Katja Van Koten - Public Speaking & Confidence Coach

Katja Van Koten - Public Speaking & Confidence Coach

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About me

I offer confidence and communication coaching specifically (but not exclusively) for introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons). I also provide specialised coaching on public speaking and speech writing.

Often coaching focuses on ‘big’ changes in life (career, relationship or health). My coaching isn’t. Through my client’s experiences I have learnt the value of ‘little things matter’. This is at the heart of my coaching approach.

It’s the gentle steps my clients take in their life’s journey that have the most profound impact.

As a coach I encourage my clients to identify and value these gentle steps. I help them to recognise and appreciate what they have already done on their life’s journey. And I support and spur them to take a more positive attitude to life.

As a result my clients build more self esteem. They become more confident in their capabilities. And they are more self assured in their communication. This can be in one-to-one conversations, meetings, or in front of a group of people they don’t know.

As a coach I’ve noticed that a gentle and critical step for a lot of my clients is what they say to themselves. By listing to what they say and do during our session I challenge this self talk. I raise their awareness of it. And I explore actions to counteract them.

My coaching is non-directive as my clients always have their own best answer. I help them draw out these answers by thought provoking questions. I also want to give them time and space to think.

This reflection stimulates them to make better choices for themselves. It enables them to envision a life befitting their potential. Finally it will help them to see their way forward with optimism and confidence!

Summary of testimonials:

“The impact [of the sessions with Katja] for me so far is a feeling of clarity and determination to complete each of the steps I need to achieve my goals […]. I have started to set targets in a way that I wasn’t able to do before.”

“She helped me set a timetable for preparing the speech, read it and listened to me practicing it, and gave invaluable feedback in an encouraging way. She enabled me to give a much better speech than I would have done without her help.”

“I personally found the sessions very helpful and they have given me a more positive outlook on life, which has helped boost my daily mood and confidence.”

“Katja has been a very warm and supportive coach during our sessions. (…) With her ability to point out key elements I have been able to proceed smoothly and steadily, taking the necessary actions to enable me to reach my goals.”
“Katja did a fantastic job by making my thoughts more positive, challenging me and giving me the extra push that I needed.”

“I would absolutely recommend Katja to anyone. To be completely honest, I’m sad that our sessions are at an end!”

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Professional Personal Performance Coaching, Merit. The Coaching Academy, London, UK. (2015-2016)

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Public Speaking coaching, Communication coaching, Speech writing coaching, Confidence coaching

Photos & videos

  • Public Speaking Katja van Koten


Send me an email to book your first FREE coaching session: katja@sparklingspeech.com

This 20-minutes session is a non-obligation, complimentary session that gives us an opportunity to get to know each other, build rapport, set expectations for working together and decide on next steps.

Special prices apply when you book a block of sessions.

London, W6
London, WC2H

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch


Monday - Saturday, 10am-8pm

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