.Coaching – Janaina Faertes

“Cristina is an excellent professional with a huge heart that welcomed me with open arms in a moment where all I could see was darkness. During the Coaching process, I managed to recover my self-esteem and to open the path for the new and for the old in my life. Sometimes, answers are closer than we imagine. All we need is a little push to stop spinning around and around.”

Janaina Faertes – Creative

Workshop: Accomplish your New Year’s Resolutions – Lili Vieira de Carvalho

“Mandarina’s “Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions” Workshop was a great investment of my time and money. I left, after 4 very enjoyable hours, with a clear plan to outline my goals for 2018. Although I have the habit of writing down my plans at the end of each year, now I have a better and more effective model, one that’s proven to lead to success. I’m excited about the year ahead and everything that I can accomplish!”

Lili Vieira de Carvalho – Arts and Culture

.Coaching – Rosana M

“My experience with the coaching process conducted by Cris was a special opportunity in my life: it allowed me to unplug the auto-pilot, to slow down and activate the self-perception and self-knowledge modes, thus paying attention and doing what really makes sense for me!

At first, I was very anxious because I needed novelty and change and I had a huge desire to make movement to what seemed stagnant in my life. I feared contact with the unknown and experienced insecurity in fulfilling each proposed exercise. What would come out of there? However, through the techniques and tools worked on in the process, I was able to experience simple and inspiring (re)discoveries, to revisit concepts, memories and values ​​that brought me to the present and made me face my frailties and strengths. Working all this information is a matter of time.

The movement that coaching brought to me in the day-to-day made that initial anxiety gradually dissipate, untied knots, and (re)established internal and external connections. At the same time, I realized that maturing my own questions became more important to understand that the answers are already inside me. I just needed to know how to access them, and Cris can guide us through all this with great competence, empathy, generosity and patience!

I leave energized, empowered and with much motivation to carry out my own projects, contribute to this world and tell my stories. Thank you Cris!”

Rosana M.

.Coaching – Guilherme Cury

“I did Career Coaching with Cristina, weekly, in 2014. During those months, I was guided on a journey of self-knowledge and discovery. At the end of the process, I had acquired several tools that allowed for me to continue the journey independently.

Cristina supports her coachees very pragmatically, allowing them to ask themselves the right questions, instead of answering them herself. The process is plotted to help the coachee in recognizing their own capabilities and gaps, in order to draw a clearer future, more aligned with their goals. In my case, it actually helped me to choose my goals.

It is worth mentioning that, throughout the process, countless documents are produced. These documents not only have a “historical” value (I am sure that it will be a lot of fun looking back on them in 30 years), but they can also be constantly updated, which will allow for the process continuity and constant progress monitoring. For someone like me, who works by metrics, this has an immense value: making improvement tangible.

The process is very rich. I would highly recommend Cristina to anyone who wishes to improve in any aspect of life.”

Guilherme Cury – Data Intelligence

.Coaching – Fernanda Freitas

“When I decided to go through a coaching process with Cristina, I was in a very ‘confusing’ moment in my life.

I wanted to do something new, I knew it had no synergy to my academic education, but I had no idea of what I wanted. I was completely lost!

I started the coaching process and at each session, it seemed that a little light would come on and little by little, I started to see things that I could not see before. From skills that I had, to things that I liked, but had never considered doing.

Cristina, very carefully, helped me along the way to get to know myself better and to connect with my own essence. The home assignments that she proposed were very important to help me with this process.

After a few sessions, things were clearer than ever. I decided to take a post-graduate course in my new area and today, 3 years after the coaching process, I have my work dream completely accomplished and very aligned with the criteria that we established during the sessions.

I feel very grateful for having done this coaching process and extremely happy for having chosen Cristina to drive it. I could not have made a better choice.

My eternal gratitude to you, Cristina!”

Fernanda Freitas – Entrepreneur   

.Coaching – Gabriella Giacomini

“A few years ago I had the pleasure and honor to have Cristina as my executive coach.
At that time I was struggling in a new job, new challenges as a fresh leader and no support system.
Cristina first helped me to understand how to prioritize and organize all the tasks and projects and also to train and engage my new team.
With only 6 sessions I could see a lot better the big picture and was back on track so we decided to work in new tasks.
This time we worked with learning when to trust x when to check when delegating tasks to my team and how to keep focused, despite working in a very loud, moved environment.
Now after 9 sessions I was sharp and ready for all the challenges to come. It really helped me a lot with my self confidence and to know myself as a leader.
Cristina is really patient and observative and her ability to ask the right question was always key to my development.
Since then, I have been promoted 3 times and I am very happy with the impact this process had on my development, so I could reach my career goals.
I highly recommend the executive coach with Cristina to walk beside you in any moment of your career.”

Gabriella Giacomini – Hospitality

.Coaching – Natalie Rossiter

Cristina are an incredible person to work with. 

Her empathy, patience, listening, friendliness, true willingness to help and genuine care for others are a few qualities that make a difference. Cristina’s positive energy is infectious.

She is patient, yet very clear when going through the programme. Cristina keeps everything on track but recognizes the bigger underlying issues that cause the original problem.

Her skills to help people open-up are undeniable.

Throughout the one-on-one training sessions, which I took in addition to the Coaching process, her input was always based on knowledge of human actions and communications. Her background and experience helps others to relate to their own situations.

Her experience in customer service environment, having dealt with similar issues and objectives shows authenticity when working through problems. Her real life stories and journey helps when using examples to show authenticity.

Cristina has made a significant difference in my personal and career life, and I will be always grateful. I will continue to work with Cristina for as long as I can, and would highly recommend her to any of my friends or colleagues.

Natalie Rossiter – Sales