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I was so impressed by her coaching sessions which allowed me to dive into myself deeply and learn hints for my future.

She is a very good listener with a positive vibe which I felt was easy to build a rapport with her.

As the sessions helpful to understand how I want to move forward from where I am, I am looking forward to getting in touch with her at some point in the future to share my experience to show my progress.

Thank you so much, Esme!

Takahiro Utsumi

Head of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) / Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)

For a few months, I’ve had the chance to work on my leadership development with Esmeralda.

Right away, from the very beginning, I was able to go from the theory and tools to specific, concrete, effective actions that made the difference to build up my team.

She is great and has helped me to build my leadership style from a place of authenticity and consciousness.

By the end of our coaching sessions, I was able to build a self-reflection habit that keeps me growing consistently even if the sessions are over.

Leonel Badi

Director of Engineering at Innovid

Esmeralda is an amazing coach I had the chance to work with over several months. I was impressed at how she tailored the program to my specific needs and gave me great tips / insights on how to become a better manager. I definitely and highly recommend her to all!

Mia Osawa

Advertising Account Director @ Taboola

I was fortunate in having the opportunity and privilege to receive the leadership coaching and mentorship from Esme. She has effectively helped me find my bearing and true potential as a leader through self-compassion and reflections. This tremendously boosted my self confidence, passion and capability to take on higher responsibilities and more challenging roles. Esme helped me internalized my Whole Person Strengths and Positive Intelligence reports- very powerful assessment tools to know yourself better. I learned from her a long list of critical skills to develop and empower my team, becoming a better listener by being curious, ‘here and now’ mindfulness, as well as partnering for success. I remembered Esme suggesting that I should welcome compliments as this would allow the other person to grow. These may be available in books or internet, however, once these are internalized and applied well, can make a huge difference between a good leader and a great one. Saludos and keep moving forward, coach Esme!

Rodney Del Castillo

Head of Department at HP Inc

” A big thanks and appreciation for Esme and Sinto’s work, for the recently concluded successful training which was the first of its kind experience for many of us in virtual working environment (post pandemic).

As shared prior to our sessions, I was a bit apprehensive whether it can be an effective medium to run such training through online collaboration platforms but I was happily proved wrong (to large extent). I see very encouraging feedback from my APAC leadership team who have participated to the workshop (13 team leaders coming from different regions in APAC).

Sinto and Esme have designed and facilitated 4 online sessions “leading across cultures and agile leadership”, a mix of training, coaching and team building. Content, dynamics, case studies, team discussions and great learning understanding with Global DISC and learning how to grow our leadership agility, increasing our self/others awareness to communicate more efficiently, cultivating stronger relationships, using the powerful Patrick Lencioni Model to build a high effective team (trust, knowing how to manage conflicts, holding others accountable, using coaching skills, delegation, situational leadership…).

Thanks for all your efforts and professional approach to make this training impactful for each of us.”

Dharmesh Shah

Commerical Leader - Asia Pacific at Celeros Flow Technology

I met Esme when she was a Leadership Coach in a virtual community I managed at Reboot Global. In addition to being a highly experienced, talented, and knowledgeable coach, she’s also just a really good person. She’s incredibly caring, encouraging, and compassionate, and her positivity is infectious. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of coaching and/or leadership training.

Diantha Boardman

Mindset & Leadership Coach - Psychology Nerd - Optimist

I have had the privilege to work with quite a few successful coaches throughout my life but none of them really ever left a lasting impression so I was dubious when I embarked on more coaching. However, my recent sessions with Esmeralda have been nothing short of remarkable. The difference between a standard coach and a gifted one is the ability to provide a space in which you can boldly (and willingly!) take a look at what is holding you back, without judgement and then to be inspired to do the work. That is how I felt after every session with Esmeralda. In my opinion her coaching is transformative and I feel extremely lucky to have received the results of her inspiring work.

Karine Bedrossian

Actor, Voice Over artist, filmmaker

I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Esmeralda as a coach and facilitator for a Leadership Program globally. Esmeralda is a great professional with high quality standards, high degree of commitment, available, always creative and generating great value.

Highly positive feedbacks from all the leaders she has accompained for months also confirm it.

We are proud to have her within our international network of coaches, and we will definitely work with her again!

Sabrina Escudero

International Project Manager

We were fortunate to have Esmeralda working for us in a large international project whose objective was to train more than 50international leaders, located in different countries in SouthEast Asia . Esmeralda was able to get the best of them unleashing their potential, helping them to achieve their individual goals through the excellent individual training and coaching done with each of them. It is important to highlight the positive feedback and gratitude the leaders shared and shown having Esmeralda as their coach-trainer. Esmeralda was working 6 months with each leader.

It’s worth to highlight her commitment, professionalism, perseverance, determination. She is an outstanding professional. We would choose to work with Esmeralda a thousand times more. Esmeralda, is one of those people who facilitate the work, collaborating in everything that is in your hand and always ready and willing to go the extra mile. Even being thousands of km away, she is able to make you feel closer transmitting always confidence, trust and contributing to every step of the project in an exceptional way. Thank you, Esmeralda for your contributions and teachings. I really hope to have the opportunity to continue walking in this VUCA world, with great professionals – and people – as you are.

Cristina Majado Pardo

Recruitment Consultant, Headhunter & HR training. Las Rozas De Madrid, Spain

The coaching experience with Esmeralda was “simply” amazing. Her attitude and capacity to empathize are marvellous. Thanks to her advice and approach my professional career reached the top when i was on need. She is the one who will make your capabilities to reach further and beyond.
Thanks Esmeralda

Ignacio Garcia Collantes

Swedish Red Cross (Liberia)

I was lucky enough to experience coaching from Esmeralda – she truly empowers you and help you live your life and be closer to your dreams. She understands the struggle of expat life – which can empower you even more if you are an expat or a trailing spouse. I truly recommend Esme as a coach – she will “kick” you to live mindfully and achieve your goals.

Kasia Nowacka-Jakubowska, leadership and expat coach

Certified Co-Active™ Coach - Adult Learning Specialist - Executive coaching - Creativity Trainer

Esmeralda was able to help me improving my confidence and stress management skills. Her communication style is direct and honest. Using visualisation techniques she helped me to understand new ways to approach issues that I never thought I had with myself. She is an excellent communicator and shows a lot of empathy. You will be able to connect with her quickly. If you are looking to move out of your comfort zone, stretch yourself and move to the next level, you will find in Esmeralda your perfect coach.

Teresa Lorenzo

Global Account Manager, Iron Mountain Madrid, Spain

He trabajado con Esmeralda casi 6 meses. Durante este tiempo Esmeralda me ha ayudado a sacar lo mejor de mi, a identificar inseguridades y a valorar mis capacidades. Su estilo es único, en las sesiones te ayuda a conectar tu mente con tus sentimientos y tu yo mas intimo. Esmeralda siempre tiene la pregunta adecuada que te hace reflexionar y te ayuda a encontrar soluciones y alternativas. Es una gran profesional, las sesiones con Esmeralda han sido realmente empoderantes! Sin duda seguiré contando con ella en un futuro y se la recomiendo a cualquier profesional que necesite una coach.

Carmen Rodriguez

Gender Specialist - International development - GESI and GBV Consultant - Research, strategic analyst - Technical Advisor - Projects coordinator - Feminist, Enthusiastic advocate Equity and Inclusion

Empowering coaching has enabled me to give me the tools I needed to be more confident about myself and to prioritize the tasks that are important for setting up my own business. While being a mom and an entrepreneur, Esmeralda challenged me to push my limits further so I can be prepared for the next steps ahead while identifying the things that keep me grounded in my life. I would recommend her to other people who are looking for someone to listen to them and guide them through the different challenges of life.

Diana Ortiz Zuluaga

Aluna Bags Designer. Manila, Philippines

Working with Esmeralda was my introduction to the coaching process and I couldn’t have been more impressed by the process itself and the passion and commitment that she shows. The feedback provided in follow-up is helpful, as Esmeralda’s summary of each coaching session succinctly wraps up what came across during the discussion from someone else’s viewpoint. She truly listens and keys in on those areas where she observes a noticeable rise in enthusiasm or negative self-talk. Other pluses include the little exchanges between sessions either for encouraging notes or to pass on relevant links, book recommendations, etc, for areas of expressed interest. These are always right on target, providing food for thought, and often serve as great springboards for my own further research. This is not a follow-the-leader kind of journey, but more of an awakening to learn to appreciate and trust an internal compass, with Esmeralda acting rather as a light that helps to clarify sign posts along the way by asking important questions that always bring the discussion back to measuring up choices and actions against personal values. No one’s path is identical to another’s nor should it aspire to be.”

Taunia Ngo

Medical/Scientific Editor, California, USA.

Avec rigueur et bienveillance, Esmeralda m’a permis de voir clair dans les sujets que j’avais besoin de questionner. Esmeralda m’a guidée dans la mise en place d’actions simples, créatives et performantes, et j’ai fait bouger des lignes! J’ai particulièrement apprécié son professionnalisme et sa capacité d’écoute.

Delphine Zurro

Deleguee Regionale chez UNIFORMATION

I have gained clarity and motivation to move forward with Esmeralda, when I felt overwhelmed at one stage of my life. I am very happy with coaching sessions I had with her. She leads sessions in very professional manner and helped me to get to my goal. What I like about our sessions that she got my attention to things which was lost in my mind within so many things I was overwhelmed with at that time, made me aware of my roles, blind spots and how to prioritize things. Being an expat as well, she relates to some issues which are present in “living in other country”. She gently brought me to the point where my decisions became strong.  She is very sensitive to the topics, to the mood, even the voice of client to understand what is going on and yet she can push to make some steps towards client’s measurable and achievable goals. She is great with after session follow ups and reminders.  I highly recommend Esmeralda as a coach!

Aida Ishenalieva

Transformational coach | Life coach | Career coach | Helping individuals to unleash and mobilize their inner resources and hidden potential to achieve their goal with trust and confidence

Esmeralda is a person you can trust in all situations and extremely professional in her coaching. I have very much appreciated her sense of listening without any judgment, and her positive mindset that allows possibilities and solutions from other perspectives. She is very skilled at listening to others, at encouraging them, and at helping them finding the best way to move forward. It has been a real pleasure to work with her and to move forward. I strongly recommend her.

Muriel Assouline

Strategic Excellence Manager , HRA Pharma, Paris, France

Casey Conroy

NetApp TV Producer

Une coach qui change votre carrière et votre vie. Grâce à son empathie, son sens de l’écoute et ses méthodes personnalisées, Esmeralda m’a accompagnée au cours d’importants challenges professionnels. Elle m’a permis d’améliorer mes techniques de change management dans un environnement difficile, gérer des résistances individuelles fortes et prendre confiance en moi pour les décisions stratégiques. Suite à ce coaching, j’ai pu accéder à un poste de senior management dans mon entreprise. Les savoirs développés ensemble me sont utiles au quotidien. Il est finalement difficile de trouver les mots pour dire à quel point les séances avec Esmeralda sont positives. Chaque session est un vrai moment de développement personnel et de bonheur. Je ne peux que la recommander à 200%. En fin de parcours, il ne reste qu’une seule difficulté : apprendre à se passer d’elle !

Gaelle Adami

Directrice du Territoire du Calvados BNP Paribas - Responsable Régionale de l’Engagement Grand Ouest

“At Celeros, we really wanted to empower the executive Team, supporting their growth, leadership agility and connection, particularly since the current situation does not allow us to meet in person and the team is spread across the APAC region.
I knew a training, even virtual, would be beneficial to build trust and relationship among us. We wanted to focus on understanding each other and Global Disc and Patrick Lencioni frameworks were great tools to develop team self and team awareness. Supported by training, coaching and team building exercises the sessions were engaging and interactive. I would like to recommend Esme and Sinto to any company working with a multicultural, diverse teams and wanting to develop their leadership skills and building high effective teams! Thanks for bringing us together and making this, a powerful experience!”

The team really enjoyed the numerous breakout sessions & the interactive exercises! Despite it was carried out virtually, we still had fun.

Yoke Cheng Looy

Manager, Human Resources - Asia Pacific at Celeros Flow Technology

Esme is one of our facilitators for the Leading Maersk program that we are delivering for our mother company. Through Leading Maersk, we are strengthening our leadership pipeline by providing new and first-time leaders the opportunity to learn and develop themselves as a Maersk Leader, while focusing on the four pillars of the journey: leading self, leading individuals, leading teams, and understanding business.

Esme has been instrumental in delivering virtual workshops and individual 360 feedback sessions to groups of 15-20 multicultural leaders, all while upholding our Maersk values. It has been a great pleasure having her on the team! She is very kind-hearted and personable in her approach, and makes the people around her comfortable and at ease. The participants she has worked with are truly lucky to have had Esme as their coach

G (Gamboa) Higgins

Marketing Manager at Maersk Training Eastern Hemisphere

Carol Martyn COC, CPO-CD

I specialise in decluttering strategies for clients who identify with anxiety, depression, ADHD, chronic disorganisation and hoarding behaviour.

Her sensitivity, intelligence, great listening skills and intuition made the sessions very effective.
I highly recommend her as a coach, Esmeralda will help you to find the keys for change. Be sincere, get involved and take the time to work on yourself.

Francois Badoud

Acteur / Auteur

The coaching experience with Esme was amazing. She is professional, knowledgable, compassionate a good listener. Highly recommended.

Cherry Tsui

Head of Digital Marketing

I can not recommend Esme enough. She is one of the most encouraging, positive, and loving souls I know. Her hope and wisdom is infectious. Not only does she have the innate soft skills necessary to be a great coach, she is professionally trained in psychology as well as various coaching techniques and methods.

I started working with Esme when I decided to transition from a full time military career serving abroad to pursue family life, sabbatical, and a transition back to my country of origin.

Esme did not “solve my problems” for me- she helped me to formulate solutions and goals based on identification of my personal values. Before meeting Esme, I was aware of my “gut feeling” but did not realize my “gut feeling” was often a result of my personal values, cultivated over the span of my life.

Esme helped me discover my life’s purpose right now and shine a light on the power of that purpose in my everyday decisions.

She encouraged me to pursue family life and faith. She helped me set specific goals that we reached together. She also helped hold me accountable for taking action to reach my goals. Specifically, I was staying up way too late on my phone and wanted solve the issue by utilizing analog alarm clock and noise machine to help me sleep without a smart phone. Esme challenged me to achieve this small but difficult goal. The result was more rest and increased quality of my life. Esme can help you take the small steps that can lead to big changes over time.

In the months leading up to my move, Esme helped me identify what was most important during the transition- for me it was not seeing sights but spending time with people with whom I had formed relationships. When I departed, there were so many sights and activities I had not “done” but I had spent time with people and I felt completely content because I had stuck with my values despite co-workers recommendations to “see all the sights” before leaving. Because of my work with Esme, I had clearly identified my values and what would leave me feeling at peace upon my departure and it worked!

I can not recommend enough. Her methods are thoughtful and fun. She is a special resource- and anyone blessed enough to be coached by her will not be disappointed.

Kristen Byers

Attorney - Licensed in Virginia - U.S. Coast Guard

Esme is an exceptional coach. I had the pleasure of training with her through the Coactive Coaching Certification process through the Coaches Training Institute. I was consitently impressed by her ability to hold space for her clients while also encouraging them to explore and embrace their potential. Esme has a gift for creating a coaching environment that is full of trust and support. I have been on the receiving end of her coaching and left feeling transformed and motivated to push forward.”

Darbe Allison, CPCC, ACC

Associate Director of Professional Development - Executive Coach - Career Coach - Podcast Co-Host

It has been my distinct pleasure to have both trained with and been coached by Esme. I could write a novel about how incredible she is and how fortunate I am to have had the opportunity to work with her, but, in an effort to be succinct, I will highlight her rich knowledge, insight and compassion. Her presence is authentic and infectious. She cares deeply about those she encounters and shares her talents openly and generously. Her keen awareness and intuition enable her to focus right on the core of the issue, and she skillfully peels away the layers of complexity to get to the heart of the matter. I strongly recommend Esme to anyone looking for a coach that will challenge them and provide them with tangible results.

Douglas Howe

Master Coach at Mind Gym, New York

Esme is a wise, compassionate and insightful coach with a delightful sense of humor and a flair for asking powerful questions. You will immediately be at ease in her presence and inspired to bring your best self to each interaction with her. I highly recommend her as a coach.

Cheryl Ferguson CPCC, ACC

Career Coach, Connector, Seattle, Washington

Amazing coaching process. Professional and rigorous. Great empathy and leadership skills. She will encourage and motivate you creating trust to get the best out of you. This process has given me a lot making changes possible. I totally recommend her.

Almudena Veiga Pajon

Subdirectora de oficina Smart en Banco Santander

Esmeralda is an amazing coach whom you can absolutely trust. Always with a positive attitude, flexible and a great listener, she asks powerful questions and provides clients with very interesting material (articles, books, studies,… ) to challenge them.
She allowed me to clearly set my goals and ambitions – both in my personal and professional lives – and to reach them. Her ability to adapt to an international environment is another key strenght of hers.
I definitely recommend her!

Elodie Bigel

Export Sales Manager - Land Communications chez Thales

My working relationship with Esme started out organically and by chance, an idea floated as we were leaving some event. In between the kisses to the left and to the right cheeks, we talked about starting up again ‘Empowering Perspectives’ ( /vietnam). We promised to meet up again soon to discuss more. Ideas poured, commitments made, and activities planned. Within a few months, we had identified space, set a format and convinced over 20 women to join. Esme’s idea of the networking lunch was a hit. It offered space for participants to connect and added as a leverage point to negotiate with Jason Lush co-founder of the Click for free conference room space.  Esme managed this monthly group so with me for six months- selecting speakers, organizing details for presentations and connecting more and more people to join. Esme committed 100%- following -up and supporting even if she was on business trip abroad. Esme makes things happen. She brings people together and offers a balanced space for objection and praise. Initially, I wanted the group to have a very pure professional networking agenda, but Esme encouraged the need to focus holistically and consider other aspects of wellbeing. We both took a lot from this experience, and I must say in some ways -I took a bit more. I liked Esme’s style of communication- she aims to understand, asks questions, reframe what she understands, and then underlines agreements and differences. Her style is special- born out of her many lived experiences and her professional training. I feel as a Country Director for an international NGO, I learned from her that sometimes- just peeling back things to their simplest form is the best place to begin to understand each other and from there we can do anything! @ Esme, I wish you the very best in your future endeavors and look forward to collaborating again in the future!

Belinda Abraham

WASH PPP's focused on poor and disadvantaged groups, Hanoi, Vietnam

Esmeralda has been my coach in difficult moments of my career. Thanks to our sessions I managed to go ahead with hard decisions. Otherwise I would have postponed them. Her commitment as my coach was 100%. I would say she has the perfect combination of a sweet and strong approach. Her strong approach it was what I needed at that time to get me out of my comfort zone. Would I recommend her? Definitely. If you are not happy with a particular situation in life… Why waste so much energy when you are stuck? The great thing of having her as a coach if that she never applied any solution to me. She helped me to find my own answers.

Pilar Raigon Muñoz

Sales Team Leader. Lana Business Services Ltd, Chang May, Thailand.

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