Last year I have completed my second coaching sessions with Karen. Besides having a welcoming and warm personality, Karen was spot on with her advice. I realized during our conversations, while possessing the capacity, I sometimes struggle on how to fully utilize this. Karen has helped me in this process. Overall, our conversations have given me more self-confidence and improved my decision-making skills. Some things I remember: “it is as it is” and “if you have the goal in sight, it doesn’t necessarily mean the road towards is one straight line”. These two Karen concepts (as I would like to call them) still help me every day with my acceptance, development and focus. Are you a driven woman and have questions about challenging situations? Are you open to honest and (sometimes) confronting conversations? Karen is definitely the right coach for you! Karen, thanks for now and the future!
Karen was belangrijk voor mij in een fase van mijn leven waarin ik het contact met mijzelf was verloren. Ze reikte mij tools aan om mijn weg weer te vinden, waarbij de aandacht lag om geaard te zijn en zelf de regie te nemen in en over mijn leven. Zij was daarbij niet bang om te confronteren en Karen praatte niet met me mee. Hierdoor kon ik situaties vanuit diverse kanten bekijken en mijn eigen aandeel daarin herkennen. Ze gaf ruimte om op mijn eigen tempo beslissingen te nemen, zodat het mijn keuzes waren en vanuit mijn hart kwamen. Ze heeft me geleerd mijn eigen gevoel te volgen en dat als prioriteit te stellen, alleen en in contact met anderen.
Karen is een bijzonder inspireerde vrouw. Zij helpt je om inzicht te krijgen en geeft je tools in handen om daar wat mee te kunnen doen. Karen bruist van nieuwe ideeën en ziet altijd mogelijkheden. Ik voel mij vereerd dat ik haar ken en met haar mag samenwerken.
Working with Karen was a pleasure (not to mention a lot of fun). Within 3 months I made several breakthroughs on issues that I wasn’t able to tackle in years. I’m generally more efficient and happier. Totally worth my time and money.
Karen is een top coach die je met simpele vragen op een rustige manier laat nadenken over bepaalde aspecten van het leven zowel werk en privé. Karen heeft mij enorm geholpen door mij te leren dat het ‘moeten’ niet hoeft en communicatie met een ander ( het recht van spreken en vragen) een belangrijk aspect is van het leven. Want zo houd je het roer in eigen handen en kun je leven zoals je dat wil. Doen wat je gelukkig maakt. Werk en privé in harmonie. Met de woorden ‘ik heb recht op…’ kom je een heel eind.
I met Karen at a professional coaching event. I knew immediately, I MUST know her. By her behavior, her smile and gestures we can catch immediately her experiences and she creates a confidential ambiance. She is able to open everything in you to find out more about yourself, how your feelings and acts connect. She does not force anything. Everything is natural during her sessions. I am more than grateful to her, and I can recommend her as personal and systemic coach.
They say ‘its good to talk’, well I cannot agree more. If you find yourself at crossroads and not sure which way to turn, speak to Karen. I have connected with Karen after really liking her posts and comments. One day I have asked for advice on my career, she agreed and we got taking via skype. I cannot recommend her enough, she listens, dissects the information and asks questions where you find yourself thinking hard and than seeing that the answer is actually really simple, but she made you look at it from a different angle. Priceless!!! I had a real ‘light bulb’ moment when talking to Karen. I am sure Karen is going to be my ‘go to’ life coach for years to come.
Go on, talk to Karen, she will show you the way to success and if not that, at least lend you an ear for all your troubles. Thank you again Karen, you are an absolute star!!!
Karen is een geweldige Coach, dankzij haar coaching net even wat extra fijne kneepjes aangeleerd die mij helpen in het sturen coachen en begeleiden van collega’s. Vanaf de allereerste sessie een goede klik, en iedere sessie heb ik als heel prettig en bovendien heel erg nuttig ervaren. Echt een aanrader!
Karen gives you confidence and the possibility to find the ‘real-me’ inside. During my coaching process Karen changed the fear of being vulnerable into the power of my vulnerability #imperfection
Thanks Karen! You handed me the right tools to reach my goals and challenges. You have given me balance in life. Through my coaching process I learned to take place in the middle of my circle, ready to be more successful in life.
With her systemically way of coaching, Karen has the possession and experience to let a person grow and getting confidence and believer in their selves. In reaching them the right tools and her knowledge, she is an expert in learning people to achieve their goals and challenges. Karen has the capability to motivate and stimulate by using her compassion and great way of coaching. In a short period of time, she has the capability not to change the person itself, but to change the way they have balanced their lives until so far. In our organization we have used Karen’s method of coaching for several different colleagues in various positions. In all these cases she’s has proven to be a good partner for both the individual and our company. To actually see the positive change in a person in the way they do things, and see them practice what they have learned during and after the coaching, that makes the change!
Karen is a driven profession who opened my eyes last Monday. In one sentence. I was astonished. Karen analyses and confronts. Her action and reaction mentality invites you to actually do what you had been planning for years, but never got to. Working with her is a great gift to yourself.
I particularly liked the way Karen asked questions. In this way I could discover and find my needed answers by myself.
Thanks Karen van Hout-Frederiks!!! The sessions with you were outstanding and opened my eyes with ground breaking realisations. Through the work with you right from our first session on, I got a detailed and easy way to understand things that seemed like a mountain I could not climb – breakthrough all the way. Thanks so much for the professionalism.
Karen has a beautiful gift to let someone watch from a distance to themselves and / or their organization. As a coach she guides you in a non-compelling way to critically deal with your questions and challenges. Through her strong intuition she knows exactly how to clarify what it is where you and/or your organisation bump into and how you can work towards a solution on your own power towards balance and performance. In our collaboration as coaches I know Karen as thorough, not afraid of constructive confrontation, and always hungry for new knowledge and techniques. With her specific systemic approach she is capable of providing you insight to the dynamic of interactions, in which you are as person or team. Starting from your own place in that system, she succeeds together with her clients to surpass the ratio and go from the core of the issue to work towards lasting results.
Karen helped me to overcome my feeling that life is a grey, boring place. She helped me to change my automatic thoughts from ‘I should and I have to’ into I can, I want and I like. This gave me a huge feeling of freedom. With Karen’s assistance I was able to acknowledge and overcome the feelings of sadness, loneliness and fear. Karen’s therapeutic and coaching skills are outstanding. I was very impressed by the results.
It was great to see this powerful work in real life and I gained beautiful insights. It was a special day, very well done! 😉
During a difficult period at work I got a recommendation for the systemic constellation with Karen. I could vent my frustrations in a safe environment. She was very understanding and kind, she exactly found the method to gave me new insights. The frustrations decreased enormously and I gained more confidence and focus in my career. Definitely a recommendation.
The listening skills of Karen and an ability to draw out key points to works upon. Great visuals to help internally focus on the tasks at hands. Ability to get one to reflect with guidance.
Thank you for your beautiful gift!
I drove home happy and felt so ‘rich’.
I always found our sessions very effective and calm me down. I also experienced a more holistic and creative approach then previous therapies ( with other professionals). Especially the activity with dummies to have a new perspective on my family and sessions while walking in the forest. I felt a very quite trust towards Karen and felt always understood, not judged and eared for.
I have experienced this as a very effective and purposeful.
Karen is a great professional as Coach & Counsellor. Meaningful, useful workshops and well-driven coaching sessions. A highly motivating methodology to learn about yourselves discovering your own weaknesses and qualities to grow every day. Thanks Karen!
I wanted to thank both of you for the special experience last Friday. Surprisingly and enriching, I gained a lot of new and useful insights!
Thank you for your beautiful constellation yesterday evening, Karen. I was able to say goodbye to a conflict which wasn’t mine but which I’ve carried with me for a long time.
Karen isn’t afraid to push someone else’s boundaries, with success. Great in organizing, highly skilled in motivating and get people engaged.
Karen helped me to gain a more balance and constructive view of my work related stress by encouraging me to find solutions to reducing the negative factors, but also to put into perspective and de-dramatise certain anxieties. She is a professional “listening partner” who allowed me to verbalize some problems with discreet, yet well judged comments, which led me to constructing solutions for myself.
This has been a very special day with the workshop Systemic Tasting! Thanks to the professional guidance of Karen I experienced a lot and gained many useful insights. The whole experience was very exciting, fun and comforting. I discovered something that I wasn’t aware I carried with me. This casts a different light on my own system and part of myself. Very happy with the result!!
I have gained insight into my situation in a surprising way.
I met Karen as workshop leader as a very kind and professional woman who felt the need of the group, showing respect and intuition in the interaction. The use of a great metaphor made the participants look at their own roles in life. Karen works with calmness, love and radiates a lot of confidence through her work.
I experienced Karen van Hout as a calm and good listening coach. In a short period of time she is capable of teaching you some techniques, valuable insights and she gives you room to listen to yourself.
Karen sees trough and understands the client very well. She is able to step back and formulate, to then decide on interventions and process. She deals well with the content, keeping focused on the goal and the bigger picture. She uses different techniques / interventions very well, good pace and appropriately. She is a well prepared and strong counsellor. (supervisor)
The major insight I had was that I can connect my work to the role in life which fits me the best. What a relieve.
Although I’ve experienced some of the exercises before, they were still clarifying. Especially the exercise with ‘the dot’. I felt a distinct difference between the different roles. It made me think about myself, the role I have and the one I play in life. The role that I initially with my mind didn’t consider as the most important, turned out to be my number one. I discovered why. A great combination of working with your emotions and reason. Good and pleasant guidance, thank you! It was special…thanks again!
‘Thank you Karen, today I had a beautiful workshop ‘a taste of systemic work’.
Karen you really helped me to get more self-confidence. Afterwards I felt much better to recommend myself to other people to come to me to get a shamanic healing session.
This was an inspiring workshop which gave me clarity and clearness in my role and goals. The steps to achieve these goals are definitely things I will continue working on.
What have I gained from this: Take small easy and doable steps instead of big ones. Get over your fear and self raised limitations. Do follow your hart. Much openness during the workshop.
I gained new insights and am able to connect better with my feelings and emotions.
The exercises helped me stabilizing the proportions between others’ and my own ‘images’ and expectations. I finally had the idea that I found someone who actually listened to me and understood me. I experienced the sessions as very pleasant and I learned to get to know myself better.
You know it’s about you and yet it’s easier because you look at it from a distance.
Karen had very helpful ways to help me categorize the hurdles I had in front of me, and to put them in perspective. This gave me confidence, but allowed me to conquer aspects of the process in a more logical and active way. I was able to move forward with planning and organizing after this.
On coaching (book) writers:
Do you want to write a book or are you writing one? Book a meeting with systemic coach Karen van Hout. I gained much from this. I have a better understanding of what moves my internal characters and found a solution to a jammed story-line. Good coach, she has a true interest in you and the things that you’re doing.
Working on your story in a systemic way with Karen? That’s a must do!
An true enrichment. I am able to continue writing my book.
I’ve had an intensive session with Karen this afternoon, about my manuscript. I received answers to profound questions, the motives and emotions of my characters. Changing of perspective and persona the context came to life, which brings more credible characters. Now I have to work with the outcomes. Karen, thank you so much!