coaching creative minds
Many people I coach appear to be broadly thinking, very often with a continuous flow of thoughts and ideas, and the wish to exchange thoughts. Some people find out during later in life that they are creative, something that they had never thought about. This is not about the artistic creativity, but about creativity as the ability to get to new insights and ideas based on the enormous amount of information that we get.
This open, broad and creative way of thinking is not limited to science, education and arts. And in the end it is the click that you feel with a coach, and the fact that the person and the way of working appeal to you, the most important thing for a successful coaching. I also coach many people outside of these groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
on the pages Services, you can read more about coaching packages / workshops / intervision coaching.
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
“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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I am happy to explore the possibilities with you. Feel free to schedule an intake, without any obligations.