Science

Many scientists went into science out of passion and interest. Later in your career you may get split; between applied research and unraveling the fundamentals, between publishing in well-known journals or reaching more impact along other channels, between research or teaching.   At these moments, a sparring partner is very welcome; independent, with an open mind and knowing the system. I worked for years as an immunological researcher at Sanquin. Later on I worked as a teacher, a program director and strategic policy advisor at the University of Twente.  This made me see the various parts of the scientific world. While coaching scientists now, this is very welcome. 

Coaching

Grant applications are very much emphasized in scientists` careers. This concerns your own essential choices, your intrinsic values. For this purpose I offer an individual coaching package Grant Application.  

For many PhD-students, the package Focus & motivation is very suitable. PhD-students often experience a period when things don’t work out well, and when you need an independent sparring partner. 

The packages Focus & Motivation, Authentic leadership and Balancing Creativity can be interesting for many scientists, depending on your questions. 

And of course, besides this there is always “illustraject op maat”, completely tailor-made.

Workshops

Specifically for scientists I designed the workshop:
Science & identity.
Inspired by the many dilemmas that scientists face, and by seeing how people can offer each other novel insights by exchanging their thoughts, I designed this workshop, in cooperation with several young scientists.  

The other workshops may also be of interest. For example Structuring and stimulating creativity. This involves not merely scientists but also people from outside science.

Intervision coaching

 

For intervision coaching I strive to bring together the people from comparable target groups or with comparable questions.

The comparable target groups among scientists my vary from: 

  • Disciplinary or multi-disciplinary 
  • Focusing on research / education / societal impact  
  • Entrepreneurial /applied / fundamental 
  • PhD-students / UD / UHD / Professor
  • Strategic level of operation, both scientifically as well as organisation-wise   
Education

Most people choose to work in education out of mere passion for the job; being in contact with other people, enabled to see students for who they really are, learning, and facilitating people growing.

Later in your career it appears not as easy as you want to really do this. A sounding board may help, to refind your own energy, and focus your career.

I worked myself as a teacher and program director, as a teamleader and strategic policy advisor on education. My experiences enable me to know that content, and to understand your needs as a teacher.

Coaching

Motivation & Focus is an interesting coaching package when you need a sparring partner considering the choices you can make, in all fields of education from PE to HE.  

Higher Education in the Netherlands is changing. So are the possibilities to focus on education, and to excell in university teaching. Several grants are available in this field. The coaching package Grant Application may be interesting for you in that case.   

Of course, there is always “illustraject op maat”, completely tailor-made.

Workshops

Specifically for teachers, but also of interest for others working in education, I designed the workshop:
Teaching & identity.
Inspired by the many dilemmas that teachers face, and by seeing how people can offer each other novel insights by exchanging thoughts, I designed this workshop, in cooperation with several teachers.

The other workshops may also be of interest. This involves not merely teachers but also people from outside education.

Intervision coaching

For intervision coaching I strive to bring together the people from comparable target groups or comparable questions.

Comparable target groups for intervision coaching among teachers can be combined from the various fields in education:  PO / VO / HO. This facilitates a discussion from various perspectives, and can lead to novel insights. 

It is also useful meet with people from one specific section, depending on the needs. 

Arts

 

Very often the thinking processes are similar, leading to a different product. Creativity in science and in arts involves intuition and integration of novel concepts. The major difference is that the creative ideas in science need to be validated, while in arts they need to be unique.

The added value that I can offer creative scientists, is similar to the added value for artists. My interest in and experience with creativity in broader perspective, increases their mutual added value. Comparable questions, with a different route of entry or way of working, a different balance between ratio and intuition. 

My own creative mind, broad and open thinking, years of experience as an amateur musician, and my love for (abstract) art made me capacitate myself in coaching people in arts. 

Coaching

Grant application concerns your own essential choices, your intrinsic values. For this purpose I offer an individual coaching package Grant Application.

Also interesting are questions on Structuring and stimulating creativity, for which I have many different tools. 

And of course, there is always “illustraject op maat”, completely tailor-made.

 

Workshops

Specifically for people in arts the workshop Structuring and stimulating creativity may be of interest.

Balancing the creative way of working and the focus needed for practical stuff in daily working life are part of this workshops, and tools are discussed. 

Intervision coaching

For intervision coaching I strive to bring together the people from comparable target groups or with comparable questions.

For intervision coaching among artists and musicians I do not have a clear plan yet. Simply because I do not have a big enough network in your sector. But when you are interested, you can contact me.  

 

on the pages Services, you can read more about coaching packages / workshops / intervision coaching.

Other broadly thinking creative minds

The people I coach appear to be broadly thinking, very often with a continuous flow of thoughts and ideas, and the wish to exchange thoughts. This is not limited to science, education and arts. So please don’t feel limited when you are appealed by my style of coaching and do not belong to one of the target groups mentioned above. 

Information for HR-professionals

When your are interested in what I can offer your organisation in science, education or arts, feel free to contact me. Workshops and intervision coaching are very suitable for tailor-made organisation-wide programs. Individual coaching is suitable for various professionals in your organisation, at all stages of their careers.

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 word.”

“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.”

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