Training and coaching
Karen Nanninga has the ability to encourage through her gentle yet determined communication and helps you become clearer about yourself through self-reflection. She always has an open ear for her participants, also after the seminar days. Every participant benefits from her knowledge and experience, and because of her positive, calm nature, it’s just fun to learn and to advance with her.
Assistant Sales of Bayerische Milchindustrie eG / Germany
With pleasure I remember Karen Nanninga’s two-day seminar “Die GF-Assistenz” and I do highly recommend it. It still has a lasting impact on my professional life. I am now much better able to cope with uncertainties, especially in challenging periods, due to her advice and broad variety of intensive exercises. To address individual professional situations belonged, as a matter of course, to Karen Nanninga’s approach. The varied mix between theory and practice was excellent.
Assistant to the Executive Board / Germany
Mission Possible .… Through my coaching, Karen Nanninga showed me the way from impossible to possible. The perspectives that we have worked out helped me to put not only professional but also private matters in the right light. Even with a trauma, the coaching with Karen Nanninga helped me to see light at the end of the tunnel. I can use the routines and perspectives in everyday life time and again. In order to develop my full potential and achieve the desired goal, I had to engage in the coaching and trust Karen Nanninga to a 100%. I have never regretted this step! The sessions with her have led my life in a direction that I had not thought would be possible before.
Team Assistant, Marketing, Sales, PR / Germany
I asked Karen after a seminar to become my coach. I especially liked the self-governing character of the coaching sessions. The coachee determines the issue and we work with what is present in the moment. Karen creates a safe space, asks powerful questions and, in doing so, comes to the heart of the matter. The result is that I’ve learned a lot about myself, got clear what makes me happy, and I can master challenging situations more confidently.
Senior Advisor Risk Management / The Netherlands
Karen is an outstanding coach, an excellent trainer and seminar leader. She is a loving, talented, sensitive, understanding, wise and knowledgeable person and professional. She has the rare gift of leading and supporting you into the discovery of your true path in life. We met at an international conference in New Zealand, I have invited Karen twice as a speaker to a conference in Brazil, we met again at the EUMA conference in Amsterdam. The meetings and conversations with her have affected my life sustainably. She became my coach at a difficult time in my life and has accompanied me on my inner path, even though we live in different parts of the world. The distance does not matter because Karen is capable of building an intensive interpersonal connection.
English teacher, Interpreter-Translator / Brazil
Karen Nanninga has worked for SMI as a trainer and coach for many years and she is one of our top lecturers. This is reflected by the very good reviews and the feedback from the participants. She knows what managers need and she translates this to the participants’ day-to-day work life. She makes management language tangible and shows the way from challenges to concrete solutions. Karen Nanninga clearly points to barriers and she lets people look into the mirror, so that it becomes clear what can be improved. She is always positively critical and open to feedback. Continuous personal and professional development is a major concern to her and she is also constantly developing herself. Through Karen’s professionalism, extensive experience and knowledge of the profession, it is an enrichment to develop new programs with her, and I look forward to many years of fruitful collaboration.
Senior Education Manager, SMI (Secretary Management Institute) / The Netherlands