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She provided me with a scientific and methodical approach to building out mine and my teams goals.

Bruna was my professional coach for over 12 months and it was an amazing experience - I'd never had a professional coach before and I just wish I'd done it sooner. She provided me with a scientific and methodical approach to building out my and my team's goals and helped me develop techniques in delivering feedback in a constructive and effective manner. She helped me build out my own value structure, goals and professional and personal compass and mapped on to those neuroscientific elements on how people feel, react and gain insights in certain situations. We formed a close professional bond, she challenged me, she supported me and she coached me into a better professional. We will work again in the future for sure ...... She's also awesome and that helped too! Good luck Bruna. Grazie mille!!

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Alex Lambert Sr. SE Manager - UKI Enterprise Accounts - Snowflake

Bruna is one of those people who somehow stays with you and in your mind, and you keep on reflecting on the insights she helped you to identify.

Through my work I came in contact with Bruna and participated in some amazing group sessions during the first lock down of Covid 19 in 2020. Bruna is one of those people who somehow stays with you and in your mind, and you keep on reflecting on the insights she helped you to identify. Bruna's approach, the tools she introduced, her patience when taking you through the processes, and the deep insights in how to change behaviour and deal with all kind of obstacles, leave you with a warm feeling and thrust that you can accomplish and overcome every challenge you may see in life. Thank you Bruna, I'm so grateful to have met you.

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Malene Thomsen Facility Support Manager at Facebook

It was incredibly helpful and refreshing to understand the science behind how the brain handles certain situations.

I had the pleasure of attending one of Bruna’s sessions during a public affairs conference. I was blown away in just the 30 minutes we had with her.

Not only was Bruna herself engaging, energetic and clearly passionate about what she focuses on, but her content and perspectives were also fascinating and very thought-provoking. As someone who media trains others, it was incredibly helpful and refreshing to understand the science behind public speaking and how the brain handles those situations.

At the end of the session, I was excited to bring the valuable information Bruna taught us back to my team. Thank you Bruna for sharing your wisdom!

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Madeline K. Senior Director of PR

In 6 sessions I made more progress than in years of psychotherapy and self-development workshops of all kinds.

Bruna is a sort of wizard! She can transform your life …she certainly transformed mine identifying a core deep-seated self-limiting belief that had blocked me for years. I love Bruna’s irony and the way she designs every exercise and activity specifically for you. Meaning to your style! I think she is just brilliant! In 6 sessions I made more progress than in years of psychotherapy and self-development workshops of all kinds. If you feel stuck or unhappy about where your life is going (or not going!): Bruna is the answer!

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Chiara D'Anna Award-winning actress, director and Movement Coach

I deeply appreciated the communication always evidence and research-based, combined with clear and concrete examples coming from real life.

We had the great pleasure to have Bruna as a contributor to our 2022 Kick-off meeting at Johnson & Johnson MedTech Italia. Not an easy task to virtually manage such a large audience, keeping people engaged and attentive for half a day! I deeply appreciated the communication always evidence and research-based, combined with clear and concrete examples coming from real life. We received much enthusiastic feedback, but I think that the most relevant and meaningful is “Bruna is simply great: she arrives straight to the heart!”

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Simona Braghi, MD, PhD Country Medical Director, Education Solutions & Business Compliance Lead at Johnson & Johnson MedTech

Bruna's science-based training provided me with valuable tools to tackle confidence and growth in my career.

Working with Bruna was revolutionary for me. Bruna's science-based training provided me with valuable tools to tackle confidence and growth in my career. She created a safe space for me to learn and work through my plans and goals and a lot of the work we did has greatly improved not only how I approach my job but also my personal life. It was was a pleasure to be coached by Bruna and I can't recommend her enough.

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Chloe Lamb General Manager UK & Global Communications at Lightricks

I immediately got over my initial reluctance in joining a career coaching programme by measuring my progress through the quantitative and rational tools I was introduced to by Bruna.

It has been an incredible pleasure working with Bruna: her natural empathy, optimism and commitment have all been continuous during our programme. Her deep knowledge of neuroscience, along with her up to date information of the work environment and dynamics are the keys in her success in creating a unique and bespoke experience that is guiding me through important decisions for my career and the next steps to be taken.

I immediately got over my initial reluctance in joining a career coaching programme by measuring my progress through the quantitative and rational tools I was introduced to by Bruna. Those tools helped me in reassessing what are the key factors to align my career goals to my ambitions, in rediscovering my natural skills and how to leverage on those and in orientating my career choices towards my plan.

Although the programme is now over I still have a constant exchange of advice, updates and ideas with her, and I plan to take other sessions with her. I would strongly advise in favour of this programme, independently of the reasons that bring to it (career development, reassessment, career change).

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Luigi Papa Vice President | Team Banker - UK Team presso Citi Private Bank

Her questions that make me think out of the box and arriving at unexpected insights that have already had a significant impact on my life

I’ve attended the Breakthrough Starts Now group coaching sessions and it is a brilliant course, Bruna is very knowledgeable, experienced and a well-organized coach; she has been able to make these sessions very interesting, likeable and fun.

I really like Bruna’s positive thinking and her questions that make me think out of the box and arriving, sometimes, at unexpected insights that have already had a significant impact on my life.
I have been able to employ the tips and skills learned with a significant result almost immediately.
I’m really looking forward to discovering what will be the next session and very excited to start to apply the new tools to my personal and work life.

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Sabrina Guccini Operations Manager at Tom Ford

Bruna's class was about “Fundamental Techniques for Influencing Others” where I learned amazing new things about the brain and how it works.

First of all, Bruna is super friendly and funny. Our class was about “Fundamental Techniques for Influencing Others”, where I learned amazing new things about the brain and how it works. We started by thinking and sharing opinions altogether (instead of just sharing many boring texts). By the end of the class, I knew physiologically the why and consciously how to put learning into practice. I definitely recommend Bruna as a trainer! With her teaching techniques, you will learn and participate quickly and actively. She is very clever and has wide knowledge, which is a perfect combo for me. Very proud to learn from an amazing woman like Bruna.

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Solange Edery

Bruna is an expert in emotional intelligence and leadership behaviour.

Bruna is an excellent coach who is personable and lovely to work with. She truly cares about your development and will help to get on the right path by sharing interesting techniques and encouraging self-reflection. Bruna is an expert in emotional intelligence and leadership behaviour, which was very useful for the time I spent with her. I highly recommend working with Bruna!

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Sandra Januszewski Technical Recruiting Manager APAC at Facebook

The webinars provide an insight into our own capabilities, skills, and many other aspects of ourselves of which we were not aware of previously.

I love the Breakthrough Starts Now webinars because they really provide an insight into our own capabilities, skills, and many other aspects of ourselves of which we were not aware of previously. They really make this lockdown-time a self-discovery time, equipping us with self-confidence in achieving our best potential. I would certainly recommend it to others because it is a bit like attending life-coaching sessions but in a group setting, which amplifies the ideas and opens the eyes for possibilities even more. Furthermore, I feel that these webinars also enable us to go through these challenging time with enthusiasm and determination and all this within a community atmosphere. Thank you!

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Krisztina Baumann Wellness Coach

I was stuck in a 9 to 5 job in the Financial Industry without personal fulfilment and looking for a change.

I was stuck in a 9 to 5 job in the financial industry without personal fulfilment and looking for a change, COVID-19 did not make it easier either.

Bruna has been very helpful in helping me to re-discover myself, my skills, my passions, my values and my potential for a future career change. Bruna’s methods are very clear, mind-opening and easy to follow. I am now very well equipped for climbing my 2nd Mountain (a new career path). Bruna is easy-going, committed and very professional in explaining to you from day one what you can achieve with coaching. If you are ready to embark on a fantastic journey inside yourself, fasten your seatbelts and get Bruna as your captain.

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Federico Sanavio Product and Proposition Manager at Visa

Through Bruna's science-based coaching, I have managed to understand myself better, communicate better, and prioritize better

I started working with Bruna during a challenging time. I was juggling too many hats and had a tough time with time management and prioritization. Through Bruna's science-based and directive, yet open coaching, I have managed to understand myself better, communicate better, and prioritize better. I can highly recommend reaching out to Bruna if you feel stuck, want to learn about yourself, and develop your skills. I have always left Bruna's coaching sessions feeling better than before and more focused and engaged

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Søren Smidt Olsen Director, Nordics Advisory Lead at Salesforce

Bruna bases her sessions around Neuroscience and this really worked for me as I was able to clearly understand the factual side of what we were doing.

I cannot recommend Bruna highly enough; she has made a huge difference for me.

Working with Bruna I came to accept the things I was actually good at, and be confident enough to be proud of these things, whilst also working on my development areas. Bruna helped me structure a clear plan to achieve what I wanted - most importantly this wasn't following a 'rent-a-plan' approach. Bruna listened to my experience and together we built a set of objectives for our coaching sessions and structured the whole plan around that.

Each session was thought provoking and helped me find several transformational shifts in mindset and approach. Bruna bases her sessions around Neuroscience and this really worked for me as I was able to clearly understand the factual side of what we were doing - none of what we covered ever felt like buzzwords but instead was all actionable and routed in things I could see in my real life.

As a result the coaching sessions have made an impact on both my professional and personal life. For example I have lost over 15% of my bodyweight and maintained it. I'm also much happier with my professional 'path' and understand better how I add value. It was a pleasure to work with Bruna and I will definitely work with her again at some point.

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Paul Smith Vice President bp

Bruna helped me understand how the brain works when it comes to our emotional intelligence.

I had the pleasure of working with Bruna as a coach for the past six months, during which she helped me understand how the brain works when it comes to our emotional intelligence. Above all, I was impressed with Bruna’s knowledge and experience dealing with this topic. It has been an amazing journey that I will recommend to anyone seeking answers on managing our emotional intelligence in all aspects of our lives.

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Eliana Ortiz Licensing Analyst lll at F5

Her passion for neuroscience, combined with broad psychological knowledge, make her method powerful yet incredibly practical.

Coaching sessions with Bruna have been a wonderful experience from day one. Her passion for neuroscience, combined with broad psychological knowledge, make her method powerful yet incredibly practical. I left each session feeling energized and having a clear plan for the next steps towards my goal. Throughout the process, I understood more about myself and got free from some of my limiting thought patterns and habits. I would highly recommend Bruna to anyone looking to elevate their professional and personal journey.

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Magdalena Brzezinska Senior Brand & Marketing Expert at Solarisbank AG

These significant challenges would have been insurmountable without the invaluable awareness and tools that Bruna equipped me with.

Working with Bruna has been nothing short of transformative. Her coaching style is both effective and empowering, and I am incredibly grateful for the impact she has had on my life.

What stands out most about Bruna is the unwavering dedication and genuine passion for helping others succeed. From our very first session, I felt supported, understood, and challenged in all the right ways. Her ability to listen attentively and ask the probing questions necessary for growth is truly remarkable.

What I appreciated the most about working with Bruna was her ability to see the potential in me that I couldn't always see in myself. She has a unique talent for uncovering hidden strengths and identifying areas for improvement, all while providing the encouragement and guidance needed to make meaningful progress.

As a result of our coaching, I've experienced significant positive changes in both my mindset and my approach to various aspects of my life. I've gained clarity on my goals, developed a more resilient and structured mindset, and learned invaluable strategies for overcoming obstacles. I've made courageous choices in both my personal and professional spheres, like ending a toxic marriage and firing difficult employees. These significant challenges would have been insurmountable without the invaluable awareness and tools that Bruna equipped me with.

I'll forever cherish the profound lessons Bruna imparted, such as distinguishing between being a human being versus a human doing, and understanding the significance of mindful breathing and the role of emotions.

Thanks to Bruna's support and expertise, I feel more empowered than ever to navigate life's challenges and pursue my dreams with confidence.I wholeheartedly recommend Bruna to anyone looking to unlock their full potential and achieve their goals.

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Desy Majo CFO at Maccaferri North America

Bruna's neuroscience-led approach to personal development gives you a deeper understanding of how your brain works.

I would absolutely recommend Bruna as a coach! Her neuroscience-led approach to personal development does not just teach you good habits to improve your approach to work; it also gives you a deeper understanding of how your brain works. This allows for further progress to be made independently, by giving you an awareness of how to guide your brain towards better thought patterns.

Bruna's style of questioning and encouragement of introspection helped me to find the answers to my questions myself, which helped me to remember the information better and made it more impactful. It feels like a collaborative session, rather than a lecture.

I have found that I leave work every day with a much kinder perspective on how my day went, which has really boosted my confidence. I also feel less dread about busy periods at work, and take challenges in my stride.

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Cameron Kumar iOS Developer at Lightricks

It was really eye-opening for me personally and has definitely made me rethink my approach to work. 

I found the session fascinating, particularly where Bruna taught about the importance of considering the emotional impact of work. I hadn't considered before the importance of clarifying what you expect to get emotionally from a role and then using this knowledge in your role selection to ensure fulfilment. It was really eye-opening for me personally and has definitely made me rethink my approach to work.

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Olivia Presland Operations Manager at Zentura Ltd

Bruna had the power really to change my entire life.

It’s a cliché, but Bruna had the power really to change my entire life using all her knowledge, professionalism and her great passion and belief in what she does… I’d recommend her to everyone; try her sessions and you’ll see your dreams come true.

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Tania Torchia Fashion advisor at Marks and Spencer

Feedback on her interventions were enthusiastic, confirming her great quality and professionalism.

Bruna has masterfully led an organization of over 800 employees through a concrete journey to discover their potential and their mind, with patience, stubbornness, delicacy, and empathy. Through an enriching study and a sincere confrontation, she has grasped the communication needs and transformed them into real insights from which she has obtained an effective and motivating "performance". Feedback on her interventions were enthusiastic, confirming her great quality and professionalism.

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Carlotta Zuliani Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Johnson & Johnson

Bruna showed me how strong I am and how strong I have been so far, I didn’t even realise it till I met her.

I’ve met Bruna when I needed it the most. I’ve found in her a very competent coach with a kind heart and very easy to talk to. At the end of every session, I was leaving that cosy room full of energy and aware of something new about myself. Bruna helped me to go through my past and finally embrace it for what it was and being able to learn from it, and not let it be in charge of my future as well. Bruna showed me how strong I am and how strong I have been so far, I didn’t even realise it till I met her. Today I am celebrating myself every time I am accomplishing a task to make a commitment to myself. Meeting Bruna was a blessing to me and the decision of starting this journey with her has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Bruna has really changed my life, in a good way.

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Ilaria Cascone

She guided me through very practical exercises which helped me to solve problems and think in a very different and effective way.

It's not an understatement to say that my work with Bruna was life-changing. I was immediately impressed with her science-based approach to helping me understand how my brain functions and how this was keeping me stuck in my career. She guided me through very practical exercises which helped me to solve problems and think in a very different and effective way. I found her energy and unique approach to be a powerful combination, which has also helped me in my life outside work.

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Matthew Ekroth Executive Director at Morgan Stanley & Co.

I found Bruna's approach helpful to making career choices for a happy work life.

I found Bruna's approach to career planning inspiring and at the same time a common sense way to make career choices for a happy work life. Bruna presents a set of steps to enable you to make decisions based on who you really are, how you function and what energizes you. It was a great session, Bruna made it really enjoyable, helping people do this is clearly what energizes her.

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Loretta Quinn Senior Consumer and Market Insight Manager at Samsung

Her skill at helping with the change process has been invaluable and I would heartily recommend her

Inspiring, transformative and most of all practical are some of the words that come to mind when I think about my sessions with Bruna. I can truly say my coaching sessions with her have helped me to find a way to implement the change I want.

I’ve been particularly impressed by Bruna’s approach to untying some of the knotty issues that have been plaguing me for years.

Her skill at helping with the change process has been invaluable and I would heartily recommend her to anyone who needs a no-nonsense approach to changing their life.

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Oluwakemi Soremekum Communication Specialist

I really fell in love with Bruna, with her energy and with her vivid empowerment.

“Breakthrough Starts Now” has made a significant difference in my life. I love the webinar series and I’m really looking forward to the next one on Saturday morning. It isn’t just the new knowledge for mental health or for the new tools, it’s a new knowledge for ourselves, for our inner-side, for our emotions. During the webinar series, we built a safe environment where we share our thoughts and reflections with much support and no judgement. I really fell in love with Bruna, with her energy and with her vivid empowerment. She leads us to reach the next level of our journey in happiness and fulfilment. I’m leaving the webinar sessions with a list of questions for myself and powerful tools on how to manage my personal and professional opportunities. In the end, I’m so energized, full with ideas and new inspirations and really grateful to be part of this webinar series. Big thank you, Bruna, for all your efforts and your passion.

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Rayna Stankova Software Engineer at VMware, Bulgaria | Director at Women Who Code in Sofia

I learnt so much about myself and the real values I hold which I now use to guide important decisions (and so much more).

I would thoroughly and wholeheartedly recommend Bruna as a coach. I worked with Bruna throughout 2023, and it was a voyage of self-reflection and discovery that has had a huge impact on how I approach my personal life, especially as a mother, but also my professional life as a leader.

Bruna expertly guided me on the journey I needed last year. Helping me unpack preconceived notions and equipping me with tools on how I approach both personal and professional challenges moving forward. I learnt so much about myself and the real values I hold which I now use to guide important decisions (and so much more). Thank you, Bruna.

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Nikki Edelman Vice President Premium Products at American Express

Bruna makes complex psychology-related topics easy, inspiring and actionable.

Bruna has a unique gift to make complex psychology-related topics easy, inspiring and actionable to benefit your career and life. Bruna brings activities and theory to sessions to drive engagement: attendees left energised, excited and thinking about their career in an entirely new (positive) way, thanks again, Bruna.

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David Power Head of Agency/Partner Sales, UKI at Google

I worked with Bruna when I was going through a very difficult period. Bruna completely changed my perspective.

I worked with Bruna when I was going through a very difficult period. Bruna completely changed my perspective. It wasn’t about the promise that I would immediately get a job after the sessions, but rather about changing my mindset, my approach to my current role and my ability to choose the right opportunity for me.

Fast forward a few months later, I was offered a role in a fantastic company as a Social Media Executive!

Due to the current period of uncertainty, the offer has been postponed until further notice, but the important thing is that I learned how to screen the jobs myself, not the other way around. I made the applications to jobs and knew were good for ME, not just making sure that I was right for IT.

I definitely encourage working with Bruna, because it definitely pays off, but only if you work TOGETHER! Thank you so much, Bruna

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Ana Rodriguez Team Manager

There isn’t a day that goes past when I do not refer to something she has taught me.

Starting the sessions at the beginning of the lockdown has made a huge difference in how I have coped. I felt the pressure of using this time to achieve all those things I had only daydreamed about, which of course became its own debilitating pressure. Bruna has so much energy and positivity. The exercises and practical tools have enabled me to focus on how to move forward and trust myself when identifying opportunities. There isn’t a day that goes past when I do not refer to something she has taught me. I have become less critical and a more forgiving human as an unexpected bonus!

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Diane Tye Business Applications Developer at St George's, University of London

I have experienced Bruna being engaged, an excellent communicator, a strong member of the team and an excellent coach to our partners.

I have worked with Bruna for several months at MSBCoach. During her time with us, Bruna has served as an executive coach. I have experienced Bruna being engaged, an excellent communicator, a strong member of the team and an excellent coach to our partners.

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Michelle Braden President / CEO MSB Coach

I have learnt a lot from you and gained insight on how to better coach my team members.

Thank you so much Bruna, you genuinely have been one of the biggest help and blessings in 2020, taking me through coaching skills for over 5/6months. I have learnt a lot from you and gained insight on how to better coach my team members. thank you for your patience, great energy, and your work ethics. really appreciate it. would 100% recommend Bruna. Thank yo

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Akua Fosu AML/CTF Diligence Manager at Visa

She carefully helped me understand and work on my opportunity areas and then provided clear and credible guidance.

I loved working with Bruna - she carefully helped me understand and work on my opportunity areas and then provided clear and credible guidance that has genuinely helped me progress in my role. I’d wholeheartedly recommend Bruna to anyone looking for an exec coach to take them and their career to a new level.

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Ollie Stewart Head Of Communications UK at Intuit

Bruna guided me through my thought processes and next career steps.

Bruna's guidance has been truly valuable to taking the next step in my career. She asked the right questions, guided me through my thought processes and made me do the work while making it feel effortless and joyful. She is full of energy and always brought 100% of herself to each session. I have learned many invaluable tips and tricks from Bruna! Thank you, for everything.

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Narjis (Constant) Mustafa Renewables Project Manager at BP

Bruna's personalized coaching integrated with neuroscience significantly boosted my personal and professional growth.

I highly recommend Bruna De Palo as an excellent executive coach. During our journey, I experienced a significant "push" in my personal growth, both in my work and private life.

I particularly appreciated her profound willingness to listen and understand, offering personalized coaching strongly integrated with neuroscience: the targeted planning of the coaching journey helped me face work and life challenges, while the tools shared (methods, newsletters, planning solutions) improved my self-confidence and consequently my management of work and personal life.

Thank you Bruna for the seriousness, empathy, and competence, and the approach your coaching has had on my professional and personal life.

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Lorenzo Caprari Managing Director and Member of Board at CHP Legal

Bruna has a special talent to scale you up in ways that every leader needs.

The entire experience was highly positive but Bruna’s personality was what made the whole process really memorable: she’s highly intelligent, very adaptable and incredibly passionate about seeing others get to that ‘aha’ moment. Throughout our coaching sessions, I was always at ease and I was buzzing at the end of each session. Anyone who works with her can be assured that she will put you first, REALLY listen to you especially to what you haven’t said out loud. Bruna has a special talent to scale you up in ways that every leader needs.

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Timi Orosz Impact strategist and C-suite leader

Bruna's energy and enthusiasm create an engaging and safe environment for all participants.

I had the utmost pleasure of participating in brainstorming and training sessions with Bruna de Palo during the implementation of my company's new leadership framework.

Despite it being a virtual format, Bruna was immediately able to connect with all the participants, engaging them with her liveliness and enthusiasm.

She knew how to value the contributions offered by the various participants, quickly creating a safe environment that encouraged everyone involved to express themselves easily.

The team appreciated both her deep expertise in the field and her ability to apply abstract concepts to everyday professional life.

I especially appreciated her energy and passion for what she does, and I hope to have future opportunities to interact with Bruna!

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Sara Parimbelli Human Resources Director presso Arvato

In just 6 sessions this enlightening transformation has had a brilliant impact on both my personal life and my career.

Bruna has helped me to see my life’s opportunities through a whole new and exciting prism. Unknown issues that were holding me back have been exposed and dealt with. In just 6 sessions this enlightening transformation has had a brilliant impact on both my personal life and my career.

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Glenda Scantlebury Learning Development Consultant at Ministry of Justice UK

Bruna's expertise in understanding how the brain works is truly remarkable.

I had the privilege of working with Bruna, and I can confidently say that her expertise in understanding how the brain works is truly remarkable. Her deep knowledge in this area has been instrumental in helping me excel in my work.

Bruna helped me to improve my work performance by teaching me how to focus better, manage my time more effectively, and deal with stress more effectively. She also helped me to develop effective strategies for achieving my goals.

One of the things I appreciate most about her is that she is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She is also very supportive and encouraging. I am confident that she can help anyone achieve their goals, no matter how big or small they may be.

I highly recommend Bruna to anyone seeking a coach who not only knows the science behind the brain but also knows how to translate that knowledge into practical, actionable strategies for success. Working with her has been a game-changer for me, and I'm truly grateful for her expertise and guidance.

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Koray Dagdeviren Legal Counsel

Bruna helped anchor my emotions and behaviour to patterns of the brain.

I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Bruna on my personal development. Recently promoted to Head of Project Management, I was facing challenges with establishing my authority and feeling secure as a new leader. In our conversations, Bruna helped anchor my emotions and behaviour to patterns of the brain, helping me to connect to the reasons why I respond the way I do under stress and in high stakes scenarios. We worked on techniques to develop my confidence, reflecting on my experience to establish why I have a seat at the table and how I can create an environment of reward and success for my team. After our 9-month journey, I'm a more empowered leader and leave with a suite of tools to lean so I can now continue my development on my own.

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Emma Graham Head of Project Management at Awin

Bruna is a greatly engaging speaker, offering very professional presentations packed with real-life examples and great tips on how to go about what can be stressful transitions.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Bruna on two webinars designed for senior-level executives who are members of our GatedTalent network.

Bruna’s difference as a Leadership Coach is her neuroscience-based approach. We gained fascinating insights on how the human brain works, and the importance of this knowledge when considering a successful career change.

Bruna is a greatly engaging speaker, offering very professional presentations packed with real-life examples and great tips on how to go about what can be stressful transitions.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Bruna as a speaker and coach to any executives looking for a change to a more satisfying career.

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Yann Le Leyour Marketing Manager & Event Management at Gated Talent

I‘m a creative person, so she used pictures, metaphors and visualisations to coach me – really speaking my language!

My sessions with Bruna were not only useful but enjoyable, and I always left her company feeling energised and positive – a much-needed feeling at that time in my life. She prepared thoughtfully for our sessions and took the time to understand what I needed. I‘m a creative person, so she used pictures, metaphors and visualisations to coach me – really speaking my language! What I loved most of all was the warmth with which she welcomed me to sessions, and her personal, empathetic style. She didn’t stop believing in me, even when I was doubting myself. Thank you, Bruna!

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Gaynor Smith Creative Curator at City Lions

Her approach is evidence-based, and science led, which is absolutely aligned with my wants and needs.

I’ve felt enormously privileged to have had Bruna as a leadership coach over the last 12 months. Her approach is evidence-based, and science led, which is absolutely aligned with my wants and needs. Each engagement and item of work made sense and was clearly linked to a cohesive plan which was updated regularly. Bruna’s depth of knowledge, particularly around cutting edge thinking is impressive, and she was consistent in bringing innovative approaches to the dilemmas and problems I shared with her. Perhaps most importantly, I was quickly able to build a strong trust-based relationship with Bruna, which led to valuable discussions and work on areas that were both challenging and sensitive. She was able to tap into my motivations and values and transform the view I had of myself and the leadership challenges I faced. I highly recommend Bruna to those who are ready to take the next step in their leadership growth.

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Andrew Sparry Director, UK Cyber at Capital One

I found her approach to be practical, insightful, and tailored to my unique needs.

I must say that my experience with Bruna was absolutely wonderful. She helped me elevate my work performance and well-being through neuroscience-based coaching. I gained a lot of insights into how the brain works and how to leverage its power to enhance my work performance and personal life. I found her approach to be practical, insightful, and tailored to my unique needs.

I would highly recommend Bruna De Palo as an excellent executive coach.

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Adis Tutundzic Director of Merchant Strategy and Business Development at ING Direct

Each sharp tip may hurt you but change may come through pain.

This is the eighth testimonial, so it’s really difficult to find something new to say. I’ll use an image to express myself. I see these webinars as hooks that bring out. Each sharp tip may hurt you but change may come through pain. Sometimes you really need help to bring out the best in you. Well done, Bruna, fantastic hook!

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Elena Ottaviani English Teacher

Bruna approaches learning and coaching experience from a scientific angle.

Bruna De Palo is the one for you if you are looking for a coach beyond standard. She approaches learning and coaching experience from a scientific angle and underlays her concepts in coaching, including but not limited to, with neuroscience-based latest strategies as for example neuroscience-based behaviour patters and their understanding.

Working with Bruna gave me the chance to focus on the enhancement of my leadership skills in a managaeble manner, besides my daily business. She fostered a professional, yet always friendly atmosphere in each of our sessions. I felt like I knew Bruna since a very long time and respected specifically how it seemed like we spoke the same scientific language. Especially the latter made the ambition of change towards the improvement of certain challenges easier and ideally approachable in the timeframe that we set ourselves. Bruna is passionate about her coaching and always knows the right questions to asks and at the same time she perfectly has the finesse to understand when you need an active listener.

If you are looking for a strong, tough but in the same time warm and calm coach with the right sense of humor, then Bruna is the one for you! Thank you Bruna for our journey and for the friendship that we started to gain after finishing our coaching journey!

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Carina Kießling Project Manager | Advanced Technology Center | Quantum

Bruna’s focus on the brain and dynamics led to some interesting insights and I found our sessions incredibly useful.

I worked with Bruna for five months as part of a Leadership Essentials programme at work. The coaching provided by Bruna was the best part of the programme by far and gave me a strong, practical & personalised framework to drive towards a better me. Bruna’s focus on the brain and dynamics led to some interesting insights and I found our sessions incredibly useful. Bruna helped me (re-)discover some of my true values and to better align my objectives and actions to honour those values. I’m far from the finished article, but certainly in a much better place thanks to the great engagement and work by Bruna - both in terms of myself, my self-image, the way I build relationships and much more besides. Passionate about her work and a great coach, she’s certainly helped me on my journey and I’d recommend her to others.

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Paul Manning Head of platform at Visa

Her professionalism and competence have a massive impact on the results, which are quick and glaring.

Bruna’s coaching methodology is very effective, it’s impressive with how much passion and deep empathy she can easily win the trust of the client and fully understand them, her professionalism and competence have a massive impact on the results, which are quick and glaring. Bruna allowed me to highlight and work on some aspects of my work and private life which allowed me to achieve the goals I wanted with more than excellent results.

I believe that each company should hire such a figure to train and improve the entire workforce, focusing on each individual’s work and personal problems.

Ultimately, Bruna has significantly added value to my personal and professional growth!

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Pierfrancesco Costantini Product Technical Support Manager at Tenda Technology Italia | IP-COM

Bruna's knowledge and guidance with the tasks, and the information she provided, helped me positively self-reflect.

Bruna is a wonderful career coach. Her attentiveness and conscious way of approaching you make you feel relaxed as if you were speaking with a friend. She assures you to openly discuss your thoughts and feelings about work and even your personal life. Her ability to lead you to the moment of revelation is impressive. Her knowledge and guidance with the tasks, and the information she provided, helped me positively self-reflect. I am now moving forward in my life with confidence.

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Regina Crockett Accounting Manager at Richmond International Airport

The last few months of working with Bruna has made a huge impact on the way I now think

The last few months of working with Bruna has made a huge impact on the way I now think, and how I am now approaching life’s challenges with more positivity and enthusiasm than ever before.

Bruna’s infectious enthusiasm, coupled with her well-honed knowledge of what makes us human beings tick has been extremely valuable to me.

This was achieved by both deep mental learning of my inner person (you’ll love the “innercises”!) and also through many practical tools and techniques to take forward and use for a lifetime!

You will not regret having Bruna as a career/life coach to contribute to your life/ well being.

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Daniel Handman Partnerships Manager

Bruna's approach encourages you to think about what your values are and what’s really important to you to feel fulfilled and satisfied.

I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to work with Bruna recently, and what a fantastic experience it was! I was lucky enough to benefit from her expertise and insight into techniques and tools to help you bring yourself into what you do. Bruna’s approach, based on self-reflection and self-awareness, encourages you to think about what your values are and what’s really important to you to feel fulfilled and satisfied. I’m on the road to making changes and knowing they will benefit me and those important to me, including my approach to work. And to top it all – she’s a great person! Thanks Bruna!

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Andrew Warwick Regulatory Compliance Manager at Experian

The results have been consistently visible from day one

Bruna has been instrumental in improving my confidence in my job, and in the transition to working more independently at home.

She is extremely flexible with her coaching style depending on my ever-changing needs, always able to bring structure to conversations when I was feeling flustered, which really helped me to get control of the situation and move forwards in every session.

She combines a consultative, supportive, genuine friend-like approach with a very impressive knowledge of human behaviour and the science of the brain. I could not recommend Bruna’s programme more highly; she has transformed the way I think about work and how it fits into my life goals more widely.

The results have been consistently visible from day one, right up to a year later, and I feel sure I will continue to reap the benefits of these sessions in years to come, now that I have frameworks to fall back on to tackle any issue and a much better understanding of my own values, motivators and psychology.

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Amy Holdsworth Talent Acquisition Manager at Zen Educate

I am not new with coaching sessions but she surprised me, she is different.

I asked Bruna for some help to clarify some new ideas I had and a new path I wanted to take in the near future regarding my career. I was extremely surprised by Bruna's professionalism and preparation. I am not new with coaching sessions but she surprised me, she is different. Very thoughtful, and incredibly good listener, and a talented coach. What has surprised me is the way she was able first to listen, and then understand me, plus the fact that she gave me very practical suggestions, good examples to compare my situation and to work with. After the session, I really felt I received help and that I had "tools" to start to make the first step towards my goal. I will certainly recommend Bruna and I am looking forward to our next session.

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Barbara Rocci Owner of Time to be Italian - Italian Teacher

Bruna utilises her neuroscience-based body of knowledge to coach how to develop quickly in a unique manner to the individual.

Bruna’s distinctive executive coaching approach combines strong leadership aptitude with cutting edge psychology and neuroscience. She is an excellent listener and the best at asking questions that reveal inner-self root challenges. She utilises her neuroscience-based body of knowledge to coach how to develop quickly in a unique manner to the individual. After working with her for months, I strongly endorse Bruna to anyone who wants to significantly improve their executive skills and needs an expert coach to help them get there.

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Allan Solomon Vice President, EMEA Sales at National Instruments Corporation

I learned so much about myself thanks to our great work!

It has been a wonderful journey to work with Bruna. She is always, consistently excellent with her approach and this is demonstrated in her passion for bringing out the best in you. I learned so much about myself thanks to our great work! And this is just the beginning of this road to authenticity.

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Sunil Patel Operations Manager

A truly amazing presenter!

Bruna, thanks so much for such an incredible masterclass! It was my favourite one by far and I wish we had more sessions with you. I learned so much, loved your amazing energy and vibes, and it was literally a life-changing learning experience for me. I have an interview tomorrow and am excited be put your magic ingredients into action. You truly are an amazing presenter!

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Jodi Becker Sales Development Representative

The sessions are giving me the tools I need to regain my self-confidence to achieve my goals in both my personal and work life.

Saturday mornings with Bruna are enlightening. I love her group coaching sessions because they are an effective mix of discoveries and practical innercises: we’re learning how wonderfully powerful our brain is and how wise and trustworthy our gut is, and at the same time we’re concretely exercising them to make the most of our life.

The sessions are giving me the tools I need to regain my self-confidence to achieve my goals in both my personal and work life. All this, together with a very knowledgeable, energetic and enthusiastic coach, is the gift I’m receiving during this difficult lockdown.

So thank you, Bruna, for your precious gift, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for years but never had the courage to start.

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Marialucia Fuschi Senior e-commerce manager

I firmly believe in the power of self-improvement and growth, and working with a coach like Bruna will surely help you take the following steps in your leadership journey!

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a coaching program through my organization. While I think curiosity initially led me to sign up, the entire experience opened my eyes to the power of coaching. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and I cannot thank Bruna enough for her role as my coach in this journey. She helped me look at problems differently, expand my knowledge, and grow my leadership toolkit. After reading Bruna’s bio, I was intrigued by the approach she takes, leveraging studies in neuroscience to gain a deeper understanding of what underpins human interaction. Not only did our sessions educate me on the latest research, but Bruna also provided me with techniques to improve communication and set the stage for positive interactions. I found it highly beneficial (and therapeutic) to talk with Bruna about issues I was facing at work. It always seemed that what she was recommending to read or what we were discussing provided insight into the issue at hand. I entered the program wanting to improve my ability to give feedback. While difficult conversations and feedback can be challenging, Bruna helped me better understand what is going on in the brain in those situations and how to use that knowledge to communicate effectively and achieve the desired outcome. I firmly believe in the power of self-improvement and growth, and working with a coach like Bruna will surely help you take the following steps in your leadership journey!

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Paul Townsend Vice Commander at US Department of the Air Force

It was great working with Bruna because she is so personable and genuinely understands the significance of making decisions aligned with who you are.

I engaged with Bruna as a specialist coach to work on navigating uncertainty.

It was great working with Bruna because she is so personable and genuinely understands the significance of making decisions aligned with who you are.

We worked on a challenging and in-depth set of exercises during the coaching to understand what’s important to me and who I am. This seems like a very basic task; however, the work that Bruna got me to do was far from simple or basic and involved various exercises, including reaching out for feedback from some surprising sources. Ultimately, I now have a much clearer idea of which decisions are likely to be the most fruitful and sustainable in my work and personal life.

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Ed Ormerod International Business Strategy / Business Development & Industrial Sales

Bruna is able to cut through the noise and provide real and actionable items.

In a chaotic world where valuable insights are often hidden behind paywalls, Bruna is able to cut through the noise and provide real and actionable items that will help you not only in your professional life but in your personal life as well.

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Brandon Boucher Communications Operations Specialist at TELUS

It was eye opening for my team to learn about how the brain works.

It was hugely valuable to have Bruna talk to my wider team on the principles of how to plan your career so that you will feel alive at work. It was eye opening for my team to learn about how the brain works, the value of fulfillment over happiness and how to bring who you are into what you do. It has helped me redefine performance development plans and has given greater confidence to team members somewhat uncertain about their path.

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David De Valera Sales Manager, UK&I, Large Customer Sales at Google

Bruna has a vast knowledge of the science of the brain, human emotions, career challenges and opportunities.

I had a fantastic experience working with Bruna over a 3 month period in 2022. She has a vast knowledge of the science of the brain, human emotions, career challenges and opportunities and tied these together to help me learn more about myself and create an exciting route forward in my career. I couldn't recommend Bruna any higher. Especially if you are looking to learn more about yourself, your values or your future career path.

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David De Valera Sales Manager, UK&I, Large Customer Sales at Google

Bruna was an engaging speaker & excellent listener offering an insightful session that helped reframe the way they approached their career path and next steps.

Ketchum (on behalf of Client Samsung UK) engaged Bruna as an external speaker to host an “InspirActional Talk” on how to create a career plan that makes you feel alive at work, followed by a tailored workshop providing attendees the tools to create their short, medium and long-term plans.

Bruna provided step by step guides on how to organise each objective and work to completion. Bruna’s input to the session was invaluable.

Attendees commented that Bruna was an engaging speaker & excellent listener offering an insightful session that helped reframe the way they approached their career path and next steps.

We will continue to work with Bruna whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you!

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Natalia Buggs Events & Project Manager at Samsung

Bruna's expertise and dedication have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth.

Bruna has been an invaluable mentor and coach, guiding me through various aspects of my life and helping me achieve newfound clarity and purpose.

Working with Bruna, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery, exploring my core values and identifying what truly ignites my passion in the workplace. Through her guidance, I uncovered the activities that allow me to enter a state of flow, learned effective time management, and discovered strategies to understand the importance of nurturing and maintaining my professional network.

The most significant appreciation I have for Bruna is her ability to help me extract the utmost value from each day, leading to a profound sense of satisfaction in both my personal and professional life. Her coaching sessions were instrumental in my realization that I had not been investing in myself adequately. Through our work together, I gained insights into my true self and a clearer understanding of my aspirations in life and my career.

One of the most transformative aspects of Bruna's coaching was her emphasis on making intentional decisions. Instead of making career moves for the sake of it, I learned to set deliberate, purpose-driven goals and strategies to progress from point A to point B. Bruna encouraged me to verbalize my dreams for my future self, helping me identify my strengths and areas that required more focus and development.

Bruna introduced a structured approach, helped me to build a list of activities for me to track my progress, ensuring I remained on course, and helping me pinpoint areas where I needed to refocus my efforts. This method proved to be a valuable tool for self-reflection, allowing me to identify and address any challenges I faced.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Bruna as a coach to anyone seeking guidance, self-discovery, and transformation. Her expertise and dedication have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth, and I am immensely grateful for the positive impact she has had on my life. I have no doubt that she can inspire and guide others to reach their full potential and lead a more fulfilling life.

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Cihan Enginar Head of Mid-Market Sales, Google Customer Solutions at Google

I would highly recommend her to anyone lost about the direction their life and career are taking. 

Bruna is an amazingly inspirational coach. Even after one session, my thoughts about myself and my career became clearer and more focused. I would highly recommend her to anyone lost about the direction their life and career are taking. She is very energetic and clearly passionate about what she does – which translates into making her a great coach! Thanks Bruna!

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Agata Rybicka App Design for the Medical, Health, Fitness and Sport Industry

She listens to what you have to say and shows the ultimate respect for your feelings.

Bruna is so pleasant to talk to, and it is so easy to take directions from her and fulfil tasks. She listens to what you have to say and shows the ultimate respect for your feelings. She does not judge, which makes a world of difference to folks who need to express how they are feeling and why they feel the way they do. Bruna is genuinely fantastic!

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Paul Barksdale Building Services Manager

Her enquiry techniques and useful resources provided immediate results to change my paradigm and give me clarity.

My sessions with Bruna were practical and effective. 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.

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Valentina Oyewunmi Rotimi, MBA People and Organisation Business Partner at SolarisBank

Working with Bruna has been a journey filled with a-ha moments for me.

Working with Bruna has been energizing and it has been a journey filled with a-ha moments for me. Her neuroscience knowledge is exceptional. She gave me confidence in myself while discovering my natural gifts.

I have grown as an empowered leader leaning into my values while I move forward in my career. Bruna’s coaching style is flexible and she gently guides you along the way. I highly recommend her.

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