I have a total of 7 years of experience in events' services, marketing, coaching and HR/people development and am self-employed since 2013, after a short career in banking. I have a natural curiosity for what makes people tick and for understanding the underlying dynamics of human behaviour, that are not always so apparent at first sight. I believe that the majority of issues prevalent in organisations are due to misunderstandings, miscommunication, power struggles and ineffective leadership. Of course there is never just one reason for any problem. The complexity of problems and their many angles is something I am passionate and skilled at uncovering. My speciality lies in the people aspect of things. We all know that people are an organisations's most important assets, yet we all struggle to live that in practice. As a t-shaped thinker I have a wide variety of interests, skills, capacities and experience ranging from my academic studies in business, management, leadership and organisational psychology, to my multicultural understanding and background, fluency in 4 languages, musical & acting/performing abilities, event management, communication skills, coaching & facilitating, presenting, Pilates training instructor etc. This broad capacity coupled with my well-rounded experience in HR, Event Management, Communications, Live Marketing, Direct Marketing, Creative Writing (Im a Huffington Post Contributor), Entrepreneurship, People Development/Change Work/Training, has allowed me to look at people and problems with a different perspective. I am particularly interested in coaching people & teams who are looking for the following results: - Improved self-awareness which leads to a change in behaviour and different results. - Understanding of self and others leading to more compassion & empathy. - Feeling more at ease and relaxed which improves overall performance & increased productivity. - Clearer and more effective communication. - Improved creativity and ideas (as a result of understanding your personal „flow“). My coaching style is based on the following guiding principles: - Coaching as a sounding board. - Coaching as a feedback mechanism. - Coaching as a mirror: your hidden „blindspots“ uncovered. - Coaching as a reflection point: uncover your. underlying motivations, get clear on your "why"/your vision, get ideas flowing for your business & team. - Coaching as a resource to shift your behaviour & attitude. - Coaching as a way to uncover your strengths and learn to harness them: being in your „flow“ state. I am available for coaching in the following areas: Team dynamics: resolving underlying issues blocking the flow in your team, understanding where and why communication is ineffective. This can be done through hosting group coaching dialogues at your offices or wherever we choose to meet. Bring your team along and through dialogue moderated by myself we can get to the bottom of things, generate greater clarity of the issues at hand, and find effective solutions. Leadership style: understand your personal leadership style, your blindspots and how your leadership impacts those people around you. By learning about yourself and your hidden dynamics, you can improve your leadership skills, communicate more effectively and become a better leader. Millennials: you either are a millennial yourself or have millennials in your team. Business vision/team vision: group coaching for teams to ask yourself some deeper questions about where your team/organisation wants to go, why and what needs to change. If you're looking for a fresh perspective, a desperately needed change in culture, then a group coaching/dialogue is a great way to start this process.
I hold a Masters Degree (Master of Science) from the London School of Economics (UK) in International Employment Relations & HRM, with a strong focus on organisational behaviour, organisational development and human psychology. I also hold a Bachelors' Degree in Management Study with French from the University of Nottingham (UK) I am also a trained and licensed Practitioner and Master Practitioner of NLP, an experienced and skilled practitioner of EFT (energetic psychology to release unconscious blocks/beliefs)
I have 7 years of experience working in a variety of sectors including the events' and marketing as well as coaching professionals and entrepreneurs on achieving their personal goals, and using their potential to achieve the mission they want to achieve. I have lead and coached teams and events to perform at their best and have spent 18 months working in HR development & executive coaching/training at the European Central Bank. I am also a presenter, event host and emcee at global conferences and international trade shows for clients such as Huawei and Philips. My strengths lie in understanding people quickly and deeply because of the questions I ask and the mix of skills and competencies I use to help people get the to the bottom of things quickly. As an experienced communicator I am skilled at helping people communicate clearly and confidently, and helping them improve their emotional intelligence, self-awareness and leadership style. Further experience includes live marketing & sales experience and being able to generate customer leads with great ease. I can teach people how to become more relatable, engage with customers and staff in an authentic way and win people over. This skill has been developed through a mix of experience (having worked with hundreds of people) & skill (reading people, understanding their psychology and communicating with clarity).
Agriculture, Car Industry, Banking, Coaching, Computer Software, Retail, Renewables & Environment, Facility Management, Financial Services, Airline, Leisure & Tourism, Health & Fitness, Industrial Automation, Information Technology & Services, International Trade & Development, Consumer Goods, Arts & Crafts, Food, Marketing & Advertising, Market Research, Medical Services, Metallurgy / Processing, Fashion / clothing industry, Human Resources, Pharmaceutical Industry, Psychology / Psychotherapy, Recycling & Disposal, Telecommunications, Event Services, Composites Industry, Public Relations & Communication, Translation & Localization
I am particularly interested in the people edge & organizational culture within systems (e.g. ensuring that an organization as an eco-system has a system of people who are able to utilize their fullest potential and strive towards a common vision & purpose). Impact and the desire for meaning is at the core of what I do and have helped people achieve through my personal coaching and way of thinking. At the core of my interests is the passion for looking beneath the “tip of the iceberg” because that is where the real truth to problems most often lies, and with it, the solution. I am very skilled at getting to the core of the issue (people focused) quickly and accurately and able to detect the dynamics of a team and/or organizational culture and what drives it. I believe that everything stems from the way we think about ourselves and our world. My ability to understand, inspire and motivate people (important in situations that require buy-in, have team resistance etc). One of my other strengths is to communicate convincingly and with great clarity. Some of my daily interests include travelling, events, singing, dancing and exercising, meeting people, and psychology. I love being out in nature and exploring the world.
I can coach in: Deutsch, English, Spanish, Français
Member of the following associations
Licensed Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), (trained by Richard Bandler, UK 2013). Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), (trained by Richard Bandler, USA 2013). BASI Pilates Matt Instructor Highly skilled in Energetic Psychology including EFT (Emotional Freedom Tapping Technique).
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