Awaris Team

Nancy Batens

Trainer, facilitator and coach

As a trainer, facilitator and coach, Nancy helps people grow and develop. She invites them to become more aware, look at their beliefs and gives them tools to take better care of themselves and their teams so that everybody wins. For more than 20 years she has been working with all levels across multicultural organisations all over Europe, both in the private and public sector.

Why am I working for Awaris?
I particularly like the blend between mindfulness and neuroscience, the combination of the basics and research. I also appreciate people seem to aim for walking the talk. Nancy joined the awaris team officially in 2022, but unofficially 2020, when she gave the course ‘Leadership Presence in Times of No Presence’.

Nancy Batens,
Trainer, facilitator and coach


  • Master in translation (Dutch-English-Italian)
  • Bachelor in Marketing and Advertising
  • NLP master-practitioner, coach and trainer
  • Non-violent communication
  • Postgraduate in Mindfulness (1 semester)
  • The work by Byron Katie
  • ACT
  • Stress-and burnout coach
  • CSR (=chronic stress reversal) coach Firstbeat Life partner


  • Mindful leadership
  • Stress and burnout prevention
  • Resilience
  • Assertiveness


  • English
  • Dutch

My Passion

Learning – Languages – Everything linked to resilience – Connecting

I like to help people get more resilient, by working on their stress, taking good care of themselves and getting more assertive. Mindfulness is a great tool for that. It can help you to first become aware of what you do (and/or not do), then create some ‘space’ so that you have a choice. ‘Don’t react, respond’

Nancy Batens,
Trainer, facilitator and coach