On August 22nd 2016 I was driving to work during rush hour on the Eindhoven ring. The weather had been hot and dry the whole week but that morning it was pouring. When taking the last curve on the A2 my car started drifting, I hit the guardrail with 100 kilometers an hour and came to a halt. The car was total-loss and I could go home to recover. I was made to stop both literally and figuratively speaking to think about where I was at, where I wanted to go and what I wanted to live for. This was one of my most impactful loss experiences. This and other loss experiences have taken me on a road to the search for meaning in loss. Also, they instilled in me the desire to help those around me in their loss and transition.
In my work relating to loss and transition I focus on coaching. Many do not think of loss when formulating their first coach question. I regularly meet with professionals who start off with a leadership related coach question but find out during the coaching sessions that their growth in leadership is hindered by not (completely) processed loss experiences.
Would you like to know more about my work relating to loss, transition and meaning, then reach out to me.
I thought Jeroen would answer all my questions. After 3 sessions I realized Jeroen was asking the questions and I was the one talking. I gained much self confidence by hearing myself talk about solutions. I learned that my progression could help others. Someone I know, asked me if I had taken a course in effective communication.
The sessions I had with Jeroen have changed my thinking and behavior and I have grown in my way of communicating. He asked me questions which helped me analyze thought patterns, feelings and goals. I now look at situations and people from a different perspective and deal with them more effectively.
Marketing communication specialist
Partnering with Jeroen during a reorganization was very valuable as Jeroen provided great material to help our managers reflect on their role during this phase of transition. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to have face-to-face workshops, and Jeroen was very flexible in delivering recorded webinars. In these webinars, he conveyed some relevant knowledge about change and transition, emphasized the relevance of self-reflection and provided some practical tools for managers. Great learning modules that are rich and profound, and at the same time easy to digest.
Gudrun van Klaveren, Learning & Development Partner, Hexion