Alessandra LonardiAlessandra Lonardi

Alessandra Lonardi supports women, leaders and individuals, to reach their highest potential and to have a greater impact on results that matter to them and their organization.

Alessandra worked for corporations for 20 years where she learned how to interact with complex environments and how to deal with teams dynamics.  She learned how to support people development through coaching and mentoring. She blends international experience as marketer (CPG, Pharmaceutical and Retail) with her passion for personal development and for helping women to reach a personal and professional fulfillment.

Furthermore she has been trained as a professional coach by Newfield Network, a program accredited by the International Coach Federation, where she learned how to transform our own worldview and capacity for action  and to coach others for sustainable change.

What Alessandra loves about her job is the relationship she can create with people and the great sense of personal satisfaction that she feels when she helps a client to live better, to be more successful at work and become happier about her life.

Alessandra is Italian and when her husband was offered a job here in US, she quit her job in Italy to follow him. It was a moment of personal life disruption that gave her the opportunity to rethink her professional life as well. She ended up deciding to follow her passion to create meaningful relationships and to help and support women to live a fulfilled life personally and professionally. Leveraging her own experience, she started dedicating her professional life to it.

Alessandra  is involved in not for profit organizations. She actively participating in the Network of Executive Women – Chicago Chapter as member of the Leadership Team.  This organization with more than 10,000 members men and women works towards women’s leadership advancement.  She is also volunteering with Sarah’s Circle. The organization provides services to women who are affected by homelessness and encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential as women.


Foundation Course Certificate , The Newfield Network

Certified Coaching Program , The Newfield Network


Diane is an excellent career coach and I would highly recommend her to others looking for career change assistance. Diane was particularly helpful to me in clarifying my core career interests and strengths. She is very insightful, well organized and committed to facilitating your objectives. It was a pleasure to work with her.
Andrew M, Director of Finance / CFO
Fred has been a mentor and coach for me going on 10 years now. His guidance has helped me through many challenging situations and his coaching has helped me challenge myself and elevate my career. He is a big reason I have found success and enjoyment in my career and I've witnessed him have a similar impact on many others.
Timothy G., Manager Global Accounts
“I want to express my deep gratitude to you, Diane Overgard, for the expert coaching you gave me over the last several months. The changes I’ve made to my business and personal routines have produced exponential growth in new clients, income and attitude. In large part, my new success is due to the insights I gained from our work together and the support you gave me to take the steps needed for making change happen. Thank you for all that you do! I recommend your work to anyone who needs to make positive change in their life and business.”
Brad W, President/CEO
Fred has coached me to find what makes me happy in my career. He has helped develop my vision ... not to mention the immense support he has provided to help me reach my goals. He continues to be a partner in my success; I cannot thank him enough.
Natalie R., Key Account Manager.
I’m so thankful to the friend that recommended that initial conversation with Diane. I had no idea the difference the right ‘coach’ could make! Diane has helped me reflect on where I have been and where I want to be and has helped guide me to a better place both personally and professionally. She has an amazing ability to listen, pull out the most important pieces and then make suggestions that help you put them all in the right place. I highly recommend her if you know you want to make a positive change toward living a more fulfilled life.
Susan R, Executive Director NFP
Diane has a natural ability to help people see their own possibility. She has been more than a coach for me; she’s been a thought partner. My time with Diane has helped me define the steps that I need to take to make big changes. I’m certain with Diane as part of my team I will see big results. Thank you Diane.
Sandra P, Financial Advisor and Business Coach
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