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Meet Your Host: Mabel Vonk

Leadership & Team Coach | poet | Founder of  Wisdom Tables

Hi, my name is Mabel and I’m interested in our common human experience and exploring what it means to be human beyond our identities so that we can come to a better understanding of ourselves, others and our interconnectedness. 

I find the more we do this, we become less rigid and more flexible, less judgmental and more tolerant, less fearful and more loving.


And I think that’s when we start to become more impactful in our lives, as leaders, coaches, teachers, parents - as positive change makers.

Other things you might like to know about me: 

  • I'm a Leadership and Team coach. All my transformational engagements are based in the latest neuroscience, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching. My clients are extraordinary people, often at the forefront of change to make this world a better place. 

  • I have a BA in Language and Culture studies. Yes, I essentially studied words and I continue to be deeply fascinated by how they shape our reality and the world that exists beyond them.

  • I have a Masters Degree in International Professional Communication and an Advanced Masters Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy. For my thesis on economic inequality in Panama, I deciphered tons of financial statements of multinational corporations and helped expose the non-linkages between high economic growth and economic development.

  • Working with refugees at UNHCR Ecuador I experienced vicarious trauma – just like many others humanitarians working at the front lines and have experience with burn out.

  • I am the North-American Consultant for UNUM, a NGO with projects in El Salvador and Costa Rica that works towards personal-development in an international development setting.

  • I am on the Advisory Board of the Tapona Foundation, an impact organization that offers an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem to tackle persistence problems of poverty, business skills, and inconsistency financial support facing early- entrepreneurs and women in low-income communities.

  • I speak 6 languages, and lived and worked in 10 countries.

  • I’m a poet.

  • If I could only teach you one thing, it’d be how to learn to love life.