Are you facing redundancy or an uncertain future and are you looking to take control?

Are you losing sleep worrying how you are going to stand out from the crowd amidst the hundreds of applicants?
Do the events make you feel insecure and question your worth?
Are you feeling run down and exhausted spending hours filling in job application after job application with no results?

And would you love to:

  • feel confident about presenting yourself to potential employers?
  • be so clear and convincing about the value you have to offer you will never question your worth again?
  • actually get a response on the many applications you’re sending out?
  • enter job interviews with presence and positivity?
  • feel supported and guided in securing your job and managing these unprecedented times?

You have come to the right place

We are The Happy at Work Agency. Since 2007 it’s been our mission to help professionals thrive. We have gathered the best tools in our “RISE – Overcoming redundancy and getting a job you really want” programme: a structured approach that will help you direct your energy most effectively to secure your income and future.


We have a 3 step plan
to help you discover your unique selling point and value to the market
nd to source job opportunities you may be missing.

We can imagine you feel overwhelmed by all the questions in your head about how to make a positive change in your career right now. You may have already talked to friends or searched online for tools and tests in an attempt to get clarity on how to move forward. In our experience this can be helpful, but more often leaves you even more overwhelmed and not knowing where to start to actually progress in your endeavours.

A clear action plan is the most essential foundation professionals in your situation need. It allows you to stop wasting time on actions that won’t bring results and to work on securing your next job in a constructive and efficient way.  

That’s why we have created a unique structured approach to defining your next career step and landing your next job, that has proven success and is uplifting and easy to follow.  

Our 3 steps to landing your next job


Your Personal Brand

This step is about discovering your talents, knowing what makes you uniquely you and what you offer an organisation. We will help you identify industries and sectors that match your interests and expertise. Personal Branding is essentially about clearly communicating who you are, what you stand for and what value you have to offer to which specific organisations. Crafting your Personal Brand is your competitive advantage in a crowded market. 

By the end of step 1, you will have created your Personal Brand Statement and identified organisations you could work for and what jobs you could do.

You will learn:

  • To identify your talents and skills
  • To define your key qualities and know your positive traits
  • What makes you unique (your Unique Selling Point)
  • What you can offer an organisation
  • For which types of organisations you could work


Finding jobs & Networking

There are many more opportunities out there than you currently see or realise exist. You can learn how to source and create more opportunities. In this step, we help you expand and then focus your job search profile. This defines your job finding strategy.

By the end of step 2, you will have identified and be growing your network of contacts and be researching and finding jobs you would like to apply for.

You will learn:

  • How to research and find jobs
  • How to write your job search profile
  • What is a network?
  • How to map out your network
  • How to grow your network and create opportunities


Landing your job

In this step we help you create your CV, map out your action plan and prepare for job interviews so you feel ready to create impact and land your next job.  

By the end of step 3, you will have created your CV, know how to apply for jobs and be prepared for interview.

You will learn:

  • How to create your standout personal brand CV
  • How to prepare for your job interview and feel calm and confident
  • How to gather essential information about companies you are applying to
  • The 3 Key Questions your application needs to answer

Videos and worksheets in our online academy plus
the help of our experienced
Certified Happy at Work Coaches

Based in the Netherlands, working with clients from all over the world, we have a large team of professional and experienced coaches, trained in our “RISE –  Overcoming redundancy and getting a job you really want” methodology. The coaches below work online and in English and would be thrilled to help you make a positive career change! Feel free to set up a discovery call with one of them to discuss your current situation and learn more about how they can help.

our experienced
Certified Happy at Work Coaches

Natasha Wardle

I am Natasha Wardle, the Lovely Life Coach and I will help you find the courage, creativity and joy in making your life work for you.  I draw on twenty years’ experience in the field of personal and spiritual development and offer practical and proven techniques which you too can learn and apply from NLP, Somatic (Embodiment) Coaching, Mindfulness and the world’s major faiths and spiritual traditions.

The sphere of employment is changing which means that there are new opportunities to be found.  I can show you how to be agile, adaptive and responsive so that you can flourish, thrive and actualise your potential. Together we will work on your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual self, so that you can live life fully and foundation a deep-rooted wellbeing within, independent of external circumstances.

I specialize in working with those who are struggling particularly with ‘lifeshocks’, including redundancy, personal loss and life transitions. I have experience in working with the broken and the brave from many backgrounds including conflict and war and the criminal justice system.  These amazing people have shown me as I will show that you can be unshakeable and awesomely okay no matter what.

Brett Dawson

My name is Brett Dawson. As a quality of life change catalyst, I help professionals improve their quality of life by helping them to explore and make strategic changes to the way they earn a living. For the past 25 years, I have worked as a chemical engineer in four different industries for some well-known organisations. I have designed and achieved several significant changes in my career, adapted to three redundancies and survived an unemployment stretch that lasted just over a year.

As a visionary and a futurist, I take an open-minded approach to helping you set and achieve goals. One of my superpowers is my infinite curiosity, which I use to explore your strengths and talents so that you can truly understand your unique offering to the world. I leverage my natural strengths of being a quick learner and a high achiever to drive performance. This enables me to help you to focus on what needs to be done, develop a plan that will give you direction and purpose and give you the courage and resilience you need to keep taking action, even on the tough days. 

Mandi Brandriss

My name is Mandi Brandriss. From early on in my career I knew that I wanted to help people become the best versions of themselves. I combine an education in business with a love of people. As a corporate recruiter and HR partner in large hi-tech companies, I was fascinated by the importance of person-organization fit as a measure of job satisfaction and fulfilment.

As a purpose driven career coach, I believe that at the core of a fulfilling career is finding your purpose. I work with you to uncover what it is that you really, really want to be doing. Together we identify what is holding you back from achieving your goals and work on showing up as the best, most authentic version of yourself.
I help you love the life you have while creating the life of your dreams.

Mirian van Leeuwen

I am Mirian van Leeuwen, an experienced career coach, outplacement- and mobility consultant and interim corporate recruiter. Working from a Positive Psychological perspective makes me an excellent coach to help you gain a clear perspective in your talents and who you really are.

My extensive knowledge of the recruitment market will help you with defining realistic goals and gain insight into your possibilities in the job market.

Do you know who you want to be in the workplace? What kind of job brings out the best in you and uses your talents to the maximum? And in what kind of environment do you thrive? I would love to help you get clarity on these important questions.


We would love to help you!

We can help you in our group programme or in an individual coaching programme. Please contact us on support@thehappyatworkagency.nl if you want to learn more about our group programme or contact one of the Happy at Work Coaches above for more information on one-to-one career coaching.

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