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About me

I help people in their 30ties and 40ties in few areas:

- find a career they can be passionate about,

- improve their leadership effectiveness,

- help to re-shift their mindset to grow confidence, self-worth,

- find clarity of what they want in life and

- help them to take steps towards their goals.

For me, it is about building consciousness and courage. It is about helping the people I work with to become more satisfied and true lovers of life.

I work with private individuals and all types of professionals from start-ups to entrepreneurs and senior managers. I make the coaching process challenging, honest and, above all, authentic - so I can be direct, occasionally blunt and wholly unafraid of asking difficult questions!

My approach to coaching is based in various disciplines including Co-Active Coaching, relationship coaching, somatic/embodiment coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, positive psychology and NLP. The approach is holistic, honest and is meant to evoke a change from within that will last and enable and empower the individual to flourish in life in the long term.

I specialise in:

- Professional coaching which covers career coaching/career change, career progression, professional growth, leadership development, conscious leadership, developing soft skills for workplace.

- Life coaching which covers personal growth/development, spirituality, consciousness development, changing life habits, relationships, interpersonal skills, growing positivity and motivation.

Professional/career coaching

Within professional coaching, you can work on areas like leadership development, job change, promotion, performance, and confidence, dealing with redundancy or improving relations at work. Please contact me to discuss your circumstances and I will help you decide how many sessions and what time will serve you best.

Specifically for career changers and anyone seeking a new professional direction, I offer a structured programme, build around an evidence-based framework of Firework Career Coaching. It will help you find out what your dream shift could be and how to get there.

Find out more on our page:http://www.darecoaching.co.uk/love_your_career.html

What will you get with Love Your Career programme:

  • A thorough understanding of who you are and what do you want from your work and life as a whole
  • New career possibilities and options generated in an innovative way
  • An action plan that will take you from where you are currently to the choice that you have made
  • Support and motivation all the way through the programme

Life coaching and personal development

Life coaching is best suited for clients who would like to improve their life holistically, have a more fulfilling life, led in a conscious way, grow self-awareness and improve their relations with others. My leading coaching style is Co-Active coaching - it is an experience like no other types of coaching. It leaves the client feeling powerfully empowered, creative and confident. Depending on client's requirements I also use personal development theories rooted in psychology, neuroscience, NLP and social psychology delivering a truly life-transforming experience.

Clients can also choose some specific areas of focus:

  • improving their relationships,
  • changing habits that do not serve them anymore
  • improve work-life balance,
  • grow their self-leadership - sense of direction and clarity as well as most effective ways to show up
  • boost confidence and self-belief (which often includes conquering impostor syndrome),
  • improve overall satisfaction in life,
  • work on well-being and fitness.

For more info and to book your free consultation visit www.darecoaching.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional coach, fully certified up to a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level by a world golden standard organisation - ICF - International Coach Federation.

I have received a comprehensive coaching training from world top leading coaching schools - CTI (Coaches Training Institute) and CRR (Centre for Right Relationship). I also hold Firework Career Coaching certification and have completed many coach specific development courses. I am a member of ICF.

My Certifications:

CPCC - Certified Co-Active Coach
PCC - Professional Certified Coach (by ICF)

Leadership Circle Profile Certified
Firework Career Coaching Certified
other coaching training:

ORSC - Organisation and Relationship Systems Coaching

Before becoming a coach I have worked in a blue-chip global corporate organisation as a learning and development professional. My focus was on various areas of personal and professional growth. I am CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) qualified and I also hold an MA, and BS.

Coaching is not a regulated industry - anyone can use "coach" as their title, even if all they have is a "rich life experience they want to share" or have done a quick online/weekend course they have attended. Make sure you find a right professional who provide you with top service. You get what are paying for (sadly even the price is not a guarantee anymore). I am the coach who is thoroughly trained, rigorously checked before granted an accreditation and continuously developing further skills. I have been professionally coaching since 2016.


It has been fantastic working with Joanna. I found it really useful to be taken through a thorough process and as a result and now have a really clear idea of exactly what my skills and passions are and practical ideas about the next steps I need to take. I now feel more confident and I am exploring some amazing opportunities that I would never have felt possible before. Joanna will work with you to help you find time to fit the sessions into your lifestyle - no matter how busy you are. I enjoyed the mixture of face to face and Skype sessions, as this saved me time and both were equally useful. If you want to learn more about yourself and how to discover your true potential, I cannot recommend Joanna highly enough.

Tom, Education Consultant

Joanna’s coaching helped me greatly last year as I looked for a new and challenging role. She kept me focused and provided me with tools and strategies to let me shine through the interview processes.
It’s nice to have a boost button handy when you need it!

Peter, IT Consultant

I love to do a lot of things and it seems that all of them are important for me... so I have been coached by Joanna and she has helped me to focus and find a direction in my professional life and building a plan to go for it!! She has bringed me more clarity related to who I am and what I will love to work on!!

Ainhoa, Consultant

I can't overstate how much value I have taken from my time spent with Jo. As a business leader with over 20 years experience, and having actively driven my personal development, which included having worked with coaches at work over the years, I thought that I was a well rounded leader and initially had my reservations as to how much value I would take from these coaching sessions, but I have taken more value from 12 coaching sessions than I ever thought possible. I was challenged, taken out of my comfort zone and driven to better understand myself and my values. Not only do I now think that I am a more effective leader, but my personal time is so much rewarding. 5 stars from me

Lee, Retail Director

Joanna Hunek is one of the most professional persons I’ve ever met. Her personalized approach, being at the same time challenging and warm is more than impressive. We were meeting half a year and thanks to these conversations I realized what my unnecessary limitations are. I didn’t believe in my advantages – presenting and negotiation skills; I was concentrated too much on my weakness. She opened my eyes on easy true – there are things that are out of our control. And proper attitude and believing in ourselves open the door to anything we dream of. Thanks to relevant skills of Joanna I have just found a new, very ambitious job and director’s position. Wish anyone such a coach!

Tomasz, IT Director

The coaching sessions have really helped my confidence, enabling me to challenge myself and step outside my comfort zone. This has led to me achieving more and attempting more than I thought I was capable of.

Carlos, Retail Manager

Joanna is a formidable coach, tenacious yet gentle, able to help her clients reach awareness and insight that creates new openings for the possibility, and new ways of thinking. It was my pleasure to be coached by her.

Karl, VP in Pharma Industry

Through working with Joanna I now have a much clearer understanding of who I am, what's important to me, and the confidence and structure to pursue my dreams. I cannot recommend Joanna highly enough, so if you're feeling stuck, a bit tired of the day to day, like you're missing out on life, and want to drive a change Joanna is the perfect partner with the skills to help you on your way.

Tamla, Business Transformation Manager, Social Enterpreneur

Member organisations


UK International Coach Federation

The International Coach Federation is the professional association for personal and business coaches worldwide.

Coaches can become accredited by the ICF, who have three grades of membership: Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Master Certified Coach (MCC), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Master Certified Coach's have achieved a substantial level of training and experience.

Members of ICF are accountable to a professional code of ethics.

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Business Coaching and Facilitation

  • Executive and Leadership Development - developing effective leaders of the future and
  • Team coaching - working with systems and teams

In organisations we help to address:

  • a range of environmental challenges,
  • enhance creativity, problem-solving and innovation,
  • employee engagement and motivation,
  • company culture.

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From £125.00 to £250.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

For all Life Coach Directory clients: 10% OFF when you sign up for any package, just quote "Life Coach Directory".

Packages starting from £250 per month.

To find out more visit: https:https://www.darecoaching.co.uk/prices.html

Cards and Direct Debit instalments accepted.

Please enquire via Dare Coaching website www.darecoaching.co.uk

Book your free consultation here: https://darecoaching.as.me/

I am offering reduced rates to those whose who have been severely impacted by Coronavirus. Please do ask.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday-Friday, flexible times

Further information

Virtual: Zoom, Skype, or WebEx for all 1-2-1 clients

* Face to face is currently unavailable due to Covid-19



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Joanna Hunek PCC CPCC

Joanna Hunek PCC CPCC