I see it over and over again: professionals with the experience, the skills and the drive to grow but who
struggle to advance in their career and land the job or promotion they want.
HERE'S WHY THIS IS PROBABLY HAPPENING TO YOU:
You're not feeling competent enough, despite your experience and achievements, to put yourself forward
You're not visible in front of decision makers, you're not investing time in building relationships and expanding your network, in and outside your organisation
You're comparing yourself and don't know how to stand out from the crowd without bragging and being at the centre of attention
You're not presenting yourself with clarity and confidence, and you're not looking the part
You're not effective at communicating the value of your contribution hoping the world will notice your skills, aspirations and hard work
You're not clear on what steps you need to take to make your next career move
BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THAT!
I'm here to help you see and own your strengths and aspirations, define your next career steps, communicate the value of your contribution, present yourself with clarity and confidence, increase credibility, build your professional network and get visible in front of decision makers.
MY APPROACH & QUALIFICATIONS
If you work with me, I'll be your biggest cheerleader and will do my best to give you the tools and guidance you need, but I won't be afraid to challenge you if I see that you're holding back or not doing the work.
My clients are "simply the best", as Tina Turner would say, and that is because they have the following qualities in common:
They're committed and happy to invest and work on themselves
They're authentic, open and honest
They're prepared to take action
They're open to being coached and being challenged
They've a sense of humour because work doesn't have to be boring!
They're team players and treat me like a collaborative partner, not a guru
They're respectful of our professional relationship and boundaries
I'm a Certified Personal Branding Strategist by US-based Reach Personal Branding and I have a Diploma in Transformational Coaching obtained at Animas Centre for Coaching in London, recognised by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
SO, WHO'S VERONICA?
On a summer day in 2005, I bought a one-way ticket from Italy to Ireland. It was the beginning of an incredible journey that took me to live in 5 countries, work in international companies and meet people from all over the world.
Throughout this journey, I noticed how many professionals don't get the career opportunities they want because they're not effective at communicating the value they offer and their professional goals, they don't project a confident image of themselves, they don't invest in building relationships and they're not visible in front of people they want to connect and work with.
In a world where we spend most of our time at work, I believe it doesn't have to be this way.
After 10 years supporting executives and leadership teams, I decided to apply my experience and skills to help ambitious professionals put their best selves forward. Since starting Step Up with V, I've had the great opportunity of working with clients from companies such as Criteo, Typeform and SAP, as well as co-founders, independent consultants and coaches.
I'm currently living in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden, with my husband, and work both locally and internationally, in person and online. Outside of work, I love the buzz and energy of the urban life, singing is my happy place, and I never start a new day without a nice cup of coffee!