Area of Expertise: Leadership development
Until recently, Annie was the Global Head of Culture and Client Marketing for UBS Investment Bank and held a similar role at Goldman Sachs. Although unusual to find these two roles in one person, Annie has always seen them as connected disciplines, as high-performing cultures and employee engagement drive success with clients and ultimately, brand and reputation. Annie is now focused on culture transformation and ‘C’ Suite leadership coaching, making positive behavior change happen for the individual, the team, the Executive board, and the whole organization.
Annie uses the latest developments in neuroscience and our understanding of how the brain works and impacts behavior to help drive organizational performance by creating places where people thrive, not merely survive, shaping the culture her clients need to successfully implement their business strategy. Annie is also an international speaker on culture, conduct, D+I, and employee engagement.
Prior to this, Annie ran her own consulting firm, with clients that included London 2012, helping to jump start a culture for the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralympics Games (LOCOG), Goldman Sachs, and GAM, a specialist investment management firm. In her earlier career, Annie worked in a number of senior branding, marketing and communication roles, including organizations such as BP, the Ministry of Defense, the Prime Ministers Press Office (under the Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher), and The London Stock Exchange. She is also an experienced coach and mentor, having trained with The Performance Consultants and a Mental Health Ambassador (MHFA).
Annie was a former Trustee and Chair of Borough Market and currently Chairs the Board of Governors for The Bridge Academy and a Non-Executive director of Rungway Ltd. Other interests are food and sport. She likes skiing, hiking/scrambling, is passionate about wine, and has achieved a distinction in WSET 3.
Annie holds a BA Combined Honors degree in History & Politics from the University of Exeter and a Leadership qualification from IMD, Lausanne.
Márcio is a world citizen passionate about people and teams.
He began working in the engineering field, but soon he focused on the development of suppliers and deals in Europe, Asia and Latin America. At the outset of his professional career, he realized that to develop and grow business efficiently, people and business challenges must be aligned. His strength lies in quickly adapting to the environment to develop solutions that accelerate the organizational change process.
He is a coach, manager, advisor and facilitator in leadership, negotiation and cultural transformation areas, with extensive professional experience in several European, Latin American and Asian countries.
His background in human and organizational development comprises multiple industries and includes clients such as Wal-Mart, Toyota, Audi, Unilever, HSBC, BSH, Vale, Ericsson, Santander and IFF.
He is an environmental processes engineer, graduated from Berlin Technological University, and is trained and certified in Barrett, coaching, shadow coaching, NLP, Gestalt Therapy, mentoring, counseling, management models, meditation techniques and biohacking.
He lived in seven cities in three countries and currently lives in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and his two children.
Edvard is a consultant with more than 35 years of experience in projects of strategic alignment and change management. He is a professor of human resources in Master of Business Administration and Graduate courses in the areas of leadership and people management as well as in team development at FIA USP, and power and influence at FDC. He was a professor of leadership at São Paulo Business School.
He is a specialist in cultural transformation, building leadership development processes, including executive coaching, tailor-made solutions in programs of training and preparation of leaders, deepening self-awareness and work environment awareness.
Edvard has worked in the human resources area for more than 20 years. He worked in companies such as TRW do Brasil, Saab Scania do Brasil, Brosol – Bromberg e Solex, Corporação Bonfiglioli, Grupo Bompreço and Editora Abril.
He is a psychologist, specialized in human resources administration by FGV/SP and post-graduated in business administration. Edvard holds credits from the Masters of Science in Management by the California American University. He has studied leading organizational change at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Ekin runs programs to take leaders and teams to the next performance level. Her expertise includes leadership vevelopment, high performing teams and culture transformation with a systemic focus (Systems Theory). She is a certified coach by Axialent, and Conscious Business Center by Fred Kofman.
Her election to often navigate outside of her comfort zone has been an accelerator for growth throughout her life journey. She has ten years of experience accompanying leaders and teams on their development journey to boost effectiveness. Her clients include multinationals from the financial, social media, airline, and consumer goods industries.
Her 20+ years professional career also includes managerial roles for big brands such as Telefonica, Kellogg, and Ernst & Young in diverse countries. She has a unique set of skills that combines technical, business and human systems skills: She is an industrial engineer, with an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a masters degree in systemic family therapy.
She is multicultural and multilingual. Currently, she lives in Mexico City with her family.
Horacio has broad experience in implementing changes and generating great impact on customer companies.
Horacio served as training management at Organización Techint, training hundreds of leaders and professionals for more than six years, within the context of complex change processes, mergers and acquisitions. More recently, Horacio was for almost a decade corporate manager of the human resources department of Grupo Clarín, leading the learning and change process and the executive remuneration practices.
As part of an integral change management strategy, Horacio promoted the application of the “Six Sigma” Process Improvement methodology at Grupo Clarín. To this end, he specialized and received a “Black Belt” from the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA).
Horacio is the co-author of “Transformando,” a book on change experiences in Argentine corporations. He has also regularly contributed organizational learning content to MateriaBiz.com, a management and academic website. A professor of several postgraduate programs at different Argentine universities, he is currently professor of “Cultural Change and Organizational Learning” of the “Master in Organizational Coaching” program at the Universidad del Salvador.
Horacio holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Buenos Aires. He is a senior coach certified by the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires and of the LLC of Fred Kofman.
In his spare time, Horacio occasionally composes music and writes and performs in theater comedies.
Alejandra holds a degree in educational sciences and is a spiritual guide. For 18 years, she served as training and new project director at Santa María Spirituality Center.
After a longstanding career as educator, Alejandra decided to commence the coaching professional practice, combining her charisma and experience as a spiritual guide. From this practice, she leads the design and implementation of leadership and cultural transformation processes in corporate, social, educational and religious organizations. She facilitates awareness, value incarnation, communication, and personal and institutional crisis resolution processes. She also provides guidance and advice in regard to team building and consolidation.
She carried out cultural transformation and leadership development processes in the following companies: Falabella, Sodimac, CMR, Entel (Chile), Mi Banco (Perú), Farmacity, Cetelem, Tafilar (Uruguay), El Tejar, Mercado Libre, Wallmart, BBVA, YPF, Pluspetrol, Cloudgaia, Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, and other companies. She also guided the creation and development of teams and branches in several Latin American countries.
Alejandra is married and has four children. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, actively participates in her community, offers contemplative retreats, and guides people in finding the way to their heart.
In his work, Vito focuses on learning, change and organizational effectiveness. He gained much of his business knowledge working hands-on for more than a decade as a manager at Banco Río, Argentina, where he was responsible for the quality and productivity area, commercial operations and e-banking.
Vito holds a Bachelor of Science degree in public accounting from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales (IAE). He graduated as an organizational coach in Leading Learning Communities (LLC) in Argentina. He also studied language ontology at the Newfield Network in Chile, where he became an ontological coach for personal and organizational change.
Vito’s passion for teaching led him to become an assistant professor of organizational structures at the Economic Science Faculty at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires. Vito works there as an instructor for the Leadership and Organizational Coaching Graduate Course and the Life, Freedom and Consciousness Program. In addition, he develops leadership programs for the University of Salvador.
Vito is currently involved in consulting, coaching and learning programs with companies such as Citibank, Microsoft, Standard Bank and Caja Laboral in Argentina, Chile and Spain.
A keynote speaker at various conferences organized by the Chilean institution Icare, he was distinguished as having the best evaluation in the 2005 Human Resources Convention.
An extremely active person, Vito balances his interest in reading and cinema with aerobics practice. Vito is married, has two sons and enjoys spending time with his family.
Valentín has experience in international consulting and multilateral organizations such as World Bank and United Nations. His specialties are social responsibility and sustainable development. Earlier in his career, Valentín worked at the firm Booz·Allen & Hamilton and had both governments and private sector clients.
With a degree in business sciences and a master’s degree in international relations from Tufts University’s Fletcher School, Valentín also holds a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business Administration and Upper Management in Barcelona, Spain (ESADE). He is also certified as an executive coach from the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Nowadays, Valentín is an academic collaborator at ESADE, where he teaches executive education, in-company training and MBA programs.
As a consultant, Valentín enjoys integrating his passion for mountain climbing in workshops and programs for businesses interested in experience learning. He uses climbing and the mountain itself as metaphors for the challenges that people and teams face within organizations.
An active climber and sportsman, Valentín made an expedition in 2004 to K2 (8.611 m), peaked the K3 or Broad Peak (8.047 m), and completed the Grand Sea of Sand trek in the Lybian Desert — all team excursions he made with the Spanish TV program “Al Filo de lo Imposible.”
He is a co-author of the book “La Cumbre Infinita — Relato de una expedición y espejo de una empresa,” which gathers a series of key learnings that are common to people who struggle to achieve their dreams, whether in a company or in the high peaks of the Himalayas.
Philip has held various management positions during his career to date, including co-founder, partner and managing director of Headspace PR; marketing director of Yahoo! Germany; and vice president of Consumer and Commercial Marketing at Universal Music International. He has also been facilitating leadership trainings on behalf of Axialent since 2009.
With his background in international business management, Philip started coaching in 2005, is certified as a professional coach with ICF and CTI, and specializes in executive coaching, leadership training and personal development.
He draws on his extensive experience when working with his clients, who range from international captains of industry to CEOs and senior executives, from small companies to billion-dollar corporations. Based in Berlin, Germany, Philip coaches or facilitates in English and German internationally.
Philip integrates his corporate background, expertise in executive coaching, leadership training, leadership and personal development, and experience gained as a yoga instructor to help his clients to explore valuable perspectives with which to address potential barriers that might be impeding their own development, or that of their organizations. Over the years, he has coached and trained more than 1,200 executives, transcending all organizational levels in multinationals, including intact senior teams.
His incisive approach enables him to help his clients maximize their leadership impact on their organizations and goals. Philip’s ability to empower his clients — individuals or groups — in both a challenging and supportive role enables them to unlock their full potential as people who think and lead with clarity and vision, in tune with their own values and those of their organizations, to meet the evolving challenges of an uncertain, ever-changing and unpredictable world.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon) degree in business administration from the University of Pretoria. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and was trained and is a Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) through the Coaches Training Institute in London and San Francisco. He is certified in group coaching with Potentials Realized and is certified in various 360° tools from Human Synergistics, Energy Leadership iPEC and The Leadership Circle (TLC). He is also a certified leadership trainer with The Leadership Circle.
Born in South Africa, Philip immigrated to Germany in 1992 and has subsequently been based in Frankfurt, London, Munich and Düsseldorf. He currently calls Berlin, Germany, his home.