about b•XL coaching
Live! Grow! Excel!
Hi! My name is Sandra Peeters. I am a food & life coach in Brussels. And my personal motto is Live! Grow! Excel! I want to live my life to the fullest, grow closer towards my objectives every single day, and (learn to) excel at what I love. I want to live a healthy and happy life. And this is precisely what I want for you, my clients. How? By helping you gain the insight into your own habits and needs in order for you to reach your personal objectives. But also by giving you the tools to sustain your new lifestyle through self-reflection, self-critique and self-correction. As you see, it's quite simple, really.
Having worked in both the private and public sectors in Belgium, the European Institutions and abroad, I have acquired the ability to think 'outside the box' across different cultures as I worked with a wide range of various types of individuals and organizations. In this capacity, I have had extensive experience in marketing and communication. I have been excelling in these fields thanks to my open-mindedness, resourcefulness and capability to change my perspective on a given issue. But I always felt as if something was not quite right. I held positions a lot of people dreamt of and I learned more than I could possibly have envisioned when starting out my career, yet, something was missing. I wasn't unhappy, but I wasn't really happy either.
At the end of 2012, I decided to take the plunge and realize my dream of becoming a coach. I followed a life coaching training at CVA in Antwerp and I started working as a life coach.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, I discovered that my health was letting me down. I have what one may call 'extensive first person knowledge of an invisible illness'. I have learned to acknowledge it and live with it. If it weren't for this invisible illness, I might not have pursued my dreams the way I have. I might also not have learned that changing your eating habits can change your life. I believe that my own experiences with my health issues and my stubbornness to not give up on living a full life have provided me with due degree of empathy to work with others in similar conditions.
I also believe that one should never give up on improving oneself, which is why I not only like reading about food and health, but also love expanding my knowledge through study. My next goal is to obtain a certification in plant-based nutrition form eCornell (Cornell University in New York).
My practice is situated on rue de l’Enseignement 43b in 1000 BRUSSELS.
If you choose to come by car, please bear in mind that on event nights at Cirque Royal the number of parking spots in the neighborhood is limited.
If you cannot come to the city center of Brussels, it is also possible to have our sessions via Skype or FaceTime.
food & life coaching
Most of us know that we don't live life as healthy as we should: we have unhealthy habits, don't find the time to exercise, and eat but not really nourish ourselves. We think that healthy eating costs a lot of time. And money. But does it, really? Sometimes small changes can change your life. We all know what to do, but we don't always realize — myself included on numerous occasions — how easy it actually is to do what needs to be done. Also, most of us spend a lot of time and money on how we look (and there is nothing wrong with that), but we don't always spend the same amount of time and money to nourish our 'inner-body'.
As a food coach, I will help you get the necessary insight into your own lifestyle habits and work with you towards becoming a healthier and happier person. After all, we only have one body, right?
I have also developed an eight-session program, the Live! Grow! Excel! food program, that not only helps you get the insight into your habits and needs, but also provides you with the development of your own toolset that — through self-reflection, self-critique and self-correction — will help you turn your new lifestyle into one that you can actually sustain.
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Maybe you do not really feel happy but not unhappy either, and you would like to work towards more fulfillment and happiness? Maybe you wish you could do more with your time? Or maybe you are contemplating changing careers?
Where the food coaching focuses on your lifestyle, the life coaching focuses on your life. It is all about helping you change your perspective on your own life.
If you don’t already know where you’d like to take your life, I, as your life coach, will hand you the tools to understand your motivations and define your objectives. Once you have defined your goals, I will work with you towards empowering you to reach those goals. Whether you’d like to change careers, move to another country, start studying again, want to decrease your social media intake, …
All prices are including 21% VAT.
Please keep in mind that the intake session (first free session) can take up to 1.5 hour.
In my opinion, everyone should be entitled to coaching and financial considerations should not be an issue. If this is the case, please speak freely and we will find a solution.
first time to coaching
How it works
In its essence, coaching is a conversation between you and your coach; a conversation in which you zoom out of your own life(style) and zoom in on what really matters.
Once you decide you are ready for change, you are also ready to take charge. You establish your priorities. And as your coach, I will help you create the space for you to change your perspective, (re)discover your strengths and find the answers to your questions. I will support you throughout your coaching experience, so that you can get a better understanding of what really drives you. Knowing what motivates you will make it possible for you to live in accordance with your true self (be your authentic self), grow and move towards excelling at living a fulfilling life.
The difference between coaching and psychotherapy
Whereas psychotherapy often takes you back to your past to tackle issues that have a negative impact on your current functioning, life coaching raises awareness about your present and takes you into your future. It is a positive process, in which you not only develop the necessary skills to help yourself grow, but also define and work towards achieving your goals in your professional and/or personal life.
What to expect
There is no such thing as a standardized coaching process. Every person is unique, and therefore, every respective process is unique.
Where the coaching appointments are concerned, we usually meet every two to three weeks, either in person, or via Skype or FaceTime. A session takes one hour. At the end of every session, you are given homework. Most of the progress is not made during the sessions, but in-between sessions. Thus the coaching process does not stop at the end of a given session.
The number of sessions depends entirely on you and your goals.
How do you benefit
Your progress throughout your coaching experience is directly proportional to your commitment to the whole process. In other words, the more you are willing to put into it, the more you will benefit from the whole experience.
The first session is free
The first session, also known as the intake session, is always free.
It is where you to get to know me and get acquainted with the coaching process. It is also where I get to know you and gauge how I can help you gain insight into your own habits and needs for you to reach your objectives.
All you need to do to take that first step towards your objectives is invest a bit of your time!