We specialise in doing just that:
creating a snowball effect to generate cumulative change.
We do this through training, facilitating and coaching.
Our objective is to ensure that learning is integrated
for the overall benefit of the organisation.
We believe that a business gains its real competitive advantage
from better ideas better executed than the competition.
Being better inherently comes from the quality of
the people who work in the organisation.
Therefore, developing people requires the same level of attention and
ambition as organisations usually pay to the design and quality of their products or services.
And it is this which ultimately leads to better growth and better profits.
Snowball’s expertise lies in knowing how to facilitate a learning experience that works.
We pass on insights, ideas and experience to individuals in a way that they, in turn,
can pass them on to the people they work with for the benefit of the entire company.
Leadership development, team building and one-on-one coaching are our core competencies.
We complement these with a portfolio of talent development topics
such as presentation skills, managing transitions and communication skills.
Together we work out your needs and then shape solutions which maximise
learning and experiences for growth.
We have a proven track record in a variety of corporations
across a range of sectors.
We work worldwide and are used to working with different cultures
and with different levels in the organisation.
Organisations we have worked for:
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We are a diverse team of professionals with vast experience both in the corporate
world and in the training world. We are enthusiastic and joyful about what we do
and can claim that our energy and our approach to learning make the Snowball
experience an unforgettable one.
Bridget is passionate about life long learning. This is why she chose learning and development as a profession way back in 1990 and continues to add to and refine what she does. It is also why she chose the name Snowball: to suggest growing from something small into something really big that can keep on getting bigger and bigger. This is important not only for her, but also the people she works with – those who are inspired to make a difference in their lives. She is proud that she is still partnering with some of her first clients.
Bridget’s expertise lies in listening to clients’ needs, designing courses / interventions to fit those needs and then delivering them. However, her main interest lies in what happens afterwards and how learning is implemented. Workshops are based on adult learning theory and are interactive, experiential and delivered with energy and sparkle. Participants learn practical tools to tackle everyday, work-related issues in a way that they feel comfortable using afterwards. The same goes for her individual coaching sessions.
She specialises in:
- Leadership development
- Team development
- Coaching skills for managers
- Performance management and development planning
- Managing transitions
- Presentation skills
- Executive coaching
- Training the internal trainer
Bridget’s background is in adult education and is also a certified coach. Above all, she is a world traveler and a lover of different cultures. She is intrigued by new ideas, places and people – and this fascination for human nature fuels her passion for training and development. Her strengths are energy, enthusiasm, adaptability, resourcefulness, a positive outlook and good people skills. She enjoys bringing the best out in people, and at the same time challenging them.
Bridget has lived and worked in the Middle East, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Germany and now France. Her work has taken her much further afield – to the Far East, South and Central America, India and Bangladesh, North and South Africa as well as all over Europe. She speaks English, French, German, has a good knowledge of Dutch and Spanish and struggles with Polish.
Bridget works in English and French and currently lives in Chamonix, France.
Combining a passion for people’s growth and development with a genuine interest in making a difference in the corporate world, Egon has worked over the past 20+ years in small to large multinational companies in the Life Sciences Industry.
Pharmacist by training, multicultural by background, Egon has held senior management roles in the Pharma and MedTech industries, leading teams across multiple geographies, continents and cultures. He developed his sense of intellectual curiosity by taking on very diverse roles and positions. These range from Clinical and Medical Affairs to Marketing and Business Management roles, including Training & Education.
Change management and transformational leadership are Egon’s speciality. To this end he guides participants through dedicated learning and development programs as well as coaching individuals.
Training and Education are part of Egon’s DNA. He helps teams and individuals acquire specialised and highly technical knowledge so they can master their functional areas as well as building on their soft skills.
Egon’s strong bias for training led him to develop and set-up a Training & Education organisation where he designed and delivered training on accelerated team performance, presentation skills, change management as well as dedicated coaching modules.
A leader who combines an affiliative, participative and mentoring style, Egon has a personal, hands-on approach that motivates and engages individuals as well as holding them accountable for behaviour change and results.
Being a true European by background, Egon is naturally based in Brussels.
Esther is a multi-lingual global brand building expert and leadership coach who helps her clients define their desired leadership impact which stems from their deeper purpose.
Esther is an experienced leadership coach, trainer and facilitator. She works with leaders in supporting their professional and personal growth. She helps them navigate change and at the same time maintain strong leadership and resilience as well as create the future they want for themselves. She particularly enjoys working with leaders who want to have a successful career balanced with a fulfilled personal life.
Esther’s coaching and facilitation style is empathetic and warm, yet challenging and authentic. She wants her clients to shine and to step fully into their potential, whatever that may be.
Prior to becoming a trained coach in 2009, Esther has
Prior to becoming a coach, Esther had a successful 20-year career as a global marketing executive in the FMCG/Consumer goods sector (Colgate-Palmolive; Clairol; Proctor & Gamble), in Healthcare (Novartis OTC) and in New Media (Agency.com). She led multi-functional and multi-cultural teams and worked in complex matrix structures in both Europe and the USA. She is an expert in brand management and the development of communication strategies and plans.
Esther has a truly global background: Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, she has lived and worked in Argentina and Singapore and spent 7 years in New York before moving to Geneva. She speaks fluent German and English and has solid Spanish and conversational French. She has a master’s degree from the University of Hamburg in Business Administration, majoring in marketing. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) and holds the PCC credential with the International Coach Federation.
Combining a strong background in business and entrepreneurship with a high degree of cultural sensibility and a passion for adult development, Marc helps leaders create a more fulfilling and purposeful existence for themselves, their teams and their organisations.
Marc’s vision revolves around a more conscious and sustainable business world that’s led by courageous, purpose-driven leaders who are committed to leave a positive mark on this planet. As a coach, his mission is to help these leaders and their teams define what their purpose is and then to leverage their strengths to make it a reality.
Marc is a computer engineer by background (MSc, ETH Zurich) and holds an MBA in general management from INSEAD. He has worked as a management consultant for six years (with Accenture and a Pharma boutique consultancy), and co-founded and managed his own e-health start-up in Spain. Since 2012, Marc has directed his own coaching and training practice, focusing on leadership development and team effectiveness.
As a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach (CPCC) and Certified Team Performance Coach by Team Coaching International (TCI), Marc has coached executives from 15+ nationalities, logging more than 1000 coaching hours and worked with very diverse teams across functions and industries. He has lived and worked in various locations in Europe, Asia and Latin America, allowing him to develop a high sensitivity and passion for cross-cultural challenges and opportunities. Marc coaches in German and English and is also fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.
In his free time Marc enjoys the contrast between explorative, off-the-beaten-track traveling with his young family, adrenalin-loaded kite-surfing and peaceful yoga.
Improving the quality of training is a driving force for Lori. Her online program for coaches – Coaches Going Corporate – is an example and another is the ALCHEMY program for trainers and facilitators of learning. Her book – TeamUp! shows readers how a team leader can increase collaboration, innovation and create better results using a brain-friendly approach.
Lori also leads teams of trainers and coaches to help transform organisations and bring more humanity to the workplace.
Lori started her career as an engineer chasing submarines for the US Navy. She changed directions, followed her heart and began coaching in the 1990s. She quickly became a Master Coach and trainer of coaches. For 14 years she worked for the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), known for its innovative experiential training style and powerful coaching model. In 2003 she moved to Europe and helped CTI expand throughout Europe, the Middle East and other parts of the world. Currently, Lori is on faculty at CRR Global where she trains systemic coaching.
She has worked with hundreds of executives and countless organisations and has worked in partnership with coaching pioneers Laura Whitworth and Sir John Whitmore. Lori is fascinated by neuroscience and is passionate about enhancing the fields of coaching and training by including our growing understanding of the brain into all of her work.
Lori works in English and lives in London, UK.
For years, Laurence has been passionate about understanding how to create inspiring ways of working together. She believes that creating true collective intelligence is what brings sustainable results to organisations and well-being to people. She has worked for more than a decade with groups and individuals to help them find new ways of working together through meaningful conversations, while at the same time supporting behaviour change and mindset shifts. Her style is to create relationships of trust with people she works with and to facilitate their development with ease and passion. Clients say she has an engaging personality.
Laurence has worked as an executive coach, shadow coach and trainer since 2001. She has developed and delivered bespoke courses on leadership, management, transitions, change management and communication. She also works with corporate MBA programs and is also responsible for an ACTP coaching program to train professional coaches. Creating a coaching culture within organisations is one of her focuses. This is why she has developed global programs for companies to integrate coaching tools to assist them in shifting their management style from a hierarchical one to a more collaborative one – thereby fostering innovation.
Prior to becoming a talent developer, Laurence has over eight years’ international managerial experience in organisations. She trained as a lawyer and has an MA in risk management. She enjoys theatre and acting.
Laurence works in French and English and lives in Geneva, Switzerland.