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Welcome to this accelerator of your skills! I’m Amalia Sterescu and I’m here to guide you on your journey to the next level!

My story

Sometimes I smile thinking  that I am the sum of my paradoxes.

As a child I thought I could acquire everything without effort, however life has proved to me that everything can be acquired but only through hard work and sustained effort. I was a shy child that life challenged but I managed to transform this shyness in a force of change as a leader and founder of a public speaking school

They told me: “At 40 you cannot start over” – and that’s when I really followed my own way successfully as an entrepreneur in education!

“Success consists in career, status and possessions” – I used to think. Today I strongly believe that success comes from the ability to remain a sovereign human being, true to her own principles, free from social conditioning.

Therefore, I can never tell you “I can’t!” or “There’s no way!” – for me life was full of paradoxes but because I made them myself. Dare, you can do more! I am here to guide you on this journey! 

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Playing different roles

I play several roles in my professional life: I am a Developer and Facilitator of Leadership Programs, I am a Public Speaking Coach and a Personal Branding Strategist with a focus on Career Transitions. At home I am told that I am a very good operational manager since I am a mother of three boys, and I assure you that I do not get bored.

My mission

Just like a lighthouse, my mission is to guide leaders in times of storms or change to make the transition to the next level of their career or of their business! By helping them I create my own cathedral across time! I invite you to discover my training or coaching programs in leadership and let’s build together!

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I had the inspiration to start my journey on personal branding with Amalia and she guided me to have a new perspective of it. I still have lot of steps to do, but I feel more confident and committed to keep the direction. Thanks to Amalia for encouragement, guidance, inspiration and empathy!

Amalia was my coach/ mentor for 8 months in 2020.
I was particularly impressed by Amalia’s ability to understand complex organizational context and personality types based on the brief description I gave.
She created the perfect setup for me to get insights on the angles I was missing, skills I needed to improve and strategic connections and objectives I should focus on more.
If you’re looking for guidance when facing challenges or targeting growth, Amalia has the proper skill set to help you progress in your professional context.

Amalia and her team supported us in setting up a global contact center operations in three months. The excellent industry skills that Amaila and her team brought to the project were one of the important success factors. Amalias international experience and her leadership are a real differentiation factor for successful execution. I would always run such a project with her again and strongly recommend her as a leader.

We had an extraordinary experience partnering with Amalia. She delivered a customized public speaking program for us that inspired our future speakers, whom she continued supporting and coaching for our events. On top of being a skilled professional Amalia is also an amazing person to work with. I am looking forward to continuing learning from her on our next projects.

I had the opportunity to work with Amalia on Personal Branding, in an extensive and intensive workshop. I had a lot of clarity and insights on the personal branding and especially on its power and benefits. I left with a clear action plan in my mind, and most of all, a lot of energy to move forward.

As part of a personalized, public speaking training for our managerial team, Amalia managed to quickly and effectively support them in the pursuit of delivering an impactful speech in front of an audience of +400 people (physical and digital). To the best of my belief, she managed to do this by strategically mixing her substantial international experience in public speaking with insightful feedback steemed from her diverse business background.

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My Professional Experience

I strongly believe that a leader has a vison in front of him/her and a team behind him/her, we cannot speak about leadership without one or the other. It is precisely action that makes a leader credible. Vision without action is just a delusion or wishful thinking! A genuine leader manages through his power of personal example, boldly tackles new ways, challenges the status quo, takes risks, and innovates where others have not even dared to dream.

What I have just mentioned are just a few of the leadership lessons that I acquired in the 25 years of experience as a senior leader in corporations with a global footprint or as an entrepreneur in education. I’ve trained as a leader at the school of first multinationals that were entering Eastern European market after 1990, year after year I added complexity to my management roles in areas such as customer service, sales support, tele sales, telemarketing. As an intrapreneur I participated in 11 internal start-ups, I developed from scratch support services centers in Romania, China or India and I ran a business of $2B USD as Vice President within Oracle EMEA Support.. On this journey I developed strategies for success, I grew up local and international teams of leaders and the transition to senior leadership evolved naturally.

Today, as the leader of my own business I am continuously learning that leadership in entrepreneurship is like an exam I take every day for the satisfaction of my customers! I create, customize, and facilitate unique development programs for international teams of leaders in various industries! Over the past years I developed unique programs like Charismatic Leadership, Digital Leadership, First time as manager, Strategic Networking, Mindful leadership – in this way I give back what I acquired in my experience to a wide range of over 100 strategic customers from various industries.

As Public Speaking Coach and Founder of Public Speaking School I have personally taught over 2500 professionals in public speaking (team training or 1:1 coaching). I have developed the Amalia Sterescu method of public speaking through programs like Mastering Public Speaking or Speak to Inspire. I extended the training programs to pupils/students, to prepare them to become better leaders and better communicators. Today Public Speaking School is a landmark in education when it comes to training in this field.

As Certified Personal Branding Strategist I personalized my own training program for top talents and I supported professionals from various industries in their process of accelerating their career or business start-up through personal branding.

As Author I have published over 700 articles, my first book ”Dancing Tango with Life” was published in 2015, I write also on my Career Transformers Newsletter on LinkedIN. As Volunteer in Education I am Board Member for Romanian Gifted School, founder of #GiveBackRomania where we offer career counselling for hgh school students, also I have trained over 100 teachers from public schools in public speaking.

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Leadership Programs – Creator & Facilitator

Public Speaking Coach

Personal Branding Strategist & Career Transition Coach

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Education

  • Romanian – American University – Bachelor’s Degree Law
  • Open University UK- Professional Certificate in Management
  • Dr. Richard Bandler & NLP Society – Certified as NLP Practitioner
  • Reach Communication US & William Arruda – Certified Personal Branding Strategist
  • Columbia Business School, professor David Rogers – Digital Leadership
  • Center for Executive Coaching US – Executive Coaching Certificate
  • Trained in public speaking by Paul McKenna, John Evans and John Thompson.
  • Sounds True & NYU – Mindful Leadership

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