"Gerda was brilliant at coaching through my relationship with my child. Some very powerful lessons were learnt."
"Gerda puts you in touch with yourself, an effective coach."
“Change is a process that takes time. During this 18 month coaching process I reflected in my work and many things became much simpler, the process is like a mirror. Not always easy and sometimes even painful but always worth it. The interactions through the coaching gave me a lot of insights and influenced my ways of working and professional goal. One of the direct results of coaching is that I have become more patient while working under high pressure.
What I appreciate about Gerda’s coaching is the openness. Gerda is very easy to work with and a great listener. She makes quick connections, holds the bigger picture and leaves ‘the ball at the feet of the client”.
Phone coaching works great, better than expected. I can concentrate better on the conversation and am less distracted.
I would recommend Gerda without a doubt, she is reliable, a great listener, holds the bigger picture, is relaxed, professional without being to formal.“
J.N. Sr Commercial Advisor,
Shell International Middle East
“Through coaching I am able to sharpen my analyses, I recognize my inner-critics and how they stop me from achieving my goals and I am also more able to step back.
What I really appreciate in the coaching are the very concrete excersises through questions and answers. I love working with the visualizations. Through these visuals my thoughts and emotions bring me surprising insights often not even work related but all the more relevant. Through those observations I come to my core.
What surprised me was the fact that phone coaching works so well, I like the distance, I feel I can be more ‘open’ while at the same time I guess face to face coaching might be more confrontational and therefor more harder.
I really like working with Gerda, she is cheerful, constructive, has a positive attitude, she makes me feel safe, nothing is strange or awkward, I feel not ashamed of my thoughts.”
N.A. the Netherlands
“Learning and evolving are core values of mine and I have only been able to recognize my values through working with Gerda. As I headed towards a milestone birthday on a life path I wasn't sure I was meant to be on Gerda has, through her amazing coaching, guided me through the rocky mountains of life and made me realize happiness is a choice. I have thoroughly enjoyed traveling on this journey with Gerda and continue to still learn and grow with her guidance. I couldn't ask for a better person to share my crazy life path with.”
SF - UAE
"I met Gerda when she co-created the 'Love Life' workshop for the expat community in Muscat. The workshop made me aware that I was struggling much more with finding my place as a new expat than I dared to admit. The workshop series was followed by a series of individual life coaching sessions that helped me understand and accept my new environment. With her support, I have made quite a few decisions that will make my expat life a much richer and broader experience that I had hoped for. Gerda is full of compassion and motivated me to (re)discover myself. She has a rich toolbox of methods she applies in her coaching sessions, and adapts to the individual needs. Some of them I found particularly useful (sitting down with a large sheet of paper to draw/write/mind map) and I have started to apply them myself."
Femke W. Muscat