Meet your Co-Leaders
I'm an avid skier and I often use skiing as a metaphor for leadership and for living one's life to the fullest. Along with photography and evolving business, skiing is a life-long love of mine. Doing the same slope a hundred times is always different. No two runs are the same, even if you (think you) "know" the piste.
I learned the same is true of every person, every business - they may seem superficially similar, but even when you enter a familiar company a few months later, everything has changed. With photography, skiing and business, I have to be ever present to the Now - conditions, terrain, people - and rapidly make adjustments as necessary. My time working in Investment Banking probably gave me the most extreme exposure to volatility and instant change.
We never know what the mountain, the weather and our fellow skiers might throw up out of nowhere, but when we feel confident in our skills, we know we can deal with it and enjoy the thrill of improvisation and grounded panic-free response.
I've learned to appreciate and revel in uncertainty and the unforeseeable in real life too - the unknowability of tomorrow. I lean into myself and others to create from what is here right now, to make the best of the situation.
That freedom and joy is what I feel called upon to share - to help you lean into your whole human self and the extraordinary connection with others available to you from there - to not be overwhelmed, but to live fully.
There is an African proverb, which says, “If you don't know where you're going, remember where you're from.” Whenever we are lost and no longer know where to go, it calls us to remember our roots. At the age of 30, I was there; I no longer knew where to go.
My professional career had taken shape rapidly and I soon found myself in the job I thought I wanted: I was in a leadership position with a very diverse team, managing complexity and operating over multiple countries in Asia Pacific. From the outside it appeared successful… And so, what’s next? I realized I was facing a blank wall, I felt lonely and disconnected, searching for a deeper sense of purpose to guide me.
Remembering where I come from brought me back to the intimate relationship I had with my brother and sister, the love from my parents and the simplicity of life surrounded by nature. This was a call for reconnection.
I have always believed in synchronicity: when one chooses to listen, truly listen; life shows us a direction and this is how my new path started.
I had the dream to transform the leadership culture by bringing back the “essence of what makes us human” into the corporate world. Putting human connections and co-creation at the heart of my work has been my vision since then. Now as a coach and facilitator, I aspire to create a space for people to connect, with themselves, with others and with humanity; and thus create a space of possibilities.
If you want to know more about my path and professional experience, I invite you to check my linked in profile
Magali and Christina have designed and facilitated one of the best coaching experiences I have ever been on. I leave feeling immensely humble and grateful, most importantly I feel confident that this experience has had a significant impact on my life
Rebecca, Senior Project Manager
This retreat gave me inspiring, surprising and challenging insights. That made me understand myself more as well as others and will support me in private as well as work life.
Karen, Master Certified Coach
I love the lightness and positivity although the essence is ‘essential’ and profound