At the beginning of 2020, I found myself in decision paralysis. In recent years, I have gone through a lot of personal and professional transitions, including a divorce, a move to another country, professional re-orientation and a number of romantic failures. These experiences made me more aware of myself, grateful for being alive and in good health and determined to pursue my dreams. I said to myself, I’ve come so far, now I need to go all the way. I was determined to put all my energy into my passion projects. But what should I focus on? Where should I start? Who should I consult? What if I quit my job? Should I date at all or be true to my romantic nature?
When I first consulted Maiken I clearly resisted change and found all kinds of excuses and rationalisations to not face my confusion and ‘not knowing what to do’. Maiken challenged my habits of thinking and fear-based excuses from day one. After only one session Maiken had helped me see the contradictions in my thinking. I realized I would have to dig deeper, the answer was not as simple as I had hoped for.
Maiken encouraged me to introspect deeply and to sense my purpose through guided mindfulness work that aimed to raise my consciousness about my true needs and drivers. She taught me fantastic introspection and grounding techniques that I have been using ever since.
During each of our sessions, my assignments evolved from our conversations and were a hundred per cent tailor-made. Maiken is an excellent space holder and always supported me when I was in distress, but never let me off the hook. She believed in my capacity to do the work even when I was struggling with self-doubt and emotional imbalance. I was encouraged to view the world as my construction. My perception shapes my reality, and by changing it I can change the way I experience life to the better. Maiken helped me regain my sense of self. Since our coaching programme I have felt more powerful and in control of my life. I have also increased my resilience which has proven to make a real difference in times of Covid.
Thanks to the work Maiken and I did together I was finally able to unstuck and made life-changing decisions to the better. I feel more like myself again and equipped to make further transformative steps into a life that is truly mine.
I highly and warmly recommend engaging in a coaching relationship with Maiken. She is a rare human equipped with laser-sharp reasoning skills, endless patience, assertiveness and belief in others that helped me follow through. Most of all, she loves her job. It is so clearly her vocation to help others seize their full potential by growing out of unhealthy thinking patterns and trusting their intuition more.