About Elisabeth


How to position yourself as a creative leader who Inspires, Empowers, and Transforms Lives!!

The only journey is the one within ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Elisabeth’s training and job experience::

  • Award-Winning Artist
  • Vast experience working for international corporations in sales, interpretor  and HR in Europe and Australia
  • Certified Coach (CPCC) – The Coaches Training Institute (CTI)
  • Partner Coach at the Wholistic Woman Retreats
  • Member of the ICF Maryland Chapter
  • Fluent in Dutch (mother tongue), English, German, French 
  • Founder and Creative CEO of Quality Within, LLC inspiring creativity
  • Coordinator of the ICF Coffee Meets in Frederick, MD
  • Workshop developer, leader and facilitator
  • Art Instructor

Elisabeth’s Story

Passion: Creating Awareness through Art

Elisabeth, born and raised in the Netherlands founded in 2011 Quality Within, LLC where she is the creative force empowering women..

After an international career in the corporate world and when her son and daughter left home for college she decided it was time to follow her life long passion of painting. She took her first art lesson and never looked back. Once she embarked on that journey it felt like coming home. She is now in the business of helping others to find joy, balance and purpose.

Elisabeth is also passionate about a healthy lifestyle, and finds her inspiration in nature.

Elisabeth’s mission is to create awareness and achieve insight, growth and promote problem solving through art. She works with clients from Tokyo, Dubai to Amsterdam in Dutch and English.

Frederick, November, 2016

Creativity * Clarity * Confidence * Choice  * Change

By working with your natural Creativity you will connect to your inner core getting Clarity as to who you truly are. Having a deeper understanding of self will give you the Confidence to make educated Choices resulting in lasting Change.

Partner Coach at Wholistic Woman Retreats


Wholistic Woman Retreats is a community of women dedicated to being their best through personal and professional development activities and programs. We believe that to be great leaders of our lives we must first be self-aware. When we practice knowing and accepting ourselves more we discover choices – to learn, adapt, and grow more fully into the women we want to be.

 Past workshops

Vendor with Certified Professional Coach Dory Halati at 


International Iranian-American Women Conference

in Bethesda, November 13, 2016


Find out what your Super Power is 

Speaker at the 2016 Capital Coaches Conference

organized by the ICF 


Revealing the unconscious with paint – visual and verbal language




 Quarterly ICF Coaches Coffees – 1 CCEU

Coaches and anyone interested in coaching is welcome. Attendance is free of charge.

Contact Elisabeth 


October 27, 2017

Coordinator of the
International Coach Federation (ICF)

Quarterly Coaches’ Coffee meetings

Next meeting is January 26, 2018 at the Common Market in Frederick, MD


Presentation by Brian O’Brian 

The Physics of Happiness

What if happiness, contentment, risk, and dissatisfaction could be predicted?  What if you could quantify what you already know?   Would that help your practice?

This may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  Math and physics is not how coaches typically describe things.  But isn’t part of our spirit…our message….to build a better vocabulary?  Math and physics is merely a language that describes what we see.   Would you be willing to consider it?  I’m not saying it’s true.   But it sure seems to work!!









Eight brave coaches trying very hard NOT to think

Presentation/Workshop about Revealing the Unconscious with paint. 

Coaching with another modality using the visual language expressing what you have not been able to articulate in verbal language.

In one word: Insightful.

Elisabeth is the  coordinator  of a group of professional coaches that meets quarterly in Frederick, MD. We hope you will consider joining us at our next meeting. We meet from 8:30 – 10:00 am at The Common Market (http://www.commonmarket.coop), a cool health food store located at 5728 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD, 21704.

Contact Elisabeth  for dates of upcoming meetings and to be added to our mailing list.



Click here to view Elisabeth Vismans’ oil paintings.

Click here to see Quality Within workshops/classes.

Click here to see Paint and Wine with Elisabeth events.

Click here to see Elisabeth’s Art classes at the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo.

Painting and Horses – A workshop for Coaches


Painting & Horses: A Workshop for Coaches

By Joy Goldman, PCC  Secretary, ICF MD Chapter

September 29th was an overcast and dreary day, not unlike many of the days the latter part of September and early October.  I was one of sixteen lucky people who got to participate in Elizabeth Herman’s and Elisabeth Vismans’ ICF-Maryland’s workshop on painting and horses, and their use in coaching. This three-hour workshop was held on the beautiful Four-Quarters Farm in Hampstead, MD.  
After introductions, Elisabeth introduced us to our first hour of painting.  Her coaching to us was to suspend the judging mind and to be present to the colors that were speaking to  … (read more)


Empower yourself through free expression !!

Louisville, CO – May 2013


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