I am Maike Blom – MSc in Business Administration, Life Coaching and Yoga. Currently, I live with my husband Dirk in Thailand. I work as a self-employed E-coach and teach Flow & Restorative Yoga. I am convinced that personal growth, inner wellbeing and happiness in life go hand in hand.
My attitude as a coach is empathic, positive, in-depth and focused on collaboration. I am decisive, can hold up a mirror and quickly get to the heart of the matter. I can guide you to experience more self-confidence, authentic leadership and inner wellbeing, both in your professional and private life. Together we will determine your coaching objectives, but you are in charge! I believe that every person is unique, so every coaching journey is unique.
I grew up as a gardener’s daughter in Aalsmeer, in the Netherlands. From a young age I was taught to make connections with other people, to remain curious and to work hard to achieve your ambition. As a child, I was always exploring what the world has to offer. And, in fact, I still do. I have regularly travelled abroad for study and (volunteer) work. I like to do Ashtanga Yoga, cycling and hiking in nature to stay physically and mentally balanced.
After graduating in Business Administration, I worked in the financial sector for seven years. I am familiar with the challenges, pressures and insecurities as a new leader. This enables me to empathize well with difficult situations or relationships in the workplace. I have noticed that wasted potential can lead to insecurity, tension or stagnation, at some cost. Leaders who invests time and energy in the personal development of employees can turn this around. Therefore, within my roles as team coach and manager I have always committed myself to supporting the growth of employees, utilize their strengths and improve their well-being. I take this with me in my interpretation of the coaching profession.
I obtained my NOBCO accredited degree as Coach Practitioner at De Baak. In addition, I successfully completed the Specialisation E-coaching. During these studies I further developed my coaching skills, as well as examined my own personal themes and limiting patterns. Whilst confronting, growth is only possible outside your comfort zone. As a result, I now experience more peace of mind and trust my intuition.
Why focus on breathing? Everyone can do this, right? I thought so too, but it turns out not: 95% of people don’t breathe correctly. During the Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at Centered Yoga – led by Dr. Paul Dallaghan – I experienced myself that the breath has a healing power. After four weeks of dedication and regulated breathing (Pranayama), I felt lighter, calmer, powerful and focused. Now, I still start my day with breathing exercises. I would like to share these valuable benefits with you.