My first love was international development, and for over 15 years I worked for international aid agencies, consulting companies and non-profits, dealing with big global issues of poverty, inequality, health and rights. With Master's degrees in Development Economics and in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research, I have taken very seriously my training in the economic, political, social and public health aspects of human development. But life has a way of teaching us its own lessons too - and after some painful life experiences and a rewarding internal journey, I added the personal dimension to my lifelong learning of what it means to be fully human. I read, I inquired, I listened to myself and others, I also studied yoga in depth, for years. I was eventually also coached, and being a pragmatist at heart, I resonated with the very tangible clarity and forward energy that coaching brought me.
I understood three things, that still drive me today: striving to know myself is the first step towards living the life I want; assuming responsibility for my own growth liberates me; achieving coherence of body, mind and soul is key to being in my power. I wanted to contribute to people’s lives with what I knew. I wanted a straightforward and great tool to do this, and I trained professionally as a Coach.
I am now dedicated to supporting leaders and teams to develop this self-awareness, take on the responsibility for their own internal coherence and growth, and achieve their goals from a place of integrity and consciousness, empowerment and agency.
I do this through leadership coaching, training, facilitation and speaking engagements.