She has a degree in Business Administration and an MBA’91 from ESADE. She is the founder and director of BCN COACHING SOLUTIONS.
Before discovering her true passion, coaching, and reorienting her career towards serving people, Ester acquired 16 years of broad and varied experience in the business world, starting as an employee and then becoming self-employed: six years in Marketing at multinationals (Henkel, Pepsico, Myrurgia), three years as an independent Marketing consultant for PYMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and seven years as an entrepreneur, co-creator and manager of an innovative concept of a children’s store (Babystock).
Ester Vilajoana has also completed the first cycle of the Bachelor Degree in Psychology at the UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) and she has been trained at the highest international level in the coaching and training centres with the greatest recognition in the United States and Britain (cradle of coaching). She is a Certified Professional Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI-USA) -accredited certification from ICF- and she also has a specialization in each of the areas of coaching that she works with at BCN COACHING SOLUTIONS. More specifically, to develop the highest level of services that she offers schools at BCN COACHING SOLUTIONS, Ester has the following qualifications:
Professional Youth Impact Coach (Coaching Diploma for teenagers and the educational community that accompanies them) from The Coaching Academy (UK). Ester was the first coach with a Youth Impact Coaching Diploma in Spain (diploma that can only be obtained in London) and since 2009 and together with Núria Rodríguez, she has been a pioneer in the development of specific programs for schools.
As mothers committed to their children’s education and coaches, they realized the positive impact that training in coaching could have on teenagers, as a complement to the academic and personal development already present in the educational institutions. And they decided to address it in a comprehensive way: by involving not only teenage students but also their teachers, their families and the School Management board.
Licensed Career Coach from Firework Coaching Co (UK).
Team Coach and Licensed Facilitator from TDA Authorized Team Coaching International (USA) and the Accredited Coach in BELBIN Team Roles methodology from BELBIN Associates (UK).
Certified in P1 Transformative Mindfulness from Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw (Canada).
Authorized DISC Personality System Administrator from PeopleKeys (USA) and Print Survey Authorized Administrator from Print Strategies for Coaches (USA).
Ester can develop her vocation and work in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Italian since she has lived in different countries throughout her life and has learned these different languages in their countries of origin.
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