Strengths-based Coaching

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

Strengths-based Coaching for professionals, entrepreneurs and executives. Identifying your talents and strengths and leveraging these for personal and professional success.


Strengths Based Coaching Accelerates Positivity and Performance

I use a strengths-based approach and Talent Assessments for professionals and StrengthscopeLeader™ for identification and development of leaders’ strengths and effective leadership behaviours. The modern strengths-based approach to managing people has been around for nearly 20 years. The central premise is that focusing on strengths is a more powerful way of accelerating learning and performance in organizations because it unlocks people’s talents, passion and energy, helping them to achieve excellence in areas more aligned with their natural strengths and personality. This approach doesn’t ignore weaker areas and other performance risks (including overdone strengths and psychological barriers).

Strengthscope® provides a comprehensive insight into all of these elements and is currently the only strengths assessment system with a 360 feature that has been certified by the British Psychology Society. Strengthscope® supports the release of positive energies, talents and strengths@work.

Research shows increasingly that using our strengths at work is more likely to lead to increased performance, positive energy, confidence and engagement. Strengths-based (personal) leadership 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 StrengthscopeLeader or Strengthscope/talent assessments. I am an accredited Strengths Coach and authorised to deliver Strengthscope®Assessments and Strengths-based Coaching & Consulting to individuals and leaders.

      • Developing self-awareness, confidence and resilience
      • Career development
      • Organizational development and improving agility
      • Building peak performing teams
      • Management and leadership development
      • Improving engagement, resilience and wellbeing
      • Building an inclusive and positive culture

Kitty Schaap MA, MSc

I am passionate about 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, leadership development and coaching experience in international fast-paced environments.

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

Please contact me if you want to know more about the Strengths-based services such as the StrengthscopeLeader Program. Per e-mail:, per phone: +31(6)46117697

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


Research and experience shows that in order to be effective, leaders need to understand how they can bring the best of themselves to their role to inspire and motivate others to perform at their peak.

The best leaders don’t only optimise their strengths and skills to build their unique ‘leadership edge’, they also work hard to overcome risk areas and develop leadership behaviours/habits in 4 key areas that ensure their effectiveness.

The StrengthscopeLeaderTM profile provides feedback on leaders’:

  • Unique strengths
  • Potential performance risk areas
  • Effectiveness across critical behaviours
  • Stakeholders’ level of confidence in their leader’s ability to deliver key organizational outcomes

Leadership Development | Strengths-based Development & Assessments,
Coaching & Workshops for Professionals