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‘A purposeful conversation between two people, that inspires them to step out of their comfort zones and take the initial steps towards doing what they want and being who they want to be’. Kain Ramsay, Achology

Everyone needs encouragement to progress and change, even the most successful individuals. The benefits of using a coach can be the edge that you seek, both in your personal and professional life.



Your coach is not only present during challenging moments. His or her primary mission is to bring fulfilment into your life and motivation.



The purpose of coaching is to boost your self-confidence. By calling upon a professional, you are reshaping your life. There are also many recommended books on personal development which will support your quest.

A coach can facilitate a new direction in your life. Similar to a sports coach, we propose exercises so you can move forward and practice your new way of being. This will increase your confidence and help you to bounce back after a set-back.

A coach will provide customized support and help you reach results. The tools and techniques of Positive Discipline, NLP, and Empowering Leaders & Teams (ELT) are very useful in bringing about personal development.

As part of the coaching process, these tools are practiced within a variety of situations chosen by the coachee.

Success is in the process of change, not only in the immediate result expected.

You will be mentored by a certified life coach and recruitment professional who worked successfully for 20 years in the public and private sectors. And since 2016 as a Positive Discipline Trainer.

Izumi Takase provides personal coaching upon request in the following areas:

CAREER MANAGEMENT: Identifying your career path; preparing and succeeding in job interviews.

COACHING FOR PROFESSIONALS: Finding meaning in your work and accomplishing your projects. Understand the reasons for your discouragement. Develop strategies to reinforce your core competencies and potential.

EXECUTIVE COACHING: Reinforce your business leadership skills. Develop your self-awareness, influential skills, and develop strategies to reinforce your core competencies and potential.

COACHING FOR FAMILIES with Positive Discipline: To recover a harmonious family life after a break-up or some changes. Find solutions together on a specific challenge.

COACHING FOR SCHOOLS with Positive Discipline: Personalized support for the head of schools, educators, and teachers in the classroom.



Career Management

To help you bridge between who you are and what you want.

  • Do you want a change but you don’t know how to move from A to B?
  • Do you want to know who you are, where you fit, what you want, what fulfills you, where you want to be in 3-5 years from now?
  • Do you want to know how to move to the next step – from something you have to do – to something you want to do?

Career Coaching can help shake things up, present other perspectives, challenge pre-existing beliefs we have about ourselves and our capabilities, and “break down” whatever psychological barriers we may have that prevent us from taking the next steps with confidence.

Using the services of a Career Coach is already half the battle in improving your interview skills.

Successful Interviews

Preparation is essential for a successful interview. Working with an interview professional can enhance performance.

Improve your:

  • Self-confidence, self-belief and overcome nerves
  • Practical preparation and insights in how to understand the objectives of the employer
  • Ability to sell yourself, CV and unique selling points
  • Capacity to answer difficult questions with honesty
  • Performance at competency interviews
  • Your language and impact strategies (how to aks good questions)
  • Techniques on how to chase feedback, negotiating salary and managing counteroffers.

Coaching is adapted according to the needs of individual and the company. We have helped many job seekers prepare for all types of interview – competency interviews, traditional interviews, panel interviews, and phone interviews.

Targeted organizations are from both the public and the private sectors and most industries – IT, Engineering, Retail, HSE, Public Sector, FMCG, Banking & Finance, and Education.

You will be coached by a Recruitment and Talent Management professional who has worked successfully for 19 years in both the public and private sectors.

 “As a mid-career professional, I was looking to make a lateral move in the international organization sector. Given how competitive the market is, I came to iPositiveLINC for professional coaching to improve my presentation and interview skills–in order to put my best foot forward. Within minutes, Izumi was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses, as well as to hone in on the areas where I could most improve. Her warm and intuitive nature made me feel instantly at ease, and by the end of the session, I felt comfortable tackling even the most difficult interview questions.” 
Michael J. 

“Using simple words and a lot of empathy, Izumi knows how to guide you and to give you the keys to move step by step on the path of life, which can sometimes be strewn with pitfalls. Thanks to her, and her group guidance in our common reflections, I rose to the challenge and her teaching is now accompanying me in my everyday life. A big thank you.”

Competency Based Interviews (CBI)

Interviews have evolved over the last decade. There is a significant shift away from traditional interviews and towards Competency Based Interviews (CBI) covering both soft skills (emotional intelligence) and hard skills (tasks).

These interviews are also known as structured interviews or behavioral interviews.

This style of interview consists of several targeted questions. They require interviewees to describe specific tasks or situations. The assumption is that the best indication of future behavior is self-awareness.

Interviewees are typically assessed on 3-5 competencies. An example of a common competency is “problem-solving skills” and ‘communication and influence.’

A typical question is, “describe how you managed a difficult situation… Talk me through your approach … How did you feel during the situation? And what was the outcome?”.

iPositiveLINC help job-seekers prepare for competency interviews.  We worked with job seekers targeting new jobs and internal promotions.


Team Management Profile (TMP)

TMP is recognized as the foremost integrated system of work-based, research-proven assessments and feedback instruments worldwide.

Team Management Profile was established in 1985. The TMP approach focuses on identifying and understanding key work elements in explaining why some individuals, teams, and organizations perform, work effectively and achieve their objectives, while others may fail.

TMP can help you understand your behaviors and competencies as well as how to improve your communication skills focusing on both your strengths and your weaknesses.

After filling a short questionnaire (maximum 20 minutes), you are provided with a full personal report of over 20 pages, followed by a one to one debrief with the consultant for a minimum of two hours.

For more information and details about the TMP, visit:  http://www.tmsworldwide.com


Izumi Takase worked for 19 years as a Recruitment and Talent Management Consultant for major multinationals, SME’s and start-ups in various industry sectors such as IT/Telecom, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, commodity trading, luxury goods, FMCG and public institutions.

Izumi searched for top-notch senior management in finance, marketing and sales, human resources and supply chain functions and has been delegated to client sites for companies such as Dell, SITA, Coty, SGS, Medtronic, Pepsico, Colgate, and the State of Geneva to name a few, as a Talent Acquisition professional.

She implemented assessments to help clients select their best internal resource for a given position and/or to select the best graduate trainees on a worldwide basis.

Are you interested in knowing more? If so, please fill in the contact form by clicking here.


Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching focuses on leadership skills for managing team(s), a company, or a department.

Do you want to know how to advance your team, company or department in an effective and inspiring way?

The executive coach will provide guidance on reinforcing people and/or business skills. The focus is to identify and clarify current goals as well as the appropriate action steps to reach those goals.

You will:

  • Improve your posture, communication style as well as self-awareness
  • Master tools to foster a positive and encouraging work environment
  • Acquire tools to conduct effective team meetings that produce concrete results
  • Practice active listening skills and managing difficult situations
  • Increase your impact as a leader by working on your strategic vision, teamwork, time management, stress management, performance management, feedback processes that optimizes the potential of each employee
  • Improve your work/life balance for a healthy life
Executive Coaching Framework

Our coaching sessions take place in person, at your workplace, or online.

Izumi has worked for 20 years as an HR consultant for multinationals, SMEs and start-ups in various industrial sectors: IT, telecommunications, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, import-export, luxury goods, consumer goods, as well as public institutions. She has accompanied managers on their recruitment and employee skills assessment projects in order to identify their talents and core competencies. She is a certified life coach and trainer.

See Izumi’s full biography here.

Want to know more? Click here to contact me.


Coaching With Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline is a model based on Adlerian Psychology. It can be used by parents, teachers, couples, business and community leaders to learn to create responsible, respectful, and resourceful relationships in their communities.

Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline books by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott, and co-authors, this model can be applied to both children and adults to become contributing members of their communities. 

For Families

Are you feeling challenged by your children’s power, struggles, whining, temper tantrums, attitude, or sibling conflicts?

  • Are you having trouble implementing some of the Positive Discipline tools?
  • Do you need a first support to get started?
  • Or you’ve started using Positive Discipline tools but something is not working?

Some parents feel they need guidance and support to bring peace and joy at home. And implement some of the Positive Discipline tools in family life.

If you feel this extra push is helpful, this one on one coaching session at your home with your family (or online) can help you get started.

We help implement and practice the Positive Discipline tools such as Family Meetings, Curiosity Questions or how to brainstorm for solutions.

To apply for your own personal coaching session, please fill in the contact form below.


For Schools

Positive Discipline in the Classroom (PDC) is a research-based classroom management program that empowers teachers with skills to build their students’ sense of community, prepare them for successful living, and increase academic achievement.

Positive Discipline in the Classroom is designed to create a respectful school climate through social-emotional learning, character education and effective discipline.

It provides simple and clear lesson plans that you can integrate into your daily curriculum.

The full PDC program provides the tools to develop effective class meetings and create a climate of mutual respect through teaching communication, cooperation, problem-solving, and self-regulatory skills.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand motivations for misbehavior and how to respectfully encourage change in ways that eliminates most discipline problems.
  • Learn how to encourage students and set limits using kindness and firmness at the same time.
  • Learn tools to effectively lead a classroom based on cooperation and mutual respect instead of control.
  • Learn how to teach life skills (self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, problem solving etc.) so that students can cooperate and learn successfully in the classroom.

As a PD Classroom Educator or Trainer, accredited by the French and American Positive Discipline Association (ADPF & PDA), we can train and assist you in becoming a Positive Discipline Lab School.

Are you a teacher or educator who followed PD workshops in the classroom and really excited to get started with your own classes?

  • Do you need a first helping hand to get going?
  • Or you’ve started using Positive Discipline tools but something is not working?

Accredited PD educators and trainers can guide you in the classroom in implementing Positive Discipline tools once a week and brainstorm for solutions.

To apply for a classroom coaching session, or other PD services at your school, please click here to fill in the contact form.


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