Annelieke Verkerk







What do others say about me and my coaching?

Annelieke has a keen eye for human potential and the potential of organisations. She has the gift of touching the essential through deep and intelligent listening and connecting from the heart. With her background as a passionate leader in various government organisations she combines vision and intuition with down-to-earth practicality. She picks up on the dynamics that are at play and helps you find an opening time and again. She knows how to let you come to your own answers. That makes her a great training and coaching professional.
As a consultant and strategic sparring partner Annelieke has the uncanny ability to tune into the emerging future and from that place facilitate what wants to come into being. She inspires trust and encourages you to go beyond your comfort zone and bring your purpose into the world. Being able to navigate with confidence in uncharted territory and lead from a place of true inner strength is the gift of working with her

Who is my ideal client?

Changemakers/Visionaries, Entrepreneurs, For profit, Government, Individuals, NGO, Organizations

What is my vision for my coaching practice?

Be the change you wish to see in the world (Mahatma Gandhi)

Life experiences I bring to my coaching

Being a daughter, mother, partner, sister/friend and world citizen
15 years of experience in various staff and leadership positions in different governmental organisations, a.o. heading the Insurance Division of the Dutch Ministry of Finance and being involved in the founding of the Dutch Competition Authority
15+ years of coaching and training education and experience, working with leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs, consultants, coaches and trainers
Drastic career switches, following my heart and my joy and trusting in a higher calling
Sifting the gold out of all of life’s experiences
Learning how to “lose my way” with confidence and being comfortable at a place of “not knowing”
Facilitating workshops in system dynamics, work-, career-, organisational and family constellations
Coaching and training of highly gifted people
Experience in international cooperation and bringing international negotiations to results
Passionate about developing authentic, inspiring and servant leadership through enhancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual intelligence and furthering awareness about one’s place and role in the greater scheme of things
Feminine leadership and facilitating women’s circles
Public speaking and coaching people through fear of public speaking
Dancing with the paradoxes of life and teaching dance

My Speciality

Business Coach, Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Organizational Coach, Career Coach, Relationship/Family coach, Team Coach, Spiritual Coach

Geographic scope of my practice


Anything else about Me

I am here
And while I am here, I will lay my path alongside yours
And for a moment I went back to the Gods to negotiate
And they said: that is not how it goes
Open your heart and listen to the bigger song
Then sing your own humble song
And just know that the river will take its own turns time and again
(Gerdine Smit/Wibe Veenbaas)

What inspires me most about the HP approach?

The Human Potential assessment tool provides a base for meaningful, value driven conversations with individuals and within organisations. The HP approach has great possibility in empowering people and organisations in bringing their own, value adding, unique colors, flavours, gifts, services and products into the world. The world needs people living their full potential who purposefully follow their dreams and are passionate about making a difference. The future of our children and the planet may depend on them.

In what ways would I like to collaborate with other coaches in the community? (select all that apply)

Co-creating proposals, Building partnerships, Sharing knowledge, Practice coaching, Writing articles, Organizing events, Other