Online life and business coaching women Perth

I am a founder, entrepreneur and coach but I’m also a travel addict, passionate wanderer, animal lover and coffeeholic.

About me

Like many individuals, both you and I have faced challenges and grappled with feelings of loneliness throughout our lives. Life, in its essence, is a journey filled with various highs and lows, occasionally causing us to disconnect from our authentic selves.

During such times, we may lose sight of our true identity, passion, and purpose, succumbing to overwhelming pressures and living on autopilot. Fearful of trusting our instincts, we find ourselves trapped in survival mode, perceiving limited options and lacking a sense of direction.

I am a dedicated mental healthcare professional who comprehends the complexities of life on a personal level. My own journey encompasses firsthand experiences of childhood bullying, navigating an unhappy relationship overshadowed by alcohol, and confronting feelings of loneliness, abuse, and self-doubt.

A pivotal moment arrived when a cancer scare prompted me to prioritise a life of fulfillment that transcended societal expectations. Transitioning from a successful career in the horse industry, I actively pursued freedom and sought opportunities to create a positive impact.

To equip myself with the necessary tools, I engaged in extensive training in NLP coaching/therapy, Language and Behavioural Profiling®, and Neuro-Semantics. These modalities empower me to provide unwavering support and inspiration to clients, fostering their self-belief and aiding them in embracing their true potential while pursuing their dreams.

Moreover, my commitment to comprehensive care led me to embark on a postgraduate diploma in Psychology.

This ongoing academic pursuit deepens my understanding of human behavior and enhances my ability to deliver holistic support to those I collaborate with. Drawing upon my amalgamation of experiential wisdom and continued education, I am resolute in guiding individuals along their personal growth and fulfillment journeys, particularly in matters concerning mental health and well-being.

wander with purpose and passion through life

I love hiking and have hiked several of the Lonely Planet’s best hikes in the world.

“I run a small business and needed some assistance to help me reach my goals, realise my full potential and learn how to break down barriers I had given myself long ago. Sietske was able to guide me through a series of exercises that have allowed me to successfully move forward. A positive change in mindset, offering different perspectives and out of the box thinking are things you can expect while undertaking coaching with Sietske.

Sietske has an inspiring story and a professional background to be admired, I would have no hesitation in recommending her services for anyone looking to grow personally and professionally.”

Jennifer Benson

Founder and owner, The Kindness Project

Qualifications

In the mental health industry, the term “coach, therapist and consultant” are used widely, but I bring a distinctive blend of certifications and a wealth of life, travel, and business experiences that make me an ideal partner to inspire and support you on your journey.

My qualifications include the following certifications, which complement my extensive background:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (currently pursuing)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology
  • International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Quantum Leap Coach System
  • LAB Profiling Practitioner®
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Member Dutch Coachfinder Platform
  • CIVAS Stress Counsellor

These certifications, along with my diverse range of life experiences and extensive travels, provide a robust foundation for guiding and empowering individuals like you.

With a comprehensive understanding of various coaching methodologies and a deep appreciation for the complexities of life, I am equipped to help you navigate your personal and professional development. Together, we can unlock your potential and achieve meaningful growth and fulfillment.

ICF associate certified coach
ICF International Coaching Federation member
NLP Australia
quantum leap coach
mental health first aider
coachfinder nederland

Business Experience

As a mental health professional, I understand the importance of drawing from a diverse range of life and business experiences to provide valuable guidance.

My own journey encompasses the following areas:

(Online) Business Coaching, Life Coaching, and Leadership Coaching: I have worked extensively with individuals and teams, offering guidance in areas such as business development, personal growth, and leadership enhancement.

Entrepreneurial Expertise: With over 20 years of entrepreneurship, I have gained a deep understanding of the intricacies and challenges of running successful ventures. This includes successfully launching and operating an international online store, navigating e-commerce complexities, global markets, and ensuring customer satisfaction. Additionally, I have established and managed an online training platform, offering accessible and comprehensive resources to enhance individuals’ knowledge and skills. My diverse entrepreneurial experiences equip me with the expertise to guide others in their entrepreneurial pursuits and maximise their potential for success.

My equine expertise intertwines with my entrepreneurial journey, equipping me with valuable skills to overcome challenges. Managing a 100-hectare farm in Australia honed my understanding of agricultural operations and leadership. As a specialised farrier and equine therapist, I developed resilience and problem-solving abilities in maintaining horse health and performance. Additionally, my involvement in the horse riding and training industry in the Netherlands enhanced my entrepreneurial acumen, guiding me in strategic decision-making and client management.

Through this unique blend of experiences, I offer comprehensive guidance to entrepreneurs, helping them navigate the challenges they encounter with a well-rounded perspective.

This broad range of business experiences, coupled with my coaching background, equips me with a unique perspective to support and inspire individuals on their own coaching journeys.

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    My clients describe me as: “thorough”, “really getting to the core” and “life changing”.

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    Having finished the 850 kms Camino de Santiago in 2021

    Travel Experience

    Travel has been a transformative journey, teaching me invaluable lessons that I bring into my therapeutic practice. 

    With a passion for exploration and a desire to learn from different cultures, travel has been a profound teacher in my life. Having visited more than 50 countries and counting, I have gathered valuable insights along the way. Sharing in diverse cultures and traditions has broadened my perspective and enriched my understanding of the world.

    Some of the remarkable travel highlights include encountering Gorillas in Uganda, embarking on the transformative Camino de Santiago pilgrimage walk spanning 850 kilometers, experiencing the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu in Peru, exploring the captivating Moai statues on Easter Island, conquering the ascent of Mount Fuji in Japan, visiting the winter palace of the Dalai Lama in Tibet, trekking the breathtaking big W hike in Patagonia, Chile, and coming face to face with an active volcano in Iceland.

    These travel experiences have shaped me and influenced my professional style. I integrate the valuable lessons learned from these diverse adventures into my approach, allowing me to provide a unique and enriched coaching/therpay experience for individuals seeking personal growth and transformation.

    Life Experience

    In 2009, I made a life-changing decision to leave the Netherlands and embark on a fresh start in Australia. This courageous leap allowed me to rebuild my life from the ground up and experience an enhanced quality of living in my newfound home.

    In 2013, I received the challenging news that I carried the BRCA+ gene mutation, which significantly heightened my risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. This revelation prompted a profound reevaluation of my existence. Embracing a proactive approach, I underwent preventative surgeries, pursued my long-held aspirations, and consequently, my life underwent a remarkable transformation.

    In 2018, I actively participated in a meaningful project in Uganda focused on providing access to clean drinking water through the implementation of water filters. By assisting over 1000 individuals, I witnessed the positive impact that such interventions can have on communities.

    Moreover, as a devoted volunteer bushfire firefighter, I have witnessed firsthand the destructive power and devastation that nature can unleash. These encounters have instilled in me a deep appreciation for the simple joys and treasures of everyday life, a perspective I now strive to share with my clients as well.

    Through the myriad experiences I have traversed, I have come to savor and celebrate the beauty of life’s small pleasures. Guiding my clients towards a similar mindset, I aim to help them cultivate gratitude, find fulfillment in the present moment, and embrace the richness that life has to offer.

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    Water filter project in Uganda 2018