A Little About Me

I am passionate about helping others gain control over their life. And I am continuously searching for personal growth and ways of supporting others in making conscious decisions and effective plans towards a happy life.

I have dedicated my career to helping others, and finding the best ways to improve the world. I know that even apparently small changes can have a profound impact! Today, my mission is to inspire and empower others to achieve their full potential, clarify their goals, overcome their fears or simply learn a new soft skill. This applies to individuals as well as to organisations; after all, it's the human factor that drives both! For me, the reward of a job well-done is to see my clients learn and grow by themselves. 


I have more than 18 years of work experience across different sectors, ranging from lecturing, training, researching, policy-making, and executive management in the not-for-profit sector. My career as a consultant and coach began in 2018, after I decided to leave my post as Chief Executive of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and started a new journey to achieve a greater sense of balance and well-being in my own life.


I was born in Portugal but I currently live in the Netherlands, after several years living in the UK and Belgium. I hold a Master in Sociology and a PhD in International Relations. I am generally interested in leadership, sustainability, ethics, personal and career development, emotional intelligence, (positive) psychology, neurosciences, and others. I have been lucky to have traveled to many countries around the world and I can speak English, Portuguese, French, some Spanish, and a little Dutch and Italian.


For my full CV you can check my LinkedIn page.

Codes of Ethics and Conduct

In all my work I strive to abide by the highest professional and ethical standards.

Below you can find links to some of the key documents on this matter.

Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors and Supervisors
Adopted by five international organisations, including the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Global Code of Ethics - EN v2 (EMCC & Ot
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ICF Code of Ethics
Adopted in June 2015 by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
The Gold Standard in Coaching _ ICF - Co
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Aangesloten bij Bewust Netwerk

I am a member of the Dutch network Bewust (Culemborg), a network of 'conscious entrepreneurs', supporting the movement towards a more responsible and conscious life.

Natália Leal  |  Coach & Trainer

Empowering You to Achieve Your Goals


Company no./KvK: 72490772
VAT/BTW: NL789269028B01


Aangesloten bij Bewust Netwerk