Personally and Professionally
What clients are saying:
"Heleen is transcendence! Her coaching allowed me to obtain a different perspective on how to address my issues that were hindering me from achieving my goals… where starting [executive coaching,] in the end, is actually the beginning of problem solving." (4 sessions)
"When you sit down with Heleen it’s time to work. Heleen arrives to sessions entirely present and prepared; at times you’ll feel she knows you better than yourself. She has reframed my professional challenges as prequels to my next small breakthrough such that, in those moments of friction, I’ve been able to value the journey through them. She has allowed me to re-identify and further hone a few key, innate strengths as go-to tools for navigating tough situations successfully—and in a way that is most natural for me.
When you leave a session with Heleen, the “real” work starts—and you’ll be inspired to begin. You’ll find yourself digesting insights from the session over time while yearning to push yourself in new ways. The benefits you’ll reap through your work with Heleen are lifelong!"
"I have been working with Heleen for over a year now. As an Area VP in Sales of a global technology company, I am dealing with increasing high pressure as there is a lot at stake. Heleen coaches me on managing emotions, analyzing possible responses to complex problems, organizing time and dealing with stress that comes with this 24/7 job. Heleen has extremely positively helped me in the maturation process towards becoming a Manager of Managers, providing the tools to analyze very complex situations, using deep analysis of possible responses to those difficult-to-resolve conflicts by analyzing the sensations that the brain and the body experience. I am extremely lucky to be able to work and learn with her.” (20 sessions)
"This type of Executive Coaching uncovered my strengths and perceived roadblocks, bringing a deeper clarity than I would have at the surface level. The experience revealed insight and better strategies for tackling my biggest career questions.” (3 sessions)
"My experience working with Heleen has been extremely positive. As a creative leader in the non-profit arts sector, it was essential that whomever I chose to work with as an executive coach understood the nature of creative practice, artistic flow, and the relationship between the personal and professional identities I navigate. Heleen not only intuitively understands this paradigm, she is able to give me specific and nuanced advice that helps me tune into my inner voice, find calm and strength when decision making, and feel confident in professional interactions. I would recommend her to anyone looking to articulate their vision and presence as a professional, but especially to women and creatives seeking balance between their work and life. I always leave our sessions feeling uplifted and motivated to take on whatever comes next.” (16 sessions)
"We had 3 powerful sessions together, where Heleen helped me identify and clarify the strengths and values that I bring as a leader, and turn that clarity into actionable steps and approaches that I now bring to my work every day."
"I had such a great time and so many insights on our 3 sessions. Heleen and I made a great connection and been able to build in a short amount of time a framework & a mind shift that were much needed for my internal and external well being. Thank you, Heleen!"
"Coaching with Heleen helped me gain insight into why I wasn't able to use my full potential. With Heleen's help, I was able to figure out what was holding me back, how my mindset and perspectives were blocking me. Heleen helped me find a path forward, using my potential to the fullest. She gave me exercises to develop my confidence. I recently put my newfound confidence to the test, and was very happy to find that I could implement what we discovered and accomplished in our coaching sessions. Heleen's coaching style is to the point, efficient and effective! Each session gave me a great deal of insights and a lot to contemplate. I am so thankful for Heleen, coaching with her is making all the difference in my career!” (20 sessions)
"I came to Heleen feeling burnt out and unclear on what I wanted. Working with Heleen over the last 9 months was transformational. She not only helped reshape the direction of my career, but also re-engineering thought patterns and behaviors that inhibited my growth and personal satisfaction. Her style of coaching enabled me to set clear goals and milestones, while also taking the time to arrive at the right "answers" on my own with her support and guidance. I highly recommend Heleen to anyone seeking to make pivotal changes in their career and lives!” (20 sessions)
“An eye opening and life changing experience!”(20 sessions)
"Through working with Heleen, I was able to identify the root cause of what was causing me stressors in my job. She helped me overcome my stressors by seeing the clear goal of what I was trying to accomplish in my role and how I can be confident in every decision I make.”
"Heleen Westerhuijs' coaching helped me gain insight into why I wasn't able to use my full potential. With Heleen's help, I was able to figure out what was holding me back, how my mindset and perspectives were blocking me. Heleen then helped me find a path forward, using my potential to the fullest. She gave me exercises to develop my confidence. I recently put my newfound confidence to the test, and was very happy to find that I could implement what we discovered and accomplished in our coaching sessions. Heleen's coaching style is to the point, efficient and effective! Every session left me with a lot of insights and a lot to contemplate.I am so thankful for Heleen and her coaching, it is making all the difference in my career.” (20 sessions)
"Heleen is a bright and energetic coach that helped me develop and polish my innate leadership and communication styles. The outcome for me was a new and open mindset primed for my audience and an awareness of the salient points that needed to be communicated for the utmost influence. Heleen was an honest, intelligent, and safe confidant that advised me during the process of self-examination and the exploration of the unfamiliar. I cannot recommend Heleen enough!” (20 sessions)
"Heleen helped me identify and clarify the strengths and values that I bring as a leader, and turn that clarity into actionable steps and approaches that I now bring to my work every day.” (3 sessions)
"Working with Heleen keeps you on target and focused. She is results driven- unlike many others I have attempted to work with in the past. She builds trust, rapport and credibility, helping to facilitate growth on a personal and business level. She provided the coaching I needed, not what thought I wanted, and has the ability to challenge you in a positive and creative manner.”
"The process that Heleen and I went through was fantastic. It really put the burden on my shoulders to think, plan and change my mentality. As Heleen and I discussed many times, this is not a process that can be achieved in a short workshop. It took months of focused effort, trials and repetition to get to this point. Heleen was phenomenal. She provided a great balance of observation and guidance. She was particularly skilled at helping me to delve into the issues for myself. She did not provide a template that I had to follow. I think this was critical to my success.”
“When I felt stuck in my journey to develop a strategy, tactical plan and truly lead a team collaboratively to a next level, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with Heleen. Now, looking back, it's one of the best investments in myself and my career. The various methodologies and approaches, but most importantly the 1:1 guidance and tailoring every single step to your own needs, truly impacts how you view your self, your capabilities and confidence, and provides breakthroughs that you either didn't know you needed or strived for so hard to face eventually. You simply owe it to yourself. To feel empowered, worthy, (re-)energized and equipped to take on any future challenge or change that will come at you.”
"Heleen is a passionate, highly intelligent and insightful individual with an amazing positive energy and an executive coach that gets results for her clients."
"Working with Heleen brings clarity, structure and confidence - both personally as well as organization- wide. When our operations stagnated and we wanted to find the best way forward, hiring outside counsel was the best move made. Heleen from TCF supported me throughout exciting and at times nerve-wracking phases in a way no one else within the firm could have. We made valuable improvements since. Thank you Heleen!”
"Heleen is passionate about supporting her clients toward their vision of success. She has a diverse business background working in the United States and Europe, which allows Heleen to understand organizational growth in a global landscape. To grow the business, it’s important to have high performers who work together as a team, which Heleen is the master of! Heleen coached me through some challenging times through her warm, upbeat and direct style of coaching - which is spot on for me. Heleen cares about the person, the professional as well as the organization. She’s creative, a problem solver and she knows what’s needed to positively unlock what’s stopping forward motion. I recommend Heleen as an executive and organizational coach as she just gets it. She will keep you moving toward positive outcomes and success!”
"Heleen and I have known each other for over 10 years and in that time period we have worked together on various projects, from brainstorming a new business idea to writing (two) books. Heleen thinks in opportunities and solutions, and you never know what will come out of a meeting with her as she will surprise you with a refreshing angle. Heleen doesn't hold back and will challenge you and your team to excel and grow. I highly recommend Heleen.”
"Heleen and I know each other for a few years now and she coached me in the last year. I was amazed how fast I saw results, and I'm thankful for her input. Her style is straightforward and efficient. Heleen has an amazing personality and a good sense of humor. She's a great motivator and very knowledgeable. She also has a good network. She inspired me to do better and we achieved much more than I expected.”
"Heleen, I owe you a big Thank You for helping me recognize that I was struggling because my values and what was occurring at work are no longer a match. I am truly proud of what I have accomplished and all that I have done in my current field. I still review the work we completed, and I always keep you in mind. I feel more balanced and (!) unafraid.”
"Heleen and I have co-created solutions over issues, energy when moods were draining, and most of all found promise in teams where at first potential seemed to be hidden far and away — her systemic thinking pushes you beyond what you’ll imagine possible. Such a cool approach!”
"I have been fortunate to be able to collaborate with Heleen and work on my professional development. I benefitted in so many ways from her different techniques and working methods that I suddenly realized that I am able to achieve my goals. I cannot thank Heleen enough, because this coaching has seriously had a positive impact on my personal development as well. After several months, since our last session, I continue to use the work tools and all that I have learned during my coaching. My approach to tackling projects has become super stimulated and I feel much more challenged. Exchanges with my potential collaborators have become more authentic and proactive. I recommend this experience to anyone who is in need of a new professional and personal dynamic."
"It is a pleasure and an honor to recommend Heleen. I have known and worked with her for over 2 years and in this time I have found her to be truly dedicated, insightful, fun and helpful. She is a wonderful coach that is both energetic and determined! She gets things accomplished!” (Howard Leifman, consultant and Executive Coach)
"I’ve worked with Heleen for many years. She is The Master of Energy: energy to get everything done and more. She brings highly valuable knowledge of the brain to the table."
"I have worked with Heleen in setting up our coaching practice in New York. She has an original and captivating approach to the science and art of coaching - combining brain science, positive psychology and agile frameworks. She combines this knowledge with an effective coaching style: human centered, energetic and at times confrontational. Highly recommended for executives and leaders who want to see themselves and their environment in a different light, and to act on.”