About Me

Certified Leadership, Executive & Career Coach (PCC) | Keynote Speaker | Corporate Trainer

I’m Bruna De Palo, founder of Think and Act differently Ltd, specialised in brain-based coaching and training. With over 20 years of experience in the corporate sector, I help smart professionals shift entrenched mindsets and change habitual thinking patterns to enable outside-of-the-box solutions so they can expand their thinking, acting and leading capabilities.

My approach

I show leaders how their brain works and impacts their leading style, thinking patterns and behaviour so that they expand their understanding of themselves and others too.

I use a blended, pragmatic, empowering and directive approach which balances results-based coaching and mentoring to suit the circumstances.

Professional Certified Coach PCC, Co-Active® Coach, NLP Practitioner, Results Trained Coach, Member of the International Coaching Federation and the British Neuroscience Association, applying the highest standards in coaching and training.

I’m an Italian Career Coach living in London since 2012, born in Rome in 1977, trained and training at the top UK and US’ coaching academies.

Her enquiry techniques and useful resources provided immediate results to change my paradigm and give me clarity. Bruna is warm and genuine; we hit it off from the first session! I highly recommend Bruna as an excellent coach.
Valentina Oyewunmi Rotimi, MBA – People & Organisation Business Partner at Solarisbank

Official Bio

Empowered by 20+ years of corporate experience working for global brands combined with studies in Neuroscience and Psychology, Bruna helps senior professionals expand their thinking, acting and leading capabilities so they can feel alive at work and perform at a higher level. Based on the latest scientific evidence, her unique brain-based, blended approach provides the perfect balance between coaching and mentoring to help her clients make significant changes in their career. Equipped with pure Italian energy, she’ll make everyone smile while boosting their effectiveness, presence and aliveness at work.

Unofficial Bio

Bruna is an excellent coach who is personable and lovely to work with. She is an expert in emotional intelligence and leadership behavior, I highly recommend working with Bruna!
Sandra Januszewski – Senior Technical Recruiter at Facebook


Emotional Intelligence | Decision Making | Intuitive Intelligence | Developing Charisma and Executive Presence | Effective Communication | Team Empowerment | Creative Thinking | Conflict Management | Behavioural Change | Problem Solving | Stress Management | Coaching Skills for Leaders

Brain-friendly style

A change expert and a sharp observer of human behaviour, I turn the latest neuroscience and positive psychology findings into visuals, metaphors and stories to connect development with real life, making clients eager to learn and implement more.

International clients

Working with an international audience, from Fortune 100 and 500 corporations to small businesses, I coach and train senior leaders across banking, finance, luxury, tech, telecommunication and engineering.

Hands-on approach

With a blend of empathy and positive energy, I leverage my learners’ brain capacity so that they turn their learning into concrete, practical, immediate actions in their work and daily lives.

Check out my LinkedIn profile for qualifications and details. 

1200+ Coaching Hours

Working with clients from multinational companies (Cisco, Facebook, Capital One, Salesforce and the like).

20+ Years in Corporate

Working for global brands, small businesses, public services and non-profit. 


Teaching in an international business school for an MBA-like program, guest-lecturing in universities and training new coaches in a global academy.

Mentoring Coaches

Mentoring coaches in UK and US throughout their certification process.

Speaking & Hosting

Delivered 60+ speeches in international conferences and universities, hosted 32 video-episodes of a YouTube series.