Career | Talent | Leadership

Discover and develop your strengths for career success.

The best way to achieve great results, high performance and job satisfaction is through your strengths.

Are you using yours?

Research shows increasingly that using our strengths at work is more likely to lead to increased performance, positive energy, confidence and engagement. Strengths-based coaching and programmes can be of great added value to positive professional development when conducted in the right context and with the right methodology such as Strengthscope. I am an accredited Strengths Coach and authorised to deliver Strengthscope®Assessments and Strengths-based Coaching & Consulting to individuals and leaders.

Identify your strengths and find opportunities to put your strengths to work in a way that maximises your career success as well as your personal job satisfaction.

Your best bet for success lies in building on who you already are, not in trying to become someone you’re not.

Personal Leadership | Unlock your potential, release your strengths

``Everybody needs a Coach``

Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google ~``The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.``
Authentic, effective, strengths-based leadership

``The best leadership decision I have ever made during my entire career at Microsoft was the decision to start working on my own and my team’s strengths``

Jan Mühlfeit, author of the Positive Leader and former Chairman of Microsoft
About me
Kitty Schaap MA, MSc

I am passionate about talent, career and leadership development, helping people to achieve their potential. My consulting and coaching work is anchored in positive psychology and adopts a strengths-based approach. I hold a Master’s degree in Cultural Sciences and MSc in Management with specialisation Strategic Human Resource Management and I am a certified Strengths coach (Strengthscope).

Besides a strong theoretical background I have had a varied career in HR and gained broad HRM and coaching experience in international fast-paced environments, some companies I worked for are Shell, Sotheby’s, Amoco BP, Sony, Merck Millipore.

Having spent many years learning how to develop and engage people in organisational settings, I am very committed to helping people achieve their potential and accelerate their performance through coaching and training. An inspiring and enthusiastic professional, no-nonsense approach, good sense of humour, analytical,empathetic, practical and performance driven.

I am Strengthscope®Accredited and authorised to deliver Strengthscope®Assessment and Strengths-based Coaching & Consulting to individuals and leaders.

My top 7 strengths (Strengthscope) are; Collaboration, Common sense, Empathy, Critical thinking, Result Focus, Self-improvement, Developing others.

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Do you have questions, would you like more information, schedule an appointment?

Interested in the Strengths-based Career development,Talent and Leadership Development services?

Kitty Schaap MA, MSc

+31(6) 46 11 76 97

What clients say:

I have experienced the coaching by Kitty as genuine and honest, which made it easy to open and felt comfortable doing so (getting out of the comfort zone). I sincerely endorse Kitty to any organization or individual that is concerned in working with a highly committed and enthusiastic coach. P.A. Huis, General Manager

The part were also my colleagues shared their input was an thought-provoking mirror, very constructive and thanks to the professional coaching by Kitty, I have never experienced it as opposing or adverse. With the conclusion of the assessment in hand and the question in mind “now what?” Kitty has helped me greatly with the follow up being the one-on-one coaching sessions. What impressed me about Kitty is her ease and enormous bag of experiences, from where she turns many of her reflections into easy to grasp and relate to examples, that did trigger challenged me in self-reflections.

In 2017 Kitty Schaap guided me through a for me ‘eye-opening’ journey, being the Strengthscope leadership development program. This development gave me a lot of unexpected, yet very helpful, understandings on myself, which helped me to further mature myself as a professional (but also as a human being), certainly behavior wise I’ve learned a lot. Perchance one of the most imperative lessons learned has been the affect on other people, something that I was entirely oblivious off. Alex, Business Development Manager

Very thought provoking and useful to discover my own unique strengths and how my strengths and leadership behaviours are perceived and rated by others (360° feedback). Also the concept of strengths in overdrive, and how to mitigate performance risks is very useful, I’ve gained some great insights.

With the conclusion of the assessment in hand and the question in mind “now what?” Kitty has helped me greatly with the follow up being the one-on-one coaching sessions. – General Manager, Thermaflex

It is very good to look at things from different perspectives than I was used to…. The path of possibilities instead of the path of obstacles. Kitty, thank you very much for the good professional coaching that really focused on me as a person ” Sales Manager, Miele

“Strengthscope® has provided me with the greatest insight compared with any other psychometric testing I have completed in my career.”  Manager, Siemens

SSC Certified Practioner

Strengthscope identifies what is unique about each individual. Each person is different, with a unique range of underlying strengths. The Strengthscope® System recognizes this and, unlike other assessment systems, doesn’t oversimplify human nature by putting people into narrow personality boxes.It ensures people get clarity on their natural strengths so they can realise their full potential. It enables self-awareness and empowerment.

Strengthscope® is one of very few assessments to have achieved registered test status with the British Psychological Society, which represents the global gold standard for psychometric design. It is the only strengths assessment available globally to have achieved this standard and is a unique set of strengths-based assessment tests. The only  strengths-based assessment system with multi-rater profilers enabling co-workers and stakeholders to provide feedback. And it offers the most comprehensive method of strengths assessments and strengths profiling on the market today.

Unlock and develop potential for more energy, authenticity and to achieve peak performance.

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion. -Simon Sinek


The best leadership decision I have ever made during my entire career at Microsoft was the decision to start working on my own and my team’s strengths -Jan Mühlfeit, author of the Positive Leader and former Chairman of Microsoft

Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.

There is no more effective way to empower people than to see each person in terms of his or her strengths. – Don Clifton

Identifying people’s strengths (and what they do right) and building on them creates more benefit than identifying weaknesses (or what they do wrong) and trying to correct them.

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses. -Marilyn vos Savant

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary – Steve Jobs