Most of my clients are international leaders with cross-cultural responsibilities who want to become more effective leaders. They are hardworking and motivated with a strong desire to live a meaningful and prosperous life abroad.
One of my clients was a CEO from France whose Chairman was in China. He had tremendous stress managing his new role. It was important for him to have strong interpersonal relationships with his American and Chinese teams while achieving a strong work life balance at home.
In the beginning of our coaching, he had a hard time adjusting to various cultural aspects. During our time together, I worked closely with him to discover his authentic leadership style. Then he identified his short and long-term goals. As he began to honor his strengths as a leader, his communication and organization skills became more effective and his team more cohesive. By the end of our coaching, he was able to create a balanced and fulfilled work-life even during periods of high stress.
For more than a decade, I worked in the Human Resource industry in Italy. After moving to the United States and settling in Michigan, I pursued further training and became a Certified Professional Coach with the International Coaching Federation. I then founded AF International LLC. and began subcontracting as a Leadership Coach with Business Coaching on Demand.
Further I completed the yearlong Co-Active Leadership Program and now utilize experiential leadership techniques with my clients to design and foster their leadership skills. Working with cross-cultural leaders continues to be a significant part of my work as a leadership coach.
Currently I work with clients from different nationalities supporting them in their personal and professional journey abroad.
I am engaged with the international community in Michigan and offer powerful and transformative workshops.
- Bachelor degree and Post Graduate Qualifications in Human Resource in Brazil
- Master degree in Human Resource in Italy
- Certified Co-Active Coach through The Coaches Training Institute
- Leadership graduate through The Coaches Training Institute
- Professional Certified Coach through International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- Member of ICF Global
- Board member of ICF Michigan in 2016 and 2017
- Member of The Expat Coaching Association
- Member of Professional Women Association
I use my personal experience as an expat and my intuition blended with the ability to help my clients to discover their greatest potential. In this way they can create a positive impact in their own lives, regardless of where they live or work, and shift their perspective to allow them enhanced effectiveness and greater success.
I coach people, supporting them in their personal and professional development, reconnecting with their personal values and purpose, and ultimately creating a powerful and meaningful transformation in their lives.
My approach is relationship based, creating safety for my client, and establishing trust between each other. I work with the client as a whole person believing in his or her capacity and exploring their aspirations and barriers that are holding them back in their personal and professional life.