From private company to European Commission, a successful move!

I had participated in the new AST1 competitions and at the end of May 2012 I got the long-waited news of being invited to the Assessment center phase – in only three weeks time! The circumstances were less than ideal: my husband was hospitalized abroad and I was taking care of our daughter, while working…

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A Very Powerful Preparation Method

Last year, I entered an AD5 competition for translators. After I had passed the admission tests, I realized that I needed a special coaching for the assessment center. I found Carmen via internet and she definitely was the best choice for me. We had several coaching sessions together, in which we prepared the different parts…

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Greater Self-Confidence

I first met Carmen at a networking event in Brussels just before I was due to take my EPSO oral exam. The timing couldn’t have been better for me; Carmen was able to tell me straight away what would be important in the competition. She helped me simplify my scientific way of thinking and coached…

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Understanding and Improving Management

I did not have any preconceived objective when I decided to engage in coaching. I wanted to improve my managerial skills through exploring situations I had experienced during my first steps as Head of Unit. Carmen’s name was one of those in a long list of available coaches, which I received from the Commission, when…

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Preparing to Move Forward

In October this year, I was looking forward to starting working as a seconded national expert in the European Commission. It was a big step forward in my career, so I wanted to be as thoroughly prepared as possible, especially since I had no previous professional experience with the culture in the EU institutions. I…

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A Strategic Approach the Assessment Centre

Carmen’s assessment centre training has given me the confidence to believe I could make it through to the final stages of the recruitment procedure. With Carmen’s skills in organization and strategy for the case study presentation I feel I have what I need to go into the Assessment Centre and perform to my best capability.…

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Never Stop Challenging Yourself!

I had reached a point in my career where I felt I needed a more challenging role, and my ambition was to be promoted to Director. I thought that it would be a good strategy to bring in a skilled outsider to help get me to the next level. Carmen’s executive coaching services were recommended…

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Practising Reflective Management

I had reached a stage where my career was progressing well, and had just taken the major step of becoming a Head of Unit in the European Commission, so I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on and refresh my management skills. Carmen’s name was on a list of coaches given to…

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Clarity, Warmth, and Re-assurance

When I first met Carmen Peter, she was the personal coach to my Head of Unit. I was very much surprised to find her later at a verbal/numerical course for secretarial level EPSO training, as I thought she only worked with high profile clients. I found that this was not the case at all, and…

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The Blossoming of a Wall-Flower

When I entered the specialist AD7 EPSO competition last year, I just happened to see Carmen’s Facebook page and decided that I could definitely use her help and coaching, particularly to prepare for the group exercise in the EPSO assessment centre phase of the exam. We had an EPSO assessment centre training with Carmen and…

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