Speaker & Trainer

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My name is Christel Vogels (40), and I am a psychological coach and speaker.

I believe that practical insights in your own and other people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour help to make daily life a lot easier.

Psychology isn’t dry and theortical. It’s alive, it’s everywhere, and it can be fun! Those convictions form the basis of my Ship Psychology Method.

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Speciality Topics

Apart from practical psychology for daily life, I’m specialised in the following topics, based on my personal experiences:

Anxiety, Depression & Suicide

Anxiety and burn-out is a popular subject, but to me, it is only a prelude to the real issue: suicide awareness and prevention. Having survived chronic depression and recurring suicidal episodes throughout my life, I know that breaking the taboos can save lives, and I have made it my mission to do so.

The Ship Psychology Method is a comprehensible way to explain what depression does to a person, and how that can drive them to suicide. This is insightful for both people struggling with depression or suicidal ideation themselves, as well as people who have a loved one fighting this battle.

I speak plainly and openly about these topics, from personal experience and that of the many people I interviewed over the years. It’s a difficult subject, so I make a point of keeping the tone of my presentations light yet respectful at all times.

Practical psychology in business

Speaking from my years of experience in corporate environments, I also have presentations and workshops specifically geared towards a business audience. In these programs, I teach managers how to:

  • improve their personal effectivity, and that of their team,
  • handle conflicts more efficiently by avoiding escalations,
  • improve communication with their team as well as clients, suppliers and other third parties.

In addition, I also provide a presentation for manager to increase awareness of burn-out and depression from a business perspective, and what preventative actions a company can take, and what can be done to help an employee suffering from burn-out or depression recover.

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Languages:English & Dutch (Nederlands)
Types of events:Live stage
Webinars (live online or pre-recorded video)
Private events (company teams, families, etc.)
Location:Online = worldwide (Amsterdam-Berlin time zone)
Live = Netherlands, Belgium, Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen only).
The Covid-pandemic has limited my travel options for the time being, but contact me for online alternatives.

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