Designing Your Life Certified Coaches
Cecile is an experienced, certified professional coach whose private practice is focused on working with individuals and leaders in transition. As individuals we all have our uniqueness, and we are constantly evolving. Cecile loves taking people through the journey of their own possibilities. Cecile brings to her coaching a rich variety of international personal and business life experiences. Prior to setting up her own practice, she worked for over 20 years as a HR Leader and a Coach within different industries and geographical locations. She has been successfully building and developing office based and remote teams to support business growth in EMEA, USA and Asia. She has also been consulting for startups. Originally from France, she experienced mobility in Spain, USA and French Polynesia and speaks English, French and Spanish and coaches across cultures and countries.
Qualifications among others: Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) with the Co-active Training Institute, Certified with the International Coaching Federation, Mental Fitness Coach with Positive Intelligence.
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.
‘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.
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.
Susann is an academically trained Executive Coach, certified by Henley Business School (UK) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She specializes in supporting senior executives, high-potentials, and private clients to excel in authentic leadership & self-leadership — to make careers better for all. Her coaching draws on 25 years of Positive Psychology and Neuroscience research to bring her clients the most impactful levers for becoming leaders who are peak-performing AND flourishing. She has coached, consulted, and sparred with executives and teams for 15+ years before ````officially```` becoming an executive coach. One of the many things that sets her apart is her own broad leadership experience. She has extensive first-hand know-how of what it is like to work with the dynamic complexities and pressures faced by senior leaders. She has walked the talk and is known for her solution-oriented approach on eye-level, strategic business sense, and interpersonal relationship skills. Susann earned a Master’s in English & American Literature and is a seasoned international communications executive and journalist. She coaches in Berlin, Mallorca, and anyplace with wi-fi.
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.
Gary Anello, MA, supports tech leaders and executives through career transitions, and leadership and other professional challenges. In addition to his coaching practice, Gary is the Leadership and Career Development Manager for Germany’s top-rated Executive MBA Program. Gary brings a unique empathy and focus to his coaching, combining an MA in Human Rights (UK, 2009), a 20+ year career as a professionally trained actor in the US (BA, Theatre, 1986), and over a decade training and facilitating in communication skills and human rights education in Egypt, Italy, Germany and the UK. Gary’s journey across three continents – physically, professionally, and educationally – has been integral to his approach to coaching: His interest in the interconnection between leadership, resilience, authenticity, and powerful storytelling inform how he listens deeply and supports his clients through their demanding transitions. He especially appreciates the progress working from upheaval to growth to transformation. He is also a certified ICP Agile Coach and Team Facilitator; Birkman Consultant; and Executive FiRE Practitioner. He is a candidate for the ICF-ACC credential in mid-2023.
Karin is a professional coach (ICF ACC), enterprise design thinking coach and has an academic degree in business administration. Her passion is to inspire, encourage and help people realize their full potential, to be satisfied professionally and personally with clarity and leadership in the spirit of Self-Leadership. To live, rather than be lived. Karin believes there is something better in every person and every organization and love nothing more than seeing that better in the world. She works with clients who wonder what's next and want to figure out what's holding them back, and with organizations that invest in people and future capabilities. Before becoming a professional coach, Karin was an enterprise design thinking coach with many years of experience in marketing and business development, leading agile teams and projects in a Fortune 500 IT company. She is also a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, she loves all kind of outdoor activities and has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. Karin was fortunate enough to redesign her life, which led her to become a design your life coach. She coaches in German and English.
I like building things. From meaningful relationship with people to building and motivating teams towards a common goals, to programmes and successful partnerships with one of the largest clients of SalesForce across Europe. I am a daring, enthusiastic and inclusive persona, with strong inner motivation to drive people and circumstances towards creating value. People say, I have a natural ability to persuasively drive and inspire other towards higher goals and objectives. This experience allowed me leading cross-functional and cross-cultural teams and programmes for clients across the world. My passion for leadership brought me to Stanford where I have first graduated, and contract as course facilitator for Principled and Purposeful Leadership, Leadership Agility, Persuasion and Orientation at Stanford LEAD programme. My passion for people and developing others made me pursue and certify as Co-Active coach with focus on leadership, interpersonal dynamics and organisational behaviour. I hold a CPCC/ACC accreditation and only few hours away from PCC. Among the clients of my boutique practice are tech leaders, entrepreneurs and people with diverse cultural backgrounds, who seek to find a meaningful relationships and balance in their life and how to find a purposeful next step in their career journey.
Accompanying individuals and teams in their work and life evolution using Design Thinking mindset and tools has become one of my missions. I speak English, French and German. My previous work experience of more than 25 years of various international product and project management roles in corporations enriches my coaching style. I hold a certification as an Individual Psychology Design Thinking Coach.
Christian Schieren is a Career Innovation Coach with proven experience in helping open-minded, autonomy-driven, and meaning-seeking professionals re-invent their careers by joining forces with leading global outplacement service providers and local coaching agencies. He combines latest positive psychological research & practice, creative thinking & visualization, entrepreneurial design & business model thinking with tried and tested expertise from delivering 5000+ one-on-one coaching sessions as a trained and certified coach. His practice is rooted in the conviction that by cultivating curiosity for oneself and by using one’s unique abilities to deliver value to others, we can innovate personal career models into more attractive and successful ones. This is why he enjoys making sense of career narratives, brainstorming fresh ideas for possible future selves, and designing, crafting and launching strategies for personal career innovation.
A seasoned champion of reinvention, Hélène Cuney has navigated diverse career paths: from Egyptology and Gemmology, where she earned her master's degree at Sorbonne University, to marketing, leveraging her MBA from ESSEC Business School, and ultimately, becoming a certified Mastercoach from ICI, Geneva. Her distinctive, empathetic, and results-oriented coaching style is deeply informed by this unique journey. Trained in psychogenealogy and the narrative approach, Hélène successfully applies these techniques to guide profound personal and professional transformations. Her methods empower clients to understand and release their past's influence, shape meaningful narratives from their experiences, and unearth their singularities. Offering one-on-one programs, group sessions, and workshops, Hélène has steered over 300 individuals towards their unique path of professional fulfillment. She also hosts a podcast that provides keys to decoding one's personal enigma. Hélène's prowess lies in identifying alignment, unlocking latent potential, and creating profound personal and professional transformations. She embodies the transformative power of self-discovery, serving as a beacon for those charting their own course to success.
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.
Curious about life and career pathways has led to a fulfilling life across continents Asia, Europe and North America over 18 years working with Fortune 50 organisations and SMEs. Transitioned to Higher Education 14 years ago. Established in RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Career Development offering for students in the Schools of: Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Postgraduate: Research, Physician Associate and Surgical Affairs. Following completion of Stanford Design Your Life, led the development of a ‘Student Choice Module: Design Your Life’ for academic credit within the School of Medicine. Love utilizing DYL tools and techniques with students and graduates to envision future life pathways, lots of possibilities. Fionnuala holds Postgrads L9 Teaching & Learning, Human Resource Management, Life Coaching and is a qualified British Psychological Society psychometric assessor EQ-i2.0, EQ 360 and L8 BSc. Product Design Engineering. Fionnuala is currently a Director, Association of Higher Education Career Services Ireland (2022-2024) and is an actively engaged with International Professional Career Development groups.
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.
I am a business designer with a STRATEGIC MARKETING approach to life design and the founder of BigName.Pro, the people and team innovation specialist. I am also the creator of the CAREER INNOVATION TOOLKIT which includes free visual thinking tools like the Work Model Canvas, the Networking Canvas and the Personal Branding Canvas. I have trained and coached MBA students on life design related topics at some of Europe’s most prestigious BUSINESS SCHOOLS, including SDA Bocconi, IE Madrid, Bath SoM, St Gallen, ESSEC Paris, WHU Düsseldorf & POLIMI. I really love helping people innovate their careers and become more ANTI-FRAGILE and PROSPEROUS thanks to smart strategic moves. I have a passion for freeride skiing and I spend all my free time outdoors in my beautiful country.
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.
Stefania is the first and only Productivity Coach in Italy who helps entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and freelancers to be more productive applying their strengths and leveraging on their happiness and creating time and energy in every life domain. Her philosophy about productivity is from the perspective of value, strengths and happiness. She operates in Italy and online giving workshops, coaching and speeches. The main goal of her work is to help clients in creating value for a meaningful life. Stefania works in the corporate world, helping managers and entrepreneurs to identify their strengths, to be more happy and therefore more productive. She is the podcast author and host of “Valorizza il tuo tempo” (value your time) and she is the founder of Simple Tiny Shifts®: the method to stop procrastinating what really matters in life.
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. ``
As a creative leader with over 20 years of experience in media&broadcast industry, I today help people and organizations to thrive, create a new awareness and spread a culture of equality, inclusion, and well-being.
Most of all, I love to work with women accompanying them in their personal and professional (re)design and flourishing.
I conduct female empowerment workshops designed to provide women with creative tools to create their unique narratives, unlock their full potential, boost confidence, and create a fulfilling and meaningful life.
With an education and working background in the design and visual arts sector, I’m interested in incorporating design thinking approaches and creative practices into my coaching and mentoring programs.
As a Designing Your Life Certified Coach, I work with my clients using a multidisciplinary approach that comes from my background with a focus on design thinking, self-branding and mindfulness.
My career includes work as a startup founder and entrepreneur, art director and academic teacher. I am also an accredited yoga instructor and mindfulness facilitator.
I founded SPAZIO GENTILE, a space of creative redesign for women who wish to connect with other women and grow together. I believe in this: when women come together with the like-minded purpose of making the world a better place, amazing things happen.
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.
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.
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.
Most of my clients come when they are stuck in their career path, I help with life /work balance, burnout, self-esteem at work/life and also I work with single moms and create women communities. I have built successful business career - 20 years experience from assistant to top manager in global digital companies (Zalando, Farfetch etc) and also working as independent entrepreneur so I went through all these topics which are mentioned above. Working with various multi-national teams I used a lot of different mentoring and coaching techniques. In 2020 I received ICF executive coaching certification and positive psychology degree. Since then I practice as a coach and also created transformation community of people who are investing into their mental and spiritual development.
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.``
Founder of Oehrli Coaching & Communications, Diana Oehrli has worked one-on-one with clients in the USA and Switzerland, coaching them to clarify and untangle issues at work and at home. Her clients cover a wide range of professions, including finance, design, philanthropy, music, art, and education. Certifications include: ICF coach (ACC), Tiny Habits®, and addiction recovery specialist. She holds degrees in corporate and life coaching. She is known for her global perspective, personal survival history, powerful questions, ability to see patterns and create a creative space for her clients, and for her warm and affirmative coaching style. Her first career was in local news writing and publishing, leading the digital transformation of her hometown’s weekly; getting its circulation independently audited; creating special sections; and winning a New England Press best op-ed award. As a local activist and director of a nonprofit, she is committed to alleviating mental health suffering and ending environmental degradation through the support of organizations dedicated to the evolution of consciousness.
Claudia enables humans to design their professional future in a rapidly changing world of work. Fascinated by digital and agile transformation, she strongly believes that in times of constant change, seeking to create the perfect master plan for a successful career and a happy life is no longer the best choice. A more agile approach to career and life development are more promising. In her counseling and consulting practice she combines scientifically proven classical methods from career diagnostics and counseling with elements from design thinking, life design and positive psychology. She works for individuals as well as organizations. Prior to her “second career” in career counseling Claudia spent over 10 years in innovation and transformation consulting. This is where she learned from the scratch what it means to accompany humans through change processes and deal with uncertainty and ambiguity. Her superpower is her ability to recognize and focus on the essential even when facing complex problems, and then effectively get into action. Claudia holds a master’s degree from University of Zurich (Switzerland) and has completed various further education programs in the areas of career counseling and design thinking.
Lorena is a certified life and personality coach, academic student advisor, and international retreat organizer. Holding a master's degree in linguistics and psychology, alongside a certification in applied neuroscience, her’ passion lies in guiding clients to find clarity in their life’s direction and learn more about their resources, values, and helpful tools from positive psychology and neuroscience to support themselves on their journey. Through empathetic support and perceptive insights, she helps individuals navigate challenges and embrace personal growth. As an international AcroYoga retreat co-organizer, she curates experiences that blend movement, adventure, and personal development. With humility and a genuine desire to empower others, Lorena seeks to inspire positive change, guiding clients towards a fulfilling and purposeful life.
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.
Sally is a career coach who has redesigned her own career pathway many times, from working in various specialties as a medical doctor and then moving into coaching and setting up her own practice, and now working in a portfolio career combining two of these roles. She has extensive experience of working in the public sector and works virtually or face-to-face with clients to support them in working out what to do with their careers so that they can get back to enjoying life. That may be about making impactful changes within the current role, sidestepping within the same organisation, balancing work and life priorities, developing a portfolio career, or a full career pivot. Her focus is on working with you to identify what YOU need to thrive in your career and life, and then creatively exploring the options to get you there so that you can look forward to your working days and regain your energy both inside and outside of work.
What is your next evolution? An enthusiastic learner and adventurer, Val is passionate about supporting people to cultivate a growth mindset and to continue evolving themselves. Val is an experienced executive coach and career coach. With a unique combination of business management background and education management experience, she supports both corporate executives and school leaders to develop creative solutions to their challenges and navigate uncertainties with confidence by utilizing design thinking. Using the Design Your Life concepts, she has supported many people designing career and life paths that are more aligned with who they are and what they value. It was joyful to have witnessed her clients embark on richer and more colourful and fulfilling lives by using the prototype tools. She is keen to explore ways to introduce these valuable concepts to young people to plant a seed of self-exploration and self-leadership at an earlier age.
Joseph is an ICF accredited RTC Coach, based in the UK, who offers mid-career change coaching via on-line 1:1 sessions. He helps his clients to first undertake deep mindset work, to uncover possible blocks / limiting beliefs that may be preventing them from having the confidence to change. After doing deep transformational work and creating the mindset shifts and insights needed to have a fresh perspective, he helps his clients take a creative and proactive approach to designing new possibilities for the trajectory of both their life and careers. Leaving them with clarity, focus and a clear action plan on how to move forward. With 12 years of previous experience in advertising and branding, Joseph made a successful and more fulfilling career change 3 years ago from brand strategist, to senior sales consultant for a global personal development school. This career shift has enabled him to speak from a place of real experience and relate to his clients' need for clarity and support in finding a more purposeful career path.
Meet Adel, a qualified Organisational Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) whose passion revolves around empowering individuals and teams to grow. With a focus on fostering creativity and empathy, Adel co-creates and holds space for transformative dialogues that lead to genuine and generative outcomes. Her expertise lies in relationships and team coaching, where she skilfully enhances communication, bolsters empathy and resilience, and nurtures creativity and connection. By guiding teams through the intricacies of change, she equips them with the tools to navigate challenges with grace and ingenuity. Adel also dedicates herself to one-on-one coaching, empowering individuals to take charge of their lives and forge the path they envision. Whether it's navigating change, resolving conflicts, or brainstorming solutions, she stands as a pillar of support in their personal and professional journeys. Throughout her career, Adel has traversed diverse domains, delving into digital and organisational transformation, design, and ultimately, leadership and coaching. Drawing from her past experiences as a Leader in Management Consulting (BCG) and Technology (Cisco), she recognises the indispensable value of her work in today's rapidly evolving world.
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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.
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
Magda has a great experience in supporting processes of change and transformation, working with individual Clients as well with business organizations. She loves to accompany her Clients in discovering their satisfactory paths of life. She believes in the limitless growth potential which can manifest in a supportive environment and circumstances. She bases her approach on Positive psychology, which defines scientifically proven elements that are crucial for the meaningful and flourishing life. Magda has over 20 years of experience on executive and managerial positions in Orange Polska. Her passion is business transformation as well as culture change. She was leading many different company areas such as Transformation, Sourcing, Real Estate, ERP implementation, Strategic projects management. Magda’s passion is constant learning. She has a MSc in Psychology, MSc in Management and Marketing, MA in Musicology. She also has a diploma from Postgraduate studies in Positive psychology and ICF and ICC coaching certificates. She loves to work with people and always feels fulfilled when she is able to help others in transcending their limits.
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.
Isabelle is a business consultant and certified leadership coach merging eastern and western practices of conscious leading and living. Guiding clients to successfully design their inner and outer development journeys and to be in the driver seats of life, work and wellbeing is a passion for her. Isabelle is also a co-creator of capacity building programs for emerging adults on the topics of conscious leadership, transformation literacy and holistic wellness. With a 15-year career as an executive in high tech industries in Canada, Isabelle (MBA, Eng.) has extensive experience leading large scale system transformations, team performance and individual development. While living in southeast Asia for seven years, she deepened her leadership, personal mastery and transformation literacy while heading consulting endeavors for various startups and small businesses in East Timor and Bali. Now based in Portugal, Isabelle’s clientele span across the globe and benefit from her diverse experience and deep desire for meaningful and authentic interactions. She also holds accredited certifications as an executive leadership coach, life coach, yoga teacher, small and medium consulting, Neurolinguistic programming and is on progress of accreditation for holistic wellness coaching.
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.