Alena inspires by example. It still resonates in my ears: “Zdenka, give yourself permission and practice self-actualization,” she emphasized a few times. I chose Alena as my coach after seeing her performing at different venues. She has not only the professional knowledge on how to help to redefine and find your purpose again but also her personal experience made our coaching sessions lively and valuable. Because Alena knows and feels well what her clients go through. Alena’s emotional intelligence is powerful; however, she will also put you “in front of the mirror” to make you realize your strengths and area of improvements. I would recommend her as a leadership mentor and (change) career path coach
Margarita O. Tutygina
President of the Board Women's Business Network (Erasmus University)
Alena delivered a workshop about overcoming self-limiting beliefs for the Women's Business Network a few weeks ago. Her workshop was truly inspiring and you were able to sense her strength and knowledge throughout the entire time. The (very positive) effect of the workshop went far beyond its scope and has impacted and improved the lives of its participants up until today. We are very glad to have had the chance to have Alena as a coach and can only recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly feel empowered!
Director of Czech Dutch Chamber of Commerce
I am always amazed by the amount of positive energy Alena is having and is spreading around. She has a strong drive, does not get stopped by setbacks, she is committed, hardworking and get things done. I have seen her in action delivering a keynote speech at a conference as well as a workshop for a small group of entrepreneurs. She connects with people very well, asks the right questions and helps them find their own path to success. A truly inspiring person!
CEO, F.U.D. Sp. zoo
Professional approach to the client and understanding of his needs is the result of previously gained experience in many different companies. Full commitment, dynamism, and sense of humor you won't forget. Very helpful. I highly recommend.
Senior Project Engineer
I would like to recommend a series of "Personal Development Academy" workshops to anyone who first of all wants to learn more about themselves, the hidden talents and values that they have and is not fully aware of it. Who feel stuck in their life or career. Alena is a great trainer and can perfectly motivate you to achieve every intended goal. In general, the program was very well prepared, lots of exciting materials and literature as well as practical exercises. Besides, it was a great time with an impressive group of smart & cheerful ladies. It's really worth joining!
EBW2020 Empowerment Director Belgium, Personal Development Coach, Entrepreneur
I met Alena a while ago at the event. I remember her energy and grace from that first meeting. Since then we've had many valuable conversations. I cherish her ability to speak from her heart and the confidence, vision, and experience she pours into her coaching. Alena has helped me get out of a muddle in my head and come away from our discussions with a heart full of laughter and a fun dosage of Polish realism. Alena is so talented, and I envisage that she will unravel not only her clients raw potential and help them shift mountains, but Alena herself will be a tremendous and invaluable asset to all professional women and entrepreneurs. With her gift to uplift your conscious mind to your highest potential, make a plan of action and keep you accountable to boot.
Marcella Agata Walczak
Founder of the foundation "Polak Potrafi - laat zien wat je kunt"
I organized the workshop "Find your power within" for about 20 people which Alena led. She made us understood that we have a lot of achievements that we can value, but the most important aspect is that we learned to have respect and trust in ourselves! We have learned that the path to happiness and emotional freedom does not always require the acquisition of new skills and things. So, I see that very often the key to solving your problems is to stop certain behaviors and habits that limit access to your inherent potential. By letting go what bothers you, you reach your true nature! This was my first workshop, where I did not feel the influence of 'new age' trends, forcing me to meditate or lecturing me. I could simply be myself not proving anything to anyone. I highly recommend Alena as a professional coach and trainer.
Master Trainer STRUCTOGRAM South Africa
I moved to South Africa only 6 months ago and decided to build a business. One can only imagine where I was, being new to the country and with no network decided to build something meaningful for myself. I had a Coaching Intensive with Alena. She gave me a lot more than just a time. She was a coach in her natural self and business mentor sharing all she had within her. She has a great experience in building her own business and is more than happy to share her wisdom & strategies with others to help them build on their strengths. She knows how to bring out the best in you and give you that little push we all need at times. Thank you for being YOU!!!
I met Alena when we were both speakers at an international event. I was immediately attracted to her positive outlook on life, and her message “You can have it All”. As a high performer and a career woman with international management experience from large corporations such as IBM and a mother of 2 grown daughters, I could resonate with her message about having a successful family life as well as a blossoming career and how to get it. I was impressed with her strength and determination and how she could transfer this to other women. Alena’s strength in having valuable experience both from the corporate world and helping female entrepreneurs develop their business could really help to infuse organizations and individuals with the motivation, energy, and capacity to drive their own and their organizations' development. I have been privy to her energy and ability to help to find your deep-lying motivation and the necessary energy to take the relevant actions to succeed with new ventures and in new environments. Alena is a quick thinker and grasps things easily. I think Alena’s positive and very catching energy can be good to infuse inspiration both at group/company events and in supporting high achievers on an individual level to reach for even higher career goals as well as implementing them and still having a satisfying personal life with great relationships. Though I know Alena loves helping women to reach their full potential, I think anyone who wants to have it all, with satisfying relationships and an effective management of their own career development, could benefit from her support.
I am a photographer and as an artist confidence isn’t my strong suite. I had a privilege to spend an Intensive consulation with Alena and it was not only empowering, but also a real awakening about the fact that if I wanted my business to get to the next level, no matter how much talent I have, what really matters is how confident I'm about my skills, who I am and what I want to offer my ideal clients so that they will be magnetized. What matters is where I stand. What matters is believing that I can do it and that I am worthy of succeeding. Alena gave me the tools to uplevel my business and helped me find the assurance to go further with a solid strategy. Highly recommended!
Rachel De Franca
Alena is an enthusiastic and dynamic coach. She is a coach for you if you are looking for someone to give you inspiration and direction to improve your business. Alena has provided me with the tools and understanding of marketing strategies which is key to helping my business grow.
Business Success Coach-Trainer
Alena is an incredible coach. She’s smart, very kind and she knows how to give you the push that you need. Thanks to her support I'm now confident to say YES to big opportunities coming my way, starting with an ambitious speaking gig for over 100 people! My business is getting beautifully off the ground! If you need a coach that can see your potential and help you step up your game, she’s the one!
Social Media Marketing Coach and Mentor
Alena is dynamite as a life or business coach. Working with her - in person and via online video - was a dynamic and energetic experience. Alena knows exactly which questions to ask to get you thinking and moving in the right direction. This is an invaluable support for any professional or entrepreneur. Alena's experience and skills as a coach mean that she knows exactly what you need to do or stop doing to move your business/career forward. I highly recommend Alena to uplevel your business and get you past your mental blocks or fears!
I have reached out to Alena to get more clarity in my coaching business. I needed to niche down who is my ideal client and market audience. We had a Business Clarity Intensive where she inspired me with her empowering journey and helped me to get more clear on my strengths and future vision for my coaching business. And she also provided a cheat sheet after our session on how to niche down and find an ideal client. She provided lots of value, positive energy, and absolutely new insights. I have more clarity now on who I'd like to serve in my business and I implement it right away. I highly recommend her services.
Fashion Business Mentor
Alena arrived when I mostly needed to gain some clarity in my business direction. She uncovered what I needed to focus on in less than 30 minutes!! She supported me in a total shift of my current situation and make me realize what next steps do I need to take right away. I feel grounded and confident now with a solid plan to move forward. She is a true source of practical inspiration on how to move on, be crystal clear about your vision & direction and to take action on your goals. Alena has a great power to move and inspire women and has the immense gift engaging people with her energy & message. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to any entrepreneur who needs a major change in biz or just life.
Legal Manager at Netflix
Alena is an outstanding coach. I not only gained confidence in myself but most importantly discovered what it is in life, that I really love to do, my zone of genius. Together with Alena, I looked deep into myself, I identified goals, made a plan and started to execute each step. I truly consider starting my own business in the near future. I feel very capable, inspired and energized. And I embrace what Alena said, "Life is a journey that never ends and we should never stop searching". And I believe that everything is possible.
Founder of graphic design agency - www.designumbra.pl
I worked with Alena on a marketing strategy for my graphic design business. She provided me with ideal, concrete and valuable tools, strategies & insights for development and helped me to specify the direction and further actions to be taken. She literally is a great business coach and her willingness to act was impressive. It resulted in tangible goals results, more visibility, and building already great relationships with customers, which translated directly into increased sales. I highly recommend Alena's services to any entrepreneur who wants to bring her business to the next level!
PR/Communications Consultant, The Hague
Working with Alena enabled me to spread my wings and become more confident in myself as an entrepreneur. Thanks to Alena’s coaching model I was able to get a clear idea of how to move forward and within a short period of time I managed to close two new projects and generate 50% more profit. With the tools Alena had equipped me, I feel confident I can reach all my future goals. I highly recommend her services if you think about bringing your business to the next level, make the next step in your career enjoying that at the same time.
Agnes Siedlecka Pronk
High-profile professional, London
Whether you are going through a career change, having trouble balancing your work and personal life, this could not be made easier and more authenticable if tackled alongside a trusted life coach. If you want to feel more confident or start achieving any major improvements you want to get acquainted with Alena. “Boost your confidence” program is a carefully crafted agenda of well put and professionally presented life subjects, making you bring up, organize and engrave personal competencies. This session’s sole purpose is to promote the advancement of the life coaching around YOU. Alena manages to developed rigorous standards that all “students” must follow in order to receive well foreseen prestigious outcome. There are hundreds of coaches to choose from all over the world, each with their different areas of specialization and methods of training. One thing you want when looking for the perfect coaching program that fits your needs is to be sure you only choose programs that are detail, time and personality crafted. For this reason, I chose Alena Hielema.
Global Senior Brand Manager, Akzo Nobel
They say there is no coincidence in life, and I truly believe that my acquaintance with Alena is no exception. Met at the point in my life when I was looking for a career change but struggled to fully articulate the goal which would give me the most satisfaction and was not based on too many compromises. I have attended Alena’s Personal Development Academy dedicated to women, as well as had few individual coaching sessions. Working with a passionate and positive woman, that has development and achievement in her core DNA, just like myself, appeared to be a breaking through experience. Alena is a very professional and business savvy coach, with lots of experience and passion to help others to achieve their goals. The tools, our conversations, suggestions of the literature – all these components were very well selected and prepared. The entire process boosted my confidence, delivered a lot of clarity and gave me a lot of peace and internal happiness. I highly recommend Alena as a coach, trainer or mentor to any entrepreneur or business organization that wants to invest in its people.
Operations supervisor, WTS Energy
Thanks to Alena I finally accepted and embraced my uniqueness and focused on building my necessary competencies. My self-esteem has tremendously increased which resulted in setting up my business, better relationships and focusing more positively on the future. Alena is not only charismatic and a committed leader with a passion for what she does but she also has the outstanding know-how. Highly recommended to any professional or entrepreneur who needs to get a clarity on her career path or business.
Dietician, Fitness Instructor, The Hague
The training course Academy for Personal Development was extremely inspiring, value packed with the trainer's great sense of humor and full professionalism. Alena as a trainer, apart from the fact that she has a great knowledge, she also has an incredible passion for what she does, optimism and positive energy. I highly recommend Alena to women who want to develop their self-awareness, live in harmony with their values or start a biz. Thanks to that I started my own personal training, fitness and diet business and I thrive as this is my zone of genius!
Marta de Roode
Project Coordinator, PwC Nederland
"Boost your confidence" training - it was an overall very positive experience. It takes a lot of talent and abilities to make people realize what they already know, to make us understand what is so apparent! Alena has it! She is very energetic and passionate about her work and was able to make us know that we deserve what we desire and that we can do better, in our personal as well as in professional life. She has the talent of passing the clear message - the change won't happen by itself! But through systematic, hard work you can achieve any goal you set for yourself! Alena is very professional however her training was far from being boring and monotonous speech. With a lot of humor, she made us feel comfortable to share our stories and participate in exercises. Thanks to participation in the training I met beautiful women and got some great ideas. I understood that conscious thinking is a powerful tool, and that positivity can make a tremendous change. I know it will take time and a lot of energy, but I'm on the way to become a much stronger person.
Owner of 'La Pelle' Beauty Salon, Leiden
Alena, the way shared your knowledge during the Academy of Personal Development program led to my great transformation - I rediscoverd myself again and found the purpose. Starting from the building confidence module through the rest of the program, you helped me lay scattered puzzle together. I'm eternally grateful - for your effort, enthusiasm and professionalism, which led to this tremendous change in my life and business as well. I would also like to emphasize that through showing your weaknesses you made yourself more authentic and convincing to us. You have your unique style and it makes you really unrepeatable. I wish you further success and I believe you will significantly contribute to positive changes in many lives & businesses of business women all over the world.
Monika Brinkman Maczka
A Pole of The Year 2015 - www.hairspa-magma.nl
Alena helped me to find the right job that was consistent with my competencies and skills. Alena was professional, with warm encouragement to explore my strengths and optimism. These meetings released me from discouragement and spurred creative thinking about my future - to finish some unresolved affairs and overcome obstacles to achieve my professional goals and set up a successful business. I set up right strategies and enjoy my business to the fullest and highly recommend Alena's services to all women who want to bring their life & business to the next level. I'm very pleased with the coaching process conducted by Alena and I'm extremely grateful for that.
Learning and Development Manager at United Nations
Deeply caring and deeply dedicated to personal and professional development are the descriptions that come to mind when I think about Alena. I am lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing Alena for the past two years, during which we completed our Coaching and Counselling Diploma as colleagues. I could spend quite some time raving about Alena because I found her to have so many outstanding traits and skills but I was especially impressed with her ability to get to the core of complicated problems and provide positive and supportive feedback . And, of course, I could not omit that she has a vibrant fun personality which would light up any room. I do not hesitate to recommend Alena as a coach and or counselor. She has been pivotal in inspiring me to make some personal life changes that I have struggled with my entire life. I am grateful to Alena for her counselling talents and therefore she comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
Specialist Production Support, Delft
I was in a work situation that really wasn’t for me – I was tired, unhappy and my motivation was at an all-time low. And then I met Alena who is passionate about transforming people’s lives, an excellent listener, motivator and communicator. Through her sessions, she was able to help reconnect with myself and gave me the tools and confidence to change jobs, improve personal leadership and my relationships. I am eternally grateful and recommend her to every single woman who wants to transform her life from the inside out. She is a charismatic, knowledgeable professional coach with a positive mind.
Luxe Brand Stylist, Marketing Strategist and Mentor at North Row Consultancy
Alena is an enthusiastic and dedicated coach. She is very driven and passionate about her job and brings a lot of positive energy. What I particularly like in Alena is the way she thinks about business and her coaching ability to boost confidence in her clients. I would like to highly recommend Alena to all ambitious and aspiring women who are looking for some positive changes in life and are ready to act confidently as a modern entrepreneur. The business cooperation with Alena has been a great experience and I'm looking forward to working with her on the future projects.
Business owner, consulting company CARAT ALK
I came to Alena in the period of time when I felt professionally unfulfilled without self-confidence and motivation to act. With each coaching session, I spread the wings and flew higher. She helped me to sort out my world of personal and professional values. She is a phenomenal coach. Thanks to Alena, today I'm a happy owner of a consulting company in The Netherlands, where I provide recruitment services and already doubled my 9-5 income. I wholeheartedly recommend Alena to any woman who wants to make key changes in her life and bring her business to the next level.