Meet our team

Core Team

Manuela Damant

Manuela Damant

Visionary Collective Leader

Ten years as Underwriter and Risk & Insurance Advisor at Shell International. Escaped the city to become a coach in 2004. Creator Connector. Enthusiastic, optimistic, energetic. Believing in the good in everyone and everything. Encouraging more and more women embrace their innate leadership skills and power to create a better world for all. Wife, mother of three girls. Zurich, London, Melbourne, The Hague. Book that changed her life trajectory at 25: “The Alchemist” by Paolo Coehlo.

Dagmar Hopf

Dagmar Hopf

Creative Transition Catalyst

Almost 20 years experience in individual and organisational change processes. Ex management consultant. Psychologist and systemic counsellor. Creative, insightful, and determined. Eternal idealist. Believes in everyone’s unique talent. Passionate about empowering others to dare to follow their own paths. Gives shape to processes, programs, and documents. Aims for meaningful, lasting impact for a greater good. Mother of a boy. Loves chocolate and German cakes.

Amber Rahim

Amber Rahim

Unconventional Leadership Agent

20 years international business experience in Supply Chain. Progressed to coaching to create more impact in the world. Takes the “hard” out of leadership, and brings humour and humanity back into business. Described as a master of “Iron fist with velvet glove”. Calls you forth to play bigger. Creative, persistent, articulate. Chooses transformation over slogging it out. Loves the wind, it’s my favourite weather.

Dovile Corrigan

Dovile Corrigan

Engaged Relationship Builder

Corporate background in sales, account and relationship management. Strengths Strategy and People Acuity certified coach. Helps ambitious and busy professionals to align their strengths with their jobs more effectively. Knows that it’s not only about developing skills and competence, but also about learning to boost one’s energy. Supports individuals to identify their true strengths to achieve alignment between strengths, projects and career development. Mum of two lively young children. Seasoned expat understanding the extra challenges of the international community.

Nada Mesqui

Nada Mesqui

Adamant Status-Quo Shifter

Experienced Sales and Account Manager in the global personal care products industry. Brand and team builder. Believes that clarity comes from action. Unshakeable optimist with a gift of connecting people to their most courageous self. Understands the complexity today’s professionals are facing and the skills to help them get more clarity, elan and purpose. Supports organisations develop their future leaders. Firm believer in the power of mindset, work-hard, play-hard mentality and a little bit of magic.

Unzela Haider

Unzela Haider

Investigative Bridge Builder

Organisational Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the public sector. Always asks ‘Why do we behave the way we do? How can we achieve our personal best? What legacy do we leave?’. Passionate about bringing people together. True believer in everyone’s contribution and unique qualities in a team. Uncanny ability to understand people and their unique strengths and personalities. Eager to achieve gender balance in the workplace. Encourages others to claim their space and work on their goals. Expat child turned local, wife, mother and event planner to four children.

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Alberto Gonzalez Otero

Alberto Gonzalez Otero

Chief Purpose Officer

18 years of experience in driving sales, building and developing organisations and teams. Firm believer in purpose as the main driver to success. Passionate about guiding leaders, teams and individuals to find and live their purpose. Empowers others to become the best version of themselves. Positive, enthusiastic, energetic. Enables to disconnect to reconnect. Family man. Continuously learning from others, especially from his wife and two amazing boys. In love with his family and a place called “Asturias”.

Anita Paalvast

Anita Paalvast

Team Coach and Pioneer

Four years in the export industry and ten years in international banking. Fourth degree black belt in Aikido. Passionate about embodying leadership principles. On a mission to take it national and global. Driven by the values of integrity, autonomy and cooperation. Powerful and sensitive. Offers the martial art principles to today’s organisational context – like self-control, keeping the bigger picture, integrating opposing views, adapting real time, keeping the flow in the situation.

Catrin Simons

Catrin Simons

Drama Coach

Ten years of experience in the creative and performing arts. Expert in children’s literature. Trusts in the power of the individual. Passionate, powerful, and understanding. Believes that the only way is up and that the way to get there is by believing in yourself and understanding that you can be more than you are everyday. A realistic existentialist. Loves to question life, others, and our purpose. Motto: always be kind to others, no matter what. Together we can be better.

Daria Nashat

Daria Nashat

Strategic Resilience and Self-Care Builder

Almost 20 years experience in working on human dignity in situations of adversity. Supports women to stay rooted and energized whilst leading change. Believes that leadership starts with taking good care of ourselves. Sees possibilities everywhere. Trusts in wholeness, our body’s wisdom, and the power of the circle. Loves to wonder and wander. Enjoys talking to strangers. Can’t live without books. Creative and strategic thinker. Mother with a vision. Believes that the world is as we dream it.

 

Jane Stephenson

Jane Stephenson

Strengths-Highlighter

More than 10 years experience as a certified career and executive coach, author and speaker, following a previous life as a corporate accountant. Intuitive, curious and supportive. Sees interacting with horses as a way to uncover leadership qualities within the coaching environment. Believes that people have more power and influence than they realise and aims to tap into those strengths. Enjoys the dichotomy of culture and nature, family and individuality.

Joanna Trawinska

Joanna Trawinska

Virtual Chief of Happiness

Professional Virtual Business Assistant. Experience as international assistant within diverse industries. Delivers business support, plans events, hosts courses. Helps to spread the word on social media, and keeps up the positive vibes. Connector. Cheerleader. Considers people as beautiful creatures who deserve to be heard, to be visible, to be loved and to be supported. Loves coffee, reading and crocheting. Absolutely in love with her son.

Luca Grasso

Luca Grasso

Empowering People Coach

Life nerd in the skin of a certified coach. Natural challenger in search of dismantling any possible internal or external stigma’s humans are so skilled in creating. On his mission to help people connect to the “philosopher within” and from there discover self-knowledge, global comprehension, and intimate acceptance. Solid presence, persistent intuition, enduring trust. Serves individuals in their growth and teams in forming upper levels of relationships.

Lynette Croxford

Lynette Croxford

Copywriting Career Enthusiast

Over 20 years’ experience in the science of people in multi-national corporates as well as fledgling start-ups and medium sized organisations. Passionate about giving people a voice by developing confidence and self-engagement. Creative first, pragmatic second. Hopeful of the future. In love with language and the effect it delivers to empower, change minds and open doors.

 

Natali Drake

Natali Drake

Visual and Strategic Storyteller

Published fiction writer with twenty years experience in creative marketing for large international brands. Lecturer and public speaker. Enthusiastic, energetic and inspiring. Passionate about empowering women and making us heard. Head in the clouds, feet on the ground and hands always busy. Paints pictures with words. Can’t keep quiet or still, and has somehow made that her job. Loves exploring, asking, tasting and experiencing.

Rolandjan van Mulligen

Rolandjan van Mulligen

Meditation and Yoga Teacher

Over 10 years experience in teaching Yoga and Meditation in various studios and companies both in The Netherlands and abroad. Invites to go beyond one’s limiting beliefs and assumptions. Enables to discover a timeless happiness, clarity and inner stability. Offers simple and practical tools and techniques beneficial for everyday life to shift the attention from doubt and worry to our peaceful essence.

Szonja Kisgergely

Szonja Kisgergely

Organiser and Task Guru

More than ten years of experience in supportive roles. Executive, organizer, project manager. Energetic, structured, proactive and cheerful. Passionate about helping out other people and making life easier. Solves problems, arrange travels and events, saves time. Wife, mother of one tiny human and two pugs. Loves travelling, cooking and yoga.

Vassia Sarantopoulou

Vassia Sarantopoulou

Anti-Loneliness Advocate

Psychotherapist and Relationship Counselor. More than 15 years of experience in supporting men and women through adulthood challenges. In love with the psychology’s infinity. Curious since birth. Searches for patterns, explores alternative scenarios. Redefines cliches, removes stereotypes and unnecessary agonies. With kindness and realistic positivity. Aims to bring back love and honest decisions in relationships. Believes in the power of connection and deep, meaningful relationships.

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