Designing Your Life Certified Coaches

EUROPE

Mario Varvoglis

Mario Varvoglis

Fontai, France

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.

Ragnhildur Vigfusdottir

Ragnhildur Vigfusdottir

Reykjavik, Iceland

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.

Fiona Reith

Fiona Reith

Perthshire, United Kingdom

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.

Peter Succoso

Peter Succoso

Hockessin, DE

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.

Enrico Garzotto

Enrico Garzotto

Rimini, Italy

Enrico is an entrepreneur, trader and business coach. He co-founded the unconventional academy Moneysurfers.com and he is co-author of the Italian best selling book ``La Felicità Fa i Soldi``, together with Davide Francesco Sada. In his work he melts financial expertise with business education, spiritual practices and Life Design.

Dirk Alberti

Dirk Alberti

The Hague, Netherlands

“It’s never too late to change your career and life”. Dirk is an expert on improving Customer Success Management for Telecoms and on the coaching of professionals who are aiming at a career and life change. Dirk coaches clients into a life that is creative, productive, evolving, changing and surprising, a life you can thrive on. He worked for more than 20 years in the telecom industry across the globe and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences

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.

Yukiko Elisabeth Kobayashi

Yukiko Elisabeth Kobayashi

Hamburg/Germany

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.

Dr. Harald Eckert

Dr. Harald Eckert

Walldorf, Germany

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.
He held various management positions managing international / global teams in different areas of the organization and also lectured at the University of Karlsruhe.
As a passionate leader who loves to build strong relationships and teams that are empowered to create and deliver innovative business solution based on the latest IT technology he successfully established, developed and transformed teams of highly skilled people in both technology as well as customer facing roles to cope with changing requirements and an evolving business and market environments.
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.
He has a strong interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wine Tasting and Gourmet Food.
Harald holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany;

Dr. Guido Wokurka

Dr. Guido Wokurka

Walldorf, Germany

Guido is a Vice President at a Global 500 company, helping customers to enhance business performance.
He is also a certified coach and globally experienced conflict manager, who utilizes systemic transactional analysis, conflict clarification and design thinking to improve people’s lives.

Heidrun Twesten

Heidrun Twesten

Hamburg (Germany) *will practice everywhere

Entrepreneur, advisor, facilitator, coach, mentor, business angel, board member, speaker, story developer – Heidrun has many roles, all driven by the same enthusiasm: enabling personalities and organisations fulfil their potential so they can realize their dreams – and change the world. For over two decades she has advised leaders of blue chips, SMEs, start-ups and personalities on leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, transformation, communication, and capital market strategy. Passionate about helping everyone live his or her best possible life she loves to support people design and re-invent their private and professional lives – as an advisor to business leaders, as a personal coach or start-up mentor. Heidrun holds a Masters degree in business administration from Hamburg University and an MBA from Northumbria University and is a certified systemic coach.

Darcy Roehling

Darcy Roehling

Europe/Asia

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.

Johanna Lienerth

Johanna Lienerth

Germany (based in Heidelberg) and Switzerland

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.

Cristina Coppellotti

Cristina Coppellotti

Milan/Italy

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``.

Liz Sumner

Liz Sumner

North America, Italy

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.

Camilla Rohrmann

Camilla Rohrmann

The Netherlands

Camilla works in the field of leadership development, coaching and building high-performance teams and organizational cultures. She is passionate about supporting people feel that they are living a purposeful life.

Camilla received her BA from Johns Hopkins University, obtained a MSc. in International Management from King’s College London and a MSc. in Applied Psychology from the University of Liverpool. She is also a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (with the title MBPsS) and is a member of the Dutch Institute of Psychology (NIP). Camilla is currently based in The Netherlands and has lived in North America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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.

Raquel Gonzalez Dalmau

Raquel Gonzalez Dalmau

Luxembourg

As an executive coach, Raquel supports her clients in their life and work transitions, drawing on her academic and professional experience. On the academic side, Raquel works for Stanford LEAD, an online executive program, where she’s been part of the teaching teams in Negotiations, Power, Leadership, Communication, Finance and Strategy. Before moving into coaching and education full time, Raquel spent 15 years in different corporate positions, first at Amazon and then at the European Investment Bank. Starting as a product manager she moved on to managing teams (marketing, sales, software development) to launch new businesses.
Raquel is a Civil Engineer by training and holds an MBA and a Master’s in Education from Stanford University (California); she’s also a certified Co-active coach (CPCC). Born and raised in Barcelona, she has lived in five countries (Spain, France, USA, UK and Luxembourg), so she’s familiar with international transitions. As the mom of three wonderful neurodivergent children, she knows the joys and challenges of working parenthood. She’s fluent in English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Tanja Gerster

Tanja Gerster

Switzerland

Tanja's vision is to help as many women as possible to find their calling. Because if we love what we do, we can make the greatest contribution to the world. Tanja offers individual mentoring and workshops, both face-to-face and online.

Michel Kropman

Michel Kropman

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Experienced coach, consultant and mountaineering guide with a rich and diverse working history that includes a PhD in Physics, management consulting, policy-making and university teaching and coaching of Master students. I combine critical, creative and empathic skills to improve ideas and promote personal development. I tend to go to the core in order to discard illusions and false beliefs and help people live a well-designed, free and happy life.

Silvia Iaia

Silvia Iaia

Europe (Italy, France, United Kingdom), South America (Chile)

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 currently serves as Executive Director of a music foundation based in New York and in Santiago Chile. She is also fundraiser, host and moderator for TED Circles and for TEDx Cerro Santa Lucia in Chile.

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.

Francesca Parviero

Francesca Parviero

Italy, Spain

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.

Jenn M Choi

Jenn M Choi

USA (San Francisco, CA), Europe (Berlin, Germany), and Worldwide (Online)

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.

Ciara Spillane

Ciara Spillane

Ireland

Ciara is a Career Coach with over 15 years experience in Talent Acquisition for major global companies including Google. Ciara's mission is to use evidence based techniques to help you find a career you love.

Herb Riband

Herb Riband

Lutry, Switzerland

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.

Maria Kalogera

Maria Kalogera

Athens, Greece

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.

Kate Woods

Kate Woods

London, UK

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.

Dina Al-Alami

Dina Al-Alami

London, UK and Amman, Jordan

Dina is a certified coach from the University of Cambridge. She focuses on empowering clients to live the life they want, driven by their values and aspirations. She works with students, recent graduates and beyond. She believes that ``you can't be what you can't see`` and therefore, iteration and curiosity are at the core of her coaching.

Jon Passaro

Jon Passaro

Paris, France and Globally

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.

Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Oxford, UK + globally online

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.

Anna Keil

Anna Keil

Germany and online

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.

Eric Crawford, MSIR

Eric Crawford, MSIR

Wisconsin, Netherlands and Spain

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.

Martha Königs

Martha Königs

Mexico + Spain

Martha is Co-Founder and Managing Director for Instituto Interamericano de Alto Desempeño in México and Spain. She is an International Coaching Federation PCC - Professional Certified Coach, a Master Trainer for Personality at Work with Paradigm Personality Labs and a Change Management Practitioner at Prosci. She utilizes Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience and Design Thinking methodologies to help her individual clients and companies reach their goals and thrive.