Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
Jon Passaro is a professional development coach based in Paris, France who works with a global English- and French-speaking clientele including lawyers, entrepreneurs, artists and academics who all share a commitment to excellence and well-being. Prior to starting his coaching practice, Jon worked as a lawyer at top-ranked global law firms before joining the in-house legal team at the OECD. Jon holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Level 2 coaching certification from the Institute for Executive Coaching and Leadership in Sydney, Australia.
My mission is to amplify and consolidate the fragile process of organizational creativity - by coaching business leaders, designing and facilitating strategic brainstorming sessions and training teams to use collaborative thinking tools.
Ines Beatrix is a professional career and burnout coach. She coaches people who suffer from burnout or feel stuck in their careers, take their lives to the next level of growth.
With over 8 years of experience in design thinking, communications, mindfulness and coaching, Ines invites her clients to dream big and cultivate a sense of inner calm and deep confidence.
Before becoming a coach, she worked as the Design Thinking Lead at a US bank, led projects as an innovation consultant for fortune 500 companies, and taught design thinking courses in Paris.
She is the creator of Les Voix du Design Thinking a French podcast on innovation strategies and practices. She holds a masters degree from ESSEC Business School, a certificate in political journalism from Georgetown and a BA from McGill University.
Darcy is a global business professional with extensive coaching and mentoring experience, helping women grow their own agency to pursue their ambitions. Blending over 25+ years of business experience in for-profit, non-profit, board directorship, and life-long volunteering, she enjoys collaborating with global women in transition. She has particular interest in supporting women and organisations who positively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
‘Tireless’ is perhaps the term that best suits Isabelle, Coach, Entrepreneur, Writer, who likes to pass on her energy, vitality and optimism to her clients to succeed in their next great life challenge and regain their spark. Isabelle graduated with a Master's degree in Modern Literature and a Master's degree in Communication in Sorbonne IV. She has been trained throughout her life, including various disciplines of marketing, deep psychology and emotional intelligence, transactional analysis, Schultz's human element and Life Design. She is also a graduate of HEC CRC in Coaching Master Level II.
Yukiko has gained over 20 years of leadership and consulting experience across a wide range of fields including big corporations (Lufthansa German Airlines, AstraZeneca, Boehringer, tesa), StartUp (ImpactDOCK Hamburg), NGO (AFS). She is a dynamic and experienced leader, speaker and coach, passionate about supporting individuals and organizations to develop future-oriented mindsets and skills in order to tackle challenges deriving particularly from mega-trends like AI/digitization, internationalization, sustainability and new work. Particularly experienced in the design and execution of future-oriented, innovative development experiences like learning journeys, innovation bootcamps, leadership development workshops and programs, cultural journeys, intercultural workshops and interventions, large group events and cross-mentorings. Passionate about helping individuals design and re-invent their private and professional lives. Over the years Yuki has built a radically diverse network of ‘unlikely allies’ that is constantly growing and has an enormous innovative potential.
Anna helps clients to make decisions that are right for them. As a coach she loves to see her clients flourish by discovering their own potential and putting it to work in their lives. Her HR experience in the fast-paced startup ecosystem and her diploma in Psychology give her a unique perspective when it comes to helping her clients figuring out their next steps.
Jenn is an Empowerment Coach who empowers real humans to make BIG ASS changes and design the life + work they dream of. She leverages her transformational life coaching, positive psychology, life design, change management, marketing, tech consulting, and entrepreneurial experience to guide clients to reach their dreams. She’s also a Founder, Writer, Speaker, and Content Creator who tells inspirational personal stories and shares practical life + work lessons to empower people all over the world.
Currently employed at SAP as the Regional Customer Officer for Middle and Eastern Europe Harald has 27 year of experience in IT-Business, Customer oriented Software Development, Program Management, the Design, Implementation and Adaption of Innovative IT Technologies (like AI) and related go to market processes. Harald is a certified systemic coach (DBVC) for individuals, management teams and executives, a facilitator and a leadership mentor who is keen to help people to assess their situation, define and realize their goals, live their dreams based on their individual strengths to combine careers but also lives. For more than 6 years he is coaching in business and life context of both individual and teams on different management level and advising & mentoring Leaders mastering self-assessment, work and life re-design and related complex change processes. As part of his individual coaching approach he can leverages a variety of tools that has been part of his education to become a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher supporting the coachees personal challenges of mastering work and “life” and improving their mindfulness.
As a creative leader with over 20 years of leadership experience in media corporations, I today help people and organizations to thrive and reach their full potential. My strengths are ideation, a strong interest in people paired with empathy and an optimistic attitude towards life. I see change and innovation predominantly as a promise of opportunity. Connect the unexpected is my mantra. I like to look at the world from different perspectives and am always searching for unusual connections. This makes me a creative, stimulating partner for my clients in finding new, exciting impulses to break new ground together. It also helps that I like to make things happen and know how to turn ideas into action. Graduated in film production from the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich. Training as analytical team supervisor at the DGSV certified GAG Institute in Munich. Further qualifications among others: Seminars at the Schulz von Thun Institute, Hamburg, The Science of Happiness Course at the GGSC, Berkeley C.A. LAP - Language and Behaviour - Profile Training at Next Action, Berlin.
Johanna Lienerth is a happiness entrepreneur in Europe and has her headquarters in Germany. Here she gives workshops, coaching, speeches and advises companies in the context of positive psychology. She has academic degrees and completed further education in finance & controlling, innovation management, positive psychology, coaching, sustainable business strategy.
Francesca has over a decade of experience working with communication and leadership. In addition to leading presentation workshops for academics, she also conducts empowerment workshops for women. In her coaching practice, Francesca provides individual coaching for women in academia and business to improve their public speaking, boost confidence, develop their presence, and create a career plan. For academic leaders, she helps them apply the practice of mindful communication and value-based management in their leadership roles. Besides being a certified transformational coach, Francesca is a trained actress and holds a BFA in Acting from Boston and an MFA from the ART/MXT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Originally from America, she has worked internationally in Russia, Germany, and Austria. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
As an experienced systemic coach, I support my customers with process expertise and solution focus in order to promote healthy personal and professional growth. I love to work on clarifying their needs, identifying obstacle areas, opening up new perspectives and defining goals and visions. I use tools and techniques from systemic, solution-oriented coaching, appreciative inquiry and design thinking. I love to work with students, young professionals and anyone looking for new business challenges or a new focus in life. I work and live in Munich, Bavaria, where I am currently also employed part time as an academic coach at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). I hold a business degree (Dipl.-Kfm.) and an MSc in systemic coaching. My previous work experience in marketing, product management and business development are integrated into my coaching work. I have worked for Apple in the US and Europe, as well as for various start-ups in France and Germany prior to starting my coaching business about 12 years ago.
We call Svenja a ‘master of reframing’. She loves sharing her enthusiasm about changing perspectives, creating more space for solutions, ideating, and then building your way forward with curiosity. With more than ten years of professional experience in learning and development, change enablement and marketing consulting, Svenja is a quick thinker who loves to connect people and topics for bigger impact. Empowering people to create a positive future for themselves and their surroundings is what motivates her—and she loves how the Design Your Life process supports exactly this. In addition to her work experience, Svenja earned a B.A. International Cultural and Business Studies from Passau University and a M.B.A. in General Management from Steinbeis University with studies in China, the USA and Spain.
Natalie Walsh is the Director of Entrepreneurial Development in NUI Galway. Natalie works in a leadership role within NUI Galway to activate and cultivate a culture of student innovation and entrepreneurship, service excellence and programme innovation in addition to working with Enterprise partners across the West of Ireland spanning sectors including Medtech, Technology and the Creative Industries. Natalie has used design thinking as a core method within her programmes for many years and has since 2020 looked toward using Designing Your Life approaches of wayfinding and building your way forward to connect people with their purpose. Natalie is motivated by connecting others, creating impact and leading through empathy and resilience. In addition to 15 years working in higher education and 10 years working in the technology sector, Natalie holds a M.Sc. in Strategy, Innovation and People Management from NUI Galway and will complete a Ph.D. in the Role Identity of Academic Entrepreneurs from Trinity College Dublin in Summer 2021.
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.
Personal Branding Strategist, Learning experience designer, Author, Speaker, Lecturer, former head of People. As a trusted advisor, I accelerate managers, executives and leadership teams in adopting a digital - beta permanent mindset and supporting their organization to innovate for the new normal. I believe DYL could help to promote a new culture of leadership and should be adopted as the methodology to let people managers act as an enabler for people's future. You can see my eyes brightening while I’m working on empowerment projects for female leaders: helping women in reaching the same opportunities as men, on a meritocratic basis, means being a feminist for me. I enjoy teaching leaders and young professionals how to be the most authentic brand ambassadors for themselves and their organizations. I strongly believe in the power of a genuine, ethical, credible network of people we really know, and we can trust on.
Graduated in Work and Organizational Psychology, Cristina has a Master in Human Resources recruitment and selection, training and development. She has more then 10 years of experience as a recruiter, HR Generalist and HR Manager. She coordinates the Work, Empowerment and Professional Development area at Associazione Piano C since 2015. And she discovered that accompanying people, women in particular, in their professional (re)design, helping them to recognize and to develop their skills, flourishing and happily growing, is what she wants to do ``when she grows up``. Married, she has a 9 year old girl, Anna, from whom she learned to reason in terms of ``synergy between life and work``.
I work with women who long to feel a sustained sense of accomplishment. After working with me, clients feel able to prioritize what’s important to them; create healthy boundaries from a place of authenticity and love; and find their own productivity style grounded in a sense of self-value and acceptance.
I live in a lovely medieval village in central Italy, sing with a jazz orchestra, and do my best to communicate in Italian. Life is a delightful adventure.
Silvia has an extensive career as executive in the energy sector working in different countries and she has been coaching professionals from various cultures and backgrounds. Thanks to her managing positions at international level, she is well-placed to understand the challenges of a fast-changing work environment, the new skills and mindsets required by a competitive market and she can help professionals to tackle new opportunities thanks to tailor made Life and Work Design. She is certified coach of Design Your Work Life and Executive & Organisational Coach certified in Columbia University.
Over the last 20 years, my work has revolved around my interest in people. I hold a Pedagogy degree, a Master's degree in Career Guidance, and am an ICF certified coach. I am also a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a colleague, and an enthusiastic tennis player (well, not a champ, but it's ok). My career gave me substantial experience in understanding diversity, contributing to HR training and development programs, sales competencies, and digital marketing strategies.
Today, as a career guidance expert, trainer, and coach, I am happy to help people be at the center of their lives by enhancing their positive psychological ````capital```` to express themselves and act accordingly. In this sense, DYL's framework and I are good allies.
After a long experience in Human Resources in a big Company, Fabiana has developed her own professional project as a coach and as a consultant. She accompanies people who are looking for a better personal and professional balance in designing their worklife balance; she supports those who are facing a period of professional transition, those who are looking for a more meaningful career, a new job and those who want to create an autonomous business starting from an idea or a passion. To do this she uses visual methodologies, approaches inspired by startup development, and design thinking. As a consultant he supports companies in creating an internal culture and work processes that promote the well-being of workers through new models of leadership and business. For 10 years she has been holding a workshop ````How can I do everything?```` dedicated to women who are unable to find a balance between family, themselves and work. She has been speaker and panelist in several events and conferences on the topics of Worklife Balance and Organizational Wellbeing. She lives in Venice where she found her balance between art, beauty and family.
Claudia is the first Italian Business & Career Coach to talk about Multipotentiality. At times it's easy to see your multipotentiality as a limitation or an affliction that you need to overcome. On the contrary, Claudia's idea is that multipotentiality is a gift that must be managed and emphasized. Through her Coaching & Mentoring programs and her Masterclasses, Claudia helps those multi-talented people who have different interests to plan a fulfilling and successful career, respecting their multifaceted nature.
Claudia also works in the corporate world, helping managers and entrepreneurs to detect multipotential talents within their company and to enhance their characteristics and different skills. Thanks to her unstoppable desire to grow and learn, Claudia has become a certified NLP Coach and has studied Spiral Dynamics, making professional interaction her strong point and her distinctive feature. As a Designing Your Life Certified Coach, Claudia integrates the Life Design approach to her coaching practice, supporting more and more people in planning a fulfilling and successful career.
Micaela is a business coach and consultant with extensive experience in developing entrepreneurial projects for start-ups, companies and freelancers. Since 2021 she is a certified Six Seconds Assessor, and she uses tools, methods and a validated EQ assessment suite to help her customers (individuals & groups) measure and develop their emotional intelligence. In the early 2000s she founded two startups for the development of Smart Cities projects through stakeholder involvement in participatory design processes, and she has been passionate about Design Thinking ever since. In 2015 she decided to leave her companies to help people realize their entrepreneurial projects blending over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience and her business specializations (at MIP Politecnico Milano and at BGI - Building Global Innovators program at MIT Boston) with Emotional Intelligence and Design Thinking. She operates in Italy and online giving workshops, coaching and speeches. As a certified Life Design Coach, she wants to expand her reach and help her clients design a better life and business.
``Transformation and visual coach, creativity and innovation coach, entrepreneur, artist. I am passionate about helping individuals and teams to grow and develop. Since many years I had the pleasure to help international organizations, teams and individuals to go through changes towards a desired future. I worked in different areas and fields and the common thread was always people, creativity and innovation.
I believes that everyone deserves to have a fulfilling life (personal and professional) and I believe that we can all learn how to express our potential. I combine traditional methodologies with creative approaches, and I love to create opportunities in order to bring different points of view together. I am a supporter of design thinking and of human centered design approaches. I am a professional visual coach and a licensed NLP practitioner. I worked at the University of Ferrara (as a lecturer and manager) for almost a decade and since many years I have been working in a fantastic international environment for one of the biggest sport companies in the world. ``
Being a Brand Strategist with (15+ years) experience in building global brands (a.i. at Unilever), Ines believes in the power of ``positioning``. And although, 5 years ago, she changed “developing brands” for “developing people”, this still is her guiding principle in her coaching practice: “Regardless if it's a brand, someone's career or a team, all will accelerate when you dare to stand out!
But to be able to stand out, Ines realises that it’s the underlying questions that need to be answered first: ‘Where do you believe in?’ ‘What are your natural strengths and preferences?’ And even as important: ‘What are your values and beliefs?’
Together with her business partner, Ardine Verhoog, she developed a career coaching programm based on their common beliefs, proven concepts & tools and of course their work (and life) experience. The Designing Your Life approach and tools do fit perfectly, as it combines both “digging a bit deeper” with “getting things done”.
Ines studied Business Administration a the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. She is a certified coach practitioner (Europees Instituut the Baak), registered MBTI trainer and has extensive business experience in various senior marketing and consulting roles.
Ines lives at the country side with her husband, two kids and a dog. Ines’ mind is full of ideas. To keep the balance, she likes to craft moodboards or to make long walks in nature. Her dream is to create a “reset” place where flowers, food ánd people can grow.
Gerard is a creative and innovative social impact entrepreneur, disruptive thinker and doer, business manager, coach, teacher and speaker. Since 1986 Gerard has created and gained professional “work” experience (both nationally and internationally at C-level) in various capacities in organizations and since 2000 as a multiple entrepreneur.
Experienced coach, psychiatrist and researcher, trained in business management. Specialized in talent development. I connect knowledge of the brain with leadership and offer tools for personal growth and development.
I strongly believe that on a daily basis we can add value to our own lives and the lives of others.
Too many people are feeling stuck in their working life and would like to do something different, but don’t know how or where to start’. As a professional trainer and coach Ardine supports clients in making a difference by optimizing their (work) life in line with what they truly value. In supporting others, she feels she makes a difference herself. Together with her business partner Ines Hardon, Ardine developed a career coaching programm based on their common beliefs proven concepts and tools and of course their work (and life) experience. The HTDYL practice, perfectly fits in their coaching approach which combines ‘digging a bit deeper’ with pragmatism (‘getting things done’). Ardine studied organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam. She is a certified coach (Coaching Center Berlin), registered MBTI trainer and has extensive corporate experience in different roles: HR manager, HRM consultant and entrepreneur. Ardine has extensive international experience: she has a personal understanding of navigating cultures and working in global teams. Ardine is adventurous and loves learning and experiencing new things. She is fond of travelling (mostly South East Asia). Together with her husband and two sons, she has worked and lived in Amsterdam, Paris, Hong Kong and Berlin.
Proof that careers can be resilient and sustainable, Eric combines his personal, business and coaching knowledge together. Mid-career, Eric worked in technology companies in human resources and client-facing roles in the US and Europe, moved to the Netherlands where he was a graduate university director of admissions and career adviser; and where he helped found a consultancy that explores complexity in governance, conflict and sustainable development. Returning home to Wisconsin, Eric acquired and rebuilt an artisan eco-packaging manufacturing company, and concurrently, running the human resources committee for a group of renowned urban environmental education centers. Eric is coaching individuals with their Sustainable Career Visioning and Modeling, Job Search Strategy and Execution, Job Performance and Positioning, and Job and Post-Career Transitioning.
Maria is a managing partner at Instituto de Innovación Legal a consultancy from which she advises many law firms, lawyers and organisations of the legal sector on innovation, digital transformation and legaltech. She has organized successful innovative events such as several hackathons and The Legal Design Challenge, a pioneering program that has introduced the Legal Design Thinking methodology in Spain. She has created and build several corporate and professional brands and is a lawyer passionate for Technology Law. She helps professionals building strong brands and happy careers. She is certified as DYL coach.
She teaches in several universities and lectures frequently in conferences and workshops.
I believe in human flourishing: living a meaningful and joyful life. The way I propose to cultivate a good life is by taking care of ourselves (epimeleia) walking a 3 road path: explore, learn and practice. With this compass in mind, I work with my clients using a multidisciplinary approach that comes from my personal background: I have been working 20 years as an FX Option trader in an Spanish Bank. Now I am also doing Executive Coaching and meditation, stress & emotion management courses. I studied Mathematics (UB), Business Administration (UOC) and Psychology (UOC). I am also a CEB (Cultivating Emotional Balance) teacher and a Dale Carnegie trainer. I also did a post degree course in Integrative Psychology (Dendros) and a yoga teacher training (IYTA) I am black belt in tae kwon do and bujinkan. I love reading, talking, writing, martial arts, the sea, red wine, walking, yoga. I usually work in Spanish or in English with non English native speakers as myself.
Herb Riband works in Lausanne, Switzerland as an independent global health policy advisor and advocated for innovative approaches to global health, healthcare delivery and healthy aging. He also enjoys serving as a life transition coach to students and professionals of all ages who are exploring “what comes next.” In December 2019, Herb and his wife Jeanine completed a 16-month fellowship at Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute (DCI), an amazing program that helps midlife individuals enhance their life journeys by renewing purpose, building new communities and recalibrating wellness. Herb enjoyed engaging with Dave Evans as part of the Stanford DCI Life Design program. He also loved the DCI program’s opportunities for intergenerational engagement in an academic setting, taking classes, lecturing, and mentoring students at both graduate and undergrad levels. Prior to Stanford, Herb had a diverse 31-year international career in four countries with
leadership roles in multinational enterprises in biotechnology, medical technology, consumer goods, consulting and law. A native of Pennsylvania (USA), Herb has advanced degrees from Cornell University and the University of Michigan Law School. He is a citizen of the United States and Switzerland, where he has lived for the past 21 years.
Alessandra is a leadership and transition coach supporting passionate professionals who are taking their next step in their ife and career to be effective and feel confident and in balance.
Alessandra's 15 years of experience working in different multinational corporations and transitioning roles and countries have equipped her with the skills of agility and resilience which deeply inform her coaching. As a coach, she understand the unique challenges professional growth and transitions bring, and is am able to support professionals according to their needs with both empathy and understanding. Alessandra believes in the possibility to lead both our professional and personal lives successfully in a way that feels authentic to ourselves and enjoys supporting professionals to find a way to lead that is aligned to their values and feels authentic to who they are.``
My energetic presence, ability to listen and ask thoughtful questions have allowed me to establish trustful relationships and positively impact the lives of others. This stems from my deep belief that every individual deserves to be seen, heard and acknowledged. In my over 15 years of industry experience in Human Resources, spanning multiple countries, I have found passion in helping others make career and life choices that remain coherent with their values. Early-in-career and re-integrating into the workforce following extended leaves are two of the areas I am especially inspired to support. It is an honour for me to accompany the journey of others as they realise their truest potential.
Dr. Oya Yerin Güneri has joined TED University, Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling in September 2020. She is currently the vice-rector of education and student affairs. Previously, she was a professor of counseling at Middle East Technical University (METU). She also served as the founding director of METU Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. Her research, teaching, and practice areas include career counseling, counseling services for college students, counselor education, faculty professional development, and counselor education.
Carol is an award - winning entrepreneur, career coach, innovation consultant, and Stanford MedX speaker. She is a coach for several international entrepreneurship/leadership programmes and designed a coaching/mentoring approach based on her research with innovators. Her coaching practice is based on experience and expertise in multiple sectors – digital health, education, new product development/commercialisation and education. She works with clients who want to design portfolio careers, transition to a new career or start up business. Passionate about helping individuals explore innovative and creative pathways to success she has incorporated the Design Your life and Strengthscope methodology in her approach.
To support this practice further she co-founded the Life Design Community UK. This initiative is the first UK community to bring individuals together in a supportive way to undertake design thinking.
What’s your story and how will you craft the next chapter? I love narratives and stories in all their forms – fiction, fact, reportage, drama or documentary. As a documentary film director and producer, I spent the early part of my career bringing compelling stories to the television screen, now as a career coach I work with others to bring their personal narratives to light.
I’m a career consultant at a leading Business School in the UK. Working with individual students and large groups, from first year undergraduates to PhDs, I facilitate career development, planning and education in a myriad of ways. Using the Design Your Life approach with students has been fascinating and an experience I want to share with my private clients. Our stories are ever evolving: it’s never too late to be who you want to be.
Gillian is an executive coach and consultant. She works with individuals, teams and organisations going through significant change often in large, complex and global contexts. Her career started in HR before moving into management consultancy and the technology sector. She believes that everyone has huge potential within them, which is essential to managing successful portfolio careers of today. Working with approaches such as Design Your Life enable us to make informed choices and more confidently manage our careers on an on-going basis through different phases of life.
Fiona is a career coach, based in the UK, who offers early and mid-career development coaching via on-line 1:1 sessions as well as group coaching. She helps her clients take a creative approach to exploring their strengths and their options before supporting them to take the first steps to improve their work-life. Previous experience leading transition programmes between education and work means she is well-placed to understand the changing face of modern work and the challenges and opportunities this brings.
Simon is a consultant, trainer, mentor, and coach. Enthusiastic about inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help individuals, live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Simon has over 18 years of practical leadership, talent and team development training and coaching facilitation experience. He believes that we are always learning, and it's never too early or late to adapt and change for the better. Simon is a qualified coach and mentor certified by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in the UK. To be able to offer the absolute best client experience Simon has undertaken academic studies at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Cardiff, and Leeds in coaching, mindfulness, consulting, and leadership. The Royal College of Psychiatrists and i-act certify Simon to deliver manager and practitioner training in positive mental health and wellbeing. ‘Designing Your Life’ approach is an exciting opportunity to help facilitate and unleash individual potential to its fullest. Simon looks forward to collaborating with you on this journey to happiness and fulfilment.
Regan du Closel is a career transition coach supporting professionals as they negotiate a turning point in their lives and careers. Her focus is helping those in creative fields find effective means to design their next life their way. Since the pandemic, she's also provided solution-focussed stress relief to British NHS professionals, helping them deal with the fallout from the pressures of frontline work. She holds certifications from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Coactive Training Institute (CTI) and ORSC accreditation. She is bicultural (American and French) and bilingual. Born in Switzerland, she graduated from Barnard College with a BA in Architecture History and more recently earned a Global MBA in Fashion Management from the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris. After a lifetime in the heart of cities she now lives among fields on the south coast of England.
Chris is Head of Careers at Latymer-Upper school, one of the leading co-educational independent schools in the UK. Chris specialises in widening students’ perspectives and raising their aspirations. This has led to professional recognition via a couple of awards. Chris works with students aged 11-18 and - on a part-time basis - with adults, advising and guiding them through their educational and career transitions. Chris’s personal and educational experiences have resulted in a clear understanding of the importance of careers guidance. He struggled to engage at school and left with few qualifications. After several years of working in various jobs, travelling the globe and meeting people from diverse backgrounds, he had a serendipitous meeting with a careers advisor who suggested a potential route back into education. What followed was an educational rebirth and a desire to help others reach their potential.
Founder and CEO of Leaders Quadrant, I am a business and leadership coach with more than two decades of experience in empowering individuals break down the walls standing between their current situation and their exciting future. A leading management consultant and an expert in design thinking, innovation methods and behavioural architecture, I regularly advise leaders at Fortune 500 companies and help them make incredible progress in their personal and professional lives. Learning is change. When we learn something new, we have to adapt or change our existing routines. I combine my coaching with principles of behaviour change, based on Tiny Habits® into my learning design and delivery. This empowers my clients to make small changes to have a big impact on their personal and professional life. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organisation in the desired direction to reach your goals.
Marty qualified as a coach in 2007 where he set up his practice in London, UK. He holds a Masters degree in Psychology which he graduated from the University of East London. In addition to his academic qualifications, he is a member of the Association for Coaching. As part of his commitment to life long learning, he is due to complete the Advanced Diploma in Coaching accredited by Association for Coaching, led by Professor Stephen Palmer.
Marty takes a cognitive behavioural, rational emotive behaviour and solution focused approach to psychological coaching and its application to life/personal, health, performance, business and executive coaching.
Let me help you design your life - dreams, goals, change! My life passion is to help people unlock their potential and to realise their dreams especially those with an entrepreneurial emphasis. I am a qualified personal development life coach and my super power is showing people how to find their 'super' strengths and the unique value they bring to their work and the people around them. I help people find and connect to their purpose and mission - and how to bring that into their personal, professional and entrepreneurial lives. I have a coaching leadership style that simply shows up wherever I go as I love to see individuals and teams achieve bigger and better things than they ever thought possible.
I am a London based, Co-Active trained life design coach with over 15 years supporting small businesses in the creative industries and a professional lifespan working within education. With an education and working background in the design and creative sector, I’m interested in using design thinking approaches and designer mindsets for life coaching, and design processes to create coaching tools and exercises as part of my practice. I have a passion for wellbeing, food, fitness and in particular running, and am an advocate for mental health awareness. I have a long time interest in psychology, philosophy, wisdom, people, travel and cultures, and my coaching is a beautiful collision of all these things. But at the core of it I just want people to live happy and fulfilled lives.
Governed by the principles of design thinking, Ishha works towards understanding and innovating the future of talent. She is a positive psychology coach helping people build a career and life of choice. Her philosophy is to look beyond the obvious and asks the questions not yet asked – questions which lead to self-discovery that can radically improve the way her clients approach their career helping reach their full potential. By the end of the process, clients will be equipped with tools to help get unstuck as they continue to build their way forward.
Matt's podcast Burn From Within interviews real people about their career and life change stories to inspire and educate others how to shift towards a life with more passion, purpose and balance. His coaching practice explores decision-making by getting data from both your inner and outer worlds using a unique combination of science-based tools such as psychometric testing, design thinking principles and guided visualisations from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Matt himself has a portfolio career, working remotely while travelling the world as both a life coach and freelance copywriter and works with clients that need clarity on their next life decision so they take action while minimising regrets.
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Paula focuses on mastering change by consulting and coaching in organisational transformation, leadership transformation, and transitions to build the organisations and leaders of the future. She has a background as a corporate leader of 16+ years in global technology organisations where she had roles in technology transformation, general management, business operations and product management. In 2021 she made a life change, triggering a new career design and transition from a corporate leader to partner in transformation. Designing Your Life gave her clarity on her new path and mission, and she then decided she would serve others with similar challenges on their path. Her mission is to empower people to live a life awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Living. She believes everyone can have the life and career they aspire to have, bringing them high levels of fulfilment and satisfaction while living a life filled with joy on their terms. While working, she travels worldwide looking for new ideas, diversity of thought, and beauty.
Krisztina is a business and team coach, organizational developer, and communication expert. She is a dynamic and experienced professional, who is passionate about encouraging individuals, teams, and corporates to achieve more and realizer their full potential.
She has gained more than 15 years of professional and leadership experience across a wide range of fields- ICT, financial services, innovation- including big corporations (Microsoft, GE, PwC, Ringier).
Business transformation and innovation professional who is passionate about helping leaders and organisations embrace change. Mykola is an advocate for design thinking in business, innovation management and life overall. In combination with agile and change management it gives phenomenal results. Mykola's motto is 'INSPIRE TRANSFORMATION AND MAKE IT HAPPEN'.
I would be honoured to help you design your DREAM life. I am an accredited ICF life coach and an NLP master practitioner. I love to see personal growth whereby people recognise their own strengths and value which in turn unlocks their full future potential. I have a passion for changing negative neural pathways into positive ones empowering you to live the life you desire with courage, confidence, and resilience.
I work with people on both a personal & professional capacity. I coach on a one-to-one basis and in groups. I have co-created and lead an innovative career coaching programme within a corporate organisation which is designed to unlock potential, build a confident and resilient team able to recognise and acknowledge their strengths and value while learning new ways and skills to propel them forward in their career.
Hi, I am Laura. a certified coach, NLP Master Practitioner, business owner, Recruitment professional, and I support others who feel stuck in their job. In my work, I blend the Design Your Life framework, proven coaching tools, and my personal experience as a multi-passionate career-changer and business owner to help my clients find clarity, direction, and a clear plan of how to create a career and life that feels authentic, balanced, and meaningful. I too felt stuck in my successful corporate career and it took me inner work, courage, and a few career changes (including working as a dive instructor in Indonesia) until I found the work that truly lights me up and adds energy and passion to my life. Now let me help you find yours! I have a background in Marketing & Strategy, worked for 10+ years in big international companies, and love running, good coffee and good books, playing the cello, and spending time in nature. Originally from Austria but living in Spain, I coach in German and English.
Alessandra works in Human Resources at Google, where she is a career mentor, delivers Life Design workshops globally and develops programs for students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to help them upskill their careers. Alessandra is also a certified Ontological Coach and Companion in Bioneuroemotion, which led her to found her own coaching business where she helps others design a life and career with purpose and meaning, through personalised workshops, online classes and coaching sessions.
Ragnhildur´s passion is to assist people designing their lives. She has worked in HR for 20 years. She was the educational and equality counsellor for Akureyri. One of her projects was organizing and running a Folk High School for Women. She worked at the National Power Company from 2000-2014 where she was an internal coach and participated in all areas of HR (hiring, talent management, strategy, equality etc). She is now working as a coach and counsellor and teaches courses: 50+ and runs workshops on Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ for companies, individuals and coaches.
Anna is a career coach with a mission to support people in building satisfying careers. She has diverse experience working in the field of career development for more than 8 years. Currently this includes supporting individuals in career transitions or considering a career change, employees planning their career development, 1:1 coaching and workshops. For the past few years she has been testing out a portfolio type of career, combining private practice and working with different partners and projects to keep it diverse. Anna is also active in the Estonian career guidance community, training and mentoring other career specialists, university students. She is a certified Career Specialist, Career Counselor.
Fernando helps organizations, entrepreneurs, senior leaders and their teams to maximize their results through innovative interventions in leadership coaching, mentoring and transformation management, leveraging his experience of more than 40 years leading multicultural organizations and teams as a senior executive and consultant. Fernando is also a Fellow at IOC - Institute of Coaching - McClean Hospital - Harvard Medical School, a certified Board Member and a Vistage Chair.
Peter provides comprehensive planning services to individuals and business owners to support their financial well-being. As the Founder and Managing Representative of Sherpa Financial Services Peter utilizes his extensive experience in research, planning and investment management to support clients on their life journey. Peter offers insights that result in unique and comprehensive strategies for his clients. This guidance, the true mission of Sherpa Financial, represents Peter's vision for assisting clients in all phases of their financial lives.
Melanie's first great passion is teaching the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion to people. She gives trainings to individuals, groups and organizations. Her great curiosity drives Melanie's second passion: Innovation, Creativity & Design Thinking. It is her great hope to make a positive contribution - especially in redesigning the professional world. Preferably together with a like-minded international tribe.
Maria is the founder of MKCareerChoices, an innovative company which offers a high-touch, one-stop service in career design and management, and more specifically in career coaching, job search, admissions counselling, and career management and transition.
MKCareerChoices was born out of Maria's desire to work personally and intensively with clients and support them throughout their career. Using coaching, mentoring, and seminar facilitation, Maria has helped more than 1,000 people.
With an MSc in Human Resources from LSE, Maria has worked for 10 years in Human Resources in international organizations and start-ups, including AstraZeneca, LVMH, and Cambridge Antibody Technology. Her understanding of career paths in multinational organizations and how organizations recruit, train, and develop their employees has always been a distinct advantage in her work.
Karen is a Certified ICF Coach, Business Mentor, an ex-Big 4 turned into an all-things-digital lover, a Certified NLP Practitioner and Co-founder of a publishing start-up. She helps Entrepreneurs, Tech leads, and People Managers build the career and life they want, starting from where they are today and building from there. Most recently, she was a member of the Aesop Digital & Technology Leadership team. Karen is French-Australian. She debuted her career in France with Deloitte before moving to Melbourne in 2012, where she lived and worked until she relocated to the Netherlands in 2021. Her 10+ years of experience transitioning among roles and countries, working within large corporations such as Deloitte, L’Oréal, and Aesop, alongside start-ups and social enterprises, has equipped her with the agility and knowledge to achieve seamless and effective ideation throughout her life and career.
Kathy has built up a career of more than 34 years in national and international senior management positions for international companies such as Bertelsmann Group, Sanoma, Hudson, … . She is a registered Psychologist. As a strong believer of life-long learning, she continuously develops her competencies and obtained a degree in Marketing Management, Strategic HR Management, completed by several coaching certifications (NLP, Systemic Coaching, Solution Focused Coaching, …)
Currently Kathy is active in advising and coaching management and teams of companies facing major change/transformation and coaching individuals facing major transitions in their careers and their life, with a special focus on mid-age transitions and sustainable career transitions. Having accomplished several career switches herself, her mission is to help you in finding the career path that gives you energy!
I had a very fulfilling career in HR & Organizational Development with over 20 years of experience and expertise in all facets of learning & development, coaching, team coaching, talent development, change management, & strategy within high-profile organizations and Higher Education. I held leadership positions and developed strategies for culture change within organizations. I am highly skilled in working in diverse and multicultural environments, incorporating this extensive experience and knowledge into my coaching practice and consulting. I am a PCC accredited coach by the International Coaching Federation, certified Clifton Strengths coach, Systemic Coaching and Constellations coach, Global Career Facilitator, qualified team coach, and Family Constellations therapy facilitator. I compliment my practice with tools drawn by various practices, ensuring that they align with my clients' needs. Being trained in mediation, I also assist individuals and teams with conflict situations. My main motivation is that I see potential in people and my drive is to support them and paint the picture of the future they aspire to create and experience success and happiness in what they are pursuing. Signs of growth in individuals and teams are my fuel!
Empowering people to step into the journey of discovering their innate talents, exploring their possibilities and living life each step closer to who they are' is what Annelies loves to do. She believes that everyone is unique and should have a voice and place in this world. Based on the Design Your Life process and CoreTalents methodology she will help you reach insights and results on a creative and visual way. Annelies Smetryns is a talent and career coach, based in Belgium, who offers early and mid-career development coaching (online or face2face). She has a background as commercial engineer, 10+ years’ experience in international IT projects and a love for change management. Trained as an Inspirational coach, she is a CoreTalents certified coach, certified facilitator in the Lego Serious Play Methodology and Design Your Life certified coach. She is a generalist who loves to read, has her own bookclub and uses 'colour' as a codeword for everything good in life.
I’m a Human Resources expert working with individuals as well as with teams. For over 5 years I was involved in creative industry as a PR and marketing specialist. Few years ago I decided to climb another mountain in my career path. Since 2017 I started growing in HR and Employer Branding fields always trying to put humans in the center of my engagement. I have worked for Polish and international corporation, local government and Law Firm. Due to my willingness to on-going development I have started PhD Program in marketing. I also completed numerous HR courses, personal development courses and communication skills training. In 2020 I got my diploma in Human Resources Management postgraduate studies. My mission is to help people, especially women, find their own way in work life and to discover their great inner potential and talents. I develop my private practice as DYL Coach in Wroclaw, Poland