21 YARMOUTH ST
GUELPH, ON N1H 4G2
I am located in Guelph, and work with clients throughout Ontario (and beyond) in an online therapy (phone or video) setting.
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About Mabel Vonk
MA International Professional Communication
MSc International Relations and Diplomacy
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you or someone you love is suffering in some way. But the good news is that things will get better, and I hope to help you (or them) get to better times.
I help individuals and couples move from anxiety, stress, overwhelm, feeling stuck or in conflict to a life of well-being, connection, joy, and aliveness.
When we experience too much anxiety, overwhelm, frustration or disconnection too often I believe it indicates we have needs that are not getting met and unhelpful mindsets that are holding you back. And most important of all, there are dreams not being lived.
Through gentle, insightful conversation and – sometimes playful – tools and explorations together we quickly increase your capacity to be with your humanity and expand your capacity for feeling alive and connected. This is key to fully stand in our power, be grounded and confident in our ability to do what’s most important in life, which is to step forward to what matters, step forward into your values, step forward into the kind of love and relations you want and go after the life you know you need to live and your life goals.
As your coach, I can show up for you as a confidant, mentor, trainer, teacher, guide, motivator, and accountability partner who’s fully committed to your growth and building the life-skills, mindset and resilience you need to work towards your dreams.
I meet most of my clients when they are:
- overwhelmed by their big life or work project
- feeling stuck or lost in their life
- dealing with career or big life changes
- facing leadership challenges
- wanting to resolve heated conflict
In all my transformational engagements I create atmospheres of greatness for you to thrive in. My approach is based on the latest neuroscience, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching, Emotional Agility, Non-Violent Communication, Buddhist teachings, and Internal Family Systems.
Because of my commitment to my clients and their life goals, I work with most of my clients over a period of 3 to 6 months or longer. When we decide to work together after our initial consultation meeting, we will together agree on what coaching package fits best with your needs, wants, and lifestyle.
If you are feeling anxious, stuck, disconnected or overwhelmed and want big change, more resilience, and a sense of joy back into your life, then schedule your first session and we’ll dive right in! I’m looking forward to it!
“Beyond right thinking, beyond wrong thinking, there is a field, I will meet you there.” – Rumi
Mabel’s professional background
She’s a certified Life & Leadership Coach and Organization and Organization & Relationship Systems Coach and helped extraordinary people live their best life for the last 5 years. She’s also an international public relations and communications specialist who has extensive experience in initiating collaborations and maintaining international partnerships for governments, corporations, UN-organizations and NGOs in Europe and Latin-America. Her track record includes working for the Dutch Foreign Affairs in Panama and for UNHCR in Ecuador. She speaks 6 languages and has lived and worked in over 10 different countries.
What’s the difference between therapy and coaching?
Coaching is about your growth and personal development in a solution-oriented environment where much of the focus is forward-looking to the life you want to create and to what matters to you. We look at that which is holding you back and what you need to do, the skills and mindset you need to develop, to move forward and to improve your life and work towards your goals – and ultimately your sense of fulfillment, joy, and happiness.
Therapy can at times be a pre-condition before moving to coaching or happen in conjunction when there are deeper underlying issues that need attention so you are being served best. After therapy, having a coach can be particularly beneficial to stay the course, stay motivated and to develop the mindset and healthy habits to work towards your goals and your new found change.