Originally from the Netherlands, Sylvia lived and worked in Lebanon (ICRC), Senegal (UNESCO) and Afghanistan (USAID) for several years, became an American citizen in 2005, and currently lives in Massachusetts. Sylvia is fluent in Dutch, English and French.
Sylvia has 7 years coaching experience and is an Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Certified Professional Coach (CPC), an International Coaching Federation Associated Certified Coach (ACC). Sylvia is also a certified Conversational Intelligence® (CIQ) Coach.
Sylvia’s coaching practice is focused on helping senior NGO leaders, especially in Francophone and Anglophone Africa bring out the best in themselves and their staff and navigate the turbulences of our times.