I worked for many years following a career goal, giving it my primary energy and focus. When I decided that it was time to pause and begin making intentional decisions about my future steps, direction, and goals, I sought out Anastasia’s dedicated guidance. Over roughly eight months, Anastasia has fluidly navigated through all kinds of topics I’ve brought to the table, from professional and practical to social and relational. Anastasia helped me to clarify to myself what my personal goals and boundaries are. She has taught me how to approach anything and everything with proactive intentions, confidence, and assurance in my own strengths and qualities. In addition to being an astute observer, Anastasia employs a broad range of exercises and experiences to address an assortment of issues. All in all, the coaching experience has been an excellent process for helping me realign life’s puzzle pieces and gain empowerment and excitement towards future opportunities.
Jessica, The Netherlands
Triggered by COVID-19 our life is too stressful nowadays even for the stress-resistant persons and especially for the people working in consultancy. I had problems at work and in my private life. I started a personal coaching program with Anastasia. After each session with her, I felt happier and more positive. I see opportunities again and I’m back not even to my ‘’old self’’, but to my ‘’new self’’ and full of energy. Thanks to her I have resolved the problems at my work and achieved promotions, improved my private life issues and communication with the people surrounding me. I had several intake sessions with the different coaches and made the best choice!
Andrey, The Netherlands
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
I am a mother to a 3 year old and a post-doctoral researcher. I approached Anastasia in Summer/Fall 2020 after being very unhappy with how I was leading my life. I was insecure about my abilities, confused about whether I wanted to stay in my career and felt like I hadn’t had a break in 5 years. I had no boundary between work and home life, and felt like the only thing that defined me was my work. I remember telling Anastasia that my main goal is to make sure I am not defined by just one role I play in life as it added a lot of pressure in attaining perfection in that role. I also wanted to get better value for the time I had in hand and contribute more at home. Over the last 6-8 months, we systematically worked on making my life better with the help of many tools Anastasia provided. These tools ranged from organizing your calendar effectively to recognizing your fears or moulding your emotional response to make sure you are prepared. I am extremely thankful for the positive changes I see in myself. I am more confident in my abilities; clear about what lies ahead and open to new opportunities. On a more day-to-day basis, I am a happier mother, more satisfied scientist and a more equal partner to my spouse. Importantly, I end most days feeling very rewarded. For this, I have Anastasia’s coaching to thank - it organized my life on a professional, personal and emotional front. The tools she offered were easy to incorporate in your life and were innovative in improvising to your needs. Overall, I am kicking myself for not doing this sooner.
Dr. Aishwarya Parthasarathy, The Netherlands
One day I woke up and realized "I need a coach in my life: preferably who was born in Russia but has been living in Europe ". It was a period when I was super stuck in my life, was unhappy with myself, was unsatisfied with my job, had no idea what I was going to do and what was my passion. That day I found Anastasia and already after a few weeks her method of coaching did a great job. I was back on track: I have started listening to my inner child, gaining back the joy of life in addition to all other achievements I had.
Vlada, The Netherlands
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