« DEVELOP YOUR FULL LOBBYIST AND HUMAN POTENTIAL! »


Athenora COACHING
YOUR coaching AGENCY FOR ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE LOBBYING

MISSION

Our coaching services help lobbyists to improve their performance ethically and provide a sustainable contribution to European Institutions

Services

Executive coachingDevelop your leadership skills, exemplify vision and mission, motivate your employees.

Management coachingDevelop communications, management style and your employees’ talent.

Team coachingMotivate your teams and improve their well-being and dynamics.

Board coachingImprove the cohesion, dynamics and strategic capacity of your board.

Mentoring

MentoringBe at the top of your game. Our senior lobbyists can help you develop your communication and influencing skills in an ethical, sustainable manner.

Training

TrainingLearn how to improve your lobbying performance and soft skills.

Consulting

ConsultingConduct a diagnostic of your organisation: resources, governance, team dynamics, skills that need to be developed.
Craft a lobbying strategy and set up an influence campaign.

Team

Executive coaches

Annabel
Bourgois

Nathalie
Fabro

Feryal
Hassaïne

Emmanuel
Henrard

Alexandra
D’Hoore

Cécile
Leburton

Cédric
Lefebvre

Chris
Markens

Tina
de Meeus

Pierre
Mine

Julien
de Le Vingne

Noëlle
Vonthron

Senior lobbyist mentors

Stéphane
Desselas

President

Natacha
Clarac

Managing Director

Noëlle
Vonthron

Director

Contact us

Send us a message

Natacha ClaracManaging Director


Noëlle VonthronDirector


Axelle ArbonnierDevelopment Manager

Phone+32(0)2 280 39 94

Address66, avenue de Cortenbergh
1000 Brussels

Two minutes from the Berlaymont building and the Rond-point Schuman.

Worldwide globetrotter, I had the opportunity to experience diverse approaches to develop leadership in an inspiring spirit
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a kangourou

I am most proud of my daughter

My personal motto: Everything is possible

My mentor: Jean-Yves Mine

My highest quality: My humor, even if my friends might not agree!

3 words to define me as coach: tolerant, accessible, empowering

My favorite inspirational quote: Success Is Going from Failure to Failure Without Losing Your Enthusiasm (W.Churchill)

For me, lobbying is the art of influencing others

My passion and sensitivity, combined with a bright mind, make me a unique leader to facilitate cutting edge leadership skills for the 21st century.
I  work in Flemish/Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

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If I were an animal, I would be a cheetah

I am most proud of my life journey and all the people that join me on it

My personal motto : My beliefs and intentions shape my reality

My mentor: Tara Brach

My highest quality: courage

3 words to define me as coach: deepness, presence, co-creation

My favorite inspirational quote: rather a poem: Kipling's IF

For me, lobbying is influencing people to achieve something bigger, a new stage, a paradigm

I focused my skills on Leadership- and Team coaching. My coaching style is caring, transparent and fun, yet focused and challenging.
I work in German, English and French.

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If I were an animal, I would be an Orca whale

I am most proud of my children and to have created my life in a fulfilling way, in ownership and awareness of my responsibilities, despite many adversities along the way.

My personal motto: In a world, in which you can be anything, be kind.

My mentor: The Dalai Lama

My highest quality: Caring

3 words to define me as coach: Compassionate, Telling hard-truth, Spaciousness

My favorite inspirational quote: “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.” - Oprah Winfrey

For me lobbying is Attempting to influence major actors in business and government to create legislation or conduct an activity that is in the interest of a particular organisation or sector.

My mission is to help people to become aware of their potential, their freedom and their creativity.
I work in Dutch, French and English

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If I were an animal, I would be a Phoenix

I am most proud of my willingness to look my own demons in the eye

My motto: life is a gift to help us realize who we truly are.

My mentor: Beatrice Wood

My highest quality : creativity

My 3 qualities as coach are: courage, aliveness and creativity

My favorite quote: “There is something more important than ideas. It is freedom from ideas. For a Buddhist to be attached to any doctrine, even a Buddhist one, is to betray the Buddha.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

For me lobbying is communicating true information to people in power so they feel empowered to make the right decisions in service of the people they represent. 

Passionate about the question of ‘meaning’, I support individuals and collectives to contact their resources and exploit their full potential.
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal I would be a bat

I am most proud of my resilience

My motto: There is a way, even if I can't see it yet.

My mentor: Leonardo Di Caprio

My highest quality: Energetic

My 3 qualities as coach are: Kind, Generous, Empowering

My favorite quote : "Ne prenez pas vos désirs pour des banalités", Brigitte Fontaine

For me lobbying is the opportunity to bring a change

I am a trainer, talent and organizational development consultant and certified coach for senior executives and managers to improve their leadership and management styles. I am supportive, pragmatic and empathic. I got a specialisation  in Prevention of burnout.
I work in German, English and French.

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If I were an animal, I would be a Puma

I am most proud of my resilience

My motto: Life is beautiful – whatever happens is a learning experience

My mentor: Stéphane Hessel 

My biggest quality: sincerity

My 3 qualities as coach are: authentic/warm/persistent

My favorite quote: Beyond doing well or doing badly exists a space. That is where I will meet you. Rumi

For me lobbying is communicating true information to people in power so they feel empowered to make the right decisions in service of the people they represent. 

Agile in all types of environments (VUCA), accustomed to profound and meaningful questioning and transitional management, I get to the essence of who you are in your organizations for a difference to be made.
I work in French and English

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If I were an animal, I would be a horse

I am proud of my PhD in resilience in my life. And proud to observe that I have passed along this legacy to my children.

My motto: 'A winner is a dreamer who never gives up' 

My mentor: Nelson Mandela

My biggest quality: generosity

My 3 qualities as coach are: Curious, Creative, Courageous

My favorite quote: ' When you blame others you give up your power to change. Take responsibility for your future.'  Chris Voss

For me lobbying is Lobbying ?

I cultivate leaders' presence and increase the impact on their environment. I align, under pressure, managers' behavior with their personal values, for a powerful and inspiring leadership and strengthen cohesion and facilitate cultural transformation processes.
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a bear

I am most proud of living a life which is most often in line with what I care about (love, dignity, meaning, and transmission) without jeopardizing performance and sustainable impact

My motto: “We are what we practice”

My mentor: Bill Gates

My highest quality : I love and trust people and I believe in their ability to do good

My 3 qualities as coach are: Trustworthy, Pragmatic, Challenging

My favorite quote : “First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do” - Epictecus

For me, lobbying has to be a way to support sustainable change for more meaningful productivity.

I am passionate about inspiring others to learn more about themselves, gain new perspectives on their issues, such that they can grow as a person and find their own solutions.
I work in French, German, Flemish and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a wolf

I am most of having reinvented myself after a personal life crisis. 

My motto: Everybody has potential that can be developed. 

My mentor: Marshall Rosenberg

My highest quality: positive 

My 3 qualities as coach are : Integrity, ambition, inspiration

My favorite quote: It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela

For me lobbying is about exerting an influence to make sure that individual or organisational interests and needs are taken into consideration

I empower executives and entrepreneurs to fulfill themselves and their objectives in the areas of career design, performance optimisation, time and stress management, work‐life harmonisation, or burnout prevention, support and follow-up.
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a centaur

I am most proud of living from my passions.

My motto: If there is no solution, there is no problem.

My mentor: Leonor Fini

My highest quality: Integrity

My 3 qualities as coach are : Benevolent, optimistic, a sense of humour.

My favorite quote: The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are (CG Jung)

For me lobbying is using the right levers to advance your cause.

I have three passions: Coaching, theater and skills assessment. Creativity is in my DNA which allows me to propose powerful role plays.
I work in French

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If I were an animal: A wild horse 

I am most proud of: To love and to be loved

My motto: "It isn't because things are difficult that we don't dare, it's because we don't dare that they are difficult."

My mentor: Anton Tchekhov for his understanding of human sensitivity.

My highest quality: Tenacity

My 3 qualities as mentor are: Creative, demanding and curious

My favorite quote : Our great mistake is to try to get from everyone in particular the virtues he does not have and to neglect the ones he has »  Marguerite Yourcenar 

For me lobbying is building links that influence positively the future

Educated as a lawyer, EU lobbyist for more than 25 years, I am a serial entrepreneur, loving creating new organizations and bodies (more than 6 in 15 years !). I made lots of personal development for more than 10 years and became a certified coach in 2015. I am also a senior trainer. I like very much training, coaching or mentoring new people to make them developing all their full potential. I would define myself a as an humble guide.
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal I would be a cheetah

I am most proud of having built two beautiful organizations Athenora Consulting and Coaching, my team and my family!

My motto: “No errors, just feed back !” NLP

My mentor: Ramana Maharshi

My highest quality: Loyalty and Integrity

My 3 qualities as mentor are: Creative, pushy, kind

My favorite quote : 'By reality and perfection, I mean the same “, Spinoza 

For me lobbying is a tool for helping European Institutions to find the best and more practical solutions in order to benefit  for the whole society !

Educated as a political scientist, EU lobbyist for more than 15 years, I like building strategies and managing complicated EU campaigns. I am passionate about European Union politics. I am a senior trainer and a mentor for many lobbyists that like very much my expertise, human touch and sense of humor. I am very good at making new ideas and projects being real to manage them !
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a cat

I am most proud of finding source of happiness in the little things of everyday life at work and with my family

My motto: Everything is possible!

My mentor: Simone Veil

My highest quality: Optimistic

My 3 qualities as mentor are : Quality of listening, no judgment, I believe in human potential

My favorite quote: The follies are the only things you'll never regret. - Oscar Wilde

For me the lobbying profession is a legitimate and integral part of our democratic political process. By mobilizing and empowering stakeholders from a wide range of different interests through targeted engagement in the policy process, lobbying helps to create more accountable political choices.

Former lobbyist, I accompany individuals and groups in order to give them the tools to communicate better: assertiveness, constructive feedback, non-violent communication, trainings to develop the posture of “Manager Coach” among executives and managers.
I work in French and English.

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If I were an animal, I would be a Lynx

I am most proud of following the path that is calling me

My motto: Heaven helps those who help themselves

My mentor: Matthieu Ricard

My highest quality: Authenticity

My 3 qualities as mentor are : Benevolent, supportive, non-complacent

My favorite quote:

« It’s impossible », said Pride
« It’s risky », said Experience
« It’s pointless », said Reason
« Give it a try”, whispered Heart

For me lobbying is the Art of influencing influential people in a sustainable and ethical manner