I am a career and life coach, passionate about working with people and making connection with them. I help clients who are currently at crossroads in their life and in need of new direction, currently in transition between their career or relocated to a different county or city with lack of clarity about next steps or overwhelmed about frenetic life and stress due to jobs and responsibilities.
Area of Specialism
Usually people start their career in their early twenties and think that they will remain on the same path for all of their life, progressing higher and achieving more and never really thinking that a career change is possible. The realisation of change might lead to feelings of lost and demotivation, self-doubt, fears and insecurities about your identity. A career change could mean anything from starting a new job, completely changing your sector, becoming an entrepreneur and setting up your own business, or simply discovering the concept of a portfolio career and INTRApreneurship and adjusting your career accordingly.
Life and Self development Coaching
I work with clients in transition, who want more from their personal and professional life, keen to focus on their values, priorities, motivation with particular emphasis on their mental health, wellbeing and awareness in their daily life.
Seven years ago I moved to London from Italy to build my corporate career. I understand the challenges of creating a new life away from friends and family, experiencing intercultural differences along the way.
Personal development is a key element in understanding and navigating our life experience. Coaching is an opportunity to discover yourself and look outside the default box you have always thought of being the “right and only” one for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I was born and raised in Italy, I have a master’s degree in economics and cross-cultural experience between Italy and the UK. I worked in accounting practice, corporate organizations and for American and English law firms; my most recently experience is in Cambodia with an NGO. I am currently collaborating with Intrapreneur start-up and gender equality and educational no-profit.
Beside my corporate background, I am an avid reader, an active runner, a mental health first aider and a member of the social committee through my running club.
- Diploma in Transformational coaching
- Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner
- Qualified Career Coach
- CPD Internationally accredited life coach
- Mental Health first aider with England Mental Health
- Mindfulness and Meditation with British Mindfulness Institute
- Master degree in Economic
- Professional Qualification (ACA ICAEW)
Association for Coaching
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
How I work
Your coaching experience will be tailored to you as an individual and customised to meet your specific needs, priorities and aspirations. I will always create a collaborative, non-judgemental and safe space, which I have found to be the best environment for supporting you to success.
We will start to work together from where you are, we will explore your VISION (What you want), your IDENTITY (Who you are), and mostly your VALUES (your WHY, Why what you want is important to you). In the following step, we will go deeper into what you really want. I will help you educate yourself, brainstorm your potentials, and collect information and data based on your preferences. Find out what you like which will help you have a better idea of your direction. In the last step, we will investigate the top possibilities and create an action plan fully customised on you and steps to be taken in order to achieve your goal.
English and Italian sessions
- Free discovery call (45-60 minutes) taking place remotely: mutual introduction, discussion about coaching and your priorities, goals and objectives inside out.
- Further sessions at a competitive price remotely or face to face if suitable for you.
Coaching sessions last approximately one hour, taking place once every 1-2 weeks.
- Online (Zoom/Skype): package of 6 – 9 sessions over a period of 6 months;
- Face to Face (for clients based in London), package of 6 – 9 sessions over a period of 6 months.
Please feel free to contact me, I’m available for a free discovery call and see from there if we can work together (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Change Management Consultant
“I contacted Monica about 2 months ago because I was at a place in my life where I needed help. I left my job in banking and knew that I did not want to go back, but I was confused about my next step and direction. Monica helped me to clarify my goals. She helped me to identify my values, which in turn helped me to find my new direction. In the process of working with Monica I also understood what holds me back and what needs to be done to overcome that. I am on my new journey now. I did a course that helped me to look for a different type of job. A job that I am looking forward to. Monica’s help was incredibly important during the confusing time in my life. I would recommend her to anyone who is at crossroads in their life and is in need of a new direction.”
Head of Sales
“I reached out to Monica to ask for help for a professional topic. When I moved to the UK for my German company to take over a team of 4 direct reports, I was overwhelmed by the new situation in a different country and had to cope with many cultural topics. I really enjoyed the sessions with Monica and by listening and asking questions she helped me to structure my challenges and prepare a plan how to approach it. We also did a session about values which helped to understand my core priorities. I can clearly recommend Monica. She understands the challenges of people who have moved countries and who have to cope with intercultural challenges. She creates a good atmosphere which helps to open up and every session had an outcome which added value for me. She also knows a lot of books and gives good recommendations. Best Regards."
Restoration and catering
“Ho incontrato Monica in un momento difficile della mia vita, sia a livello sentimentale che a livello lavorativo. Non ero più soddisfatta, ma non sapevo assolutamente quale strada intraprendere. Nelle varie sessioni, affrontando I miei limiti, I miei blocchi, ma anche I miei valori e le mie capacità, sono riuscita a capire come raggiungere e concretizzare I miei obbiettivi. Tra l’altro Monica ha una capacità di ascoltare e di metterti a tuo agio tali, da sentirti libero di parlare di qualunque cosa. Per queste ragioni, mi sento di consigliare il suo aiuto a chiunque abbia perso di vista I propri obbiettivi, oppure a coloro che stanno attraversando un momento di confusion che li porta a non essere più felici e soddisfatti della propria vita. Grazie di cuore per il tuo aiuto Monica.”
“Monica has a great combination of professionalism and positivity. I had a couple of side projects I wanted to do but never got around to. They required significant time when I am time poor. Monica helped me structure my plans so they were achievable. But most of all having Monica as a coach made me accountable to her for delivering my plans stepwise. Monica's positivity meant I did not want to let her down. I continue to keep Monica abreast of my progress. Monica is a great motivator. I heartily recommend her.”
"This was my first experience ever and I have been happily surprised by the result. I had a preconceived idea on how sessions would and should be and I am happy that it turned out to be different and actually for the best. This gave me perspectives and the boost I needed, so thank you Monica."
"Monica has been of great help this past two months. I reached out for help on a career promotion; a big step for me and challenging because it was not only a new role for me, but a new role in the company that I would have to fill in as well as define and fit it in with other areas and teams of the company. We set up coaching sessions very easily through mail and zoom: me from Spain and Monica from London. She has supported me greatly by listening and, more importantly, asking the right questions that have helped me reflect on the things that were happening, the things I need and would like, and find ways to plan and act on challenging subjects from an objective and self-aware perspective. I highly recommend Monica; she is a great listener, great at asking questions and great at empathising on and remembering what you are going through. After a session with her I felt more calm, positive and ready to tackle the challenges".