I am Brigitte Ballings, 56 years old, born and raised in Brussels, but living for some years now with my husband Francis in Bredene at the Belgian coast. When I was a child, I had a dream: becoming a “French teacher” and so I did a master’s degree in Roman Philology. Due to the crisis in education at the end of the 1980s, I could not make my dream come true, so I never ended up in the classroom. I then choose for a position in the financial sector, where I steadily evolved until the level of senior manager. In 2012, I was obliged to take a step back in the context of a restructuring; down the ladder … and that became my most valuable career move. I discovered my passion for lifelong learning, employability, personal development, coaching, …
After more than 30 years in the financial sector, in June 2017 I ended my corporate career. This is when I started my company “Bounce Back Coaching”.
What gives me energy and rest: long walks along the coast or in the “polders”, and in summer in the Austrian mountains; reading (lots of) books and (trying) to watercolour …
* I also work together with a well known outplacement partner as a freelance (outplacement) coach
“We all have two lives, the second starts when we realize we only have one”.
I want to help people on their personal growth path, inspire them to (re)dis-cover themselves, to respect and appreciate themselves in their wholeness and authenticity
I accompany people to reconnect with their inner strengt
I am convinced that if you take control over your career and your life, if you discover and follow your inner compass, you will experience more happiness and balance.
My values are: respect, trust, authenticity and vulnerability.