About Margo McClimans2019-07-04T14:57:11+02:00
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I believe in actions with meaning, and taking responsibility for my life and happiness.

My purpose is to bring joy to everyone I encounter and to inspire people to make choices based on emotional courage rather than avoiding uncomfortable situations.

Striving to live my purpose every day, I bring joy and courage to the learning and growth process with my clients.

I believe in actions with meaning, and taking responsibility for my life and happiness.

My purpose is to bring joy to everyone I encounter and to inspire people to make choices based on emotional courage rather than avoiding uncomfortable situations.

Striving to live my purpose every day, I bring joy and courage to the learning and growth process with my clients.

Margo McClimans CPCC

CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE COACH,
FACILITATOR, TRAINER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR

Designs and Delivers:

  • Leadership Development Training,
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Women’s Leadership/Diversity Programs
  • 1:1 Coaching for Executives and Individuals
  • Team Coaching and
  • Workshop Facilitation

Author of the book The Four Channels: A Businesswoman’s Guide to Cracking Confidence

I work with managers from Global 500 organizations to develop their “soft skills”. Oftentimes managers get promoted thanks to the high level of technical expertise they exhibit in their positions. They find themselves in charge of people in whom they are meant to foster the same talents, oftentimes without being given any training on how to do so. My clients build self-awareness and develop leadership skills such as motivation, conflict management, influencing, creating high performing teams, active listening, asserting, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty, personal confidence, change management, coaching, performance management, and more. In addition, one of my colleague s (Arzum Akduran) and I developed an open-enrolment leadership program for women leaders; called Whole Leadership.

I have worked with over 2000 managers from all levels, including managing director and country CEO level, hailing from over 60 nations. I work in English or Italian, have partial working knowledge of French and German and can read and write Arabic.

Citizen of the World

As an American who has lived in 6 countries on 3 continents and who also holds an Italian passport, I am often called a ‘citizen of the world’. In seeking a place to live which honors my values of nature, beauty, languages and fresh air, Switzerland captured my heart and is now home where I have settled with my family of 6.
Different languages, countries and cultures continue to fascinate me and that is why I love working with international groups and also specialize in intercultural leadership training.

Education & Background

My coaching certification is with the Coaches Training Institute (USA), and I hold an MBA in International Business (IT) and a Bachelor degree in International Relations (CH). Previous and parallel to being in the coaching world, I was in the natural stone business. At first as Purchasing Manager, then running my own import-export brokerage company (International Stone Consultancy) from Italy. At the start of my career, I worked for Bank One Investment Advisors in customer service and later for a small Italian software firm in marketing.

Margo McClimans CPCC

CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE COACH,
FACILITATOR, TRAINER, SPEAKER, AUTHOR

Designs and Delivers:

  • Leadership Development Training,
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Women’s Leadership/Diversity Programs
  • 1:1 Coaching for Executives and Individuals
  • Team Coaching and
  • Workshop Facilitation

Author of the book The Four Channels: A Businesswoman’s Guide to Cracking Confidence

I work with managers from Global 500 organizations to develop their “soft skills”. Oftentimes managers get promoted thanks to the high level of technical expertise they exhibit in their positions. They find themselves in charge of people in whom they are meant to foster the same talents, oftentimes without being given any training on how to do so. My clients build self-awareness and develop leadership skills such as motivation, conflict management, influencing, creating high performing teams, active listening, asserting, dealing with ambiguity and uncertainty, personal confidence, change management, coaching, performance management, and more. In addition, one of my colleague s (Arzum Akduran) and I developed an open-enrolment leadership program for women leaders; called Whole Leadership.

I have worked with over 2000 managers from all levels, including managing director and country CEO level, hailing from over 60 nations. I work in English or Italian, have partial working knowledge of French and German and can read and write Arabic.

Citizen of the World

As an American who has lived in 6 countries on 3 continents and who also holds an Italian passport, I am often called a ‘citizen of the world’.

In seeking a place to live which honors my values of nature, beauty, languages and fresh air, Switzerland captured my heart and is now home where I settled with my family of 6.

Different languages, countries and cultures continue to fascinate me and that is why I love working with international groups and also specialize in intercultural leadership training.

Education & Background

My coaching certification is with the Coaches Training Institute (USA), and I hold an MBA in International Business (IT) and a Bachelor degree in International Relations (CH).

Previous and parallel to being in the coaching world, I was in the natural stone business. At first as Purchasing Manager, then running my own import-export brokerage company (International Stone Consultancy) from Italy.

At the start of my career, I worked for Bank One Investment Advisors in customer service and later for a small Italian software firm in marketing.

Coaching Without Borders GmbH

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Beginning

I was “discovered” as a coach in 2005 in Italy, when I was approached by Al Ringleb, the director of the MBA program where I was an alumna of the class of 2003. He said, “I want to have a leadership program for the students with certified coaches, and I think you would be a great coach!” I replied, “What’s a coach?” (Back then there wasn’t a coach on every corner like there is now!)

I was running my own business as a broker in the Natural Stone import/export business, so I wasn’t sure about the proposal. However, the more I learned about coaching, the more I realized it would be something I would love. So I agreed to embark on the certification program and work part-time as a coach for the MBA students, while still running my stone business in parallel.

I was teamed up with Carla, Bing and Deby, 3 amazing people to design and deliver the first ever coaching and leadership program at CIMBA. Through the Coaches Training Institute’s Certified Professional Co-Active Coaching Program as well as through my colleagues, fellow participants, and my own coach, I learned loads and began a journey of personal work which changed my life forever.

How I got into “corporate work”

I had another lucky break when I was selected by Jim Mustacchia to join the coaches team of a newly launched experiential leadership program for a famous global company in 2007. From there, I met someone who brought me into another company to do coaching work, and from there, another company, and so on.

I am forever grateful to Al Ringleb and Jim Mustacchia who took a risk by selecting me as a coach for their customers when I was relatively young and inexperienced. I was inspired by their courage; I do my best to have the courage to take similar risks for promising colleagues and interns.

In 2010, working only a few days a year in Italy and travelling more than staying home, I decided to close the stone business and move to Zurich where I already had friends and clients. My coaching business continued to expand and in 2012 I took on my first assistant. Since 2015 I have the privilege to be supported by Jordana Arend (who is more of a CFO than an assistant).

Network

I have a network of around 2 dozen fellow coaches around the world who I partner with to co-lead larger deliveries. From US, to Portugal, to Spain, to the UK, to France, to Greece, to Israel, to Turkey, to Australia… We are really without borders. We work with leaders and teams in global organizations in Europe, the US and Asia.

Margo McClimans and Jordana Arend

Coaching Without Borders GmbH

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Beginning

I was “discovered” as a coach in 2005 in Italy, when I was approached by Al Ringleb, the director of the MBA program where I was an alumna of the class of 2003. He said, “I want to have a leadership program for the students with certified coaches, and I think you would be a great coach!” I replied, “What’s a coach?” (Back then there wasn’t a coach on every corner like there is now!)

I was running my own business as a broker in the Natural Stone import/export business, so I wasn’t sure about the proposal. However, the more I learned about coaching, the more I realized it would be something I would love. So I agreed to embark on the certification program and work part-time as a coach for the MBA students, while still running my stone business in parallel.

I was teamed up with Carla, Bing and Deby, 3 amazing people to design and deliver the first ever coaching and leadership program at CIMBA. Through the Coaches Training Institute’s Certified Professional Co-Active Coaching Program as well as through my colleagues, fellow participants, and my own coach, I learned loads and began a journey of personal work which changed my life forever.

How I got into “corporate work”

I had another lucky break when I was selected by Jim Mustacchia to join the coaches team of a newly launched experiential leadership program for a famous global company in 2007. From there, I met someone who brought me into another company to do coaching work, and from there, another company, and so on.

I am forever grateful to Al Ringleb and Jim Mustacchia who took a risk by selecting me as a coach for their customers when I was relatively young and inexperienced. I was inspired by their courage; I do my best to have the courage to take similar risks for promising colleagues and interns.

In 2010, working only a few days a year in Italy and travelling more than staying home, I decided to close the stone business and move to Zurich where I already had friends and clients. My coaching business continued to expand and in 2012 I took on my first assistant. Since 2015 I have the privilege to be supported by Jordana Arend (who is more of a CFO than an assistant).

Network

I have a network of around 2 dozen fellow coaches around the world who I partner with to co-lead larger deliveries. From US, to Portugal, to Spain, to the UK, to France, to Greece, to Israel, to Turkey, to Australia… We are really without borders. We work with leaders and teams in global organizations in Europe, the US and Asia.

Margo McClimans and Jordana Arend

Media Coverage

CTI Local Community Summit

Margo and her colleague Xavier Weibel co-lead the Zurich Local Summit, which was one of 38 Co-Active Summits in 15 countries spanning 12 time zones linked to the 2014 Global Co-Active Summit in Napa, CA, USA Recorded (10 apr 14)

What is leadership coaching?

Margo and her colleague Arzum Akduran were interviewed in Istanbul by Zeynep Erataman as part of CNBC-e’s “Son Baski” program (similar to CNBC’s Closing Bell) about their program Whole Leadership. Recorded (31 oct 2013)

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Media Coverage

CTI Local Community Summit

Margo and her colleague Xavier Weibel co-lead the Zurich Local Summit, which was one of 38 Co-Active Summits in 15 countries spanning 12 time zones linked to the 2014 Global Co-Active Summit in Napa, CA, USA Recorded (10 apr 14)

What is leadership coaching?

Margo and her colleague Arzum Akduran were interviewed in Istanbul by Zeynep Erataman as part of CNBC-e’s “Son Baski” program (similar to CNBC’s Closing Bell) about their program Whole Leadership. Recorded (31 oct 2013)

VIEW ALL MEDIA COVERAGE

Clients & Testimonials

Intense. Challenging. Tough at times. Enlightening. Rewarding.
I was Margo’s coachee for about one year through a talent program at Airbus. What a ride that was. Margo allowed me to dive deep on my own self, and from there better understand the complexity of interpersonal and group relationships where each individual is unique. Apart from the strong self-development, I have come out of the journey with Margo with a strong toolset which is allowing me to better navigate the complexities of work life. The importance of feedback, influencing and persuading, or managing conflict, were some of the topical areas addressed. Today, I feel more confident to embrace the challenges of tomorrow and I can’t thank enough Margo for that. I can’t wait for our paths to cross again.

Luis Ferreira,
Project Manager | Constellations and Future Space Business AIRBUS

Margo is an experienced and knowledgable coach. She supported me during Swiss Re´s management development program. She could quickly establish rapport and we kept in touch even after the program. She is a great sparring partner and a trusted advisor. “

Bela Tisoczki,
Organization and Talent Development manager at General Electric

Coaching has been for me a life-changing experience. Even better said, coaching gave me new life. A life where I finally found peace, love and joy. Coaching has changed the way I see and perceive the world. Coaching taught me who I am and who I can be. I feel like a dark veil has been taken away from my eyes. I can finally appreciate life and the people around me and all the beautiful gifts that life has to give. I have learned to love and accept myself, I have discovered compassion and purpose. “

G. Albano,
Financial Services Industry, Global Reinsurer
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