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I navigated change at the age of 6,
when I lived in Libya for a year with my family.
I navigated change in my work of 13+ years as an R&D scientist,
moving from Italy to Finland to Germany, and constantly managing the change and ambiguity of research.
I navigated change by raising my family abroad, and
I navigated change revolutionising my job from research and development team leader to certified Coach trained in Solution-Focused and Awareness-Based System Change models.
I learnt to get CLARITY and
become NAVIGATOR OF MY CHANGE.
I am a certified Coach (ICF ACC, EMCC SP) and accredited Team Coach (EMCC ITCA) helping you to
GAIN CLARITY and NAVIGATE YOUR CHANGE
through Solution-Focused and Awareness-Based models.
I coach in Italian, English and German.
I operate as a MENTOR AND CERTIFIED COACH FOR CHANGE | Leadership & Team Coach | Workshop Facilitator and Experiential Trainer to help clients shape their response to change and CHANGE BETTER.
I was born in 1982 in Italy. I have been living since 2013 with my wife and my three daughters in Freiburg, Germany.
I hold a Ph.D. in the field of photovoltaic energy systems (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, and Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland). I worked at the research institute Fraunhofer ISE (Institute for Solar Energy Systems) and at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, for seven years, serving as team leader and coordinator of international projects.
My 13+ years of experience in research and development (R&D) centres across Europe have given me valuable insights into leading teams, public speaking, mentoring careers, coordinating international projects, and fostering innovation.
I see myself as a BRIDGE-BUILDER between the worlds of business, R&D and human development.
I link visionary and operational thinking through:
1. crafting a clear vision of the response to challenges
2. translating problems into goals,
3. taking courageous actions,
4. highlighting progress.
OUTSIDE OF WORK, you can find me practising kung-fu, hiking in the mountains, walking the Camino de Santiago, playing djembe, deepening Mindfulness, working with 15 other Theory U practitioners to bring spirituality into the workplace, developing my passion for couple coaching through a project I founded or enjoying my wife and my 3 daughters in Freiburg (DE).
I am deeply attracted by the Aristotelian concept of Eudaimonia, the personal flourishing and self-realisation:
becoming what I am.
My COACHING PHILOSOPHY is rooted in my inner calling to accompany people towards their fulfilment: to grow the relationship and connection with oneself, the people around and one’s environment.
My COACHING STYLE:
Creative, Empathetic, Positive-Oriented, Solution-Focused, Awareness-based
This is WHAT OTHER SAY ABOUT ME through the Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE):
“Simone creates deep relationships and effective teaming.
He helps evoke awareness and see the bigger picture.
He guides people to set up actions aligned with who they are.”
Through fellow travellers and life masters, I got the following qualifications:
- Life Coach practitioner (Evolutive Coaching®, Incoaching school, Italy)
- Solution-Focused Team Coach (Solution Academy, Germany)
- LPP Coach (LINC Personality Profiler Coach, LINC GmbH, Germany)
- Systemic Experiential Trainer (N.E.W. Institut, Freiburg)
- Mountain hiking guide (DAV – Deutsche Alpen Verein)
Additional trainings I include in my coaching are:
- Awareness-Based System Change model of Theory U (Otto Scharmer, Presencing Institute, MIT, Boston)
- Mindfulness (European Center for Mindfulness, Freiburg)
- ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Training)
- Coaching for the spiritual life (Incoaching school, Italy)
- Living and Leading with Spiritual Intelligence (ThreeIn, Germany)
- Positive Intelligence (PQ®, Shirzad Chamine)
Evolutive Coach through the professional coaching program of “Incoaching” school
Associated Certified Coach and Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
LINC Institute certified Coach & Trainer for the Personality Profiler (LPP)
Systemic Experiential Trainer through N.E.W. Institute
Accredited Senior Practitioner Coach and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
Accredited Practitioner Team Coach and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
Certified Solutions Academy Team Coach (Solution-Focused approach)
Positive Intelligence Foundation Program for Coaching in Mental Fitness
Undergoing training for Awareness-Based System Change practitioner certification
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My R&D experience says about me
- 4 years of PhD and research at the CHOSE laboratory (Rome) and Aalto University (Helsinki)
- 2 years as a researcher at the Dyepower Consortium (Rome)
- 7 years as researcher, team leader (10+ team members) and project manager (budget 3+ M€) at Fraunhofer ISE (Freiburg)
- Author and co-author of peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals (H.I. index 17+)
- 3 patents filed
- Career mentor
- Speaker and invited speaker at various international conferences and workshops
As a Coach and Trainer with extensive experience in academia and in the R&D sector, I support innovation and growth by driving R&D leaders and teams to create clarity and navigate change.
The “VIA Survey of Character Strengths” says about me
The VIA Institut coordinated by Martin E. P. Seligman (known as the father of modern positive psychology) proposes an interesting instrument that assesses an individual’s character strengths and virtues, the VIA Character Strengths Survey.
«Knowing and applying your highest character strengths is the key to you being your best self»VIA Institut
These are my first six virtues:
Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
The LINC Personality Profiler (LPP) says about me
The LINC PERSONALITY PROFILER (LPP) is an online personality test offered by the LINC Institute, based on the most established model of personality psychology – the BIG FIVE.
The LPP creates a highly differentiated profile based on three elements:
- Character traits: “how do I behave?”
- Motives: “what drives me?”
- Competences: “What am I particularly good at?“
Curious to know more? I am an LPP certified coach. I can help you take and debrief your assessment.
Here are my five main competences:
I say about me
I’ve always thought:
“What if, at the age of 70, I look back on my life and see that I could have dared to follow that intuition within me, the ‘Beauty-that-was-for-me’, but that I did not have the COURAGE to listen and hear myself?”
Driven by this thought, I took a leap in the dark and I navigated a new change.
“The acorn wants to become an oak” says James Hillman:
each individual comes into the world with a unique image, one’ s UNIQUENESS (the Dàimōn), which demands to be fulfilled in order to bring happiness, harmony and fullness into one’ s life.
This is what I keep pursuing.