Nos coaches pour les SIA Finalists 2017

Biliana Vassileva

Biliana is passionate about designing, facilitating and coaching the emergence of co-created organizational cultures based on radical collaboration for social innovation.

Biliana started her career 20 years ago working for the United Nations in the health sector. Then she moved to South-East Asia, where she worked with the United Nations and NGOs on women’s empowerment, health and education. Additionally, Biliana curated more than 50 conferences on Laos and Thai history, culture and current affairs. At present, she: 1) coaches multidisciplinary teams in finding innovative solutions to persisting social problems; 2) supports the Impact Hub Association in designing their future; 3) curates contents and happiness for G3iD; and 4) trains and supports refugees in facilitating “Designing Your Life” workshops in their languages within their communities.

She holds Master’s Degrees in Sociology and Leadership Innovation & Change; and is a certified Executive & Organizational Business Coach for Social Change.

Biliana loves laughing, dancing, and skiing.

Mukul Kumar

With more than 25 years of experience in sustainable economic development spanning work on projects in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, Mukul has a passion for “bridging the implementation gap”.

He has extensive program design, finance, implementation and monitoring experience and has worked on different roles like founding and managing his own social enterprises, business coach for innovative initiatives, working for a donor government (Switzerland), to consultant, advisor and mentor. Over the years, in his work and life, Mukul tries to follow the principle of “feet on the ground and head in the sky”, i.e. to keep a good balance between practice and theory.

Born in India, he has a Bachelor from Trent University, Canada; a Master in International Economics and Management from SDA Bocconi, Italy; and a Certificate in Socially Responsible Finance from the Institute of Social Banking and Alanus University, Germany. He has been living in Switzerland since 1993.

Martine Corthésy

J’accompagne des gens passionnés, habités par de profondes valeurs humaines, dans la réalisation très concrète de leur projet professionnel ou personnel.

Pour qu’ils puissent faire ce qu’ils aiment faire et être qui ils sont vraiment.

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Tony Cooke

Tony is the founding CEO of OPEN, One Planet Business.

Tony is an adventurer by nature and can count climbing in the Himalayas and sailing the wrong way across the Atlantic alongside his achievements as a serial social entrepreneur.

He has dedicated his career to the sustainable business agenda and brings particular expertise in planning and leading complex multi-stakeholder partnerships, having worked internationally over many years with leading organisations across a variety of sectors to develop strategies for sustainable futures.

He holds a One Planet MBA with distinction from the University of Exeter Business School and a Bachelors degree in Resource Management from the University of Reading.

When not leading OPEN, Tony is actively involved in business education, teaching on the One Planet MBA at the University of Exeter Business School and at the Moller Centre for Executive Education at the University of Cambridge.

He is a WWF One Planet Leader and holds Fellowships with the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Society of Arts and St George’s House, Windsor Castle.

Rutger Quak

Rutger is a Personal Productivity Coach, an Entrepreneur, and a Project Manager. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs, ambitious employees and executives to achieve more of the things that matter most to them. He has gained extensive experience as a Project Manager, and he has lead multiple project teams in the renewable energy sector. After having worked in a large cooperation for many years, he recently found that he is more into entrepreneurship and innovation. He started his own company as a coach, and he is involved in a couple of social enterprises and projects.
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Gabrielle Lods

Impact entrepreneur Gabrielle Lods has always cared about sustainability, she started selling cloth diapers with her brand Sustain a Bum, kept going with menstrual cups with Sustain a Living and now offers vegan & paraben free condoms with clear and transparent ingredients through the Green Condom Club.

Beat Edelmann

Beat is passionate about seeing people and organizations learn and grow. After his Master's degree in social work he counseled visually impaired persons for eight years. Then he held positions in further education, web projects, internal communication, IT projects, online marketing and training, He worked in private companies as well as in non-profit organizations, on the Swiss and the international level. He speaks English, French and German fluently, and has a fair knowledge of Spanish and Persian. In 2016 he started working as an independent coach.

Every person and every situation is different. With his approach he helps individuals and groups to grow and to find the solution that fits them. His professional career, his life experience as a father and his interest in a broad range of subjects gives him an exceptional understanding of the many challenges of business and private life. He emphasizes interdisciplinary thinking and exchange.

He likes swimming, watching movies, traveling, hosting travelers and learning more about the Iranian culture.

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