WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT MY WORK
there is no better way to explain my work that by using the words of my adorable clients...
“Being coached by Anamaría feels wonderful. I most admire her impressive sensitivity to my feelings and thoughts along with her talent to be incredibly attuned, spirited, purposefully direct and kind-hearted at the same time.
She has a phenomenal ear and feeling for speaking to the right parts in me that opens up issues which seem impossible to solve. Anamaría has helped me to turn around many dynamics in which I felt stuck, and the way she leads me to wonderful and unknown places within myself at times seems magical. I am truly grateful for her guidance and compassion, and learning about myself with her guidance continues to excite me.”
ULI HAASE | PROJECT MANAGER | BERLIN
"The experience with Anamaría has been more than rewarding.
She has the ability to make you see your biggest fears and face them, and despite sounding terrifying, she turns this road into an incredible path full of wisdom and magic.
Through her words, energy, enthusiasm, positivity, intuition and joy Anamaría has induced me to take a step back so that I can question myself about some aspects of my life in a way I was unable to do before, helping me to gain perspective in order to see things from a different angle.
She has enabled me to become a better human being, more coherent and honest, by creating this special connection: me with myself. She has encouraged me to get out of the chrysalis and leave behind all my fears, insecurities and barriers so that I can fly, fly high in order to conquer the world.
Do not hesitate to contact her if you want to evolve as a person and become the best version of yourself."
HELENA BAEDERA | PSYCHOLOGIST | LONDON
“AnamarÍa Acevedo is an exceptional coach. In fact, she may well be the smartest, most discerning, most fun coach in London. She trained and practised as an architect before she moved to coaching, and her high intelligence and intuitive gifts show in all that she says. These qualities, combined with her persistence and sympathetic goodwill in pushing the client to put aside limits and work for what is wanted, at depth, make her a great asset to anyone’s life. A precious asset, in fact.
AnamarÍa has enabled me to tackle all kinds of creeping negativity in life, that was informing my outlook, and that I was for multiple reasons not quite facing, or seeing as a phenomenon that could be fundamentally challenged. AnamarÍa has shown me that I can challenge and change my outlook, something I didn’t think possible before. And she does it so cheerfully, and sympathetically! All kinds of achievements are now coming into view as possible and do-able that I had given up on. I am so grateful and cannot recommend her enough.
Don’t wait - do it! Because she WILL help in ways you didn’t think possible.”
K.O. | WRITER | LONDON
“I started coaching with Anamaría in a difficult time in my life. I felt lost and was stuck. In a relatively short period of time I made very important changes in my life that allowed me to see things differently, gain confidence and take leaps I initially didn´t think possible.
This process has helped me achieve goals, but it has also served me on a much deeper level; it has stirred things up that needed to come out and has helped me gain immense self-knowledge and overcome fears that have kept me small.
Anamaría has also helped me to build very useful strategies that make me feel empowered in my daily life.
This is a process that changes lives!!! I really recommend Anamaría 100%. She is a great professional, very involved and fully committed to this work.
ANNA BARRERA | PSYCHOLOGIST | BRIGHTON
"After many years working hard in London I just realised that the further I got professionally the more distant I was from myself, I just ended up disaligned to who I really was.
I couldn't find the right support, I tried meditation but it wasn't enough, and I wasn't even considering professional, lack of trust probably.
Then a friend told me about AnamarÍa and how it had been life changing for her, from the way she was talking I knew I had to try, and it has been one of the best personal decisions in my life. After six months I know again who am I and where I want to go, I have made very thought decisions that seemed impossible for me before, and now I am starting to enjoy the life I deserve, thanks to hard work, a lot of courage and of course AnamarÍa's guidance."
J.C. PUIG | ENGINEER | LONDON
“I am thankful for having Anamaría's support and for her helping me to see that we can each help ourselves when we delve beneath the surface of problems and questions that concern us.
My experience with AnamarÍa has been exceptional. Thanks to her compassionate guidance, I have worked through crucial blockages and arrived at a profound understanding of my values and authentic desires. After working with her, I feel renewed, liberated, and find myself on the threshold of beginning a new chapter of my life: one marked by wonder, courage and openness. I would highly recommend AnamarÍa as a coach."
AMY H. | MIGRATION & HUMAN RIGHTS CONSULTANT | PARIS
"Anamaría has been a key person in my life. At this point of my journey, with her at my side, I can say that the world makes much more sense than when I started. I have more clarity in the "how" to get there.
Anamaría brings out the best in me without telling me what to do or how to do it. She has taught me and helped me to understand that everything I need is already inside of me. Her love and wisdom has supported my journey to find the best version of me.
Without a doubt, I recommend her work to anyone who wants to improve his or her life, either in general or in a specific area.
Thanks Anamaría! Thank you for this beautiful adventure and for the chance to learn more at your side!
MÓNICA BARO TOMAS | MARKETING/MEMBERS CLUB | LONDON
“A friend of mine was raving about her life coach, and as I was going through a turbulent phase in my life I was curious to see if life coaching could help me.
Well, I think it really has helped and working with AnamarÍa has been enlightening. Six months on I feel like a new person. I am more positive and confident. These were qualities I already had inside me, but it took a fair amount of introspection to re-find them.
I really like the tools and techniques she uses to make me think about my goals and also myself from multiple perspectives.
AnamarÍa has amazing intuition, which combined with her sensitivity allows her to navigate my highs and lows with real skill! I have been recommending her to all my friends. I don't think many people in our society appreciate how rewarding this sort of work can be.”
FRANCIS PACHECO | HEAD OF INSIGHTS | LONDON
“I started working with AnamarÍa because I felt I had a big grey cloud following me around constantly – I was really stressed with work, I didn’t have clear priorities, and I was unable to make my own decisions and put my wellness first. Alongside her, I identified my values, priorities and goals, both short and long term. I learned how to take care of myself and found my recipe for happiness.
The coaching process with AnamarÍa has been one of the most significant and important changes of my life. We have worked on a series of tools that I will bring with myself forever and I feel ready to take over the world. Thanks so much for everything!”
PAULA RIERA | COMMUNICATIONS SUPERVISOR | LONDON
“I never imagined that you could awake the sleeping lion that was inside me. It didn’t wake up furious; you rescued him from his lifelong hibernation.
With your grace, intuition, shrewdness and love, you guided me and started moving things inside me… my frustrations, my achievements, my fears. You have a gift and I also love your seriousness and responsibility.
You have a sixth sense to perceive emotional states … and with subtlety you manage them, respect them and don’t give up until a person finds him/herself again.”
GIANNA RIPANTI | ENGINEER | BARCELONA
"When I first came to Anamaria, I was a bit of a mess and lacked a lot of confidence. From our first meeting, I immediately began to feel better. Not only was it great to share my struggles with someone, but she allowed me to realise that if I took a step back, took time to take a breath, I could begin to trust and find faith in my ability to understand that happiness is already present within me.
She enabled me to open my eyes and look to the future with excitement, focusing on the things that I enjoy in life while beating down the walls that stand in the way.
She has taught me that one of the bravest things I could do is to let go of the things/people who hurt my mind and soul, and instead listen to my own real voice."
PRYANA SHAH | UK DIRECTOR TAX MANAGER | LONDON
“I met Anamaría through a friend who was also working with her, and her personality and way of working immediately sparked trust in me.
I started coaching with her at a time when my life had changed. I was in an unknown environment and I felt lost. I found it easy to establish a relationship with Anamaría that was supportive, and she gave me clarity on how to act and the assertiveness needed when making decisions. I also learned how to find answers within myself to many of the questions that came to me in times of doubt.
This process has taught me how necessary it is to communicate with ourselves and with our environment to understand many of the things that we think we understand but that in reality are usually just assumptions.”
MARIA VANDELLOS | ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE | BARCELONA
“Any emigration process represents a huge challenge, and if one has to migrate suddenly for reasons of survival, the load can become unbearable.
I began my sessions with Anamaría at a time when I felt unable to start again, just after leaving Venezuela. I could not conceive of a life in another country so felt sad and very negative.
Working with Anamaría allowed me to understand that I had a huge fear of the unknown that was preventing me from moving forwards. Through her coaching I was able to see the situation with fresh eyes, and was able to face the fear and idea of a new life differently and with more colour.
She has the ability to support you in challenging your biggest fears and identifying your priorities and short and long-term goals, and she then accompanies you on the journey to achieve them.
With her energy and enthusiasm, Anamaría provided such positivity that each time I finished a session I felt there was no longer any fear or obstacle that could stop me from getting everything I wanted.
I am deeply grateful to her. She helped me to move forward, overcome my fears, and start my life from scratch knowing that I now had the tools to face anything life threw at me.
I cannot recommend her highly enough. Besides being an excellent coach, Anamaría is a beautiful human being, and I still use the techniques she taught me whenever I feel overwhelmed.”
GABRIELA MARQUEZ | MARKETING DIRECTOR | CARACAS
“I am grateful to Anamaria for her excellent collaboration and questioning that clarified my ideas and made me reflect upon the things I needed to work on to balance my life.
Our coaching sessions helped me to identify my priorities and strengths so that I could develop more pleasurable and productive activities in all areas of my life. At the moment I am developing those activities and I have far more clarity around my goals. I thank AnamarÍa hugely for her dedication and understanding.”
MARTA LUCIA RIVERA | PHILOSOPHER | BOGOTÁ
“I learnt to think about myself and became aware that in life it is important to put issues and worries on standby, to take time to breathe deeply and start enjoying all the good things we already have…
I hold both AnamarÍa and the way she manages the coaching process in very high regard. She was sensitively assertive as we identified and explored the most important issues that were stopping me from enjoying my life in the way I deserve.”
JAIME QUINTERO | MANAGER | MEDELLIN
“For a long time I was convinced that I didn’t need anyone’s help and I could solve my issues by myself…
From the first session I felt better and realised that I was dealing with a self-confident, competent professional. She has contagious energy and happiness, and her coaching has helped me to feel more confident and believe that I am able to clearly define and achieve goals.
I discovered through our meetings that something really important and necessary to define and achieve goals is to learn to dream.”
MAURICIO GALINDO | ACCOUNTANT | BOGOTÁ
“Anamaria, together with her colleague Lindsey Byrne, delivered a very helpful intervention to Share's newly formed Wellbeing and Independent Living Team.
The team had come out of a restructure and there were some potentially edgy issues to address. They started by getting to understand the whole organisation by running a very enjoyable session for all staff. This was helpful in surfacing some challenges faced by members of staff which we've been able to address. It was also a good team booster as people were overwhelmingly positive about their experience of working for Share.
The follow-on day with the newly configured Wellbeing and Independent Living team was a great way of allowing people to express their hopes and concerns in a safe and confidential space. The change has gone much more smoothly than I would have anticipated, Anamaria's and Lindsey's input really helped.”