Designing Your Life Certified Coaches

MIDDLE EAST

David Desplaces

David Desplaces

Charleston, South Carolina & Dubai

I’m fortunate to have served in various roles from consultant, board member, to tenured faculty member. I have almost 20 years of experience as an educator, I’m a published academic author, I have extensive executive and entrepreneurial experience, an active community volunteer, but more importantly I consider myself a change agent. Coaching is an act of service. My personal coaching approach allows my clients to explore both the heart and the mind in their personal and work lives. I enjoy exploring the genius in each of them.

Stella Mandehou

Stella Mandehou

Europe (France), Middle East (Dubai), Asia (Singapore)

Stella is an international career development professional with over 15 years of global experience working with clients through career coaching and training delivery to help them define clearly their dreams and equip them with the tools to make their dreams a reality. Stella is currently heading the Career Development team at INSEAD that supports the career journey of Executives in France, Abu Dhabi and Singapore and spends her time between these three locations. In the past, she held leadership roles in higher education while living in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the west coast of the US. She has coached countless clients on their career development journey from undergraduate to masters, executive and PhD levels. Stella holds a BA in Management & Business Administration, an MSc in International Management and an MBA with highest honors. She currently serves as the Director of Communications at the Board of the MBACSWP Alliance and was the initiator and curator of a regional “think tank” in 2012, Middle East Career Development Conference, that run for 4 consecutive years.

Selma Serger

Selma Serger

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a coach for management teams and executives, a facilitator and a leadership mentor who is keen to help professionals realize their goals, live their dreams, and thrive in not just their careers but also lives. My coaching niche has evolved by combining my extensive executive experience with a fast paced but rich coaching education. My coaching approach blends various coaching principles with the latest research data on neuroscience, emotional intelligence and human evolution behavior and as such is a unique combination of science and creativity based Designing Your Life methodology.

Sinem Bahadirli

Sinem Bahadirli

Ireland, Turkey

She began her professional career in Google, Ireland. From customer experience to sales, she worked in different roles and managed various projects for Google's digital marketing and advertising products, mainly in the UK, Ireland and Turkey. During her time in Google, she designed mentoring programs, worked in building the coaching culture in EMEA sales organisation and mentored Irish startups. After leaving Google, she founded Positive Coaching Center, offering coaching, mentoring and facilitating workshops for businesses, young professionals and entrepreneurs. In her coaching approach, respecting the authenticity of every individual, by applying positive coaching tools and methods, she helps her clients to discover and build on their personal strengths, broadens access to the person’s intellectual and psychological resources, resulting in improved performance. Her field of work includes, but not limited to, changing perceptions, dysfunctional beliefs & behaviours that are limiting to reach one’s potential, optimising work performance, improving communication skills, increasing productivity, expanding career opportunities, increasing self-confidence, managing work/life balance.