I specialise in creative leadership, team and career development. I work primarily with leaders and managers in the creative industries, having spent the first 18 years of my own career working in creative, media and technology companies.
My special interests lie in supporting leaders and teams navigating high pressure and fast changing environments, managing challenging relationships and stress. We might focus on developing self awareness and calibrating your impact, managing energy and priorities, maintaining confidence and resilience or work/life balance.
Clients often come to me at a turning point in their career - planning a new direction, a promotion and increased responsibility, navigating peak delivery time, leading a new team or leading organisational changes.
We spend a high proportion of our waking hours at work and I believe that this should be both enjoyable and rewarding. With a focus on excellent performance I work with my clients to identify and apply the best version of themselves, regularly and consistently.
My clients range from graduates looking to be sure of which direction to take, promising talent dissatisfied or frustrated in their current role, returning mothers seeking to build confidence and find work that supports their life as a whole to people who have been in the same employment for over 20 years and are now considering a complete change in direction.
I use the Firework Programme as an opportunity to stop and take stock of who you are, what’s important to you and how you can best reflect this in your work. This may well results in a complete change of direction but it can also lead to simply redesigning a current role – or even looking closely at how you turn up at work and how to get the most from it.
Ana Paula Nacif
I am an experienced coach and personal development trainer who works with individuals on career progression and leadership. I work with middle and senior managers in the public and not-for profit sectors.
My coaching style is insightful, challenging, intuitive, encouraging, direct and energetic. By creating an atmosphere of trust, I am able to challenge comfort zones and tap into the resourcefulness of my clients with clarity. Clients say that I am a dynamic and insightful coach who is not afraid to push the boundaries to support my clients to achieve their full potential.
I work predominantly with people who want to make a positive difference in their lives and for those around them. I often work with creatives, people from a social care or voluntary sector background, changemakers and those interested in carving their own path.
I offer 1-1 coaching for mothers and also offer Firework for mothers returning to work.
In addition, I specialise in working with people who want to develop their inner resources to sustain themselves whilst creating external change.
My style is warm, collaborative, intuitive, flexible and creative. I love to work in-depth so, alongside your plan for a future career, you have the opportunity to develop practices and strategies that will support you as you step into your future. Getting the right balance of challenge and support can make a huge difference as you work towards a career transition so we work together to ensure this.
All aspects of business, psychological and behavioural coaching. I work in all three sectors and with a healthy mix of gender and position/role within an organisation.
My coaching is based on the belief that everyone has the resources to work through their opportunities/challenges and my role is to help facilitate that journey. I use different theoretical frameworks, methods and techniques dependent on the client need and is flexible in my style and approach. Two of my passions are firstly the opportunity to assist in developing patterns of behaviour to achieve desired outcomes and secondly, to maximize effective communication by increasing self awareness and developing communication options.
I coach across the management spectrum and enjoy engaging with those in line for promotion or who have just been promoted. I have coached senior leaders in schools.
With many year's experience of Government service and having navigated my way through career transition, I have a deep interest in helping and supporting all individuals leaving the Armed Forces, Police, Civil Service and other uniformed services.
I am interested in personal and professional career development and change. My style is authentic, engaging, non-judgemental and totally supportive. With a focus entirely on the individual, I will encourage but also challenge appropriately when it is needed. My interest is my clients' interest.
I have more than 20 years of experience in executive coaching working with companies from different industries and with management staff of all hierarchies and functions.
I specialise in:
- change & transformation
- transition coaching
- leadership performance
- career coaching
My approach is action-oriented and pragmatic. Its fundament of eclectic ”practice theory” has proven effective and is derived from many years of intensive studies of concepts of management, organization and leadership development. My clients cherish my strategic and conceptual expertise combined with a fine sense for human beings. Coaching for me is guided reflection leading to concrete steps of action.
My coaching emphasis is targeted to individuals with undergraduate and higher degrees especially in science, engineering, mathematics and medicine who wish to use their undoubted intelligence and experience for "enterprises" that require an acumen and insight they have not had to develop either during their degree or during their career. This can include assisting them to develop their own business based on their personal strengths.
I like to have an open conversation with clients to help them help themselves, giving them the benefit of my experience along the way and encouraging them to think logically as distinct from "romantically" about their aspirations and potential, not forgetting the resources (personal or otherwise) upon which they can draw.
I specialise in working with people from creative, digital, fast paced, or entrepreneurial business backgrounds. People who may be:
• Successful but frustrated and unhappy in their current career
• Full of ideas but unsure how to make them happen
• Women who have become mothers, who want an autonomous and fulfilling career that allows them to live the life they want to live now.
My style as a coach is warm, intuitive, and, at times, direct. I encourage experimentation and action. This helps the people I work with realise their potential and affirm their confidence.