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What is the MORE you are looking for?

What is the MORE you are looking for?

One of the taglines I use in my coaching business is: Reach your goal, explore the more. The MORE is often the part people cannot identify. Recently, I have had a few of these encounters. People who are not happy with where they are or what they do. At the same time...

Stop pleasing the world around you – you’ll never succeed

Stop pleasing the world around you – you’ll never succeed

In a conversation with a friend last night, and following a FB discussion on a very similar subject, I couldn’t fall asleep before writing my next blog. Once again, it’s about women who think they have to please the world around them first. On top of that, apologize,...

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What is the MORE you are looking for?

What is the MORE you are looking for?

One of the taglines I use in my coaching business is: Reach your goal, explore the more. The MORE is often the part people cannot identify. Recently, I have had a few of these encounters. People who are not happy with where they are or what they do. At the same time...

Stop pleasing the world around you – you’ll never succeed

Stop pleasing the world around you – you’ll never succeed

In a conversation with a friend last night, and following a FB discussion on a very similar subject, I couldn’t fall asleep before writing my next blog. Once again, it’s about women who think they have to please the world around them first. On top of that, apologize,...

Save harbor and traveling the world

Save harbor and traveling the world

Time flies, even in this crazy time of the pandemic. In the beginning of the year I wrote that we all need to find a reset button. Well, you can tell I found it. I have made use of these crazy times when I had no control over my environment. I was getting upset about...

The new year is in full swing. Have you noticed?

The new year is in full swing. Have you noticed?

The cautious joy is once again being shadowed by the déjà-vu of the Corona events. There is something weird in the air. The holiday break did not feel like one. Not enough variety since we were only allowed to visit in the privacy of our own homes. We are tired of...

Nothing will change anyway

Nothing will change anyway

This was a comment of a young woman who criticized her friend for making resolutions. I curiously overheard their conversation. “Nothing is going to change anyway”. Is this really the case? Can’t we move anything in life? Her second point of criticism was why we make...

Get a damn coach

Get a damn coach

I‘m getting tired of stories and excuses. When I turn 40 I want... When my children grow up… When my children start school… When my children finish college… When my husband starts his new career… When the weather changes… When I retire… I could go on and on. Whatever...

Don’t make yourself an easy victim

Don’t make yourself an easy victim

“Me? As a woman? There is no place for me at this company.” This was a sentence I heard some weeks ago from a pretty frustrated young woman who is going through a rough time in her life. Sentences like these tend to stay with me for a while. They make me think. They...

Change – yes, it always comes unasked for

Change – yes, it always comes unasked for

It was one of those days last Sunday that will be nearly impossible to forget. It’s an unpleasant anniversary of Friday the 13th, 2020. This was the day I saw my clients in person for the last time. The day that turned my life upside down and shortly after we all knew...

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What Clients Are Saying

"Violetta is one of a kind. She certainly can help any expat learn and master the German language. But what really sets her apart, is her decade-long coaching experience ranging from pharma industry to public sector. She is kind, honest and empowering. She is also tough, unapologetic and accountable. You want her in your corner for sure, and I can say that after 4 years of continuous coaching, I will sorely miss our weekly reality checks!"

Dr. C.V., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"Violetta is the perfect coach you are looking for. She is flexible and can adapt to your personality and your goals. She will not find the solution to your problems but will nicely guide you to find the way to solve them. Her level of energy and empathy is without any limit! Violetta was instrumental in the success a essential steps in my career and personal life and supported me on a very strategic projects to achieve my objectives. I would recommend her without any restriction."

Dr. F.M., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"I’m fortunate to have worked with her over the past three years and she has been key in giving me the support I needed to make the bold decisions that really took my career in hi-tech to the next level, twice. I highly recommend working with Violetta if you need a top-notch ally by your side to achieve the next big goal in your professional journey. "

C.C.
Team Leader - Tech Industry - USA

"You‘re looking for a professional coach? Be aware, Violetta is not the one for everyone ... why am I saying that? Well, I guess if you really want to get going, develop and grow your personality, hire her - she‘s the best and will kick your ... If you‘re looking for someone who is just „nice“, don‘t do it. Violetta will not accept lame excuses, long-winded speeches or the like - she WILL make you move! "

K.J.
CEO - Quality Systems - Germany

"Violetta is definitely the kind of high energy level woman you want to have by your side. Always positive, full of endless resources and straight to the point. Violetta has definitely inspired me to drive my career to the very top, believe in me & find my happiness. She is a unique admirable business happy lady... Wanna be as successful and happy as I am today??? Then just get Violetta on board! "

Dr. S. P., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist - Pharmaceutical Industry - Switzerland

"I could use a lot of terms to describe the skills of Violetta and in which way it´s a great benefit collaborating with her but I realized that one single word summarizes what is guiding her: EMPATHY. "

Dr. F.M., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist – Pharmaceutical Industry – Germany

"Violetta, you are the best, most amazing, coolest coach/teacher/therapist ever! 😊😊😊"

Dr. E.S., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist – Pharmaceutical Industry – Germany

"Thank you, Violetta! You are an inspiration! "

C.W.
Executive Assistant – Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"Dear Violetta, Just a quick note to say thank you for the great time we had during the management assistance training ... Particularly the Saturdays with you as an instructor were amazing, and you helped us discover skills we never suspected we had ... You are such a charismatic woman with an amazing ability to encourage people, and with such a positive attitude ... You have made such an amazing, lasting impression on me, and I am very grateful to you for your positive energy. Such a pity that the training is already over. "

A.S.
Manufacturing Industry - Germany

"I can only repeat what the other girls have said ... We had a great time, with lots of support, information, instructive contents ... and what was never missing in your lectures was that we all had a lot of fun and were highly motivated. As far as I am concerned, I would not mind monthly coaching sessions ... "

U.S.
Virtual Assistant – Germany

"Thanks to her charismatic personality, Violetta has no problem at all to engage all participants in her seminar right from the start. Right from the first minute, it was clear, this woman knows what she is talking about, and that it will be more than just theoretical knowledge that gets imparted. Her enthusiasm spreads easily to all the participants and the mutual interactions do not permit boredom to take hold even for a minute. "

S.W.
Executive Assistant – Public Sector - Germany

"I highly recommend Violetta as a language coach. She is extremely personable, always engaging and encouraging, and has deftly guided me through the hurdles of the German language. I feel that her unique combination of patience and persistence, and her ability to relate to my experience as an expatriate has really helped me to maintain the learning pace needed to acquire the language and use it in my daily life, even in the midst of trying to balance the competing demands of work and family life."

Dr. G.L., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist – Pharmaceutical Industry – Germany

"I wanted to thank you, by the way: Because the statement “YOU DO NOT HAVE TO STAY HERE” has helped me immensely and encouraged me to take the first steps towards leaving my company, checking out the job market and reviewing my qualifications, and to dare step out of my “comfort” zone! "

J.K.
Executive Assistant – Germany

"I have just received the training results. I am completely stunned. Many thanks, I have not taken it in yet. You have given me so much, thanks again!"

L.B.
Executive Assistant – Engineering Works – Germany

"My assistant is one my most valuable assets. Her ability to professionally manage my (and others’) needs has direct and deep consequences for my ability to deliver results and on how I am regarded by others. She is already quite a strong performer, and so the coaching program is a both a recognition of her talent and also a development investment to take her performance to the next level. "

Dr. A.M., Ph.D.
Supervisor to an Executive Assistant - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"It was truly enriching – one of the best seminars/continuing education courses that I have ever attended. The coaching is fantastic, and Violetta Krok is unique."

R.R.
Executive Assistant - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"I suddenly realized what impact my behavior and my thoughts had on myself and my surroundings. We were given tools that brought calmness to the way I think, feel and act. I have never experienced such team work. The time is ripe - and so am I - for new things, new thoughts and new emotions. The coaching helped me to let go. I would recommend coaching to everybody who faces life changes, who has to change directions. The coaching results can be felt and seen. Violetta's coaching fosters development on a personal and professional level."

N.N.
Executive Assistant - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"What did you do with them? This team is like an amazing clockwork. And they can read my mind. "

Dr. J.M., Ph.D.
Supervisor to an Executive Assistant Team - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"The classes were immensely exciting, amazingly well put together with different presentation tools and full of valuable content. You are absolutely amazing, and that makes you stand out!"

M.M.
Automotive Industry - Germany

"It’s been an incredible journey learning from you! Thanks for walking me through the language and the culture in the past year, plus many local tips! It’s been a tremendous journey for our family, and I very much appreciate we can communicate with you. "

Dr. Z.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

"I have been taking language training with Violetta for one and a half years now.
What makes it so amazing is the way she is able to share her knowledge, embracing her passion for her work while teaching a language and culture. And not only with everyday life topics we are challenged with while getting integrated in a new country and culture but with added interesting work-related skills. A full package! Yes, there are a lot of professionals in this area, but only a few can evolve us in a way that brings us to learn more than a language, but also makes us discover matters which we can bring for our entire professional and personal life. More than grateful! "

T.A.
Executive Assistant - Pharmaceutical Industry - Germany

List of Clients

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • Sanomed Gesundheits- und Sportnahrungsmittel GmbH
  • Wieland Werke AG
  • Diehl Aviation GmbH
  • ACD Elektronik GmbH
  • Colep Laupheim GmbH
  • Georg Schlegel GmbH und Co. KG
  • Brunel GmbH
  • Bästlein Gebrauchtmaschinen GmbH
  • Transporeon GmbH & Co. KG
  • First Fit GmbH & Co. KG
  • Prinzing GmbH
  • WEH GmbH

Violetta Krok

Professional Development Coach + Trainer

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