About Me

Mental Fitness Coach for Leaders

I am:
An ICF certified coach with 20 years of experience in international education and leadership development.

I value:
Connection, trust, believing in yourself, growth, and making a difference.

I help:
Leaders across various sectors to unleash their full potential and create positive change in their organizations and communities.
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation
  • Advanced Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with the International Coach Academy
  • Certified Positive Intelligence Coach (CPQC)
  • Master’s degree in Counselling
  • Master’s degree in Teaching
I specialize in:
  • Mental Fitness, helping you develop the skills and habits to overcome negative thoughts and emotions, and to achieve your peak performance and well-being.

  • Transitions such as career changes, working internationally, parenting, relationship breakups, perimenopause

  • Mental health issues: burnout, loneliness, anxiety, insomnia

I have never met any professional so capable of being present for their client, noticing changes in their demeanour, an eyebrow or glow in their eye.
Marta Masse
Business Development Manager and Sales Consultant
Karin is very professional and has the great ability to understand challenges that people face irrelevant of their occupation. It helped me get a better understanding of my road ahead which is very exciting!
Freerk ten Hoor
Director Europe & Head of Sales at Centtrip
I needed a new direction in life and Karin helped me find it. Because Karin is thoughtful, whip-smart, and caring she is able to guide her clients with clarity and a sense of purpose.
Karinna Jones-Ianello

How I Coach

  • Coaching is a partnership where you have a non-judgemental, caring, and supportive thinking partner: me!
  • We explore your beliefs and discover new perspectives, so that you come up with your own insights, action steps and solutions.
  • Coaching saves you time and energy by reducing ruminations and indecisiveness while enhancing your clarity of mind and confidence in decision-making.
  • My coaching helps you grow personally and professionally.
  • I help you develop your authentic leadership style using the Positive Intelligence (PQ) Mental Fitness framework.
More about Coaching
Positive Intelligence (PQ) Mental Fitness
  • Helps you go from self-sabotage to self-mastery.
  • Is a research-based mental fitness program developed by University of Stanford professor Shirzad Chamine.
  • Has benefited more than half a million participants from around the globe.
  • Synthesizes recent discoveries across neuroscience, positive psychology, cognitive behavioural psychology, and performance science.
  • Is a simple yet incredibly powerful tool and framework.
PQ combined with my coaching will
  • Drastically accelerate your awareness of negative mental habits (saboteurs).
  • Give you the tools to pause and choose more positive responses to challenging situations.
  • Allow you to feel calmer and more grounded throughout your day.
  • Improve your professional and personal relationships.
This program has helped me deal with stressful situations on the long run: I still apply the PQ reps on my daily routines and they are now part of my life.
Margarita Vallduriola
Subject Area Leader at International School of The Hague
For years I've read so much about mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing, but struggled to practice consistently in the midst of a busy life with young children and a demanding job. PQ has given me a simple and incredibly effective way to tap into this knowledge, be present and feel happy and calm. It's so simple and it works!
Marie Favret
Secondary School Principal at The International School of Azerbaijan
The neurobiology behind PQ muscle building is such an eye-opener. I find it fascinating that simply activating a different part of your brain repeatedly can result in much more calm, clarity and awareness.
Sarah Pearl
Assistant Director - International Student Transitions - Council of International Schools

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