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Coaching package for transitioning professionals

Do you have experience in the private sector and look forward entering the development sector?
Jump start your international career!

You will learn

  • What it takes to get into the development sector
  • Your transferable skills and what a realistic entry level could be
  • How commonly recruited your transferable skills are
  • Common strategies to secure a job
  • Where to search for jobs
  • Where the best opportunities for you are
  • The most strategic contract types for your career transition

What's included?

  • Three coaching sessions (approx. 30-45 minutes each over Skype) to identify your transferable skills and establish a career path
    Value: USD 400
  • Your CV reviewed, and advice on how to write it in an compelling way
    Value: USD 75
  • A copy of the 2 ebooks Start Making a Difference and Your Practical Career Guide (Mid-level career edition)
    Value: USD 50

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

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Beate Pawlikowski

 Munich, Germany
 English, German

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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Jens Behrendt

 Berlin, Germany
 English, German

Jens has more than 25 years of human resources, project and organizational management experience spanning over the multilateral institutions, government, NGO and 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, Scuala Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, and the UN Staff College.

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Javier Martín

 Barcelona, Spain
 English, Spanish

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.

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Veronika Ambertson

 Stockholm, Sweden
 Swedish, English

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).

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John Evans

 London, England
 English

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 organisational 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.

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Ronda Ansted

 Washington DC, USA
 English

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 difference 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 University of Maryland, Baltimore, a Bachelor of Arts in World Studies from the School for International Training, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator.

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Neha Chatwani

 Vienna, Austria
 English, German

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.

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Amaya Gillespie

 Brisbane, Australia
 English, Spanish

Amaya has lived and worked overseas for more than 20 years. Her UN experience includes UNICEF, UNAIDS and the Secretary General’s office in Asia, Africa, Europe, and UN headquarters in New York working directly in international development. She has a PhD in behaviour change and counselling psychology, and she is an executive coach and personal development mentor, with clients all over the world, currently based in Australia.

She has had great success with her very practical approach, focussing on taking steps to move forward while deepening understanding of unhelpful patterns and how to manage or interrupt them. She is attuned to the latest research on how to build skills and confidence that support the progress so many people are seeking in their personal and professional lives.

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Salma Zulfiqar

 United Kingdom
 English

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.

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Adey Makonnen

 Washington DC, USA
 English, French, Italian

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).

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Anna Cope

 Rome, Italy
 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. She now works as a Coach, Consultant, Blogger and Small Business Owner.

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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 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 qualified CO-ACTIVE COACH®.

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Chibesa Angela Mwape

 Washington DC, USA
 English

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 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.