GUEST LECTURER & TRAINER

I enjoy creating informative and thought-provoking lectures and training sessions.

My goal is to provide participants with the necessary skills to practice what they’ve learned, think for themselves, and test their own hypothesis and assumptions.

I’d love to join your school/organisation as a trainer and/or guest lecturer, and explore skill-building and best practices in my areas of expertise.

These include:

Hands-on coaching skills 101 for managers and individual contributors
      • What is coaching?
      • How does it work?
      • Debunking coaching myths
      • Practice – Practice – Practice
Leadership & People development
      • How do you support individuals to become the best version of themselves?
      • How do you develop ones strengths and manage ones weaknesses?
      • What tools exist to aid in leadership and people development? Are they really effective?
      • What does helpful feedback look like?
      • What about psychometric tests?
Burnout & Mental health
      • What is mental health? What is burnout?
      • What causes burnout?
      • What are strategies to prevent burnout?
      • How can managers and team members thematise burnout and mental health in their team?

INDIVIDUAL COACH FOR LEARNERS

Many educational and organisational programmes offer coaching as part of their curriculum, as a way to support programme participants on their learning journey.

If you have such a programme, I would be delighted to join you as an individual coach and support your participants so they can maximize their learning experience and personal growth.

Past programme experience includes:
Leaders and Emerging leaders on leadership programmes, MBA/Masters students, Coaching degree students

ABOUT ME
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Multilingual Coach & Human Resources Strategist, with 20+ years professional experience in People Practices. Specialised in Coaching, Leadership & People development, Burnout & Mental health, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Worked in a variety of local and global roles for multi-national companies (incl. Novartis & F. Hoffmann-La Roche), as well as the United Nations and NGOs.

MBA graduate. Certified coach from the University of Cambridge, UK. Gallup-certified Strengths coach. Gestalt coaching practitioner. Certified Team coach. Trained in working with neurodivergent adults. Familiar with Non-Violent Communication (NVC) principles.

Top 10 Gallup-Strengths:
1-Learner. 2-Connectedness. 3.Achiever. 4-Individualisation. 5-Input. 6-Empathy. 7-Developer. 8-Intellection. 9-Strategic. 10-Positivity.

I like to stay abreast of the latest developments in my areas of expertise. I am also interested in critical thinking and questioning existing assumptions and “the ways we’ve always done it”.

You can find out more about my background on my “About me” page and on LinkedIn.

How Do I Get Started?

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Let's chat

Contact me through the Contact Me form below or via e-mail for a chat. I’d love to learn more about your needs and how I could support you. No strings attached.

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Contractual agreement

Once we agreed to work together, we will go through the usual contractual negotiations and agreement.

1st session!

All set! We can now commence our collaboration and take it from there.

"Dina is an absolutely outstanding coach and collaborator. I had the pleasure of working with Dina over several months when she served as a StrenghtFinder coach to my team. Her thoughtful guidance, support, and insights where instrumental for our growth as a newly formed team. Because of Dina's work, we were able to make great strides in increasing connectedness and maximizing the impact of our collective efforts. After assessing our needs, Dina went above and beyond to build tailored individual and group sessions that were incredibly effective for achieving our goals. In addition to her deep knowledge, Dina's warmth and joyful demeanor make her an absolute delight to work with. She's truly one of the best team coaches I've worked with over the past ten years. I whole-heartedly recommend Dina, and can't wait for the opportunity to collaborate with her again."

Eydith Comenenzia Ortiz – Founder & CEO, CONECTA Partners – Team Strengths Coaching

"Dina is an inspirational and amazing coach - she helped our dynamic and complex team with strengthfinder workshops - customized for each chapter with great detail and diligence. Dina actively listens to her clients and tailors the programs to create the best value and impact for the team. Her sessions helped us to be a stronger team - and we continued to keep her as our coach as she showed great value. Also, Dina has a great talent in connecting with people and maintaining relationships. I can only highly recommend Dina and believe she will be a great asset to any team."

Aysem Oznel – Patient Partnership Director, F. Hofmann-La Roche – Team Strengths Coaching

"After two sessions I am impressed by her empathy and ability to combine psychology and coaching! We were able to dive into my personal behavioural patterns in the working environment and analyze the route cause and restructure my perception towards the precessional environment and towards myself. I will gladly join one of her coaching groups given the chance."

Altina-Christina Toraj – IT Project Manager & Scrum Master, F. Hoffmann-La Roche – Individual Coaching

"Dina helped to shape a "strength finder" workshop to carve out individual and collective strengths of our team. Dina offered 1:1 coaching sessions and was a creative partner in designing a fit-for-purpose workshop. Dina was a creative partner looking for the best solution for our setting, the workshop was very well received and had a lasting impact on our team."

Dr. Andreas Weinzierl – Head of Marketing, Roche Switzerland – Team Strengths Coaching

"Dina is a very experienced leader, coach and project manager. She’s amazing! I’ve personally benefited from her coaching, which helped me focus and hone my strengths. Dina was also a leader of a team I worked on. How she brought the team energy, spirit and engagement together really brought the most out of each of us as individuals and even more powerfully as a team. I can only highly recommend Dina and hope we have the chance to work together again in the future. "

Eleanor Collins – Global Change Management Office Lead, F. Hoffmann-La Roche – Individual Strengths Coaching

"Dina is a fabulous coach. With her empathic nature she makes you feel at ease and we quickly had a very open and honest working relationship. Her expertise in writing is very profound. Thank you for your valuable support Dina."

Vanessa Gschwind – Corporate Event Manager – Individual Coaching

"Dina is an extraordinary coach that supported me with very insightful view of how to interpret my Gallup Strengths results. She is very reflected, flexible and open person with lots of positive attitude and great leadership skills. I am very grateful for your help Dina and it is a pleasure to work with you. Thank you again and my highest recommendation! 🙂 "

"Very effective facilitation and very well organized contents. I feel Dina truly cared about providing useful tips for us and her authenticity is very much appreciated. This led to a mutual-trust atmosphere which everyone benefited. Thank you!"

A.F. – Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Thank you Dina - you were really amazing. Really appreciate all your insights and input and thoughts as well as your positive can do attitude. Great coaching and listening skills. "

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"In large parts, the workshop felt - in a positive way - like group therapy. Meeting like-minded people who face similar challenges like my own was a true eye-opener to me. Not only did I get useful tips out of the conversations, the entire setup of the group helped me to realise that other people faced similar struggles, insecurities and motivations along their individual paths towards career-change and personal re-invention. In addition, my own contributions to the group might've even been helpful to some of the others as well. I left with my mind in a somewhat calmed state of contentment and a positive attitude towards my future, together with a number of additional contacts of interesting people I would otherwise have never met."

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Dina was a great facilitator! Authentic, helpful and lots of expertise and experience to share with the participants - many thanks for this workshop offering!"

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"Even if I did not know you before I can say you are a very special person, I love your voice and the way you speak and the positive spirit that shines through you. Wow I am always inspired by people like you and after meeting this kind of people I have a smile on my face that last the whole day. I wish you all the best for the future! Stay as you are because you have a true impact on people."

Participant in Group Coaching session: “Time for a career change. Now what?”

"What a great use of my time! Dina was very knowledgeable and focused on my concrete needs. Not only were all of my questions answered, the expert coaching approach was extremely helpful for me to become more self-aware and confident."

Participant in Career Development Coaching, Taiwan

"Dear Dina, thank you so much for your great session, which helped me a lot where I stand now and what I want."

A.P. – Career Development Coaching – Iran

"My 1:1 job application advice was incredibly useful and I received many good recommendations on how to improve my CV and my workday profile. It totally exceeded my expectations."

Participant in Job Application Support session – Grenzach

"Erwartungen übertroffen. Es war klasse, wie kurzfristig und flexibel ich eine Beratung bekommen konnte. Die Beratung selbst war sehr freundlich und motivierend, inhaltlich sehr klar und extrem hilfreich. "

Participant in Job Application Support session – Grenzach

"The short-term coaching with Dina was an enlightening experience. My coach, Dina, has asked me inspiring questions and given me enough time to find the answers to my question by myself. She has also given me the affirmation I need as I step into a role with much uncertainties. Throughout the call, she listened to my problem keenly and has given me plenty of heartwarming encouragement. I was very impressed with her kindness and coaching professionalism."

Participant in Individual Coaching – Hong Kong

"Dear Dina, I'd like to recognize your coaching efforts guiding me through my GallupStrengths assessment results. On our sessions, you helped me a lot putting the information into context and you had great questions making me self-reflect. Ultimately you enabled me to learn about myself & grow. I really appreciate your contribution to it! "

Tamás – Poland – Individual Strengths Coaching session

"Chère Dina, j'ai super apprécié ton coaching et de pouvoir m'ouvrir sur différents aspects de mon profil, cela permet de mieux se connaître et voir comment développer la conscience de nos forces, je voulais te remercier encore une fois car c'était un moment très passionnant. J aime l’énergie, le côté très solaire de ta personne "

M.R. – France – Individual Strength Coaching session

Contact Me

You can contact me using the form below or you can e-mail me directly at info@agapeheartandsoul.com. I look forward to connecting with you.

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