Why work with me
Experience, professional expertise and tailored support
Through individual and group coaching and training, Natália Leal | Coach & Trainer supports internationally-minded individuals and teams – including expats and their partners, executives, academics and graduate students abroad – navigate their big and small career & life transitions, so you can have the clarity, mindset and strategy you need to be successful and happy, without all the frustration, stress and worry it so often implies.
I have been an expat for almost 18 years now, having lived and worked in difference countries, but also across multiple careers and sectors, from academia to policy-making and managing entire organisations; most recently, also starting to run my own business. Indeed, I have already been at the top of the ladder – working as a Chief Executive – only to realise something was not right…
My experience as a Coach over the past years - especially working with expats -has allowed me to start identifying patterns regarding the challenges we usually face, but also given me the expertise to see each individual for their uniqueness. That is why I enjoy creating like-minded and safe community spaces, while offering tailored support to each person. I knowhow hard it can be to build up a successful yet balanced life and career, especially in a context different from your own cultural background.
One of my core values is growth and learning, so I have been committed to continuous learning and improvement for most of my life. Since I decided to start working as a Coach& Trainer, I have become a certified Professional Life Coach and completed diplomas in Career Coaching, Behavioural Coaching, Positive Psychology, Positive Intelligence and the Science of Well-Being. You can check my LinkedIN profile for the nitty-gritty details on my CV.
I am a ‘book & science nerd’ and I like it :) however, I have also learned to listen to my emotions and trust my expert intuition! I have not only studied these topics; I have lived through them and frequently supported my clients in finding their own answers for it.
I believe we all aim for happiness, well-being and success, that we all deserve it, and that we each can get it.
I believe in intentionally designing your Destiny!
Hence, by working with me you will be able to make meaningful, long-term changes in your - professional and/or personal - life in a safe but also challenging environment, so you can get you to the next level of your career, live a life more aligned with what truly matters for you now, or simply enjoy life more in your ‘new country’.
You will find support to be able to understand & improve your own 'internal operating systems', clarify what success &happiness means to you, and learn how to design & implement a plan to get you there!