I started my career in Rome, Italy, working with design and communication agencies. After few years in Somalia and the UK, I moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I focused on supporting the development of business communications through technical magazines, trade shows and events.
Hired by Amnesty International, for two decades I covered leadership roles in Spain, and in London, the headquarter.

Being in charge of the areas of publishing, translation and internal user service, I devised and implemented strategies to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of teams and processes; led and energized people in multi-functional and multicultural teams; promoted the creation of new services for international organizations, which have generated resources, reputation and know-how.
I consider myself an agent of change who uses talent to expand programs and services, multiply resources and increase the productivity of individuals and teams. I believe in the role of people in organizations, regardless of size. As a consultant, mentor and coach I am dedicated to promoting the performance of socially responsible leaders and their teams, accompanying them to achieve high levels of effectiveness. 

Professional Experience

 • MENTORING & COACHING PARA EMPRENDER – Madrid, Spain • Sept2014 to date
Consultancy services and executive coaching for socially responsible organizations and companies. 
• AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, London and Madrid – Deputy Programme Director Language Resource Centre (LRC) • 2010-Sept2014
• EDITORIAL DE AMNISTIA INTERNACIONAL (EDAI), Madrid, Spain • 1994-2010
Managing Director (see in Bio)

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, London (2004-2010)
•	Project Manager – Implementation of Language Centre Project (2008-2010) 
•	Interim Programme Director – International Publications (2006) 

•       EDICIONES TECHNIPRESS, Barcelona, Spain (1991-1994)
Director of the publishing house that produced technical quarterly magazines on hotel management, vending machines and industrial cleaning sectors. 

•	EDICIONES CIVILIZACION GLOBAL, Spain (2003-Present)Chief Editor of Civilización Global - monthly magazine on education, culture and pace initiatives. (volunteer position)
 

Qualifications & Accreditations

 AFFILIATIONS: ICF, International Coaching Federation • Accredited Certified Coach ACC

- Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholders Centered Coaching, Certified Coach

- Master in Counseling
- Master Practitioner PNL DBM © ,
- i4 Neurolider Assessment – Practitioner
- Systemic coaching AINP
- Master in Integrative and Systemic Coaching, Escuela Coaching Integrativo 
- Team Systemic Coaching, Crearte Coaching 
- Executive Coaching, Escuela Europea de Coaching 
- Coaching by Values, Trainer, by Prof. Simon L. Dolan

- Consultancy skills, Management Centre, London
- Change Management, MDT Management
- Lean Management / Advanced Project Management, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
- Advanced Balanced Scorecard, Institute for International Research Spain, IIR
- Negotiation Techniques, Business School IFE – Business Training Institute, Madrid, Spain
- Business Intelligence, Universidad Politécnica, Madrid, Spain

- Master in Management of Human Resources and Intellectual Capital - CEPADE Universidad Politécnica Madrid, Spain
- Master Degree in Digital Journalism, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
- Bachelor’s Degree, Communication Science
Politecnico Studi Aziendali, Lugano

 

Testimonials

• Fadi Hammad
Change Management, Business Transformation, Training, Organisational Development, Organisation Design & Effectiveness
Paola is a very professional and charismatic Coach. I met her during a Coaching session to identify the core value and objectives of my new Foundation and she has well facilitated our team to reach the goal of our session, driving us gently and with empathy while facilitating us in achieving consensus. I would certainly recommend her as individual or group Coach.

• Rafael Bonnelly
Founder & CEO, ClicLogix Americas Inc
Paola is a well rounded executive coach, with a holistic and systemic view of business and leadership. In our sessions, she has helped me identify opportunities to improve my leadership skills and help provide my company with the thoughts and actions to ensure growth. Specially recommend her to entrepreneurs looking to grow and create value.

• Alan Seid
Director at Cascadia Workshops
Paola Valeri is a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who provides tangible solutions for her clients. She has done the work to overcome her internal blocks and obstacles in order to bring a high level of clarity, presence, and integrity to her clients. She helps leaders align values, vision, mission and operations, not only for a more effective and profitable enterprise, but also so that the people involved know why they are doing what they do and so that they can fully enjoy their work.

• Kate Gilmore
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
It was a privilege to work with Paola Valeri. She is a professional of utmost integrity, disciplined commitment to her areas of responsibility and brings a capacity to articulate vision and strategy that sets her apart in her field. She is warm and empathetic colleague with a quick understanding of both group dynamics and individuals' strengths and weaknesses. Her leadership style is inclusive but also challenging: she sets strong goals for colleagues but supports them well as together they seek to achieve these. She inspires trust and respect in those who work with and for her. I warmly recommend Paola

• Baher Kamal
Publisher, Director at Human Wrongs Watch
Excellent professional and human skills, committed, very efficient and honest. 
Paola has excellent capacity to focus and accompany professionals in their path to higher accomplishments, having personally greatly benefited from her proven experience as a coach.


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