©2018 Arjanna van der Plas, pictures by Francisco Guijarro


I'd love to coach you on your journey!



Coaching has always been part of my professional life, both in group settings and with individuals. In the past 10 years, I’ve helped many leaders, startup teams and students to design the life they want to live, overcome mental barriers, and achieve their professional and personal goals.

I’m certified as a co-active coach by CTI, the largest in-person coach training school in the world, as well as by the International Coach Federation .


Moreover, I’m a yoga and meditation teacher (Yoga Tree, RYT200), which inspires me to incorporate mindfulness and somatic exercises in my coaching practice. I also draw from my background in industrial design engineering to find creative solutions for my clients’ challenges.

Besides my private coaching practice, I teach and coach at Berkeley Haas and am writing a book with 100 stories of homeless people with Stories Behind The Fog.


In my coaching sessions with Arjanna, I had various breakthroughs which changed the course of my life. I learned to value the work I do as a therapist and am therefore making more money at my work. I also learned not to settle in romantic relationships, and I am finally dating a man that is fantastic for me.


I could not have accomplished that all without the guidance and coaching I received from Arjanna. I am eternally grateful for what she helped me get in my life and feel that the tools she helped me access will benefit me forever. I highly recommend her as a coach to anyone who wants to improve their life and be more fully who they are.





What are your dreams, your passion, your unique life purpose? It's often surprisingly hard to come up with the answer on your own, but when you do know, making big life decisions becomes a lot easier.

Let's explore together what a fulfilling life looks like for you.  


So you know that you want to quit your job, or find the love of your life, or have a healthy lifestyle. You've actually known that for years, but how to turn that intention into action? 

Let me be your sparring partner, accountability buddy, and cheerleader to make your dreams happen.


Your mindset makes a big difference in achieving goals. We all have little voices in our head that tell us that we're not smart, strong or worthy enough.

Let's get to know these inner critics and explain to them that they don't have to fear your success.



You're unique, and so is your coaching trajectory. However, there are a few things that I can say about my approach to coaching.

I'm a coach. Not a mentor, and not a consultant. That means that I believe that you have the answers, and I'm simply here to mirror, champion and challenge you, and provide you with tools and exercises that might benefit you. Your coaching trajectory might be action-oriented or introspective, down-to-earth or deeply spiritual, based on what is beneficial for you in the moment.

With most of my coachees, I do bi-weekly 45-minute coaching sessions via Zoom, for 3-6 months. 

And if you're a nature lover like me, you might enjoy a walking coaching session!



Questions? Comments? Ideas?

Let me know!