Karen Makkes van de Deijl


Karen is an Executive & Leadership Coach and Facilitator, living in The Netherlands.

Her motto is ‘Live life to the fullest and challenge others to do the same’. She is an energetic, enthusiastic and highly qualified coach and has been coaching executives and teams towards successfully living and performing for over 10 years. Karen was a successful manager in Financial service before launching her own company Robin Coaching. Her clients come from a variety of sectors including: Financial Services, Retail, Legal, Entertainment, Agriculture, Industrial Production and Business Services.

Clients work with Karen because they want to take leadership over their situation, professional or personal. Karen helps clients rise above circumstance to create the life, team, and work they really want. Karen’s methodology and approach is based on the Co-active coaching and leadership models. In facilitation, Karen designs and delivers leadership trainings by bringing time tested theoretical models to life using experiential exercises designed to help participants learn by doing. In coaching, Karen creates a space of warmth, lightness, and safety and her coaching style is open, dynamic and insightful.

Karen is mother of an 11-year-old son and loves the surprises, energy, curiosity and playfulness that comes with this age.

Recent Assignments:
* Front of room leader for the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com) – Led over 30 programmes globally
* Team Coach for Nationale Nederlanden – Led over 20 teams
* Executive coaching for a.o. ING Bank, Accenture, Cargill, ABN AMRO Bank
* Workshop Leader for a.o. Footlocker, Disney Retail, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Cargill, Highschools

Skills & Accreditations

  • Law School, LL.M, Leiden University
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, The Coaches Training Institute
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Graduate of the CTI Leadership Program
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching, CRR Global
  • Self Managing Leadership, Oxford Leadership Academy
  • Certified Vitality Coach
  • Voice dialogue

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