Alessandra Lonardi

Alessandra Lonardi spent more than 20 years as a senior executive in Italy’s dynamic corporate hub, in marketing and commercial roles interacting with complex and flexible environments, dealing with team dynamics, and supporting talent development through coaching and mentoring.

She uses her experience in leadership positions for multinational companies and her professional coaching training by the Newfield Network to coach people and transform their worldview, their potential and their capacity for action.

As a Leadership and Personal Development Coach, Alessandra guides people into sustainable change. Specializing in coaching for women, Alessandra helps people clarify and reach their goals, increase their confidence, improve communication, develop better relationship with key stakeholders, and find a successful balance between life and work.

“Very often, people are not performing at their best only because they are trapped in a way of thinking about themselves that does not allow them to express their maximum potential,” she says. Alessandra helps her clients unpack that trap of self-distortion, and get moving in an authentic direction.

By shifting the way her clients see things, Alessandra helps her clients see new possibilities, try different behaviors and achieve breakthrough results at the office and at home.

Alessandra is Italian, and left her leadership role behind when she and her husband moved to the United States. She used the transition to follow her personal passion: creating meaningful relationships and supporting women so they can live fulfilled personal and professional lives.

Nonprofit work

Outside of work, Alessandra is part of the Leadership Team in the Network of Executive Women’s Chicago Chapter. This organization has more than 10,000 affiliates – men and women — who work towards women’s leadership advancement.  She also volunteers with Sarah’s Circle, which provides services to women who are affected by homelessness. Sarah’s Circle empowers women to rebuild themselves both emotionally and physically so that they can realize their unique potential as women.

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A. P. Finance Manager
“I had a wonderful experience working with Alessandra as my coach. She taught me a variety of tools for use in both my professional and personal life. She helped me develop better self-awareness and challenged me to think differently which led to a substantial improvement in my self-confidence, work performance, and personal well-being. Alessandra’s professionalism, approachability, and optimism led to natural and comfortable conversations that encouraged, motivated, and challenged me each time. I truly value this experience and the skillset I acquired.”

G.C. Product Manager
“I had no idea what to expect when I started working with Alessandra, and I was so happy to discover each session would be so pragmatically enlightening. Each sessions is a discovery of how you can feel better, it is a dose of energy on how small daily successes are at hand, and it is the demonstration of having achieved your goals. Many might think they do not need coaching. I questioned myself too. Actually, everyone should have the right to coaching, because there is no limit to personal growth and well-being.”

CC. SVP Global Creative Director
“Alessandra is professional while being personable and friendly at the same time. She always challenges to identify my own pitfalls and come up with my own path to overcome them. She’s familiar with corporate life, so she understands how to navigate office politics. She can share best practices and help avoid common mistakes. hiring Alessandra as professional executive coach has improved the relationship with my colleagues and has made my daily life at work much more rewarding.”

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