Why fit in when you were born to stand out ~ Dr. Seuss Headshot

I’ve been racking my brains what my bio should say. Ah the operative word “should.” Why should? Is it because I want to appear I have ingenuity, stand apart, have others say clever things how I describe myself? Where will that lead me? Not to my strengths of connectedness, empathy, and learning. To create a bio to please and attract more business only sets boundaries. Boundaries that cloak who I truly am, warts and all. I am not perfect. What am I? I’m curious, insatiably curious. About people. About your world. Your stories. What do you want to create? Colour? Aha moments? Discover your endless possibilities with wonder? Not reshuffle the old stories but create new ones. Is that part of your journey? Then let’s explore your new frontiers and trash the rules.

Hello, I am Anne-Marie Dekker, CPCC (Certified Professional Co-active Coach), Points of You™ Certified Trainer, facilitator and speaker. I have also been called a free and warm spirit, ruthless questioner, a good listener, intuitive and a leader.  I aim for shoshin ~ beginners mind, a ready mind, open to everything, which is what I ask of my clients as well. I understand the meaning of loss and grieving, a place I thought of as a desert where the air is arid and the landscape colourless, barren. I experienced deep and grateful love, the teacher of compassion – my forest teeming with joy, inspiration, boldness, understanding, and the art of listening. I opened the space in these two worlds and embraced each one.

The Greeks have different words for love – agápe (community), éros (relationship), philia (friendship), storge (family). We often slot each area neatly in their own compartment and miss out on living the full potential in our personal and professional lives.

What are your strengths in these four areas? Your fears? Would you like to unfold a deeper growth? What do you hope for that you may live inside that hope?

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in you and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Live the questions now. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

When you’re ready to find your answers, I would be honoured to work with you and be your coach. To be part of your journey to break from patterns, habits and beliefs and enter a new landscape. Go ahead, trust yourself. Take yourself to new places, even uncomfortable ones. I want to be with you to celebrate you and your new narrative.

How do I work? I coach over the phone or via Skype. This allows me to work one on one with people all over the world.  What else? I also design, implement and facilitate leadership development programs and training, workshops for individuals, teams and organization. Send me an email to set up a time to chat and discuss whether my coaching approach is a good fit for you.


 What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry