MEET THE TEAM
in alphabetical order
Donatella is a certified professional Co-active® coach, trainer and consultant and a graduate of the Co-active Leadership program. She also serves as faculty for the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Languages: EN IT FR
Donatella is passionate about individuals, teams and organizations seeking clarity and focus during times of change and uncertainty. She helps them to recognize their unique leadership style by connecting them to their most daring and authentic human core. From that core emerges a strategic vision, that is solid and fast evolving, so it can stand the test of the complex and ever-changing circumstances around them.
Donatella holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from Michigan State University, USA and has worked at top universities in both Europe and the US, where she has served for 15 years as scientist, project manager, mentor and trainer and has published several scientific articles in international peer- reviewed journals. Currently, she works with individuals and teams from corporate clients all over Europe including NATO, Cargill, UCB, Team System, as well as various European universities.
Originally from Italy, she has lived abroad since 2000. Donatella deeply appreciates the diversity of the international environment, while being connected to her local community in Zurich. In her spare time, she enjoys adventures in nature, reading and contemplating, and sharing good food and fun precious time with friends.
Xavier is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC). He also is a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA, USA. Languages: EN FR DE ES IT
Xavier has a proven track record in entrepreneurship and has occupied various managerial roles at large corporations in the IT-telecommunications field such as Orange and Swisscom in the USA, France and Switzerland. Positions include Business Innovation Manager, IT Strategy Lead and Strategy Manager. He has conducted cross-organisation strategic projects across most corporate divisions and has first-hand experience in dealing with corporate politics and stakeholders. A passionate corporate trainer, Xavier specialises in powerful experiential-learning workshops focusing on developing Leadership and Innovation in organisations. He is currently delivering a Human-Centric Leadership programme for teams at Swisscom, at the intersection of design-thinking and Co-Active Leadership.
Xavier holds a M.Sc. in Business Informatics from Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse France. He coaches professionals so they may become Innovation Leaders. Xavier leads experiential workshops about Leadership and Innovation at Ponts School MBA, Paris, HSG St Gallen and M.Sc. HEG-VD, HES-SO, Lausanne, Switzerland.
In his spare time, Xavier enjoys hiking with his dog, practicing meditation and is a fan of heroic fantasy.
Tanja is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC). She also is a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA, USA. Languages: EN DE CH-DE
Advanced Coach Training Program, Awakened Wisdom Experiences by Patrick Ryan, Kalifornien Certified Spring Cure Coach by Dr. Mohammad Emran, Texas, Unleash The Power Within Graduate by Anthony Robbins, London, PCM Model Basics by Dr. Taibi Kahler.
Tanja is a coach with heart and soul and has an innate belief in the potential of each human being. Tanja creates a safe and secure learning field where everything is possible for all those who are willing to challenge their mind-set. Tanja has a wide coaching range and the gift to be with emotions. Tanja loves supporting her clients on their path of living a life aligned with value and purpose. Tanja works with individuals, corporate clients and athletes. Due to her coaching and training experience of over seven years she is committed to keep stretching the limits.
Ever since Tanja has worked in different assisting positions to Leading Managers in global companies, she wanted to create long lasting change in how people and teams are working together. She is committed to bring Leadership and Coaching Skills in order to unfold full potential. Tanja designs and delivers customised workshops for teams and personal growth.
Tanja is passionate about discovering new experiences in life. Her hunger to learn and grow brought her on different expeditions such as working on a cruise ship, a four week travel to Chile and Argentina with her four year old daughter visiting the penguins in their home country. She enjoys being with her family, spending time in and on the water, skiing and much more.
Julie is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC, PCC) and an Organisational and Relationship Systems Coach (CRR Global). She is a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI), San Rafael, CA, USA. She also serves as Front of the Room Leader for CTI’s Faculty. Languages: EN FR DE
Julie holds an MSc Neuroscience from the University of Oxford, a BA Psychology from the American University of Paris and a Post Graduate Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts from the University of East London. She is an Accredited Mediator (London School of Mediation).
Julie is passionate about helping leaders and their teams achieve peak performance by learning how to have courageous, difficult conversations. She is on a mission to change teams’ perspective of conflict and redefine it as an opportunity to foster true collaboration, team resilience and, ultimately, unparalleled team results.
Originally from Paris, she lives in London. Its eclectic mix of cultures, landscapes and people, as well as the many green spaces it has to offer, make it her favourite capital in the world. She shares her life with her partner Mark and their daughter Sophie, who keeps her busy whenever she’s not coaching teams and individuals!
Marc is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC). He also is a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA, USA. Languages: EN DE CH-DE ES FR
Marc’s mission as a coach and trainer is to help leaders maximise their impact on their organisation and the world. His vision revolves around a business world that has rediscovered the true potential of our humanness, lead by courageous purpose-driven leaders with greater consciousness, a bigger heart, and higher spirit.
Marc is a computer engineer by background (MSc, ETH Zurich) and holds an MBA in general management from INSEAD. He has worked as a management consultant during six years (with Accenture and a Pharma boutique consultancy), and co-founded and managed his own e-health start-up in Spain. Since 2012, Marc directs his own coaching and training practice, focusing on leadership development and team effectiveness. He is an authorised Team Diagnostic Facilitator by Team Coaching International (TCI) and has coached executives from 15+ nationalities and worked with very diverse teams across functions and industries.
Marc’s group facilitation style is highly experiential, warm yet provocative, putting participants through deeply impactful experiences that heighten their awareness and create a determination and commitment for sustainable and meaningful growth – on both a personal and organisational level.
Marc has lived and worked in various locations in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, allowing him to develop a high sensitivity and passion for cross-cultural challenges and opportunities. More recently, he settled down with his young family on the countryside near Zurich, Switzerland. In his free time, Marc enjoys the contrast between explorative traveling off-the-beaten-track, adrenalin-loaded kite-surfing, and peaceful yoga.
Ani is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC). She also is a Co-Active Leadership Graduate, through The Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael, CA, USA. Languages: EN ES
She is a Psychologist and Thinking into Results Facilitator, who works with individuals and teams, helping them transform and heal by unlocking their potential and by provoking and managing permanent change in the direction that they need and desire.
She has worked in her private practice for 15 years, leading and co-leading corporate trainings in Spain, Chile and Switzerland. She has created and led groups in the development of specific abilities ranging from personal development to team transformation, integrating the best of the fields she masters: Psychology, NLP, Coaching, Nonviolent Communication, Mediation and Leadership, while working with a wide variety of clients: from executives to doctors; from the Corporate world to Universities.
In 2015 she joined “Go-Up Business School” in Spain and is part of the teachers’ pool in the Leadership Programme “Be10”, where she is also in charge of International Trainings. Her specialty is Healing, Communication and Conflict Resolution, and how they blend in leadership development. She feels that our best chance as a global community of change makers is to work in ourselves first, developing awareness and being able to build from a heart at peace, this is why she is in the process of becoming a Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer and “War to Peace” co-leader.
Her passions are cooking, reading and traveling. Diversity is one of her highest values.