“Going through life asks us to adapt and grow, time and time again. In the midst of it, it might feel like we never master the game, but when we look back it all makes sense.”Margreet Adriani
You could call me a late bloomer. As a child I tried to stay under the radar, be a good girl. A people pleaser, a dreamer and determined to make a difference. I immigrated to the USA as an adult from the Netherlands, together with my husband. I was excited to discover a new culture and to make it my own. Open-mindedness, independence, a desire to learn and to connect were some of my values that helped me thrive.
Learning to Accept Help
Believing that hard work and an education would get me anywhere, I decided to go back to school while raising a family. The kids and I did homework together and I relied on others often. Building friendships, continuing to learn, and accepting help became the new mantra while managing my time and reaching deadlines.
Becoming a Life and Career Coach
In 2019 I was accepted into the PATHSTAR program, where I was coached for a year by a life coach. She helped me gain confidence while working on my personal goals. Some conversations were light and stimulating, others were harder and forced me to change. The highlight of that year was a week of intense training with peers and professionals, ending with a swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore. This was something I had held as not possible for me for several years but was suddenly realized.
I realized that by becoming a coach, I could pay forward the amazing experience of accomplishing something that I’d previously thought was impossible.
I work with people who are high achievers, the heroes at their work and the managers at home. People who take pride in getting it all done but also feel the stress and the fatigue. Maybe, by this stage they feel like they don’t get anything done. I help them to pause and reflect on what is most important to them. I help them re-prioritize and lighten their plate increasing their wellbeing and make them thrive again.
- Looking for a better work-life balance?
- Lower stress?
- Align yourself with what is most important and get rid of the fluff!
- Feel productive without procrastination?
Most of us know that something needs to change. Believing in ourselves, finding our resilience and knowing how to thrive is a different story. Coaching can make the difference…
Margreet is a gifted coach and her intuitive, sensitive listening skills have supported me through some personal and professional challenges. She helped me reach new heights in my career and finally succeed at long-standing personal goals. She is extremely personable and has the ability to connect with her clients quickly and to begin working with them at whatever stage they’re in at the time. Margreet is trustworthy, always encouraging, and a patient and insightful guide through life experiences. Thank you for always holding a welcoming space for me, Margreet! You’ve helped me grow into a woman who is embracing what I truly want in life. I can’t thank you enough!
–Jamielynn Gordon, M.A., BCBA – Behavior Analyst, San Francisco, CA
Although I decided to begin the coaching journey, I had some uncertainty and a feeling that I would not receive the desired outcomes because I typically am not an open person. However, these feelings quickly changed after meeting and chatting with Margreet Adriani. She made me feel welcomed, understood, and most importantly, capable of reaching my full potential. Adelma Alvarez, Ed.D.
Margreet has a unique way to bring out deep-seated notions in her clients in order to help them to address the root cause of the question they are struggling with. She helped me navigate the thin line between being candid while also being respectful in my feedback during a work offsite. We talked about my concerns and my fears which brought out other emotions I was going through, and the exercise made me feel empowered to speak my mind. When I actually did it, it felt great; it was very well-received, and it made a huge difference to me and my colleagues. Thank you, Margreet, for being such a thoughtful and skilled coach! Vatsala S
Margreet is a rare breed when it comes to coaches. She deeply cares about finding solutions that will actually work. Margreet takes an incredibly hands-on approach and works hard to get to know you, so she can figure out how to best help YOU with coaching that feels personalized and individualized. She listens more than she talks, and she carefully observes what does and doesn’t work for you so she can help craft what you need most. I’ve worked with many coaches and therapists and experts, etc., and to be honest, I haven’t found anyone who has really worked for me. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I can be a pain in the a** to work with. I have a rich library of knowledge, and I rarely come across something I haven’t already heard or learned about. I also have brain differences (both ADHD and Autism) that affect the way that I go about life, and that isn’t always easy to work with. It takes a strong coach to handle me, and it takes a great coach to earn my respect. Margreet is both. She’s amazing and I’d highly recommend her to anyone, especially someone who is skeptical, has yet to find the right fit, or are on the verge of giving up. Jessica V.
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- Major in Nutrition, Food and Dietetics Sacramento State University
- Eight years of experience as a fulltime lifestyle coach and facilitator for the National Diabetes Prevention Program
- ACE(r) Certified Health Coach
- Graduate of UC Davis Coaching for Life and Work
- Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
- certified values2wellbeing coach
- ACE(r) Certified Personal Trainer