My name is Pascal Maygnan, I am French, and I live with my family in Germany.  In fact, I have been living abroad for most of the past 25 years, in Germany, the US, and the United Arab Emirates. I enjoy discovering and interacting with people of different cultures because they enrich my world and make me a better human being.

I studied International Business and Finance, doing an MBA at Columbia Business School, New York City in 2004. My career spans more than 20 years of international experience in blue chip companies as a senior executive finance leader. My strategic insight and ability to work with C-level executives have earned me high credibility to help organizations create and sustain profitable growth. At a point in my career, I was an entrepreneur, starting my wine tasting business and feeling the growing pains of running a new business.

My passion is leadership and developing people. As a leader, I transformed and turned around teams to bring them to a high level of performance. I coach my teams and the managers of these teams so they can enhance their own leadership presence. As an Executive and Life Coach, I am coaching leaders, executives, and individuals to motivate them to take action, so they become more successful in their roles, achieve the goals they set for themselves [be they personal or professional] and find purpose in life.

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Why Coaching?

My journey into coaching started in 2016 while I was still living in Dubai. At the time, I was promoted to take over a large finance team in Europe. Although I was thrilled to have been given this opportunity, I also felt very unsecure about the future; I was afraid of not knowing how to manage that big team; a little voice inside me kept whispering that this was way out of my league. I also felt very lonely professionally, having no-one I could talk to about how I felt or what I should do.

Following my wife’s advice, I made the decision to hire a Coach for myself in order to discuss about my new job and my challenges. This is by far the best career decision I have ever made. Through the work I have done with my Coach, I realized I had self-limiting beliefs that prevented me from reaching my full potential at work. I discovered that I feared to do things that I knew how to do perfectly well. What I feared was just the judgment of others. The provocative questions my Coach asked me, and my own reflection of who I was, and what drove me in life taught me how to make more resonant choices and live fully aligned with my values. Finally, I came to realize that what I loved doing at work with my teams – i.e., helping people develop and grow – was essentially nothing other than coaching others. Upon starting in my new role, I therefore also decided that I wanted to be more skilled in coaching others.

Being a trained Coach and a graduate of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) has opened new doors for me. As a Co-Active® Coach, I help individuals like you live fulfilling and balanced lives. I work with you to, first set challenging goals that will add to your life; and second, achieve those goals. As a Coach, I function as a sounding board, and offer support, encouragement, feedback, and direction for you to step beyond your current situation and to take a great leap in work or life.

How I Work

I coach with a strong balance of using curiosity, my intuition, and listening to you. I will also work with you to deepen your understanding of yourself and forward your learning. As a Coach, I do this for you:

  • Ask provocative questions during our coaching sessions
  • Partner with you to develop desired new skills, stop self-defeating habits, improve personal performance, and overcome obstacles that are preventing your growth
  • Inspire and facilitate personal achievement and fulfillment of your life goals
  • Provide challenges and brainstorming
  • Provide the structure and focus needed for you to stay in action
  • Hold you accountable to action