There is a time when it becomes necessary to leave worn clothes
that have taken the shape of our body, and forget our ways
that take us always to the same places.
It's the time of the crossing; and, if we do not dare to make it,
we will remain forever at the fringe of ourselves.
Fernando Teixeira de Andrade

Maputo, Mozambique

Maggie João

ABOUT ME

Sometimes I think whether I have already lived two lives. I say this because in my first life I started an international career which led me to live in 12 countries, where I worked as an Engineer, specialised in the Process Improvement arena. Later on, I decided to qualify as a coach, specialising in Executive Coaching and Team Coaching. I hold the PCC credential by the ICF and the EIA at Senior Practitioner level by the EMCC. I am also a coaches’ supervisor, helping them in their continuous improvement process as professionals they are, and I am a big defensor of the highest ethical standards.

Coaching is a partnership between client and coach, that helps the client to attain his/her own objectives, without neither judgements nor advises from the coach’s side. The process moves forward based on strategies and measures that are in fact defined by the client him/herself in a reflective,  creative, challenging and effective process.

Coaching Supervision is a continuous developmental tool that helps the professional to reflect about his/her own competencies, aproaches, models, ethics and standards, and how to enhance and sustain them, in order to become the best possible coach for the clients.

Continuous Improvement and Training is an investment that will grant you a return, which can take the shape of knowledge, wisdom, acquisition of new experiences, or simply increased self-awareness, in order to become the best version of oneself, as a leader and as a human being.

  • O seu livro “Coaching” tem sido uma lufada nos dias actuais. Obrigada e parabéns pelo trabalho que tem feito, contribuindo para uma vida melhor a muita gente.

    Deolinda Gama, Portugal

  • A mentoria com Maggie João foi estruturante para a concretização da minha credenciação ACC ICF. Além da exigência do programa, Apoiou-me em todos os momentos, desde da identificação dos pontos a desenvolver para me habilitar para o processo, como orientar-me nas melhores estratégias para desenvolvê-los. A disponibilidade dela enquanto pessoa e o suporte enquanto profissional permitiu-me a confiança necessária para superar os percalços que foram surgindo, estimulando-me a fluir dentro do meu ritmo e tempo.

    Rosa Moniz, ACC, Cabo Verde

  • Acredito que o curso de Gestão Relacional com a professora Maggie João no IST devia ser obrigatório para qualquer profissão. O melhor do curso foi mesmo a forma como a professora nos conseguiu pôr a pensar, a ouvir e a partilhar, sem emitir quaisquer juízos de valor. O poder das perguntas ficou bem patente e é realmente impressionante.

    João Porém, MCG Portugal

  • Maggie Joao knows more than the tools, she has real experiences in the professional world, what enables her to clearly identify what we are talking about. Her approach is sutile but efficient and she has a strong commitment with the session results. She has considerable background as coach, she posesses an outsanding track records in her career, besides having a very good approach with her coachees.

    Moacyr Junior, PSA Brasil

  • Quando fiz a minha certificação de Coaching contactei vários profissionais de referência para que me pudessem dar sugestões e conselhos para me tornar melhor Coach. Muitos não me responderam, mas a Maggie com toda a sua generosidade aceitou encontrar-se comigo. Posteriormente, e formalmente no processo de supervisão, aprendi com a Maggie as grandes diferenças entre ser uma Coach Profissional e brincar ao Coaching. Com a Maggie, para além de grandes ferramentas e estratégias de Coaching, desenvolvi crenças possibilitadoras que me ajudam até hoje como Coach e como Ser Humano. Estou muito grata!

    Joana Areias, Portugal

  • A assertividade, o optimismo, a confiança nas minhas competências foram sofrendo incrementos sucessivos ao longo das 5 entrevistas com a Maggie, culminando em decisoes para o curto e para o médio prazo pelas quais tanto ansiava. Nada de substancial na vida pode ser decidido sem um bom auto-conhecimento e muita introspecção. Obrigada Maggie pela orientação tão profissional e ao mesmo tempo tão pessoal e sempre optimista!

    Daniela Nogueira, Canadá

  • Os Livros da Maggie foram a minha iniciação para o fantástico mundo do Coaching,de uma simplicidade e clareza própria de quem domina o tema e de fácil compreensão para quem como eu na altura queria saber mais sobre Coaching, recomendo-os sempre que tenho a oportunidade e nunca me esqueço que por causa deles tive como bónus a oportunidade de conhecer a Maggie primeiro de forma virtual e depois presencialmente.

    Bruno Sousa, Angola

  • Numa linguagem simples e precisa, Maggie mostra-nos através de conceitos e exercícios simples como atingir o que mais desejamos e consequentemente sermos mais felizes!

    Dálida Costa, Life Coach, Portugal

  • A sua formação refletiu-se em resultados notórios na forma como a equipa de acompanhamento passou a lidar com as pessoas e isto significou um aumento na produtividade e motivação.

    Massimo Forte, Consultor, Portugal

  • Com a Maggie, para além de grandes ferramentas e estratégias de Coaching, desenvolvi crenças possibilitadoras que me ajudam até hoje como Coach e como Ser Humano. Estou muito grata!

    Joana Areias, Coach, Portugal

  • Obrigada Maggie pela orientação tão profissional e ao mesmo tempo tão pessoal e sempre optimista!

    Daniela Nogueira, Portugal

  • A Maggie levou a equipa a saber pensar e a questionar a razão das coisas.

    Rosário Botelho, Directora de unidade do HSM, Portugal

  • A minha experiência com a Maggie nas sessões de Medical Coaching foi sem dúvida li-ber-ta-do-ra… encontrei-me! Tirei dúvidas e enquanto cuidadora de segunda linha, percebi a importância que tenho, que estou no caminho certo. Deixei-me de perguntas a mim própria e comecei a dar respostas… OBRIGADA MAGGIE!

    Carla Vaz, Portugal

  • As an English speaking top level trainer also working in Portugal, I read Maggie’s book to develop my professional language as well as my coaching. I found it to be extremely clearly written, easy to read in style while based in excellent principles and foundations – Maggie’s approach is thorough and ethical as well as knowledgeable. I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it, and would highly recommend it to any students or practitioners of coaching.

    Janice Russel Dexter, Portugal

  • This coaching experience was great for me. I felt I have achieved a lot and helped go through a difficult period of my professional life. Maggie is a coach with growing experience on corporate professional life. She is very determined to help and available to support wherever required. I would definitely recommend Maggie to anybody who needs development in areas of communication and behaviour difficulties.

    Ciprian Chiorean, Austrália

  • Maggie is a highly professional, empathetic, focused, growth-oriented coach who has a real knack of asking seemingly simple questions that really get to the heart of the matter. Her pragmatic, intuitive approach has helped me to explore topics and overcome self-limiting beliefs that were holding me back, opening up new possibilities for more productive and fulfilling life choices. Have really benefited from this coaching relationship. Thank you Maggie.

    Sylvi Jenkins, UK

  • Maggie is a wonderful coach and helped me to generate new exciting ideas to enable my business to further flourish. Her questioning is intuitive and responsive; her Coaching style is professional and competent. I would strongly recommend Maggie and cannot thank her enough for her expertise.

    Charlotte Steed, UK

  • Maggie was a fantastic supporter, facilitator, tutor and internal influence in making sure the Leadership programmes had a positive impact on the people and the business. Her enthusiasm and directness and sense of fun made her a delight to work with and to just be around.

    Richard Allen, UK

  • Job well done, specially mixing psychology with the reality of our business. The approach was good. The activities/games we did were very constructive and fun.

    NPPE, Switzerland

  • Maggie provided an excellent facilitation service.

    Paul Kurowski, Director at Fosterwheeler

  • Maggie João has written wonderful books for coaches, I highly recommend them. She shows her expertise, experience, maturity and also generosity by authoring these coaching materials for the more novice coaches such as myself. Congratulations and thank you!

    Madalena Van Zeller, Coach, Portugal