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    Sparkling Minds

Sparkling Minds for executive coaching

Do you want to sparkle and be an authentic leader? Are you looking for a deeper connection with your staff and an open feedback culture at all levels?

Are you looking for a better work-life balance or a sparring partner who keeps you sharp on the leadership challenges of today’s organisations?  

Or have you just started as (female) leader and are you looking for a coach who supports and stimulates you to get the best out of yourself, your teams and your organisation?

Sparkling Minds offers the coaching you are looking for:

> Powerful and authentic leadership
> Personal leadership growth
> New energy and inspiration for yourself, your teams and your organisation

What you get from me: 

  • An inspiring coach trajectory with attention for body, hart and mind
  • Sustainable change in behavior, self development and growth
  • Emphatic listening, non-judgmental, respectful, mirroring and challenging
  • Expertise in executive coaching: certified coachings education, membership of NOBCO/EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council)
  • A rich experience of 18 years of leadership in divers cultures, in various continents and complex international organisations

Coaching can be done at your or my location or online.

Interim management

Besides coaching I also enjoy to be part of a team, bridging a leadership gap or supporting in times of change or crises. It keeps me fresh and gives lots of inspiration.


Advise & support

You can also approach me for support & advice in:

> Organisational change with a focus on people and culture

> Conflict management and mediation

> Recruitment & selection of leadership positions (executive search)

> Vision and strategy development

Partner of:


"I can highly recommend Aletta's interactive online coaching. Aletta makes you feel comfortable to open up about yourself and to get the most out of your coaching experience. Although we were miles apart, I felt like sitting face to face with her."

"Aletta made me reach my coach goal in only 5 sessions. My self confidence and consciousness have increased tremendously and I am much less blocked by my perfectionism. Aletta supported me to understand who I am as a person and how specific characteristics, experiences, and feelings affect my personal and professional life. By asking the right questions that stimulate deep self-reflection, she was able to bring real clarity in my thought-processes and simultaneously equip me to improve my day-to-day decision making as well as my longer term vision."

CEO International organisation, New York

" Aletta shows you in a quiet, open but very consistent way where you can and should take control to take further steps in your development."

Remco van der Veen, Director International offices Cordaid

“Aletta challenged us to make our vision and strategy concrete. A very inspiring process that tastes like more.”

Jacqueline Smit, Ingrid Meurs, owners publishing house Orlando.

“We are very happy how Aletta developed and facilitated our teamday: with reflection, creative questions and activities, she brought connection and substantive deepening. This helped our team to see how to improve our collaboration and our programme to finally achieve optimal results”

Sofie Ovaa, Programma Manager 'Work: No Child's Business'

“You have a natural gift for people and teams, to inspire and challenge them in an appreciative manner. I enjoyed your energy, your passion, your problem solving mode, your clarity and straightforward communication and foremost your integrity and values driven ways of working.”

Franc Cortada Hindersin, Oxfam Program Director, Oxfam International.

"Aletta stimulates you to discover how you can apply your talents and strenghts to achieve your goals. With her commitment, effectiveness and smile, I could turn complex problems into logic steps towards a solution .”

Regional Director, Oxfam Novib

“Working with you is a very serious matter, as you act in a very responsible way, while also making the whole journey really joyful and fun. Thank you for caring, for giving such trust and confidence and for making me see the vitality in myself.”

Meryem Aslan, Oxfam Country Director, Turkey.