Kimberly is an ICF Master Certified Coach, dialogue facilitator and entrepreneur with experience in the design and delivery of innovative learning systems and cultural change initiatives. Her work is innovative, bold and engaging. Experience includes Executive coaching and leadership training for Caja Madrid, cultural change facilitation for Procter & Gamble, Barcelona and leadership development training for Primagaz, Paris.
For over fifteen years, she has served as a senior mentor coach for Newfield Network, a leading international coach training organization. As an entrepreneur and in her role as mentor coach with Newfield, she has developed collaborative projects on leadership in the USA, Chile, Spain, Switzerland, UK, France, Finland and Dubai.
Working with executives and business owners, Kimberly offers an integrated approach to leadership development to promote conversational competence, team alignment and the fulfillment of company strategy. With an academic background in international relations and cultural anthropology, Kimberly is passionate about cross-culture integration and systemic global solutions.
Kimberly lives in Mallorca, Spain where she enjoys hiking, reading, music and spending time with her family.
Jan is the founder of Transforming Leadership, a leadership collaborative for professionals that sees the need for business leaders to harness the full potential of their human capital, to engender an inspiring culture, led by an aligned top team and, collectively, to responsibly meet the needs of all stakeholders in an increasingly complex world.
Jan has done extensive training in coaching, facilitation and personal growth, and has extensive business and leadership experience that gives him in depth understanding of corporate issues. He spent three years as a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group and 13 years in the buy-out and private equity industry, of which 9 years as co-founder and CEO of a large publicly quoted buy-out and restructuring group. For 10 years he was senior partner and co-owner of Iridium Partners, a corporate ﬁnance and transaction advice ﬁrm playing a leading role in the Finnish commercial real-estate arena.
Each of these experiences allowed him to recognise the importance of building effective teams and partnerships based on trusting, collaborative relationships where “straight talk”, openness, knowing self to understand others, shared mission, vision and shared values are critical. Cultural transformation processes and coaching provides the framework for him to share his experience, learning and insights and to contribute to creating conditions for the growth of “conscious” leadership and teams in the global corporate arena.
Jan has a BS(Econ) from the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. In his spare time Jan enjoys skiing, bicycling, psycology, religious history and Vipassana meditation.
Sandra Ruiz brings more than 15 years’ experience adding value through leadership development in multinational organisations as coach, sales and human resource leader in multinational organisations such as Procter & Gamble. Recognised for her ability to swiftly generate trust and collaborative relationships, she has facilitated organisation transformations, business strategy deployments and team effectiveness initiatives with success. Skilled in implementing integration of talent, leadership and culture in M&A environments she has optimised deal value for Fortune 50 companies. Sandra’s strong listening skills and ability to understand needs have resulted in increased commitment from stakeholders making her a strategic business partner of leaders managing change.
Sandra holds a Masters Degree in Intercultural Education and Immigration from the University of Barcelona (Spain, 2004) and a Bachelors of Arts from Rutgers University (USA, 1993) in Communication and Spanish. She certified in 2000 as a Coach from the Newfield Network (USA/Chile.)
Passionate about people’s ability to start over in new or familiar territory Sandra is dedicated to generating strategic leadership from the inside out. She nourishes this passion through global travel, sharing a meal with friends and family, photographing street art or stumbling across curious cafes.
Joolz – aka ‘The Corporate Hippy’, works with senior executives and leaders to design and implement programmes that align strategy, culture and leadership for sustainable success. She worked for 5 years in the US in large corporates such as Cisco, Nortel and Compaq, and in the UK has worked with large and medium clients in financial services (Bank New York Mellon, Personal Touch Financial Services), construction (Wates), music (Roland), knowledge management (APMG) and legal services (My Home Move).
She combines consulting, facilitation, coaching and business analysis skills with expertise in leadership development and customer relationship management. Her clients value the combination of a ‘corporate head’ and a ‘hippy heart’, as she blends her business experience with an ability to quickly build trust and long-lasting relationships. A healthy dose of fun and a sometimes ‘quirky’ approach breaks patterns and quickly builds rapport.
Having lived in the US and Spain, and a regular visitor to India, Joolz is fascinated by the challenge of cross-cultural integration, and is dedicated to promoting more harmony and fulfilment in the workplace. She regularly practices yoga, loves reading and being outdoors in nature.