Our Facilitators

To face the needs of its clients Successful Women Academy™ has certified a number of coaches and consultants in the use
of the SWA Framework™ and partners with them as and when needed to facilitate its group programmes.

AnYes van Rhijn

AnYes van Rhijn is an international career and business Empowerment Coach at Successful Women Academy™ . She has founded Successful Women Academy™ to provide live and virtual coaching, training and mentoring to women all over the world. Prior to working more specifically with women, she has spent eight years as an Executive Coach helping international managers and leaders enhance their leadership presence, personal effectiveness, and working relationships. She also helped them implement organizational changes with strengths-based approaches. AnYes is the creator of the SWA Framework™, which is at the heart of the Step Into Your Brilliance (SIYB) and the Success On Your Own Terms (SOYOT) programmes. She is the expert in numerous modules of these two programmes.

Full biography AnYes van Rhijn | Areas of Expertise: Self-Leadership – Mindset – Work-Life Balance – Personal Branding – Personal Effectiveness – Effective Relationships – Business Coaching – Time & Priorities Management – Sleep Management – Strengths-based approaches

Barica Blenkuš

Barica is an executive coach & supervisor and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy ™. She has 25 years of experience in developing leaders. Her blend of practical leadership experience, intellectual rigour and creative understanding has enabled her to become an outstanding executive coach and confidential thinking partner, working with senior executives, business owners and top-level teams. She trained in France and the UK and holds a Master of Science degree in Organisational change consulting from Ashridge Business School, UK. She is also a trained psychotherapist and an accredited supervisor to coaches and consultants. Barica, who is fluent in English, French, Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian and speaks basic Italian, works globally from her base in Slovenia.

Full biography Barica Blenkuš | Areas of expertise: Executive Coaching – Leadership development – Coach supervision – Life coaching – Change consulting – Organisation consulting – Strengths-based approaches – Skills Training

Lauretta Giovannoni

Lauretta Giovannoni is a Lifestyle and Personal Development Coach at Mad About My Life and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy™.

South African born and now living in the UK, Lauretta holds a first degree in Psychology and Counselling and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology. Lauretta is a qualified and experienced coach and bereavement counsellor, as well as an accredited psychometric and personality practitioner.Added to her continual education, Lauretta has recently been accepted to undertake a professional PhD in Coaching Psychology to further deepen her knowledge and to research the preventative essence of coaching on mitigating stress related disorders & diseases.

Full biography Lauretta Giovannoni | Areas of expertise: Personal Development – Lifestyle – Personality and psychometric assessments – Bereavement

Suparna Malhotra

Suparna is an established and highly effective executive coach at The Suparna Way and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy™. Her corporate experience spans two decades and three continents. Suparna’s expertise yields unlimited benefits to the senior executives with whom she works. She enables her clients to achieve results extremely effectively and quickly. Born in India and raised in the Middle East, she was called upon to find a solution to Gender-Based Violence. This led her to focus her business on creating leadership programs for women and helping them move up the ladder towards equality and equal pay. Suparna, who is fluent in four languages, is a keynote speaker and runs workshops for internal women’s networks across her client base. She values working collaboratively towards common goals.

Full biography Suparna Malhotra | Areas of expertise:  Leadership – Team Development – Motivation

Terry McNerney

Terri McNerney is the Owner of Inspire the Best, which specializes in aligning Leaders, Teams & Business and a certified partner of Successful Women Academy™.
She has 25 years’ experience working with Senior Leaders and Teams in Global 500 companies, covering a variety of industries including oil & gas, broadcast media, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, and finance. Enhancing business performance is a key focus using strengths-based approaches to resilience, relationships, transition, transformation & culture change. Empowering the next generation of women leaders is something close to Terri’s heart, engaging and energizing them to live to their purpose and passions and do what they do best.

Full biography Terri McNerney | Areas of expertise: Executive Coaching – Strengths-based Leadership – Accelerated Team Alignment – Business-Life Balance – Positive Transition – Transformation and Change.