“I have worked together with Ilse for the past year. She has been an enormous help to me and is fantastic at what she does. She sees and understands both my strengths and weaknesses and she has the right level of empathy to ask the right questions leading to many an “Aha” moment. We have gotten to know each other and I know that she understands my gifts and has a clear handle on the potential opportunities that I may not see so clearly myself. She offers me support, motivation, direction and energy.”
“Ilse helped me out in a time where I am transitioning both in my personal and professional life (leaving a job, changing countries, getting married…). She did an extensive and detailed work with two interviews and a set of very interesting an original questions. The end result was FABULOUS! I now have a much clearer view of my work orientations and goals and feel more in tune with myself. I highly recommend her!”
Diane Colin de Chirac
“As a 53 year old I felt my whole life had hit a wall, I simply could not see further than the tip of my nose, I felt at a cross roads in all ways but one and did not feel any energy/strength to renew any part of it. The whole world seemed grey, colourless and flavourless. But I felt a great urge to move, to break this down, to open up.
Ilse came to give a talk to parents at my son’s school, and I felt inspired, by her words and her way of being too. I felt there is a woman in her element, not seeking left, right and center, she is focused and interesting and moreover I could understand her language, a language of the minds/heart. This gave me a huge desire to start sessions with Ilse.
The coaching programme for me was primarily a career coaching, but of course, one is whole as a person, one part touches all other parts! So although I started on this journey for my work, this affected the whole of me! A new vision, a new taste for life started coming almost at the beginning of the sessions. A recognition of who I am, my strengths and my weaknesses were a bit wake up call and very exciting to feel alive again!
Of course, when one’s attitude changes, people around us feel a new enthusiasm and with this new doors open and so it did with my career which had gone to sleep!
Thank you Ilse”
On my workshop “How to use your Talents to Master your Fears” (March 2015): “Once again thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with our community of women entrepreneurs. It was of great interest to all, and through the interactivity and practical examples you gave, the participants learnt a lot about themselves, how to identify and foster their talents and how to deal with the “life companion”: Mr. Saboteur to prevent and/or work with their own fears.
I hope this workshop was also rewarding for you and we count on having more opportunities to have you on board and promote your excellent work.”
Maria-Jose Amich Founder and President Womenwinwin
“When I started this (career coaching) program with Ilse I was STUCK in my life. Professionally but also personally. I wanted to move on, to find a work that would make me happy and financially independent but I felt I had this thick big stone wall in front of me and no hope of moving ahead. No idea what to do, how to start. And I felt like I would never be able to work again, or at least not with a sense of motivation and excitement.
“I want to thank Ilse for the workshop “Turning YOUR Talents into YOUR Personal Brand”.
It gave me a much more accurate knowledge and understanding of myself. Now, I understand the interaction between all my talents in my daily life, especially in relation to the energy drainers. This was a real “Ha-ha moment”!
As a result, I am in the process of creating a new mission and vision based on my talents, with much more confidence and also with a great feeling of relief…. “Now, I know!”
And it’s amazing to realize that my talents were there all the time, but being who we are is so natural to us that it is difficult to pin point them.
Again, thank you very much!”
“I did a CoreTalents analysis back in 2012 but continue to enjoy its benefits today, four years later. Initially, the analysis helped me reorient myself on the job market according to my talents, rather than my experience alone. Ilse coached me through this process in a very professional way, widening my horizons and enhancing my self-knowledge. I gained a clear picture of my intrinsic motivations, drives and needs. This increased my self-confidence and tuned me to find a job that is at once interesting, challenging and satisfying.
Understanding my talents helps me tremendously in my current position as head of a department, and also generally in my relation with people around me, business partners, family and friends. It has also turned out to be valuable in understanding and guiding my two young children.”
Birgit Reinbold, Head of Study Programs Office, Munich School of Engineering, Technical University Munich
“Ilse Noppen’s workshop on “Children and their Talents and Strengths” at my daughters school was one of those rare occasions where I felt that I am listening to somebody who truly not only believes in, but actually lives by her convictions. It was obvious to me that Ilse has found her true passion and I can easily see how she in a one-to-one forum could quite successfully help others on the pursuit of their particular talents and thus true happiness in life. Ilse’s belief in the child, it’s inner talents and uniqueness in my eyes makes her ideal to reach further into the upbringing of our youth by engaging more parents to allow these talents to be explored. Being inspired by Ilse made me immediately want to explore both my own and my daughters inner strengths deeper.”
Helena R. Silverup
“I decided to invest in a life coaching program after a difficult period in my life. I felt completely lost and my self-esteem was almost non-existent after a painful breakup and then losing my job. Although I’m usually a determined and self-learning person, this time I felt the need to ask for help to find motivation and get back on the right track again.
I knew Ilse Noppen from a workshop session that she had organized, and I knew she could help me gain strength and confidence again. Her coaching program was definitely the best decision I made to achieve this. Through exercises, emotional analysis and weekly projects, she guided me to be the best version of myself and helped me to reach my personal objectives during the program and to set future ones to work on after coaching. I strongly recommend life coaching for people who need to refocus on themselves or need help to find their purpose. The program definitely renews you and I thank you Ilse for that!”
“Ilse’s customized coaching was both sensitive and professional, and gave me a blueprint of who I am. Our interaction resulting in pieces of my life’s puzzle falling into place, a sense of light at the end of the tunnel, and provided me with tangible strategies for action in the near future.”
“A system which has finally helped me to orientate myself. It has allowed me to better situate myself and regain confidence in my future.”
Julia Stehling, Student, 21y, (BE)
“As part of the follow up to Work Experience, we welcomed Ilse Noppen from True North Consulting. Ilse headed a seminar with Year 10 students, helping them to identify their talents and then explore ways of expanding their use of those talents. Everyone in the class identified at least one significant talent that they utilised in their work experience. They were amazed to discover how they could utilise those particular talents in different context both in and out of school. Thank you to Ilse for taking the time to work with our students.”
Elizabeth Viana, Head of Senior School, International School of the Algarve
“I met Ilse Noppen at the “Women & Success Conference” that took place on December 7th (2013) at the Hilton Hotel in Vilamoura. Her workshop, “Turning our Unique Talents into a Personal Brand”, had the greatest impact of any workshop that I have ever attended. Only twenty minutes into the presentation, I realized that her message would change my career. Suddenly the pieces of the puzzle that I had gathered over the past few months formed a great picture that made sense. She had given them a structure so that I recognized what my passion is, what my life’s purpose is and what kind of a NICHE will be most receptive to what I have to offer so that my talents can be of service. She showed us what the different elements that make up our personal brand are and how we can use them to project the image of who we are. I came home and started to write my concept, my Website and I have not stopped working passionately on my project since then. I thank you so much for having given me the space to become conscious of my worth, my values and my talents so that I can get out of the closet and become visible to the world. Thank you so much.”
Tadmora Simkins, Counselling People with Handicap to Live a Fulfilled Passionate Life