Johanna Van Osch

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MSc - Career, Executive, Leadership & Burnout Coach
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Birmingham B3 & Cannock WS11
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Whether you’re unhappy and unfilled with your work, perhaps even hate your job and your boss even more. Maybe you are being bullied, stressed, anxious, or burnt out. You might be struggling to cope with how you are expected to work and are under pressure to perform. Maybe you want a career change, get that promotion, or you have been made redundant, and you need some help getting that next job or figuring out what to do next. Maybe even start a new business or grow your side hustle. You might feel like an imposter and want to develop the confidence to present to the board. Maybe you are looking for accountability or space to reflect.

Whatever you are experiencing, you are not alone. As a coach, I’m passionate about helping people thrive in their work. It’s what I specialise in. You might want to know a few things about me:

·  I bring my 25+ years of work experience to the table. My background is in psychology, HR, recruitment, coaching and training, people management, marketing, business and entrepreneurship. I have had the pleasure of working with people from different backgrounds and levels from the shop floor to the boardroom.

·  For the past 12 years, I have been in private practice – coaching, consulting, and therapy. Before that, I ran a training consultancy and was a freelance translator, editor and copywriter.

· I won’t bore you with all my qualifications, I love learning, so there are many of them. Besides my coaching, counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP and psychological profiling/psychometrics qualifications, I have a master’s degree in organisational psychology, I am a certified business psychologist and currently working towards a doctoral degree.

Let’s talk about what that looks like for you to thrive in your career.

Career and Performance Coaching

There are many reasons why my clients come to see me for career and/or performance coaching. They could be at the start or at the end of their career. They might want a complete career change, a promotion, develop in their current role, or find a new job after redundancy. Some of the areas that we address in coaching include:

·  Confidence and self-esteem, imposter syndrome and public speaking
·  Dealing with negative emotions and traumatic experiences in the workplace, for example being bullied
·  Handling difficult relationships and situations
·  Exploring values, motivation, meaning and purpose to find a fulfilling career
·  Workplace strategies for example time management and organisation
·  Managing wellbeing, stress, anxiety and burnout
·  Job searching, interview skills, CV and networking
·  And much more

Most career and performance coaching programmes include psychological profiling.

Executive and Leadership Coaching

Leadership is complex. Being a leader can be an incredibly rewarding but challenging and lonely journey. In the current climate of constant uncertainty and change, developing your capacity as a leader from the inside out is essential to be able to respond and adapt to complex situations with courage and compassion.

Whether you are an experienced executive or just starting out, leadership coaching is tailored for you. After an initial assessment, we can create a program, that reflects your development needs for example:

·  Exploring your own journey and identity as a leader
·  Handling difficult situations and conversations
·  Developing Emotional and Social Intelligence
·  Overcoming imposter syndrome and developing inner confidence
·  Developing the capacity and skills needed for the next step in your career
·  Managing your own and your team’s wellbeing
·  Motivating, empowering and engaging
·  Navigating interpersonal and organisational dynamics
·  And more

If you prefer a flexible approach, coaching can give you that much-needed space to reflect, talk things through and gain different perspectives.  

Anti-Burnout Coaching

When you have experienced burnout, one thing is for sure – you never want to do that again. I know, I have been there too. Whether you are on the slippery slope heading towards burnout, still trying to cope with work; you’re off work and you want to recover, or get back on track after you have experienced burnout. It could also be that you have a pattern of burning out you want to leave behind for good.

Anti-burnout coaching is not just to cope with the stress and exhaustion. It is about making the changes that are at the root of burnout. The program is tailored to you and designed to help you identify and resolve the triggers, and get to the root cause so that you can re-align, re-connect, evolve and future-proof yourself against burnout. We will also explore different aspects of your work, life and what really matters to you so that you live and work on purpose.

How to get started

If you would like to talk to see whether we are a good fit, please feel free to schedule a conversation with me. You can see my availability and select a slot here: I'm also happy to use another booking method if you'd prefer. Please contact me directly with a couple of options for your availability to set up a good time to connect:

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my journey as a coach, trainer and facilitator over 25 years ago in the workplace. 

My training & qualifications include:

BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Occupational Psychology
Certified Business Psychologist
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified NLP Coach
Certified mBIT Coach
ILM Coaching for Change
Executive Coaching ACE Enhanced Practitioner (EMCC accredited)
Personality profiling: Qualified Lumina Learning Practitioner (Spark, Emotion, Leader & Team); PsyTech 15FQ+
Leadership capability assessment: PsyCap
Ability testing: numerical, verbal, verbal reasoning, abstract reasoning
BPS Registered Qualified Test User Personality and Ability Assessment (RQTU)
Level 7 certificate Strategic Management and consultancy (CMI)
Dip. Hypnotherapy Practitioner (HPD)
Dip. Psychotherapeutic counselling
Psychosocial work with a specialisation in Systemic and Contextual counselling
Certified teacher Self-empowerment and guided meditation workshops
IEMT (Integral Eye Movement Technique) Practitioner

Current: Professional Doctorate in Organisational Psychology at Birkbeck University

Senior Practitioner member of the EMCC (coaching)
Professional member of the ANLP (Association for NLP)
Member of the NCH (Hypnotherapy)
Certified Business Psychologist (Association for Business Psychology)
Member of the CMI
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society

Member organisations

European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

EMCC UK is part of the Europe-wide European Mentoring & Coaching Council.

Together their aim is to promote good practice and the expectation of good practice in mentoring and coaching across Europe.

EMCC is an independent, impartial and non-profit making organisation.

The Association for NLP (ANLP)

The Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) is a UK Association for NLP Professionals.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Emotional Intelligence
Personal development for leaders
Career transitions and outplacement
Productivity and performance
Organisational Culture and climate
Engagement & motivation
Meaning and purpose at work
Team dynamics
Speaking and presenting
Mindset and clearing limiting beliefs
Achieving and setting goals
Resolving resistant emotions
Leadership & Management
Recruitment, onboarding, facilitating performance and succession
Personality profiling and ability testing
Neurodiversity in the workplace (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD)


Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

How I work –

The first step is to schedule a consultation. We will discuss what you need, want to achieve and what is in your way. Getting to know each other gives us the opportunity to see whether working together is the way forward.

To make the most of our time together, I'll send you a questionnaire before our consultation.

Most of my clients have a coaching session every other week as part of a program specifically tailored for them. That gives them the opportunity to process and do the work they need to do.

Between sessions, my clients have access to the client portal where they find resources they need and they can contact me for quick questions. At times further support and consultancy is needed which can be discussed (for example interviewing candidates, profiling or organisational network analysis).

Fees are dependent on the coaching program.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday. Saturday on request

Further information

Online coaching:

Online coaching sessions save you (and me) travel time to and from locations, clients say it often allows them to be even more focused in the session.

Online coaching sessions are through Zoom, a video conferencing application. Please make sure you have access to a good internet connection, a microphone and webcam. Unlike Skype, you won’t need to have an account and the call quality is also better. You’ll receive a link to my online meeting room, which you need to click at the time of the meeting. Please ask if you’re not sure about how this works.

Face-to-face coaching:

I offer face-to-face coaching sessions in various locations in the West Midlands which is where I’m based. I can also offer coaching intensives (half day, day or multiple days) in different locations.

Facilitation and training:

Please email me so that we can discuss what is possible. Facilitation and/or training could include Appreciative Enquiry sessions, Emotional Intelligence workshops, facilitating change, team and/or leadership development

Personality profiling:

Personality and leadership profiling is also available as a separate service. Profiling can be used for development as well as recruitment. Depending on what you need, a coaching program usually includes profiling as a starting point within your journey.

For team development, workshops can be facilitated. Please contact me for further information.

Birmingham, West Midlands, B3

Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Johanna Van Osch
Johanna Van Osch