Steven S. Naarden is an addiction recovery coach at Visions by Promises. He is also a leadership coach at INSEAD’s MBA Programme. He runs his own executive coaching company in Singapore and is a practicing singer and musician.
Steven holds an MSc in Consulting and Coaching for Change from INSEAD, a diploma in Drug & Alcohol Counselling, a certificate in the Psychology of Addiction and Recovery from Stanford Medicine, and others.
Steven grew up in the Netherlands and the US and subsequently lived in the UK, Switzerland, and Singapore. He speaks fluent Dutch and English and conversational German. Steven’s business career spanned twenty years, managing finance and HR projects across the globe for UBS, Chevron BP, Deloitte in the UK, and Blackrock in Singapore. And an ACRA registered director, helping a Scottish company establish itself in APAC. In Switzerland, he studied Jungian psychology and worked as an addiction counselor, before moving back again to Singapore.
Steven believes that we are driven by unconscious patterns and as such his approach is trauma-informed and rooted in psychodynamic and archetypical concepts. Steven aims to help his clients to ford the river between unconscious and consciousness, becoming better able to cross from one life phase into the next and from addiction and dependency into self-actualization.