Bruna de Palo

Industry Experience & Specializations

Neuroscience-based coaching and training, Executive and Leadership Coaching, Career Coaching for leaders in fortune 500 and 100 companies worldwide. Focusing on:

  • Developing executive presence
  • Strategic leadership
  • Stress Management
  • Fulfillment at work
  • Effective communication
  • Shifting mindsets, behaviors, and perspectives through neuroscience-based strategies Developing strength and resilience


Neuroscience for Business, MIT Management Executive Education 2021

Brain-based coaching, NeuroLeadership Institute, online 2020-2021

Fundamentals of neuroscience, HarvardX, 2020

Introduction to Psychology, Yale University, 2020

Conscious Business by Fred Kofman, 2020

Positive Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018

NLP Practitioner Course, The Coaching Academy, 2017-2018

Corporate and Executive Coaching, The Coaching Academy, 2017-2018

Co-Active Coaching, The Coaches Training Institute, 2015

Coaching Certifications

Professional Certified Coach, PCC

Brain-based coach

Co-Active ® Coach

Bruna De Palo is an ICF certified Executive, Leadership, and Career Coach who helps senior executives activate their “sense of aliveness” and become authentic leaders by unleashing the power of their greatest asset – the brain.

With a unique, innovative, and practical neuroscience-based approach, Bruna empowers her clients to understand why the brain triggers certain behaviors and how to optimize its functions. Armed with this thought-provoking knowledge, they can achieve the 3 Cs: Control, Credibility, and Confidence.

With more than 20 years of experience working in the corporate sector, Bruna has a profound understanding of the self-limiting habitual patterns experienced by smart professionals. With an ability to bring cutting-edge neuroscience concepts to life through practical frameworks, she is regarded as a powerhouse in fostering creative human leadership versus business leadership.

A specialist in shifting entrenched mindsets that lead to conditions such as the imposter syndrome, Bruna ignites change that lasts.

Bruna is based in London and works with clients from all corners of the globe. She is a Professional Certified Coach PCC, Co-Active® Coach, NLP Practitioner, Results Trained Coach, and Member of the International Coaching Federation and the British Neuroscience Association.

As an international keynote speaker, Bruna delivers talks on human leadership, vertical development, and fulfillment. Her signature talk 'Bring Who You Are Into What You Do' has been featured on TEDx. It inspires busy professionals to discover their unique gifts so they can quit acting like Human Doings and start acting like Human Beings to propel productivity, impact, and presence.

Bruna brings to her work boundless energy and deep empathy for her clients. A voracious reader and a sharp observer of human behavior, she is passionate about contemporary history, tennis, cycling, jazz, classical music, and cooking.

Bruna is currently a lecturer at an international business school for an MBA-like program. She also mentors coaches, helping them develop and grow their businesses.

She is multilingual (English, Italian), based in London, and working virtually across EMEA, US, and China.

Core Skills:

- Neuroscience-based Leadership & Executive Coaching
- Career Development & Career Change Coaching
- Public Speaking and training on:

Mental Agility | Emotional Intelligence | Decision Making | Intuitive Intelligence | Developing Charisma and Executive Presence | Effective Communication | Creative Thinking | Conflict Management | Behavioural Change | Problem Solving | Coaching Skills | Find your purpose | Fulfilment at work | Career Change

Leveraging her experience as a Career Change Coach, Bruna is currently writing a book that will help people find and transition to a career that makes them feel alive.

Proudest Professional Achievement and Why?
Turning my gifts into assets that help people become alive at work because it honors my mission on this planet.

Proudest Personal Achievement and Why?
Buying my own flat at 20 with no help and start a new life entirely on my own because as a young girl I didn’t know I could ever make it.

Three words someone else would use to describe me:
Energetic, passionate, knowledgeable.

I consider a day a success if:
Utilized my gifts to make someone else life better.

The toughest challenge I’ve ever faced is:
Moving to London alone and with few resources to discover it was way tougher than I thought.

Favorite Quote:
“Ships are safe in harbors, but that’s not what ships are built for” by John A. Shedd and “You cannot solve a problem with the same mindset that created it”, attributed to Albert Einstein.