I was born in 1963 in the foothills of Mount Etna. The volcano left an imprint on me, as well as its energy. I now live close to Lake Garda with my wonderful family. My first two professional passions were fashion and marketing. I successfully combined the two into a fast-moving career, first as Marketing Director then as Commercial Director. Founding Ricchezze Umane in 2000 was my response to the most profound questions I was asking myself at the time: “Am I doing the right thing for me? Am I using my natural talents? How can I more fully achieve my mission to serve others?” Happily, those questions took me a long way, allowing me to understand my third and greatest passion – Human Beings and the search for their infinite internal wealth… Just like the enlightened Italian industrialist Adriano Olivetti, I believe companies have a larger mission – and, consequently, multiple objectives to set themselves – in order to impact society and establish a civil economy.
I have a motto, which I ‘took’ from Shakespeare: “This above all: to thine own self be true.” In order to pursue it, I made certain choices: studying my passion, sociology; discovering NLP and then falling in love with Coaching; taking a “safe” job at a large public research institute, as a training development manager; and wanting – once my family (artist wife, teenage son and spoiled cat) and I were ready – to turn off the “safe path” of permanent employment and venture down the uncertain trail of working for myself. Now I’m truly in love with what I do: I support people’s professional development, helping them tackle change and grow as individuals that work in harmony with their organizations. This is also how I continue to grow: together with others, never alone!
I was born in 1967 in Mantua, where I have lived ever since with my beautiful family. Earth – such a prominent feature where I grew up – is the element I identify with. The earth knows how to bear fruits, to nourish and to create beauty. Listening to my heart, which sought the laws of the universe through mathematics, my interests turned to organizations, as places of personal and social growth, as the engines of wealth. I worked for 23 years at companies of various sizes and cultures, in roles requiring development and forward thinking – Commercial Controller, Business Unit Manager, and HR Manager. Since 2013 I have worked as a professional, offering my services to companies that want find new ways of listening to their staff, with whom they want to travel new paths in order to generate wealth within and outside the organization, in the present and for future generations. My question is often, “Can we do this?” and the response I have always received is “The path lies in creative research into human beings.”
I come from a spirited and energetic land, the home of the Sangiovese grape (sanguis Jovis – the blood of Jupiter), where creativity, pragmatism and curiosity come together. My curiosity and desire to explore have supported me in the various professional spaces and situations through which I have lived. I began with a humanistic degree, specializing with a Master’s in Business Economics before becoming a counselor and coach. I have worked in company HR departments and with companies as a management consultant. Since 2014, my work in research, teaching and consultancy has focused on studying company structures as a living system. My passion lies in working with individuals and teams to get the most out of each person’s individuality, exploring group dynamics and accepting the systemic relationships within organizations. I accompany entrepreneurs and managers through the processes of Change Management and Coaching, to support their business strategies. I love sailing, so I like taking to the seas.
I was born in 1960 in Milan and grew up with an insatiable curiosity that drove me to study, explore and take new paths, live new adventures. The same values led me to devote myself first to marketing at HiTech companies (that’s what they were called back then), which allowed me to become the Executive Director and Managing Director of a company. My background was first in sociological studies then, more recently, in cognitive sciences. My personal goal – the same one that has led me to where I am now, working in this profession and no longer as a company manager – is to be able to contribute to the development of people and the organizations within which they work. And by development, I mean their conscious and responsible involvement in their companies’ operations. It is a deep conviction of mine that human beings have kind souls and that together, through awareness and responsibility, we can create a new space where it’s possible to live life to the fullest, in harmony with everything.
“I want things to be beyond belief, too beautiful to seem real.” A thought from H.D. Thoreau that I like to share. The essence of it asks, “why should we limit ourselves?” I’m a curious woman with an insatiable desire to observe, listen, and embrace the life that exists in every tiny thing. I have many interests in a variety of literary, artistic and musical fields, but I also like walking outdoors and practising and teaching Tai Chi. Most of my professional life has been devoted to communications at a multinational corporation, coordinating group operations. As I needed to perform my leadership with awareness, I undertook a training course in coaching, which allowed me to build relationships that are bountiful, from both a human and a business performance perspective. Biography work really intrigues me. It’s a topic that has helped me understand specific moments in my own life and the lives of others. I’m a “work in progress” and open to new challenges.
I was born in 1968 and I’m married to Sara, my life partner with whom I have been sharing this earthly journey for 27 years. I live in Puglia and love nature, life and art in all its forms – I practice it with care and perseverance and it nourishes me, as a human being and as a professional. I was a Scout from the age of eight until I became a leader. That was a defining experience in my life: it taught me values and the things I learned from it were priceless. My work today involves training people and organizations to unleash their potential. In 1998, after 10 years working as a Sales Manager at an international industrial group, I pursued my passions to become a Consultant in development projects for entrepreneurs, managers and teams at national and international companies. I am a Master Certified Coach (MCC) accredited by the International Coaching Federation, which I joined in 2003 and whom I have served in various roles since 2007. I wrote “Il Leader Coach” (The Coach Leader, published by Gribaudi), co-authored “Se solo potessi creare relazioni efficaci” (If Only You Could Establish Effective Relationships, published by Gribaudi), and authored “Da capo a coach” (From Leader to Coach, audiobook published by Compagnia dei Talenti).
Enrica Dal Zio
I’m a speech artist, actress, director, clown and therapist. I was born in Monselice (Padua province) in 1963 and live in Padua. I have been working with the Art of Speech in the artistic and therapeutic fields for several years. I am a recognized professional trainer in the areas of Learning to Learn, Learning from Destiny, Creative Spiritual Research, Dialog as an Encounter Michael Chekhov’s acting technique and Spacial Dynamics and Bothmer gymnastics. I have used my experience with the work of Jacques Lecoq, Michael Chekhov, Rudolf Steiner, C.V. Houten and Viola Spolin to develop a new clown course. I have been working with children, teens and adults of all ages and with disabled people since 1993. I hold courses, seminars and conferences in several European countries, in Russia, in Brazil, in Argentina and in the United States.
I am a sculptor and art teacher. I work in figurative art and in promoting and teaching it. I received my artistic education at the Doris Harpers School of Sculpture and Design (Milan), then attended courses to specialize in sculpture at the Anthroposophical Academy of Alfter (Bonn) and the Anthroposophical School of Artistic Therapy at the Wervel Academy in Driebergen (the Netherlands). In addition to various personal and international group exhibitions, I have also set up schools and teaching workshops. In over 30 years of teaching, through various types of courses, I have trained numerous artists and led hundreds of novices into design and sculpture, using a method that allows people to conquer their own abilities naturally on a course that is as much about artistic development as it is about personal development. I am also committed to studying the history of art, in terms of its relationship with the development of humankind, as well as sharing it at conferences, courses and tours of the world’s key centers for art.
(Brasile, 1963) is an industrial engineer who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, with a subsequent specialization in Marketing, Biography, Counseling, Executive Coaching and Mediation. She has developed her career in facilitating processes of cultural and strategic change, corporate reorganization and information technology. While a partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), she reorganized the Brazilian facility and was employed as HR Director. Vera has a long experience of high-level executive coaching, leadership and team development, with a focus on humanizing organizations as a cultural transformation in organizations in Brazil, Latin America and the USA. She is one of the founding members of EcoSocial, a company accredited by ICF with 40 coaches and a member of the Association for Social Development (ASD) and the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has been a partner of ADIGO Consultores for about twenty years and is co-founder and partner of the LUMO company
(Israel, 1963) has been an organizational consultant and a biographical counselor since 1999. As a biographical counselor, he works with individuals on personal matters, decisions regarding careers and professions, and generally facilitating periods of transition and crisis. As an organizational consultant, he is a member of the international IMO company founded by Adriaan Bekman and head of IMO Israel. Waldorf schools are among the various organizations that he accompanied in change processes. He teaches Team Work and Organizational Development in Waldorf teacher training programs and at the University of Tel Aviv in post-graduate masters.
Annemarie van der Meer
(Olanda, 1958) graduated in Psychology from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands and subsequently trained in Coaching and Counseling. She is a coach and trainer with more than 20 years of experience, offers training courses to managers and coaches in collaboration with SECA (Strategic Executive Coaching Alliance) and is one of the main teachers in the Certification Program for Senior Coach RINO. Both programs are certified by ICF as ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Programs). She is MCC certified by the ICF and also certified by EMCC. She has extensive international experience working in several European countries. She was President of ICF Holland. In 1995 she co-founded the Dutch Action Learning Association, in 2016 she founded the Amsterdam Coaching School.
(Germania, 1960) is a consultant and coach in Leadership and Organizational Development. After working in a company as Export Manager, he became aware of the “impossible” task of motivating people. This led him to the question: “What is the human being?”. He became a freelancer in 1992. He works with organizations in both the public and private sectors, on the themes of cultural change, leadership, development of teams and companies, especially in Europe. Since 1998 he has been a partner of MIRA Companions, a German consulting firm, and a member of the ASD board, an international association for social development. Christoph is German, lives near Hamburg with his wife. His passion is sailing and family life.
(Germania, 1956) began working as a coach and consultant in 1994. After his artistic studies in music and theater, he developed a deep connection with Lex Bos and its research on the Dynamic Formation of Judgment. This become the center and the basis for the settings of his coaching and consulting processes. Ulrich is driven by real curiosity on two questions: :
- What moves you?
- What is the impact of your actions?
(Canada, 1954) is a famous executive coach, facilitator and speaker. He founded “The Coaching Network” and has worked in Coaching for over twenty years. He was a pioneer in Executive Coaching in Canada and today continues to bring new practices and innovations in this field. His style of individual and team coaching has been repeatedly cited to be extremely effective in producing strong insights in the moment and profound and lasting changes over time. He graduated in Psychology from the University of Carleton and in Educational Sciences from the University of Ottawa. He has worked in Canada, USA, Mexico, UK, Europe, Israel, Brazil, Singapore, Australia. His clients include the largest public and private world organizations.
(U.K., 1963) is a coach and an organizational development consultant. She is an expert in career coaching and executive coaching and earned a diploma in Work Performance Coaching. In addition to coaching, she holds courses on how to find your next steps in the future for both adults and teenagers. Since 2002 Belinda has worked as a freelancer, researcher and consultant with various public, private and non-profit organizations. She is the director of the company Future Calling Ltd. And she is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Association ASD-Association for Social Development.