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Marlou Elsen

Marlou Elsen

Take a moment to visualize a world in which everyone works in a profession that they were born to do. This utopian “what if” was the inspiration that led Marlou Elsen to become an organizational coach. Based out of the Netherlands, Marlou works with both individuals and teams to facilitate improvement on a number of levels. As Marlou puts it, “Healing the world starts with healing ourselves, and there are a lot of people that do work in a way that makes them suffer. My goal is to diminish some of the suffering in these organizations, to help employees be clear about their vision of what they want to do, and to find ways of incorporating that vision into their workplace.”

What makes Marlou such an amazing coach is that she has a first hand understanding of the importance behind doing what you love. As a social worker for a European telecom company, it wasn’t until 1980 that she was introduced to books about coaching. Since then, Marlou has received her Master’s degree in Human Behavior and worked with a number of organizations and passionate employees bringing that “what if” vision into reality.

For more on Marlou’s work as an organizational coach, read her story in “Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy.”