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Gateway Coaching By Élo

Élodie Van Baars

Life Coach

I grew up in a multicultural environment with family members living all over the world. Exploration was always a core value, from traversing Europe in a motorhome with my family to completing an internship in the United States, and eventually embarking on expatriate journeys in Brazil, Madagascar, Dubai, and Malaysia.

For me, establishing connections within these new environments was paramount. Life unfolded in stages, each bringing its own adventure:

Initially, as a young couple, we faced the challenges of securing employment abroad in South America and Africa. As our family expanded, I embraced the roles of wife and mother to two children while simultaneously crafting a career in the Middle East. The path then led me to entrepreneurship, guiding adolescents through the complexities of family transitions in Asia amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout these phases, I actively sought professional support. I engaged in Parenting Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) 15 years ago and earned certification to assist my family. I was fortunate to receive professional coaching that equipped me to navigate management challenges and optimize performance. Recognizing the need for guidance during my own career transition, I enlisted a coach, which ultimately led me to embark on an entrepreneurial journey.

Becoming a life coach became a natural progression. I achieved qualification in Holistic Coaching through I.C.H. As I endeavored to establish a sense of “home” in Europe, reconnecting with family and nature, a profound realization emerged. I decided to share my wealth of experience, extending support to women navigating the intricate transitions of life.

Assisting others is a fundamental aspect of my being, stemming from a profound spiritual connection. My unwavering faith in life propels me to embrace every moment fully, thereby rediscovering my inner peace and unconditional joy, no matter where I am in the world.

The future depends on what you do today.

- Mahatma Gandi

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