Connect Coffee monthly meetings are organized by Bintou Keita. Though, today meeting was hosted by Marie Dewulf at her beautiful home. We should have been focusing on one topic ”honouring our needs” presented by Marie, but instead of that we were honoring our needs and talking about so many things at the same time (put in one room lots of women and for sure you will hear a lot of fascinating stories). As there were so many international and special women from Ivory Cost, Belgium, Ecuador, Turkey, Poland, Romania and Indonesia. The fantastic mix. One of the ladies asked Marie and me as we are both coaches: ‘’Does the coach need a coach?’’. Very interesting question and the answer from both of us was: ’’Yes’’. We are only people with the same feelings as anybody else. At the same time in order to be professional we do need to work on our own issues and to improve our coaching skills, to be able to be truly with the client and for the client. Moreover, the topics took us to Romanian ceramic (we could actually touch it and see its beauty) and to Strozzi International Female Choir. Amazing how much you can learn just by being with others and how much we do have in common despite different nationalities. It was a great place to meet new people, reconnect with your friends and network.