Is this you?
You are an entrepreneur. You are looking for freedom, and you want to earn money, but you are also an ‘innerpreneur’: you want to follow your soul mission.
Maybe you have a lot of plans that sound wonderful, but that somehow fail to come into fruition.
Or if you do know what you want, you don’t have enough confidence to go for it. You are holding yourself back.
When at last you are successful in your business, you feel exhausted. It is hard to imagine that you are worth it, and subconsciously you are sabotaging your own success.
It feels like there are invisible barriers holding you back to become successful, or to truly enjoy the success.
Once I used willpower to break through these barriers
A few years ago I was a very successful business coach with a 6-figure business. I had financial security, but I was unfulfilled and tired. I was surviving – not living – dealing with a lot of stress, putting aside all my emotions in order to be productive and make money.
I hoped there would be another way to live and to work, but I did not know how to find it. One day I suddenly tucked my soul and my business under my arm, got into my old Volkswagen campervan and went on a road trip. I was terrified to step into the unknown, but did it anyway.
Enter the dragons…
I discovered that the barriers holding you back are your ‘dragons’. We all have our dragons: fears, lack of confidence, old skeletons, outdated beliefs that sabotage our growth, voices in our head that tell us it is better to be safe than sorry and that we should take as little risk as possible.
Men have a specific way of dealing with dragons: they take a sword, they slay the dragon and go for a beer. But for women it is different. We are not socialised to show aggression, so we turn it inwards. Either we don’t fight with swords and stay in hiding, or we go forward but we put the sword in our own belly, apologising to the dragon. This is very unhealthy and exhausting.
We need another way to deal with our dragons, in order to become successful in a healthy way, and to really start to enjoy it.
No dragon, no treasure. As simple as that.
But what do we usually do when we see a dragon? We run away. We avoid scary things. It is our natural impulse.
But if you have the courage to stand still and to look all your dragons in the eyes, you can let them help you to transform your fears into your greatest treasures.
As a result, you will feel so liberated. Now you enjoy the freedom and the confidence to be unapologetically you, and to share your messages with the world. You do things differently and are no longer afraid to show it.
This process takes courage, and time. This journey will be easier with the right support; a guide and a community to help you face your dragons and let them transform your fears into your greatest treasures.
Take courageous action…
This program is for you if you want to face your dragons and take courageous action, and to have the confidence to become the leader of your business or your movement that makes a difference in this world.
We look at the dragons, choose to work from trust, we make conscious decisions and take action. In the process we will use nature, creativity and reflection as our guiding principles.
You get the unwavering support for who you want to be and everything that you are doing. You can ask to be held accountable when you do scary things, you will get the practical help you need, we will celebrate your success, and we will have fun!
And you will find freedom
What you will get out of this program is: confidence, treasures, freedom, and joy, because finally you are successful in a healthy way, working together with your dragons. You are no longer pushing away your dragons and surviving on willpower, doing harm to your health and your relationships with others.
You feel confident to speak your truth and to express yourself in any situation; on stage, in front of a camera or in your own book. You are no longer in hiding, but you are unapologetically you, free to be who you are and do what you want to do, and to earn money.
You will grow into a leader of your business or your movement that makes a difference in this world. You gain a network of like minded people, with whom you can connect whenever you want.
Together we will make this world a better place. I firmly believe that when more people are connected to their souls, and when we stop looking for outside validation and luxury status symbols to prove that we are worthy, we will transform ourselves, and our world as well.
This program has two parts:
(1): a live 1-on-1 retreat in nature in Spain or in the Netherlands
(2): 1-on-1 coaching to turn your dreams into reality
We will work together for 6 months on the following questions:
- Who am I?
- How can my dragons help me to transform fear into treasures?
- What is my soul mission, or the message that I want to share with the world?
- How can I express myself in an authentic way and attract clients?
- How can I make an irresistible offer to my clients that makes us both happy?
- How can I create healthy connections with myself, with others, with my business, and with a higher purpose?
- What do I need to take courageous action, even when my dragons want to keep me safe, and without using swords in a way that is harmful to myself and the people around me?
Are you interested, or do you have any questions about this program?
Send me a message and we will discuss what the program can do for you, how you can take part, in which country we want to work, and when we start.
I will guard the safety and wellbeing in the program, so if you have any problem, you can always contact me and we will find a solution.
If the program is not what you expected, you can also contact me. If we don’t find a solution, you will get a refund.
Please note that we talk about transformations and dragons, but that I am not a trained therapist. I am however a certified trainer and coach with a lot of experience in leading groups and help people go through transformations.
I am a writer and an adventurer, always looking to explore unknown territories in myself and the in world around me. I am also a certified trainer and coach. I have been working as a freelance professional trainer in training skills, leadership development, communication, and marketing and sales.
Before becoming a trainer, I was a university lecturer for 9 years and, at the same time, owned a harbour restaurant in the Netherlands. In 2012 I started my own training company “Workshoptrainer” where I helped entrepreneurs make and sell their own training programs.
In 2015 I left home in a campervan and become a digital nomad and I travelled across Europe for 2.5 years, before settling in Tarifa, Spain. Here I started a new journey: I wrote a book about my journey called “Ellen in Wonderland”. I said yes to the challenge of facing soms old dragons from my life before the journey, and went on a female hero’s journey to heal them.
Now I am on a new and adventurous journey: the Wonderlanders Tour. I have a minimalist lifestyle and I enjoy living in tiny houses in nature, because being outside, connected to nature, helps me to connect in a more profound way to my own soul and to the world around me.