Reviews & Portfolio
New Business / Project Manager / CoFounder
“Bram’s coaching trajectory was very structured and practical. He listened well to my questions and aspirations and carefully planned every session so that challenges were explored and solutions were discovered. His feedback and insights were very honest and helpful – he really thinks along and tries to find the best path to growth within personal contexts and circumstances.”
Jonas van Wees
HR Auditor, Top Employers Institute
“I look back with a lot of pleasure at the coaching sessions with Bram about which career suits me and if my current job matches with that. He helped me with this decision making and helped me to chose for something that fits me better. I took this step and it feels much better now. Because of Bram as my coach I found more focus and via the sessions and exercises I’ve found the patience, energy and grip again.
Bram is a great listener, understanding, patient and tracks down the underlying issues that kept me away from action.
I definitely recommend Bram as a coach to everyone that need control and want more focus in his or her life.”
UX Designer, ABN AMRO
“The Profile Dynamics driving factors analysis gave me insight in what drives and motivates me and in what work environment I fit best. Making the right decision for my career has become much easier!”
Manager Brand Partnerships | Next Day Media
“Bram is a wise man. A coach who knows how to touch me very well and has given me a great deal of knowledge and insights in the field of leadership.
For someone like me, who is naturally more focused on the content side of his advisory
work, it has proved to be very valuable lessons. Both for this and for any subsequent phases in my career.”
Head of B2B
“With a good feeling I look back at the coaching sessions with Bram. During our sessions we have defined my values. His questions and exercises have helped me to set my personal boundaries clearly and communicate these to my employees. The result is that I feel stronger now in my position as Head of B2B. Very happy with that!”
“I appreciated Bram’s 3 pronged approach to finding out what where I get my energy from, and what I am capable off and using this to help identify other potential markets in which I could excel. He was very easy to talk to and open up to which made the sessions feel like good discussions and talks, but still manages to challenge you on some aspects and really help with your self reflection. Overall, a great experience, and one I believe I will benefit from.”
Founder Maalder Media & SMMA School
“The return of investment (a coach is an investment) was already after two sessions. Bram learned me how to think creative, be patient, and helped me with new ideas for both my startup and already existing company. Two birds with one stone!
I’ve met with Bram when I was starting my own Social Media Marketing Agency School. Via the Pak An Foundation I got introduced to Bram and we matched directly. Bram is open and honest in his feedback and checks where he can coach you to move forward. With an open mind and his business sense Bram has been a ‘flywheel’ for me, and a motivator!
“I was referred to de Sparringpartner for a sparring session. This exceeded my expectations and after the session all my problems and doubts where solved. Thanks Bram! Now I know how to grow further!”
Owner of an Marketing Company
“Bram feels really well with subject needs (more) attention. In a confronting but pleasant way he holds up a mirror which has helped me a lot as entrepreneur.”
Roy van Delft
“I see Bram a few times per year. He is patient and gets me thinking.”
Caregiver Leger des Heils
“Bram is really interested and because of his active listening and good questions I was able to manage and understand my thoughts. Via a small exercise which I could finish from home I managed to answer some important life questions. I’m still very happy with it!”
Photographer & Marketing Manager
“A coaching trajectory helps, but you need to find the right coach! I have learned a lot from Bram in a short period. Where a psychologist only listen to your pain points, Bram helped me with tips and tricks to fix these. A new world opened up for me!”
‘Bram applies to great affect empathy, objectivity, methodology, active listening and what is best described as ‘wisdom’ to get you on your ‘best path’. I’m most grateful for his counsel.’
“Bram has a very warm coaching style and helped me getting a better work-life balance. I recommend Bram as coach!”
“Bram was able to summarize my problems and that helped creating overview in my head. Thereafter the conversations helped me to stop worrying.”
“I doubted my current job for 2 years, but didn’t dare to take the step towards self-employment. Now I’m self-employed and that feels great! Bram showed me how to look at what I really want, because usually you already know that from the inside and continuing with something you dislike costs a lot of energy.”
Lead product Designer
“It was great working with Bram and I got the result I needed.
I was looking for structured process which would guide me and save time trying to do the same on my own. That’s exactly what I got. Bram was great partner, who confidently facilitated the process, brought up nice insights in the process and helped to understand how to address uncertainties.
I liked both the result and the process. After the course I have even more detailed strategy than I expected. Bram was attentive to details and picked on important points which I might have missed myself. In the process I liked easy and collaborative flow he establishes, confidently guiding you through the process as a partner.”
“When I contacted Bram, I felt lost and desperate about my career situation. However, throughout my coaching sessions with him, I found much-needed clarity about what is important to me and how to transition from my current to my ideal situation. The clarity and tools gained throughout the coaching process have significantly reduced my anxiety and given me the power and confidence to take the next step.”
Stichting Pak An
Business & Persoonlijke Coaching
I’m working as coach for the Pak An Foundation since March 2019 where I coach entrepreneurs with the start or development of their company and their personal development. I support this Foundation because I’m born in the Achterhoek region and want to contribute to the work environment of this region.
Pak An is established in May 2016 bij Grolsch and de Feestfabriek. The goal of the foundation is to collect ideas that contribute to the future of the Achterhoek region.