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Suzanne, freelance copywriter

Suzanne, freelance copywriter

Al maanden, misschien zelfs jaren zag ik Irene’s zonovergoten foto’s op social media voorbijkomen. Telkens bleef ik hangen, wegdromende, terwijl mijn werkdeadlines verdampten. Zal ik dan toch een keer mee met Soul Island Ibiza? Toen mijn kat overleden was, hakte ik de knoop door. Nu of nooit. Doodeng vond ik het wel.

‘Stoer’, noemden mijn vrienden me. Voer voor mijn zenuwen, want als ik íets niet ben. En ja, stel dat de chemie met Irene nul is, dan zijn vier dagen een wel heel lange rit. Alle zorgen verdwenen als sneeuw voor de Spaanse zon toen ze bij het vliegveld naar me zwaaide en ik in haar trouwe bakkie stapte. Binnen een paar minuten werd duidelijk dat zij een van de meest bijzondere mensen is die ik ooit ontmoet heb.

Lief, ontspannen en warm. Een lichtje, zoals je er maar een paar in je leven tegenkomt. Die eerste minuten bleken de opmaat voor vier onvergetelijke dagen, zoals meerdere mensen terecht schrijven: een cadeau aan jezelf.

De coaching, lol en persoonlijke gesprekken liepen als een golfbeweging in elkaar over. Net als het ademwerk en de yoga. Irene werkt heel intuïtief, ze voelt ter plekke aan waar je behoefte aan hebt. Een gave die maar weinig mensen hebben, denk ik. Haar betoverende casa, bovenop de berg met een ongekend 360-graden uitzicht, omarmde me. Net als haar goede zorgen, kookkunst en opgewekte gemoed.

Eenmaal thuis heb ik nog weken in de Ibiza-modus gezeten, wat me afwisselend een lach (warme herinnering) en een traan (van heimwee) bracht. Maar met mijn aantekeningenboekje, vol met opgekrabbelde inzichten en plannen, gaat de roadtrip thuis gewoon door.

Op weg naar de toekomst. En zeker weten weer naar Ibiza!

Kristina, coach

Kristina, coach

Ik ben een dag met Soul Island Ibiza op pad geweest. Laat ik beginnen met het feit dat ik dankbaar ben dat ik deze zomer de stap heb genomen om een dag coaching met Irene aan te gaan. Ze heeft me doen inzien waar ik het 'moet’ zoeken of beter gezegd: 'wil’ zoeken. En dat is echt naar binnen keren, voelen en me bewust worden van mijn 'ik'. Van mijn ziel, van mijn levenspad. ‘Wie ben ik eigenlijk?’, ‘Wat wil ik?’ en ‘Wat vind ik echt belangrijk?’.

 Ik zeg niet dat het antwoord op dit soort grote vragen meteen helder was op de dag van coaching of dat Irene je kant en klare antwoorden geeft… De motivational day was voor mij een ervaring waarin ze je ontzettend goed begeleidt naar jezelf, je kern toe.

Irene stelt doeltreffende vragen en ze luistert scherp. Ik heb inzichten gekregen, die ik nota bene zelf zei, maar niet hoorde. Zij was er voor mij om me daarvan bewust te maken en te spiegelen. Ik vind dat je op Irene’s manier jezelf ontzettend goed kunt ontdekken en richting krijgt in wat je wilt, wat je kunt, belangrijk vindt en wie je bent. Als je het mij vraagt is dit veel meer waard dan een keer goed advies krijgen van iemand, dat advies braaf opvolgen en vervolgens niet meer weten wat je daarna moet doen. Doordat het dus iets van jezelf wordt en van niemand anders (ook niet van Irene) kun je er mee aan de slag.

Irene, je hebt bij mij een proces in gang gezet dat ontzettend belangrijk voor me is. Ik kan wel zeggen, het meest kostbare proces wat ik als mens kon krijgen: de bewustwording van mezelf.

We zijn nu zo'n zes maanden verder na onze coachingsdag in Amsterdam en ik kan je zeggen dat ik er elke dag opnieuw de vruchten van pluk. Ik leid nu een leven wat me precies de juiste hoeveelheid energie kost en wat me energie geeft. Zodra dit uit balans gaat, word ik me daar snel bewust van en kan ik zelfstandig handelen.

Woorden die Irene’s werkwijze met juistheid omschrijven zijn voor mij: spiritueel, open, intuïtief, bekwaam, intens en inspireren.

Bianca, planner

Bianca, planner

Something was missing. Therefore Bianca visited Soul Island Ibiza in Amsterdam for a two day coaching. After an intense but interesting and pleasurable weekend full of life coaching, nature and awareness she now feels she’s on the right track again. Bianca deeply feels she’s at the start of an interesting lifechanging new journey.

Please, view her post (only in Dutch).

Kimberley, world traveller

Kimberley, world traveller

Kimberley went on a journey with 'Soul Island Ibiza' to let go of her old life and start a new one. When we started our road trip, she was ready for a change. She was gung-ho to get a revolution going. This created a dynamic exchange between us.

Our road trip was inspiring, beautiful and great fun. The transformation that I witnessed during those four days was impressive. Kimberley reclaimed her inner wisdom and intuition. What a privilege it was to be her guide. What a lot of courage, vulnerability and spirit my youngest guest showed.

I can proudly tell you that Kimberley is building the life of her dreams today. It’s a tremendous joy to see her shine on the new adventurous path she has chosen to go.

Please, view her post (only in dutch).

Erik, entrepreneur

Erik, entrepreneur

Erik, being on the crossroads of life, came to the island in search of direction. He’s now walking a new path. 

Please, view his post. 

Ina, tactile therapist, midwife & teacher

Ina, tactile therapist, midwife & teacher

A practice as a tactile therapist, is it really what I want? Besides this big question Ina came to kick the fear of failure so she could jump without fear. During our trip and stay together (Ina had booked the full retreat) everything could happen, because Ina is an adorable and open spirit. We had a trip that I still cherish, one in which everything was free and flowing.

Please, view her post.

Marleen, nurse & mother

Marleen, nurse & mother

Marleen (The Netherlands)

She lived in a world of pressure. Combining motherhood and career - and all the pressure that this entails – left her feeling exhausted and incomplete.

When Marleen came to the island she felt lost and unfulfilled. She was tired of being in her head all the time. She wanted to enthuse about life again and regain her sparkle. And so she did.

Please, view her post.

Anne, psychologist & writer

Anne, psychologist & writer

Anne initially came to me for a one day coaching, but found it so fulfilling and rewarding that she signed up for an extra three days. In her review the psychologist and writer explains why. “This way of coaching is far more effective than weeks of talking.”

Please, view her post.

Ingrid, manager

Ingrid, manager

When Ingrid came to Ibiza she truly got a unique experience.

Ibiza and the mainland suffered the worst December in 35 years. Water gushing down once dry river beds. A valley of almond trees up to their knees in water. Ancient towers and walls collapsing.

Luckily it was Ingrid as my Soul Island companion, because she embraced the situation completely. Despite the almighty downpour we had an amazing four days together. Everyday we were chasing the sun.

Please, view her post.

Danielle, researcher

Danielle, researcher

She was my youngest client so far and I will never forget Danielle, a sparkling young woman from Australia, who left her beloved country to live a life without regrets.

Besides exploring and enjoying the island she booked a trip with Soul Island Ibiza because she wanted to get clarity on what her best life would look like. She didn’t had a clue. Yet! We had a wonderful time together, but most important is that Danielle left Ibiza with a plan that made her soul shine.

Please, read her review about our trip.

Vera, designer

Vera, designer

When lovely and creative Vera was on a holiday in Ibiza, we went walking every day. She enjoyed it so much, that she started to call it the 'Irene Experience'.  If you want to know why, read her post. 

Bas, digital nomad

Bas, digital nomad

I’m so happy with the wonderful review Bas wrote about the four-day roadtrip we’ve made late September. Why am I so happy? Because he dares to be open. Bas tells profoundly and openly what the trip gave to him. 

Bas, thanks for our special journey together and for your comments. I’m grateful and happy that Ibiza and I could make you fly.

Please, view his post (only in Dutch)

Veer, traveller

Veer, traveller

Early October SOUL ISLAND IBIZA went on a four-day trip with Veronique from the Netherlands. She wanted to be challenged, to feel her strength again and to realize her dreams. To stop negative thoughts, to be fulfilled in everything she does and in stead of doubting, just to go for it.  

To be powerful, energetic and decisive in doing what she was born for she needed to stop being involved in the stories of others. 

Veronique is a radiant woman and a dedicated world traveler. We had a beautiful soultrip together and now an exciting future awaits her. Wow! 

Please, view her post.

Marcel, life coach, writer and controller

Marcel, life coach, writer and controller

I had no specific reasons to come to Ibiza, but I decided to do so because of two things: our wonderful dog Naya was born on Ibiza and I read the words Irene wrote about herself on this website. 

Irene and I visited many beautiful places during our time together, we talked a lot and did a number of excercises. Irene’s inspirational coaching gave me further insight into what I am going to do with my life in future.

Irene is a special woman. She’s completely herself all the time, warm, enthusiastic and creative. When I think of her, the first picture that comes to mind is Irene driving her car, singing loudly and out of tune (but with conviction!) to the soundtrack of the musical Hair. She clearly loves doing what she’s doing, which is infectious. It’s the Irene factor that made it all worthwhile.

Ingrid, teacher

Ingrid, teacher

At the age of 63 I was at a turning point in life. Within a month I would be a pensioner, I would stop the work of my heart. My new future frightened me. For the first time in my life there was no one to take care of, except me. My children were dispersed and happy, my husband had recently died.

And now what to do? How will I - after 38 years of fulltime work and taking care of others - give meaning to my life again? That question puzzled me when I came to the island. 

>> Click on the photo to read more.

Nadja, DJ & Producer

Nadja, DJ & Producer

With Irene I had the best time on Ibiza I could possibly imagine. She showed me secret walks along cliffs, climbing rocks, sneaking through forest and wild rosemary.  >> Click on the photo to read more...

Katrin, entrepreneur

Katrin, entrepreneur

'During my time in Ibiza I went on several day trips with Irene and it felt great to explore the island with her. Thanks to Irene's influence and imagination I experienced a magical week in Ibiza. Her passion for the island captured me straight away. Irene's selection of music to accompany our drives was perfect. She took me to the most secret and enchanting places in Ibiza. There we had many in-depth discussions, we swam and walked, took in the beauty of the island and apart from all this we laughed our heads off. 

Flow!

Thanks Irene for who you are and how you live your dreams. Very inspiring!'

Mark, Sales Manager

Mark, Sales Manager

Na het lezen over haar activiteiten op Ibiza, waarbij ze aangaf mensen uit het hoofd, in het hart te brengen om van daaruit te ontdekken, kwam bij mij al snel het gevoel dat dit mij wel eens verder zou kunnen helpen mijn nieuwe richting te vinden. 

Anne, psychologist / yoga teacher

Anne, psychologist / yoga teacher

So I volunteered to join Irene on this Ibiza Soul Road Trip, not knowing beforehand it was like a pilot for her new business. I was a witness when Irene drove to 'her' island with 'all' of her belongings. It didn't feel like this was someone moving to another country. 

Thomas, Architect

Thomas, Architect

… I was just fed up with looking like my father when I thought he really started to look old, having two kids who constantly complain about what I think is good for them, administering the household with or against my overworked wife and running after my dog to scratch his shit off the streets.