After years of struggling with demanding jobs I didn’t really enjoy, working for other people to fill in their pockets with money that I worked very hard to generate (and none of that money ended up in my own pocket, ever…), and feeling utterly frustrated with the lack of flexibility and reciprocity in different workplaces, I was finally made redundant… Twice… In 2009 and 2011.
Ever since I could remember I’ve had the feeling that I was meant to be doing something much more meaningful and fulfilling. There had to be something much better for me out there.
I say ‘finally’ because making my jobs redundant became turning points in my professional career and probably the best thing that ever happened to me! It made me realise that I had been doing the wrong thing for far too long!
There was no way I was going to continue down the same path and I decided to set up my own business, make my own rules and create the lifestyle I adored and had always dreamt of. I decided that my dream wasn’t going to be a dream anymore and I became determined to make life happen for me, rather than ‘to me’.
My name is Beatriz
I am the Founder and Director of Leadership Unfolded Ltd. I am a certified Leadership Coach and an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner passionate about helping ambitious individuals, executives and entrepreneurs make the business of their dreams become a reality and create the freedom and lifestyle they deserve.
Through my one-on-one and group coaching programmes and intensives, I provide clients with the right platform and tools to solve their biggest pains, dysfunctions and key challenges, explore the opportunities they may be missing, and create the best possible conditions for business success and growth.
Top ten fun facts you need to know about me:
I was born in a lovely corner of the globe in Southern Spain, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. I like to think that I was a mermaid in my previous life (Shhh, don’t tell anyone)
My London apartment is sooo full of books that I am considering moving to a bigger place. Interested in reading my top 10 books list?
My biggest dilemma happens when I need to decide how to spend my free time. Do I visit a museum or do I start a new book? Aaargh!
My sponsored child lives in Kenya and he would like to become an Accountant when he grows up. How cool is that!
I can’t wait to start learning windsurfing!
I can speak fluent Spanish, read in German, understand French and have a conversation with an Italian even though I don’t speak a word of the language. Una cerveza per favore
I have lost count of the large number of pictures I have of Marilyn Monroe. My friends keep asking me ‘why Marilyn?’ and I keep saying ‘why not Marilyn?’
Ask me anything about movie soundtracks. I probably haven’t watched the movie but I will surely know who the music composer is.
I love anything to do with Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses, mythology rocks!
Traveling and learning is a combination I find hard to resist!
Beatriz Valverde Garzón is a Spanish born national living in London, UK. She is a certified leadership coach and accredited emotional intelligence practitioner with vast experience working with executives, entrepreneurs and small groups.
Following a productive period of international corporate business development jobs in the UK, US, Spain and Germany, she felt that something was amiss and she experienced two job redundancies in a three year period.
It was her wake up call to reframe life, change directions and decide to live her life by her rules. In 2012, she embarked on a powerful journey of personal development and became a certified coach and an emotional intelligence practitioner.
In 2013, she wrote ‘7 Steps to Become an Impressive Communicator’, a book that has helped thousands of readers since it was first published. In 2015 she set up Leadership Unfolded Ltd., a company dedicated to empower ambitious individuals, executives and entrepreneurs who wish to set up and grow their own passion-fuelled businesses.
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