Meet our coaches

Joan van den Brink

Joan van den Brink

Associate Coach-Mentor

Email: [email protected] Telephone: 44 (0) 1869 338989

Joan has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning Marketing and Operations before moving into management consulting in 2001 after graduating with a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University. She became an executive responsible for HR & Communications for a speciality chemicals business prior to establishing her own consulting business. She has held leadership positions as Europe & Middle East sector lead for pharmaceuticals, global client relationship developer and a member of the European Leadership & Talent expertise area for a global consultancy. Joan has several accreditations in psychological and psychometric tools that she brings to her coaching work to facilitate her clients in gaining increased self-insight to inform their development journey.

Coaching Style

Joan works with clients to enable them to get a deeper understanding of who they are, who they want to be and how to get there.  She does this through creating intimate and safe environments so that people thrive. Clients describe their experience of her coaching as feeling that Joan is alongside them.

Joan’s coaching style is organic, drawing on diverse tools and approaches in the moment, such as metaphors, movement, Gestalt, emotions, creativity, to respond to what is emerging during the coaching session.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Life transitions
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Coaching through crisis
  • Discovering purpose
  • Emotions-centred coaching 
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