CoachActive approach

I would like to support you, the Expat Spouse, in taking charge of your own life. By gaining increased self-awareness and acting purposefully you will feel positive and empowered.

For whom?

For the Expat Spouse who would like to experience how engaged coaching can lead to feeling empowered away from home.

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Let’s move

Your goal is to take more charge of your own life. My approach is based on outdoor coaching.

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The dunes of the beautiful Zuid Kennemerland nature reserve, close to Haarlem.

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  • Increased self awareness
  • In charge of your life
  • Feeling positive and empowered away from home
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Let's go outdoors!

I want to take charge of my own life

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Who is CoachActive?

Eilian Huisman

I am both British and Dutch, was brought up bilingual and lived overseas as an expat child for twelve years. I have a passion for travelling, sports & nature, and prefer to be outside rather than inside! My wife, 2 daughters and I currently live in Haarlem.

My twelve years of overseas expat experience, combined with my parents’ open minded approach to local people and habits, have undoubtedly led to my passion for travelling. All this has shaped my innate curiosity about and involvement with people, leading amongst other things to a master’s degree in Anthropology. But I specifically get a kick from helping individuals gain more confidence and be truly present. For more information about me take a look at my Linkedin profile. Better yet, come and experience what I can do for you!


“Eilian is an exceptional coach, talent developer, and mentor. By taking time to truly understand me as a person and understand my ambitions, Eilian has helped me grow as a professional and as a person. He asks the right questions, provides the right direction when required, and consistently challenges on the amount of stretch given to oneself. Above all that, he keeps an eye on the person. He used his abilities as a coach to help me understand my strengths and development points and provided me with a set of tools to utilize both properly. Last, but equally important, he keeps an eye on balance: work, life, and everything that comes with that. Anyone who is looking for a coach should seek Eilian out for sure!”

Jasper van de Kerkhof – IT Engineering Lead

“I highly value Eilian as a person and as a coach.I had the pleasure of working with him for 14 months during my traineeship at ABN AMRO bank. He has a distinctive engaging way of coaching, which accelerated my development. He is able to quickly understand someone well and ask the necessary critical and challenging questions at the right moment. And not unimportant: Eilian doesn’t accept answers at face value! Coaching can sometimes be a confronting experience but Eilian always made sure that I left with a smile. His involvement and empathy are unique.”

Lodi de Brauw – Partnership Consultant

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