Vera A. Wilhelm

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Vera A. Wilhelm is a leadership and transition coach with extensive experience in staff development. Vera works globally with senior as well as emerging leaders in complex and fast-paced work environments in person and online. Her areas of expertise are leadership, career, and transition coaching. Vera has served as a coach in several World Bank Group Coaching programs including the WBG internal coaching program, the coaching program of the International Finance Corporation, the coaching program for staff in fragile and conflict-affected areas, and the young professional program of the World Bank, both as a coach and an assessor. She has worked as an international development practitioner and economist in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia and has led the operations training program of the World Bank Group. Vera supports her clients in developing a clear vision and goals for transitioning to the next stage of their career or personal life; managing resistance and discomfort during change processes; and attaining personal growth by building courage and confidence to take the next step. Vera works with deep listening, insightful questions, somatic coaching techniques, and humor to create a safe space for her clients to clarify their intentions, explore their strengths as well as blind spots, and integrate new behaviors as they transition to the next stage. She has worked with a number of assessments including DISC, TKI, Strenghtfinder, and Strengthscope. She is pursuing studies in psychology and positive neuroplasticity, exploring the linkages between neuroscience and coaching. Vera speaks fluent French, German, and basic level Spanish. Education: Masters in Economics and Social Sciences University of Cologne, Germany Ph.D. in Economics University of Cologne, Germany Certificates in International Business Management, Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University, NY and Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris
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