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“The Number One Magazine for Life and Business Coaching”
International Coaching News is an online magazine created by leading figures in the coaching world. It has been developed to aid everyone in all areas of coaching and personal development; provide essential information for any practising or future coach; and encourages visitors and subscribers to interact with us on general points of interest and suggestions.
International Coaching News is a quarterly online magazine which caters to a person’s need for self-development. ICN also delivers the latest news about the coaching world where coaches, future coaches and subscribers are always updated. With ICN, one will have the chances to read different perspectives in coaching, how and why coaching is disparate from counseling and therapy, and the profit one can gain with coaching not only as a way for personal development but also as a business advantage.
People behind International Coaching News
Gerard O'Donovan Biography
Gerard has been described by those he works with as a highly sought-after, dynamic, motivating, informing and amusing public speaker. Prior to life coaching Gerard was in the Royal Marines and had a career as a financial advisor. His entrepreneurial skills soon revealed themselves and he founded his own life coach training company, Noble Manhattan, which is still the only one in Britain to have gained an A* accreditation from the European Coaching Institute (ECI). Over the last seventeen years he has been instrumental in establishing several more companies and taking them from inception to extraordinary high levels of turnover.
Gerard’s ability to inspire his audience stems from the fact that he does not just teach textbook theories. He has been educated in psychology and business philosophies, but believes that it is real life experience which gives him his edge over the “never done it myself” trainer. His personal view is that only true experience combined with educational material can provide the all round approach that enables one to be able to truly relate to, and help, people and businesses solve their problems and improve their outlook. It remains the case that Gerard still runs two international organisations, managing over 4,000 people.
Gerard O”Donovan”s skills have also been recognised by the Princes Youth Business Trust, set up by Prince Charles. The PYBT approached Gerard offering him a post as a mentor. In this challenging role, Gerard helps young people to produce a business plan, seek funding and monitor progress, advising and steering each person in the right direction. Gerard particularly enjoys this role and takes pleasure in nurturing a new idea and watching it grow into a successful business.
Recognised by the Prince’s Youth Business Trust set up by Prince Charles, Gerard mentors and guides young people as they learn about business operations. Featured in the following books:
- Jacqui Harper, Voices of Experience, featuring “expert tips from high profile presenters.”
- Judy Barber, Good Questions!, co-authored by Gerard
- David Miskimin and Jack Stewart, The Coaching Parent, foreword written by Gerard
- Curly Martin, The Thirty Minute Life Coach, co-authored by Gerard
- Gerard O’Donovan is not sought-after simply because of speeches, books or other accolades, however Gerard O’Donovan is a master coach because his methods, training and strategies work, over and over again, for hundreds and thousands of executives who are willing to recognize their weaknesses, build upon their strengths, and change the way they manage their lives to achieve greater success and fulfilment.
Leeann Naidoo Biography
UK MBA qualified, with strong business acumen, Leeann Naidoo is a management consultant, author, lecturer, executive coach and key note speaker with more than 20-years of international experience, the last 17 of which have been with blue-chip consulting firms such as EY, Deloitte, Capgemini, PwC. Her recent client engagement experience spans major banking institutions, public and private sector organisations in the UK, Europe, the UAE & South Africa. Leeann has undertaken various private study courses through Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Leeann’s leadership development and learning design experience is significant. She has consulted for and delivered leadership development programmes for several large corporates in South Africa, such as FNB, the SARB, the Financial Intelligence Centre, Discovery and the Edcon group. Prior to this, she has worked with Capgemini’s University in Paris and global design teams to develop a new curriculum for consultants aligned to a new Global Competency Model which she led the implementation of. She has worked alongside the firm’s e-Learning team in India, to develop world class blended learning solutions using gamification, simulations, mobile learning, & implementing virtual classrooms. She has done similar work with the Deloitte University and war-gaming team in London, developing behavioural change solutions for major clients. She has designed a large number of management and leadership development programmes, incorporating behavioural psychology and neuroscience principles. Leeann is an expert communicator, facilitator and trainer. She has over 3,000 facilitation hours. She has designed, presented at, facilitated and hosted an ordinate number of international events, leadership and management and women in leadership programmes, including analysing and recommending solutions for the retention and advancement of women in leadership.
Leeann’s learning design and gamification experience is extensive. She has designed gamified learning interventions in subjects such as Finance, People Management, Cultural Intelligence, High Performing Teams, the Green Agenda, Change Management, Transformation Planning and Innovation. Clients who have benefited from gamified interventions include Eskom, INSETA, Flight Centre, Tongaat Hulett, and the Edcon Group, to mention but a few. These interventions have ranged from low-tech to sophisticated hi-tech options, working alongside developers and coders. Leeann has studied and incorporated the psychology and neuroscience of learning into design, making for impactful experiences. She links gamification with learning outcomes as well as business outcomes, enhancing performance excellence. She has incorporated simulations into learning designs making for real and impactful experiences which has enriched learning. Leeann draws on a variety of blended learning methods making for both memorable and impactful learning experiences.
An internationally accredited coach with the IIC&M, and over 6,000 coaching hours, Leeann specialises in neuroscience-based Executive Coaching. She has been coached by one of Tony Robbins’ Top 12 Master Coaches in the world in 2014. As one of the Programme Directors at Henley Business School and a faculty member, her focus areas include change leadership, developing high performance teams, resilience, managing resistance, coaching & mentoring, leveraging human capital, performance management, managing conflict, negotiating, influence & persuasion, and an array of similar subjects. She runs an International Coaching magazine www.international-coaching-news.net. Her book, The Mind Age™: Mastering your Infinite Mind for Success – for 2040 and beyond, is receiving positive interest internationally and has been featured on national radio and television in South Africa. The book is available in the UK, Europe, North America & SA. See www.themindage.com.
An expert in managing change & transformation on an international level, Leeann has designed and delivered large-scale, complex programmes. The largest deal constructed was £180m+; the largest project she was responsible for scoping and mobilising was £105m. She has worked with Capgemini’s Group Executive Committee in identifying their top 100 Senior Sales Executives globally (portfolios of $100m to $1bn) and managed a year-long strategic initiative to grow revenue. She also supported the set-up of the Middle-East practice in Dubai, which she later went on to deliver projects for. Leeann has worked on major restructures / redundancy programmes such as RBS, various organisational transformation programmes. Her client base included major defence organisations, oil and gas companies, global banks, the Department of Work & Pensions, Transport for London, Rolls Royce, Sony, the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace, and several public sector organisations.
On a personal level, Leeann is highly articulate, energetic and engaging. She works at a fast pace, is outcomes-focused, and is at her best when working in dynamic environments with forward-thinking teams and individuals. She is married with no children, and supports several environmental, animal and children-centred charities around the world. She works with educators in schools on how to engage learners differently and how to teach more than the curriculum, and with students on how to develop the mind-set to create a sustainable and successful future. She is passionate about developing women in business.
Roxana Serban's Biography
Roxana is the Managing Director of Noble Media and she is located in Bucharest (Romania).
She has more than 14 years of professional experience in various domains (hospitality, banking, contact centers, HR- working for well known multinational companies ), leading & developing teams towards performance. Roxana built from scratch teams and processes in order to improve customer services and experience.
Being an MBA graduate of the Romanian Canadian MBA program and in the same time a graduate of Noble Manhattan Coaching Institute, Roxana is also a coach and she strongly believes in the role that coaching can have in increasing business performance.
She loves traveling, reading, music and spending quality time with her daughter.
Lovelia A. Caracut's Biography
Lovelia graduated with a bachelor’s degree with a major in Political Science and minor in English in one of the prestigious Universities in the Philippines. After which she studied and graduated Bachelors of Law while balancing studies and working at the same time, which as a result, trained her to be great at multi-tasking.
Lovelia’s professional experiences are from a wide variety of companies. As a manager of a financial institution, a business development officer and human resource manager of business process outsourcing companies, paralegal in law firms, writer and executive editor of a magazine and publishing companies.
As editor of ICN, Lovelia is responsible for reviewing and approving articles that iCN subscribers read in the online magazine. She edits and refines the manuscript of each iCN magazine edition. She makes sure that everything in the publication is laid out in such a way that readers, subscribers, writers and advertisers are able to express and relate to one another.
Verge Gamotan's Biography
Verge specializes in branding and identity, website design, user-interface quality, CSS, XHTML, PSCS, photo and digital composite, illustration, management and training, customer service, technical support and server management & database optimisation.
An International Award-Winning Graphic Designer & Illustrator, he has extensive experience of both print and web design. Throughout his career, Verge developed brand and corporate identities, web sites, advertisements, annual reports and sales collateral for clients in retail, professional services, high-tech and fashion industries.
He has over 12 years of practical software applications, web design and development. With nine years of experience on fashion photography & creative design.
Verge is an effective team player and is known for his creativity, flexibility and keen observation to details. He played a key role in guiding the company’s marketing strategy and overall direction, which lead to its significant market share and successful buyout.
He also created a marketing platform for promoting the business that became an industry standard. Devised methods aimed at user retention and increasing customer transactions that increased company’s bottom line dramatically.
He is an expert in Photoshop, InDesign & Open Source Web Development Platforms
Ioana Roxana-Cozma Biography
Ioana’s experiences are implementing PR campaigns, managing events, making groups or online business. Working in Cluj Napoca, Salaj, Bucharest, Baia Mare, Madrid helped her in developing as a good practitioner. Her interest is in developing better life, work, and relations.
Rafal Jaros' Biography
Rafal is a Personal development coach and political consultant. With seven years as a trainer and coach.
His experience mainly on political grounds while working at the headquarters largest Irish Fine Gael alongside the current prime minister Green Island – Enda’ego Kenny.
Theoretical basis while he won during postgraduate studies in Public Relations at the University of Economics in Krakow, and then ending one of the best schools in Ireland for coaches – Kingstown College, where he earned a degree Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching. The powers to conduct training received ending the Train the Trainer course in Dublin and a number of business courses, motivating, and developing leadership skills.
He was the founder of the School for Leaders in Dublin and Ireland’s first Polish club for speakers and leaders of Toastmasters. He also conducted a series of trainings leadership in Katowice Leaders Forge – a school for young political and social leaders. He collaborated with Mr Jerzy Polaczek, as a specialist. Image and public relations.
He currently works in the PSE Investments, as chief specialist.
He is co-author of the book “Handbook of Leadership”
He works as an associate editor and journalist in the Polish edition International Coaching News. He also broadcasts dedicated to the development of the Coach Radio International.
Cristina Palma's Biography
Cristina Palma, a Life Creativist Coach, Social Researcher, and a Journalist for radio and print graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, with a Master in International NGO Management from Spain, and International Business from France. With more then 25 years of life and work experience around the world; Australia, France, Rumania, great part of Africa and Latin America, Cristina has worked in the private and public sector and extensively with the third sector in international cooperation assignments. Multilingual, Spanish, English and French, she is interested in social entrepreneurship, intercultural communication, sustainable futures, capacity building, creativity and personal development. She works particularly with those who are making a difference in the world, since her motto in life is to “Contribute to overcome financial and spiritual poverty in the world”.
Life Coach Creativist
My website: lifecreativist.com
My facebook page: Life Creativist Coaching
My tweeter account: @lifecreativist
Zsuzsa Balint's Biography
Susan began her studies at the Faculty of Arts in English Language and Literature and studied in England and lived a long time business communication, leadership development and management training. She got in touch with the coaching and performed graduate of the University of Chester-Life, Business & Executive Coach Training and Debrecen in Hungary studied psychology.
Susan is an accredited international business English trainer and worked as a Business English Communication Trainer at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is a Senior Management forum leader at The Ascenti Budapest -Edinburgh.
She is a Strategic partner of Coaching Hungary, training more than 10,000 coache’s worldwide.
Many articles written by Susan have been in the subject she is passionate about, personal development, business management, leadership development, executive being the leader, as a person, business communication, and self-awareness.
Many of Susan’s clients are middle and senior managers, as well as foreign executives working in Hungary.
Susan considers it important for continuous learning and training, which is why she regularly attends international and local conferences and events not only as an audience but also as a lecturer.
Her method is tailored to the specific company trainings, especially leaders of self-awareness, personal branding, behavioural interviewing techniques, handling difficult situations, becoming a successful leader, the role of faith and inspiration in a company, how to be a good leader.
“No one is born ready: be become what you become the best tendencies in accordance.”
Cristina Nicoleta Burca's Biography
Cristina is an enthusiastic professional in Communication, with extensive experience in EU affairs, integrated communication strategies (PR, branding, events, web etc), journalism (TV, radio, online), tourism, sports & wellbeing.
Cristina worked as a Public Relations officer and Public Speaking coach, at Toastmasters International (Communication & Leadership organisation), in Brussels, Belgium.
She was also a TV news reporter & writer for Antena 3 News Channel; National Romanian Television; Realitatea TV News Channel, in Bucharest, Romania. Wherein she reported on national economic and business issues in the daily economic news journal, BizBazar
Olgierd Graca's Biography
Finished elite training Rednertag in Frankfurt conducted by one of the best European speakers, Hermann Scherer. He is an honorary member of the Management Trainers Club “MATRIK” and the Silesian Marketing Association, where he very often shares his knowledge and experience. He is also active in the Silesian Toastmasters Club. During his speeches he is always interesting and infects people with his extraordinary passion. His speeches are focused on: chance intelligence, personal development and enterprise.
Graduate of Wszechnica Trainers School at the Jagiellonian University. Longtime entrepreneur with experience in the fields of group and project management. Areas of interests are: marketing of training services, personal branding, public speaking, presentations of products, art of improvisation and storytelling. In cooperation with the Hermann Scherer Institute „author” training will soon be completed.
18 years of experience in publishing have brought a level of expertise to mentor new upcomers in this sphere. Graduate of Postgraduate Doctoral Studies from the Department of Technics and Systems Management at the Academy of Economy in Poznan. Postgraduate Studies of Publishing Politics and Bookselling from the Warsaw University, as well as many training courses for publishers and leading editors. Finished Postgraduate Studies of Copyrights, Publishing and Press Law from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and Postgraduate Studies of Management from the Silesian University. Owner, Operator and Entrepreneur of Gall Publishing House since 1996
Viktoria Soos' Biography
Viktoria is an accredited life and dating coach, business coach, trainer, and author of 3 books. Helping singles to find the right direction since 2009. She is a motivational & an inspirational life coach, trainer.
Her training consists with Contemporary Assistance Training (University of Debrecen), Williams Life Skills Training, Identity self-management training game, Effective Team Building Training (Denmark) accredited life coach training (Budapest), Practicing Coaching Training (Netherlands)
A member of The Hungarian-Coaching Psychological Association and of the Association of Hungarian entrepreneur.
She has over 60.000 online subscribers and followers on her own blog site. Has hundreds of training participants & coaching clients over the years.
Rosana Nedelciu's Biography
Rosana is an HR professional with 7 years of management experience and international exposure. Her expertise are in Executive Search, Learning and Development, Internal Communications and Performance Management. Keirsey Temperament Sorter: The Teacher. She is also the owner and creator of TheHView coaching concept (The Human View on Personal and Career Development) And an author of the book called ”Mother is Love, Why do You Speak of Cancer?”
Julia Miles' Biography
Drawing on 20-plus years of experience in communications as a writer, broadcaster, and educator, this coach and consultant enjoys a reputation for her creativity, humour, and warmth in helping individuals improve their performance and achieve their goals. Trained and certified in positive psychology through Tal Ben-Shahar of Harvard and The Whole Being Institute. ICF certified through Positive Acorn with Robert Biswas-Diener. Julia gives workshops, presentations, and works one-on-one with individuals to help them improve performance and achieve their goals.
Malcolm Nicholson's Biography
Malcolm was one of the regular contributor’s for ICN. Malcolm is the owner and the Coaching Director for Aspecture. With over 15 years extensive experience of providing transformational coaching to leaders in the UK and internationally. He helps leaders cope with business pressures by generating high-level coaching interventions to enable them to develop cognitive complexity and agility, making them better at what they do. He brings an additional overlay of tools taken from three other disciplines:
Sports psychology, helping people to perform at their peak; dealing with the ‘outside world’.
Complexity Theory, building leaders’ cognitive capacity to deal with highly complex circumstances for ‘in the role’.
Existentialist Coaching, making sense of unpredictability; getting clarity for the ‘inner person’.
Nadia Themistokleous' Biography
Nadia specializes in Empowerment Coaching, support people to chase their dreams and achieve their goals. Founder and Managing Director of Meliselli Foundation a non-profit organization with scope in creating awareness to youth and helps less fortunate individuals which provide them with knowledge, information on how they can make their lives better, employment opportunities, activities, empowerment, self confidence and team building. Nadia is also an Empowerment Coach at Nadia Themis Coach
Krisztina Csurgo's Biography
Krisztina Csurgo is a Family Wellness Coach It is based on personal fitness training, coaching and team building. The aim is to make families strong and supportive micro-communities where everyone knows their strengths and weaknesses and is respected by the others. With this team building philosophy, it is easy to achieve a healthier lifestyle without fights and major problems between husband and wife.
Krisztina is also the Editor & Founder PT Coaching Hungary, The first ( one and only ) free online mentor support for personal trainers in Hungary.