Testimonials

Read what my clients say about my brain-based approach, how it helped them make the changes they desired, and how they felt working with me.

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Leadership Coaching

  • 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 absolutely aligned to 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 me and the leadership challenges I faced.

    I highly recommend Bruna to those who are ready to take the next step in their leadership growth.

    Andrew Sparry
    Head of Cyber & Enterprise Innovation at Capital One
  • 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. 

    Paul Manning
    Head of Platforms, Visa
  • 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 you.

    Akua Fosu
    Diligence Manager at Visa
  • I started working with Bruna during a challenging time – in the middle of the Covid lockdown and while participating remotely in a leadership training. 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.

    Søren Smidt Olsen
    Director, Nordics Advisory Lead hos Salesforce
  • I was lucky enough to be matched with Bruna for coaching recently and have enjoyed our sessions immensely. I’m not new to coaching, but I have never come across a better coach than Bruna.
    The biggest breakthrough for me was exploring my unique gifts and understanding how these can be used as a lens through which to decide the next step in my career journey. Bruna has such a depth of knowledge into how the brain works, and I think this is what makes her such an effective coach. I learnt so much from our sessions.
    I’d recommend Bruna to anyone who is looking to explore the next step in their career or work through finding their purpose.

    Ciarae Schumann
    Director, Customer Success Enablement at Salesforce
  • Coaching sessions with Bruna have been a wonderful experience from day one. Her passion for neuroscience combined with broad psychology 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.

    Magdalena Brzezinska
    Senior Brand & Marketing Expert at Solarisbank AG
  • 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.

    Valentina Oyewunmi Rotimi, MBA
    People and Organisation Business Partner at SolarisBank
  • 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 Januszewski
    Senior Technical Recruiter Facebook Reality Labs at Facebook
  • Bruna is an experienced leadership and executive coach offering a high level of insight and hard work. With her dedication and professionalism, Bruna consistently over-delivers coaching and training that spark long-lasting behavioural change.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Bruna as a leadership coach and corporate trainer.

    Craig Hartwell FRGS
    Founder Wots Hot Group: Sustainable Construction, FinTech, Media
  • 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 that 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!!

    Alex Lambert
    Senior SE Manager - UK&I Enterprise Accounts at Pure Storage
  • I had the great pleasure to meet Bruna this year and to join some of her great coaching sessions. Bruna’s coaching uses various methods from neuroscience, psychology, breathing, visualisation and many others helping you to achieve your full potential.

    I always came out of her sessions full of energy, determination and with clear and structured ideas to implement for my project.

    Thanks to Bruna, I have finally put the foundation of my project in place and can now move on to the next stage.

    Cecile Boyer
    Channel Manager - Nordic and Benelux at BeyondTrust
  • 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.

    Oliver Stewart
    Head of Communications UK at Intuit
  • 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.

    Sabrina Guccini
    Operations Manager at Tom Ford
  • 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.

    Marialucia Fuschi
    Senior Ecommerce Manager at Swarovski
  • Bruna is a fantastic leadership and career coach!

    She is extremely personable and I am so happy to have had the opportunity to work with her. Bruna helped me unlock certain habits that were inflicting self-doubt and causing me irritation in both my career and personal life.

    I discovered a lot about myself during our sessions and in completing the self-reflection activities I was set; I left each session feeling elevated, I would highly recommend Bruna!

    Hollie Smith
    Senior Marketing Manager EMEA at Topia

Career Change Coaching

  • I am halfway through my career coaching journey with Bruna and working with her has been the best investment I have made in my career. I highly recommend her!

    When I reached out to Bruna, I was lost. I knew I wanted to quit the finance world, but after 10 years I was scared, hesitant, and demotivated. With her contagious energy and enthusiasm, Bruna helped me figure out who I am, what I want from my career, and what my assets are.

    The result was that I changed careers confidently and seamlessly. Fast forward four months and I have started my own business in a new country. It took me four months to achieve something I didn’t even believe I could have done at all! In every session, she gently challenged my perspective on how I see things.

    The result was that I improved my self-awareness, took responsibility for my career and took more bold actions to achieve my goals. Short term quick wins triggered bolder actions and more results, which led me to my final goal: changing career and country in 2021.

    Thank you Bruna, I love working with you!

    Claudio Antonini
    Treasury Manager - Investor Relations and Compliance presso SGN
  • 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.
    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.

    Sara Cain
    Founder and Breath Coach at Breathways
  • I was stuck in a 9 to 5 job in the Financial Industry without personal fulfilment and looked 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) once more opportunities open after the pandemic.

    Bruna is easy-going, committed and very professional in explaining you from day one what you can achieve with coaching. If you are ready to embark in a fantastic journey inside yourself, fasten your seatbelts and get Bruna as your captain.

    Federico Sanavio
    Business Design and Architecture leader for Digital Innovation and Transformation
  • I thoroughly enjoyed working with Bruna as I contemplated a recent career change. Her expertise in this area helped me to be successful in finding a new role in the charity/volunteer sector, after 27 years with the same company/industry.


    Bruna’s style is to put you firmly in the driver’s seat as to what you spend your time on with her, although she is also there to give you ideas and is a great motivator when you need that. Whether we were discussing future paths, ways to get myself noticed, how to interview, etc. – she gave me the latest information/tips, then gave me her opinion, but always encouraged me to find what suited me and my style.

    On top of that, she is a lovely, enthusiastic force of nature, so it is a very pleasurable process to work with Bruna. I can highly recommend her!

    Kimberly Fitch Tully
    Interim Chief Executive Officer at Engaging Dementia
  • Working with Bruna has been the best decision I could make before going back to work after my maternity leave. I thought working with a career coach would have helped me figure out my next career move. Little I knew that I would have learnt so much about how the mind works, what my values are and how important it is to “bring who you are into what you do”. Once I started listening to my intuitions and overcome my own self-limiting beliefs, I made peace with myself, and I realized that the answers I was looking for were already right there in front of me!
    Thanks to Bruna, I have now a set of tools and skills I can always rely on before taking any decision, not only for my career but, in general, for my life.

    So empowering and liberating!

    Marianna Guglielmino
    Customer Success Manager at Hootsuite
  • I met Bruna when I was made redundant, and at the time I was very unsure what to do next.
    I have a very mixed CV with several different career paths along the way because I love to learn new things.
    I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do next, and with each session, I had with Bruna she encouraged me to really understand a way forward and to realise and follow my true passion.
    I am now in my dream job and have never been happier.

    Kay Lock
    Certified Scrum Master | AgilePM® | PRINCE2® Scrum Master at CityFibre
  • I had signed up for a free zoom talk about career changes when I saw Bruna in action for the first time. I really resonated with her way of challenging your inner thoughts and obstacles so I immediately signed up for career coaching with her. I needed to discover my purpose and understand what career change route would be best for me and nothing had worked so far.

    From the initial sessions, I felt a real connection with Bruna and I felt she really understood my needs and encouraged me to come to terms with my own self-limiting beliefs. After a few sessions (some full of happy tears) I reached a point of really feeling like I knew myself and that was the biggest take away for me. I needed to connect with my values instead of CV-ready skills and Bruna provided a great way to do that.

    Working with Bruna was life-changing for me and it gave me such direction and purpose to make a change in the direction that makes me happy!

    Pooja Vatas
    Freelance Photographer
  • At the start of the pandemic, I was facing the issue like many others of uncertainty, realisation and the desire to start taking action. I was paired up with Bruna and instantly shared a comfort level with her.

    She showed interest in every conversation we had. She truly made me feel that I am in control and I can make the change. Together we explored many areas and identified where and how I can take control. I had many ‘oh yeah, that makes so much more sense now’.

    I have received so many explanations that I was searching for. These coaching sessions have allowed me to meet myself and identify that I can achieve a lot more. I am now using her guidance when applying for roles. I am so grateful to have gone on a journey with Bruna.

    Definitely, the best decision I have taken for my career.

    Geena Sharma
    Operations Coordinator at Everlight Radiology
  • Bruna has been a fantastic career change coach, whose energy will naturally push you into another gear.

    She asks wonderfully challenging questions that will get you thinking about who you are, what your gifts are, and what your core values are.

    Not only did I really enjoy working with Bruna as a person, but she has helped me discover the paths I would like to lead – not just in my career but in life.

    Thank you for all the time you have spent on me.

    Alex Huntsman
    Partnership Development Executive at LiveSmart
  • 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.

    Raphaëla
    UI/UX Specialist

Speaking and Training

  • “Breakthrought 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 the ideas and new inspirations and really grateful to be part of these webinar series. Big thank you, Bruna, for all your efforts and your passion.

    Rayna Stankova
    Software Engineer at VMware and Director at Women Who Code in Sofia
  • Through my work I came in contact with Bruna and participated in some amazing group sessions during the first lockdown 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.

    Malene Thomsen
    Facility Support Manager at Facebook
  • Bruna is a speaker at Jolt, and I had the pleasure of preparing her for the courses she teaches.

    Bruna does a great job delivering complex ideas from the field of psychology and neuroscience in a very engaging way, resulting in outstanding feedback from our students.

    Bruna is very passionate about the topics she teaches and knows how to motivate her students for learning.

    I highly recommend Bruna for any teaching or speaking events.

    Shlomy Saragossi
    Speaker Development Manager at Jolt
  • I am fond of Bruna’s webinars. In these times of Global and Personal crisis, having a fixed appointment on Saturday gives me something to look forward to, it breaks my routine and leaves me with a baggage of knowledge and questions answered.
    The group of attendees is great, it’s an extremely interactive experience and we all have the time to share our experiences. A laugh is also more than welcome!
    We learn, and EARN, a lot. It’s an appointment I look forward to, and I try to get ready by studying using Bruna’s Free PDFs and reading the books and articles she suggests.
    She is resourceful, brilliant, charming, knowledgeable and smart. The sessions are never the same! Her contribution is vital to me and to many of us.

    Roberta Murroni
    Certified NLP practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach, GpXS trainee
  • I recently attended a coaching session on the career stages of high performing individuals. 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.

    After the class, I had some further questions, more specific to my personal situation. Bruna was kind enough to meet virtually again with me and the one to one coaching she gave me has led to positive changes in my own life already.

    As a tutor, Bruna is dynamic and engaging and her positivity and outlook are contagious. Thanks, Bruna!

    Olivia Presland
    Operations Manager at Zentura Ltd
  • 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
    Business Psychologist, Executive Leadership Coach and Master Trainer
  • 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, BSc, PhD
    Organiser of TEDx University of Manchester
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    Creative Curator at City Lions
  • 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
  • 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 an 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
  • I highly recommend this webinar series.

    These webinars are relevant and fantastic for helping you make sense of the current Coronavirus situation and also how to realise your true & full potential.

    Bruna briefly explains the science behind the thinking & then gives the group tips & techniques on how to raise your self-esteem, de-stress, and how to create a vision for your future.
    I have recommended Bruna to lots of my friends already. Don’t hesitate to sign up!

    Ailsa Bannerman
  • I’ll start by saying that Bruna De Palo is gifted and also very dedicated, and it’s noticeable she worked hard to get to where she is right now.

    I’m sure that it won’t stop her from climbing higher and higher.
    I took a 3 hours class with her, everyone in the class felt as I can’t say and more, because in my case the impression I received is still with me, for days already.

    I feel inspired and I wish myself to have slight of her talent because all that she does is more or less what I want to do.

    So thank you for a great lesson, literally. All the best to one of the best.

    Daniel Benayoun
  • 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 to your personal life. Very satisfied. I will definitely attend again.

    Sarah Heissat
    SEO Account Manager at OMD UK
  • 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
  • I am definitely impressed by these webinars, the last topic about visualisation was incredibly inspiring, Bruna has a different approach, she doesn’t simply give you strategies (like a plan, resolutions, etc) but she helps you to focus differently, and much deeper.

    The online interaction during the webinars makes them much more active and instead of simply listening, you respond in an active way, supported by the ‘buddy system’ which is essentially being paired with someone who acts like a coach and follows you after the webinars (and you do the same with your buddy!)

    Heléna Antonio
    Actress
  • 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
    External Engagement and Placement Learning at University of York
  • 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
    Head of Events at Conference Care Ltd
  • “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 furthering projects in the future.

    Sian Pickard
    Senior Careers and Employability Manager at University of Bedfordshire
  • 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
  • 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
    Lecturer in Careers and Employability at Kent Business School
  • 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
    Employability Manager at Arden University
  • Starting the sessions at the beginning of the lockdown has made a huge difference to 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 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!

    Diane Tye
    Business Application Developer at St. George's University of London
  • I love the Breakthrough Starts Now group sessions 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 group sessions also enable us to go through these challenging time with enthusiasm and determination and all this within a community atmosphere.
    Thank you, Bruna!

    Krisztina Baumann
    Health & Wellness Coach at Wimbledon Healing
  • This is the eighth testimonial about our group coaching sessions, so it’s really difficult to find something new to say. I’ll use an image to express myself: I see these sessions 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!

    Elena Ottaviani
    English Teacher and Writer

Career Development Coaching

  • Not only I experienced coaching with Bruna but I also had the privilege to work together with her as a colleague. When I first got to know Bruna and her coaching style, she immediately stood out for me with her down-to-earth attitude and science-based approach.

    She has a unique talent to turn a simple conversation into a valuable coaching session which leaves you empowered, more strategic and ready to spring into action. I initially started my coaching sessions with her as I wanted to have better clarity on my long-term vision. My goal was to have a strategy in place and to narrow down my options to redirect my focus. Bruna helped (and pushed!) me to set very clear and detailed sub-goals to get me closer to the clarity I was looking for. She quickly adapted to my preferred learning methods, as I’m a visual & creative character she set challenges for me that mirrored that perfectly.

    What I didn’t expect from her coaching was that I also discovered some blocks that were holding me back. With her brain-based methods, she helped me rephrase these blocks and successfully turning them into my assets (e.g. using my impatience as a tool to take action). Her coaching was supportive yet challenging and she always pushed me a little more to gain new perspectives. As I kept working on the tasks she gave me, I also gained a better understanding of my professional & personal values and my worth which lead me to an exciting new opportunity in my career.

    Even though my initial goal was not to jump into a new opportunity, it was a pleasant & unexpected “side-effect” that now allows me to be more in line with my long-term vision. It opened up many doors for me where I can remain authentic and really utilise my talents.

    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.

    Timi Orosz
    Impact Strategist at InsightsLab
  • 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.

    Amy Holdsworth
    Talent Acquisition Manager at Zen Educate
  • 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!

    Heléna Antonio
    Actress
  • 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.

    Daniel Handman
    Partnerships Manager
  • Before working with Bruna, I was in a state of total insecurity and self-doubt.
    I remember when I first listened to Bruna’s presentation on the career coaching programme that she offers, I felt understood immediately, even before talking to her one on one! Her personal experience sounded very similar to mine, and the enthusiasm she was transmitting while talking about how she found fulfilment for herself, encouraged me to give it a try at find fulfilment for myself too.

    The work of “knowing myself”, has been a fascinating journey that I fell in love with, and that led not only to accept myself, but also valuing and appreciating myself, to the point of growing my confidence and courage to propose myself professionally.

    The thing I loved the most about this project is that it is very real and practical, and it works.

    Now I am not only more confident, but more true to myself. I am ready to take any chance that comes my way to grow, work, propose myself, accomplish tasks that used to give me anxiety and much more, even on a personal level. I now know I am not “wrong”, I know that there is a direction for me. And I know that I am in the right direction.

    I recommend Bruna to anyone experiencing a personal crisis, particularly on a professional level, who is in need of guidance not in terms of being told what to do or where to go, but in providing themselves with the tools to solve their own problems for life.

    Anna Carfora
    Actress
  • At a time when I’ve been looking to do some career pivots, working with Bruna has been really useful, giving me a fresh perspective on what I’ve been doing and new ideas for the future. She was encouraging, but also challenging, which was the perfect combination to help me progress. Her understanding of the wider career world – and what approach works well in it – was incredibly helpful. I really enjoyed the coaching! 

    Stuart Brumfitt
    Editorial Director & Creative Consultant
  • The one to one sessions with Bruna is 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.

    Donato Francavilla
    Senior Frontend Engineer at EF Education First
  • 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.

    Oluwakemi Soremekum
    Communication Specialist at Kings College
  • Bruna was the unofficial campaign manager behind the ‘Davinia’ Re-Brand. Fact.

    The energy, commitment and attention brought to her life coaching sessions were impressive, debunking several myths of mine, a few of which included: value is monetary, the 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.

    Davinia Bascombe
    Engagement & Wellbeing Champion
  • 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 six sessions this enlightening transformation has had a brilliant impact in both my personal life and my career.

    Glenda Scantlebury
    Learning Development Consultant at Ministry of Justice UK
  • 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.

    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 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 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
  • 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.

    Sunil Patel
    Operations Manager
  • 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

    Ana Rodriguez
    Team Manager

Coaching on various topics

  • I am an independent language teacher, podcaster and coach.

    I asked Bruna 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 about 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 talented coach. She gave me a deep session. What has surprised me is the way she was able first to listen, and then understanding 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.

    Barbara Rocci
    Founder of Time to be Italian
  • Changing a career is never easy, and it might be particularly tricky in the current economic climate. However, the pandemic could also be the best time to reevaluate and ask yourself what’s your ‘Why”.

    Bruna’s coaching helped me to become more focused on my job search and increased my confidence in the interviews. Also, my customized CV was selected among 400 applicants for a role! She has not only shared insider tips on recruitment but also helped me to improve my mindset.

    Her infectious enthusiasm enabled me to stay positive at a difficult time, while her coaching techniques backed up in NLP and neuroscience increased my resilience and persuasive skills.

    Huge thanks, Bruna!

    Paulina Dabrowska
    Project Manager at Research Partnership
  • I was stuck in a sales loop without the direction I needed in order to get out. I knew it wasn’t the right career for me but had no idea where to look!

    Bruna helped me channel what was important to me; my core values, passions, and skills, as well as expand my knowledge and expertise of CV building, interview techniques, and identify and overcome my weaknesses. Bruna’s methods are clear and easy to follow, the only thing that held me back was my innate stubbornness to change, which is tough to fight against!

    Bruna is professional, friendly, and has a tonne of knowledge she’s willing to share in order to help you achieve your career goals.

    Harry Norman
    London Academy of Trading LAT
  • 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!

    Agata Rybicka
    App Design for the Medical, Health, Fitness and Sport Industry
  • Bruna has contagious positivity and energy and is a genuine pleasure to work with. She can quite quickly work you out, whether you like it or not, and she will get to work!

    Through even a short time spent working with her helped me uncover my strengths and made me realise that anything is possible, you just have to stay in the right place with the right mindset.

    Thank you, Bruna!

    Naomi Smith
    Event Coordinator at Virgin Sport
  • Bruna has dynamic energy which is inspiring and motivating.

    Her confidence was truly uplifting; she guided me through a reassuringly simple but effective structure, which left me with crystal clear next steps. She was great at listening with compassion, but gently bringing me back to the structure to ensure I met my objectives for the session.

    I would recommend Bruna as a Coach, as she is truly passionate about helping people achieve their dreams.

    Thank you, Bruna!

    Sarit Gafan
    Intuitive Wellbeing Mentor & Writer
  • 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!

    Gaynor Smith
    Creative Curator at City Lions
  • I attended a talk by Bruna, and then decided to work with her for 3 months. I’s been 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, exercises and workbooks.

    At the end of these 3 months with my coach, I have found myself ready to engage in 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.

    Pierre
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  • 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 that 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!

    Federica Isaia
    MA Student at Birkbeck - University of London
  • 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.

    Roberta Murroni
    Certified NLP practitioner, Health and Wellness Coach, GpXS trainee
  • 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.

    Tania Torchia
    Fashion Advisor at Marks & Spencer
  • 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 decision I’ve ever made.

    Bruna has really changed my life, in a good way.

    Ilaria Cascone
    Ilaria Cascone
  • 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!

    Alessia Pinna
    Head of Spanish at Seaford Head Academy
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