Coaching for Transitionning Professionals

Do you have experience in the private sector and look forward entering the development field?
Our coaches will give you the tools and knowledge to jump start your international development 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

You will get

  • 1.
    Three coaching sessions (approx. 30-45 minutes each over Skype) to identify your transferable skills and establish a career path
    (value: $400)
  • 2.
    Your CV reviewed, and advice on how to write it in an compelling way
    (value: $75)
  • 3.
    A copy of the ebook Start Making a Difference
    (value: $20)

What will happen now?

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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. If no coach seems close to where you live, feel free to suggest a location.

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The coaching sessions take place at the dates and times agreed upon between you and the coach.

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The coaches

Coach adeymakonnen

Adey MAKONNEN

Washington DC, USA
English

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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Amaya GILLESPIE

Brisbane, Australia
English

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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Coach annacope

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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Antonio FIDALGO

Bangkok, Thaïland
English, Spanish, Portuguese

Antonio is a former Head of Talent Outreach & Acquisition with UNHCR, and currently an International HR Consultant with vast experience in international organizations in the US, Europe, and Africa in the areas of recruitment, career development, training, and organizational development. Background in Psychology and organizational behavior, expertise in cross-cultural management and communication.

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Katarina HOLM-DIDIO

New York City, USA
English, Swedish, Finnish

Kat has 15 years of experience working in global career development, HR, training and staff mobility. Her UN Experience is with the UN Secretariat in HR working with staffing and recruitment, staff career development and mobility, and as career consultant working with UNDP and UNFPA.

Prior to joining the UN she worked in the Career Services Office at the Columbia University Graduate School of International and Public Affairs, providing students career support and managing the global internship program.

She currently manages her own consulting practice providing career management coaching for international careers and training in intercultural competence for corporate staff and expatriates.

Kat is fully booked
Coach javiermartin

Javier MARTÍN

Barcelona, Spain
English, Spanish, French

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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Salma ZULFIQAR

United Kingdom
English, basic French, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi

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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Veronika AMBERTSON

Stockholm, Sweden
English, Swedish, understands Danish

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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