OF WOOD Sarl-S was established in 2011 as a Luxembourg company.
In 2014 part of the company’s activity was relocated to Woerden in The Netherlands. Since then OF WOOD has been active in the two mentioned countries. In 2017 the company’s office returned back to Luxembourg.

  OF WOOD is member of ICF Luxembourg and EMCC Luxembourg.

The owner is Karen van Hout:

Through my own experiences, I am convinced that every individual is capable of being the director of his of her own life and can learn ( or continue )  to take and stay in control.

I have ‘been there, done that’. I became the director in my own life story, leaving parts of the scripts untouched when I thought it was good and rewrote it where needed=>  mould it into a form that serves me best. With the result I live the life I aimed for. Both private and carrier-wise.

The words ‘cannot’ and ‘impossible’ are not part of my vocabulary. There is always a way out.

If I can do it, that certainly can you. The knowledge I gained during my own journey is my gift to you.

I fulfil the role of wife, daughter, sister, niece, aunt, girlfriend, neighbour, colleague, coach, counsellor and trainer. By moving between Luxembourg and The Netherlands, I am also an emigrant and immigrant. In my professional past I fulfilled operational, therapeutically, coaching and managerial roles in healthcare and the financial sector.


After working in healthcare and the financial world I rediscovered coaching, counselling and training in 2011. I started to gaining knowledge and followed trainings in this area of expertise. Everything I’ve ever done and learned contributes to how I go about my current work. It’s who I am.

Working systemically is my love at first sight and source of direction in the coaching field, which I love to share with you, to give you the opportunity to gain the necessary insight to have or take back your own life as director and to keep it that way.

Systemic work is innovative, focused, effective and solution-oriented. It takes relatively little time to achieve the desired results and perceived as very enjoyable. A second field of work is ‘communication’. Besides the regular communication skills I’m fascinated by the similarities en differences between male and female ways of communicating.

This combination will bring you that desired promotion, build better negotiation skills, guard your limits, build an even better relationship with or within your team, create a balance between work and private life that fits you, get rid of the guilt and shame, better understand your colleagues, and more.

You are in control: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to aim for (re)gaining being the director of your own life, restoring the relationship with yourself and your environment? Focusing on the question; how do I cope with all the tasks at hand and yet remain true to myself, reaching what I want? Contact me for one of the 4 custom-made coaching programs. 

Are you looking for an opportunity to restore and improve human relationships and (re)gain the joy and motivation at work? Looking for coaching for your passionate female professionals and/or their teams? Contact me for the possibilities OF WOOD offers.

As an experienced systemic academic certified coach / counsellor and trainer I am happy to be at your and/or your team service.
Respectful, inventive and goal oriented with compassion for you and passion for the profession.


  • I am the founder of ‘OF WOOD for Girls’
    ‘OF WOOD for Girls’ offers free coaching, counselling and mentoring services to (teenage)girls up to 18 year of age.
  • Global Goodwill Ambassador Luxembourg (GGA)
  • Co- Host of Linkedin Local Luxembourg
  • Member of the ‘Fédération des Femmes Cheffes d’Entreprise du Luxembourg’. (FFCEL).

Take the opportunity to discover your own story.
To leave it as is where it’s approved by you, to rewrite where needed.
To have the results you desire.

Download your copy of OF WOOD’s FREE eBook with 7 ‘Must Have Tips’ for Passionate Female Professionals. 

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