Coaching and training Amsterdam

Down to earth coaching with passion, positivity, humor and a high dose of empathy. I give you the power and tools to move forward in life.

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1-on-1 coaching (also available online)

Life and career coaching

Let’s start looking together at how we can make your life even richer and more fulfilling! Everyone experiences stress or restlessness, or the feeling that you could get more out of life. You long to not live on autopilot, but rather to take charge of your own destiny. And that’s exactly what I can help you with during our coaching process.

  • Getting a grip on stress
  • Increasing self-confidence
  • Learning to set better boundaries
  • Expat coaching
  • Making choices in the field of work
  • Living from your power and authenticity
  • Getting further when you get stuck for a while
  • A better work-life balance
  • Understanding your behavior and thinking patterns


Customized company coaching

Less dropout

I help employees strengthen their resilience, stress management skills and personal development, enabling them to better cope with challenges.

Higher effectiveness

Happy employees are more productive, motivated and engaged, resulting in a positive work environment, customer satisfaction and business success.

Reduction of stress

Strategies and techniques to reduce stress, allowing your employees to better handle stressful situations.

Always customized

In-house, online or in my practice. With years of experience and expertise in business, I know how each company has its own culture and requirements and adapt accordingly. As an experienced life coach and corporate trainer, you can trust me.

Targeted help

Offering a listening ear in a positive, warm way. Personal coaching, discovering core values and strengths. So that there is better teamwork and Improved working environment. Based on 1-on-1 coaching or team training, whatever you need!

Going to work with more pleasure

I help employees achieve their personal and professional goals, enabling them to experience greater fulfillment and satisfaction in their work and lives.

The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear

Nelson Mandela
Karianne Punt life coach and corporate trainer

About Karianne Punt

Hi, I’m Karianne, founder of Beacon of Balance. The basis for the work I do is my love of people and behavior. I don’t think in pigeonholes but rather out of the box and that’s how my coaching is: approachable and without judgment.

Concrete & down-to-earth
Inspiring & Resilient
Addressing stress and burnout symptoms


32 years

I started my coaching process with Karianne with the goal of creating more peace and balance, being more positive in life and being nicer to myself. Karianne held up a mirror to me in a pleasant and humorous way. She listens, asks the right questions and gives effective assignments. I now have an overview of my core values that I can fall back on every time I have a difficult choice to make. Because of Karianne’s coaching, I can now let go more and trust myself, my own intuition and power more. We have a toolbox filled with things that make me happy. One that I can pull open when I need to.

Eva Hekman

29 years

Karianne is a good coach and a very warm person! During the sessions, she puts you at ease, listens attentively and asks critical questions. She also knows how to ask questions at the right times, in order to go deeper into some topics.
She creates a nice balance between conversations, practical assignments that offer you insights, and exercises and tools you can work with outside the coaching sessions.
I also liked that her way of coaching is very flexible. Whether you prefer online sessions, on-site sessions or a hybrid form, it’s mostly about what is convenient for you and what is most convenient for you.

Coaching with Karianne is definitely recommended!


33 years

Karianne is a very professional, warm, and supportive coach. Through my journey she made me realize new insights about myself and what I need to work on. She helped me more clearly define my personal values and we created a toolbox together with me to use in the future. She is very flexible and fast in communication which is a huge plus.

Really recommend!

Step Knook

I have had several coaching sessions with Karianne. I came to her at a time when I was stuck in which way to go. Karianne helped me by providing tools and insights and this ultimately led to some major breakthroughs in my career. She takes very much into account who you are and what you need per session. Highly recommended!


41 years

I learned a lot from my conversations with Karianne . Her professional, structured yet empathetic approach suited me well. The conversations with her gave me insight into my own limiting thoughts and helped me listen to my heart better. With concrete actions and assignments that resulted from the sessions, I addressed and rearranged certain aspects of my life in terms of work, family and social activities. And that feels really good. More people should do that. I am sure I will go back to her if I get stuck again!


37 years

I came to Beacon of Balance because I was looking for more balance and peace in my life. During the fine conversations and assignments, I gained more insight into what gives me peace. Did I get tools to move forward in a positive way. Have found a better balance and through the fine conversations I have gained more self-confidence.


33 years

Because Karianne is such a good listener, she can quickly get you to see the common thread, of what your areas of concern are and where your pitfalls lie. With humor and patience, she guided me in my development process. I would recommend her at all times!


31 years

My biggest goals to achieve were gaining more self-confidence, being able to ask for help from loved ones and turning negative thoughts into the positive. All of these goals have either been met or I have now learned ways to deal with them. Through the sharp questions, sincere compliments, own experiences she shared, original assignments and space to share, Karianne made sure I took these steps. One thing I will do differently is continue to write and use the assignments/tools I have learned. I did it all myself but thanks to Karianne, I didn’t have to do it alone. This has made me stronger and wiser about myself and happier at this stage of my life! Karianne is like a warm bath (and if you like lukewarm a lukewarm bath) that I felt comfortable with right away. I noticed that Karianne really enjoys this work and her genuine interest and enthusiasm is very palpable as a result. This made me always feel like doing the sessions myself because we both really wanted me to grow in my goals. Karianne deployed humor, compliments and her own experiences appropriately and at the right times, through this I felt her empathy that did not come from a book. For me, the most appropriate coach I could have wished for. So it also comes from the bottom of my heart that I wish everyone a Karianne in life!

Luca Stradmann

I spent some sessions working closely with Karianne on my coaching goal, she is a great listener and helped me formulate the thoughts to create a good plan to reach my goal. I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a thoughtful helpful coach to help you achieve your goal!