Coaching

Why coaching?

Everyone encounters challenges in their student life. A lack of motivation, sticking with a planning, procrastination, stress and  worrying are among the most common obstacles. My mission is to support you in overcoming personal challenges by sharing relevant tools from psychology with you. As a coach I help you set goals and take concrete steps towards reaching them.

A coach can offer a fresh, non-judgemental perspective. During our working together you will come to understand yourself better and you will become more resilient. My background in psychology allows me to quickly capture connections between your feelings, thoughts and behavior, and I am equipped with the theory & the tools to facilitiate your personal growth.

Central themes in coaching

Maybe you already know which changes you want to make and you need someone to support or structure your progress. Or perhaps you feel that you want to make a change, but you’re not sure what that would look like. I’m here for you in both cases. These are the central themes that I work with: 

Balance

Balance comes in many forms: work-life, giving-taking, serious-fun. I would like to explore with you where your challenges lie when finding balance and how you could draw upon your existing strengths to improve on this. Related topics are setting boundaries, energy management and assertivenes.

Values

Values are personal "chosen life directions". They clarify not just what you do (as goals do), but how you want to do it. Both within your studies and outside of it. Identifying values helps you stay true to yourself and provides confidence & trust in yourself. Related topics are life roles, goals, and authenticity.

Strengths

Strengths are a great, energizing and fun topic. Everyone has a unique constellation of strengths and I've never met anybody who has no strengths at all. Getting clear on your strengths can pave the way for selecting a career and allow you to make progress toward personal goals faster. A related topic is self-esteem.

Practical side of studying

How do you create a realistic studying schedule before an exam? How do you find motivation and end procrastination? What are good studying techniques? Let's explore your challenges in studying and help you overcome them by using elements from the other three domains: balance, strengths and values. Related topics are personality and decision-making.

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

Oscar Wilde

Coaching trajectory

The content of each trajectory is unique and very personal. The general steps we take, however, occur in the following order (hover on each block):

1. Chemistry call

A brief meeting (30 min.) via telephone. After this call we can both reflect on whether we want to start the trajectory. It should feel good from both sides!

2. Intake

The intake is the first session. I'll ask more about why you are here and your background. You are free to ask questions in return. We will explore all the facets relevant to your challenge and we begin to set goals for the trajectory.

3. Coaching Sessions

In coaching sessions we talk about anything that is relevant to you and your goals. My aim is to help you become more self-aware and self-reflective. I will also share theories, tools and exercises with you to help you grow.

4. Wrap-up

After several sessions we look at the steps you've taken. You feel more confident, secure and resilient. Armed with a new understanding of the mind you can handle any future challenge. Even after the trajectory ends, my door is always open for you.

Others went before you

Talking with a coach helped me tremendously. I've become better at managing my stress and dealing with negative thinking.
Amir, student
Industrial Engineering
I'm more motivated in my studies and don't judge myself as harshly anymore. Dayenne made me feel comfortable from the first moment.
Eva, student
Psychology

Costs

  • Chemistry call (30 min.) – Free
  • Intake (60 min.) – €35,00
  • Session (60 min.) – for students €79,00
  • Session (60 min.) – for young professionals* – €89,-
  • Prices are including btw/VAT
  • Note that coaching is unfortunately not covered by most insurances in the Netherlands
* Pay the student price until two years after graduating
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Working experience

Daylight Coaching was founded on January 1st, 2020. Prior to that I started coaching voluntarily at the university of Groningen in 2019. I also coach students at Wakker bij Bakker which I have been happily doing since April 2020.

Read more about my working experience and how I got here on the “About” page.