Events

Empower Amsterdam helps struggling internationals to make the turning point towards getting their mojo back. We’ve accomplished so much so far. With little to no financial resources we managed to offer free coaching sessions to more than 100 people, and we’re not stopping!

Upcoming events

  • Managing Insecurity & Self-Doubt as an Entrepreneur

    - Circl
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    So you’re ready to start up your own business but you, like so many others, are wondering if this is the right thing to do. Are you ready? Will you be a good business owner? And all the other questions in your head that feed into your feelings of self-doubt.

    Let’s stop the inner dialogue and take proactive steps that will improve your self-confidence as a business owner.

    Empower Amsterdam is delighted to have our first entrepreneur-focussed workshop, facilitated by Michelle Delport, Master coach for struggling entrepreneurs. If you are thinking of becoming a business owner, then this workshop is for you. If you have already taken the leap, but your struggle with moving forward because of self-doubt or insecurity, this workshop is for you.

    What You’ll Take Away:

    – a focus on your strengths and weaknesses

    – tools to keep you grounded

    – tools for managing stress

    – learn how to move forward

    About Michelle Delport

    Michelle grew up in South Africa, in a strict conservative family. At 23, she came to the Netherlands. The Amsterdam environment became her teacher, her Sodom and Gamora. She went through a steep learning curve but nevertheless at age 26 she bought her own business and ran a successful pub and hotel in the Red light district of Amsterdam for 18 years. Michelle also embraced and pursued more personal development outside of her business which eventually led her to sell the hotel successfully and take time off to be a mother and travel. Michelle is now a certified Master coach with a focus on helping other female entrepreneurs.

Past events

  • Pop-Up Coaching: Find Out What Coaching Can Do For You!

    - Circl

    Do you ever feel that you aren’t where you want to be in your life?

    Have you been curious about coaching but not sure if it is for you?

    Well, why not join us at our next pop up coaching evening where you can ‘try out’ coaching for yourself. You’ll receive a 45 minute, 1:1 coaching session with one of our international coaches.

    Coaching helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may be up against, develop action plans and build your motivation and confidence.

    Whilst coaching is more of a process than a one-time action through our Pop- Up coaching sessions you to get a taste of the power of coaching and how effective it can be.

    You take charge of your life and career by changing it from what it is today to something you’ve always dreamed of, being the ultimate goal.

    There are many benefits to coaching:

    – Establish and take action towards achieving your goals
    – Become more self-reliant and resourceful
    – Gain more job and life satisfaction
    – Work more easily and productively with others
    – Communicate more effectively

    How does the Pop- Up coaching session work?

    – You will have a one to one coaching session with one of our qualified coaches
    – Each session runs a duration of 45 minutes
    – To make the most of your session come prepared with a specific issue you need help with or a challenge you are facing at the moment that you need help navigating through
    – Bring a pen and paper so you don’t miss any of the valuable insights

    Spaces are limited so please book your ticket today!

    There are TWO time-slots available. Please CHOOSE ONE so we can match you with a coach available.

    For more information about the work that we do visit us at www.empoweramsterdam.com

    Should you have any questions, please email us at info@empoweramsterdam.com or connect with us on our Facebook page or Instagram account

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    Additional Info:

    Public Transport

    – Metro line 51 e 50 Station stop

    – Tram 5 Zuid Station stop

    – Tram 62 Hogewerf stop

    Car

    Parking is possible in Q-Park Mahler (Aaron Coplandstraat 8 1082 MG Amsterdam) or Q-Park Symphony (Leo Smitstraat 4 1082 MP Amsterdam).

    * Please note, the postal address is Gustav Mahlerlaan 10 (HQ0008), 1082 PP Amsterdam.

  • My Career Growth Roadmap

    - Het Coach Huis

    Are you feeling a bit stuck in your career and are you asking yourself “what do I do next in order to get further and higher”?

    We all feel this way at times! Feeling stuck is a sign that it is time for you to do things differently. It is an inner call for action.

    We have been where you are now – asking yourself all these questions: Is this all that’s possible for me professionally? What would it take for me to aim higher, ask for more and what does that “more” look like? And how do I get it?

    Not only have we been there ourselves, but we have guided dozens of others through that journey in our 1 on 1 coaching practice and now we want to do it with you and a group of 9 other ambitious, dedicated and committed individuals.

    Who is MY CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP for?

    • Have you been working for some years and have you reached the point where work has become boring and predictable?
    • Are you considering changing your career path, but feeling uncertain and a bit scared to do it?
    • Have you recently joined the workforce and are you still trying different things to find something that “feels right”?

    If you have answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then this program is for You!

    MY CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP is a 3-step group coaching program designed to help you:

    Step 1: Get clarity what career success means to you, create a vision and a goal to reach it.

    Step 2: Identify your strengths and areas of development relevant for achieving your goal; understand what your intrinsic motivators are so you can stay committed on your way forward.

    Step 3: Build a detailed action plan from where you are now to where you want to be when you have achieved your goal.

    Some of the big questions on our clients’ minds are: “But, how do I know what do?”, “Do I even deserve a promotion?”, “How can I be certain that this is really what I want?”, “How can I leave something secure to pursue a dream?”

    Many clients come to us conflicted between what they think is “realistic” and what they really want and we help them turn their ideas and dreams into a realistic step-by-step professional path.

    MY CAREER GROWTH ROADMAP group coaching program includes:

    • 1 individual intake coaching session with each participant. We will explain how group coaching works, discuss your needs and expectations, and how you can best benefit from participating in the program.
    • 3 group coaching sessions of 2 hours each. Each group coaching session has a theme and focuses on a specific stage of the process of you creating your career growth roadmap. The maximum number of participants is 10.
    • 1 follow-up individual coaching session with each participant. We will discuss your take-aways from the program and your progress with your action plan.
    • Assignments and materials for in-between the coaching sessions.
    • Fun and exciting exercises designed to open your mind, ignite your curiosity, explore your guiding principles, strengths, and motivators.
    • Working in small groups and benefiting from the experience, insights, and perspectives of all participants.

    When:

    Step 1: 1st of June 2019

    Step 2: 15th of June 2019

    Step 3: 29th of June 2019

    From 10:00 to 12:00 o’clock

    Location:

    Het Coachhuis Vondelpark

    Van Eeghenlaan 27, 1071 EN Amsterdam

    Your Investment:

    180 Euro

    About Your Coaches:

    Nada Mesqui – I am an adamant status-quo shifter who believes that clarity comes from action. After successfully developing global beauty brands I understood that it is more fruitful and sustainable to develop the people behind them. I am an unshakeable optimist with a gift of connecting people to their most courageous self. I believe in the power of mindset, work-hard, play hard mentality and a little bit of magic.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadamesqui/

    https://thebigc.nl

    Galina Bunkova – I like exploring what makes us human beings thrive and enjoy helping others to find their own answers to this question. I find fulfillment in seeing my clients build more successful careers and joyful lives that are led by conscious choices rather than by circumstances. I became a coach after a successful career of 15 + years as commercial and M&A lawyer. I combine my “legal thinking” with my empathy and enormous curiosity to help clients in their growth personally and professionally.

    www.linkedin.com/in/gbunkova/

    https://new-destination.com/services/career-coaching/

    This is a paid workshop and all proceeds are for the benefit of Stichting Empower Amsterdam.

  • Interview Skills – Put Your Best Foot Forward

    - Meevaart

    We welcome everyone to join Manon Stijnen and Derek Bruce as they present this workshop

    Interview Skills – Put Your Best Foot Forward

    What Will be Covered:

    How to rock an interview. This will be fun and insightful. You will get hints and tips and tricks, as well as practice how to be at your best during a job interview.

    How to ensure your confidence before you get in the room, as well as verbal and non-verbal communication skills to leave an awesome impression

    What You’ll Learn:

    The three stages of being successful at interviews Preparation and making sure you the best you can be hints and tips to ensure you’re confident during the interview. You’ve rocked the interviews – what happens next

    About Manon and Derek:

    Manon Stijnen: Career Coach and Owner at MY Career Company, has 20 years experience in Commerce, Executive Recruitment and Talent Management in Financial Services and Media at multinationals like ABN AMRO and Michael Page. She happily puts her passion for learning and personal development to good use to help you nail that next interview.

    Derek Bruce: Director of Leadership Development at Signify, has a varied background in learning and Development, Change Management and Internal Communications. He has worked in Retail, Online media, Fashion, Financial Services and now Technology. He is passionate about motorcycles, football and a bit of a geek.

    This is a paid workshop and all proceeds are for the benefit of Stichting Empower Amsterdam.

  • How to Succeed on Purpose!

    - Circl

    We welcome everyone to join Truth Hawk as he presents his workshop

    How to Succeed on Purpose

    Get inspired to pursue your calling, to find a new career path, and to do your best work from an author/entrepreneur who has guided Hollywood creative artists, counseled Silicon Valley tech start-ups, and taught graduate students at Stanford.

    Use the job market as a chance to experiment with the possibility. Learn to harness the magic of the universe and your own creativity to find your optimal job in the most efficient manner possible by tuning into the magnificent power of your intuition and the wisdom of your heart.

    Sounds challenging, but it’s easy. And Truth Hawk will show you how.

    What Will be Covered:
    How to tune into your heart’s potent wisdom to find your calling in business, career, and life.
    How to re-claim joy, purpose, and success.

    What You’ll Learn:
    Become the instrument of your own success.
    Re-claim your resiliency, re-discover your purpose.
    Re-define your own meaning of success.
    Tune into your heart to find your calling.
    Leverage the maxim that what you are seeking is also seeking you.

    About Truth Hawk

    My own personal journey has been one of transformation and renewal. Despite the trappings of success and a high-profile career, I was compelled to explore deeper terrain, to uncover the very meaning of success and purpose. That exploration took me around the world and into the depths of my own being to come through to the other side with a synthesis of timeless wisdom practices and practical, universal teachings. A successful journey, which is what life is all about, is one marked equally by a quest within ourselves at the same time we are searching—for a job, for a new career, for meaning— outside of ourselves. Join me to learn simple, effective tools for doing both.

    This is a paid workshop and all proceeds are for the benefit of Stichting Empower Amsterdam.

  • “Stand out to Fit in LinkedIn at its Best” workshop

    - Atlassian Amsterdam Office

    To whom: People interested to make the most of their career opportunities

    Highlights of the workshop:

    • Nail that first impression when someone visits your profile
    • Convince the reader you’ve got what it takes
    • Naturally filter out companies where you and the company culture match

    Where: Atlassian Amsterdam Office at Singel 236, 1016 AB Amsterdam

    About the speaker: Petra Fisher, Dutch/Australian consultant, trainer and lifelong explainer. Also known as brain picker, sparring partner and “having a way with words”. Empowering others comes as naturally as breathing. Seeing the penny drop is what makes her day.

  • Pop up Coaching session March

    - Circl

    Do you feel you aren’t where you want to be in life?

    Have you thought of trying coaching but were hesitant?

    If you answered ‘Yes’ to the questions above, we’d love to invite you to our next Pop Up coaching event.

    How can I benefit from coaching?

    Coaching helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may be up against, develop action plans and build your motivation and confidence.

    Whilst coaching is more of a process than a one-time action through our Pop- Up coaching sessions you to get a taste of the power of coaching and how effective it can be.

    You take charge of your life and career by changing it from what it is today to something you’ve always dreamed of, being the ultimate goal.

    How does the Pop- Up coaching session work?

    • You will have a one to one coaching session with one of our qualified coaches
    • Each session runs a duration of 45 minutes
    • To make the most of your session come prepared with a specific issue you need help with or a challenge you are facing at the moment that you need help navigating through
    • Bring a pen and paper so you don’t miss any of the valuable insights

    Spaces are limited so please book your ticket today!

  • 2019 Feel at Home International Community Fair

    - The Hague City Hall

    The biggest and friendliest international community event in The Netherlands

  • Pop up Coaching session November

    - Circl

    Do you feel you aren’t where you want to be in life?

    Have you thought of trying coaching but were hesitant?

    If you answered ‘Yes’ to the questions above, we’d love to invite you to our next Pop Up coaching event.

    How can I benefit from coaching?

    Coaching helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may be up against, develop action plans and build your motivation and confidence.

    Whilst coaching is more of a process than a one-time action through our Pop- Up coaching sessions you to get a taste of the power of coaching and how effective it can be.

    You take charge of your life and career by changing it from what it is today to something you’ve always dreamed of, being the ultimate goal.

    How does the Pop- Up coaching session work?

    • You will have a one to one coaching session with one of our qualified coaches
    • Each session runs a duration of 45 minutes
    • To make the most of your session come prepared with a specific issue you need help with or a challenge you are facing at the moment that you need help navigating through
    • Bring a pen and paper so you don’t miss any of the valuable insights

    Spaces are limited so please book your ticket today!

  • Beyond Profit

    - Circl

    Make a life, not just a living!

    Do you want your next role to be somewhere where you can make a difference, where you are part
    of an organisation which is mission based rather than a focus on profit?

    During this practical workshop, you’ll learn

    Where to look to find these roles

    How to effectively apply for these positions

    We will also open up the floor for a Q&A session, where you can pose your questions to industry expert Helen Maynard Hill.

    This is a paid workshop and all proceeds are for the benefit of Stichting Empower Amsterdam

  • Pop up Coaching session October

    - Circl

    Do you feel you aren’t where you want to be in life?

    Have you thought of trying coaching but were hesitant?

    If you answered ‘Yes’ to the questions above, we’d love to invite you to our next Pop Up coaching event.

    How can I benefit from coaching?

    Coaching helps you establish realistic goals, discover solutions to challenges you may be up against, develop action plans and build your motivation and confidence.

    Whilst coaching is more of a process than a one-time action through our Pop- Up coaching sessions you to get a taste of the power of coaching and how effective it can be.

    You take charge of your life and career by changing it from what it is today to something you’ve always dreamed of, being the ultimate goal.

    How does the Pop- Up coaching session work?

    • You will have a one to one coaching session with one of our qualified coaches
    • Each session runs a duration of 45 minutes
    • To make the most of your session come prepared with a specific issue you need help with or a challenge you are facing at the moment that you need help navigating through
    • Bring a pen and paper so you don’t miss any of the valuable insights

    Spaces are limited so please book your ticket today!

  • Webinar – Brand Your Career

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    An interactive webinar by Empower Amsterdam Founder and owner of The What If Project, Shea Harty.

    Treat your career like it’s a business whether you work for an organization or you work for yourself.

    Have you heard of personal branding and thought well that’s not for me because I am not famous and I don’t own a business? Well, personal branding helps to establish your position as an expert in your field or industry. Treating your career as a brand can have many benefits. Professionals who make it very clear the specific skills they bring, the specific audiences they serve, or the specific opportunities they’re seeking, tend to be more memorable. Personal branding allows you to differentiate yourself from other candidates. If you’re faced with a difficult career decision, being clear on your personal brand allows you to understand if the opportunity reinforces or dilutes your desired personal brand, which often clarifies the right path forward.

    The great thing is that you already have a personal brand. Your personality and values are a large part of what makes up your brand. This workshop will help you to control your story or the aspects of your brand that you want managers and recruiters to recognize about you.

    Join the webinar to learn how to shape and control your personal brand to become a thought leader, change careers, find a new employer, or even to help clients find you if you just started your own business.

    During the webinar:

    1) we’ll explore what makes up a personal brand, and

    2) highlight 3 ways to exhibit your expertise to attract the job or clients you want to work with.

    It doesn’t matter where you are in your career: happy or unhappy, right now is the moment to establish and tailor your story in your voice, with your words, in your style. Take control of the story you want others to say about you when you’re not in the room.

    Come ready with a pen, laptop/tablet, an open mind, and a readiness to be more visible!

    Tickets are €10, all proceeds go to Empower Amsterdam

  • The Power of Vulnerability

    - ABN Zuidas
    • Learn how to improve your decision making and leadership skills via self-empowerment and interpersonal connections.
    • Enhance your self-confidence through better self-awareness.
    • Improve your team-working and connection with colleagues

    Speaker: Marcelle Barges-Jans – corporate consultant and trainer with 18+ years experience in business & facilitation workshops

  • Supercharge your confidence and boost your career

    - Circl, ABN Zuidas

    We welcome everyone to join Vanessa Smith, certified Life Coach with a specialization in communication and mindset, as she presents her workshop;

    Come along and discover simple techniques to grow your confidence in various career focussed situations.

    What we’ll cover

    • Learn the top 3 tips to succeed in interviews, presentations, job fairs, and networking
    • Experience easy ways to calm nervousness and project confidence
    • Walk away with new connections, ideas, and resources

    “When you believe in yourself, others believe in you too.”

    This is a paid workshop and all proceeds are for the benefit of Stichting Empower Amsterdam