About Ineke

With a diverse background in Higher education I have plenty experience to understand the context of higher education. To be able to add most value to people and to society I chose to validate this experience and knowledge. This way I can shape my passion to help people grow more concrete. In Spring 2021 I finished the 2-year program coach practicioner & master coach at the Europees Instituut, De Baak. I am a mother of 3 school kids. This job enables me to combine work and private life well, also due to flexible schedules. In my spare time I make music, enjoy nature musea and fancy cooking. 



Former experience

I studied biology at Utrecht University. I did a PhD in immunology / protein chemistry at Sanquin (2003). After several years as a scientist, I worked on knowledge transfer, as a program director, teacher, teamleader, and strategic policy advisor on education and research, at Sanquin and later on at the University of Twente. 


Ineke as a coach

Coaching leadership and an open view on the strength of people with whom I work charactise me. This comes in handy in  my work as a coach. My own background as a scientist and teacher are a valuable combination in my job as a coach. Besides, I am experienced with creative minds from a diverse background. I know the choices that people in higher education have to make. I have seen the power of a mirror and a sparring partner in order to get there.  

“I can get happy when I see a twinkling in the eyes appear when someone, after several coaching sessions, can suddenly experience his own strength again.”

“When you can live and act from your own intrinsic values, it is much easier to lead an energetic live, full of strength and inspiration. “

What people say about illustra

“Ik heb met Ineke in een paar gesprekken meer inzicht gekregen om mijn eigen keuzes te maken en prioriteiten te kiezen waar ik blij van word, en daarnaast de organisatie meestal beter van wordt.”

“Ineke is er 100% voor je en creëert de veiligheid om te groeien. Met haar positieve en authentieke aanpak liet ze mij mijn krachten ontdekken en accepteren. Door haar inspirerende vragen wist ze mij anders te laten kijken en dat bracht mij enorm veel rust, kracht en vertrouwen.”

"My personal coaching sessions with Ineke were scheduled as part of Honours Change Leaders program at the University of Twente. She asked pointed questions that made me think and question my motives and reasoning behind my goals. I think that is one of the important takeaways for me from these sessions: asking the right questions. These sessions were mentally stimulating and insightful."

“I greatly appreciated the sessions with Ineke, who helped me to move forward with my personal goals.With the help of Ineke’s unique insights, her attention and questions, I managed to see some things from a different perspective and that really helped me to develop further by learning from past experiences. I am completely satisfied and can only describe the sessions as an opportunity for my internal growth.”

“During the eight months of coaching, Ineke helped me to figure out what I exactly want to do, why I haven’t done certain things and where I am really good at. She enabled me to put goals based on my own values and to focus on the things which really matter to me.

Ineke is a very energetic, creative, empathetic and intelligent person. She dares to ask all sorts of questions, to experiment with different techniques and approaches. At the end of each session, she was capable to bring all the input back to the initial question. Ineke loves coaching and this is evident in each moment. And it was fun.

From the beginning, there was the right chemistry between us. I couldn’t have thought about a better coach for my situation. Thank you for giving me this nice opportunity to see myself from a different perspective.”

Samen, dat is het kernwoord van mijn coachtraject. Ineke creëert in no-time een veilige en open sfeer, die uitnodigt om samen de tanden te zetten in het coachvraagstuk waar ik voor gekomen ben. Door haar scherpe, inzichtelijke en nadenk-vragen kwamen we al gauw tot de kern en konden we samen aan de slag om de volgende stap te zetten. De flexibiliteit en het aanstekelijk plezier in coaching van Ineke maakt het ook nog eens heel leuk om te doen. 

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