I’m Bruna De Palo, a professional Life Coach & Public Speaker (and I’m Italian – so yes, I talk with my hands, and yes, apparently my unconventional use of the English language is… “charming”? Or so they say…).
My specialty is to empower you with Life Skills, Tools & Techniques so you can Think & Act Differently, opening your life to thousands of new, exciting possibilities.
I’ll coach you with a sparkling blend of empathy, expertise and high energy that made me earn the nickname of “Volcano of ideas” from clients and colleagues.
But there was a time when I wasn’t a Volcano at all… I tell you everything about it in an open-hearted letter I wrote for you. Find it below.
* I’m 39, and I’m proud to be born in the most amazing city in the world. Who dares to say Rome isn’t?
* I’m a straight-talking person, and I’ve built my reputation by constantly being transparent and highly effective.
* I’m a hopeless disaster with numbers, formulas and all those scientific things.
* My biggest passion is Contemporary History and Politics.
* Whatever happens, listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons takes me to heaven!
For 17 years I felt trapped in the golden jail of an IT career that paid the bills, but didn’t make me feel alive (I craved human connection, creativity & freedom).
I tried to change my career for 10 years, but never succeeded… mostly ’cause I didn’t know how to do it and because I didn’t think I could do anything else.
I had to work REALLY hard on myself to discover who I was, what was my Gift and define the strategy that would finally lead me to my dream job.
The good thing is that during this journey, I’ve learnt so much about myself and how to change career!
A blessing, rather than a business. A passion, rather than a job.
I’m a professional Co-Active Coach®, (qualified at the Coaches Training Institute, the most prestigious coaching school in the world) and NLP Practitioner (training at The Coaching Academy in London).
I continue to train as a Public Speaker at Toastmasters International, attending courses & workshops to increase my coaching and entrepreneurial skills (yes, I’m an obsessive learner!).
I coach my clients in my office in Central London or via Skype, and I’m often travelling around the UK and abroad to deliver Talks & Workshops in universities, conferences and events.
I also run an Educational Program to increase Careers in Charity Awareness on behalf of CharityJob, the UK’s no.1 job site for the not-for-profit sector.
My attempt to play piano proved to be a disaster! But it turned me into a passionate listener of classical music.
Violin goes straight to my heart, always. And I love jazz too.
That's my helmet... cool, isn't it? 10+ years of passionate riding all over Italy, a few times in racetracks & I also used to run an official MotoClub.
I got a Honda CB500 first and a customised Hornet 600 until 2012.
Every day you spend only thinking instead of acting, is a wasted day that you could have lived feeling alive, balanced & fulfilled.
When you take control of your life, you literally create the time, space & the energy to do anything you set your mind to.
I’m the living proof of that.
A long lasting dream. It could be either on personal development or history. Maybe both! Work-in-progress-in-background.