Life is too short for rehearsals.
Take the stage, it’s showtime!
Have you ever thought about moving abroad for personal or professional growth purposes? Switching careers after years in the market? Starting from scratch, pursuing something completely new? Changing habits, improving relationships, shifting paths, growing? Using a language you’ve studied for years but still doesn’t feel you can speak?
What stops you from doing that?
I’m Ana Cristina Casagrande, Trilingual Lead Trainer & Transition Head Coach, and I have been through each of the aforementioned transformations. I taught languages for many years and, close to 40, I decided to do more and coaching gave the push I needed to change my career path.
Yes! You can!
This challenging experience and the preparation I sought laid the foundation for me to be able to help and support people who are looking for more, providing them with tools to deal with frustrations, fears, insecurities, comfort zones, obstacles, and do something different NOW.
"A year ago, I started feeling bad, unhappy, anxious, and lacking perspective. I didn’t know what was going on, but I wasn’t feeling good and didn’t know what to do. Being coached by Ana Cristina Casagrande worked like magic! Kind and charismatic, she helped me think differently and rethink some aspects of my life. I’ve become her fan and a fan of her coaching"Eneida Saraiva - Stay-at-Home Mom, Pirajuí/SP, Brazil
"Back then, it was what I really needed professionally. It was important to believe more in myself and know that I could fit in. Besides, Ana was a great friend, guiding me and giving me a slap on the wrist when necessary."Silvia Palhares - Journalist, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"I’m still growing and willing to get better, and I know this is a great starting point. My experience with Cris was extremely important. I stopped reading too much into things and began to have a more positive attitude towards problems. Thinking before acting, putting myself in other people’s shoes, and being more careful when speaking. We understand better conflicts and get our act together, we have new experiences and stop being so hard on ourselves. I think everyone should go through such an uplifting experience."Maiara Ziemkiewicz - Model, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"I had little interest, in spite of my curiosity. Much to my surprise though, I was intrigued at how I’d been shifting my focus away from what really mattered – my well-being. The experience of being coached by Cris exceeded my expectations – I found answers! With every session I understood better who I was and every side of the woman I am: professional, wife, daughter, and friend. With every finding more questions arise with regards to what the future has in store for me, but I’m sure being happy with ourselves should always come first."Stephanie Colombo - Production Manager, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"I was looking for opportunities to connect with myself, pursuing many things, going to many places. But along came Ana and out of an unassuming conversation came a partner to help me along the way. I had three months of personal and professional growth, inspiring conversations, thought-provoking exercises, defying standards, and an amazing sense of freedom! Thank you, Ana. Our conversations still resonate in my daily life."Pedro Vieira - Creative Director, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"Cris was instrumental in my professional rediscovery. She helped me turn anguish into drive, but most importantly, highlight my strengths and move forward."Michele Pines - HR, Psychologist, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"I really liked the sessions with you as well as the group sessions. To me, it is a great tool to see your problems/challenges through different lenses and solve them quickly. I especially liked your advice with regards to “speaking a single language”. Putting yourself on other people’s shoes is good, but won’t solve everything if you’re not communicating on the “same” level. The sessions helped me take my communication to the next level, trust myself more, and not let my inner balance be based on external feedback. It was very helpful to keep a “diary”. Recapping the day helped me implement better my tools and focus on my goals. Without it I fell back into “old” habits. It was also nice to discuss and understand other people’s experiences in the group sessions. I really hope to continue speaking this new language."Simone Otto - Controller, Cologne, Germany
"It was very important – vital I’d say – for what happened next. After being laid off, I didn’t know where to go. That shakes your confidence, and takes a toll on your self-esteem and overall quality of life. But coaching restored my self-esteem and made me realize that being fired is not the end of the world. At the same time, it helped me see better the opportunities around me and grab them, and as a result I landed a job at a better company, with more visibility. Today I realize I was the wrong person at a wrong job, and if I’d known coaching before, I would’ve left the company to pursue the job I have today, which makes much more sense in my current moment. Coaching helped me understand my goals, the moment I was living, and the steps I had to go through, improve, or get rid of to show my qualities and potential to a company that doesn’t take them for granted."Caio Bertechini – Bank Manager, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
"At first, I was skeptical, but as the coaching sessions go by we realize our attitude changes. It as if everything that didn’t belong in you found the way out because it doesn’t serve you anymore or needs to change. However, the best part is that the changes only become visible when the world and your personal and professional relationships make you take a stand. That’s the best part: the surprise. The change is sublime and extremely profound. It is really worth every penny and the time you put into it, as your sense of accomplishment is highly satisfying. People around know there’s something different about you, but they can’t tell what, how or when."Laura Freitas – Psychologist and Businesswoman, Sorocaba/SP, Brazil
"Cris began coaching me in 2017 and I’d say she has a gift for listening and showing paths very subtly, without pushing a change of posture or attitude on the client. She’s highly approachable and extremely empathetic from day 1. She helped me rethink my choices and priorities, find answers, and understand how we can have the universe on our side. I plan to get back as soon as possible, because I’ve managed to change professional plans and get my act together (slowly, as she made me realize this transition should happen). I totally recommend it."Mônica Molha Romero – Physiotherapist and Child Sleep Consultant, São Paulo/SP, Brazil