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Executive and Leadership Coaching Package — $1,800

Do you wish to explore and develop your leadership skills for effective organizational performance and improved career development? Then this intensive coaching program is for you.

What's included?

  • One introduction session (20 minutes) to determine coach-client fit and programme goals
  • Six coaching sessions (45 minutes) over Skype
  • The coach remains available between sessions

Program Description

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

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.

Structure and cost

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


What is leadership or executive coaching?

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.

What will happen now?

Book your coach

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.

Tell the coach about yourself

You provide some information about yourself, such as your location and preferred language, and upload a copy of your resume.

Pay the coach

You pay the coaching fee.

The coach gets in touch with you

The coach confirms the booking and contacts you directly.

The coaching session takes place

The coaching session takes place at the date and time agreed upon between you and the coach.

Send us feedback

Once the coaching session is completed, we will ask you to provide some optional feedback about your learning experience.

Available coaches

Anna Cope

 English, Italian, Swedish

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. Proud to be one of the first coaches on Impactpool since 2016. Anna is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and an accredited Senior Practitioner by the  European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).


Linda Bawazir-Davin

 Stockholm, Sweden
 English, Arabic, French

Passionate about the development of the human potential, Linda is a Leadership and Career coach for humanitarian and development professionals and leaders who are dedicated to make a difference in the world. She describes herself as a motivational and change partner with the purpose to empower, inspire and guide her clients in their transition.


She has over 18 years of experience as a Human Resources Manager and Talent Acquisition Partner with the US Department of State, UNICEF, UNRWA and World Food Program (WFP); working and living in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. With a comprehensive first-hand knowledge of the United Nations recruitment and career system, she has supported a diversity of professionals, managers and leaders to gain a new energy vision and a competitive advantage when developing their career goals or looking for the next stage of their career growth.


Coming from a multicultural background, she speaks and works in French, Arabic and English.


She is a Professional Career Coach certified by the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWCC), an Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation, an Emotional Intelligence and Master NLP practitioner and a Cross-Cultural Coach. 

Veronika Ambertson

 Stockholm, Sweden
 Swedish, English

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 an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), 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.

Manuela Morelli

 Geneva, Switzerland
 English, Italian, French, Spanish

Manuela is a pedagogue, certified coach and career counsellor. She brings in her coaching over 15 years of international HR management experience across a variety of HR functions with a particular focus on talent development. Manuela uses pedagogical methods to gather best talent in individuals, helping them achieve their utmost potential. Her motto is “transform challenges into opportunity for growth”. Her current role is as Head Human Resources Planning and Development at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN Organization dealing with technology for the accomplishment of the 2030 sustainable development goals agenda. 

Previous to that Manuela has led a variety of HR functions in different UN organizations (FAO, UN Secretariat, UNICEF, WHO, UNON, UN-HABITAT), European Union and Private Sector (Daimler Chrysler and Kuwait Petroleum) and has lived in 5 continents. She speaks fluent Italian, English, French and Spanish. During her academic research P.h.D and Master Degree studies in Psychology and Social Sciences she has deepened leadership in humanitarian contexts. She teaches talent development and human resources management at Bocconi University and is Visiting Professor at the Institutions Market and Technology University in Italy. She has several publications on career counseling and HR trends including with Harvard Business Review and collaborates with Harvard, Yale, Oxford Universities coaching students to become the talent workforce of tomorrow.



Chibesa Angela Mwape

 Washington DC, USA

Career Coach Chibesa A. Mwape is a mother of three, writer, blogger, expat spouse, and a Certified Career Coach 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 a Communications and HR Management background, Career Coach 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 as an accompanying spouse aka STAR (Spouses Traveling And Relocating Successfully).

With extensive Africa experience spanning 15 years, Chibesa has written and delivered workshops on career progression & job search, and successfully coached expats and expat spouses/partners on career growth and international relocation. Additionally, she has engaged clients with effective job search tools and strategies in Africa, the Americas, Northern Europe and Asia and helped them to navigate an ‘out of the box’ perspective. Her clients have endorsed her for high energy, empathy and simple but practical coaching approach. Chibesa is a cultivated coach equipped with the most expedient tools, skills, and resources for coaching success.

Chibesa is not available for sessions October-December 2022.


Amaya Gillespie

 Brisbane, Australia

Amaya has lived and worked overseas for more than 20 years working with a number of UN agencies. She has a PhD in public health and behavioural science and has worked directly in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East  in emergencies and development contexts.

As a career coach with particular expertise in executive coaching, 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 direct experience in the UN and international settings which means a shorter intro period, less explaining and more action. She is also good at converting the latest evidence into practical actions that build the skills and confidence so many people are seeking in their personal and professional lives. And she knows the tricks of the UN, how it can be simultaneously the best and worst place to be, what it feels like to burn out, and how to refresh and reinvent yourself.


Beate Pawlikowski

 Munich, Germany
 English, German

Beate 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, talent management 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. 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. 


John Evans

 London, England

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.

Wolfgang Weiszegger

 Manama, Bahrain

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 ( He is currently engaged as an Independent Consultant, Mentor, Coach and International Guest Speaker. Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Matanat Rahimova

 Vienna, Austria
 Azerbaijani, Russian, English, German

I am a coach and consultant with 20 years’ international managerial experience in IT, HR and institutional development in the United Nations system and international organizations (UN Secretariat, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNDP, UNFPA, UNWFP, UNESCO, WB, OSCE and CTBTO). 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®.

Carmen de los Rios

 Madrid, Spain
 English, Spanish, French

Carmen is a passionate person who strongly believes in the power of individuals supporting each other and the fact that when you support others, you get much more than what you give, a motto that has guided her life and she translates into her Coaching practice.

Carmen´s international career in Human Resources where she has occupied positions up to Chief HR, has taken her to live in 6 countries over 3 continents. After 10 years in the engineering private sector, she spent 20 years working for several International Organizations, including the European Space Agency (ESA), the UN System (UNFPA, UNICTR, UNMIL and the UN Secretariat), both in headquarters and hardship locations, as well as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She has a master’s in Psychology and Coaching certification by ICF. With a practical and action-oriented approach, she accompanies clients in identifying and focusing on what is needed to grow personally and professionally while developing the competences required to successfully fulfil their goals. She offers a full array of Coaching services for personal, professional, and cross-cultural matters, whether you want to develop your career up to executive level or successfully transition to, from or within International Organizations.

Michele Damone

 Vienna, Austria
 English, Italian, Spanish

Michele is a consultant and an ICF (International Coaching Federation) Professional certified coach with 12+ years of experience and Masters in Coaching and Profiling. He is currently the Board Member of ICF and works with UN leaders and professionals to discover and unleash their 'naturabilities' to reach new heights. His coaching has been deeply informed by 12+ years spent working in global organizations, such as the United Nations, and by a wide range of industries, such as nuclear energy, banking, criminal profiling, and by half of his life spent living abroad, including in developing countries. He holds a PostGraduate in Executive Coaching from the University of Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, and he is a chartered expert in Psychometrics with the British Psychological Society and a Masters Degree in Profiling from the University of Bologna. His specialties include conscious leadership development and career development.   

He is a firm believer in possibilities and leading your life and work from the core of who you naturally are. He focuses on a person's natural talents and traits and supports the steps necessary to make conscious leadership choices and behavioral action steps that best align with their authentic selves. Today's ever-changing, complex, and demanding world requires new ways of work. The best leaders lead consciously, utilizing creative intelligence and leadership capacity for greater impact. His coaching style is practical and gently direct, provocative, and genuine.

Available for sessions as of October.