Videos & Blog

December 4, 2018

The Fear of Making the Wrong Choice (Video)

    The fear of making the wrong choice often keeps us a prisoner in an unwanted situation. We procrastinate. We freeze. And our mind runs in circles. So how to approach this dilema? How to befriend our fears and make them work for us and not against us? In […]
November 24, 2018

Fear – can’t beat it so befriend it

  What you can’t beat, you need to befriend. That’s the smartest approach to making resistance work for you and not against you. And this is especially true for our fears. We can never truly beat our fears. And even if we manage to overcome one of our fears, there’re […]
November 15, 2018

Being a Global Nomad – and feeling the challenges of this lifestyle? (Video)

    Calling yourself a global nomad and the world your living room? Living in exciting places all over the world but having a hard time to answer the question where home is? Those global lifestyle experiences can be one of the richest experiences that exist, but they can also […]
November 12, 2018

Solving the “Feeling Behind in Life” Puzzle

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than feeling behind in life. Behind in living the partnership or family life we’re dreaming of, behind in accomplishing our professional dreams and goals, behind in finally daring what we always wanted to do.  It’s a really dreadful feeling. But it’s also a really […]
November 4, 2018

Planning – the Life Designer’s way (Video)

When it comes to planning, there’s often a confusion or unclarity how to plan the Life Designer’s way. Or if you should plan at all?   So let’s be clear. We all need a structure. And yes, we all need planning! The only thing we do differently, planning the Life […]
October 28, 2018

Building a Great Career isn’t Magic – it’s Co-creation!

    Last week I gave a talk about how to build a new career from scratch. Especially when you have absolutely no clue how this career or new venture could look like, it can feel quite overwhelming and intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Creating an […]
October 21, 2018

Want a Thriving Life? Then you need to dream, and not just plan!

  What determines whether we’re thriving or simply living, is whether we’re dreaming or just planning.   When dreaming was a given   I still remember quite vividly my childhood dream of becoming a published writer.  I must have been around 7 or 8 years old when I started to […]
October 15, 2018

Prototyping beats Perfectionism – if you want to move forward (Video)

Why prototyping needs to beat perfectionism if you want to move forward in your life! I’m a wholehearted “Imperfectionist”! Oh yes, you heard me right. This doesn’t mean that I don’t have the highest standards for my work or how I show up in life. On the contrary. I’ll always […]
October 8, 2018

The # 1 Reason You’re still Stuck – and what to do about it

The reason you still feel stuck might be very simple, but not so obvious.    Let me be really blunt, here. The number one reason why you still feel stuck is YOU! I know, that sounds harsh. And obvious. And I know you’d immediately reply: “Thanks Yvonne, but if I’d […]
October 1, 2018

My journey to Life Designing & Why I decided to teach it (Video)

In this week’s video I want to share with you what happened in the time “between”. Between quitting my previous career and having no clue what to do next and now, teaching and empowering other people to build up their inner strength, confidence and guidance system.   These past 4 […]
September 24, 2018

Why “Following your Passion” can keep you stuck (Video)

    Thinking about giving your career and life a new turn? Feeling like there’s something missing? Motivation, inspiration or drive? That’s when we often hear the advice: “Just find your passion and follow it!” This seems to be a universal “band aid” for all that goes wrong or lacks […]
September 17, 2018

What happened when I stopped planning my career

What happened when I stopped planning and started designing my career In 2013, while sitting in my nice office in Brussels, I hit a glass ceiling. And, at the same time, rock bottom. Professionally I had reached all I had planned and pursued over the past 10 years. Starting as […]
July 29, 2018

Change your Perspective on Taking a Break

Exhaustion or inspiration – what’s the true reason you’re taking a break?   Every year I’m looking forward to my summer weeks in Europe. It’s my time to connect with my family and friends, to indulge in Mediterranean cuisine, to travel and let myself be inspired, and to slow down […]
July 23, 2018

Stressed out? – Have your Sources of Joy at hand

Even being extremely mindful about our life balance and wellbeing, there might be times where feeling stressed out or feeling overwhelmed is inevitable.    It’s hardly realistic to aim for a state of being where nothing pushes us off track and where we feel balanced and relaxed all the time. […]
July 16, 2018

Why Rejection is a Good Thing

Are you feeling low in energy and motivation because you’re starting out a new business or life venture and all you hear is “No” or “Not now” or “Not like this”?   Rejection is inevitable  – but your reaction is a choice   Even the most determined and committed human […]
July 8, 2018

Speaking up – the Missing Link in Personal Development

The missing link in personal development Always searching, always improving and always exploring. That’s what we’re up for, no matter if we call it spiritual or personal growth, personal development or self improvement. And what an exciting journey this is! Once we dive into this world we realize very fast […]
July 2, 2018

Option Overwhelm – how to Stop the Panic?

How to stop panicking when you feel overwhelmed by options?  Blessed with countless options in your professional or personal life? Options or ideas what to do next or how to move forward? Sounds like a dream! But what seems like a blessing for some, can quickly turn into a curst for others. […]
June 22, 2018

What to Life Hack from Designers to Thrive?

Design Thinking, a wildly popular methodology in product and service design, is an amazing source to life hack from. Just think about this. In the world of design, uncertainty and the need for rapid change and constant adaption are key for innovation and creative competition. Give a designer the challenge to […]
June 16, 2018

When Resilience meets Resistance

How to know when it’s time to give up? Venturing a new career or life project requires a hell of a lot of resilience. Because change never comes without resistance. The resistance we’re facing around us when we’re trying to push this new venture out in the world and the […]
June 11, 2018

Facing Challenges – the quality of your run up is what matters

Feel like a life or career challenge is impossible to overcome? Too big, too complicated, too scary? Then think sporty. Think like a high jumper. You wouldn’t try to jump from stand still, right? You would take a really good run up. And then it’s soo much easier to fly […]
June 2, 2018

How long is too long for a career transition?

This question of career transition and how long it should take came up several times during my trainings last week. And it’s a really good question. Whether you’re about to make the big leap or you’re in the midst of your career transition, most of us would like to have […]
May 28, 2018

Create more balance with your Personal Success Definition Exercise

(Video & Worksheet) Being crystal clear about what success means to you is key to more life balance! When I was asked during an interview about my own strategies how to create a life in balance I immediately thought about the importance of my Personal Success Definition. For me, success doesn’t happen […]
May 25, 2018

Life Designing goes Glamour – tips to create more balance

My interview with Glamour Brasil about “Life Designing” gave me the opportunity to reflect about the meaning of a life in balance and share with the readers how Life Designing can support people in creating a successful and well-balanced life.   A successful Life in Balance – illusion or reality […]
May 20, 2018

The “Havaianas Approach” – how to prototype your life

In Life Designing we often talk about prototyping our career or life ideas. But what exactly does this mean? Prototyping means nothing else than getting things out of our head and into action. Instead of contemplating an idea for weeks or even months you take action and evaluate the real […]
May 14, 2018

How to end your work day feeling energized

In this week’s video I’m sharing with you a super simple but super effective tool how you can maximize your energy and motivation level and feel energized, even after a long work day. The first step is to become aware of your distorted sensation Very often we have a distorted sensation about […]