My name is Ksenia. I am a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC), Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by International Coach Federation and CTI Leadership Program graduate.
I help people move from where they are now to where they truly want to be.
My clients are executives, entrepreneurs and business owners who want to focus on the things that matter and to act on the change they want to bring into the world.
I love to challenge existing ways of thinking and hold that a flexible and creative mindset is key to effective leadership. In my coaching, I create a safe, fun, courageous and daring space for those who are willing to challenge their mindset.
My coaching style is non-formal, easy-going, creative and clear. There is always a bit of humour to everything in life. I bring to the table a unique mix of coaching skills, corporate experience, entrepreneurial mindset, diverse multi-cultural background and mindfulness training.
I co-create and lead experiential learning workshops focusing on leadership development, team development and collaboration. I believe in learning from practice, prototyping, co-creation and the power of relationships.
Having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, and Africa helped me to develop a high sensitivity and passion for cross-cultural challenges and opportunities. Originally from Moscow, I am currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
I work with people from all walks of life, in all parts of the world and coach by phone or skype so it’s convenient — you can be anywhere in the world, as long as you have internet connection.
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I am Associated Certified Coach by International Coach Federation (ICF) and have been coaching since June 2014.
I am an accredited practitioner with Integrative Enneagram Solutions and use Enneagram extensively in my coaching practice. Enneagram enables insight, growth and integration for the individual at a meta level and also gives durability, depth and scale to the coaching and development process over time.
I have direct personal experience with upheaval and change. I was born and grew up in Russia – the end of the Cold War, Perestroika and turbulent 90s. My first major adult life change came when I moved to South Africa to start on my own shortly after graduation. South Africa became my second home and I climbed the corporate ladder working for major financial institutions. Fifteen years later I made another leap of faith and relocated to Hong Kong where eventually I entered the field of professional coaching.
In January 2015 I learnt that I had a medical condition and had to go for a surgery. This WTF?! moment sparked a deep desire to stop holding back and start living like I really mean it! So I hit the road on living my true potential and have never looked back.
I chose to become a coach after trying it as a coachee: it worked – after so many years of being stuck I started moving forward at a high pace and experienced so many personal breakthroughs. I wanted to be able to do the same for others and embarked on the journey of remembering my true purpose in life: working with people to allow them to live a life full of passion, purpose and creativity.
I am committed to my own development and continue to explore opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Prior to becoming a coach, my corporate career has spanned 15 years in a range of roles including business analysis, risk analytics, software development in financial industry such as Nedbank, Investec and Macquarie. I worked with multicultural teams and have first-hand experience in dealing with corporate stakeholders.
I hold a Bcom Hons in Economics and Management and a Bsc in Computer Science and Operations Research. Originally from Moscow, I am based in South Africa since 1998.
First you jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down. – Ray Bradbury
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