Aranka Wise Leadership Coach


Transformational coaching for leaders who want to live and leave a meaningful legacy.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Leadership starts
at the roots;
within yourself

Do you dare to TAKE

I’m Aranka

I’m the founder of Junglebirds and Lots of Lesvos, the (co-) author of 7 books, a speaker and a professional coach (Master NLP, NeuroSemantics, RETaC). I am committed to guiding you on your inner journey to becoming the wise individual and leader you are destined to be.

I help CEO’s, leaders, artists and sport athletes to reconnect with their true nature and live an empowered and meaningful life.


Ready for some real stuff?

join one of MY quests

are you a successful entrepreneur or LEADEr and do you feel there’s more to life?

there’s always more

How are you leading?

You are a CEO, leader or high performing professional at a crossroad in your life. You are ready for a next phase, but need some guidance along the way. Do you want to…

How do you feel

Be more authentic as a leader
Dive into your personal leadership so that you can become the leader you are meant to be.

Live a purposeful life
Discover how to live a fulfilled life by connecting with a higher goal.

Find peace of mind and balance
Gain insight in how emotions work and get control over your life again.

Enhance your team dynamics 
Develop your prosocial skills to cultivate increased engagement and foster a healthier work environment.

Level up your leadership
Increase your (self) awareness to grow and leave an inspiring and long-lasting legacy.

… Then I invite you on a quest to reconnect with your true nature and level up your leadership.

what can you expect?

my way of coaching

We have an online discovery session to see if it’s a match. I only coach people who I believe I can be of true value to and are as dedicated as I am.

I’m a certified professional NLP coach by Robbie Steinhouse at NLP School in London and a member of the International Coach Federation. I’m also a certified NLP Master by Robert Dilts at the NLP University in Santa Cruz. In the past 20 years I followed several Neuro Semantics trainings with Michael Hall and Wassili Zafiris and did the RETaC foundation training. Besides that I’m interested in neuroscience and indigenous practises.

I have a down to earth way of coaching and I like painting outside of the box. I’m supportive, though not afraid to challenge you, always with respect and an open mind.

  • Better
  • Live a more
  • Leave
    a positive
  • Become
    a wiser person
    and leader

A Wise Leader makes choices based on the common good and has a purpose aligned with what the world needs today.

Jane Goodall, Brené Brown, Richard Branson, Kevin Richardson, Ghandi, Walt Disney and Kuki Gallman inspire me as wise leaders. I use their strategies in helping my clients grow. Wanna know more?

REConnect with your true nature


This e-book is for successful performers that are looking for more meaning in their life. It contends questions exercises and insights that help you discover your true purpose.


In a beautiful place in the middle of nature, I personally guide you to design your personal Wise Leadership Compass. Together, we explore the three dimensions of the wisdom compass, gaining clarity on:

• Your strengths in wise leadership and areas that require attention.
• The beliefs and emotions that either limit or support your leadership journey.
• Defining your mission, vision, and purpose.
• Cultivating authentic leadership qualities.

By the quest’s end, you’ll emerge with a concrete roadmap – your personalized Wise Leadership Compass – guiding you forward. Armed with newfound clarity and confidence, you’ll be empowered to lead authentically, with compassion and wisdom, in all areas of your life.

Aranka Portugal

“Aranka is a great coach.
She is an empathetic
listener, does not judge,
and follows her
intuition to challenge to
dream big and be as
concrete as possible.”

Vincent van Wissem
owner van Wissem Consultancy.

“Aranka’s knowledge,
clear and transparent approach
has ensured that I have a clearer
picture of who I am and which
path I want to take.”

Nicci Severens
Founder Lotus Sailing

“Aranka is an inspiring
coach who has given
me many new insights.
She creates the perfect
to get started
with new ideas right away.”

Kim Roza
Manager Ivoren Wachttorens

“Aranka knows how to
stimulate you to put aside
all your blinkers, beliefs or obstacles.
She helps to create a vision
and convert that into reality.”

Annette Gerritsen
Marketing and communication
at Topsport Amsterdam