Why I Started
I'm on a mission to help young professionals like you reconnect to their personal values and (re)align their life to their personal desires, so that they never (again) have to wonder whether they're on the right path or feel like they're suffocating in a cloud of expectations, and can start living life in full flow instead.
Let me tell you why..
I was well on my way setting a solid foundation to become a Strategic Account Manager when it hit me. This wasn't what I had dreamed of for myself AT ALL. So I had to ask myself; How in the world did I end up here?
It took me a long time to find the answer to this question, but eventually I realised I had accepted the notion that there was only one path to follow up the corporate ladder. And I had to admit to myself that I had submitted to taking the standardised path that had been laid out.
I had given in to the expectation that I would follow this standardised path just like everyone else, and I had let my judgement get clouded by outside influences. More specifically, by how I felt about the man I had started dating in my office, rather than judging from my own values and desires.
When things ended with him, and I was able to think for myself again, I felt disconnected, ashamed and alone. I had lost sight of what I wanted to get out of life here on earth and I didn't feel like I could talk to anyone about it out of fear that I'd be judged for it. I couldn't see a way out through the clouds of expectation.
Unsure of what I really wanted, I felt like I was slowly suffocating. When lockdown 1.0 was introduced in the UK, I felt relieved..
The time and space away from the office environment and the man I had dated were exactly what I needed to reconnect with myself. I started exploring who I was again and what my options were. I tried out interior design, and picked up my French lessons, but none of it really interested me much.
Then one day, I came across coaching and mentoring, and something about it just felt right.
I had been mentoring a few women in my organisation and from the beginning it had given me so much energy that I had to explore it further.
My first investment was a disaster(!), but as I searched further I came across the perfect course, and from there on out I knew for sure that coaching was my calling!
I felt awakened, energised, happy, filled with joy every time I had been able to help another client and altogether, satisfied with life.
Now, I'm a Certified, ICF accredited Life Coach, coaching full-time and helping others in a similar position reconnect with themselves again too!
I am Kiona van Griensven, born and raised in the Netherlands, Londoner since 2015.
I'm 32 years old and have spent over 13 years working in an office. Granted, the last 1,5 years or so have been in a home office, but hey, still an office right? ;)
7 out of those 13 years I spent in 's-Hertogenbosch, the other 6 in London. And let me tell you, I've experienced the good, the great, the bad and the ugly!
(to be honest, I felt like I had gone back in time by 10 years when I arrived in London! Happy to talk more about my point of view on that if you're interested, but let's focus on the facts here first!)
Due to some health issues, my studying plans didn't go exactly as planned and I ended up working full-time from the age of 18. Knowing I had to find a way to get a degree, I decided to take on studying on Saturdays and Mondays. It wasn't easy, but within those first 6 years in the Netherlands I managed to acquire a certificate for Project Management and a diploma for Event Management through part-time studies and on top of that I was also promoted to manage a team of two.
Eventually I got bored and started asking myself if this was all there was to life? Quickly realising that this couldn't be the case I decided it was time for a change - A BIG ONE!
I moved to London and started back at the bottom of the corporate ladder, worked my a** off in two different organisation, 6 different roles, loved most of it, until... You guessed it, I got bored again and started questioning whether there was more to life.
With the introduction of Coaching into my life, I've been able to learn why I've been feeling these emotions and how to manage my thoughts, follow my intuition and choose my own path, independent of what anyone else does or thinks of it.
And now, I'm helping others do the same!
Products & Services
Now that you know why I coach and how I got here, let's see if you're in the right place, shall we?
You've come to the right address if you..
.. feel out of place and disconnected from your reality.
.. feel like you've hit a plateau of some sort.
.. have given into taking the beaten path.
.. don't feel like you're in the right place right now.
.. crave personal growth.
.. aren't sure where to go from here.
And you want to..
.. reconnect with yourself.
.. live up to your true potential.
.. start living the life you've always dreamed of.
.. unlock the door to real happiness.
.. live the life you truly deserve.
.. let go of uncertainty and confusion about what you're meant to be doing.
.. and are ready to stop wondering "What if?"
If you said YES to ANY of these statements, I hear you!
And you're in luck, because this is exactly what I help my clients with.
Four Session Programme
In need of a little confidence boost?
If you have a pretty good idea of where you want to go and you'd like some support to help you get there faster, then this is the programme for you!
Three Month Programme
My signature programme.
This programme has been carefully designed to help you Identify your Personal Core Values, develop a Rock-Solid Mindset, establish and maintain healthy Boundaries, assess your Communication Style and lay out the Foundational Blueprint for your Success.
First Class Life
Six Month Programme
The ultimate upgrade to your Dream Life!
This programme not only contains everything that's included in my 3-month Life Upgrade Programme, it connects to you a group of other people who are on the exact same journey as you, through group coaching.
What My Clients Are Saying
I have been coached by Kiona for the past year now and have found it a very valuable experience. Not only can we talk about specific career and sales related topics but also about very personal challenges.
For me, speaking with Kiona means releasing in a safe space. I highly appreciate her stimulating questions and positive outlook during our conversations. More than that, Kiona’s continuous encouragement and support were certainly also a crucial factor for my recent promotion!
Gabriela W, London, UK
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