“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine.” — Byron Katie

about Betty

I am Betty; 56 years of age, with 27 years practice in facilitating the development of confidence, strength and peace in the lives of others. My mission is to contribute to a better world through enabling personal leadership in order for my clients to realise their dreams. That’s why I named my bureau ‘Dreams in Business’.


My area of expertise is where leadership, personal effectiveness and management come together. Where the hard side of business meets the soft side of leadership, so to say. Where it’s about achieving a sustainable, healthy balance between the head and heart, freedom and accountability, relationships and results.


Clients ask me questions such as: "Who/what am I now? What (kind of leader) do I aspire to be? What do I need in order to achieve that? What are my greatest strengths? How can and shall I make (better) use of these in the future, in my organisation or outside of it? Where do I want to be in five years, ten years from now? What will I have to look back on when I retire?"


It’s my profession and passion to facilitate the discovery of answers to the above questions. This may be done using practical tools or by working deep within the layers of your consciousness. Whatever approach is used, it is always within the context of your work and in constant reference to our agreed upon goals.


The Birkman Instrument and Voice Dialogue are two methods I often employ during training and coaching. I also have a large backpack filled with techniques, theories, exercises, models and assignments, which can be used or customised instantaneously for your needs. This gives me the freedom to work with you in-the-moment.


The ideas of Marcus Buckingham (Strength Revolution), Marshall B. Rosenberg (Non Violent Communication) and Stephen Covey (7 Habits of Highly Effective People) have had a guiding influence on my work and in my life.


For more information, have a look at my LinkedIn profile.