Gisella Casolaro

Career & Business Success Coach

MY BACKGROUND
> Born and raised in Italy as a trilingual citizen of the world (Italian/ Spanish/ English)
> Degree in Political Science + Master in Marketing & Strategic Communications
> Specialised for 14 years in Marketing communications working for 20+ agencies in London 
> Qualified as a Personal Performance Coach in March 2020 with a distinction grade 
> Delivered 50+ coaching sessions in the last 6 months receiving raving testimonials.

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I can guide you to shape and achieve YOUR version of Career Success, whatever that means for you.

You see, for many people work is something they must do because it pays the bills... but at some point they become aware that something is MISSING: they don't feel FULFILLED in what they're doing.

What often happens is that a journey of self-exploration starts... reading self-help books, buying various online courses or attending group events of all kinds of gurus. We naturally look for a low-cost solution first, to gain some enlightenment by ourselves. If you do find the solution that way, great! If you don’t, or if it’s taking too long to get to the end point you want, it’s time to get a coach on board to ACHIEVE your goals.

Only a Personal Coach can get to know your UNIQUE combination of skills, values, beliefs, desires, strengths, fears and gaps of knowledge and tailor the support to YOUR needs. And if you decide to start your own business or grow the one you have, you will need an expert in Marketing to PLAN for your business success!

What I have learnt having gone through it myself is this: the journey to success goes from being EMPOWERED to becoming ME-POWERED. That’s what I call being a me-powered pro.

MY RANGE OF SERVICES (TO BE PERSONALISED FOR YOU)
1. Personal Performance Coaching: Gain clarity on who you are as a professional > Maximise your awareness of what you want > Identify what success means to you now > Define a plan of how to get it and when > Appreciate that you have the ability to overcome any barriers > Learn new tools to stay on track > Grow at every step of the way

2. Career Success Mentoring: Master your job application process > Build confidence in selling yourself > Define your strategic personal branding > Optimise your CV/Resume and LinkedIn profile content > Perfect your candidate profile to match your ideal job > Make your plan-B to transition into a new career or sector > Prepare before your interviews to maximise your chances > Grow your management/ leadership skills  

3. Business and Marketing consulting: 360◦ business planning and marketing communications > Gain clarity on your KPIs and your roadmap to business success > Collect your strategic marketing quick wins + medium/ long term go-to-market recommendations > Define your brand identity, market positioning and product proposition > Get bespoke marketing communication plans > Receive written content for your campaigns > Joint marketing + performance coaching for solopreneurs

4. Professional language translations: CV + LinkedIn profile translation from Italian to English or from Spanish to English > Copy content translation of any marketing material from Italian to English or from Spanish to English, including transcreation service for the UK market

OUTCOMES FROM WORKING WITH ME
> Maximum self-awareness
> Immediate change activation
> Long term career/life transformation
> Massive self-confidence boost
> Actionable plans towards your goals
> Clarity on your strategic personal branding 
> Bespoke marketing solutions for your business
> Empowerment, accountability, championship.


Skype ID:
gisella.casolaro

Email:
gisella@mepoweredpro.com 

Visit my website:

Connect me on LinkedIn:

Follow my FB Page:

Read my Career Success Blog:

When I decided to take the sessions with Gisella I was really in need of help, feeling lost after the recent decision I had made to relocate to the UK and start a new career. From the first contact to the last session she demonstrated to work in a very inspiring, clear and consistent way. The sessions where fundamental to understand the steps I should take to lead the positive outcomes that I wished. This journey empowered me to be in charge of the changes I need. I know I have a long path ahead, but I feel like I just learnt to walk again!

Daniela Missio

Agribusiness consultant

I have so much gratitude and appreciation for my coach Gisella! Working with her has greatly helped me with my business that I wanted to expand. Even though I had experience, I did not have focus and did not know how to grow. Gisella created a safe space and clear framework for me to explore. She is focused and completely engaged. I could always feel her warmth, her trust and her determination at every step of my journey. Her skilled coaching opened doors and possibilities I didn’t know existed! Thanks to her I have so much more confidence and clarity in how I can grow my business. She is a great coach!

Sonia Yu-Ching Kuo

Hypnotherapist and Holistic healer

Gisella has helped raise my self-awareness on the whole and more specifically about my career aspirations, what motivates me and is important for me. From session 1 where I thought I knew what I wanted from my career to session 3 where I became certain of how it’s changed in the present. I now feel that my goal is much more realistic and achievable in a shorter time than what I had assumed and unconsciously put off. I feel more prepared to reach it and aware of HOW to reach it with the actions that were set. I’ve learnt so much with Gisella and I feel more in control about my goal and confident that there is time to achieve it or change it entirely!

Nassim Khalili

Marketing Account manager

I worked with Gisella on my desire to get a new job in an editorial office. As a result of our 4 sessions, I've developed much more awareness of the things that are most important to me in a job position. This helped me realise exactly how capable I am, I've developed new skills for dealing with rejection and learnt how to change direction whenever I encounter setbacks. I feel that I am well on the way to landing the perfect job and as a result of the coaching I feel that I will be more than ready for it when the time comes. I’ve felt listened to, respected and supported by Gisella and for that I am very grateful.

Sophie Dixon

Junior writer and Nanny

At the beginning I was unaware of when I wanted to achieve my goals and kind of left it to fate! Throughout my sessions with Gisella I realised that I am in charge of achieving what I want in my career and of making the life changes that I want. This gave me a lot of energy to take actions and I got a lot done, which feels good! I am proud of myself for taking steps forward towards my dream and now I am happy for each small step that I take. Gisella made me think and at the same time was very accommodating. I also learnt what’s blocking me and I feel so much more confident about my ability to achieve success.

Agnieszka Malesa

SPA Coordinator and Fitness Instructor

When I started to be coached by Gisella I felt that my life was going out of control and I was very stressed. Gisella was there to help me open up to find the answers to all these new questions and my mind started to change: I could see the things that I needed to fix first, like my own limitations. She challenged me a lot to look inside to discover what I really want to do in my professional life. My three sessions with Gisella gave me the input I needed to start to make a change. Now I see things in a different way. I have gone from being a chronic pessimist to a motivated person who wants to do better and believes I can.

Antonio Mongiu

Customer service manager

My coaching sessions with Gisella got me a lot more focused about my goal of getting clients. From our very first session, I felt that Gisella pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me take massive action to achieve my goals. By Gisella pushing me to take action I had to put my hesitation aside and do what I needed to do. Now I feel great as I am on my own path and doing what I need to. I say ‘I think..’ a lot and am more sure about what I want. I feel motivated and excited. I feel I can really accomplish big things if I put my mind to it and I have many clients compared to when we started.

Panos Agamemnos

Music Producer and Videographer

The sessions with Gisella gave me clarity on what I want to do now and in future. They helped me connect with myself and understand better what I value and is important to me which in turn made me less stressed and happier. Gisella helped me narrow down my priorities and set a clear goal. Before the sessions it was a blurred collage of multiple ideas; now I feel good about my future. Gisella was a perfect fit for me since she comes from the marketing world and has plenty of experience in it. She was very personal and friendly. I was looking forward to my sessions with her and I am sad they are over, but they gave me the strength to keep going and wake up with a purpose in my day and life. I am glad I signed up for them with her :) 

Catherine Lankiewicz

Digital Marketing manager

The sessions with Gisella gave me the first tools to analyse myself as a young professional by highlighting strengths and weaknesses to develop a conscious growth. I could see the benefits since the very first session in which I could finally understand my value: before, I felt very lost and discouraged. Now I can identify a potential niche and how to be successful in working there. Gisella knows how to put you at ease to make each session count. You can see that she knows what she's doing so you feel you are in good hands. She's very professional, positive and always ready to smile when needed.

Annalisa Moscatiello

Travel Expert and Translator

My Business Coaching sessions helped me to have more clarity about what to focus on in my business. Gisella helped me to re-identify my niche and the clients I want to serve. Her feedback on my website and Facebook page were so valuable. I have also realised that branding is very important and it's something I will work on. Before our sessions, I did not have a clear message and was trying to serve everyone but the biggest impact from the coaching I received was creating a plan of action for my short-term goals. Talking to Gisella made realise the value of talking to someone with real marketing experience and not just social media. I love how she really listened to me and was always trying to add value with great tips on things I could do.

Nuno Lobato

Digital SEO Consultant

From somebody who is not a big fan of coaching, I can report that after just one session with Gisella, I have learnt so much! She has inspired me and given me helpful feedback about my portfolio and countless recommendations to help with my business. I will go back for additional sessions both for myself and for my partner's business.Thank you so much for your help Gisella!

Bruna Allain

Web Designer
At the end of our discovery call we’ll identify how to best structure my services for you.
Here is some generic info about the different practices I can offer during our engagement.
  • Coaching is a form of intervention delivered in a Question & Answer format, aimed at supporting people in finding the path most suitable to them to get from where they are today to where they want to be in future. Coaching is a learning journey you go through and your coach is your travel companion leading the torch ahead of you. I am your facilitator: I help you find the answers to your own questions from inside you and set your agenda. You are in charge of the direction you take, to achieve the results that you want.
  • Mentoring is a practice where expertise in a specific subject matter is passed on to you directly from a mentor, to strengthen your learning and self-development. Contrary to coaching, a mentor does provide advice to the specific problems you bring to the table so it’s important that this is confined only to the areas of strong expertise of any mentor.
  • Consulting is a service where specialist knowledge is used by an expert to recommend or also deliver specific solutions to the problems you had. In my case, this relates to the marketing and communications services outlined above.
This is dependant on the clarity, scale, size, urgency and present status of your goals – we can work together on short, mid-term or long-term personal goals or also on immediate project type of business needs. Once we have our discovery chat, we will have a good idea on how to best schedule my support services to you.

As coaching is a journey, I am usually booked for 3 to 6 sessions over a period of 1 to 4 months for maximum short term impact. This would be particularly helpful in this COVID-19 crisis.

I also offer longer-term support to address multiple Challenge Scenarios. Here are some of the ones I've helped my coachees on so far:
  1. to come out stronger after a burnout associated to their job
  2. to identify their best alternative to a job they dislike
  3. to handle their present job-seeker status with more confidence
  4. to maximise their journey to career progression
  5. to manage effectively their sudden redundancy status
  6. to make a plan to monetise a passion project or hobby
  7. to break the vicious cycle of being workaholic
  8. to identify the path to pursue when there are too many options
  9. to find a solution when they don’t know what career path to pursue
  10. to find their way out from a mid-life and career crisis
  11. to settle in and adapt into a new work environment
  12. to manage effectively their work environment they perceive as toxic
  13. to get the right mindset and make a plan to start a business
  14. to achieve work/life balance
The only way to know if I am right for you is to get to know me directly by booking a free consultation with me. What I can anticipate is my total commitment to your success, as if your goals were my own goals. 

While you should always check the actual qualification and real-life professional experience of your potential coach, it is also important to get a good vibe from them so I would advise to have some face-to-face time first with any coach you are considering.


During my 14-year experience working for agencies in London I acquired a vast knowledge base which I can effectively transfer to solving the problems of solopreneurs or small businesses.
Here is an overview of the experience which I can put at your service.
  • Sectors covered: telco, automotive, healthcare, technology, entertainment, insurance, retail, public sector, media, consumer electronics, charities, beer, business services, FS
  • Ex clients you may know: Kaspersky, Nissan, O2, UPC, Vodafone, GSK, Sky, HSBC, RBS, Guinness, News International, Sennheiser, Morrisons, Nokia, Royal Mail, Hill's, Eucerin, Bennetts, Samsung, WWF
  • Regional focus: UK, Italy, Pan-European, global
  • Comms delivered: B2C and B2B, consumer engagement, branding, brand awareness and activation, product launch, loyalty programme, customer acquisition and retention, cross/ up-selling, lead generation, behaviour-change campaigns, fundraising, data-led CRM and integrated digital comms
  • Areas of input: Client Service success; marketing and communications strategy and planning, KPI setting, market research, brand or product launch strategy, contact journey planning, content planning across Owned, Paid and Social, content adaptation from Italian or Spanish to English

Gisella Casolaro

Career & Business Success Coach

About Me

MY BACKGROUND
> Born and raised in Italy as a trilingual citizen of the world (Italian/ Spanish/ English)
> Degree in Political Science + Master in Marketing & Strategic Communications
> Specialised for 14 years in Marketing communications working for 20+ agencies in London 
> Qualified as a Personal Performance Coach in March 2020 with a distinction grade 
> Delivered 50+ coaching sessions in the last 6 months receiving raving testimonials.

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
I can guide you to shape and achieve YOUR version of Career Success, whatever that means for you.

You see, for many people work is something they must do because it pays the bills... but at some point they become aware that something is MISSING: they don't feel FULFILLED in what they're doing.

What often happens is that a journey of self-exploration starts... reading self-help books, buying various online courses or attending group events of all kinds of gurus. We naturally look for a low-cost solution first, to gain some enlightenment by ourselves. If you do find the solution that way, great! If you don’t, or if it’s taking too long to get to the end point you want, it’s time to get a coach on board to ACHIEVE your goals.

Only a Personal Coach can get to know your UNIQUE combination of skills, values, beliefs, desires, strengths, fears and gaps of knowledge and tailor the support to YOUR needs. And if you decide to start your own business or grow the one you have, you will need an expert in Marketing to PLAN for your business success!

What I have learnt having gone through it myself is this: the journey to success goes from being EMPOWERED to becoming ME-POWERED. That’s what I call being a me-powered pro.

MY RANGE OF SERVICES (TO BE PERSONALISED FOR YOU)
1. Personal Performance Coaching: Gain clarity on who you are as a professional > Maximise your awareness of what you want > Identify what success means to you now > Define a plan of how to get it and when > Appreciate that you have the ability to overcome any barriers > Learn new tools to stay on track > Grow at every step of the way

2. Career Success Mentoring: Master your job application process > Build confidence in selling yourself > Define your strategic personal branding > Optimise your CV/Resume and LinkedIn profile content > Perfect your candidate profile to match your ideal job > Make your plan-B to transition into a new career or sector > Prepare before your interviews to maximise your chances > Grow your management/ leadership skills  

3. Business and Marketing consulting: 360◦ business planning and marketing communications > Gain clarity on your KPIs and your roadmap to business success > Collect your strategic marketing quick wins + medium/ long term go-to-market recommendations > Define your brand identity, market positioning and product proposition > Get bespoke marketing communication plans > Receive written content for your campaigns > Joint marketing + performance coaching for solopreneurs

4. Professional language translations: CV + LinkedIn profile translation from Italian to English or from Spanish to English > Copy content translation of any marketing material from Italian to English or from Spanish to English, including transcreation service for the UK market

OUTCOMES FROM WORKING WITH ME
> Maximum self-awareness
> Immediate change activation
> Long term career/life transformation
> Massive self-confidence boost
> Actionable plans towards your goals
> Clarity on your strategic personal branding 
> Bespoke marketing solutions for your business
> Empowerment, accountability, championship.


Skype ID:
gisella.casolaro

Email:
gisella@mepoweredpro.com 

Visit my website:

Connect me on LinkedIn:

Follow my FB Page:

Read my Career Success Blog:

Book Me

Testimonials

When I decided to take the sessions with Gisella I was really in need of help, feeling lost after the recent decision I had made to relocate to the UK and start a new career. From the first contact to the last session she demonstrated to work in a very inspiring, clear and consistent way. The sessions where fundamental to understand the steps I should take to lead the positive outcomes that I wished. This journey empowered me to be in charge of the changes I need. I know I have a long path ahead, but I feel like I just learnt to walk again!

Daniela Missio

Agribusiness consultant

I have so much gratitude and appreciation for my coach Gisella! Working with her has greatly helped me with my business that I wanted to expand. Even though I had experience, I did not have focus and did not know how to grow. Gisella created a safe space and clear framework for me to explore. She is focused and completely engaged. I could always feel her warmth, her trust and her determination at every step of my journey. Her skilled coaching opened doors and possibilities I didn’t know existed! Thanks to her I have so much more confidence and clarity in how I can grow my business. She is a great coach!

Sonia Yu-Ching Kuo

Hypnotherapist and Holistic healer

Gisella has helped raise my self-awareness on the whole and more specifically about my career aspirations, what motivates me and is important for me. From session 1 where I thought I knew what I wanted from my career to session 3 where I became certain of how it’s changed in the present. I now feel that my goal is much more realistic and achievable in a shorter time than what I had assumed and unconsciously put off. I feel more prepared to reach it and aware of HOW to reach it with the actions that were set. I’ve learnt so much with Gisella and I feel more in control about my goal and confident that there is time to achieve it or change it entirely!

Nassim Khalili

Marketing Account manager

I worked with Gisella on my desire to get a new job in an editorial office. As a result of our 4 sessions, I've developed much more awareness of the things that are most important to me in a job position. This helped me realise exactly how capable I am, I've developed new skills for dealing with rejection and learnt how to change direction whenever I encounter setbacks. I feel that I am well on the way to landing the perfect job and as a result of the coaching I feel that I will be more than ready for it when the time comes. I’ve felt listened to, respected and supported by Gisella and for that I am very grateful.

Sophie Dixon

Junior writer and Nanny

At the beginning I was unaware of when I wanted to achieve my goals and kind of left it to fate! Throughout my sessions with Gisella I realised that I am in charge of achieving what I want in my career and of making the life changes that I want. This gave me a lot of energy to take actions and I got a lot done, which feels good! I am proud of myself for taking steps forward towards my dream and now I am happy for each small step that I take. Gisella made me think and at the same time was very accommodating. I also learnt what’s blocking me and I feel so much more confident about my ability to achieve success.

Agnieszka Malesa

SPA Coordinator and Fitness Instructor

When I started to be coached by Gisella I felt that my life was going out of control and I was very stressed. Gisella was there to help me open up to find the answers to all these new questions and my mind started to change: I could see the things that I needed to fix first, like my own limitations. She challenged me a lot to look inside to discover what I really want to do in my professional life. My three sessions with Gisella gave me the input I needed to start to make a change. Now I see things in a different way. I have gone from being a chronic pessimist to a motivated person who wants to do better and believes I can.

Antonio Mongiu

Customer service manager

My coaching sessions with Gisella got me a lot more focused about my goal of getting clients. From our very first session, I felt that Gisella pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me take massive action to achieve my goals. By Gisella pushing me to take action I had to put my hesitation aside and do what I needed to do. Now I feel great as I am on my own path and doing what I need to. I say ‘I think..’ a lot and am more sure about what I want. I feel motivated and excited. I feel I can really accomplish big things if I put my mind to it and I have many clients compared to when we started.

Panos Agamemnos

Music Producer and Videographer

The sessions with Gisella gave me clarity on what I want to do now and in future. They helped me connect with myself and understand better what I value and is important to me which in turn made me less stressed and happier. Gisella helped me narrow down my priorities and set a clear goal. Before the sessions it was a blurred collage of multiple ideas; now I feel good about my future. Gisella was a perfect fit for me since she comes from the marketing world and has plenty of experience in it. She was very personal and friendly. I was looking forward to my sessions with her and I am sad they are over, but they gave me the strength to keep going and wake up with a purpose in my day and life. I am glad I signed up for them with her :) 

Catherine Lankiewicz

Digital Marketing manager

The sessions with Gisella gave me the first tools to analyse myself as a young professional by highlighting strengths and weaknesses to develop a conscious growth. I could see the benefits since the very first session in which I could finally understand my value: before, I felt very lost and discouraged. Now I can identify a potential niche and how to be successful in working there. Gisella knows how to put you at ease to make each session count. You can see that she knows what she's doing so you feel you are in good hands. She's very professional, positive and always ready to smile when needed.

Annalisa Moscatiello

Travel Expert and Translator

My Business Coaching sessions helped me to have more clarity about what to focus on in my business. Gisella helped me to re-identify my niche and the clients I want to serve. Her feedback on my website and Facebook page were so valuable. I have also realised that branding is very important and it's something I will work on. Before our sessions, I did not have a clear message and was trying to serve everyone but the biggest impact from the coaching I received was creating a plan of action for my short-term goals. Talking to Gisella made realise the value of talking to someone with real marketing experience and not just social media. I love how she really listened to me and was always trying to add value with great tips on things I could do.

Nuno Lobato

Digital SEO Consultant

From somebody who is not a big fan of coaching, I can report that after just one session with Gisella, I have learnt so much! She has inspired me and given me helpful feedback about my portfolio and countless recommendations to help with my business. I will go back for additional sessions both for myself and for my partner's business.Thank you so much for your help Gisella!

Bruna Allain

Web Designer

FAQ

At the end of our discovery call we’ll identify how to best structure my services for you.
Here is some generic info about the different practices I can offer during our engagement.
  • Coaching is a form of intervention delivered in a Question & Answer format, aimed at supporting people in finding the path most suitable to them to get from where they are today to where they want to be in future. Coaching is a learning journey you go through and your coach is your travel companion leading the torch ahead of you. I am your facilitator: I help you find the answers to your own questions from inside you and set your agenda. You are in charge of the direction you take, to achieve the results that you want.
  • Mentoring is a practice where expertise in a specific subject matter is passed on to you directly from a mentor, to strengthen your learning and self-development. Contrary to coaching, a mentor does provide advice to the specific problems you bring to the table so it’s important that this is confined only to the areas of strong expertise of any mentor.
  • Consulting is a service where specialist knowledge is used by an expert to recommend or also deliver specific solutions to the problems you had. In my case, this relates to the marketing and communications services outlined above.
This is dependant on the clarity, scale, size, urgency and present status of your goals – we can work together on short, mid-term or long-term personal goals or also on immediate project type of business needs. Once we have our discovery chat, we will have a good idea on how to best schedule my support services to you.

As coaching is a journey, I am usually booked for 3 to 6 sessions over a period of 1 to 4 months for maximum short term impact. This would be particularly helpful in this COVID-19 crisis.

I also offer longer-term support to address multiple Challenge Scenarios. Here are some of the ones I've helped my coachees on so far:
  1. to come out stronger after a burnout associated to their job
  2. to identify their best alternative to a job they dislike
  3. to handle their present job-seeker status with more confidence
  4. to maximise their journey to career progression
  5. to manage effectively their sudden redundancy status
  6. to make a plan to monetise a passion project or hobby
  7. to break the vicious cycle of being workaholic
  8. to identify the path to pursue when there are too many options
  9. to find a solution when they don’t know what career path to pursue
  10. to find their way out from a mid-life and career crisis
  11. to settle in and adapt into a new work environment
  12. to manage effectively their work environment they perceive as toxic
  13. to get the right mindset and make a plan to start a business
  14. to achieve work/life balance
The only way to know if I am right for you is to get to know me directly by booking a free consultation with me. What I can anticipate is my total commitment to your success, as if your goals were my own goals. 

While you should always check the actual qualification and real-life professional experience of your potential coach, it is also important to get a good vibe from them so I would advise to have some face-to-face time first with any coach you are considering.


During my 14-year experience working for agencies in London I acquired a vast knowledge base which I can effectively transfer to solving the problems of solopreneurs or small businesses.
Here is an overview of the experience which I can put at your service.
  • Sectors covered: telco, automotive, healthcare, technology, entertainment, insurance, retail, public sector, media, consumer electronics, charities, beer, business services, FS
  • Ex clients you may know: Kaspersky, Nissan, O2, UPC, Vodafone, GSK, Sky, HSBC, RBS, Guinness, News International, Sennheiser, Morrisons, Nokia, Royal Mail, Hill's, Eucerin, Bennetts, Samsung, WWF
  • Regional focus: UK, Italy, Pan-European, global
  • Comms delivered: B2C and B2B, consumer engagement, branding, brand awareness and activation, product launch, loyalty programme, customer acquisition and retention, cross/ up-selling, lead generation, behaviour-change campaigns, fundraising, data-led CRM and integrated digital comms
  • Areas of input: Client Service success; marketing and communications strategy and planning, KPI setting, market research, brand or product launch strategy, contact journey planning, content planning across Owned, Paid and Social, content adaptation from Italian or Spanish to English