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At the start of January, I suffered from overstrain and could not work anymore. My team leader put me in contact with Karin Rijsdijk. After our first meeting, I decided I wanted her as my coach. Karin gave me the necessary space to stick to my own views, she helped me set my boundaries from the start. I am a Christian and faith sometimes had a different meaning for me and for Karin. She respected this and that was the key to the success our sessions yielded.
I learned to value myself and to think more positively about myself. Looking at the difference between our first and last meeting, I can say I have become a completely different person. One of Karin’s biggest strengths is that she does not enforce her ideals on you and that she helps you stand for your own values. You hold the key and she encourages you to take the lead, to not be dependent on your coach.
Because of her coaching, I am now able to keep going with the confidence I need. I have received such competent counseling in the past six months that I am able to act independently and confidently. I am not dependent on what a coach says. I know who I am again and I can really go for it. I have the guts to take challenges I would have avoided in the past.
I wanted to quit when the healing process just got started. However, after six months I am so grateful that I have not given up. I want to thank Karin for the time she has invested in me and the encouragement and challenges she gave me. People who want to develop themselves or who risk getting stuck would certainly benefit from Karin’s counsel. She has the qualities to help people with their personal development, but you do have to be ready to invest in it as well.
Technical employee, 35