Hello and Welcome!
I’m a health and wellness coach, and founder of b-XL coaching. Through blog posts, one-on-one coaching, and monthly emails, I'm here to help you take action in your life and realize your objectives.
My goal is to help you create the confidence to grow, upscale your life, and achieve and sustain your health and wellness goals.
I'm here to help you:
Grow a positive mindset that leaves no room for self-sabotage and that helps you gain the confidence to pursue your health and wellness goals.
Develop self-care practices and routines that not only help you take care of yourself, but also help you reduce your stress and anxiety levels.
Learn time management strategies so you can turn the feeling of chasing life into a feeling of being in control, and find the time for what you love and want to do most.
My story is one of following my passions. After having studied Audiovisual Arts, I moved to the Netherlands where I worked in marketing and communications. Half a decade later, I moved back to Belgium, Brussels, only to leave for London a year later. There I worked as a patient liaison officer for the National Health Service.
In 2007 my life changed completely: I got a job at the European Commission, started studying for a BBA at KU Leuven, and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Life was crazy back then, but every cloud has its silver lining: my health issues made me live a healthier life, taught me that perfectionism isn't healthy, and got me into coaching.
In 2016, I graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies in Ithaca, NY, where I studied the Whole-Foods, Plant-Based diet (WFPB).
Two years later, I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, NY, as a health coach. At IIN, I studied with the world's top health and wellness experts, studied over 100 different dietary theories, and learned that health is about a lot more than food and exercise, and, hence, needs a holistic approach.
My professional growth does not stop there. Although I have kept on reading and studying, I learn the most from the stories you care to share with me. Our shared experiences make us stronger, inspiring me even more to work with people from all kinds of backgrounds.
I am a city girl that loves gardening! When I am not in Brussels, I am in Brooklyn, with my husband. And when I am not coaching or writing, I am sipping tea, doing yoga, running barefoot, or staring at the sea.
Why Health Coaching?
It can help with...
Maintaining a Positive Mindset
Most of the time, you know what's best for you. Your inner voice tells you. However, sometimes your inner voice had a lot on its plate and is a bit off, you don't find the time or energy to listen to it, or you simply ignore it.
Rationalizing and over-analyzing your feelings doesn't always get you to where you want life to take you; self-trust does.
Balancing Wellness & a Busy Schedule
Juggling a full-time job, a family and a social life, and prioritizing self-care, may seem like a mission impossible.
By identifying what's really important, saying no and no over-committing, letting go of perfectionism and learning to appreciate your perfectly imperfect world, you may be able to juggle it all comfortably!
Create and implement routines that nourish you, physically and mentally, and that simplify your life.
Relaxation & Stress-Management
A healthy lifestyle is not only about diet, it's also about giving yourself the space and time to unwind and switch off, to restore your energy levels, sleep better, and have plenty of energy.
"I highly recommend working with Sandra! She’s professional, knowledgeable, helpful, compassionate, and a great listener. I've recently completed the three month program. I was a vegetarian but I wanted to eat healthier. I also had health concerns, such as insomnia. Sandra helped me set realistic food and self-care goals, and we worked on realistic strategies for meeting those goals. I am still a vegetarian, but I have moved closer to the Whole-Foods, Plant-Based way of eating. I also feel more confident to make healthy choices. I’m excited to continue to implement the information and strategies in my daily life this new year!"
— D.W., European Commission, Brussels
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