An experienced career coach with a background in international development helps you understand the sector, identify your options, and position yourself as a strong candidate for jobs in the sector.
You will gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of different development agencies, job functions, hardship locations, recruitment criteria, and career paths.
Hiring a career coach is well worth the investment, that costs far less than not getting your application even noticed by recruiters.
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1 session with an experienced coach (USD 150) CV review (USD 75) ebook (USD 20)
3 sessions with an experienced coach (USD 400) CV review (USD 75) ebooks (USD 50)
3 sessions with an experienced coach (USD 400) CV review (USD 75) ebooks (USD 50)
4 sessions with an experienced coach (USD 600) personal retirement plan
1 intro session 6 sessions with an experienced coach
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Salma has worked in different communication roles in the UN all over the world over the past 15 years. This includes strategic communications, video production, social media, writing for the web, media liaison, and event management. Salma has worked with UNICEF, UNOCHA, UNDPA, UNESCO, and UNDPKO on major national and international projects and has extensive experience of working with the UN in the field as well as Headquarters.
Her work has taken her from Kabul to Kenya, Yemen to Syria, Egypt to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Salma has worked with UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow, UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown, UN Peace Ambassador Malala and her teacher Mariam Khalique. Prior to working with the UN Salma was a journalist with the Associated Press TV, BBC, and ITV.
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.
Adey is a certified Career Coach and Career Development Facilitator with 20+ years’ international HR and managerial experience within the UN System. Currently operates her own coaching practice based in Washington D.C., USA. She is passionate about partnering with individuals to help them realize their personal and professional goals. Member, International Coaching Federation (ICF) and National Career Development Association (NCDA).
Veronika has extensive experience with recruitment, career transitions, and international moves, having worked in the private staffing industry and almost a decade with HR matters in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Her coaching is aimed to be strategic and action-oriented and she has a particular interest in helping early-stage professionals and aspiring leaders.
Veronika is now back in her native Sweden, from where she coaches private and corporate clients from all over the world on matters of health, career, business development, and leadership.
She is a member of ICF and an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Veronika is available for new bookings from July 22.
Neha is an organizational psychologist and certified coach who has gained 20+ years of international experience in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development, at renowned employers in for-profit and public sector organisations including the IAEA and the European Central Bank. The focus of her work has been in recruitment, talent management and leadership development.
Currently, her career design coaching includes a range of activities including developing a job search strategy (CV check, interview preparation etc.) to re- designing portable careers and managing career transitions through transferable skills. As a career design coach she also offers sparring sessions with entrepreneurs, professionals managers on work-place issues fostering leadership development.
Neha graduated in Psychology from the University of Vienna and holds a prestigious Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Her attitude for working with her clients is to encourage them to 'think, feel, take action to add meaning and value' to their organizations and society at large.
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. She now works as a Coach, Consultant, Blogger, and Small Business Owner.
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.
Jens has more than 25 years of human resources, project and organizational management experience spanning over the multilateral institutions, government, NGO and the private sector. Since 2003 he has been in senior HR functions, e.g. Deputy Director HR and Head, Talent Management in the OSCE in Vienna, and Director Human Resources at the European University Institute in Florence. After an interim position with Germany's leading corporate branding company, he is now the HR Head of Wikimedia Germany. Jens also has 9 years of service with UNV/UNDP and has been teaching at Free University Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, and the UN Staff College.
Jens will be available again for bookings as of November 1.
Kat is a global leadership and career coach. She is a former HR Manager – Staffing and Staff Development at the U.N. Secretariat. As a career consultant, she has served with UNDP and UNFPA. Her almost 20 years of experience includes working in areas, such as, career development and management, cross-cultural competence, work-life integration, stress management and wellness, leadership development and coaching for performance.
She has her own consulting and coaching practice and is certified in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance. Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). Kat grew up in Finland, studied in France and moved to the U.S. soon 20 years ago.
Kat will be available for clients from August 5.
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.
Beate has worked five years in the private sector in Germany followed by twenty-five years in Human Resources at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. She has experience in recruitment, staffing, learning and development, talent management, leadership development, performance management as well as change management. In 2010/2011 she trained at the leading Coaches Training Institute (CTI) to become a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC), accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In 2013/14 she graduated from a ten month Leadership Development Program with CTI. Since her retirement from UNDP in 2014, Beate works as a professional coach at the national and international level. Beate is convinced 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.
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I understand the challenges you face. I’ve been there. I spent 20 years working in human rights and humanitarian roles in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe in tough conditions, including emergencies and war.
My coaching is practical and gets results. Together we’ll identify the what, the why and the how.
I’ve worked for the UN (DPKO, OHCHR and ICTY), NGOs (including Amnesty International and Save the Children) and as an academic, rising to the level of professor of human rights.
As well as being a coach I am Fellow, University of Essex, Human Rights Centre and Extraordinary Professor, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. I’ve also worked at the University of Oxford and the UN-mandated University for Peace.
I fuse my practical experience with my skills as an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach.
Ronda, through her experience and research on international development NGOs and social enterprises, is committed to using career coaching to transform lives, communities, and the world. For more than 20 years, with a primary focus on international development and social services, Ronda has worked with hundreds of people, helping them to translate their skills into rewarding work and meaningful lives. Past clients have found their calling by working with US Government Agencies such as USAID, multilateral organizations like the World Bank, NGOs, non-profits, and other social impact organizations. Several clients have also started their own social enterprise, leveraging their unique talents, skills, and perspectives to make the world a better place. Her main focus is to help those who want to make a different design a career path that leads to maximum impact as well as a balanced and healthy life. Ronda holds a Doctorate of Management from University of Maryland University College, a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts in World Studies from the School for International Training, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator.
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.
Chibesa Angela will be available again for bookings as of August 15.
Javier has worked in international development and humanitarian operations for more than 15 years, primarily for Oxfam Spain and Oxfam International. Currently, he is the Head of Human Resources at the Union for the Mediterranean, a regional international organization based in Barcelona.
He has worked in more than 20 countries in Africa and Latin America, resourcing talent, fostering leadership and developing organizational and individual capacity.
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®.