About René Luisman

'Loving others often is easy. But once you've learned that homosexuality is somehow wrong, it's hard to love yourself for who you are.'
When I got stuck in my career at 30, I realized that most of my fears and insecurities came from how I looked at myself. My self-image had sunk to an all-time low and my homosexuality played a major role in it. The strict views from my Christian upbringing and the negative associations from society.
Even though my coming out years were behind me, deep down I believed there was something wrong with me. A combination of internalized homophobia and minority stress, I later learned. It was only when I learned to look at myself differently that there was room to look for my own voice. My own view of myself and of life, regardless of who I thought I should be.
As a trainer and coach, everything in my work revolves around authenticity. With a loving and pragmatic approach I help you to unravel and embrace who you really are. Every relationship reflects the relationship with yourself. So if you want to grow as a person, first invest in the relationship with yourself.
Rene Luisman
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What others say about me

René brings a lot of peace and space, which made it easy for me to share personal things. He clearly shows how to connect in a way that suits me.
I felt heard, recognized and understood. René's ability to name and specify exactly how I feel and what I want to say is impressive.
René immediately created a safe atmosphere. With interventions aimed at head and body he ensured that it did not remain superficial, but really acquired depth.
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Certified Trainer & Coach  

My approach

Coaching is about learning to look and act differently. Something that sometimes also feels exciting and unsafe. For example, because you don't know what you're going to encounter. Fear, anger, sadness or that which you once missed so much.
I'll take you where it gets challenging
As a trainer and coach I create a safe environment, so that it can sometimes be unsafe. Because I take you to where it gets challenging or complicated. I do that by questioning you and naming what I hear and see. By exploring together what is needed to move forward. And by giving you tools to apply new insights and behavior in your own daily life, so that lasting change occurs.
True freedom lies beyond judgment
Many of my interventions are based on NLP and Transactional Analysis. These behavioral and communication theories deal with people's personality. It helps you to look at yourself, the other and what is there without judgement. To recognize and break old, non-functional patterns and to see what possibilities you have to achieve your goals.
My background  
  • Maskmakers 2.0, Life in progress
  • Shame & Internalized Oppression, Pink Therapy
  • Master Trainer, Phoenix
  • Master Transactional Analysis, Phoenix
  • NLP Practitioner, NLP-NU
  • Professional Trainer, Trainers Academy
  • Professional Coach, Trainers Academy
  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Trainer of the Year 2017
  • Most Inspiring Learning Journey
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