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Bruna’s positive energy is definitely special

Bruna’s energy and positive attitude to life and career change gave me the boost to finally discover again what I kept inside myself for a long time.
She is supportive, creative and an amazing listener. She demonstrated to be highly skilled and able to understand what was holding me from doing what I like the most.
I’m very happy that I did those sessions with her because she really helped me to dust my real dreams.
Grazie Bruna!

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Alessia Pinna

Thank you, Bruna!

I worked with Bruna last summer, when I was going through a very difficult period. I am sure anyone who has spent a long period looking for jobs in London with no progress has felt the same, but I saw myself as a failure!

I am a retail manager, and I had been searching for a job for a year! I finally resigned myself that I wasn’t good enough until I signed up with Bruna, who 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. I started with her in the Summer, and by that point, I was ready to get ANY job! That is, until I actually got offered A job.

I think after two sessions, I received a call for an interview in a sales role. Yes, I had finally learned how to actually get through the CV screening process, but sales job wasn’t at all what I wanted, and especially for the conditions they offered. That made me change my mindset again, look at my current role again, and understand that I pictured in a worse light. It made me really grateful for what I have, but also to take things one step at a time.

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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Pauline Cooper

Working with her has been transformational

Working with Bruna has been life-changing. I am a completely different person from when I began this journey. I highly recommend her. Working with her has been transformational.

I was really happy with every area of my life, but felt my career wasn’t as rewarding as it could be. I knew there could be more. So I did some research and found Bruna, and it was a brilliant match. Her personal energy and commitment helped me thrive in a period of significant change. She delivered an adaptable approach that was tailored specifically to my needs. She provided a positive challenge and was a joy to work with. She supported me to address what was holding me back and let it go. It turned out to be part career coaching and part life coaching, it was incredibly powerful.

Coaching is the best investment you will ever make in yourself. I now have a completely different life and it’s one I didn’t even know I wanted.

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Sara Cain

An intense and highly rewarding process

A few months ago, I found myself in a weird and sad place. I was seriously bored and unhappy at work and as a consequence I was becoming increasingly angry. This had been lasting for a while, only getting worse with time. However, I also found myself unable to take practical steps to change my situation. I was browsing through job offers in my line of work but never getting to actually send a CV anywhere. I had the intuition that changing jobs to a similar position in another organisation would quickly end up being the repetition of an unsatisfying situation that would feel exactly like another dead-end.

I attended a talk by Bruna, and then signed up for a free taster session, and then decided to work with her for 3 months. A couple of months after it ended, I view it as an intense and highly rewarding process and I feel that the work that I’ve done has equipped me with a set of powerful instruments that I can use to build a better professional life for myself (including a practical toolbox to deal with moments of doubts).
My main takeaway from Bruna’s talk was that any satisfying career-change (one that would make me happy) needed to be deeply rooted in my own values and dreams. This sounded meaningful and got my attention. And the first steps of the work consisted in a process of reconnection with exactly that – the dreams I did not even dare to consider as actual possibilities – and then giving myself the liberty of saying it aloud, expressing clearly what I wanted for myself. This in itself was quite intense and it felt joyfully liberating.

But that was just the starting point: with Bruna’s encouragements, I then worked on refining a clear vision of my ideal situation and – quite importantly – on designing a practical strategy to achieve my objectives. In between the sessions, was intense work guided by reading material, time-consuming exercises and workbooks.

At the end of these 3 months with my coach, I have found myself ready to engage in to the realisation of my professional dream. I am very happy to have this reconnection with my creative and imaginative self, but I also feel capable of turning my vision into reality. Instead of feeling trapped in a cage, I now feel that I am in command of my life.
I’m deeply satisfied with the experience of being coached by Bruna and feel grateful for her guidance and help.

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Pierre

Bruna is energetic, really warm and she knows what you need

Firstly, I didn’t really know what to expect, but Bruna since the very first time we met showed me she’s incredibly passionate about her job, highly skilled and she really follows you in your journey, even after the sessions end.
She really cares about you.
Now l feel stronger and able to use all the tools she gave me; it’s a deep process, not only focused on the career, but also on who you really are.
She’s been a real coach, being with me in the low moments and celebrating with me the successful ones.
Also, everything is very practical, I really worked deeply with her to bring who I am in what I do.
Thank you, Bruna!

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Helena Antonio

Bruna changed the way I was looking at myself and my life

I decided to go and see Bruna because I have been struggling with my weight for about 20 years (and I am only 35). I wanted to go to the root cause of my problem, which was not simply overeating, but bingeing, plus becoming lazy. Well, at the end not only I did lose weight (I am a work in progress) but I also changed so many things in my life that (I wasn’t really aware!) were holding me back to become the real me. She freed me.
Her workbooks, suggestions, hints, were and still are extremely helpful.

If I were you, I would book a taster session. You will love her professionality. She is always on point, and on top of everything.

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Roberta Murroni

Bruna showed me how strong I am

Ilaria Cascone

I’ve met Bruna when I needed 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 decision I’ve ever made. Bruna has really changed my life, in a good way.

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Ilaria Cascone

It has been a wonderful

Sunil Patel

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. She has always been on hand to provide the right advice at the right time and has kept pushing you beyond your comfort zone. 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

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

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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Kemi Soremekun

The energy, commitment and attention brought to her life coaching sessions through were impressive

Bruna was the unofficial campaign manager behind the ‘Davinia’ Re-Brand. Fact.

The energy, commitment and attention brought to her life coaching sessions through Seven Career Coaching were impressive, debunking several myths of mine, a few of which included; value is monetary, experience is essential and CVs are autobiographical (I talk about myself).

Post debunking, I realised that my personal milestones, traits and their impact personally and professionally, were/are to be celebrated.

Taking the time to step back and assess my worth has brought me many steps closer to realising my goals and I thank Bruna endlessly for making that happen.

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Davinia Bascombe

She helped unveil all the layers of my personality

Donato Francavilla

The one to one sessions with Bruna are a life changer. She helped unveil all the layers of my personality which I have buried for years. By peeling off each layer I discovered a new person, different in many ways from what I have always thought. For the first time I saw my true self, somebody that I knew was inside me and that I needed to meet with the guide of a savvy coach. I am very happy I made this choice.

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Donato Francavilla

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 to 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!

Sandra Januszewska

She didn’t stop believing in me, even when I was doubting myself

Gaynor Smith

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

Bruna is the best thing

Bruna is the best thing that happened to me in this period of my life.
I have been stuck in a tunnel for all my life, with a wrong vision of myself, as I have been the victim of psychological violence from my father.
For all my life I thought it started in my childhood, but thanks to Bruna, I realized that I have had a really happy childhood, full of love. My father for the first 12 years of my life was absent. He started to use his verbal violence on all my family during my adolescence. This is the reason why I didn’t realize for a long time who I am, what my value is.
When I was 24 I went to a psychotherapist to face my past and my present.
Now, at 34 years old, I decided to change my career and my life. I was ready to start a master degree, but at the same time, I had understood that I had to work on myself too, to improve my future.
Bruna helped me a lot to understand the I am a strong woman, determined, capable to do everything I want in life, and that I am a beautiful person inside and especially outside. This is really important, now I know “I am beautiful”, something that before was really hard for me to say.
For all these changes I have to say thank you so much Bruna!!

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Federica Isaia

A total star

Bruna possesses something utterly unique and very rare. She is as kind, supportive and energy-giving as she is incisive and knowledgeable. Put yourself in her hands and she will dig out your truest potential – although you may not have realised it yourself – bring it to the light and set you on the path of your own fulfilment. She is a bright bright soul, so very generous without being complaisant. She is incredibly respectful of your own needs and wishes and tailoring her vision to what suits you. She is so committed to her own expertise in finding fulfilling careers for her clients that you will be greeted with a wealth of knowledge you did not know you needed.

Please listen to her: her methods work! To choose Bruna is to honour your own true self while awaiting to discover your actual potential.

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Raphaëla

I think she is just brilliant!

Chiara D'Anna

Bruna is a sort of wizard! She can transform your life …she certainly transformed mine. With just a chat – an informal chat – Bruna identified a core deep-seated self-limiting belief that had blocked me for years. After the first session, something shifted straight away. I left my agent with whom I hadn’t had any jobs for three years! By the end of that week, I had an offer for a role in a feature film. Then another audition a week later and more job offers appeared apparently from nowhere: my dream to travel around the world to exotic locations started to become reality.
And this was just the beginning… session after session with incredible passion, enthusiasm, and creativity Bruna offered me an incredible set of tools to work on myself and my growth. She made me work really hard, she followed my progress, she provided the right amount of encouragement and understanding without – EVER – allow me to ‘give up’. She is the ultimate life COACH. She really does what all good coach should do: push you, support you and at times simply ‘hold’ you… with compassion and understanding. She understands when it’s time to rest, reflect and breath and when it’s time to push and give everything you have to give! And she is FUNNY. I love Bruna’s irony and the way she designs every exercise and activity specifically to you. Meaning to your style! I think she really understood my visual and creative approach to life and she worked with it. She understood my sense of humour and worked with it.
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. She is extremely intuitive and passionate. She is curious, generous and meticulous. I feel she loves her job as much as she loves you; and if you work as hard as she does you will win that prize and reach that goal whatever that might be! And the amazing thing is that she gives you so many tools that you can then work on your own for the rest of your life! And you must work hard because it’s so rewarding: it gives you an incredible satisfaction and unexpected results.
If you feel stuck or unhappy about where your life is going (or not going!): Bruna is the answer!

Chiara D’Anna – Award-winning actress, director, and Movement Coach.

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Chiara D'Anna

She identified the issue that has been holding me back in my career for years

From the moment I met Bruna I knew she was going to be the right kind of Coach for me. In our preliminary meeting, she spent quality time and identified the issue that has been holding me back in my career for years.
In my 6 sessions with Bruna, I feel that I have accelerated more than any other time in my career. I feel solid in my decision making and I am constantly pushing through the barrier of fear as I stretch out of my comfort zone.
Most importantly she has helped me to discover my inner-self which I now acknowledge, love and respect. Bruna has supported me above and beyond my worthy expectations.

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Glenda Scantlebury

Bruna had the power really to change my entire life

Tania Torchia

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

Speaking Testimonials

Bruna connected on such emotional level

Luca Marengo

I attended Bruna’s workshop and it helped me to clarify the steps I need to take to move on towards my goals. Bruna awakened my needs and dreams, and I left the workshop highly inspired. Bruna connected on such emotional level! it was great to listen to her, her story and her advice. Now I want to keep working in this direction!

Luca Marengo

She gave great, inspirational advice to our students

Lucy Brookes

Bruna facilitated our career focused panel discussion with great vivacity and charm. Her passion for life and expertise within the charity sector was particularly engaging and she gave great, inspirational advice to our students. Bruna was a great Chair keeping the discussion on track, however I can see that she would be an excellent keynote or workshop lead given her natural ability to connect with the audience and wealth of advice to share.

Lucy Brookes

You are one in a million.

Raphael Samuels

Your workshop was excellent and it helped me when you shared your personal story and journey. You have opened my mind to possibilities and that I can break free from any stagnation or cycle of unfulfillment. How you explained how we should handle our fears was great. Thanks for listening and making me feel understood[…] I see myself flying now and doing what fulfills me in life and destiny. I’m grateful our paths have crossed. You are one in a million.

Raphael Samuels

Well thought-out workshop and encouraging speaker with great experience in her field

Katherine Florez Serna

Bruna provided great value to our Open Days, giving our students tools to find the right career path for them based on their values, principals and personal-mission. The workshop was full of interactive activities and tasks that they were able to take home and evaluate on their own – a well thought-out workshop and encouraging speaker with great experience in her field – Thank you for helping us make our Open Days a success!

Katherine Florez Serna

Passionate and highly skilled speaker

Bruna is a great talented coach and speaker. She talks about all the steps to succeed in your career change and all the advice not to remain in bad situations. She did a participative debate in order to answer to live questions and took time to finish the talk till 9:20. Passionate and highly skilled speaker!! I fully recommend her talk.

Sab

Her ability to make you think differently

Peter Ambler

Bruna was great to work with in setting up the day’s workshop and provided a very thorough and detailed workshop which all the young people present got a lot out of. What was particularly great was Bruna’s knowledge in this area and her ability to make you think differently about things in a really positive and constructive way. Bruna is very responsive, always looking to reach any group or individuals she is working with and that made the day’s workshop really valuable.

Peter Ambler

Her smile and positive energy were communicative

Bruna is very professional and I appreciated her sincerity when sharing her own experience. She was attentive to everyone, her smile and positive energy were communicative. I found that she delivered her talk in a clear, simple, structured and, as a result, a quite powerful way. She paid attention to people’s reactions and at the end devoted some extra time to meeting everyone of us and answering our questions. Whether or not you are thinking of changing career, it is refreshing talk for anyone who struggles to find a work/personal life balance, feels something may be missing in their lives or simply feels a bit lost, a bit out of touch with themselves. You will leave re-energised and wanting to offer – as well – what you can do best.. what resonates with your soul…or, if you don’t know what that is, to be a bit more curious about yourself.

Morgane Lapeyre

She is genuine and passionate

Bruna was an amazing, warm and enthusiastic host that gave a very inspiring and heartfelt talk. You could tell she is genuine and passionate by what she does, which was encouraging. The talk itself was really interesting, and I was familiar with a few concepts but still found out lots of new stuff I didn’t know and which I know will help me in my journey to discover the right career for me. I had a great and inspiring evening and would definitely attend one of Bruna’s talks or events again in the future. Thank you!

Rachel

A total star

Bruna possesses something utterly unique and very rare. She is as kind, supportive and energy-giving as she is incisive and knowledgeable. Put yourself in her hands and she will dig out your truest potential – although you may not have realised it yourself – bring it to the light and set you on the path of your own fulfilment. She is a bright bright soul, so very generous without being complaisant. She is incredibly respectful of your own needs and wishes and tailoring her vision to what suits you. She is so committed to her own expertise in finding fulfilling careers for her clients that you will be greeted with a wealth of knowledge you did not know you needed.

Please listen to her: her methods work! To choose Bruna is to honour your own true self while awaiting to discover your actual potential.

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Raphaëla

Bruna was engaging and entertaining, bringing her unique presence and style into this event.

I recently had the pleasure of bringing Bruna onto our delivery team for one of our P.O.W.E.R. in leadership workshops. Bruna was engaging and entertaining, bringing her unique presence and style into this event. Her talk on “bringing who you are into what you do” was definitely a highlight, and every one of the attendees gained new insights from Bruna’s session. Bruna is authentic, articulate and incredibly insightful and will definitely be a key member of our delivery teams moving forward! If you are looking for a speaker, facilitator or coach who can truly make a difference, Bruna is one of the best I worked with!

Bret Freeman

She listens to you without judging

Dora Korsos

I attended Bruna’s workshop […] and I had the chance to speak to her, she is the kind of person who makes you feel this is not the first time you met, but you actually know each other. She listens to you without judging and she is asking you the right questions. I’m glad I met Bruna and hope to meet her again in the future.

Dora Korsos

Thank you, Bruna!

I worked with Bruna last summer, when I was going through a very difficult period. I am sure anyone who has spent a long period looking for jobs in London with no progress has felt the same, but I saw myself as a failure!

I am a retail manager, and I had been searching for a job for a year! I finally resigned myself that I wasn’t good enough until I signed up with Bruna, who 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. I started with her in the Summer, and by that point, I was ready to get ANY job! That is, until I actually got offered A job.

I think after two sessions, I received a call for an interview in a sales role. Yes, I had finally learned how to actually get through the CV screening process, but sales job wasn’t at all what I wanted, and especially for the conditions they offered. That made me change my mindset again, look at my current role again, and understand that I pictured in a worse light. It made me really grateful for what I have, but also to take things one step at a time.

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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Pauline Cooper

Bruna is always well received from our delegates and always scores highly in our feedback

The IoF Scotland have recruited Bruna as a speaker for the Sottish Fundraising Conference in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Bruna is very professional from the outset and is very proactive submitting all the required information ahead of time.

As a speaker, Bruna is always well received from our delegates and always scores highly in our feedback analysis. Scoring higher than 4/5 each time. Our delegates find Bruna Inspirational and motivating when speaking within our personal development track.

We look forward to working with Bruna again at future conferences.

Emily Walker

Brilliant! She is such a charismatic and energetic person

Gaynor Smith

Brilliant! She is such a charismatic and energetic person that she’s really easy to listen to. This is not your average careers talk- it’s about finding what makes your soul sing- so it’s a creative and spiritual process! Bruna is an open, warm, fun person who is clearly passionate about what she does and I’m really keen to work with her again. Thank you.

Gaynor Smith

Bruna is very enthusiastic

Györgyi Szombati

It was a great talk, very practical. Bruna is very enthusiastic and she managed to open up my eyes in a lot of ways. Since then I am much more enthusiastic and positive about my future career.

Györgyi Szombati

The passion and enthusiasm in her speech was utterly brilliant.

Bruna is a great storyteller. When I was organising TedxUniversityOfManchester 2018, I chose her as one of the speakers as the passion and enthusiasm in her speech was utterly brilliant. I think Bruna knows very well about the balance of emotions and details in storytelling and making listeners able to gain fulfilment through mutually supportive interactions.

Kevin Gunan Shang

Bruna is an inspiring and enthusiastic speaker

sarah heissat

Bruna is an inspiring and enthusiastic speaker. I liked her transparency and all the insights she brought into the talk. Feeling a bit confused about my future career plans, I attended her talk in June 17, hoping to get some answers. Bruna showed me how to see things from a different angle and change my perspective on career goals/opinions. It gave me some highlights about how to approach some situations, doubts, confusion… and the right questions to ask myself to find the answers. Those career coaching tips I received can be also applied into your personal life. Very satisfied. I will definitely attend again.

Sarah Heissat

I feel very inspired that I can reach my goals

Great talk, I feel very inspired that I can reach my goals and make that career change. Thanks so much Bruna, I hope the TedTalk goes well. Annette

Annette

Engaging, passionate, fun, motivational and fantastic

Sian Pickard

“Engaging, passionate, fun, motivational and fantastic” are all words used by students to describe Bruna’s session for us. Her warmth and genuine enthusiasm for her work make her a pleasure to work with and we look forward to further projects in the future.

Sian Pickard

Bruna facilitated an excellent talk

Gemma Witt

Bruna facilitated an excellent talk on working in the charity sector as part of our recent Employability Festival here at the University of Kent. She discussed working in the sector- both the positives and the challenges and provided students with practical exercises to help them in their career thinking and planning. I would be happy to have her on campus working with our students again.

Gemma Witts

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