Could this be You?
I had this job. Traveled abroad a lot. And was kind of on the high way. And now with the move I crashed. Against this concrete wall and I’m still behind that wall. That feeling… But from the outside everything looks very good. It’s not that I have a horrible life.
I did everything. Cooking, cleaning… I did it all myself. Why? Well, you know, I’m a stay-at-home-mom so I can do that, yes??! My husband is working and I do the rest.”
But one day it was too much and I started feeling worse real fast. That’s how my body told me, stop right here.
I don’t work right now. Now I’m actually more tired at the end of the day and what have I accomplished? I still feel very busy. One goes to school, the other one to kindergarden, groceries, shopping, swimming… And I easily fall asleep with them at 8, with a book in my hand.
I used to feel appreciated and valued at work. Now I get no concrete results, no network, no inspiration, no contribution. I feel I use my brain 5%.
When my second child goes to school, do I want to go back to work the way I did. Or is this an opportunity for me to change?
Kids are OK now after the move, but I’m not sure anymore where I want to be. There is no time for me to reflect on what it is that I want to do. Let alone execute it.
Maybe my demands are too high…
How I lost my identity and found myself
“From as young as I can remember, I was looking for the deeper meaning of life. I strongly felt that life invited me to live my talents, contribute to other people’s well-being and thrive in that way. Eventhough my life back then hardly represented any of that. My search took me to live on various places on the globe. I found that moving to a different country, with a different language, with a different culture, was the best way to discover the essence of who I am.
It is my mission to guide women into clarity about their purpose. A woman who walks her destiny path is healthy, radiant, beautiful, strong and soft, happy. The mother we have always wanted to have. Now we are mothers ourselves, let’s become her. And even if you have not given birth physically, you are birthing things into this world every day. And you are probably a mother for other people in another form. The creative flow of life is in every woman.”
I am a global citizen. Dutch by birth (1977), wife, mother of 2, certified coach, Msc in social science (VU Amsterdam), former expat, yoga aficionado, passionate reader, foreign language lover, entrepreneurial blood.
“I started out in a job that I don’t like. Wanting to move into a job that makes a difference. In which I have freedom and flexibility of my own schedule. A job that challenges and is deeply fulfilling, helping others. Therefor I have to gain moe confidence in the way I’m showing up, caring less about what others think or doing things to please others. Having control over my emotions. Most valuable in the coaching program was Mirjam keeping me accountable – encouraging me to think of tangible and practical ways to kep me focused and on track. Thank you for creating a safe, non-judgemental space for exploration and true expression. For asking the tough questions and patiently waiting and listening, then offering encouragement. I came out of the program with knownig how to just BE and fully feel emotions. I relaised that what I have to offer matters. Even if it’s scary to show the true me, it’s important to do it, despite of what we’re conditioned to believe. I now present myeslf with more confidence. I speak up more in professional settings and it has landed me a new job I am truly excited about!”
“The coaching program gave me clarity, tools and awareness. Mirjam has amazing intuition. Combined with very action and results oriented, which I liked. Great explaining and guiding through the concepts. I have started my journey towards my overall purpose and mission in life. And I have been able to make big decisions because of the clarity I gained. From an anchor I can always tap into for future decisions.”
Account Director, Global creative company Amsterdam