About Me

Hi,

I'M ANA.

I'm a leadership and career coach/consultant, solopreneur, and an enthusiastic 

 

PRACTICAL OPTIMIST.

 

I'm dedicated to helping individuals thrive by weaving the science of peak PEAK PERFORMANCE and 

 

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE into the process.

A Brazilian-born world traveler based in New York, I feel lucky for the eclectic career background and education that have provided me with a broad perspective and set of skills to support my driving passion: human development.​ 

 

From very early in my professional life, and after navigating the world of politics, non-profit, and the beauty industry, I learned how effective professionals embodied specific qualities involving emotional and social intelligence and powerful communication abilities.

 

I have also witnessed enough burnout, toxic leadership, and the "I can't wait for Friday” syndrome, often stemming from work environments that are not conducive to thriving experiences. 

 

While my clients come from various industries, they often share similar performance and time pressure challenges, adaptability to change, chronic stress, boundaries, and work or peer engagement. 

 

To help them, I developed the CHANGE method, a six-chapter program that integrates the science of peak performance, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, and mindfulness to facilitate positive behavior transformation. Its mission is to support individuals' specific goals and progress while staying attuned to the subtle interplay of continuing growth and lasting wellbeing.

 

My approach focuses specifically on the emotional content of behavior and high performance in sustainable development through mindful performance solutions.

 

Things you can expect to work on:

  • Emotional resilience

  • Habit and action mapping 

  • Presentation confidence

  • Leadership presence

 

I hold a professional coaching certification from iPec, an ICF-accredited program, a MA in Psychology and Education from Columbia University, and a BA in Communications.

 

I'm also a long student of meditation, Flow (the science of peak performance), and yoga which I’m certified to teach.

Here we are!

Fun facts: Nine truths and a lie.

  1. I ran the NYC marathon without training.
  2. I have traveled to over 50 countries.
  3. I cooked a Brazilian dish for Almodovar (I'm not a chef).
  4. I spent ten days silently meditating 12 hours a day in Nepal.
  5. I used to be able to do a headstand without using my hands.
  6. I froze while speaking at a UN event for 500 people.
  7. I played professional soccer for seven years.
  8. I have played guitar (Brazilian music) since I was 10.
  9. I almost got killed in a misidentification interaction with the police while visiting Zanzibar.
  10. I traveled to London for 24 hours to attend a Rolling Stones concert.

Testimonials

Ana was an inspiration! She was on point and led me through a professional transformation. She is easy to work with but also will intentionally push the limits and your comfort zone for the purpose of unlocking new internal growth. I reached out to Ana because I joined a large corporate environment in a leadership position, and was feeling the imposter syndrome. She guided me right out of it. It felt like she provided an imaginary mirror where I could more clearly see my value and reflect on my own self-worth, which helped me tremendously. Highly recommend working with Ana!

JULIE E. / SR DIRECTOR, EMAIL MARKETING AND AUTOMATION / 2U-NY