Take control of your own happiness and emotions.

With years of experience as a trainer/coach at KLM, I know how to motivate and inspire you to reach your goal. My coaching style is warm, positive and a touch of humor.

Founder Beacon of Balance

Karianne Punt

Hi! I am Karianne Punt, founder of Beacon of Balance. The basis for the work I do is my love of people and behavior. I don’t think in boxes but rather out of the box and that’s how my coaching and training is: approachable and non-judgmental. With 14+ years of experience at KLM, I have trained and coached thousands of people and can safely say it’s in my blood! So I did this in different layers and settings. I have provided training on communication techniques, stress management, team building, dealing with resistance/aggression and have coached for issues such as insecurity and stress.

Several years ago, I changed course and decided to put all the passion, knowledge and enthusiasm I have into my own practice. My background in psychology and my coaching training at The Dutch Academy of Psychology have given me a solid foundation. I also learned a lot through internal training as a trainer at KLM. I am now doing what I love most: helping people and companies gain resilience, balance, and greater happiness.

What I often receive as feedback after a training or coaching program is that I come across as authentic and inspiring.

Karianne Punt life coach and corporate trainer

More about me

My trainings are interactive and I value a positive and relaxed atmosphere. And … there must also be room for humor and fun! My open and accessible approach makes participants feel comfortable and motivated to grow.

I am also: An Amsterdam native, a real social animal and i come from a big family (3 brothers, 1 sister). Speaking of animals, I have 3 cats and a dog. I used to be a DJ, I have seen all the true crime documentaries, and to relax and recharge I enjoy my own home spa. I love a good glass of wine and French cheese. A book I can definitely recommend is “Breath” by James Nestor. Oh, and I can also laugh really hard! Especially together with my friends.

Concrete & down-to-earth
Energetic & powerful
Open & accessible

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Passion of B.

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/real. All of these goals have either been achieved or I have now learned ways how 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 am going to do differently is to keep writing and using the assignments/tools I 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!”


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 fine assignments as homework. 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!

Felicidade Luzolo, HR manager

Commonwealthbank of Australia Amsterdam

Karianne has conducted two training sessions within our company on stress management. The way she had delivered the training was very pleasant. She let us talk a lot which made the atmosphere very relaxed. In between the 2 trainings we received the online training Grip op Werkstress and with that we were able to get started with her tips. It’s a fun training with lots of tools.


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!

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!


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.


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!

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