I was trained as a technical physics engineer. After graduation I started working as a researcher for Philips Research. I worked here for many years, both at home and abroad, as a reliability scientist in the Semiconductors department.
During my technical career I followed many training courses in the area of personal growth. And it was precisely in this area, where I could work with people instead of machines, that I found my strength. I decided to focus on coaching people and after intensive post-graduate training to become a coach I started my own coaching practice. This change has been one of the best choices I have ever made. I know better than anyone what it is like to be at a dead end and to have to take a new path. Now I am again doing work that gives me energy, every day!
As a European certified coach, I am affiliated to NOBCO (Dutch Association of Professional Coaches) and work according to the ethical code of conduct prescribed by them. As a coach I am also bound by professional secrecy. On this basis I offer a safe, warm and honest environment, in which my clients can develop themselves.
What distinguishes me? commitment, analytical ability, reliability, authenticity, purposefulness and humour.
What is career coaching?
Career coaching is a counselling method in which questions regarding your development and career form the starting point. Examples may include making career choices, learning to deal with change, conflict management and personal effectiveness. As well as improving the balance between work and care tasks and reducing (work) stress. Coaching is for everyone who wants to get the best out of themselves - regardless of age, education or position. It focuses on the now and on the possibilities of the future. It minimises dwelling on the past. Taking meaningful next steps is the ultimate goal, so that I become superfluous as a coach, and you again become the driver (instead of the passenger) in the area of your coaching requirements.
My way of working
I have a very down-to-earth approach and work according to the 'who am I, what can I do, what do I want' model. This teaches you to stop and think about yourself - your skills, talents and wishes. Once this area has been mapped out, we formulate (realistic) goals for your personal coaching plan. These wishes are then converted into action points. In between, we constantly evaluate whether we are still on the right track. For this purpose I work very specifically with reflection forms. As your coach, I help you through conversations and assignments. In doing this I tune in to your wishes, and together we look at what suits you best. And each project is customisation! As a good coach I hold up a mirror to you and don’t give you ready-made answers. I give no advice and don’t solve your problems for you, because I assume that everyone ultimately carries their best answers in themselves. It is my job as a coach to bring you into contact with your own answers. By listening, without judgment, and by just being there for you, by asking the right questions and by confronting where necessary - this awareness will rise in you. Only when you are aware of something can you do something about it. This is the key to growth and to lasting change!
People in a technical environment often make decisions based on rationality, on the intellect. Feelings are all too often relegated to a secondary position. It is my mission to bring you back in touch with your feelings and thus to bring back the balance between reason and emotion. I see people flourish and grow during conversations, and I see it as my mission to make professional coaching more accessible. My motto is: 'Become who you are!’
I recently qualified as a resilience trainer. This course is provided by the national Anti-Bullying Foundation. Although the training course focuses on children, bullying does not only occur at school.
Annelies Dorgelo: ‘Even at work, people are bullied, threatened (verbally) and excluded. Assertiveness training helps you stand up for yourself better in work situations and learn to communicate more effectively with colleagues and supervisors. People are not often aware that the body language you use has a greater influence than the message you want to convey. Working on this can make a huge difference in the way you are approached by the people around you.’
Resilience training can be given in small groups or individually. Annelies Dorgelo: ‘In the past year, I have been able to individually apply parts of this course on several occasions in my coaching work at VHP2. This was experienced as very valuable. This training course therefore forms a really valuable addition to the methodologies I can offer as a career coach.’