Do you wish to be a more authentic leader with purpose? Are you looking to enhance your skills in motivating your team to succeed? Do your communication skills need sharpening? A successful leader leads with emotional intelligence to drive change and performance. A globally successful leader knows when and how to adapt to local cultures to drive performance.
Our leadership coaching program provides individually tailored coaching working towards your goals. Leadership coaching is a partnership where the coach through deep questioning and an action oriented process helps you understand and develop both your strengths and fill identified gaps, find solutions to your challenges while empowering you to succeed through deeper insights, self-awareness and skills enhancement. Topics can vary, based on needs identified. Examples are: developing leadership skills, motivating others to perform, communication, interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, leading for performance.
Our coaches are skilled in working with senior leaders, middle managers and rising leaders and have experience working within the United Nations System, International Development and Corporate. Most are also graduates of International Coach Federation certified programs with extensive experience as coaches.
A package includes 6 sessions of 45 minutes each, and a 20 minute initial introductory discussion to determine coach-client fit. In addition to the actual coaching sessions, the client is expected to work towards agreed upon goals and assignments between the coaching sessions. The coach is available for brief in-the-moment support between sessions when needs arise (usually via email and limited to brief questions).
You will start to define the overarching goals of the program in the intro session. In each session you will define the goal of the session, check in with assignments (if given during previous session) and summarize learning, goals accomplished and assignments agreed upon. The coaching sessions are normally scheduled every two weeks, allowing the client to implement goals and complete assignments between meetings. It is important to try to stay on this schedule to maintain momentum and optimize the benefits of the coaching.
Program fee: USD 1,800
Leadership/Executive coaching concentrates on the leadership aspects of a professional career. It invites you to look inside and discover your values, innate wisdom, strengths, passion, purpose. The more you understand about yourself the better your decisions will be and the more effectively you will be able to implement those decisions and motivate others to perform.What is the difference between Leadership/Executive coaching and career coaching?
While career coaching focuses more on the professional development, leadership/executive coaching focuses on the leadership aspects of a career, often but not always within a certain organizational context. However, in all coaching the whole person is in the center of the coach's attention with his/her uniqueness.Will I be an executive leader by the end of the program?
The program will increase your self awareness, effectiveness and connection with yourself. Your learning journey is applicable to both personal and organizational leadership. It will provide you with meaningful insights through consistent self exploration and thus will help you find new ways to act in different situations and go forward in life with purpose.I am not in a leadership role right now, is this program for me?
Knowing about and developing your leadership skills and gaps does not only benefit you when you are in a leadership role. Leadership permeates through life and comes into play whenever you take responsibility for your actions or non actions.Why should I engage in leadership coaching?
Coaching as well as leadership coaching is about personal growth and development of latent potential. If you are interested in challenging yourself, your limitations and what is possible, then leadership coaching is for you.Can the organization which I’m employed by pay for this coaching? Can the fee be paid in installments?
Yes! Contact us on how to invoice your organization, or to split your payment in installments.
You select a coach among those listed below. We recommend you to select a coach that speaks a language you are comfortable with, and who is located in a timezone close to yours.
You provide some information about yourself, such as your location and preferred language, and upload a copy of your resume.
You pay the coaching fee.
The coach confirms the booking and contacts you directly.
The coaching session takes place at the date and time agreed upon between you and the coach.
Once the coaching session is completed, we will ask you to provide some optional feedback about your learning experience.
Veronika has extensive experience with recruitment, career transitions, and international moves, having worked in the private staffing industry, almost a decade with HR matters in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and consulted for WHO's HR Global Services Center.
She is a Professional Coach, an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and has coached clients on life, health and career matters since 2015. Her coaching is aimed to be strategic and action-oriented.
She equally enjoys helping early-stage professionals and aspiring leaders as she does seasoned professionals looking for career support, whether it is a transition to, from or within the international development field.
Veronika is located in Sweden, and is Only available to coach clients located outside of the EU.
Chibesa Angela Mwape is a mother of three, writer, blogger, and Certified Career Coach- CPCC who has always had a passion for making the lives of others more meaningful and leaving a positive impact on them through the alignment of their personal and professional goals. With an undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Masters Degree in HR, Chibesa has had experience living and working in five different countries outside her own passport country including Ghana, Denmark, USA, Kosovo, and Kenya since 2004.
With extensive Africa experience spanning 13 years, Chibesa has written about career progression & job search, and successfully coached individuals as well as small groups on career development. Additionally, she has empowered clients with effective job search tools and strategies in over fifty locations in Africa and helped them to the navigation of an ‘out of the box’ perspective. Her clients have endorsed her for her high energy, passion and simple but practical coaching approach. Chibesa is a cultivated coach equipped with the most expedient tools, skills, and resources for coaching success.
She is the owner of a one-stop online career progression boutique providing career enrichment services to an executive, individuals, and groups. She most recently worked as a Global Employment Advisor with a U.S. Department of State program in Kenya, dubbed the Global Employment Initiative in Africa and has previously worked with the World Bank as a Global Mobility Analyst. Before that, she consulted for Passport Career, an online, country-specific, global job search platform.
*Only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays 8-10am (EST)*
I am a coach and consultant with 20 years’ international managerial experience in IT, HR and institutional development areas with the United Nations’ organizations (UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNWFP, WB) and international organizations (CTBTO, OSCE). It means that I hired and developed staff and teams, delivered capacity building programmes that helped thousands of experts, managers, and diplomats to enhance their personal and professional development in local and international contexts. My international career has taken me around the world, to numerous field offices and Headquarters in Europe, Asia, and North America. I gained an MBA from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria, and Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, USA. I am a qualified CO-ACTIVE COACH®.
I am a global coach who specializes in working internationally with mission-driven professionals and change-makers. I have been assisting international development leaders for 20+ years as an academic, an executive and as a coach. This experience gives me a unique understanding of what it takes to enter, grow and thrive in this field.
Before starting my practice, I was the Coaching Manager of the World Bank Group, where I directed 1,000+ coaching engagements to assist staff worldwide in preparing for career advancements, enhancing impact, and transitioning successfully to new roles. Previously, I was Head of Learning and Development at the EBRD (London, UK) and a professor at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), where I still teach and coach in the Executive Master in Management of International Organizations. I am also affiliated with the GWU Center of Excellence in Public Leadership (Washington DC) and the University of San Diego School of Leadership.
I am an ICF certified coach (PCC level), hold a PhD in Business Administration and have coached client from 30+ nationalities.
Wolfgang has some 38 years of United Nations (UN) peacekeeping and special political missions experience, both in the field and at UN headquarters in New York. He knows what it takes to get hired by the UN, having served as chairperson and member in hundreds of expert and regular recruitment panels interviewing and selecting candidates up-to the D-2 level. He is trained in the competency based interview technique of the UN, its core values, core competencies and managerial competencies including its indicators required to pass interviews. He also knows what it takes to advance careers in the UN having himself started at the lowest FS-2/1 level and progressed through the ranks up to the highest Director D-2/6 level. Human Resources and Training were Sections under his direct leadership and management.
After retirement from the UN in August 2018 he continued to be involved with UN peacekeeping, serving as a mentor at the UN’s Senior Mission Administration and Resources Training (SMART) programme held in Brindisi, Italy for Middle and Senior UN Managers, as well as reviewing the implementation of the UN’s Management Reform and it’s impact on UN Peace Operations as an independent consultant with the International Peace Institute (IPInst.org). He is currently engaged as an Independent Consultant, Mentor, Coach and International Guest Speaker.
Amaya has lived and worked overseas for more than 20 years working in UNICEF and UNAIDS and liaising closely with the Secretary General’s office, WHO and OHCHR. She has worked directly in Asia, Africa and Europe in public health, education, and child protection sectors. She has a PhD in behaviour change and has specialist skills in public health and community engagement which she has applied to challenges such as girls’ education, alcohol and drugs, HIV, Ebola, violence against children, immunisation, and the broader pursuit of child and adolescent health.
As a career coach with particular expertise in executive coaching (Institute of Workplace Training & Development & Oxford University, UK), she has diverse clientel and is attuned to cross-cultural issues. Her approach is practical, focussing on taking steps to move forward while deepening understanding of unhelpful patterns and how to manage or interrupt them. Part of her secret to success is her ability to apply the latest research on building skills and confidence to support the progress so many people are seeking in their personal and professional lives.
Beate holds a M.Sc. in Human Resources Management from the New School For Social Research, New York, USA, with a Certificate in Organizational Development; a M.A. in Translation French and Spanish from the University of the Saarland, Germany and a M.A. in Linguistics/Terminology from the Université Laval, Québec, Canada. She looks back at a successful career in Human Resources, having worked twenty-five years in HR at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York and Copenhagen where she was instrumental in the relocation and build-up of the JPO Service Center. Beate also worked several years in the private sector in Germany. She has experience in the various HR areas with emphasis on recruitment, staffing, learning and leadership development. In 2010/2011 she trained at the leading Coaches Training Institute (CTI), accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), to become a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC). In 2013/14 she graduated from a ten month Leadership Development Program with CTI. In 2019, Beate also certified as a coach in the Process Communication Model ® (PCM). Since her retirement from UNDP in 2014, Beate works as a professional coach at the national and international level. Beate shares the conviction that we are all naturally creative, resourceful and whole. She is committed and grateful to support others in developing their full potential. She is particularly passionate about individuals seeking professional transformation and helps them on their journey to realize the envisioned change.
Helen is passionate about coaching ambitious and accomplished global citizens transition to their desired life dream. A contagiously optimistic coach, trainer and speaker, she has advanced countless career paths for individuals at the United Nations, in the non-profit and private sector. She was the HR Strategic Partner at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), formerly Director of Talent Management at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She also worked for UNICEF, the United Nations, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and, in the private sector, for Reuters, Sotheby’s, and Seagram’s. She focused her career on recruitment, leadership development, coaching and training and now specializes in coaching women through life and career transition.
Helen has extensive facilitation and training experience, leading countless trainings and workshops in French and English on four continents.
She has lived and travelled internationally — from London to Lome, Oslo to Ouagadougou, Niamey to New York.
Helen is a certified coach, Team Diagnostic Survey (TDS) Foundational practitioner, and licensed Career Counsellor. A Smith College graduate, she holds a B.A in Theatre and History, an M.A in H.R. Management from Webster University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia University.
Kat is a PCC, leadership and executive career coach. Kat brings 20 years of international experience in human resources, learning, and development, and as a coach and trainer. Providing cross-cultural leadership and career coaching and training. She is proud to have been an Impactpool coach since 2016.
She coaches and trains in both the for-profit and multilateral sectors on leadership, assertiveness and communication across cultures, and wellbeing in global careers. She is a career consultant with UNFPA, a leadership coach with Seton Hall University Buccino Leadership Institute and previously worked with the UN Secretariat in Human Resources, with UNDP as a Career Transition Consultant and Columbia University. She has extensive experience coaching expatriate managers, women and rising leaders for successful global careers.
ICF Certified in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance and Masters Degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Social Science; Certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator and other assessments. As an avid networker she thrives on connecting people and serving on several non-profit boards in leadership positions. An immigrant to the US, she grew up in Finland, speaks English, Swedish and Finnish and is a mother of two teens.
John has been coaching for more than 20 years. He recently co-designed the coaching and mentoring education programme for the global Humanitarian Leadership Academy. John was formerly Global Practice Leader at World Vision International where he pioneered the charities’ global leader orientation, talent and succession management, and education processes, leadership assessment and leadership coaching services. Previously, as Global Consulting Development Leader for Hewitt Associates (now Aon) John led the global consulting focused “Hewitt University” and European organizational development consulting practice. He has worked with clients including The CHS Alliance, Vision Fund International, World Vision International, numerous INGOs, UK and foreign governments and in partnership with Development Decisions International, Cranfield and Ashridge Business Schools.
John has a Master’s degree in Management Development; post-graduate Diplomas in Management and Career Guidance; holds a Certificate in (Cognitive Behavioural) Coaching and is an accredited and experienced MBTI, Life Styles Inventory and Insights Discovery practitioner. John has considerable international experience gained in Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America.
Anna has 20+ years experience in the UN (UNICEF & WFP) and International Organisations, in progressively responsible roles within Human Resources Management in field and HQ duty stations. This includes experience as a Recruiter, Young Professionals Coordinator, and HR Operations Manager. Anna thrives in multicultural environments as a 3rd generation global nomad, and knows how international life opportunities can challenge and impact work/life choices.
Anna now works as a Solutions Focused Coach, HR Consultant, Blogger, and Small Business Owner. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Certified Coach (ACC).