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I very much enjoyed working with Esther. Her broad professional experience and corporate background allows her to combine valuable work related insights and methodologies with a personal approach. In my job I am confronted with many challenges on a day-to-day basis, as a result I was struggling with my career-planning, personal growth and professional development. Through Esther’s coaching, a blend of creating self-awareness, job-crafting and growing personal leadership skills, she helped me bring back focus in my daily work and find answers to the challenges I was struggling with. Furthermore, Esther’s coaching also distinguishes itself by incorporating both professional goals and personal ambitions. As a result of my sessions with her I am now more confident, effective and happy in both my work and my life.
Strategic advisor to the deputy mayor, Gemeente Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I met Esther after inviting her to be one of the resource speakers at the Business Conference organised by MBA students. Since the beginning, I know that she’s the right person to speak in our event. She has a very calm way of speaking but igniting passion and sparking motivation. When she speaks in the Business Conference, she was able to make audiences dig deep and look at who we are, what we are capable of, and imagine possibilities of what more we can achieve. Esther has that natural talent of bringing out the best from people so that people will feel challenged and rejuvenated. As an HR professional, I know that she is the right person to motivate employees. I would recommend her as either trainer/speaker/coach since she can bring some impact on how people see themselves. Thank you, Esther!
HR Director, Indonesia
Esther is one of the most professional and very pleasant persons which I have met. She was my coach during some time. The task was not easy because she coached me via phone and we had not met before. So she did not know me at all. I also should add that we live in different countries. I am in Russia and Esther in the Netherlands. It took only couple calls after which I started filling like we worked together for a long time and she knew me very well. She understood my concerns from the first words and gave very important comments and advises which helped me very much and continue helping. She showed me my strengths and thought how to use them. We discussed different situations at work. Her advises helped me to define proper solutions. Esther is very care about people and always ready to give her knowledge, skills and I suppose very often heart to help them to achieve their goals at work and what is the most important in their lives.
Corporate Director, Head of Client Services and Delivery Channels, Royal Bank of Scotland, Russia
We have had numerous trainers and speakers facilitating our master’s classes over the past year. Esther stands out as being one of the better ones on her ability to strike the right balance of academics, practical experience and showmanship. She is well versed in academic theories enabling her to peg her discussions with universally accepted theories students can relate to. She has ample work experience in a corporate setting to properly substantiate academic principles in a workplace setting. Unlike attending lectures and seminars, all examples she use are real and her experience enable her to relate to nearly every individual circumstance that arises. She is an entertainer. Unlike most facilitators who resort to comical or wild theatrics, she has a uniquely calm way of captivating her audience. She has the uncanny ability to control large audience whilst encouraging them to come out of their comfort zones. This makes sessions focused without diminishing the fun factor. Esther is the type of person who knows how to help you bring about your best potential.
Functional Projects Manager (HR, Sales, Marketing), The Netherlands
Esther taught me to see my true value and seize my full potential. Thanks to her coaching and advice I was able to launch my own enterprise and believe in my own ideas.
I would strongly recommend Esther to anyone who needs guidance and support in finding their way in personal and career development.
ENTREPRENEUR | POLITICIAN | Historicus, THE NETHERLANDS
After years of creating and working towards my goals, I started doubting. Am I being realistic? Are my dreams realistic? Will I be able to reach my goals? Or am I being naive and will I find myself years from now being left with nothing but the sense of a lot of wasted time and money, needing to start all over again? What in the world am I doing with my life? A friend of mine recommended Light Up Your Talent. Immediately after the first conversation, I knew it was the right thing for me to start this journey with Esther. At the end of the ride, I can say, smiling: My goals are unchanged, but realistically designed. Esther has asked me the right questions and gave me the right tasks to make me believe in myself again. I know now why I have the dreams and the goals that I have, and she helped me reassure myself that I have got what it takes.
Ik heb de coaching sessies met Esther als zeer prettig ervaren. Nadat ik de strengthscope had gedaan waren de resultaten niet verassend. Ik heb meerdere training en vele feedback sessies gehad om mijzelf te ontdekken en te leren kennen. Aan de hand van de resultaten van de strengthscope zijn we de coaching sessies begonnen. Het klikte meteen tussen Esther en mij en dat is een voorwaarde denk ik om de coachings sessies te laten slagen en om een vertrouwensband op te bouwen. Een van de vraag was zijn de kwaliteiten die ik heb aangeleerd of aangeboren. Verassend genoeg kwam ik samen met Esther achter, die goed doorvroeg en door goed te luisteren kwam ik achter dat een aantal kwaliteiten zijn aangeleerd door de situatie, omgeving waarin je opgegroeid bent en hoe je opgevoed bent. Ik heb zes sessie gehad waarin de kwaliteiten goed zijn besproken met als gevolg dat je werd geconfronteerd met jezelf. Waardoor de sessies mij bewuster heeft gemaakt hoe ik beter gebruik kon maken van mijn kwaliteiten. Tevens ben ik bewuster geworden om betere keuzes te maken en te genieten van je kwaliteiten. Tijdens een van deze sessies hebben wij teruggeblikt op mijn leven, wat waren mijn successen en succesfactoren en wat waren mijn dieptepunten. Wat heb ik ervan geleerd en welke kwaliteiten heb ik gebruikt om mijn successen te behalen. Esther heeft mij goed begeleid door dat proces en mij terug genomen in mijn leven. Ik ben niet bang om terug te kijken en ik ben trots op wat ik heb bereikt. Esther heeft mij geholpen om mij bewust te maken van mij kwaliteiten, trots te zijn op mezelf waardoor je een gelukkiger mens van wordt. Esther Enorm Bedankt…..Bedankt voor je coaching, je feedback, je energie, je positiviteit, je tips…je hebt mij een gelukkiger mens gemaakt.
Team Leader, Royal Bank of Scotland, The Netherlands