Coaching Global Leaders Globally
Why choose One Hour Coaching
Laura has developed OHC to provide a flexible and effective response to the needs of global leaders and international living.
OHC offers a range of services and personalized programs to help you thrive globally.
“As a coach, my goal is to help leaders navigate the present and the future with intention and a stronger sense of direction. I believe that the leader’s journey starts from within and that investing in self-development and in acquiring key soft skills and a growth mindset is the only way to move forward.
I have a passion for helping individuals advance and my interest in global leadership stems from my professional experience and life path. I was born in Italy and so far I have lived and worked in nine different countries.I have grown professionally in large organizations, leading multi-functional teams and global projects.
Was it an easy path? No, it wasn’t. Yet, I believe it was worth the walk.
Life abroad has offered me the opportunity to learn so much about myself and become more curious about others. Expatriation has exposed me to so many different cultures and within that to a variety of leadership styles, behaviors, and value systems. Without these experiences, I would not be who I am and I would not be doing what I do. So, yes! It was worth it.
This nomadic life fed my desire to better understand human behavior at work and to become a leadership coach. It led me to further my education through an MSc in Organizational Psychology and several coaching certifications.So far, I have coached hundreds of people from all over the world and from a wide range of sectors, functions and organizations.I have learned so much from them.
Nowadays, I keep exploring questions like:How can I best facilitate the shift from a fixed to a growth mindset? How can adults develop their emotional intelligence? What are the key drivers of motivation during change and challenges? In a diverse setting, what’s the right balance between trying to blend in and leveraging differences?I keep looking for possible answers through my coaching practice and continuous learning.
I believe in a just and democratic society and I volunteer my time to support less-privileged young adults with their professional development. It is my way of reciprocating and contributing to a better world.”
“Every day, I am grateful for what I have and for what I do.”
KEY FACTS ABOUT US
20+ years of direct experience working and living abroad
Laura walks the talk. She has 20+ years of direct experience working and living abroad. She has worked as a leader in large global organizations and has firsthand experience coping with the challenges of international environments.
360 degrees global experience
Laura has a 360-degrees global experience. She went from operating as a team leader in large global organizations to creating a global portable business, and from full-time working to full-time studying. She has raised her family abroad and been an expatriate spouse.
Multi-certified and accredited coach
Laura is a multi-certified and accredited coach applying research-based approaches to coaching. Her advanced education in leadership development, theory of human behavior, and coaching includes a Master degree in Organizational Psychology (University Of London, London, UK), the 3CP Advanced Coaching Certification (Columbia University, NYC, United States), as well as several other certifications comprising Neuro -Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I) and Conversational Intelligence.
Global experience for Global Clients
Laura has coached hundreds of individuals from all over the world and from a wide range of sectors, functions and organizations such Gucci, Roche, P&G, Visa, Warner Bros, Accenture, Deloitte, and the London School of Economics.
A Global Team of experts
Laura seeks to cooperate with handpicked experienced specialists and consultants who help her deliver the OHC mission.
Our clients live and work all over the world
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
“Before I started coaching sessions with Laura I struggled to understand why I found changing my behaviors in the work setting so challenging. Laura helped me to unlock some of the thoughts, and especially emotions, underlying my behavior, leading to the self-awareness that is really essential for leadership development. Now, in working with teams, I focus my energy far more on understanding my own ‘inner theatre’ and how it interacts with my environment and the inner theatres of others. This seems to be a much more sustainable recipe for long term success than trying to adopt scripted behaviors. I have to thank Laura for this invaluable insight.”
“Working with Laura has truly been an eye-opening experience for me. I was in a moment of transition and career growth and, thanks to her guidance, I specified my targets, analyzed the obstacles, and took action. Laura helped me ask the right questions and provided the guidance and support I needed to realize who I am, what I want, and what I am capable of. Laura is an extremely clear, constructive, and proactive coach who holds the determination and confidence of challenging one’s thoughts and feeding a fresh point of view to one’s vision. For me it was a positive and intensive experience, and I surely recommend her service.”
“Dear Laura, thanks a lot for having coached me for the past three months. I’ve never had anyone step in in such a manner and help. I am truly grateful and hope others like me, that need that extra boost, come across your experience. You are absolutely amazing at what you do. I come out of this coaching program more confident, aware of what I want, and sure of my value. When people like you believe in me, why in the world should I doubt myself?”
“I think that this coaching program was very positive. It helped me stay on track and focus on what really mattered to my success and happiness. Laura helped me consider questions I hadn’t asked myself before which was refreshing. She helped frame my situation more positively and identify opportunities to influence my peers and to build connections. “
“It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to work with you. I have truly appreciated your support and insight and I am grateful for your thoughtfulness and for helping me ‘sort out my piles’ and decide what to do with them. I now have a clear vision of my career and life and that will help me navigate the transitions ahead. Thank you.”
“Laura supported me during an important relocation. Moving across continents proved to be a unique experience with its own challenges. Laura’s positive approach, valuable insight, and tools helped me show up more confidently in the new work environment. The work we did together helped me feel more confident and set clear development priorities. It was incredibly valuable and put me on the right track.”
“The coaching process helped me better understand what I want, and how I want to live my life. I have learned a lot about myself and I have reached a new level of acceptance of my thoughts and feelings.I also have a much better recipe on how to approach my goals. All sessions were very motivating thanks to Laura’s personality, which is exceptional and lifting. I felt very ’pumped up’ after each meeting. Even though the sessions are over, I feel that there is still a lot to digest from those meetings.”
“Laura has a very warm personality, which makes you feel at ease with her instantly. Her listening, insights, and professional approach were the most important aspects to me during our coaching sessions. She lets you talk and when it's her turn to comment, you notice that she has paid very careful attention to whatever you felt you needed to say. She approaches the issues in a very analytical and to the point manner. The best outcome for me was to put things in perspective so that I could prioritize on what was most important and act accordingly. Last but not least, she helped me realize how to make the best out of situations I have no control over. Laura is very professional and you can trust her confidentiality. I can highly recommend her coaching services”.
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