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Coaching Sessions for female scientists UT

maandag, juni 20th, 2016

Members of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) are invited for a Coaching Session on

July 14 or July 18, 2016

More information and subscription (FFNT members only): FFNT Coaching Sessions 2016

“An individual session with a good coach can make a substantial contribution to your career.”- Prof. Dr. Liudvika Leisyte, professor of Higher Education, TU Dortmund



“PhD students often struggle during their research and it sometimes takes just another point of view to help them. As I was in my second year of my PhD path, I began to struggle with what I considered to be motivational problems. I had the chance to make use of a one hour coaching session with Arielle. In this one hour meeting we discussed my questions that I prepared before. Arielle, by visualizing and rephrasing my thoughts, helped me understand the underlying problem of my motivation issues. She also gave me clear tasks and suggestions on how to change my situation. I followed her recommendations and found out that the suggested reasons indeed affected my motivation, and taking the suggested actions helped me find inspiration for further research. I definitely recommend Arielle as a coach!”

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Silent Feedback, and workshop Finding your Voice at KNAW

woensdag, juni 10th, 2015

On June 11, 2015 the KNAW Academy organizes the event “How to grow a PhD”

a learning event on personal development topics for PhD’s of the KNAW institutes

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Global Workers Experience trainer Arielle Brouwer will offer the workshop “Finding your voice -how to be true to yourself, speak up, and be heard” and Speed coaching sessions “Silent feedback”

In the workshop Finding your voice, you will work on your professional performance through voice work, body language and embodiment techniques. By means of practical, lively and creative exercises you will learn to present yourself in a convincing and authentic way. You will experience how it is to make an impact using your voice and body, and what to do to handle your nerves. You will come to see what sort of impression you make on others, explore what impression you would like to make, and do practical exercises designed to align the two. This will allow you to work on your personal leadership skills so that you can speak up and be heard while staying true to yourself.

Speed coaching Silent feedback: In a three-minute session in which both participant and coach remain silent, the coach will give you feedback on your presence using eye-contact, posture, movement, and other nonverbal signals. The coach can serve as a witness, a mirror, an interlocutor, or another role -whatever is most appropriate at the moment and in the interaction as it arises. We ask you to embark on this session with an open mind and without any preconceptions (although you may have a question that you would like to ask yourself).

Ariëlle Brouwer coaches and develops workshops and training courses for professionals (including academics) focusing on careers, leadership and communication. She draws on her background in the theatre, martial arts training, and her extensive experience as a trainer and coach.

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Program overview

Professor Theo Mulder, the overall director of the sixteen KNAW Academy institutes, will introduce the Academy’s organisation and talk about supervising PhDs and preparing them for their future careers.

Elevator pitches

One PhD student at each Academy institute will be invited to present a one-minute elevator pitch about that institute.

Plenary session: The 5 Secrets of a Successful PhD

How can you get the most out of your PhD? This plenary morning session consists of an interactive presentation by Linda van der Wal.

Speed coaching

During lunch break participants can choose to have a speed coaching session with one of the coaches.


In the afternoon there are six different workshops.

  • Workshop 1: Socratic Dialogue: What is a PhD anyway? – Claartje van Sijl
  • Workshop 2 The Seven Sources of Happiness at Work: To enjoy work and perform well – Marjorie van der Kruijs
  • Workshop 3: Identity and how we perceive each other – Elly van de Braak
  • Workshop 4: Finding your voice: How to be true to yourself, speak up and be heard – Ariëlle Brouwer
  • Workshop 5: How to manage your supervisor – Linda van der Wal
  • Workshop 6: Managing your stress: Practice makes perfect! – Marlou Kleve

Follow up

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KNAW PhD Academy will offer one-day courses in September


Friday September 11    Presenting with Impact -by Ariëlle Brouwer

Explaining your research, taking a stand, convincing an need to be able to present your work in many different contexts. In this presentation training you will bring the essence of your message back to a number of key phrases, then play and rehearse with them in many different ways, and develop your personal presentation skills in practical exercises. You learn to present with more ease for yourself and more impact on others.

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Academic Leadership workshop

donderdag, oktober 10th, 2013

On October 28 2013 a workshop on Academic Leadership will be given at Twente University, on demand of the Female Faculty Network Twente, for female professors, associate professors and researchers with ambition, by Arielle Brouwer and Linda van der Wal.


In this workshop we will explore the characteristics of leadership in academia and the different styles of leadership needed. In accordance with this, you will learn more about your own leadership style including focus on masculine and feminine qualities.

A crucial factor in effective leadership is the ability to switch according to the situation and to the level you are working at. During the workshop you will receive practical tips on how to develop and use this capability to achieve better results. Your practical situations and questions will be central to the learning in the workshop; theory will be provided to have a better understanding of situations and provide you with more perspective on how to handle workplace dilemma’s. Because of this approach the insights can be applied directly in your work environment. The workshop is custom made for the FFNT. After the workshop, participants will be offered the possibility of personal leadership coaching.

About the trainers

Ariëlle Brouwer and Linda van der Wal are two independent senior level trainers and coaches. They cooperate and combine their distinctive knowledge, talent and experience to help you reach the next level in your personal leadership. Ariëlle Brouwer uses her background in theatre to help you fully embody a leadership position and switch between different roles, while maintaining authenticity. Linda van der Wal uses her insight in organizational processes to help you navigate strategically on the different levels in academia.

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