What’s Yorin the day?
It’s all about facilitating, coaching & training CEO’s, senior management & business owners improving their health and wellbeing.
How can you still reach your full potential in work and life when you have 80 hours workweek ? How to cope with all the stress what comes with the responsibilities? And look and feel good at the same time?
“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.” Tony Robbins
To become the Corporate Athlete: learn to master your mindset & health by working out, nourish your body, recover strategies, mindset exercises. Set up a business case of self care.
Who are you?
Jorien is a 100% Dutch, very straight forward and down to earth women, migrated to Adelaide with her son and husband in 2016.
Why did you move to Australia?
Personal growth: to have a life & work experience in a different country.
The experience so far: ‘it was 80% out of the comfort zone’. Everything in life changes, setting up your own work & social network from scratch. Not having your own network of colleagues, neighbours, family & friends, where to buy the best food, where to gym, who to ask for advice about what’s involved in renting a house, buying a car, arranging insurances, buying a house. Everything needs to be rediscovered. It was absolutely the hardest thing I have ever done. Change is not about doing new things, but letting go of the life I had. I had a great job, great lifestyle… only the weather was not that great at all times.
But was it worth it?
‘Yes, the stretch (personal growth), is huge. It was not always easy or enjoyable due to homesickness, which is all about feeling accepted in Australia. My identity has been redesigned: learning to be less direct and more polite, more patient, less worried about not having a job at the start.’
‘I have been given time to design a new life from scratch, diving into the world of sustainability: becoming an ‘Econerd on Pumps’. Making choices about which neighbourhood to live in (the Hills), create a house (own design, off the grid as possible), pick a car (hybrid), explore a new passion (coaching), select a school for our son and help him settle down.’
What did you do before you came to Adelaide?
‘With a degree in Business Administration and many diploma’s in Marketing, Projectmanagement, Interior Design I worked over 15 years in the corporate world as Manager, Director and Marketing consultant in the Financial, Public Transport and Aged Care industry. I learned that as long as I could create, motivate, change mindsets & challenge companies and people, I was at my best.
I have experienced almost a burn out as I put a lot of pressure on my impatient self. With help from a Leadership Coach I learned that taking care of yourself, be nice to yourself, was the most important lesson. I have experienced more stretch to handle the stress.
Why Facilitate, Coaching & Training?
Playing sports (tennis, iceskating etc) and learn more about health related topics is always been a big passion. I got really sucked into martial arts: Judo. Reached Dutch championship in Judo, so I know how hard it is to get results. Learning the mindset of ‘Believe and go for it’.
When I moved to Australia and looking at ways to build a network and to help people, I noticed they were looking for Personal Trainers at the gym: I was like.. let’s give it a try.
After 4 months I felt I had to take this job to a deeper level as I saw that people needed more than just training. I enrolled into the course at FMA Strength Institute, which is all about the gap between Personal Training & Rehab: a course that learns you to train athletes and high achievers. You are taught a holistic approach, you learn the psychology of coaching.
So what’s your mission?
People enjoy their days and design their meaningful impact in work and life.
Jorien in short facts:
Addiction: dark chocolate pretzels
No, thanks: talk before 10am
Loser: when driving, I think left is right and right is left. Lots of detours when hubby asked for directions.
Motto when procrastinating:
‘prefer imperfect happy over perfectly stressed’