Endorsed coaches

It might happen that you have finished your life coaching course at TINT, but still feel that you could use some more coaching. Or maybe you are looking for a specific type of coach, for example a career coach, mindfulness coach or someone who specializes in navigating the Dutch culture. Or you might not be eligible for life coaching at TINT as you are not a student at (BSc, MSc, PhD, PdEng) TU/e, Fontys Eindhoven or Design Academy Eindhoven.

Therefore we have created this page. On here we share coaches we endorse. For example because we have had the pleasure of working together with them in TINT workshops or events, or they have been life coaches (or interns) at TINT before.


We hope this helps you in your journey of self discovery and personal development!


Note: these coaches do not work at/for TINT, therefore please contact them directly for more information.

Endorsed coaches:

(Alphabetized by last name)

Laura Curta

Life coach and personal development trainer

My name is Laura Curta and I am a life coach. I provide coaching sessions where I mix techniques from life coaching, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy. The topics we can work on vary from identity to personal values, reaching subjects as confidence, procrastination, self- development, dealing with change and decision making.


Life coaching is my way to use my strengths and natural talents for the benefit of the many. I was born in Romania, but after I finished University I left for Lithuania, to give a helping hand as a volunteer. After moving to the Netherlands in spring 2018 I got back to an old passion: personal development. I just knew it: I have to learn more about this and see where it takes me. Now I am on a mission to build a fulfilling future for myself and for those around me.


I work mostly with people who left their home countries (expats). During our sessions, we can speak in English or Romanian. 

Language: English or Romanian

Duration per session: 1 session lasts 50-60 minutes.

Frequency: The number of sessions needed depends on the topic, but usually, it takes 2-8 sessions until the topic is explored, insights are gained and an action plan is put in place.

Costs: €50 per session


Language: Dutch or English

Duration per session: 1,5 hour

Frequency: 3 to 7 sessions

Costs: €75 per session. If you are a Dutch citizen, career counceling is deductible under certain circumstances.


Annelies Hovestad

Study counselor and career coach

'Everybody deserves to develop in a place that fits.'


It’s a motto which I always believed in and have always been working with. It’s my motto as a study and career counselor for people under the age of 30. I do this by coaching in personal sessions with practical exercises. I also might use a personality-, talent- or career test to evaluate your own thoughts.


I help young students to find their first college or university and I help student and after students to make personal choices about their study switches, first or second job.

You can always contact me if you have doubts about what choice to make in your study or career. You can always contact me if you need support in the choices you’re making.


I have a practice at my home in Geldrop. A 15 minute bike from TU/e.

In the past I studied in Eindhoven and was part of the TU/e University life. Travelling is something I always loved and it brought me to periods in which I have been living in Canada.


What to expect:

A free start of 45 minutes coaching.

3 to 7 sessions of 1,5 hours to help you with your questions.

Depending on your situation. We will discuss this in the first free session.

Coaching in Dutch or English.


Kirtika van Hunen

Intercultural coach

I coach all internationals living between cultures and facing challenges like your studies, stress, looking for a suitable job, getting along with your colleagues feeling homesick and ‘down’ for no apparent reason, and any other challenges you are facing while living in a culture or country other than your own.

You don’t have to do it alone. Just reach out and we can see how I can help you.


I’m Kirtika, a world citizen with a passion for people and diversity. Born in Nepal, brought up in India in an international environment. Traveled intensively and now living in the Netherlands for over 25 years. I have lived and worked with diversity in the East. I now live and work with diversity in the West. So I have ‘been there’.


I am a certified intercultural trainer (Interchange Institute Washington DC) consultant, coach, and author. My motto ‘sharing what I know to help people grow’, helps me empower people with ‘soft skills’, enabling them to be culturally efficient.


‘One size does not fit all’


My coaching packages are tailor-made to fit your requirements, as I do not use hour based pricing. This, to ensure you do not feel stressed that you must stay within the hour or half-hour. To draw a quotation, we grab a coffee together (possibly on Skype) to talk about your challenges. This meetup also enables you to ‘get a feel’ about me as your coach. The time spent on this is on me. You only pay for your package that is based on your situation, your needs, and the packets below if required.


I speak English, Dutch, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali. My coaching is in English and Dutch.



  •  Understanding the transition to another culture.
  • Career coaching between cultures.
  • Working with the Dutch.
  • 6 steps to creating your Paradise between cultures.
  • Studying in the Netherlands.

So let’s grab that coffee together online or offline, send me your mail or telephone number.

Language: English or Dutch

Duration per sessions: Tailor-made

Frequency: Tailor-made

Costs: Tailor-made


Language: English or Lithuanian

Duration per sessions: 1 hour sessions

Frequency: To be determined together

Costs: €40 per hour (evenings: €50 per hour)


Eglė Naraškevičiūtė

Expat Psychologist

I am a Lithuanian Expat Psychologist helping internationals adjust to this new country, their relationship changes, and their individual challenges of the past, present or future.

In four different countries I have faced the expat reality—both personally and professionally—which made me deeply familiar to the challenges internationals face. While being there, I have learned different therapeutic approaches and worked with couples, families, research institutes and asylum seekers. Now, in the Netherlands, I am sharing my experience to support other internationals — Expat to Expat.

My professional approach is centered around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy. Following them, I provide both individual and couple's counselling to help with personal struggles, as well as relationship and family challenges that surrounds you.

In particular, I can help you with:

  • Strong overwhelming moods (depression, anxiety, anger, guilt, jealousy, panic, etc.)
  • Intrusive negative thoughts (self-criticism, self/others-judgment, etc.)
  • Unhelpful behaviours (procrastination, avoidance, outbursts, etc.)
  • Romantic relationship problems (loss of closeness, arguing, miscommunication, new (intercultural) relationship)
  • Difficult childhood and it's effects on your present life


I can communicate with you in English and Lithuanian.”

Natasja Timmermans

Mindfulness & Heartfulness coach

My name is Natasja Timmermans, I live and work in Eindhoven and surroundings. I am a certified trainer in Mindfulness and Compassion as well as member of the "Vereniging Voor Mindfulness" (VVM) and the MBCL register A (Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Living).


My practice is called Focus@Heart AND provides Mindfulness courses and introduction to Mindfulness workshops, meditation-sessions, Compassion (Heartfulness) courses and coaching. In addition I work for various clients such as the Eindhoven University of Technology (Student Sports Centre) and TINT.

Feel free to take a look at my website www.focusatheart.nl (also English text) where you can also find my contact details.


COACHING (in Dutch, English and German)

I provide individual coaching by having conversations online, at the Focus@Heart practice, or in the forest nearby during a walk together. To have moments of silence together or meditating can also be a part of the coaching. Personal attention, confidence and contact are important.

Goal: having support when something is troubling you, maybe regarding personal issues that can cause you stress or other symptoms, which you want to share with a coach. To get to know yourself better and accept who you are, focusing on your possibilities, being in the here and now and discovering your qualities.


I wish each of you a life full of loving and caring attention and consideration for yourself, for others and for your surroundings. Doings things in a mindful way can give you calmness in your mind and body. Inner rest and balance; to befriend yourself.


Who is my coaching for? Adults (18+ years) who are looking for support by a sparring partner.

Location: The Focus@Heart practice, in the district 'Schuttersbosch' in Eindhoven, nearby the nature reserve 'Stratumse Heide', or online.

Language: Dutch, English or German

Duration per session: each session takes about 1 hour

Frequency: The number of sessions will be determined together

Costs: €40 per hour