Certo Coaching & Consulting


The quality of the relationship makes the difference.

Certo, a human-sized enterprise

Partnering with clients at individual, team, and organizational levels to address the challenges that are hindering performance.

"Where there's a will, there's a way!"

Following the famous proverb, Certo Coaching & Consulting was founded in 2013 with the firm belief that a positive outlook is not only an asset, it's what broadens the horizon of possibility - particularly when taking on any initiative to enhance performance which, after all, implies change.

Certo takes inspiration from Appreciative Inquiry, a powerful methodology for accompanying individual and organizational change. In tackling a challenge, this approach calls for maintaining a curious mind in order to value what's working well or what's "right", explore a better or ideal future, and then direct attention, energy, and other resources to making it happen.

Certo's Focus & Approaches:

Certo's primary areas of focus include Self-Leadership, Leadership, and Talent. Our work entails raising awareness and leveraging strengths, personal preferences, and soft skills - such as emotional and social intelligence competencies. According to the need, we consult, coach, and / or facilitate using as appropriate a palette of tools including assessments and 360°s.

Certo's services at a glance.

From leadership coaching and assessments to team building and workshops, see how Certo partners with organizations, employees, and leaders for sustainable performance.

Clients share about their experience.

Certo's diverse portfolio of clients includes multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, learning institutions, and private clients working in English and French.

See what Certo's clients say or get in touch to request more information.

Certo's Core:

Values: Authenticity, determination, trust, quality, and results are what you can expect when partnering with Certo.

Mission: Certo's purpose is to foster ongoing learning, growth, and achievement.

Vision: A world of greater possibilities. (We can make a brighter today and tomorrow.)

Certo Collaborates:

Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) - The Global Entrepreneurship Network's purpose is to act as a platform that makes it easier for people around the world to start and scale a business. Since 2008, GEN organizes the Global Entrepreneurship Week dedicated to cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit. GEW takes place every year in November.

The Flourishing Circle - An alliance of professionals envisioning and contributing to a possible better world where sustainable increases in performance and well-being are achieved by accompanying transformational change and the flourishing of character strengths. Founded by coach colleague Jaume Gallifa, MBA, ACC of Gallifa & Partner LLC.

To enroll in the October 3rd information session, click on the image.

Curious about Mindfulness & Character Strengths?

The next on-line program begins on October 24, 2020: Leading Self & Others with Focus.

Co-facilitated by Dana and Jaume (special guest), this series of retreat-style workshops is both interactive and informative.

To discover the program starting October 24th and reserve your seat, click on the image.

Over a series of 1/2-day on-line retreats, we leverage the Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP) program by Ryan Niemiec and emotional intelligence work by Daniel Goleman to fine-tune our leadership.

Leading Self & Others with Focus is a unique program taking place from October 24 to December 5, 2020 on-line.

Dana, a Coach, Consultant, Facilitator, & Small Business Owner

Dedicated to ongoing learning, growth, and achievement.

Meet Dana

My role as a trusted partner is to accompany leaders, employees, and organizations on their path to accomplishment.

Determination is one of my key personal values which, according to StrengthsFinder 2.0, explains why Achiever is at the top of my innate talents.

Relator and Learner come next so it is no wonder that I spend my time as a Coach, Consultant, and Facilitator developing relationships and settings that are conducive to learning, growth, and achievement.

As for many of us, change has been a constant throughout my professional life: change of country, company, role, industry, etc. Having pursued a career in International Human Resources and then in Professional Coaching, I have experienced corporate and academic working environments in Europe as well as the challenge and rewards of owning and running a small business.

Although I wear multiple hats, you will find in my career and work activities a common theme of personal and professional development. As a self-directed learner, learning environments have always motivated me. Today I find contributing to the development and the success of others to be a rewarding and inspiring experience - a true win-win.

Dana L. Walden


What are you aspiring to accomplish?

Behind my trademark question you will find a solid belief that our aspirations are important as well as a strong orientation towards achievement.

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What are you aspiring to accomplish?