For more than twenty years in corporate Human Resources, Daniela knows that the greatest business results come from the most effective professional relationships.
For ING Group, Daniela progressively covered HR roles in Bucharest, Amsterdam and London. Her efforts throughout the company merited further promotion as she created and implemented effective strategies and programs for talent and management development, integrated elements of banking and insurance functions, as well as led multi-national project teams during both growth and cost containment.
At the top HR level in UniCredit Group, Daniela’s role as a senior vice-president saw her perform commendably through the company’s start-up, growth, acquisitions and mergers in Bucharest and later on, other European countries when based in the Milan headquarters. Daniela has additional experience working in FMCG and manufacturing industries in Europe.
Prior to her coaching and career in Human Resources, Daniela was a high school science teacher and an award winning television broadcast journalist.
Coaching is a natural extension and blend of Daniela’s familiarity in practical business know-how with her educational background, understanding of relationships and motivation for on-going positive development.
Clients commend Daniela’s coaching as “patient guiding…back to essentials” restoring an “objective reading of reality.” She is known for her “tact, sensitivity, sincerity…and firmness” in aiding her clients leverage their skills so that after coaching they could continue the development work.
Working and coaching throughout Europe, Daniela understands the complexities of global business environments and cross-cultural interactions. She has experienced and successfully navigated the challenges business leaders face. Daniela’s supportive and honest partnership aids her clients in being aware of and in honouring their values, achieving highest benefits for themselves, their families, organisations and communities.
Daniela lives in Birmingham, UK and coaches in English, Italian and Romanian. She works as a volunteer career coach for SmartWorks UK, a highly successful charity that offers two hour core dressing and interview preparation services to women returning to work, and is a STEM Ambassador, conveying the value of scientific subjects in schools across West Midlands.
Daniela has obtained certifications and accreditations from recognised worldwide organisations, such as the International Coaching Federation, Coaches Training Institute, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, Birkman International and the UK Chartered Institute for Personnel Development.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Bucharest and additionally holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies from Titu Maiorescu University in Bucharest. Daniela has been conferred QTS (qualified teacher status) in England.