Testimonials

What can you expect from a coaching journey with me?

The women who experienced it share the results of their journey! 

Sometimes, even though you know where you need to go and what you need to do to get there, you need a little help.

I started my coaching journey lost in the woods and unable to appreciate the simple things that usually give me so much pleasure.

Thank you Virginie for being the guide I needed to find the compass and redirect my path again.

I’m now happily exploring the woods, navigating the trails and enjoying the journey as I go.

Catherine, Expatriate

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

When I started my journey with Virginie I was low in energy and high in self doubt. I lost my sense of purpose, did not know who I was anymore and especially who I wanted to be, what I was standing for.

With the support of Virginie I gradually regained confidence, clarified my priorities, created awareness on my talents, and dared to dream again. Virginie dares to challenge you, finds your blind spots whilst providing some comfort through this journey.  And importantly, makes it actionable.

Now, a few months later, my priorities are clear, my confidence is up, I’m ready to go for my dream, I found purpose again. 

Florence

Belgium

This can be your coaching experience!

Working with Virginie has been an absolutely wonderful experience! I saw 2 therapists who I did not click with at all prior to finding Virginie and the idea of life coaching.

This is exactly what I needed at this point in my life. The non-judgemental guidance, advice, and activities were clearly tailored for my specific needs and were extremely useful for me. We set out clear goals for coaching at the beginning and I’m comfortably on the path to achieving them!

I would 10/10 recommend working with her!

Maren, Humanitarian

Washington, USA

Working with Virginie has been a gift. She continues to lead me through a self-discovery journey of identifying what matters most to me in my career, whilst exploring my thoughts, and oftentimes self-limiting behaviours, to achieving my goals.

Her coaching has provided me with the confidence to prioritise my professional and personal development, and to make changes in internal thought processes that are fundamental to effectively managing my team and my own work.

At times, I wonder if she has ever had a more ‘resistant-to-self-change’ client than myself. Her patience, exercises and tools, tough love, encouragement and support are always provided at the right time, and in the right measure.

I am regularly surprised by how much I have absorbed from working with Virginie and our invaluable sessions; each and every time, there is something to learn from and to grow with. Virginie has both guided and challenged me to find my way, and to believe in myself.

Carrie – an evolving humanitarian citizen of the world

Liberia

Working with Virginie for me was a natural next step – extending past personal therapy to an exploration of how different habits and beliefs manifest in the workplace. Virginie offered me great perspective and the means to step back from my inner dialogue.

The results, for me, were immediate. She provided some great, practical tips to reframe my inner voice and reconsider what my true talents, passions and added value are. Through our work together I have regained a lot of my professional “self” and confidence, after a period of uncertainty and challenge at work. As a result, I feel more secure and have more fun in my career.

Elizabeth, Humanitarian

Rome, Italy

Working with Virginie is amazing and I would highly recommend her to any ambitious woman that is looking for support in a professional or life transition, to find inner balance or a fulfilled purposeful career. She is able to create a safe, supportive environment which is important for growth and self awareness.

Virginie helped me get on track and feel empowered that I can do what I need to do, by creating a beautiful space for me to organise my vision and put it into a tangible plan. Our one-on-one sessions allowed me to freely express my goals, ideas, insecurities, and hopes so that together we could figure out a special plan to get me where I want to be. Thank you!

Caroline, Human Resources

Berlin, Germany

Through my sessions with Virginie, I learned to conquer some deep-seated fears that were preventing me from relaunching my freelance career. I am now on my way to freelancing success thanks to her guidance, wisdom and insightful advice. I highly recommend Virginie to anyone who is suffering from a career setback or stuck in a rut.

Sharmila, Freelance technology writer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I met Virginie when I was at a cross-roads in my career and needed direction. Virginie was my sounding board and objective counsel providing me with practical and helpful tools to incorporate into my day-to-day.

Throughout my 12 weeks of working closely with Virginie, I gained strength of conviction, a deeper understanding of self and mindset growth which puts me in good stead to chart out my career and life moving forward.

Kimberly, Lawyer

Malaysia

started working with Virginie during a tough period in my life. My work-life balance was non-existent and I felt trapped in a series of toxic situations. What’s puzzling was that I seemed to be making choices that ended up being detrimental to my well-being and goals.

As a result I felt paralyzed about what I needed to do to change my life. What if I make the wrong decision and ended up in a worse place? So, I reached out to Virginie, hoping that she could help me make sense of the muddled path I had taken in my career and personal life.

She helped me realise that a lot of my decisions were made out of fear, and that I needed to embrace who I was rather than who I “should” be. I often denied my true passion, values – often at the cost of my health and well-being to pursue a path that I thought was practical but was not suited for me.                                                                                                                                                                           

Months later, my circumstances have changed immensely. Thanks to her guidance, I have obtained greater clarity of my career direction. I also took concrete steps to change direction – which included the way I worked & lived my life. At times, I thought of compromising, not sticking to my values (as I’ve always done). Virginie was firm with me, reminding me that I needed to do things differently. So stick to my guns I did – I’m not sure if I could’ve done it on my own without her guidance, to be honest. For example, I have even managed to carve out the mini career break for myself that I was far too afraid to pursue before.

So thanks, Virginie, for helping me gain the courage to change my life!”

Elizabeth, Senior writer (Content marketing)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The coaching journey with Virginie allowed me to identify the fears that were limiting myself and to redefine my priorities and objectives.

I feel better equipped now to take decisions that are aligned with what I want.

Amàlia, Humanitarian

Barcelona, Spain

“I hate my job. I don’t know how to wake up and go to work tomorrow. “

That was me only a few months ago. My new job had turned out to be a bad fit for me, and the situation at work had triggered a career crisis that was on its way to negatively affect other areas of my life, like my friendships and my relationship. I was stuck, and that was when a friend referred me to Virginie.

In our first two sessions, she helped me to develop strategies on how to better cope with my situation at work, how to focus on my strengths again, and how to establish a powerful routine to include more happiness and energy into my daily life.

As soon as I was feeling better, we started to tackle the bigger question about how I could move on in my career. The direction became clearer every time we spoke, and thanks to Virginie’s infinite positive energy and motivation I finally did it: I dared to dream again. Somewhere hidden behind fears and negative emotions, I re-discovered what I actually wanted to do. I took the chance of applying for a job with my dream company, even though it was in a different city – a step I probably wouldn’t have taken without Virginie’s encouragement and support.

I got the job, and only six months after my first session with Virginie I am now packing my bags to jump right into the adventure of working with my dream company in a new city, feeling light, happy and grateful, being excited and equipped for anything the new job and the future might bring!

Sophie, Digital Marketing Manager

Berlin, Germany

You also deserve happiness!

I am first time manager and really appreciate having Virginie as a coach. She helps me sees things from different perspective both professionally and in my personal life.

I enjoy having someone as a listening ear and to challenge my thoughts positively! Virginie has definitely contributed to the growth I’ve experienced over the past year!

Esther

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My journey with Virginie helped me get aware of some toxic thoughts that were draining my energy. I realised how and to what extent my inner judge and limiting beliefs were preventing me from accessing my dreams and potential while feeding the sensation of being stuck.  

Through her patient but firm guidance I got reconnected with the source of my creativity, learned how to nurture trust and self-care, and got the courage to explore new career paths. I’m very grateful for Virginie’s support and for the group she introduced me to. Every woman should get the chance to experience the healing power of sisterhood in any shape it might take.

Anna, Humanitarian

Rome, Italy

I initially contacted Virginie as I wanted to change jobs. Our conversations ended up covering much more than that, it gave me a broader perspective on the life I want which of course includes a career but looking at it as a whole has helped me achieve a better work/life balance.

Virginie is inspiring and has a practical approach which has helped me work through some of the challenges I have faced and start working towards the career I want. Our sessions have touched upon wide range of topics; work/life balance, communication, how to manage time better as well as several session/exercises on how to find my next dream job!

Tara, Humanitarian, Supply Chain Consultant

Rome, Italy

Thank you @Virginie RéalISE Coaching for being my great Mentor.
Your questions during our conversations brought me chances to look deeper inside myself for reflections, become more confident and positive.
You challenged me to become more courage and reminded me of self-compassion which helps to heal the inner child and see the beauty of life as it is!
Phuong, HR Business Partner Manager

Vietnam, Mentoring program for women with Cherie Blair Foundation

I started working with Virginie about 9 months ago when I was in a period of my life where I was faced with tough life and professional decisions and was living in a toxic environment. I needed to move forward with my life and make choices that would make me less miserable  and I needed  to have the confidence to prevent  such high levels of toxicity from affecting me. 

Through working with Virginie, I gained the confidence and courage to make tough life decisions that I realised were necessary for a more holistic, happier me. She listened to me and empathised when necessary, she gave me ‘tough love’ when I needed it, and she provided me with exercises to help me decide what I needed to change in my life.

Virginie also gave me the confidence to stand up for myself and value positive relationships. I feel I better surround myself with positive people now who lift me up and make me the best person I can be. I feel it has made me a better person and allows me to equally give back to these wonderful people. 

Even better, at the end of the coaching journey, I ended up with my dream job, I’m not sure I would have had the confidence to get this job before talking to Virginie. 

Virginie has so much wisdom, so many amazing exercises, she is a great listener and even a friend. As I embark on this complete new chapter of my life — I feel I will be able to fill this blank page with positive experiences, people, places etc partially from all I have learned from working with Virginie.

Laura, Humanitarian aid worker in external relations

American by birth, International citizen by nature

When I first met Virginie, it was the sixth month into my career, I was at a stage of burnout, lacked confidence, in the verge of losing my passion.  My goals were to achieve work-life balance, and to improve my leadership skills. After only six sessions, it was surprising how much my mind set has shifted.  My main take-aways:

  • Life is a marathon, not a sprint 
  • Pain is not needed for growth
  • I can achieve whatever I put my mind to
  • It’s okay to act on a plan that’s imperfect, there’s always time & space to improve things
  • I’m able to share my knowledge because I know more, even if it’s sharing to someone older

Virginie always asked clear and more in depth questions, leading me to reflecting on my decisions.  She showed me how to push myself to transform into a better, more effective person, who, at the same time, knows how to care for herself.  I never knew it was achievable.
I’m very grateful for Virginie’s guidance, and would 10/10 times recommend it to others. 

Maxine, teacher @Dignity for Children

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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