, (self) leadership, self-confidence, effective communication, perfectionism.
International experience: lived and worked in the USA, Australia, Germany, UK and Belgium
Languages: Dutch and English
Location: Delft, Rotterdam, Den Haag, Rijswijk, Pijnacker, Voorburg, Zoetermeer, Capelle A/d IJssel
This is Angeline: Sincere, purposeful, empathatic, creative.
Target group: Managers, professionals, workaholics.
Coaching specialities: Management coaching, life coaching, stresscoaching, lifestyle coaching, work-life balance, changing behaviour patterns, leadership, personal leadership, assertiveness.
International experiences: None
Languages: Dutch, English.
Location: Numansdorp (Hoeksche Waard), Rotterdam, Dordrecht, Ridderkerk, Bergen op Zoom, Vlaardingen, Roosendaal, Capelle aan den IJssel.
This is Annette: warm, inspiring, decisive, creative.
Target Group: managers, professionals, creative minds and sensitives.
Coaching specialities: leadership development, Job & Career change, stress management.
- ING Business School – Young international high potentials
- Leadership & Coaching – Lebanon
- English coaches in the Netherlands
This is Martine: inspiring, challenging, compassionate, focused.
Target group: expats, trailing partners, (young) professionals, managers.
Coaching specialities: transitions, identity & meaning, professional & personal growth, stress & work-life balance, loss & bereavement. International experiences: United Kingdom, Bosnia, Serbia, Spain, Brazil, Russia, The Netherlands
Languages: Dutch, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Bosnian / Serbian
This is Olga: motivating, creative, structured, empathic.
Target group: (Middle)-managers, young professionals, expats/partners of expats, people who want to re-orientate on work and/or life.
Coaching specialities: Management coaching, career coaching, sustainable employability, (personal) leadership, high intelligence/high sensitivity, communication.
International experience: USA and Turkey (Istanbul).
Languages: Dutch & English
Location:Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Dieren, Ede, Wageningen, Barneveld, Doesburg, Velp.
This is Sofie: Honest, what you see is what you get, result oriented.
Target group: (Global) Executives, middle management, high-potentials, business owners, ambitious mid-career professionals.
Coaching specialities: Executive coaching, career and stakeholder management, global leadership, business and entrepreneurship, work-life balance, personal leadership and growth.
International experiences: Global experience (US, Europe, Middle-East, Asia, Africa).
Languages: Dutch, Flemish, English, French
Location: Den Haag, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Gouda, Den Bosch, Schiphol, Tilburg area.
This is Manon: open, humor, insightful.
Target group: expats, PHD, scientists, high potentials, entrepreneurs, managers, executives.
Coaching specialities: team coaching, organizational coaching, career coaching, stress coaching, outplacement, transition fee coach, psychologist.
International experiences: Lived in the USA and Israel, followed international baccalaureate in the Hague, coach of expats and international students in the Netherlands.
Languages: Dutch, English.
Location: Alphen aan den Rijn, Delft, Den Haag, Katwijk, Leiden, Oegstgeest, Rotterdam, Wassenaar, Zoetermeer
This is Ineke: Practical, result-oriented, emphasizing, positive.
Target group: (Young) professionals, (starting)managers, executives, perfectionists, pleasers, introverts, outdoor lovers
Coaching specialities: Careercoaching, managementcoaching, (personal) leadership, work/life balance, personal development, competence coaching, outplacement coaching
International experiences: I have worked for 15 years in the international tourism industry and travelled worldwide
Languages: Dutch, English
Locations: Amsterdam, Hilversum, Baarn, Eemnes, Huizen, Amersfoort, Utrecht.
This is Vivian: Positive, analytical, motivating, dedicated, flip-thinking, insightful
Target group: (female) professionals,executives, job experts and entrepreneursCoaching
Coaching specialities: (Personal) leadership (M/F), Executives, (female) Professionals, Positivity, Talent development, Happiness at work, Decisiveness, Competence coaching, Careeradvice, Job applications, Expats, Careerguidance, Returners, IT and ICT
International experiences: Australia, Aberdeen and Stavanger.
Languages: Dutch, English
Locations: Assen, Emmen, Groningen
This is Jolanda: Pragmatic, sympathetic, calming and thorough.
Target group: People suffering from stress or burn-out; employers in search for self-development, managers willing to strengthen their leadership skills, healthcare workers, teachers, IT- professionals, ambitious women, worriers, pleasers and perfectionists.
Coaching specialities: Transitions in life, work-life balance, acceptance, authenticity, assertiveness, finding balance, awareness, communication, self-confidence, personal leadership, insecurity, performance anxiety, entrepreneurs, imposter syndrome, management coaching, DISC, RET, decision making, strength-oriented coaching, voice dialogue, solution-oriented approaches, breaking habits, dealing with workload.
International experiences: 20 years of service at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Languages: Dutch, English.
Location: Aalsmeer, Alkmaar, Almere, Badhoevedorp, Purmerend, Mijdrecht, Hoofddorp, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Heemstede, Baarn, Zaandam.
This is John: Authentic, sincere, down to earth and empathetic
Target group: Higher educated, Life coaching, Stress coaching, Career coaching, Lifestyle coaching, Burn out coaching.
Coaching specialities: Personal leadership, Self-confidence, Fear of failure, Communication, Emotions, Perfectionists, Entrepreneurs, Study choice, Professionals, Production sector, Care, Education, Leadership, Management coaching, Executives, School leaders, Career advice, Applying for a job, IT and ICT, Careers, Returners, Career guidance, Walking coaching
International experiences: working at international companies (USA, Ireland, Denmark, UK and Germany), EMCC Global: quality improvement of European training institutes.
Location: Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Deventer, Twello and Zwolle.
This is Rosa: Caring, result-oriented, authentic and creative.
Target group: High Sensitives, Entrepreneurs, Perfectionists, people who are looking for more balance, fulfillment and happiness in their lives.
Coaching specialities: Mainly Lifecoaching. I can support you in finding purpose and direction in your life. It is important that you can become aware of what is important to you and how you want to organize your life. And what you need to be happy and vital. The themes that can be central are: processing, trust self-assurance, self-love, vitality and balance.
International experiences: Lived/worked/studied in Scotland and New-Sealand.
Languages: Dutch, English and German.
Location: Assen, Groningen, Haren, Hoogeveen, Hoogezand, Leek, Leeuwarden and Zuidhorn
This is Hans-Jaap: Stimulating, positive, challenging, resultdriven.
Target group: Entrepreneurs, leaders and professionals, individuals and teams in international, multinational companies, any industries, in different stages of their organisational development, from start-up, scale-up to large established companies.
Coaching specialties: Leadership, personal development, teambuilding, conflictmanagement, entrepreneurship.
International experiences:15+ years positions and roles in International, most American companies. Responsibilities for Western and Central-European countries and Asian countries and Australia.
Location: Abcoude, Almere, Alphen aan den Rijn, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Badhoevedorp, Diemen, Haarlem, Hoofddorp, Landsmeer, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Purmerend, Schiphol, Zaandam.
This is Jorg: Sensitive, Analytical, Direct, Thorough
Target group: Expats, Internationals, Introverts, Men, Millennials, Pleasers, People with Doubt, People with High Sensitivity, Young Adults
Coaching specialties: ADD, Assertiveness, Authenticity, Consciousness, Communication, Conflict, Cultural differences, Emotions, Emotional Intelligence, Identity, Motivation, Insecurities, Grief, Spirituality, Talent-management, Procrastination, Loss, Coaching-on-the-walk, Confidence, Meaning.
International experiences: Worked with clients/expats from various countries and have a keen understanding of cultural differences.
Languages: English and Dutch.
This is Wim: Stimulating, positive, insightful, empathic and solution oriented.
Target group: Those who are seeking challenges in the world, perspectives for professionals and managers, how to make the best of life in career and relationships.
Coaching specialties: relationships, teams, (personal) leadership, sensitivity, organisations, change, meaningfulness.
International experiences: United Kingdom, Belgium, Tanzania, Central America, Vietnam, Ecuador.
Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish, German.
Location: Tilburg, Bergen op zoom, Breda, Dordrecht, Oosterhout, Roosendaal, Waalwijk
This is Roderick: Goal-oriented, sincere, pragmatic, open-minded.
Target group: People who are looking for more balance or confidence, high-potentials that are willing to strengthen their leadership skills, (young) professionals with a drive or who have a passion about what they do, teams who want to improve their collaboration.
Coaching specialties: Leadership, personal development, life coaching, career coaching, communication skills, team coaching.
International experiences: Leadership summer course, university of Stellenbosch, South-Africa and my coaching education was in English.
Location: Culemborg, Den Bosch, Gorichem, Oss, Raamsdonkveer, Sint-Michielsgestel, Tiel, Tilburg, Waalwijk, Zaltbommel.
This is Martin: Top-Level, Results oriented, Straight to the core of the issue, Open minded
Target group: Leaders, Managers, Entrepeneurs, Business Owners, Young Professionals. People with limited knowledge of the Dutch language or who prefer to express themselves in English.
Coaching specialties: Leadership Development, Management Coaching, Career Coaching, Stress & Burn Out Coaching.
Dealing with the difficult Dutch. Leadership Development, Vitality, Dealing with stress and workload and dealing with setbacks and loss.
International experiences: I have coached multiple international workers during their stay in Holland.
Languages: Dutch and English.
Location: Almere, Amersfoort, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Baarn, Bilthoven, Eemnes, Hilversum, Huizen, Leusden, Mijdrecht, Naarden, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Utrecht.
This is Marjon: Compassionate, empathetic, authentic and inspiring
Target group: Expats, workaholics, perfectionists,
Coaching specialties: work/life balance; individuation, meaningfulness, talent development (internationale) career related issues, expat related issues.
Location: Delft, Den Haag, Gouda, Haarlem, Leiden, Rijswijk, Rotterdam, Zoetermeer and Hoofddorp.
This is Hans: Motivating, Clear-minded, Empathic, Creative.
Target group: Balance seekers, Expats, Hard workers, High sensitives, Engineers, Government IT and ICT, Perfectionists, Professionals, Project Managers.Coaching specialities: Assertiveness, Awareness, Competence coaching, Emotions, Emotional intelligence, Identity, Making choiches, Leadership, Career coaching, Letting go, Mindfulness, Mission, Networking, Development journeys, Breaking patterns, Personal branding, Personal leadership, Presenting, Applying for a job, Talent development, Team coaching, Time management, Workload, Confidence, Meaning.
International experiences: Over 25 years in internal settings in the pharmaceutical industry, R&D, Quality Management, ICT. Languages: English.
Location: I worked with 75 nationalities and visited 20 countries for business. Specialty: working with Japanese.
This is Renata: Enthusiastic, concerned, creative, result driven.
Target Group: professionals who are willing to look at themselves, curious people with courage.
Coaching specialities: career coaching, passion and talent development, personal leadership, study choice guidance.
International experience: In 1996 I went to Ukraine to do my graduation research there. I interviewed international managers about the cultural differences in doing business with Dutch people.
Languages: Dutch, English (Frisian)
Location: Assen, Groningen, Hoogeveen, Leeuwarden, Lelystad, Sneek, Zwolle.
This is Thirza: Nature person, Optimistic, Goal-oriented, Judgment-free.
Target group: Young professionals, Workaholics, Schoolleaders, Government, Education, Millenials, Entrepreneurs, HR-managers, Executives.
International experiences: Taught at an International Business School (HBO) – lecturer, trainer, personal coach, and team coach.
Location: Amsterdam, Overveen.
Languages: English, Dutch.
“An orientation meeting is always free of charge”
What does a coaching program look like?
What does a coaching program look like?
Each coaching program is tailor-made. Together with your coach you will plan your program in line with the specific questions and needs you have. You can select a suitable coach based on the coach his/her personal profile. At the personal profile you can find the background, methods, target groups and specialties of the coach. On the basis of the specific profiles of the coach you can choose a particular expat coach that suits you best. In every region we have several coaches.
The orientation meeting
This conversation serves as an introductory meeting between you and the coach.
You and the coach will discuss:
– What goals you want to achieve and why
– What you want from the coaching program (when is the coaching program successful? What is your ideal situation?)
– Which approach or method fits best for your purpose
At the end of the conversation, you communicate with the coach whether the coach is a good match for you. If this is the case, you are ready to start your coaching program.
The coaching program
During your coaching program, you will work on your goals and competencies through discussions with your coach, reflection exercises and assignments. In consultation, it is also possible to take a test, for example a personality test.
Together with your coach you will:
- Draw up an appropriate plan of action and put it into practice
- Reflect constantly on the goals you set: are you on the right track?
- After each session you will do exercises. The success of a coaching program depends on your own motivation and commitment.
Our coaches use techniques and methods such as Motivational interviewing, RET (Rational Effectiveness Training), Mindfulness, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Solution-Oriented Coaching, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) and MMS-motivation management service.
In the last meeting, you and the coach will reflect on the coaching program and the process. Did you achieve your goals? Where are you now and what do you still want to tackle in the future? If desired, you can schedule a follow-up call after a certain time, to get together and discuss how it is going.
Long distance (abroad) coaching possible
Former expatriate coaches
Adjustable to your specific wishes
The first step towards a smooth transition to living in a new country is the search for a suitable job. We generally spend a great deal of our time at work and it is an important step in building a social network as well.
Process of personal development
Career coaching at GORTcoaching has the purpose of accelerating your career by promoting desirable and sustainable changes. This is achieved through structured and focused conversations and the use of appropriate exercises and coaching techniques. Career coaching is a process of personal development and helps you to get better insights into your qualities and weaker points, personality, motivation and working on your personal development.
You will acquire profound personal insights that are often life-changing. During this process, you can also consider entrepreneurship, use tests or focus more on meaning in your life or career.
For who is career coaching?
Career coaching is for everyone who wants to get more out of their career, has doubts about their current career path, wants to enhance satisfaction or performance at their current job, or wants to land their dream job in the Netherlands.
Moving to a different country always means different customs you have to deal with in personal as well as professional spheres. The habits you learned in your country of origin are usually challenged when you move to another country and this brings new challenges. Misunderstandings can quickly build up and hinder you from working efficiently and communicating effectively. Having the right intercultural competencies increases your opportunities and makes you capable of getting the most out of your expat experience.
Benefits of gaining intercultural competencies
Through training of intercultural competencies you can learn about the differences between your culture and the culture of your new home country. This will enable you to become more aware and to effectively bridge the gaps in order to realize smooth communication and mutual understanding.
Examples of intercultural competencies we distinguish are: awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, effective communication, relationship management, flexibility, stress resistance, patience and adaptability.
Programmes for professionals abroad
Before departing to work abroad for a longer period of time it’s important to be well-prepared. Working in a new cultural environment can bring with it a variety of (unexpected) challenges. Moving abroad and taking on a new job with new colleagues can be hard enough as it is, however it will be even harder when you are unprepared for the cultural differences. You can expect both personal and work-related challenges. Our pre-departure expat coaching optimally prepares you for your work experience abroad and builds on your knowledge of what to expect from the new country.
When you work abroad and you experience personal or work-related problems, it can be comforting to be coached by an expert with a similar cultural background who speaks your language. Over the telephone, via email and Skype, GORTcoaching offers you the possibility to flexibly attend your coaching program from abroad while speaking your own language.
You can find the prices on the profiles of the coaches. The price ranges from 109,- \ 189,- euro per hour depending on the accreditation level of the coach.
Duration of programme
5 to 10 appointments. Personally adjusted by you and your coach.
When to start
Usually it’s possible to start a coaching programma any time, anywhere.
Our USP’s for expat coaching
- Coaching in your language of preference
- Knowledge of the Dutch labour market
- Face-to-face coaching on location, over the telephone, via Skype or E-mail.
- Specialized expat coaches experienced in working and living abroad.
- Due to years of experience, GORTcoaching has become a coaching specialist and works with only the best coaches.
- We offer coaching for Dutch expats abroad, foreign expats in the Netherlands, as well as expat relatives.
- The coaching program is adjusted to your specific wishes.
Having difficulty selecting a coach?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re always happy to help!
Testimonials from our customers:
I am very satisfied with what I got so far from my coaching sessions. If you think: “I am an expat, but I don’t need expat coaching” — like I did, you might still want to consider that someone who is an expat or lived abroad for a while can better understand your needs and worries. A specialised expat coach can help you and your family adjust to the new culture and the new way of life, but is not limited to that. The coaching you get can be on a variety of issues, but it comes from a former expatriate and might be more suitable for you.
Talking while you walk in the park, amongst all the greenery, the fresh air, plus the feeling of cadence and flow you are immersed in, and the meditative and relaxing effect of the whole thing! It all seemed ingredients for success. This experience has proved to be a surprisingly valuable gift.
I had never thought of searching the help of a coach before, but having someone at your side helping you to release your potential – in a smoother, more focused and efficient manner – is nothing short of amazing. Especially in those times when all the twists and turns, try-outs and obstacles start getting heavier, making you lose clarity of mind.