Who Am I?

About Brigitte Ballings

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

My motto and Drivers

  • “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.

My assets?

  • My professionalism and my eagerness to develop myself; I am a Professional Certified Coach (International Coach Federation); a certified Stress&Burnout coach; a Secure Base Coach
  • My listening ability and empathy
  • My warmth
  • My sense of humor, so that I can make a coaching about a difficult topic less heavy
  • My experience in the corporate world, mostly in leadership positions
  • My HR experience
  • My personal experience with transitions (private and professional)
  • My “trilingualism” (Dutch, French, English)
  • Recognized as one of the Top Stress Coach by Coach Foundation.

Interested? Feel free to contact me via the contactpage!

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.