Online Coaching Center

Our Team

Who are the coaches?
Your coach is a carefully selected fellow student or graduate, who has been trained as a coach.
All coaches from our learning community are supervised by experienced coaches.

Your coach will be:

  • Curious and eager to learn.
  • Explore your questions with you.
  • Have a warm and engaged attitude.
  • Be enthusiastic to experiment and supporting you in taking steps in the developmental direction you desire.

After each conversation, both you and your coach will fill out a short evaluation form. This is to support the learning process for both of you. Your coach participates in a supervised learning-group. When a coach brings a case to the learning group it will be anonymous.

    Lara Henstra
    Hello everyone, my name is Lara and I’ve been working for the OCC for 1,5 years. I’m very interested in people’s thoughts and behaviour and therefore I love talking to them and trying to understand them. Besides coaching, I love salsa and bachata dancing, playing squash, going for walks, enjoying nature, writing and reading.

    Alice Pravato
    Hi I’m Alice! My goal as a coach is helping you finding alignment in your student life and getting the best out of your university experience! I like to use deep questions and a bit of humor. About me I am a biology nerd and love dancing! Available in English, Italian and Norwegian. Queer friendly.

    Sabrina Genz
    I am Sabrina, a dedicated researcher, empathic teacher and passionate coach. My expertise is in supporting reflecting, thinking from a different perspective, and acknowledging one’s strengths, especially for people on a PhD journey. I enjoy connecting with loved ones, cooking, baking and meditating. I speak English, Dutch, and German.

    Irem Yazici
    My name is Irem and I am a Clinical Psychology Master’s student who will be graduated soon in September. Coming from a Psychology background, and working as a coach, I’m here to help and support anyone on their journey towards their goals, personal development, and growth, while creating a safe space for both of us! I look forward to getting to know you and support you through this process, and grow as a coach myself!

    Ilke Uysal
    Hi, I am Ilke! I am a Clinical Psychology master’s student who is passionate about coaching. I will be more than happy to support you in figuring out your challenges and personal goals, and developing together unique ways of approaching them.

    Vesselina Todorova
    Hi all, my name is Vesselina or Vessi for short. I am a recent Clinical Psychology master’s graduate and am very excited to be a part of the OCC Team. In my free time, I love spending quality time with friends, exercising, and exploring new spots in town. I aim to be a helping hand to anyone in need of support through their personal journey in or outside of student life. Together we can work and explore ways to solve matters which may seem too challenging to face alone. Depending on your preference, we can do this either in English, German or Bulgarian. I look forward to meeting you!

    Gaya Kuilenberg
    I am Gaya Kuilenberg, I am 22 years old, and I love to coach and help people with achieving their goals!

    Hugo Lingers
    Hi, I am Hugo and I am a psychology master student who is very interested in what motivates you in your daily life.I am a calm person and will listen carefully to what you have to say!

    Laura Pabel
    Hello there, my name is Laura and I’m a psychologist from Austria. During my studies I spent an exchange semester in Utrecht. Ever since I have supported students in building their strength and using their potential to become the person they want to be. I am looking forward to doing the same for you!

    Anna Sulyok
    In spring 2020, I spent one semester abroad in the Netherlands, where I participated in the course “Coaching & Training” at Utrecht University. The OCC is a great opportunity for me to further develop my coaching skills, but also to stay connected to Utrecht and the people I got to know there. Meanwhile, I study M.Sc. Psychology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Germany. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends. Moreover, being creative, singing and dancing gives me balance in everyday life.

    Hello, my name is Anna and I’m 23 years old. I come from Italy, and I am fluent in Italian and English. I recently graduated from UU with a master in Clinical Psychology. I love traveling, getting to know new places and new cultures. I like to spend time in nature, hiking, camping. I like to keep active going to the gym, spend time with friends and family, sing and make music

    Noor Tabak
    Hi my name is Noor. I really like to interact with others. My main intention to work with the OCC is that I found it very important that people understand themselfs. What I love to see is when people start to understand themselves better, feel at ease when talking together, and flourish in their situation. It would be very nice to meet you and work together to search for opportunities on a topic you have chosen:)

    Ruth Mateos Shepherd
    My name is Ruth, i am half Spanish and half English and speak both languages fluently. I believe that incorporating culture within psychology practices is very important which is why I chose to study clinical psychology and anthropology in Utrecht. I have also studied sign language. Some of my interested include visiting museums and day trips ! 

Hamed Noori, Founder and Project Leader

Danielle Vlaanderen, Co-Founder

Vesselina Todorova, Board Member

Alice Pravato, Board Member

Ebony Hodgson, Board Member

Eumar Herrat, Board Member