with your
true nature

Transformational coaching for high performers who want to live their full potential.

I believe by restoring our connection with nature, we restore our connection with self.”

I help you
navigate through
the jungle of life


i’m passionatE about
(Human) nature,
that’s why i’m COACHING

I’m Aranka

I’m the founder of Junglebirds and Lots of Lesvos, the (co-) author of 7 books and a professional coach (Master NLP, NeuroSemantics, RETaC). I’m dedicated to lead you on your inner journey to become the wise person and leader you are meant 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 a life changing experience?

join one of our transformation quests

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

there’s always more

What’s your purpose?

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 these phrases resonate with you…

How do you feel

I feel stuck and out of flow
Reconnect with your true nature and tap into an endless (re)source. 

I’m very successful, but I miss something
Discover how to live a fulfilled life by trusting your inner wisdom.

I don’t have enough money/skills/experience to do what I truly desire
You can have a lifelong feeling of not being good enough until you transform your beliefs.

I suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety
Gain insight in how emotions work to gain control over your life again.

I’ve done so many things, I’d like to deepen my transformation process
Increase your awareness and expand your consciousness to grow personally and professionally.

…then I invite you on an adventurous journey to reconnect with your inner purpose and unleash your full potential.

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 like to study neuroscience and Shamanic healing 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
  • Break free from
    limiting beliefs
    and emotions
  • Create more
    meaning in
    your life
  • Experience
    feelings of

I believe with restoring our connection with nature, we restore our connection with self and the other way around. And the world needs that more than ever!

I’m inspired by great leaders like Jane Goodall, Brené Brown, Richard Branson, Kevin Richardson, Ghandi, Walt Disney and Kuki Gallman.

Finding your


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.

Transformation quest

The Transformation Quest is inspired by the Vision Quest, an age-old ritual in which indigenous people retreat to nature to discover their purpose in life, often through visions. It is traditionally a solitary pilgrimage marking a period of transition, preceded in many cultures by fasting and meditation. During a transformation quest you immerse yourself in nature from 1-4 days without food, phone or other distraction.

This is a journey without paved roads, train tickets or booked hotels. A journey through the jungle of your thoughts, across the river of your emotions, beyond the mountains of your beliefs, in the deep caves of your soul. A journey that will transform your life and initiate a new beginning.

“Aranka knows how to
stimulate you to put aside
all blinders, beliefs or obstacles.
She helps you to bring out what
you feel and know inside and
to convert that into a
vision and a plan.”

Annette Gerritsen
Marketing and communication
at Topsport Amsterdam

“Aranka is passionately
driven to make a positive
change in both people’s lives
as in the world. She is a very
skilled purpose coach that
I highly recommend.”

Ben Steenstra
Co-Founder TheONE

“Aranka is a great coach,
she really helped me to sharpen
my purpose. She is a good 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

“i’m concerned about all human life. i found it sad for humans not knowing who they really are. that’s why i call it the illusion. this is the change of times…”

Chief Nowaten in the wonderful movie Down To Earth.

invest in
your future

By investing in your own future, you also invest in a more inclusive and sustainable future for everyone. Part of our profit is send to The Junglebirds Foundation, that envisions a world in which people and nature thrive.