Life Coaching at Tint

Why life coaching?

Sometimes it can be a relief to talk with someone about what’s on your mind. If there is anything you’re struggling with, you’re welcome at TINT for a private conversation. It can be about anything: making choices, troubled relationships, study motivation, loss, faith, spirituality... All students are welcome, no matter what background or view on life you have. Talking with a life coach at TINT can help you to structure your thoughts and to find your own answers to your questions. Everything you share in the life coaching sessions will be kept confidentially. 


Request life coaching

If you're interested in life coaching at TINT, you can sent us an email or you can check out our life coaches below and directly sent them an email. Also, if you still have questions about our life coaching, feel free to reach out to us as well!


Voluntary Contribution

Life coaching at TINT is available and free for both Dutch and International students, PhD, PDEng and Postdocs at TU/e, Fontys Eindhoven and Design Academy Eindhoven. Nevertheless, every donation is appreciated. To sustain the work of TINT, donations are welcome at: NL93 TRIO 0338 4996 52 Stichting TINT eindhoven.


More life coaching

Have you finished your life coaching sessions at TINT, but would you like to follow more coaching? Maybe you are not a student anymore, but you are interested in (life) coaching. Or are you looking for someone with a specific expertise?
You can find more info about independent coaches that TINT endorses here. Some of them have even worked at/with TINT in the past.

Margit van Tuijl

Life coach

As I was at the age of 16 I started asking questions like: What’s the meaning of my life? Why am I here? How can I live a happy life? Because of this passion for life questions I decided to study theology and follow courses in philosophy, psychology and spiritual care in Amsterdam, Heidelberg and Leiden. Since 2007 I’ve coached many people on topics like: dealing with changes, making choices, developing relationships, facing illness and death, discovering purpose in life and finding sources of inspiration, spirituality or religion. To guide people on their life path is a great source of inspiration to me!


In 2013 I moved to Eindhoven to start working at TINT as a life coach for students. I love to help young people coming from all over the world to find their own sources of inspiration and happiness in life. So if you’re struggling with personal issues and you feel like talking about it with someone in confidence, you’re welcome to contact me. I can coach you in Dutch, English or German.

Blogs by Margit

Podcasts with Margit


Marja Ernst

Life coach

Glad to be back at TU/e! It has been 20 years since I studied Mechanical Engineering and Innovation Studies at TU/e. I even did my PhD and a post-doc project here ...

And now I’m back, after quite a journey: I worked in several organizations (youth care, elderly home, university), completed a Master in Religious Studies and specialized in ‘geestelijke begeleiding’ (spiritual counseling). And on top of that, I lived with my family 7 years abroad as expat: in Brunei and Oman. Over those past 20 years I have coached many students, colleagues and others on small and large questions about career and life.


After all of this, I feel working at TINT is the perfect fit for me: back to my roots, open to talk about whatever you want! As a life coach I accompany you on a small part of your life path: I think nothing is too strange to talk about. Telling me your story makes you hear the story in another way, which helps more or in a different way than we both may expect. And of course: what you tell me stays with me.

We can meet face to face at TU/e, go for a walk, or meet via Teams. I can coach you in Dutch and English. In German, I can understand you perfectly, but I’ll talk back in English. I coached a few students that way, and that worked well! 


Feel free to contact me, your story -big or small- matters!


Pelin Oztumer

Life coach intern

At a very early age, I naturally found out about the magic of listening to others and supporting them through their rough times. Luckily enough, life granted me so many opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery as well.


I have studied economics, been an aupair, and worked in corporate life for 5 years. Then I followed my passion to become a baker and am still baking. As I kept searching for a deeper purpose in my life, I stumbled upon a journey that felt incredibly fulfilling - connecting with people, being a listening ear, and helping them reflect on their lives. This is how I stepped into the path of coaching. Following many courses in coaching and having experiences in different fields and countries, I am here at TINT and eager to listen to your unique stories.  


Let’s meet face-to-face or online to elevate your potential, motivation, and awareness, embrace changes, search for purpose, deal with relationships and family issues, or explore different ways to reach your most cherished goals. Believe me, you will find out more about yourself in this safe and confidential space. I offer coaching in both English and Turkish.


You are welcome to reach out to me for anything that’s on your mind and whatever’s occupying your thoughts.




‘I felt very comfortable during life coaching. The meetings gave me insight into how I felt about myself at that moment. The peace and tranquility, with the fact that I did not feel interrupted and that I could finish, created an overview for me. It is nice to be heard sincerely, this was the feeling Margit gave me and she remained professional in the form of “remain objective”. Something in which I can develop myself is being open-minded and not judging the situation of another. If I eventually want to become a coach, I have to put this judgment aside and sit in an open conversation. It was inspiring to see Margit do this!’


- Bas, student Applied Psychology, Fontys

'It was nice to talk with someone outside my own network. My friends usually have the tendency to give me the advice that I want to hear to comfort me. A life coach has more distance and can reflect on my problems in a sharper way. I learned a lot from this coaching.'


- Anonymous student

‘I feel like the life coaching helped me to remember things I had forgotten, especially things that made me happy. In a busy life, it is easy to lose control of what’s important or to lose things that make you feel good from within. Talking to a person about remembering the importance in my life and what path I want to follow gave some structure to my mind. We did some techniques that helped to seek happiness and direction. Those techniques definitely can be of help for the future too. Overall, I think the life coaching is a good program for students that are struggling, and gives peace to the ones that have too much on their plate. I think you do a good job and transmit peace when having a conversation.’


- Estefania, student TU/e

'Margit is a great listener, I could tell my story without any reservations. She shows empathy, so I felt it's alright to express my feelings.'


- Anonymous student

TINT Eindhoven

Eindhoven University of Technology

Atlas building, 2nd floor

Groene Loper 3

5612 AE Eindhoven

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