Helping You Connecting the Dots and Moving Forward

I have been working since 1998 (22 years!) as a navy officer, lawyer, human rights consultant, coach and coaching trainer.

I have lived in Portugal (my home country), Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste and the USA, where I (still) work on the coach approach to Diversity and Inclusion ( D&I ).


For the last 5+ years, I chose to broaden my skill set and became a conflict mediator and coach.

I have been coaching people around the world. Since I'm a high achiever myself, I got 3 coaching certifications: one in Portugal (by the International School of Professional Coaching) and 2 in the USA (CoachDiversity Institute and International Coach Federation).

When I started, my coaching focused on international development workers but, with the years, it broadened to people who want to make a positive difference, explore their creativity, enhance their leadership skills and reach their full potential to leave a meaningful legacy behind.

How do I use my time these days?

I split my time between coaching amazing clients, mentoring beginner coaches and consulting with UN agencies on Human RightsI am a mother of two, which is meaningful and time consuming. I am married, live in Lisbon and travel quite a lot between Portugal, USA and West Africa.

And now (NOW) during this crisis?

During this worldwide crisis, I am working remotely.

My coaching and mentor sessions are on-line, I'm homeschooling - like all of us with children (with great family support) - and doing what I can to develop great materials for my next trips.

This too shall pass.

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Life's too short to be unfulfilled. I am here to help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there.

Let me help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals.

This is why coaching is so powerful: HERE


Why not take this time to go deeper in your self-knowledge and develop tools which will help you face this moment in time and whatever comes next?


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Some of my core Values