“They always say time changes things,
but you actually have to change
them yourself.”

Andy Warhol

Training & Coaching for 
teams and individuals

Many of us feel as if expectations placed upon us both privately and professionally are (too) high. As we live in times of constant flux it’s important that we remain motivated and see opportunities to develop and grow. My training and coaching courses not only focus on gaining awareness on what gets you motivated and gives you energy, your options and qualities and how to get the most out of them. They also focus on gaining insights into that which you might find difficult or uncomfortable and how these things may hold you back. I believe everyone has a need for personal as well as professional growth. My trainings and coachings help you to find what really makes you tick.

Arrow Direction
Arrow Direction

Many of us feel as if expectations placed upon us both privately and professionally are (too) high. As we live in times of constant flux it’s important that we remain motivated and see opportunities to develop and grow. My training and coaching courses not only focus on gaining awareness on what gets you motivated and gives you energy, your options and qualities and how to get the most out of them. They also focus on gaining insights into that which you might find difficult or uncomfortable and how these things may hold you back. I believe everyone has a need for personal as well as professional growth. My trainings and coachings help you to find what really makes you tick.

About me

Nicolette Roelofs

Hallo, my name is Nicolette Roelofs

After years of working as a manager, trainer and coach for several companies I founded Mensen Trainen & Coachen in 2003. I work with national and international companies of all sizes as well as providing services to individual clients. My strengths lie in supporting people and organizations in their development and growth.

Besides following courses to stay up to date on the latest developments in my field I enjoy long distance trekking to reflect on my personal and professional life. During these long distance walks I’ve learned to really take my time and be patient. What I find most important is to see my clients as they truly are, to not only focus on the big picture or end goals but also on the details. I believe small steps can be equally important as big leaps and that this is essential to effectively supporting my clients. My motto is: ‘take your time’!

All pictures on this website were taken during my walks.

Nicolette Roelofs

Hallo, ik ben Nicolette Roelofs

After years of working as a manager, trainer and coach for several companies I founded Mensen Trainen & Coachen in 2003. I work with national and international companies of all sizes as well as providing services to individual clients. My strengths lie in supporting people and organizations in their development and growth.

Besides following courses to stay up to date on the latest developments in my field I enjoy long distance trekking to reflect on my personal and professional life. During these long distance walks I’ve learned to really take my time and be patient. What I find most important is to see my clients as they truly are, to not only focus on the big picture or end goals but also on the details. I believe small steps can be equally important as big leaps and that this is essential to effectively supporting my clients. My motto is: ‘take your time’!

All pictures on this website were taken during my walks.

“Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do not go where the path may lead;
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coaching 

One sunflower

Personal coaching

Personal Coaching revolves around setting and achieving concrete and realistic goals. You will learn to recognize and appreciate your own qualities and how to effectively apply them. We will also focus on giving you methods to better deal with your pitfalls and (negative) emotions. I use several methods depending on the needs and situation of the client. Some possible focus points are:

• Dealing with emotions and conflicts

• Balancing professional and private life

• Making the most of your qualities and talents

• Effective communication

Sunflowers

Career coaching

Do you have doubts regarding your career path? It may be time to take a step back and take a good look at what kind of career you really want and suits you. If you find you’re having trouble coming to meaningful conclusions then career coaching can help. I have been helping people with this process for nearly 20 years. By making a career plan together and doing specific assignments you will gain valuable insight into your qualities and motivations, what energizes you and what type of organization best suits you.

Heart

Burn-out coaching

One in six people show burn-out symptoms due to a (too) high workload. We often forget that even professional athletes can’t compete every day. For the last few years the number of people reporting burn-out symptoms has steadily increased. I have been educated as a certified mindfulness trainer and have designed courses to specifically help those with burn-out symptoms. During these courses we will combine personal coaching as well as mindfulness exercises.

Piling rocks

Corporate coaching 

It’s necessary for organisations to be able to effectively respond to changes in our society. Having employees that are flexible and pro-active as well as continuing to learn and develop themselves is essential to achieve this. 

Mensen Trainen & Coachen supports teams during this process through team coaching whilst keeping the best interests of the team in mind.

Coaching on the job

During this coaching I will tag along during your everyday work. I will join meetings, discussions and other gatherings and will act as a ‘fly on the wall’. At the end of the day I will provide feedback regarding possible issues, behaviour and communication skills. We will evaluate your effective as well as less effective behaviour.

Coaching on the Job is designed to give you insights into:

• Collaborating with colleagues

• Communication skills

• Personal issues

Red plant

Executive coaching

CEO’s might not be directly involved in directing other colleagues but face other challenges. How to stay sharp? Who do you confide in with regards to any doubts, questions or ideas you may have? How do you assay new ideas and who is able to provide constructive feedback? As an independent coach I can help you gain valuable insights by holding up a mirror and asking penetrating questions.

One sunflower

Personal coaching

Personal Coaching revolves around setting and achieving concrete and realistic goals. You will learn to recognize and appreciate your own qualities and how to effectively apply them. We will also focus on giving you methods to better deal with your pitfalls and (negative) emotions. I use several methods depending on the needs and situation of the client. Some possible focus points are:

• Dealing with emotions and conflicts

• Balancing professional and private life

• Making the most of your qualities and talents

• Effective communication

Sunflowers

Career coaching

Do you have doubts regarding your career path? It may be time to take a step back and take a good look at what kind of career you really want and suits you. If you find you’re having trouble coming to meaningful conclusions then career coaching can help. I have been helping people with this process for nearly 20 years. By making a career plan together and doing specific assignments you will gain valuable insight into your qualities and motivations, what energizes you and what type of organization best suits you.

Heart

Burn-out coaching

One in six people show burn-out symptoms due to a (too) high workload. We often forget that even professional athletes can’t compete every day. For the last few years the number of people reporting burn-out symptoms has steadily increased. I have been educated as a certified mindfulness trainer and have designed courses to specifically help those with burn-out symptoms. During these courses we will combine personal coaching as well as mindfulness exercises.

Piling rocks

Corporate Coaching

It’s necessary for organisations to be able to effectively respond to changes in our society. Having employees that are flexible and pro-active as well as continuing to learn and develop themselves is essential to achieve this. Mensen Trainen & Coachen supports teams during this process through team coaching whilst keeping the best interests of the team in mind.

Coaching on the job

During this coaching I will tag along during your everyday work. I will join meetings, discussions and other gatherings and will act as a ‘fly on the wall’. At the end of the day I will provide feedback regarding possible issues, behaviour and communication skills. We will evaluate your effective as well as less effective behaviour.

Coaching on the Job is designed to give you insights into:

• Collaborating with colleagues

• Communication skills

• Personal issues

Red plant

Executive coaching

CEO’s might not be directly involved in directing other colleagues but face other challenges. How to stay sharp? Who do you confide in with regards to any doubts, questions or ideas you may have? How do you assay new ideas and who is able to provide constructive feedback? As an independent coach I can help you gain valuable insights by holding up a mirror and asking penetrating questions.

“The first step toward change is awareness.
The second step is acceptance”

Nathaniel Branden

Training

Training courses for organisations

Once an organisation decides they are in need of training we will start with an introduction at no cost. During the introduction we will discuss why a training would be useful as well as defining the type of training that best meets your needs.

When designing a training I always interview a number of participants beforehand to listen to their needs so that we can be sure the course has broad support with the participants. I have many years of experience as a coach and trainer in organizations of all sizes. I get to the point quickly and I’m not afraid to ask confronting questions.

Path in cropped field

When could a training
course be necessary?

Do you encounter apathy, change fatigue or disappointment among employees and management within your organisation? It’s important for people within organisations and teams to be able to rely upon each other. For an optimal working environment employees should feel heard and free to openly discuss things. Taking personal responsibility and ownership is essential to this process. For most of us this isn’t easy but training can help. During the training course employees will become more aware of their own strengths and leadership capabilities. Mensen Trainen & Coachen will appeal to peoples intrinsic motivation to grow.

Boots

(Personal) Leadership

What exactly is leadership? When asking this question during training I receive many different answers but practically everyone can agree on two things: a leader is charismatic and is willing to take the lead. The (personal) leadership courses Mensen Trainen & Coachen develops together with companies aren’t instrumental but mainly focus on the leadership capabilities of the participants.

Rocks

Manager Development, but different…

These days managers and people in leadership positions are expected to do more than simply direct their employees. They project enthusiasm and should inspire and instill confidence in their subordinates. As a leader you should be able to adjust your leadership style to the individual needs of an employees. During the MD course we will give serious consideration to the wishes of the participants. Because of this approach the course is highly valued by the participants and motivates them to instill real change.

Training

Training courses for organisations

Once an organisation decides they are in need of training we will start with an introduction at no cost. During the introduction we will discuss why a training would be useful as well as defining the type of training that best meets your needs.

When designing a training I always interview a number of participants beforehand to listen to their needs so that we can be sure the course has broad support with the participants. I have many years of experience as a coach and trainer in organizations of all sizes. I get to the point quickly and I’m not afraid to ask confronting questions.

Path in cropped field

When could a training course be necessary?

Do you encounter apathy, change) fatigue or disappointment among employees and management within your organisation? It’s important for people within organisations and teams to be able to rely upon each other. For an optimal working environment employees should feel heard and free to openly discuss things. Taking personal responsibility and ownership is essential to this process. For most of us this isn’t easy but training can help. During the training course employees will become more aware of their own strengths and leadership capabilities. Mensen Trainen & Coachen will appeal to peoples intrinsic motivation to grow.
Boots

(Personal) Leadership

What exactly is leadership? When asking this question during training I receive many different answers but practically everyone can agree on two things: a leader is charismatic and is willing to take the lead. The (personal) leadership courses Mensen Trainen & Coachen develops together with companies aren’t instrumental but mainly focus on the leadership capabilities of the participants.
Rocks

Manager Development, but different…

These days managers and people in leadership positions are expected to do more than simply direct their employees. They project enthusiasm and should inspire and instill confidence in their subordinates. As a leader you should be able to adjust your leadership style to the individual needs of an employees. During the MD course we will give serious consideration to the wishes of the participants. Because of this approach the course is highly valued by the participants and motivates them to instill real change.

Path in cropped field

When could a training course be necessary?

Do you encounter apathy, change) fatigue or disappointment among employees and management within your organisation? It’s important for people within organisations and teams to be able to rely upon each other. For an optimal working environment employees should feel heard and free to openly discuss things. Taking personal responsibility and ownership is essential to this process. For most of us this isn’t easy but training can help. During the training course employees will become more aware of their own strengths and leadership capabilities. Mensen Trainen & Coachen will appeal to peoples intrinsic motivation to grow.

Boots

(Personal) Leadership

What exactly is leadership? When asking this question during training I receive many different answers but practically everyone can agree on two things: a leader is charismatic and is willing to take the lead. The (personal) leadership courses Mensen Trainen & Coachen develops together with companies aren’t instrumental but mainly focus on the leadership capabilities of the participants.

Rocks

Manager Development, but different…

These days managers and people in leadership positions are expected to do more than simply direct their employees. They project enthusiasm and should inspire and instill confidence in their subordinates. As a leader you should be able to adjust your leadership style to the individual needs of an employees. During the MD course we will give serious consideration to the wishes of the participants. Because of this approach the course is highly valued by the participants and motivates them to instill real change.

Mensen Trainen & Coachen has over 20 years of experience in:

• Leadership development

• Young talent development

• Team development

“Do or do not, there is no try”

Yoda, Star Wars

Testimonials

“The sessions with Nicolette were always an eye-opening experience. The discoveries became milestones in my personal and professional development and decision-making process.”

“Recently Nicolette was my coach and guided me on my search for the next step in my career. She did this by listening attentively, reflecting openly and posing tough questions. I have met various coaches in my career, but consider her the best. Highly recommended!”

 “I have found Nicolette at a difficult period in my life -both personally and professionally. I was on edge of burn out. I will forever be grateful for the tools and skills I’ve learned with you, Nicolette. I am so proud of me and where I stand today. Thank you.”

“Nicolette was mijn trainster tijdens de Leergang Management Vaardigheden. Het afgelopen jaar heb ik ook diverse coachingssessies bij haar gehad. Ik vind het zeer prettig om met Nicolette te werken. Ze is doortastend en dringt snel door tot de kern door het stellen van de juiste vragen.”

“Ik heb bij Nicolette eerst het programma Management Essentials voor zittende managers schaal 12/13 gevolgd. Prettig was dat er geen vastomlijnd programma was en dat er ruimte was voor meer persoonlijke diepgang. Haar begeleiding was het meest waardevolle aspect aan dit programma. De klik was zodanig dat ik aansluitend een één op één coaching bij haar heb gevolgd. De spiegel die zij mij voorhield was dermate scherp dat ik mij niet langer achter mijzelf kon verschuilen..”

“Nicolette is een erg professionele en vooral betrokken coach. Ze kan goed luisteren en weet vervolgens de juiste vragen te stellen, zodat ik telkens gedwongen werd goed over dingen na te denken. In combinatie met de opdrachten en oefeningen, heb ik een beter beeld van mezelf gekregen. En dan voornamelijk over mijn kwaliteiten en valkuilen in/ tijdens mijn werk. Ik ben haar erg dankbaar voor de interessante, persoonlijke en leerzame sessies.”

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