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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. 45 minutes each over Skype) to identify your transferable skills and establish a career path
    Value: USD 560
  • 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

Coach johnevans

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 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.

Coach stefanoolmeti

Stefano Olmeti

 California, USA
 English, Italian

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 clients from 30+ nationalities.

 

Coach jensbehrendt

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 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.

Coach beatepawlikowski

Beate Pawlikowski

 Munich, Germany
 English, German

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. She 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 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 will not be available for sessions from 9 September to 17 October.

Coach katarinaholmdidio

Katarina Holm-Didio

 New York City, USA
 English, Swedish, Finnish

Kat is a leadership coach with over 20 years of international experience in human resources, learning, and as a consultant, coach and trainer both in the multilateral and corporate sectors. She provides global leadership, career and performance management, and cross-cultural competence coaching and training.  She also serves with Seton Hall University Buccino Leadership Institute as a leadership coach. She has worked as a coach and trainer with UNFPA and UNDP, and a Staff Development Officer with the UN Secretariat in HR - Career and Performance Management Section. Early in her career she worked in academia and adult education. She is ICF Certified in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance; has a diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching in International Systemic Team Coaching and a Certificate in Accelerating Role Transitions from the Connected Commons. From Finland she lives in New Jersey, USA. She has dual Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Social Science.

Coach wolfgangweiszegger

Wolfgang Weiszegger

 Manama, Bahrain
 English

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 (IPInst.org). He is currently engaged as an Independent Consultant, Mentor, Coach and International Guest Speaker.

Coach matanatrahimova

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 a qualified CO-ACTIVE COACH®.

Coach jensbroll

Jens Broll

 Geneva, Switzerland
 English, German, Spanish

Jens is an experienced HR Manager and Transition Coach with over 20 years of experience designing and implementing talent acquisition and performance management programs for humanitarian and development organizations, including the World Bank, UNICEF, and IFC and the private sector.

 

He is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and has been coaching professionals from UN Organizations (UNICEF, UNDP, UN Secretariat, UNOPS, WFP, WHO, IOM, UNHCR), NGOs (Plan, PACT, Médecins Sans Frontières, Save the Children, NRC) and Job Seekers, to assess their job situations, plan the next career steps and prepare the application and search processes. Jens is a trained Competency Based Interviewer and familiar with current recruitment standards and job market trends in both the development and private sector. As International Mobility Manager and Coach, having designed and implemented mobility and recruitment programs for international organizations, he has extensive experience with international relocation and cross cultural management topics. Jens lived and coached job seekers on 6 continents and enjoys to connect with an international network of UN and NGO colleagues to keep updated with the latest recruitment and HR practices.

 

Jens’ coachees describe his Coaching as “engaging, honest and effective”. He applies a reflective and forward looking coaching style, that enables coachees to look inwards and get more aware of their own self and their career search habits, so that they can identify sustainable solutions and ways forward to their questions and concerns. Jens is a committed Coach who gets energized when working with his coachees to identify the best fit for their career path and lead them to success.

Coach javiermartin

Javier Martín

 Barcelona, Spain
 English, Spanish, French
Javier has worked in global development and humanitarian operations for more than 20 years, primarily for Oxfam and had executive HRD experience in the intergovernmental sector. He has worked in Africa and Latin America, resourcing talent, fostering leadership and developing organizational and individual capacity. Certified Professional in Career Coaching and Associated Professor at the Deusto University in International Careers. Javier holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science & International Relations, with a specialization in peace and conflict management, from Uppsala University in Sweden. Javier is fluent in English, French and Spanish.

 

Coach salmazulfiqar

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’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai and her longterm teacher Mariam Khalique. Prior to working with the UN Salma was a journalist with the Associated Press TV, BBC and ITV.

Salma was voted one of the most inspirational women to hail from Birmingham and her works featured in the book Once Upon a Time Women Who Dared to Dream. https://theemmapress.com/books/once-upon-a-time-in-birmingham/

Salma is also a finalist for the national UK Asian Women of Achievement Awards (Social/Humanitarian category). https://www.awaawards.com/our-alumni-category/2019/

Coach rondaansted

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 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.

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. 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 member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC). 

 

Coach micheledamone

Michele Damone

 Vienna, Austria
 English, Italian, Spanish

At the age of 25, he was a P2, and by 30, he was already a P3, with field experience and within three different UN system organizations. This fast-growing career taught Michele various insights that now brings to his clients, especially to senior clients. He is an innovative talent and career coach whose mission is to empower people through open, honest, and thought-provoking conversations. His coaching style blends his passion for people and igniting their inner motivation. He works with various UN agencies, the private sector, and C-suite clients. He genuinely cares for his clients to achieve what they are born for! Also, he is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).