Discover Your Professional Potential With Trainer Sylvia

At Aurai, we strive to help trainees grow into their role as professional consultants. To encourage trainees to have to confidence they need to succeed, we help them get into the right headspace for their assignment. We help trainees strengthen their professional capabilities - like expectation management, leadership qualities and fostering work relations that help pave the way for impressive results and happy clients.

What is your role at Aurai? 

I work as a coach and trainer Personal Development at Aurai, through my own company GripFound. 

What made you choose a career as a coach – and why with Aurai?

I am a graduated Occupational-and Organizational Psychologist  and I am specialized in training and coaching people in the field of personal and professional development. Discovering and developing insights into yourself, your possibilities and skills and then taking action; that’s what I help you with. In order to increase your personal effectiveness at work and thus to develop as a professional.

That is also the reason why I work as a trainer and coach. I want you to experience that through development, you can deal with things a lot easier, have a better understanding of yourself and others and make conscious choices in what you want and how you want it. If a penny suddenly drops with my coach during conversations, it can give such freedom and so many possibilities arise!

Through Frank (Manager Operations) I started a conversation about a role as trainer/coach within Aurai. I enjoy working for Aurai because of what the company offers their trainees; a wonderful traineeship with plenty of development opportunities and an employer that invests heavily in its people. I see the bridge that the Aurai traineeship builds between studying and the business world as very valuable for both trainees and clients.

Why human skills versus hard skills? 

As a professional you need hard skills to be able to carry out your work substantively and you need human skills to be able to communicate about your work, to be able to collaborate with people who may act differently than you, to provide constructive feedback. being able to give and receive, and to gain insight into the goals and needs of your discussion partner from your role as a consultant. A small selection of the possibilities of human skills.

Therefore, as far as I’m concerned, it’s not about human skills versus hard skills, but about ‘and’. These two types of skills are inextricably linked. And this is preaching for your own parish, but human skills are perhaps even more difficult to learn.

What is the added value of these trainings?

Creating insights and awareness about human skills and working on applying them. If you understand what you normally do, you hold the key to making a different choice. In addition, we do a lot on autopilot. I challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and do or say something different than usual. You will see that this is where your growth potential lies!