About “RéalISE Coaching”

Who am I?

Let me introduce myself quickly: my name is Virginie, I’m 38 years old, I’m married and I have two children. I am Belgian and I am currently living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

After an intense career as a consultant, I’ve decided to start a coaching activity for women with a specific goal: give the opportunity to women to reflect on their lives and refocus on what really matters to them. 

My motto is “Know yourself, Trust yourself and Realise yourself”.  I truly believe that when you know who you are and what you want, everything is possible!

I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and ICF accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

I am also an Exco member of ACSM (Association of Coaching Supervisors and Mentors) and a mentor at the Cherie Blair foundation. 


Why did a become a coach?

It’s a wish I have had for a few years, since I’ve been helped myself by a coach to avoid a professional burn-out …

This coaching journey made me discover who I really was and taught me how important it is to know yourself, your values, your talents but also your limits.

Having been coached had such an impact on me that I decided to become one myself. 

Why coaching for women ?

Ohhh, for many reasons!

Because I am one!

Because I know it’s not easy to combine all the roles … (being a mum, a wife, a sister, a friend, a professional…) while not forgetting to be yourself!

Because I’ve been studying and working in a rather male-environment and I’ve realized that it is not obvious for a woman to make choices and find their own work-life balances.

Because many women, despite having enormous qualities, have the tendency to underestimate and doubt themselves.

But most of all, because this is close to my heart; I believe in women and I want each of us to blossom and use our full potential.

Why online coaching ?

I think it’s just fantastic to be able to reach a wide audience and support women all around the world!

I appreciate online coaching can at first glance seem impersonal while coaching is actually very personal. It is indeed crucial that a connection, a proximity, a kind of “click” occurs between the coach and the coachee.

As I have experienced online coaching both as a coach and as a coachee, I can assure you that if you get along with the coach, it works as well online as it does face-to-face.

I actually think that online coaching creates a safe distance that helps the coaching journey as the coachee dares to reveal herself fully …

Why “RéalISE Coaching”?

You will have notived the French touch of the name… 😊  but it was chosen to be very close to English as well!

« RealISE » ; this word perfectly describes my coaching approach:

  1. To realize: to become aware of (reflexion time), then;
  2. To realize oneself: to become what one has dreamed of being, to blossom, to grow;
  3. To realize: to pass to the state of concrete reality, to take action!

With the little wink “RISE”: to become important, successful, or powerful!

What’s in it for you?

I would answer immediately: “more than you think!”.

But let’s be concrete and pragmatic.

This online coaching offers:

  • A moment just for you: a space allowing you to breathe, to share, to let go (it seems banal but it’s already so much!)
  • A personal reflexion helping you to be more self-aware
  • Some actions between the sessions with the use of practical tools (because thinking is not enough, you also have to get moving …)
  • A regular follow-up to boost your motivation and confidence until you reach your goals.

And all of this, at your own pace, with kindness and without judgment, in complete confidentiality, in the respect of who you are and what you want.