Annelies engages a Presence-Based Integrative Approach in her coaching practice. It's interdisciplinary, bringing together many areas of science including but not limited to fields of integrative medicine, mindfulness, creative process, somatics, positive psychology, anthropology, chaos theory, physics, ontological design, mathematics, interpersonal neurobiology, ecology and transformative leadership.
Creativity is a proven scientific modality to access new ways of seeing. Through an integrative approach, Annelies helps clients reveal previously inaccessible insight and life-changing solutions. The result is a potent emergent approach to leadership development. Discover for yourself!
We all come to an intersection when we are inefficient in the way that we’re creating our life. Certainly, it’s valuable to have goals and strategy. But being busy… isn't always coping and it's not often an effective use of creativity.
In art therapy an Integrative Approach is called decentering. I call it a "sneaky vegetable" like spinach in brownies. It's not magic, it's science. We can all use coaching.
Are you disconnected from what’s important? Distracted, stressed, overwhelmed, a bit lost… maybe even grieving the way things were, the people we love or the systems we base our whole identity upon. It's hard to dive right into any new idea when we are steeped in resistance. Creativity or an Integrative Approach makes it safe and easy to explore.
The amygdala in the back of the brain is looking for safety in patterns whether you are aware of this or not. A "back-door" to your thinking is to arouse the creative side of your brain. When you feel inspired, you'll feel safe. Then-- you can discover new perspectives about yourself, your situation and leading others.
Limited thinking keeps you stuck in a loop and in a rut. Creativity can be freeing! Integrative experiences with Annelies can take many forms, and are experiential, immersive and creative.
Based in positive psychology, creative process, mindfulness and somatic learning integrative experiences may be conversational while others may be more sensory based, tactile or intuitive.
It's amazing what you'll discover!
Out of the Frame (seen below) is just one incredible original art-based coaching tool that Annelies may invite you to explore to help you shift perspective, see things differently and spark valuable insight!
An integrative approach includes and considers all aspects as valuable even when it may seem "negative". One of the ways Annelies helps leaders excel at work is to help them better manage change in life, on a personal level.
We cannot separate our human condition from our work life (although we try). When we attempt to isolate our humanity from the linear roles of the work-world we more often feel isolated and stressed, become harden ourselves then unnecessarily hard towards others. Our ideas, collaboration and well-being suffer.
An integrative approach invites all expressions of who we are to life and work, so that-- ideas flow, people stay more well and are committed to showing up fully.
Annelies cultivates ripe environments for you to become a more resilient creative leader ready for our rapidly changing world.
What we design in turn designs us. What are you creating by paying attention? What are you creating by resisting or simply not paying attention? What if you just don't know how to see things differently? You're invited to be curious. Everything is connected.
No matter what stage of growth and transition you or your group are in, Annelies facilitates DELICATE, DIFFICULT and DRIVING conversations that dive deep for outstanding results every step of the way. She meets you where you to reveal your best.
Annelies will support, guide and celebrate you via deep listening, provocative questioning and accountability. She’s there to guide you through delicate and difficult issues, and be your cheerleader to facilitate results. She’s your advocate! Challenging you to rise above old paradigms, reach goals and provoke you to get out of your own way. The more present you are to your process, the more progress you’ll make.
It’s all about the process! Enhanced by science, nature, creativity and collaboration, together you’ll explore the wholeness of life, not just the pieces, solving fundamental problems from a unique and refreshing vantage point. With Annelies, critical thinking meets a touch of indigenous wisdom. Moving through change has never been so interesting!