Live life authentic, full of heart, love & Joy

How I learned it the hard way to stay true to myself...  

Before we talk about my story, let’s first talk about YOU.

If you’re here, you’re either:

  •  Lying awake because you’re having seconds thoughts about a upcoming decision
  •  stranded in a situation and don't know what to do or how to react 
  • Or you are so ready to never ever lose yourself again and reconnect to your hearts desires but no idea what steps to take?

…then guess what?

I’m probably your personal guide on this part of your journey.

I’ll spar with you, reflect and support you to the desired outcome. You will put it into action more calm and confident, aligned to your true thoughts, feelings and authentic core values.

Hi, You can call me Manja 

I am Manja, mother of 1 son, stepmother of 2 teenage boys and hopefully your new Guide/Mentor/coach or whatever you would describe me. 

I became an expert in living from your heart, who you are, what you stand for and how to express and implement that in an authentic, aligned and (very important) approachable way. The key to stressless, bliss, joy, happiness and feeling whole and seen is to  be true to yourself. Finding the courage to stand up to living your own values in relationships (both professionally and privately) and reconnecting,  speaking, acting, dealing with dilemmas with your heart wide open... 

Super expert to give you the right insights and make you feel to come to the "right" (aligned) choice for you for important decisions or to determine clarity and direction.

It took multiple relationships and two burnouts to discover these and other keys.

Optimistic, Pragmatic and Spiritual

I am chronically optimistic. Spontaneously. Open minded and unbiased. Curious and interested. Analytical and pragmatic. Thinking creatively in solutions and possibilities is second nature.

Sensitive to the emotions of others, I am able to see the world through your eyes and understand it from your field of view. Without judgment. Other perspectives are visible to me and I like to help you express your feelings in an accessible way.

My most important "tools" are my intuition, reading and channeling gifts, essential oils (the power of mother earth in a bottle), human design and gene keys, ,without putting too much emphasis on them; after all, it is about the end result for you as a client!

I am also known for using imagery with a lot of humor, which ensures that the penny drops immediately and remains in your memory for a long time

Be fearlessly authentic ~ My story

finding the courage to be you, all of you, in Love, Life & Bizz 

"Although I am naturally a bon vivant, this life in love, happiness and “wealth” has not always been this way!"

It took me about 20 years to find the love of my life. I have had many dates, 2 wedding ceremonies, relationships with cheating, narcissism and excessive drinking. I have been pregnant 3 times and now proud mother of a sweet teenage son. Despite my positive approach, there were long periods of much sadness, guilt and shame.

Financially I went through difficult times and it was sometimes lonely as a single mother, although at the same time I had lovely people around me.

In addition, I struggled with my weight for almost as long (about 15 years). Tried many diets and different eating patterns. But the biggest problem was (the cause of) my emotional eating, which was often related to the course of my relationships. This started around my 20s because I wanted men to fall in love with me and not my looks when dating.

I had an enormous sense of responsibility, I was “good and bourgeois”; tried to stay in my role both professionally and privately and never crossed social boundary's.

I did, however, continuously let others take over mine. Especially men. Despite my intuition often warned me, I always continued to see the best in the other person and repeatedly plunged into unhealthy relationships.


Out of fear I kept making choices from my head. Fear of being alone. Fear of not making it financially. Guilt and shame towards my family, towards my ex; my son’s father.

From my twentieth birthday I carefully opened myself again to my deep inner knowledge, my intuition. I experienced the power of my sensitivity, and it took me to higher positions in business. Still, I didn’t let it go completely and eventually broke down. And ended up in a burnout.

Shortly after my second wedding ceremony, I discovered that I had been going beyond my limits for years. That I took good care of everyone but myself. That’s when the switch turned: I realized that I MYSELF am responsible for my own happiness! This was not dependent on a relationship, my weight, ostentation, materialism or that top job.


I had already invested a lot in myself in terms of time and certainly also in terms of money in training, courses, self-help books, spiritual books and programs. Partly out of interest, to develop myself and to see if that methodology suited me to use in a possible practice. But certainly also to remove my own blockages along the way. Despite everything I had done and did… patterns repeated themselves, I ran into similar blocks. Even when I THOUGHT I had learned my lessons. But apparently not good enough or it didn’t last.

In 2017 I followed a training to become a transformation coach. The training was the start for new deep personal processes. 

All sorts of issues came up that I didn’t even know about, or that I thought I had left behind long ago.

Then somewhere around 2020 Human Design came across and I studied my profile (if your interested and somehow familiar with HD: I'm a 3/6 splenic projector ) over and over again, getting more details and insights along the way. 

Finally I found the way from my head to my heart.
I came home to myself. I could and can be who I really am again!

2022 was the year that changes everything for me. I recovered from my second burnout (that lasted for almost a year), and felt the urge to restart my  practice. Not from scratch, but from alignment! In the past I've read about GeneKeys, but it didn't made sense back then. I didn't feel it. 

Until that year. It turned out to be the final piece of my puzzle. 

I saw it, read it, started to contemplate it:  I was finally open and ready to take a deep dive trough my authentic journey to be me, the real me. 
And that changes everything! For me, my family and my new clients! 

It helped me to discover my lifework, my soul path, how to recognize what shadow-work I still had to do (ongoing process ;-)) how to take good care of my energy, improved my connections with family and friends and most importantly; how to make aligned decisions from the heart. 

So I think it isn't a surprise that I support transformational and intuitive coaching by using HD/GK-profiles guiding you to your heart-desired outcomes of important dilemma's, decisions and dreams.