Sílvia Fontquerni is originally from a town near Barcelona and currently lives in London, UK. Her work as a coach consists of Unlocking Human & Leadership Potential to accelerate professional outcomes and goals. Life coaching applied to leadership roles boosting areas such as confidence, overcoming inner barriers or fears, and gaining awareness of how leadership skills can impact and influence team outcomes. Fontquerni is also an Executive Contributor at Brainz Magazine. Due to her brilliant work in the industry, Fontquerni has been awarded the ‘Brainz Crea Global Awards Honoree 2021,’ along with top celebrities and entrepreneurs such as Robin Sharma, Marisa Peer, and Oprah Winfrey.
Sílvia Fontquerni’s journey began when she was merely a pre-teenager attending school; where she felt lonely and different, an experience that greatly inspired the values and ideals she holds today. Overcoming this challenge strengthened her empathy and compassion skills. “I understood the importance of creating a positive and healthy atmosphere around me. It taught me to focus on the positive characteristics of others rather than the negatives and the importance of not labeling people merely for being different. No one should ever feel bad about being their authentic selves,” Fontquerni explained. This was also the beginning of her vocation to coach others towards a happy and inspired life.
However, growing up, Fontquerni’s self-image abated due to her experiences in school and other difficulties she faced at that stage, which led to immense stress and anxiety. She recalled, “Everybody could see my potential. Yet, I couldn’t see it at the time.” As a result, she had great difficulty defining her career path and could not combine her passion and values with her work.
Fontquerni always had an inherent skill of giving and elevating others, but she had difficulty remembering the exuberant individual she was and what she truly wanted in life. To rectify this, she followed her gut instinct and fulfilled her dream of going abroad, and moved to London to start a new life that would allow her to grow, expand and continue her deep-rooted transformational changes.
Her parents transferred her deep values such as the importance of education and responsibility, especially her mother, who was her constant pillar of support. She helped Fontquerni overcome this phase of disorientation and loneliness that has transformed her into the kind and empowered woman she is today.
After shifting to London, she got a job at the InterContinental, IHG Hotel Group. While there, she discovered her professional path after regularly leading, coaching, guiding, and training her peers. After watching the transformation her coaching and training had on her team and colleagues, her boss Globy Ouseph suggested applying this knowledge to intercontinental and making a career out of it. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, Fontquerni’s plans didn’t go as expected. Nevertheless, looking at her progress, Fontquerni chose to launch her coaching business on the side, Silvia FF Coaching. She is also currently studying a Master’s (CIPD L7) and working at Intercontinental.
Talking about her profession, she explains, “My goal is to help HR and companies improve in areas such as company culture, the workplace, and creating a healthy environment paved with growth opportunities that unlock people’s maximum potential.’‘
She continued, “Coaching sessions provide a warm and safe space where clients feel understood, supported, and well-guided.” Her coaching sessions have yielded excellent results and have had a life-altering effect on her clients.
Due to her brilliant work in the industry, Fontquerni has been awarded ‘Brainz Crea Global Awards Honoree 2021,’ along with top celebrities and entrepreneurs such as Robin Sharma, Marisa Peer, and Oprah Winfrey.
Her advice to budding leaders is, “Follow your gut feeling, only you know your path, stay true to yourself and fight for what you stand for always.”