I am starting something new! Are you growing your business and feel like you need some help in managing that growth? Or are you working in a big organization and need help to figure out your role? My new business coaching program is designed especially for you!

Why coaching?

During my time at Yoast, I did a lot of coaching, mentoring, and managing colleagues. And I liked it a lot. Next to coaching colleagues, I also did coaching at two Dutch business clubs (NLgroeit and the Next Women). Sometimes, people would ask me to coach them and help them set up a marketing strategy to help them figure out their role in a growing organization. During these years, I actually designed a lot of material that I used during my sessions.

Next to this coaching program (which comes with a significant cost (of $2000)), I’ll also keep on doing coaching for individuals just for fun (and without getting paid).

What is the program about?

This program is all about business. About growth. Commercial growth or personal growth of a professional. It comes with a cost because it is an investment in your business or an employee’s growth. The total cost of the program is $2000.

I’ve designed a lot of different sessions. Depending on your needs, we’ll pick a number of sessions. For example, if you want to grow as a manager and a leader, we could do a session on company culture, another session on employees and company structure, and one about ‘what kind of leader are you?’. However, if your needs are more operational, we could choose to do sessions about the organization’s marketing, business model, and efficiency. We could also do an entirely different combination.

Check out my page about business coaching for more information.

Why is it a ‘program’?

I’ve noticed that the success of a coaching session is dependent on the preparation. Just talking with people wasn’t that successful. In order for people to either understand their behavior or to change it, I noticed that it was best to design ‘assignments’. Over the years, I have designed tons of different assignments. I would, for instance, ask people to fill out online questionnaires that gave more insights into their decision-making styles. I also made a lot of case studies and questionnaires that people had to fill out and reflect upon.

It is called a program because it’s way more than just talking in the sessions. A lot of the thinking and the reflecting will be done in between sessions. I’ll design and prepare assignments specifically for your situation. Depending on your needs, I’ll propose books to read, videos to watch, and online questionnaires to fill out. These tools will help you grow professionally and be input for the coaching sessions.

Advice and consultancy

As an investor and an entrepreneur, I have a lot of experience in improving efficiency and growing a business (both with and without external investment). In our coaching sessions, I will provide you with practical advice on how to grow your business (and I’ll also give you that advice in writing). Prepare yourself for long to-do lists!

Especially if you have SEO or marketing questions, or questions about improving your business model, we could spend our sessions deep-diving into those questions, and you’ll end up with a practical list of advice and can start growing!

Who is it for?

My business coaching program is designed for business owners and entrepreneurs but also for leaders in bigger organizations. It’s for everyone who deals with the consequences of a growing business. It could be that you’re struggling with marketing budgets, but we could also discuss the challenges of growing and managing a bigger team and maintaining a certain company culture.

Interested? Let’s get in touch!

Are you looking for a business coach? Are you excited about getting things done and taking your company’s growth to the next level?

Make sure to fill out my form, and we can start working together!

Published by Marieke van de Rakt

Marieke is partner at Emilia Capital. She is an investor, an entrepeneur at heart and a marketeer. She has a PhD in social sciences and is the mother of four kids. Next to that, she's a feminist, a ballerina and a diet coke addict.