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I help professionals find their passion and live to their full potential with purpose. Passionate about people and positive psychology, I compassionately evolve others. I design and deliver 1-1 or group coaching programmes for people in transition. My area of specialism is supporting people looking for their next chapter in their career. British by birth, global by choice. I am based in Copenhagen and work globally. My personal recipe for a balanced life includes a splash of optimism, yoga and dark chocolate
I am an experienced coach and career development leader with over 20 years' experience in global blue chip businesses focused on career development for individuals and strategic people management for organisations. I specialise in helping upwardly mobile female managers and executives to achieve their potential, navigate career transitions and ensure a fulfilling and rewarding career. My coaching area of focus is all things to do with careers and ensuring fulfilment, performance and effectiveness at work, successfully transitioning to a leadership role, dealing with confidence and imposter syndrome, making an impact on return from maternity leave or other career breaks, helping navigate career 'junctions' and decisions, considering and making career changes, finding your career 'mojo' and other related topics to help achieve a fulfilling and rewarding career. How I work: As a Chartered Occupational Psychologist I bring a psychological perspective to my coaching, looking at the underlying factors that influence the way we behave and respond to situations. Where it helps the client I can use a range of psychometric assessments to bring greater clarity and self-awareness to patterns of behaviour. My clients describe me as insightful, open, warm, encouraging and focused on ensuring the client’s success. My credentials: I have spent two decades looking at which individuals get appointed to jobs, which are most successful, which are able to successfully navigate their careers, and which aren’t. With a deep working understanding of what organisations look for in their people, I also offer strategic career management services, in the form of bespoke workshops and (soon) retreats. I am fascinated by careers and career development and have conducted and published research and spoken at various international conferences on this topic. As an expert I have been quoted in Forbes and Virgin.com. With senior leadership experience in global organisations I have lived many of the career and leadership challenges my clients face. I am passionate about helping women to achieve their full potential and this was the basis for founding Shape Talent Ltd – a boutique coaching and consultancy business with a mission to help significantly more women achieve senior leadership roles in business. In addition to being an experienced psychologist, I am also an accredited CCS Career Coach, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and hold memberships with the Association for Coaching, Career Development Institute, the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, the Health & Care Professionals Council and the Psychometrics Forum. Other interests My out-of-work interests include spending time with my daughter, scuba diving, shark spotting, big cats and wildlife conservation. I am a Trustee of Born Free, a leading wildlife charity.
I work with anyone from Professional Business Executives to undergrad students who have a strong desire to grow, change and live their best lives. Clients often say to me, “That is a really good question,” because usually I am the first person to have ever asked them that question and therefore I am privileged to be the first person who is also genuinely interested in their response. I see Coaching as both a responsibility and a enormous privilege. I have over 20 years experience in teaching and learning, mentoring and coaching, as well as nearly 20 years of sobriety. My diverse and rich life experiences enable me to work with anyone from any demographic and help them achieve success. Clients say that I’m an excellent coach and that they achieve well beyond what their initial goals were; this is what makes my coaching work all the more rewarding. I trained as a coach with Barefoot Coaching and their training is highly regarded both nationally and internationally. I work whenever and wherever WE want to work. While based in London, I coach clients internationally and locally. Rapport within our working relationship is key. Because of this, I offer a free chemistry session over the phone, or using any live video platform; there is no obligation to commit to anything at this stage. Please get in touch if you have any questions about me, working with me, or if you want to help and support to live your best life. Whenever you are ready, so am I.
I believe coaching is the one of the most powerful processes anyone can go through, it's remarkable what happens when someone truly has the time and space to think for themselves without distraction and to explore a subject without feeling judged or at risk, for me being able to create that environment as a coach is so important.
I work with people that want to make a difference but perhaps do not know how to yet. They could have a bigger purpose, or need that is not in focus yet and needs to be 'unblocked'. I help entrepreneurs, social innovators, and business leaders to be their passion, to be their dream and make it real. I am a big dreamer, but I find that this alone does not unleash my full potential, so I get this space. If this interests you, visit http://c0a.ch/chat15 and lets have a no obligation, free chat to see what we can do together.
Joao Perre Viana
Founder, Walking Mentorship
João Perre Viana is the founder of the Walking Mentorship and can be described as a”glass half full” type of person. Raised in Portugal, he quickly called the world his home. Finished high school in Montana, studied law in Lisbon and ended up selling is first digital company to an advertising group just before the bubble burst in 2001. Becoming a Mad Man turned out to be much better than staying in court, the best travel agency he could ever have dreamed of; first took him on a European tour (France, Germany and UK) with a pit stop to conclude an MBA in Belgium. Later, the passion for strategy, innovation and brand creation took him into Central Asia (Kazakstan), Eastern Europe (Ukraine) and Africa (Angola and Mozambique). In between more than 12 countries, living, mentoring, working and teaching at local universities. He his an advisory board member in different organisations and also a guest lecturer at EADA in Barcelona and Lviv Business School in Ukraine. For many years he has been a business mentor at numerous pre-accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurial programs. Bringing 15+ years of international background, João has a strong focus and experience in Change Management, Business transformation and Individual mentorship, he developed a philosophy of self-development coined Walking Mentorship. A fresh breeze to drive individual change and impact organisations from within.