My journey

Virginie Jullien

Who am I?

I am Virginie, I’m 41 years old, I’m married and I have two children. I am Belgian, back in my home country after an expatriation of 4 years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

After a 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.

As a coach, I am specialising in transitions as it is close to my heart having done many transitions myself: becoming a mum, recovering from a burnout, change of career, expatriation, …

I do believe we are never stuck, we do deserve better and we can reinvent ourselves if we wish to. And we all have the power to do so.

Self-care is at the center of my coaching practice.   I believe that taking care of yourself (body, mind, heart and soul) gives you the power to create a fulfilling and happy life for yourself and simultaneously to have a positive impact around you ! 

As part of my self-care routine, I practice  yoga, meditation, reading and writing ! 

I am a curious, joyful and open minded person. I love to travel and discover new places.   

I am obsessed with reading and always eager to learn something new everyday. And I love sharing that knowledge with others! 

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. 

I am a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), PCC accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I also trained in transactional analysis, neuroscience and family constellation. I include this background in my approach to coaching.

I am also a member of the ICF (the International Coaching Federation) and an alumni of ACSM (the Association of Coaching Supervisors and Mentors Malaysia) and the Cherie Blair Foundation.

Roles de la femme

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 balance.

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 …

In addition, online coaching allows me to create groups of women living the same experiences around the world and I find it wonderful to create all these links!

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My qualifications & training
 

  • PCC Accreditation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) – 2021

  • Family Constellation Training with Monika Wyss – 2021

  • “The Science of the Art of Coaching” Program with Paul Brown – 2020

  • ACC Accreditation by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) – 2019

  • Transactional Analysis Certification with Anna Chandy – 2019

  • “Certified Professional Coach” training at the Corporate Coach Academy, Kuala Lumpur – 2018

  • Expatriation in Malaysia – 2017 – 2021

  • Senior manager at Deloitte – 2017

  • Master in Business Administration – Institut d’Administration et de Gestion (IAG- UCL), Belgium – 2003

 

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