On the last year of my PhD, I hit bottom - every morning I had to struggle with myself to get out of the bed and go to the lab. I knew I was not going to stay in science and could hardly find any reason why I should not give up and leave academia right away without ever finishing my PhD.
In a couple of sessions, Anastasia helped me to find those reasons, break down the writing process into practical steps and finish the thesis on time without getting a burnout. But it was only a small part of the work.
Most importantly, Anastasia helped me to gain back the joy of life, taught me to listen to my inner voice, re-discover my aspirations, and showed the way towards my new goals.
Dr. Natalia Stolyarchuk, Germany
It was such a great experience to have a coach who understands me entirely, as Anastasia shares the same background, career history and previous life decisions.
Positivism, inner voice and personal strength are for me the key learnings from the coaching sessions with Anastasia. I was introduced to Anastasia through my company with the intention to use coaching for gaining assertiveness. Anastasia showed me that I am already perfect and that I am already assertive enough.
Therefore, she taught me how to polish some of my skills to the next level. She coached me in communicating in a positive way, in listening to my inner voice and share that inner voice and she coached me in finding/feeling my personal strength. I am very grateful that she was so honest in setting the right objectives for coaching and that I am able to use my learnings on a daily basis.
X. Kuo, The Netherlands
Anastasia’s energy and positive strength are truly admirable and she has this unique ability to channel them through. She is a good listener and has the clarity to see the big picture. All these qualities make up for a brilliant life coach Anastasia is. On top of that (and perhaps more importantly) she has the intelligence and experience to match those.
Dr. Fariya Sharmeen, the Netherlands
I got in contact with Anastasia at the point when I was doing a postdoc I didn't like and had no idea of where I should continue. After several sessions, she helped me to focus on things which are most important for me at this moment of life and I gained a strength to continue. More than that I've learned how to take control and responsibility for my own life. Thank you, Anastasia, these were the most supportive discussions I've ever had and now it is much easier to move forward
Dr. Dmitry Dzhigaev, Sweden
Anastasia is a great coach who gives you her undivided attention and helps you to constructively dissect the challenges that you are facing. She mindfully shares her wisdom at just the right moment. She is able to tell it like it is with a sense of warmth and empathy, making sessions with her feel safe and familiar. She is truly devoted to her clients and clearly has a passion for guiding others.
Ashleigh, the Netherlands
Anastasia was a very kind and emotionally-present mentor. I have had her as a personal guide for a time in university, and she very quickly identified my weaknesses and strengths. The meetings were always fruitful, both taken very seriously yet always good humoured. She specialises in finding structure for both short-term and long-term life aspirations, and ensuring that things are kept on track. She was a keen listener, and always provided very thoughtful and sincere advice. I only wish I had a few more sessions. It is rare to find a coach with this much sincerity in her work - I couldn't recommend her enough!
Nabeel, the United Kingdom
With her warm and caring attitude she can comfort you when you face problems.
With her direct and hands on mentality she can also give you that last push to go for it and keep that positive mindset.
Anastasia is a lovely person with a vibrant soul.
Marielle, the Netherlands
Anastasia has been my safe harbor when everything seemed lost. I contacted her during a difficult period of my life from a professional and personal point of view. On the one hand, I was at the end of a complicated Post-Doc. I wanted to jump out of the wheel of academia, and it scared me. On the other hand, I needed help to develop my self-esteem and focus on what is vital for me. In always different sessions, Anastasia helped me at 360º. She guided me in untwisting my intricate skein of thoughts, making me see things from other exciting points of view, setting up the base on which to build my future.
Dr. Federica Angius, the Netherlands