Coaching for career transition and international mobility
I coach people in career transition and/or international mobility during pivotal periods of their lives.
-> Do you feel lost, blocked or demotivated, professionally or personally?
-> Are you not fulfilled professionally but unsure what else to do?
-> Are you an expat and struggling to find your place in your host country?
-> Do you need support in making decisions at a turning point or transitional period of your life?
I help you to clarify your project and your objectives, to take action and to find the path of a life and a career that suits you.
Whether you are in a career transition, an expat, or both, I can help you with:
+ Clarify your professional goals
+ Structure your job search and approach it with confidence
+ Explore and prepare for a career shift
+ Build an action plan to achieve your goals
+ Overcome the obstacles holding back your professional development
+ Optimise your job search and make your difference an asset
+ Provide guidance on adapting to the local culture
+ Explore and prepare for a return to your home country or a change of host country
+ Find your bearings and balance in a new host country
-> Read the testimonies of Thomas, Irina or Théophile and discover how coaching has helped them to make the right decisions, take concrete action and find a fulfilling job and a lifestyle that suits them.
"The coaching, with the exercises and the action plan, allowed me to clarify my career path: become a CSR manager".
In a very short time you helped me to paint my personality, my values, my why, to put down all the pieces of the puzzle and the exercises and research allowed me to assemble the pieces of the puzzle little by little...
You helped me to light the way without feeling pressured to go down this or that road.
I really enjoyed your coaching with the exercises it included as well as the action plans.
Cynthia - Former Purchasing Manager, in transition towards CSR and energy sobriety in companies
"My carreer shift after a burn-out: from strategy consultant to project manager in renewable energies
Sophie accompanied me in my reflection on my career shift after a burn-out.
Right away, she engaged me in a caring and dynamic approach, even in my moments of doubt or destabilisation. The example that struck me the most was the stage of exploring new professions, which stopped me dead in my tracks. My previous doubts and fears came back to haunt me. Sophie knew how to make me take a step back in one session and bring me to a synthesis of the criteria I was looking for in my professional activity. She was able to listen to my anxieties, calm them down and find a solution to my fears and get me back into action.
Moreover, I also really appreciated that we always ended the sessions with an "action plan", a set in motion to tackle my blockages, or even anticipate potential future moments that would awaken antagonisms and doubts in me. I always have a drawing in my phone of what I want to be, with all these components, and I come back to it regularly when I want to "take a break", reconnect with myself and make sure that what I do is always aligned with what I want to be. I sincerely thank Sophie for her human, relevant and extremely professional guidance!
Thomas - After a burn-out in strategy consulting, he became a project manager in the renewable energy sector
"I was effectively guided in my decision process to relocate to Spain".
During the coaching, Sophie has been a great guidance along my deicsion process on my life project.
Attentive, patient and understanding, she knows what to ask and when to ask it to help you reach your own conclusions. She also knew how to help me refocus whenever I was disoriented or overwhelmed.
Several months after the end of this coaching, I am still feeling the great effects of her coaching unfolding. Thank you for your help Sophie!
Irina - Fashion designer and entrepreneur, decided to relocate to Spain after being an expat in Germany
"This coaching has helped me find the path in which I will thrive: the sailing sector".
I was lucky enough to be coached on my career change by Sophie for a year. Her listening, her advice and above all her reflections enabled me to ask myself the right questions, to get to know myself better and to motivate me to find the path/sector in which I want to thrive: the sailing sector. Today it's done: I joined a skipper's team as a "Swiss knife" and photographer.
I would recommend her guidance more than anything else to anyone who has questions and wants to make things happen.
Théophile - Previously a real estate salesman, he joined a skipper's team as a "Swiss Army knife" and photographer
"I clarified my goals and set up an action plan for my career shift: becoming a therapist."
During the coaching, Sophie accompanied me very well to clarify my objectives and to set up an action plan for my career change.
I immediately felt confident with Sophie. I particularly appreciated her listening skills, her patience and her understanding of the situations -by taking into account the personal balances that is essential whn changing careers-, the concrete aspect of her support and the visualization exercises that she offers. Moreover, this coaching started during the lockdown due to the corona epidemic and having our sessions online did not take anything away from the quality of our exchanges!
In a nutshell: trust, commitment, responsibility, active listening, sensitivity, efficiency and kindness. Thank you Sophie!
Anouk - Former foreign language teacher who became therapist
"I overcame my blockades and started a training to become a digital project manager."
Sophie helped me to overcome my blockages and supported me in my reflection towards a new career path: becoming a digital project manager. She listened very carefully and identified from the start the points that we needed to work on. She knew how to give me the keys to move forward. I really appreciated her support and her concrete guidnace. I warmly recommend Sophie!
Katia - Decided to train to become a digital project manager following the coaching
"Coaching has helped me to understand my desires and structure my thoughts."
After several trainings and attempts, I met Sophie. Her coaching and her mixed approach, between discussions and role plays, really helped me to better understand my desires, my expectations and my values, to project myself and structure my thoughts.
I recommend Sophie 100%!
Guillaume - Previously a salaried salesman, now an entrepreneur and freelance consultant
"I have refocused on what is really important to me in my life."
Sophie helped me to understand what is actually important to me in my life, and helped me to bring focus to actually working towards those goals. I enjoyed her pragmatic thought exercises and found it easy to communicate with her during our sessions!
Reza - Recruiter
"During my career transition towards crisis management, I felt really heard and valued."
I met Sophie during my career shift, and recommend her coaching to anyone who is lost or needs personalized guidance on their professional life.
She was my coach for 3 months. From the very first meeting, she knew how to put me at ease (I had never received a personalized coaching and felt a bit anxious) so that I could express my expectations as best as possible. The main quality that I would retain from Sophie is her listening skills. Each time I felt really heard, taken into account and valued.
There were some difficult moments during my career transition but I always kept in mind that I would be able to discuss them with her so that she could give me her analysis and perspective. After each coaching session, I felt energised and motivated thanks to her. She does not hesitate to ask certain questions in order to bring about an enriching reflection. She helped me to become aware of my character traits that I can put forward in my job search. Finally, she is never judgmental, which allows her to be as sincere and honest as possible in order to achieve one's goal.
Oona - Changed careers from hospitality to crisis management
"I felt blocked professionally and personally, things are much clearer after this coaching."
I had tried coaching before with a very experienced coach and had not been satisfied. But as I felt blocked on a professional and personal level, I wanted to try again. During the coaching sessions, Sophie has an open attitude which allows her to understand our blockages and helps us to overcome them.
Sophie is great. She is empathetic, intelligent, patient and very flexible. For example, although in this coaching I wanted to work on a long-term project, when something popped up she switched to help me with my current situation. In addition, her method that uses the space and the body is very powerful. In each coaching session she has done a different exercise that I can use again on my own.
We are almost at the end of the coaching and things are much clearer now.
Ugur - Data scientist who became trainer
"A journey rich in learning and taking concrete action".
Sophie's coaching style is very professional, flexible, modern and enveloping. Being coached by Sophie is the promise of a journey rich in learning, feelings, gentleness and power for an effective implementation, respectful of your personal balance . A wonderful experience.
Florent - Entrepreneur, coach, photographer
During the sessions, I will guide you to define your objective and become aware of what drives you and what's holding you back. Refocus on your core values and identity, and regain confidence in your ability to get moving again!
With 8 years of project management behind me, action and pragmatism are at the heart of my coaching! We'll define an action plan, with tasks to do between sessions, to achieve your goal step by step.
I offer you a 30-minute exploratory session - free of charge and without obligation - to understand your needs and answer any questions you may have about coaching. You will then decide if the process is right for you.
If you decide to continue, we commit to 5 sessions and sign a contract specifying the terms and objectives of the coaching and the mutual commitments. At the end of the 5 sessions, we will assess the situation and continue together if you consider it necessary. A coaching session generally lasts between 5 and 8 sessions.
Language: English or French
Sessions can be conducted face-to-face in Berlin or online.