Hi, I am Pia and I would like welcome you to my site! My work is my passion because there is no greater satisfaction than giving young people back their self-confidence and motivation and getting them back on track again! I have been lucky to experience this for more than 20 years now and the method I created helps me to achieve these goals. So, by using this website and inform you about my (E)books, trainings and webinars I’d like to take you along and inspire you…
At the age of 23 I graduated with a Master of Art from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague in the Netherlands. My first job was a High School music teacher. Alongside this I became a Mentor. It is here I discovered my desire and need to guide all students, not only in the music field.
Therefore, I decided to become a trainer in overcoming fear of failure. In 1998 I received my certification at the University of Nijmegen. At the same time I became team leader of the upper classes of High School. I was responsible for the student care policy at school; working with students and their challenges, for example AD(H)D and dyslexia. It was here that I came across many students experiencing fear of failure. Because I worked at a so called ‘Gifted Profile School’ this group of students also caught my attention.
During my career as a teacher, mentor, team leader and trainer, I also deepened my knowledge with several courses around emotional skills like Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis (TA), Mindfulness and followed a coaching course at the School of Coaching in Leiden. What drove me in particular, was improvement of the fear of failure training. My own method was born after ten years of adapting, exploring and learning; foremost I learned while practicing with my students. I wrote two practice books called ‘DAREDEVILS for teenagers’ and a few years later ‘DAREDEVILS for students’.
In 2012 I established my own company in which I provide trainings - individual or in groups - to students, adults, teachers at schools and guidance counsellors. Since 2013 I am a certified educator in overcoming fear of failure training according to the DAREDEVILS method. The method keeps evolving, because learning never stops – especially when it comes to the working of the brain and how we can continually influence it.
On a personal note: I have two amazing adult daughters who also have music in their blood and have careers around music. I am passionate about dancing salsa & tango. I love any kind of physical movement, especially yoga. Any other free time I have you can find me on the water.
Life motto: It's all about connection - with yourself, as well as others.
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