"Eight months ago I was promoted to CFO – and while I am an expert on complex financial transactions, my challenge was to lead a team of over 250 people across three continents. Our VP of HR introduced me to a number of qualified executive coaches, and I decided to work with Anne. Her corporate background and her global experience intrigued me. Anne's warm but firm coaching style really brought out the best in me. Now I recognize and leverage the strength of cultural diversity, and we are well on our way to building a cohesive team."
"My North of Neutral coach was a tremendous help … through our conversations I was able to draw out my strengths and the confidence I needed to deliver."
"I was lucky to get Anne's help as a coach at the exact time when I needed it. Anne helped instill confidence in my strengths. She is a terrific professional with a friendly, open approach, sensitive ear, positive attitude, and invaluable insight."
"Anne helped me figure out some of my key strengths which wouldn't have drawn my attention otherwise. We worked together to develop an action plan on how I could best position these strengths to advance my personal brand and career objectives. She was very proactive in anticipating the issues I would bring to every coaching session and took time to get on the phone at short notices (even with her busy schedule) to follow-up and advise me at critical junctures. I look forward to benefiting from her experienced guidance through my future career."
"I selected my North of Neutral coach for solid industry experience, personal credentials, and coaching experience. My coach's background covered all aspects, so I could trust the judgment and coaching advice."
"I loved working with you! When we started working together, I knew that I was unhappy with my work-life balance, working 80-hour weeks and struggling to find time for my five-year-old son. Over the course of three months working together, you helped me get a better understanding of who I am, what my passions are, and how I can go about getting what makes me fulfilled and happy, both at work and on the home front. More importantly, you were always there to encourage me and to acknowledge every baby-step success along the way. Mille Grazie!"
"The North of Neutral team has been very valuable for me and I would always trust them with other career topics."
"As a graduate of the number-one MBA program in Europe, I wouldn't settle for just any executive coach. What sets Anne apart from other coaches is her extensive schooling at leading institutions, her real-world business savvy with top corporate brands, and her truly global outlook and experience. She is a gifted coach who is a deep listener, is supportive, and is not afraid to ask powerful questions that bring out the best in people."
"Taking a Myers-Briggs test was an enlightening exercise. The true value-add, however, was working with a professional executive coach to gain a more holistic perspective on who I am and how I can leverage my strengths and navigate key weaknesses. My North of Neutral coach's approach involved probing and thoughtful discourse which allowed me to forge a path to achieve my goals."
"Dr. Lueneburger ran a workshop on 'Positive Lasting Change' at our institute. It offered an invaluable introduction to self-assessment tools and equipped our participants with key management skills and resources to bring about change – in themselves and in others. Topics covered included the power of positive emotions, appreciative inquiry and emotional savvy."
"Anne is a uniquely talented professional whom I have known since we met at INSEAD in 1998, where we ran workshops on interviewing skills together. Her warm personality, sincere interest in people and extensive human resources experience make her the coach you will want to hire to produce results."
"The North of Neutral team provides a step-by-step approach that is truly customized and in tune with your needs. They are not afraid to ask pointed questions, to offer candid feedback and to hold clients accountable. Their years of corporate experience offer the necessary perspective to advise business clients effectively."
"Many people seem apprehensive at first about the idea of using a coach. Anne's dedication to her clients really stands out – she is professional yet personable, patient and understanding, but she also holds you to what you said you were going to accomplish in a given time frame. Anne is THE person to go to when you need assistance in running your own business."
"You were of great help in summarizing and profiling my past experiences into a compelling and coherent story. Your broad professional experience (BCG, etc.) is by itself an asset when it comes to supporting people who are not really sure of what they want to do. Europeans who want to work in the U.S. and vice versa greatly benefit from your cross-cultural background. You are very dynamic, always willing to help, always accessible, and easy to work with."
"I was a participant in one of Anne's workshops on change in New York City and I thought it was a great experience. I particularly liked her creative approaches and how she was able to introduce serious content with a good sense of humor – definitely eight hours well invested!"
"Wow! I always knew I wanted to start my own business, but only thanks to your coaching was I able to take this final step to realize my dreams – to believe in myself and to land where I am meant to be. The name of your business 'north of neutral' is more than appropriate – your strength focused coaching has allowed me to focus on my assets and to enjoy life, professionally and personally."
"The North of Neutral team offered a systematic and at the same time customized and flexible approach to coaching. I am beginning to grasp what my professional calling looks like and how I can realize a fulfilled professional and personal life. I have developed a profound sense of who I am and what my skills, interests, and passions are. I understand now where I am, where I want to be, and what I need to do to reach my goals."
"I had a life-changing experience with Anne. My experience with her was truly rewarding. She kept me very well focused on my goal and she was very friendly and could be tough at times when needed. She is very responsive and extremely resourceful. She provided me with invaluable insights for networking that I'm still using. I look forward to the next opportunity to work with her again."
"The genuine and enthusiastic style of my North of Neutral coach made her very easy to work with. She coached me on three different levels: personal leadership, relationship building, and finding the right resources. With her help I identified my signature strengths and explored how I could best leverage these for personal and professional impact."