Galina Kalinina SijtsmaLeadership Coach, Master Facilitator, Mentor and Inspirational Speaker My Way Up
I’m a Certified PCC ICF coach with extensive experience in the corporate world that helps clients shift from good to great. As an Executive Presence, Executive Communication and EQ Leadership Coach I’ll Help You boost your career, your performance and maximize your potential.
Prior to coaching, I gained extensive experience working for the world’s largest tech company Booking Holding, have led medium and large teams of highly capable and motivated individuals, opened regional offices, and developed leadership programs and courses.
I am also a professional coach, group facilitator and workshop leader. I completed my formal coaching education in August 2018, followed by ICF ACC Certification in August 2018; and ICF PCC Certification in September 2020.
Based in Bangkok, I have coached and trained in over 10 countries, and lived and worked in more than five. As an expat, I am in an excellent position to support other mobile employees and expats and coach them through relocations and the challenges of settling into new places.
I am a subject-matter expert in self-esteem, self-awareness, coaching, mentoring, assembling teams, change management and leadership training. I am also passionate about supporting women who want to become more confident and successful in the corporate world.
I believe that every person has the power to live the life they want. During our coaching, I will partner with you to find answers you did not know you have. I will be there to help you to create and heighten your self-awareness; help you see and open the doors of opportunities; support you when resistance, fears, and doubts take over; and hold you accountable for your own success.
The value people get from working with me is multifaceted. You will create self-awareness, either through self-discovery and reflection or through other research-backed methods. I will help you uncover both empowering and limiting belief systems to formulate authentic leadership models. And I will help you learn to live up to your potential courage, vulnerability and discipline.
Lenka WillemsCoach, Mentor Trainer, Facilitator Be Unstoppable You
Since September 2021, as a certified ACC ICF coach based out of Switzerland, I am working with people across multiple countries in Europe. I am primarily helping women in corporate careers settle into their new roles with ease, calm and confidence.
As a Confidence, Professional Development and Mental Fitness Coach, I help my clients tap into their inner power to be able to go through any challenges ahead, feel relaxed and joyful while doing so and maintain healthy work-life-balance.
Before, I became a coach, I worked in a number of large international organizations, like Amazon, Panalpina or HEINEKEN. I worked in 3 different countries and gained more than 10 years of HR experience in roles ranging from recruitment, through SAP-SuccessFactors systems’ implementation to Learning and Development. The experience of living in different countries and re-inventing myself with every moved has made me better equipped to support my expat clients and those who deal with confidence-crisis in their new jobs.
I am also a certified Insights Discovery Model practitioner helping my clients create awareness of their behavioral preferences and those of around them to create effective working relationships, especially with their ‘difficult’ stakeholders. In my last corporate job, I stepped into a role of a facilitator, which set me out to continue on this path. Since May, 2021, I became a volunteer for ICF Switzerland, supporting HR and Marketing & Communication streams.
In January 2021, I completed my coaching training with MMS Worldwide Institute, LLC and in September the same year, I got my ACC certification.
I believe that everyone deserves to feel happy and fulfilled in their career and through that radiate joy in their lives. I feel strong about supporting women who struggle with imposter syndrome, perfectionism or self-doubt, as in my experience they are usually those who outperform and overdeliver. I am passionate about helping them become aware of their strength and inner power and to become more self-confident, bold, calm and happy at work.
My clients shared that they feel more relaxed, confident and better equipped to handle challenges after working together. They also feel more self-compassionate and less in a need of approval from others.