Career Guide: Olivia Landsberg
Olivia is an experienced coach, guide, facilitator and speaker who joined Position Ignition to build on her strong belief in helping individuals to get clear about their futures and in staying true to their core values.
She has had a successful and varied career working across a range of areas, industries and across the UK and Europe. Communication and creative thinking have remained a key theme for her, starting early on in her career as a teacher in France, a credit controller for a European textile company and then in her work as an award-winning radio producer. She was Head of Programme Development for an independent production company.
Olivia has worked as a coach for 11 years where her clients have included Centrica and Vodafone and her management development programmes have rolled out nationally. She has worked with young professionals on their career management at Ernst & Young and London Business School. She has also been involved with the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales, in their “Back to the Workplace” initiative and with the Prince’s Trust.
Her main focus when working with individuals is around helping people to develop a future that is built on clarity, integrity and is an expression of their core values, using her motto “the best way to predict the future is to create it”. She has worked with senior level executives as well as with medical professionals, accountants, barristers, writers, soldiers and prisoners.
Olivia's interest in coaching came from having taken on a coach herself when she was considering a career change in the early 1990s. This process generated for her a new era of clarity and confidence, with the by-product of renewed energy. She aims to engender in her clients, using an approach that combines rigour, empathy and warmth the same sort of energy, enthusiasm and clarity that she benefitted from.
Olivia studied modern languages at Durham University and is qualified in MBTI and the Team Diagnostic Assessment. She is an NLP Master Practitioner and is accredited by the International Coach Federation.