Born in Nijmegen and raised in The Hague from the age of six, from parents born in the Antilles, I am and feel, apart from being Dutch and a woman, hard to pigeonhole.
My mishmash background literally reaches deep into my DNA. My journey in life is to become aware of all the various aspects that are part of me and shape me. After all, I am the energy that interconnects all those differences and so enables a new unique being to arise. That’s how I feel in my job. People often come to me with one specific question that can usually be traced back to the various parts of their own being. I regard myself as the one who makes the other aware and connects.
“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination”
– Albert Einstein
I studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam and Psychology at the Roosevelt University in Chicago. I’m also a certified creative career coach with the Academy of Integral Human Sciences. I am a mother of three beautiful daughters. After living abroad for several years, my husband and I have been living in The Hague since 2006.
My passion is to work on a life of awareness. We are living in interesting times where there is a constant outward distraction. We are continuously presented with endless possibilities. Yet, the path of creativity runs from our inner to the outer world. The small fertilised egg is slowly preparing for its way out, choosing the right moment to embark on adventure. Are we still listening to the voice from this invisible, mysterious inner world that wants to speak out now and then?
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw
To me, as a lifestyle coach, this endless inner world is my guide line. The one thing I want to focus on. I make use of conventional coaching techniques, but I also apply creative methods, such as meditations, visualisations, working with symbolism including astrology. I get inspired by people like Oprah Winfrey, Brené Brown, Gregg Bradon and Robin Sharma, each in their own way sending a message of authenticity and natural self-leadership. Also people like Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Choprah and the Daila Lama made beautiful spiritual messages accessible to the public.
My personal goal is to connect all these wisdoms and to use these in both my own life and my lifestyle coaching in a way that works best for me and my clients – each in their own way.
My personal motto and life lesson is:
“Experience the ultimate source of love by living in the here and now”
– Perine Simon-Davelaar