Business & Tech entrepreneur
Motivator & Coach
In my work I get to do what is my biggest passion and what has always had my interest: working with people! All of them different, with their own beliefs, thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Interesting and diverse personalities with their own experience and stories to tell. That is what absolutely inspires me in life.
- Katelijne van Tienhoven -
What My Clients Say about Me
Katelijne is very mindful and present when she is coaching which makes her sessions very engaging and I felt like she was genuinely invested in helping me improve my life both professionally and personally (she really is rooting for you!). The transformation in just a few weeks in my confidence, execution of plans and my sense of purpose and direction in life is incredible!
My personal background evolves around people. As long as I can remember, I have always been curious and open to other people and places. A bilingual (English/Dutch) secondary education introduced me to the beauty of traveling. International exchanges were a big part of these years, a good start for my international career.
After secondary school, I have studied at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Bachelor in Business Administration and MSc in Business Information Management. Due to internships and side jobs I gained experience in sales, hospitality, technology, consulting, event organization and creativity.
Traveling solo through South-East Asia and South America showed me the beauty of different backgrounds and cultures. Volunteering in Indonesia showed me the fulfilling feeling of helping others.
After university I moved to Dublin, Ireland to work for one of world’s fastest growing technology companies.
I know from experience that living as an expat can be challenging at times. Moving abroad, building up a whole new personal and professional life as well as settling into rules and culture of a new country can be a lot to handle.
My experience helps me to understand and help expats to handle their challenges. I coach people both in English and in Dutch.
This experience, as well as being educated as NLP Practitioner and Life Coach, has taught me personal and professional lessons.
I have seen the power of coaching from first hand. We are all responsible for writing the story of our life. Now is the time to reflect and make choices, because you are alive. That is how I came to the name of my company. Because if not now, then when? U R ALIVE.
U R ALIVE. is founded in 2020, a year in which the world is turned upside down due to a pandemic. Due to a lot of radical changes in the environment, home and work situation, people turn inwards. This is the perfect time to reflect. How would you like the world to change after this time? How would you design institutional systems, education, environment? What lessons do you hope the world will learn?
How would you like your employees to live the company values? How do you make sure they stay engaged and happy and bring this energy to your customer?
It all starts with you.