Coaching for professionals

Personal leadership and healthy performance

Focused and guided attention to your personal-professional development has a positive effect on your focus, mental well-being and helps you effectively change behavioral patterns. How do you develop an assertive mindset and how do you act proactively? How do you find out about your qualities and how do you use them? How do you develop more self-confidence in making choices?

Together with a coach who suits you and takes the time for you, we develop a personalized program that responds to themes such as personal leadership, communication and professional effectiveness.

The qualities of our coaches

In a confidential and professionally supervised environment, you have the space to break free from the rat race. Time to reflect and work on changes in awareness, attitude and behavior. Through our diverse pool of coaches and careful matching process, we find a coach that fits the employee.

Our coaches:

  • Have received relevant coaching training and have extensive experience working in professional and educational settings.
  • Depart not from unnecessary psychologizing, but from a fresh and realistic optimism without losing depth.
  • Invest in building a good coach-coachee relationship. This is crucial to the effectiveness of the coaching process.
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How we work

Personalized coaching program

Start: need and relationship

Together with you, the coachee, we identify personal learning goals, questions and development points. During the process you are given the space to steer yourself.


Using various forms of work such as socratic dialogue, dynamic judgment and "risky experiments," we shape the course.

Structural meeting

A program takes an average of six to nine months to complete. One to two one-hour sessions take place each month: online and in person.

End: personal development as an ongoing process

We strive for personal development that is lasting, and we work with you to find the balance between deep reflection and concrete changes in attitude and behavior.

Some of our training offerings

Adapted to current organizational issues

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The art of storytelling is ancient and just as relevant today. Using various techniques, teams learn to better express themselves in ways that make an impact.

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Optimize opportunities. Determine desired and actual professionalism as a team and identify growth opportunities to perform more effectively.

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Motivation and willpower

A scientific approach to intrinsic motivation with translation to practice. Get control of willpower and discover what you need as a team to be successful.

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This proven preventive approach to burnout gives professionals the space to discover how their work can better match their qualities and needs.

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Meaning and work 

Without meaning, you eventually get stuck. This training leads to a renewed energy around your work by going inward and re-focusing on what is the essence for you.

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Improvisational ability

Professionals who are stuck: practicing improvisation can create a new flow in your team, allowing you to face challenges with new energy and fun.

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Experiences of coachees


(Junior) Environmental manager & service designer

My coach understands very well what startups go through and what is needed. I found it difficult to be productive, through a combination of insights and exercises I started working much smarter and faster.


Financial management consultant

The sessions helped me gain insight into my behavioral patterns and their consequences in the workplace. I learned how to communicate more clearly with my colleagues. As a result, I work more efficiently and experience less pressure.‍


Project management & assistant project manager

I feel stronger as a person. At first I was fighting deadlines and stress, now I experience pride in my own actions and achievements. I think every starter has some form of insecurity and this has made me more confident in a professional sense.‍

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Examples of collaborations

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Our bildung coaches

A coach that suits you

Dylan Vianen

Board De Bildung Academie
Education Relationship Management
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Michiel Tolman

Director De Bildung Academie
Relationship Management Companies
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Tiffany Gritzalis

Project coordinator and Bildung coach
Applied Psychologist
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Zelah Dorrestijn

Bildung coach and trainer
Psychosocial Therapist
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Fatima Bouddokar

Bildung coach and trainer
Diversity & inclusion
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Joost Verdonkschot

Bildung coach and trainer
Education Professional
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Personal and non-committal

Plan introduction

We understand that it can be nice to spar about your needs and development questions.

Schedule a personal, no-obligation meeting by clicking on an available date in the calendar. Then we will be happy to help answer your questions.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does coaching cost?

Coaching costs between 500,- euro and 3000,- euro excluding VAT, depending on the route we choose.

Where does the coaching take place?

A coaching program can be online, physical (within the Randstad area) or blended. In terms of location, we can also consider a match in terms of coach.

How many coaching sessions do I need?

This depends on your coaching questions. In the first conversation - the intake conversation - together with your coach you will draw up a number of coaching questions to give the program a clear direction. At the end of this conversation you and your coach agree on what you think is an adequate number of coaching sessions.

What is Bildung?

Bildung is actively, consciously, and ethically relating to your inner self, others, and the world. It represents the ideal that people develop themselves as broadly and fully as possible and take on social responsibility.

We have been inspired by the ideas of classic bildungsdenkers such as Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767 - 1835) and Theodor Adorno (1903-1969), but also by contemporary thinkers such as Gert Biesta, Martha Nussbaum and Roman Krznaric.

‍Readmore about Bildung and our genesis

Can my employer pay for this?

There are often opportunities to have this paid for by your employer. We can help you with that, feel free to get in touch and have a casual sparring session with us.

Which coach will I get?

We base the match between you and your coach on your development questions and background. Possibly, depending on the specific trajectory, you can also get a second coach to jump in at certain moments.

What happens after the coaching?

After following a coaching program, we invite you to join The Bildung Network. A collective of people and organizations with the will to be socially responsible in connection with themselves and others. Together we are building the university of the 21st century: the ideal of education, learning & development.

The Bildung Network offers you: 

  • The opportunity to contribute with your input to building new education and development programs.
  • Access to innovative ideas and creative forms of work on personhood from our living manifesto
  • Informed of new programs for you as a participant, trainer or coach
  • Assignments and vacancies at affiliated organizations

Read more about The Bildung Network here.

What is The Bildung Academy?

De Bildung Academie develops programs and offers training, coaching and consulting around personal-professional development and social responsibility. 

In our ideal world, we bring as many people as possible into contact with themselves and connect them with others. As a collective, they tackle personal and societal challenges.

That is why we are building the university of the 21st century. We do this together with The Bildung Network: a community consisting of new generations of students and (young) professionals, teachers, artists, scientists and organizations within the public sector, education and sustainable business.