“My experience with Gabrielle was incredibly positive. First, because she has experience in NGOs and a solid idea of the struggles we face in the sector. Second, because she is a woman from the global south, and I felt she understood and was able to relate to many of the issues I face. I was able to raise my self-awareness over important topics in business development, and I am very satisfied with the coaching.”
— Nesmah, Communication and Advocacy Officer at Peace Track initiative and Girls' Globe Fellow
“ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
— International Coaching Federation (ICF)
“Coaching is the art of facilitating another person’s learning, development, well-being and performance. Coaching raises self-awareness and identifies choices. Through coaching, people are able to find their own solutions, develop their own skills, and change their own attitudes and behaviours. The whole aim of coaching is to close the gap between people’s potential and their current state.”
— Jenny Rogers
“At the heart of coaching lies the idea of empowering people by facilitating self-directed learning, personal growth, and improved performance.”
— Frank Bresser and Carol Wilson
With training in business coaching, I specialize in working with professional women on work-related topics. We can explore, among other topics:
- Adapting to a new work culture (both associated with a new job and moving to a new country for work)
- Interpersonal relationships
- Difficulties you are facing in your current role
- Work-life balance and prioritizing your well-being
I also specialize in coaching women who work in third sector organizations (such as charities, NGOs, and non-profits).
I approach coaching from an evidence based, interculturally sensitive, and psychology-informed perspective, drawing from my training in business coaching and background in international psychology, incorporating elements from cultural, social, business, organizational, and positive psychology.
Ethics is a vital component in my coaching practice, and I follow the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches, Mentors, and Supervisors and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics. As a psychology student, I also follow the Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles for Psychologists and the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
Is coaching the same as psychotherapy?
No. As a coach, I do not provide psychotherapy and cannot diagnose, or treat any mental health condition. Generally speaking, “the focus in psychotherapy is more on healing from the past, while the focus in coaching is more on getting you to where you wish to be next.” Although I am pursuing a PhD in the field of psychology, my degree does not meet the requirements for licensing as a psychologist or another mental health professional who is trained and legally able to provide psychotherapy in the United States or any other country.
Where will coaching sessions take place?
All coaching sessions take place virtually (typically through Zoom), so we can work together no matter where you are in the world!