live an authentic, purposeful, happy and meaningful life
Online life and business coaching women Perth

I am a founder, entrepreneur and coach but I’m also a travel addict, passionate wanderer, animal lover and coffeeholic.

About me

This story is about ME. But it is also about YOU. Because chances are that you, like me and many other women, have experienced challenges in life and have struggled with loneliness.

Life really is (like) a journey with its ups and downs and sometimes we lose the connection with our authentic self.

We forget who we truly are, loose our passion, feel overwhelmed and live life on auto pilot, afraid to follow our own instincts. We feel trapped, as if we have no where to go, stuck in survival mode.

I know that feeling

Trust me when I tell you I have experienced those ups and downs myself, many times. I have felt lost and lonely more times than I can count.

Bullying in school

As a kid I got bullied at school for several years. I never understood why they always had to go after me and it left me feeling extremely lonely and left out. It wasn’t till I was in my late 30’s that through coaching I realised this was still effecting my life in many different ways. The unconscious pattern of wanting to hide in the background, the fear of showing myself and having lost my own voice had shaped my life over the years.

Unhappiness in a relationship

For many years I kept myself stuck in a relationship overshadowed by the effects of alcohol. My partner back then used to drink a lot and pretty much every day. The drinking and later, cheating, resulted in emotional and mental abuse, depression and loneliness. But my fear of walking away and not having anywhere to go was too big so I stayed. I told myself this was the sacrifice I had to make to be in a relationship and over time this became my truth. After all, life was good when he was sober. We finally parted ways but it has taken me years to be able to trust my intuition and trust other men again.

wander with purpose and passion through life

I love hiking and have hiked several of the Lonely Planet’s best hikes in the world.

You gave me permission to give myself permission to be ME again.

I can never repay you for the gift you’ve given me 💓

Amy

Change in career

I love exploring off-the-beaten-track destinations. 

Wake up call

After a big cancer scare back in 2013 when I tested positive for the BRCA gene mutation, I had a wake up call and realised that there is so much more to life than living up to others expectations and status. More than to be successful in a way that only involves making money or being promoted. I started investing in myself.

Life is meant to be lived and that’s exactly what I started doing.

Change in career

After a long, successful career as a business owner in the horse industry I decided it was time for a change. I wanted more freedom and time to do those things in life that really mattered to me. The things that made me happy and energised me, which were travelling and experiencing other cultures and traditions while working remotely. But also my passion to help and inspire other women to become their own cheerleaders, to step up, believe in themselves and live their dreams. I invested in training of professional coaching modalities as NLP coaching/therapy, Language and Behavioural Profiling®  and Neuro-Semantics. This was the start of my new career as an accredited coach.

Over the years I have helped women from all different backgrounds who felt unhappy, lonely, lost and who struggled with low self-confidence and low self-worth, to find their passion again, build their confidence, change their course and start living life from their authentic selves. (You can read some of their reviews on my website.)

My coaching is based on my own life- and business experience combined with a professional background in the coaching & therapy industry but most important; it comes from a place of authenticity, love and passion.

Can you relate:

  • Feeling lonely even though you have a large social network around you?
  • Feeling lonely in your job or business?
  • Feeling lonely in your marriage or your relationship?
  • Emotional eating to numb the pain?
  • Lacking self confidence and/or self worth?
  • Experiencing feelings of anxiety and depression?

Research shows that symptoms caused or exacerbated by loneliness are likely to increase your risk of death by 29 percent!

Recognise the symptoms!

What I do, I also want for you

To wander with purpose. And “wander” doesn’t mean you have to like travelling like me. It is all about Wandering through life with a purpose. Living a meaningful, passionate, happy life, coming from a place of authenticity. Being able to live your best life ever.  

And that’s how The Wander with Purpose Project was born.

The combination of my own life- and business experiences ánd professional coaching/therapy background makes me an expert when it comes to helping people to become the person they’ve always wanted to be.

unstuck yourself and live your passion

My friends describe me as: “inspiring”, “adventures”, “never give up”and “coffee snob”.

live an authentic life with purpose

What it means to be a Wanderer

To me, a wanderer is someone who has the freedom to make their own choices, to go wherever they want, whenever they want. 

Never having a specific destination but rather a purpose which allows for inspiration, clarity and an open mind.  Being a wanderer is all about having broad horizons, new experiences and gaining knowledge, tools and resources along the way.  

To wander is to live life on your own terms.

This is how I live my life and inspire others to do the same.

Let’s have a FREE chat to discover
how I can help you too to enjoy the best life has to offer

Qualifications

Anyone can call themselves a coach but my unique combination of certifications (listed below) and life/travel/business experience is the perfect blend to inspire and support you on your coaching journey.

 

  • International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Quantum Leap Coach System
  • LAB Profiling Practitioner
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Member Dutch Coachfinder Platform
  • CIVAS Stress Counsellor

“I run a small business and needed some assistance to help me reach my goals, realise my full potential and learn how to break down barriers I had given myself long ago. Sietske was able to guide me through a series of exercises that have allowed me to successfully move forward. A positive change in mindset, offering different perspectives and out of the box thinking are things you can expect while undertaking coaching with Sietske.

Sietske has an inspiring story and a professional background to be admired, I would have no hesitation in recommending her services for anyone looking to grow personally and professionally.”

Jennifer Benson

Founder and owner, The Kindness Project

ICF associate certified coach
ICF International Coaching Federation member
NLP Australia
quantum leap coach
mental health first aider
coachfinder nederland

Coaching vs other professions

With so many different (mental health) professions and therapies out there, it’s easy to get lost. That’s why I have written a blog post about Coaching vs Other Professions, outlining the difference between Psychiatry, Psychology, Counselling, Coaching and a few others.

Wanderlust

(n.) a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world

coachman can help you when you feel lost in life

My clients describe me as: “thorough”, “really getting to the core” and “life changing”.

Business Experience

To be a valuable coach you must have a variety of life & business experiences.  

Mine includes:

  • (Online) Business Coaching, Life Coaching and Leadership Coaching 
  • 20+ years of Entrepreneurship
  • Online Training Platform
  • Horse Riding and Training business in the Netherlands
  • International online store
  • Farrier and Therapist specialising in rehabilitation of Horses with Hoof problems
  • Running a 100 hectare farm with horses and cattle for 10 years in Australia

Travel Experience

Travel is one of life’s great teachers and having been to more than 50 countries and counting, I’ve learnt my share of lessons!  Sharing in other cultures and traditions can open our minds and enrich our lives. 

Some of my travel highlights include:

  • Encountering Gorillas in Uganda
  • Walking the Camino de Santiago (850Km pilgrimage walk)
  • Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Exploring the Moai statues on Easter Island
  • Climbing Mount Fuji in Japan
  • Visiting the winter palace of the Dalai lama in Tibet
  • Walking the big W hike in Patagonia, Chili
  • Face to Face with an active volcano in Iceland

I like to incorporate these lessons and experience into my coaching style.

Build your confidence through my online coaching

Having finished the 850 kms Camino de Santiago in 2021

Find your meaning and purpose in life

Water filter project in Uganda 2018

Life Experience

In 2009 I moved from the Netherlands to Australia where I started (again) from scratch and build a new life. Living in Australia for me, means a better quality of life.

In 2013 I was told I had the BRCA+ gene mutation that significantly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  This caused me to re-evaluate my life.  I had preventative surgeries, completed my bucket list and as a result my life is dramatically different. 

In 2018 I participated in a water filter project in Uganda and helped over 1000 people to get access to clean drinking water.

As a volunteer bushfire firefighter I have seen first hand the destruction and devastation nature can cause.

Through all my experiences I now enjoy the little things in every day life and help my clients to do the same.

Let’s have a FREE chat to discover
how I can help you too to enjoy the best life has to offer