1. Tell us a bit about yourself
Hi, I’m Debby Solivani, career and mindset coach, who helps professionals answer the question ‘What’s Next?’ in their career. I specifically help those people that aren’t fulfilled anymore in their job, but they need the clarity to decide where to go next. My clients are mainly in sales or in a commercial position and want to change but they feel stuck where they are.
I help them find where their passion is lies, how to change their mindset about going from unknown to well-known, and finally getting clear on their potential and their new career goal.
A bit about me: I’m a 40-year-old Italian mom, currently living in The Netherlands, with my husband and 3 cats. I love cooking (Italian cliché here) and writing. I found a new passion for yoga since I had to retire my horse and I cannot ride anymore. Champagne is my choice when it comes to my weekend drink.
2. What was your first job and how did you get it?
My real first job was in a customer support position for a big IT company. I found the job through word of mouth and I immediately applied. From there I moved from customer support to sales within a year and since then I stayed in sales for over 10 years.
3. How did you decide and get to your career today?
I’ve always been able to ‘read’ people and help them self-reflect on their behavior and the results they wanted to get. I became certified as a life coach in 2018, and the part that immediately got me was the mindset and thought work. I realized that a lot of our decisions in our career should always be guided by a well-trained mind. I have experience working in sales, so I decided to combine my passion for mindset work with career coaching to specifically help those that want to change their career but don’t know what path to take. The results you’ll get with this combination are incredible.
4. What advice would you have given your younger self? Or what is the best career advice you have ever received?
To my younger self: Stop asking for confirmation for everything from everyone. Decide and go for it. You have nothing to lose, and a lot of knowledge to earn. That’s also a career advice I got in the past from an amazing coach I had back in 2007.
5. In 5 years, where do you hope to be professionally and personally?
I see myself as a well-known coach that helps people find their right career path. I’d like to be recognized for my authenticity and honesty, and why not, for my Italian accent! I can visualize my days creating valuable content and having group coaching programs. I’d like to add to my portfolio retreats and be invited to public speaking events.
I’ll probably still be living in The Netherlands, but I’d hope to have a second house in Italy where to spend our summers.
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