Karen Makkes van der Deijl has a law degree, LL.M, from Leiden University. She is furthermore a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC from the Coaches Training Institute CTI) and an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also a Graduate of the CTI Leadership Programme.
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, MBA students and teams towards successfully living and performing for over 10 years.
Karen was a successful manager in financial services before launching her own company, Robin Coaching. Her clients come from a variety of sectors including: Financial Services, Retail, Legal, Accountancy, Entertainment, Agriculture, Industrial Production and Business Services.
Clients work with Karen because they want to take leadership over their situation, professional or personal. She helps clients rise above circumstance to create the life, team, and work they really want. Her methodology and approach is based on the Co-active coaching and leadership models. In facilitation, she 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, provoking when needed and insightful.
Her experience as Front of room leader for the prestigious Coaches Training Institute (www.thecoaches.com) has seen her lead over 60 programmes globally and she was a Team Coach for Nationale Nederlanden. She is an Executive coach for ING Bank, Accenture, KWS, Lloyds, Cargill, ABN AMRO Bank among others and has facilitated workshops for companies such as ING Bank, Footlocker, Disney Retail, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Transvision, Cargill, ING Insurances, as well as taking her knowledge and skills into high schools.
She also holds certificates from The Leadership Circle, Organisational and Relationship Systems Coaching, (CRR Global), Self Managing Leadership, (Oxford Leadership Academy), Certified Vitality Coach and Voice dialogue.