Dieter Pauwels

creative life coaching

  • Founder Dieter Pauwels International
  • Creator of the Active Shift ® Coaching Program
  • Life Strategy Coach
  • Career Consultant
  • Next Level Business Strategist

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"I would recommend Dieter Pauwels as a life coach to anyone seeking a way to better themselves professionally, emotionally, and spiritually. Personal life coaching not only helped me to discover and appreciate the unique gifts, talents and abilities I have been blessed with,but also how to use these gifts to reach my life and career goals. Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the wonderful awakening Dieter helped me to achieve. Personal coaching was truly a life changing experience for me and one I will benefit from for an entire lifetime". (Sean G.)

Coaching Philosophy

My philosophy on personal life coaching and transformational change is based on the belief that people have a positive core or essence, a unique and positive way of being in the world, based upon individual talents, capabilities and resources.

Just as an acorn contains within it all the potential to be a magnificent oak tree, each individual has the talents and resources within themselves to develop and maximize their true and positive potential.

At the heart of coaching lies a process of positive inquiry created through communication. It is only through conversations and the words we use that we create our own perspective of the world, which greatly influences our intentions and subsequent actions.

This process implies an openness to discover, and a willingness to learn through appreciative and honest feedback. Positive questions will direct the focus of our conversations and elicit positive change.

People grow and change in the direction of what they consciously focus on. Positive inquiry focuses on possibilities rather than problems; it illuminates the positive core in people.

Personal coaching allows people to move toward an inspired vision of a desirable future instead of focusing on the restraints of their present situation.

Positive inquiry is about honoring the past, celebrating the present, and realizing the future, today!

At the end, coaching is about personal power. It brings out the best in people, and inspires them to appreciate and support the best in others!


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I'm a Certified Professional Coach, trainer, speaker and author. I work one-to-one with my coaching clients to help them better identify and achieve the results they want in their career, work and life. As a personal coach, my main focus is on life coaching, career counseling and executive business coaching.

I'm fully aware that the public perception of coaching is mixed. When people hear the words life coach or personal coach, they often think I'm supposed to be some kind of all-knowing, all-wise guru, having all the life skills and answers to people's problems. I'm not here as some kind of guru to tell you what to do or how to live your life. I believe that you are the expert on your life.

There is nothing magical or mysterious about the life coaching strategies, principles and personal development tools I share with my coaching clients. However, the results are often life changing.

For most, we tend to believe we already should have all the answers—for our own lives  and for the lives of others. After all, our experience tells us that certain things are true.

It is not always obvious and it even feels counter-intuitive to admit we need some help to find a  solution or strategy to overcome our problems, face our fears, shift perspectives, create accountability or develop a positive action plan.

We think we know all the answers because we are so immersed in our own world, in our own way of thinking, that we’ll do or say anything that validates our own point of view.

When you look at your life - from the inside out - as something you are creating, rather than having  external circumstances or others create it for you, you can take full responsibility for your own life's experiences.

But if you don’t get clear and take control of all the stuff inside of you that’s running your life, nothing you do or say will help get what you really want.

Living a life you choose and creating the results you want comes down to asking yourself a few fundamental and powerful questions.

  • What do I want?
  • How will I know when I get it?
  • What is preventing me from having it now? 
  • What will happen when I get it?
  • What will I have or become through getting it?

Perhaps you've never really taken the time or created the space to ask yourself these basic questions.

I'm convinced that you already have the answers to your own solution.
The problem is, either you don't know (yet) how to discover it, or you avoid discovering it.

I have more than 20 years of accumulated experience in personal development, sales, marketing and coaching. I've had the opportunity and privilege to study and mentor with leading industry life coaches experts and trainers, including Jim Rohn, Bob Proctor, and Anthony Robbins.

My international experience in sales and executive management positions with leading organizations in the United States, Europe and Asia has given me a unique, cross cultural perspective into the dynamics of personal development and professional success.

My international and varied life experience enables me to have an open-minded approach to provide the attitude, mindset and skills needed to empower others to create the results they want.

I'm a Certified NLP Coach from the NLP and Coaching Institute of California. I work with both personal and corporate clients to better identify and achieve their personal and business outcomes. I also hold a Bachelor's Degree of Business Administration and a Bachelor's Degree of Information Sciences from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

My intention and goal as a professional personal coach is to help you get clear on what you want, learn and discover the best way for you to move forward and create the results and success you  really want in your personal and/or professional life.


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Mission Statement
  • To support and lead people to a point where they can make significant changes in their personal and professional lives.
  • To assist people in achieving consistent results in the most important areas of their lives.
  • To inspire others through the work I love, and guide them toward becoming more resourceful and developing their true potential.
  • To help influence the development of individuals and organizations, I pledge myself to a process of ongoing learning and feedback, so that together we can seek a deeper sense of fulfillment and balance, that comes from a journey guided by purpose, growth and understanding.
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"Infinite success is possible for all of us, whether with our careers or with our personal and business relationships. Dieter's life and business coaching directed me to my infinite success possibilites. He displayed genuine enthusiasm in my achievements while still holding me accountable for making it happen. Thank you, Dieter, for reminding me of the ultimate time management adage: "A yes to one thing is always a no to another." We are never too old, savvy or busy to incorporate personal development coaching into our hectic lives.

Platinum-selling musicians have singing coaches, Grammy-nominated movie stars have acting coaches, world-class atheletes have training coaches. I highly recommend Dieter Pauwels. His coaching and training is an investment into your most valuable business tool: yourself."  (Marla Rains C.)

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