Growth Mindset and Coaching Culture at Microsoft

How Microsoft shifted from “Know it all to learn it all.” “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast!” Popular quote attributed often to Peter Drucker (see Quote investigator) There is a direct correlation between a company’s cultural health and its business performance according to a report by Institute of Corporate Productivity (i4cp) Coaching Culture and Growth Mindset are two big […]

Ways of Being – Ontological Coaching

I’m using language, emotions and body to write this and you are reading it using language, emotions and body. Now. This is our Way of Being. I’ve experienced and watched many different coaching styles, approaches and techniques with some of most experienced coaches in the world. Some approaches stand out because of significant and sustainable results […]

Mentoring – Mentor Coaching for ICF credentials

Having previously shared my journey to Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), it is my privilege and responsibility to mentor coaches in their journeys. Having been mentored and mentoring coaches I have experienced how powerful it is in the acceleration of coach development and the impact it has on clients. The International Coaching […]

Billions – Fortune, Fame or Helping?

The 3rd season of the TV series Billions recently finished. It’s loosely based on the activities of Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and his legal battles with hedge fund manager Steve Cohen of S.A.C. Capital Advisors. In the show traders in a hedge fund Axe Capital, when stressed turn to the firm’s in-house psychiatrist and […]

Evoking Excellence in Professional Coaching

This title is inspired by a book called “Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others”, for me it seems more appropriate to start with self (me) as a Coach. I feel the need to speak about professional Coaching, a few times I witness excellence and often from so called professional coaches I observe and hear about diversions that can […]

A credentialing experience with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

This is a new journey in coaching accreditations following the experience with the International Coach Federation (ICF) (you can see it here -> A Journey to Master Certified Coach) and is also about the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and its accreditation process. Why another coaching credential and why with the EMCC? After Master Certified Coach (MCC), called by some the gold […]

A journey to Master Certified Coach

“For the master, surrender means there are no experts. There are only learners.” – George Leonard This goes out to everyone who is on a journey to Mastery in whatever field and in particular to coaches. A great reference is the book Mastery: the Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment (Penguin Books, 1992) by […]

Why business and executive coaching?

Business and executive coaching can bring several benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list goes on. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals. What are some typical reasons someone […]

Solving succession: How executive coaching helped one of Spain’s wealthiest families

 It’s good enough for presidents and Hollywood stars, so why shouldn’t executive coaching help you and your family to improve the way you interact for the benefit of the business? André Ribeiro, an executive coach himself, reveals how it helped one of Spain’s largest industrial groups to overcome a tricky succession issue …   Published […]

Stephen Covey Interview

Andre Ribeiro with Stephen Covey – Interview in Barcelona at the High Performance World Forum in June 2005 Stephen R. Covey was a world renowned author on leadership and organizational consultant. He was the author of several books and known mainly by the bestseller “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. He received several awards, […]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being in a state of present-moment awareness.This is a possible definition, each individual can make its own according to the experience. Mindfulness-practice Mindfulness practice involves both formal and informal meditation practices. Formal mindfulness, or meditation, is the practice of sustaining attention on body, breath or sensations, or whatever arises in each moment. This […]

What is Executive Coaching?

Coaching might provide the key to unlocking the potential of some executives Published in Macau Business magazine, April 2013 By André Ribeiro Executive coaching is a flourishing field that has become ever more widely known and ever more in demand. The thinking behind it is simple. Just as a personal trainer helps people achieve physical […]

The power of Focus

The first step on the road to a successful career and happy life is to sharpen your ability to focus Published in Macau Business magazine, May 2013 By André Ribeiro You use it throughout your entire life. You are using it right now, as you read this article. It is focus, and focus affects the […]

Coaching Tools

Coaching Tools The international bestseller book “Coaching Tools”  published in english, spanish and portuguese includes my testimonial An Excerpt of my testimonial follows “The diversity of individuals and situations is enormous. Therefore, coaching to be effective, must be flexible and personalized. The usefulness of the tools is the implementation and the results they provide. Tools can […]

Coaching Market Wizards

Published February 2015 Coaching Market Wizards by André Ribeiro He makes millions year after year beating the performance of financial indices with his investments. Friends tell him he looks like crap. His face is of  a man 10 or more years older than he is. Most people working in financial markets know someone like that. […]

Generation next – Succession Coaching

 Many heads of family businesses fail to arrange their succession Published in Macau Business magazine, July 2013 By André Ribeiro The Macau economy is thronged by family businesses of all shapes and sizes: from Stanley Ho Hung Sun’s mega-empire, spreading from casinos to property to transport, to the small noodle shop around the corner. But […]

Six elements for success​

 There are six qualities needed to recover from a life-threatening injury or achieve career goals   Published in Macau Business magazine, August 2013 By André Ribeiro If success is defined as getting what you want, how can you become successful? When you suffer a setback or face a challenge, how can you overcome it? It […]

HNWIs – Riches to Riches

HNWIs and UHNWIs: The Wealthiest People on the planet Wealth inequality is a potential cause of friction worldwide Riches to Riches    Wealth is a fascinating topic. The amount an individual owns impacts his or her everyday life in thousands of ways. It is a basic tool for survival in modern societies. One of the […]

Power of positivity

‘Positive intelligence’ is viewed as a crucial asset on the road to management success Published in Macau Business magazine, October 2013 By André Ribeiro Positive intelligence is still a new term in the world of executive coaching. But, as happened with emotional intelligence some 30 years ago, the term “positive intelligence” is likely to revolutionise […]

Take charge

Take charge Published in Macau Business magazine, September 2013 By André Ribeiro Effective decision-makers only try to influence situations they have control over   “You can’t control the ocean but you can surf it,” says M.D. and author Srini Pillay. Some people try to control everything around them by planning every single thing down to […]

Mistakes Intelligent People Make

Mistakes Intelligent People Make, my presentation at Ignite in Lisbon, March 4th 2010 Funny how the organizer made a mistake and the slides that were supposed to go on automatic every 15 seconds weren’t programmed. Have you ever made one of the mistakes talked about in this presentation? Enjoy!

Costa del Coaching

Coaching is on the up in Spain – but in a country that is traditionally unwilling to admit to weakness, and where not everyone has the same development opportunities, it may have its work cut out. Article about Coaching in Spain, published in the “Coaching at Work” magazine, January 2007 Back in 1994, Jane Upton […]

Coaching in Portugal

Coaching in Portugal may still be in its infancy but it is healthy and thriving. Published in the “Coaching at Work” magazine, May/June 2008 By André Ribeiro In fact, it is very much in the growth phase, according to Bresser Consulting’s European Coaching Survey 2007-08 (see “Coaching continues its march across Europe”, Coaching at Work, […]