Giovanna is the Founder Partner & CEO of Asterys (formerly Life Coach Lab). She works as an Executive Coach mainly with CEOs, directors and management teams of Italian and international companies in the areas of personal transformation and effectiveness, interpersonal competencies and emotional intelligence, development of conscious leadership competencies and balance between private and professional life.
Giovanna loves working together with organisations that want to develop or change their leadership culture and to implement new shared values. She is currently qualified as a Master Certified Coach.
She did her coach training at Coach University, in Colorado and has also conducted studies in emotional intelligence, personal transformation, transpersonal psychology, systemic constellations. She founded the Federazione Italiana Coach (now ICF Italia, the Italian chapter of the most important international association of coaching professionals, the International Coach Federation), of which she was the first President in 2002.
Since 2004 she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the International Coach Federation (www.coachfederation.org), as Director at-large, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer and, in 2010, as President. Giovanna D’Alessio, with an MBA at La Jolla University (San Diego, CA) founded and ran a communications agency for 5 years when aged only 20. She then spent 7 years at Saatchi & Saatchi as a Client Director.
From 1998 she worked for Yahoo! Inc. first as the head of the Italian start-up, then in the European headquarters as Marketing Director for Europe. In 2001 she redirected her life around coaching and leadership development.
In 2003 Giovanna wrote the book “Come dire No ed essere ancora più apprezzati” (How to say no and still be appreciated) published by Sperling & Kupfer. It can be bought on Amazon.
Her latest book, “Il potere di cambiare” (The power to change), published in February, has already been reprinted. Find it on Amazon.
Giovanna’s personal website: www.giovannadalessio.com