I must say that I highly recommend Tina Persson, Global ICF Leadership and Career Coach. She is exceptional in her coaching and training expertise and can unlock the true potential of high-performing executives. Tina has a proven track record of developing new leaders and helping companies build a strong leadership bench, making her the go-to choice for any company in need of a top-notch coach.

Robert Moment
ICF Certified Executive Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Coach

I sincerely recommend ‘The PhD Career Coaching Guide’ to any PhD wishing to access high-paying jobs in times of uncertainty. The book consists of appealing arguments on how to create a job search strategy and to implement it successfully. Moreover, this book is an essential reading for students and scholars wanting to learn more about modern requirements to resumes, CVs and cover letters. The reader will also learn how to use F.I.T. framework, PAR and STAR techniques, and how to attract employers via LinkedIn profile. Dr. Tina Persson is an author who shared an applicable algorithm for accomplishing PhDs’ objectives before, during and after an interview.

Dr. Ielyzaveta L
Associate Professor and MPI Alumni Associate

I learned more about industry recruitment and applications during the coaching sessions with Tina, but even more importantly I learned a whole lot about myself. Tina has excellent people skills, which she naturally used to help me find the best fitting role for my personality. Conclusively, I learned that it's important to accept myself as an employee and have faith that the best fitting job is just around the corner. I definitely recommend to try out the coaching with Tina!

Dr. Julia
Research Scientist

I met Tina a few years ago during a Career Day organized at my university and, since then, I haven't stopped following her every time I had the opportunity. I attended her workshops, webinars, masterclasses, one-to-one strategic and professional coaching sessions, I listened to her podcasts, read her book, website and blog, finding in all of this an endless source of inspiration and encouragement. I admire Tina's professionalism, integrity and courage among other values that make her a true leader, career coach, and role model for anyone with potential that needs some help to be fully understood and expressed.

Donatella Puglisi
Associate Professor in Applied Physics

Tina’s experiences and consideration of alternatives were very helpful in understanding myself as the leader of my own career choices. In particular, Tina also ran an objective profiling – Birkman, which gave greater insights into my work behaviours both usual and under stress. It is very important to know how you work under both these conditions so you can choose places that match for you and avoid ones that don’t. For me it is important to have high levels of independence in certain areas, and Tina helped me to uncover that.

Peter Vella

Tina always spreads great energy around her. Tina has experiences both inside academia and outside academia and this was very valuable for me since she helped me to look for jobs opportunities outside academia. Tina has coached me when I wanted to get a job outside academia and after that things changed positively for me. She had given me great advices on how to change my CV, how to hunt for a job and great tips for jobs interviews. She is very attentive, good listener and very respectful.

Clara Duca, PhD

Tina is an exceptional career coach and mentor. She had a profound impact on my career and life after only two small workshops and three individual sessions. In my particular case, she helped me understand that storytelling is key. Together we build a plan for growth and she guided me through my transition from constant rejections to getting three job offers in the same month.

Dr. Miguel Fernandes
Data Scientist

After reading “The PhD career coaching guide” by Tina Persson, I decided to request individual coaching from Tina for an optimal transition from academia to industry. Her coaching style was sometimes confrontational by pushing boundaries, but it did help me make this transition possible. For example, she advised me to get over my shame and to approach recruiters and contact persons from vacancies directly. Furthermore, she helped me reading vacancies and explaining why some positions were more or less suitable for me. Her coaching gave me the confidence I needed, resulting in a suitable job in industry. I can recommend coaching by Tina for anyone who really wants to make the transition from academia to industry. Tina Persson is a true professional and because of her extensive experience in academia, recruitment, headhunting and coaching, she has a lot of experience and insights to share. For me it felt that her motto is: if you want something, stay positive, work hard, have confidence (and patience), and eventually good things will happen!

Stéphanie, PhD
Clinical Trial Manager

I worked with Tina for ten months. The coaching was truly transformative for me - I thought I knew myself pretty well, but I learned so much about myself in these sessions. What I have learned has been incredibly valuable, not just for my professional life but also for my personal life. These sessions helped me really understand what my needs are in the workplace and to identify roles that would be a good fit for me, as well as building my confidence to really go for the roles I wanted. Making a career change can be a demanding process, but following Tina's process, and knowing that this process has successfully helped so many people reach their career goals was very reassuring and helped keep me on track. Tina even predicted the exact month I would sign a new contract! Tina is a fantastic coach and working with her was the best investment in myself I ever made.

Gary

A couple of weeks into my job hunt, I realized I had no clue about the jobs behind the industrial titles. Each advertised industrial job appeared as if it was a good fit for me. It was from Tina’s personalized career coaching style, her well-thought self-awareness exercises, and immense recruiting knowledge that enabled me to identify my key skills and career goals and thus devise a targeted job hunt strategy. Moreover, to help stand out from the crowd, Tina encouraged me to present myself proactively in a short video clip. I should mention that with my very first application prepared upon Tina’s advice with a perfectly optimized CV, the novel video profile, and pre-application network with recruiters, I became visible to everyone. My one piece of advice for the reader would be ‘Trust Tina, she is there to help’. Thanks, Tina!

Saba, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher

I met Tina around 2019 when I was working towards my career transition to industry. After many years as postdoc, I accumulated a lot of rejections when applying for regular job in industry. Working with Tina was a challenge at the first because she used to questioning a lot and soon I realised she has seeing what I don't see due to my blind spots or desperation for not having a job at that time. I started to share situations and asked her how to approach it. As they say, 2 brains work better than one and I got a powerful ally which thought me to be calm, capitalise when indirect opportunities are offered, to be curious and think out of the box. Finally my yes came few months down the line. Many thanks Tina for your patience and to share your knowledge.

Paromita
Principal Scientist
Career coach Tina Persson

Meet Tina!

Tina Persson, PhD, is an internationally-recognized leadership & career coach, author, entrepreneur and sought-after speaker.

Dr. Persson is a global executive coach and has helped senior leaders, c-level executives and high potential leaders to achieve their goals. She is also an expert leadership and team coaching facilitator. Tina has developed workshops for universities and organisations which has helped improve team work, productivity and effectiveness of individuals.

Tina is also adept at empowering researchers to pave their way to a smooth transition from the academic world to a fulfilling business-driven career.

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What people are saying

I must say that I highly recommend Tina Persson, Global ICF Leadership and Career Coach. She is exceptional in her coaching and training expertise and can unlock the true potential of high-performing executives. Tina has a proven track record of developing new leaders and helping companies build a strong leadership bench, making her the go-to choice for any company in need of a top-notch coach.

Robert Moment
ICF Certified Executive Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Coach

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I must say that I highly recommend Tina Persson, Global ICF Leadership and Career Coach. She is exceptional in her coaching and training expertise and can unlock the true potential of high-performing executives. Tina has a proven track record of developing new leaders and helping companies build a strong leadership bench, making her the go-to choice for any company in need of a top-notch coach.

Robert Moment
ICF Certified Executive Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Coach

I learned more about industry recruitment and applications during the coaching sessions with Tina, but even more importantly I learned a whole lot about myself. Tina has excellent people skills, which she naturally used to help me find the best fitting role for my personality. Conclusively, I learned that it's important to accept myself as an employee and have faith that the best fitting job is just around the corner. I definitely recommend to try out the coaching with Tina!

Dr. Julia
Research Scientist

I met Tina a few years ago during a Career Day organized at my university and, since then, I haven't stopped following her every time I had the opportunity. I attended her workshops, webinars, masterclasses, one-to-one strategic and professional coaching sessions, I listened to her podcasts, read her book, website and blog, finding in all of this an endless source of inspiration and encouragement. I admire Tina's professionalism, integrity and courage among other values that make her a true leader, career coach, and role model for anyone with potential that needs some help to be fully understood and expressed.

Donatella Puglisi
Associate Professor in Applied Physics

Tina’s experiences and consideration of alternatives were very helpful in understanding myself as the leader of my own career choices. In particular, Tina also ran an objective profiling – Birkman, which gave greater insights into my work behaviours both usual and under stress. It is very important to know how you work under both these conditions so you can choose places that match for you and avoid ones that don’t. For me it is important to have high levels of independence in certain areas, and Tina helped me to uncover that.

Peter Vella

Tina always spreads great energy around her. Tina has experiences both inside academia and outside academia and this was very valuable for me since she helped me to look for jobs opportunities outside academia. Tina has coached me when I wanted to get a job outside academia and after that things changed positively for me. She had given me great advices on how to change my CV, how to hunt for a job and great tips for jobs interviews. She is very attentive, good listener and very respectful.

Clara Duca, PhD
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