Alexandra Barosa Pereira, the Managing Partner of ABP Corporate Coaching, believes that there is no one in the world without specific capabilities. There are, however, people who have not yet become aware of the potential that they can transform into talent.

Still young, she believed that each one of us has the ability to encourage and make a difference in society - this is what inspired her to graduate in Sociology. She started her career as a trainer and counselor. Still, after starting her research on Coaching, in the scope of her Masters in Psychology of Professional Development, Alexandra Barosa Pereira became aware that this would be the way to support others to find meaning in the context of their reality. She believes that this will be the path to bio-psycho-social well-being.

She has a deep belief in lifelong learning, feeling that each experience will empower us more to fulfill purposes and that self-knowledge is a continuous process of individual growth in interaction with the environment. This is why she does not want to stop acquiring scientific knowledge, reflect on her continuous development, and learn with each client and context.


Alexandra Barosa Pereira is an author and researcher in Coaching, with articles and works published and presented in international conferences. She has extensive experience as an international speaker on coaching issues, namely Coaching Cultures in Organizations, Intercultural Coaching, and Team Coaching. She has participated in lectures in Portugal, Brazil, the United States of America, Cape Verde, Canada, among others.

A Sociologist by academic degree, she started coaching in a perspective of motivation and job satisfaction aligned with the values and purposes of life and has been expanding this purpose to the development of global leaders, which is today her calling card.

Master in Psychology of Professional Development, by the University of Évora, with the thesis Coaching: research on the practice of coaches in Portugal.

And as part of her Ph.D. at ISCTE in Management, she specialized in Team Coaching and Intercultural Coaching.


Alexandra Barosa Pereira is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF - International Coaching Federation, Certified Coach Mentor (CCM), Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA) by EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council, with over 2500 hours of Executive, Leadership, and Team Coaching practice with C-Suite, Directors, and Managers, with assessment expertise.

Since 2007, she has been a Coach and Coaching project manager in international consulting companies, with experience in implementing coaching programs in industries such as Logistics and Transportation, Energy, Electronics, Consumer Goods, Cosmetics, Telecommunications, Construction, Banking and Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, eHealth, Information Technology.

Her contribution to the community also includes work as a coach with the United Nations.

She works with her clients in true partnership, using intuitive listening, challenging perspectives, and facilitating actions. What best defines her as a coach is the curiosity that allows her clients to reach higher levels of self-awareness so that they can enhance and overcome their leadership roles (many working in virtual and multicultural environments).

Her experience as a coach in different industries has focused mainly on supporting the identification of potential, cultural alignment, and organizational engagement through techniques that promote creativity and provoke leaving the comfort zone to achieve business results.

Coaching expertise: 360 feedback; leadership development and organizational resilience; change management; succession planning; talent management; executives in new roles; coaching training for coaches and leaders; mentoring and supervision of coaches and leaders who wish to develop coaching skills. She conducts coaching sessions in Portuguese and English.

Alexandra Barosa Pereira has a successful track record in working with forward-thinking companies.

Coaching Path


Executive Coordinator of the Post-Graduation in Coaching at NOVA SBE

Executive Coordinator and invited professor of the Post-Graduation "Executive Coaching - leadership and coaching cultures " at NOVA SBE in partnership with Henley Business School. It is the only program in Portugal leading to an individual coaching certification by the three coaching associations with the highest worldwide recognition.


Individual Team Coaching Accreditation (ITCA) by EMCC

Becomes certified as a Team Coach through EMCC


Ph.D. in Management

Defends doctoral thesis with the theme Dynamic Team Leadership Coaching towards Business Results



Joins the founding members of EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) Portugal


Research on Team Coaching

Starts researching Team Coaching as part of her Ph.D. project in Management at ISCTE-IUL, a practice she has been applying with clients since 2009


Coach for United Nations projects

Starts working as a coach for United Nations projects integrated in The Humanitarian Coaching Network


Certification as a Mentor Coach

Becomes certified as a Mentor Coach


Trainer and mentor of coaches on ACTP courses

Trainer and coach mentor for an international school on ACTP courses (full accreditation by ICF)


Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF

Obtains the ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential after more than 750 hours of coaching clients (accreditation renewed every 3 years with the demonstration of evidence of continuous development in coaching)


ICF Volunteer

Serves the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a volunteer in different functions, first in the scientific research committee, then as a supporting player in an international conference, as a juror in the Prism Award, and as a co-leader of the Expatriates and Intercultural Coaching community of practice, finally as vice president of operations of the Portuguese Chapter. Currently she leads the Ethics committee of the Portuguese ICF Chapter

In the year of2009

ABP Corporate Coaching

Founded ABP Corporate Coaching


Specialization in Intercultural Management - Intercultural Coaching

Starts specialization in Intercultural Management, in particular Intercultural Coaching, having assumed in 2015 the position of Vice President and Executive Director of the International Association for Transcultural and Organizational Studies (AIETORG)

In the year of2007

Launches one of the first books on coaching

Launches one of the first books on coaching - Coaching in Portugal: theory and practice - and qualifies as a coach, performing since then coaching project manager and coach functions in consulting companies such as Mercer and Korn Ferry International, with experience in coaching programs in various sectors of activity


National and international conferences on coaching

Since 2006, she is a frequent presence in the press and at national and international conferences on coaching issues


Research on coaching

Directs the first research on coaching conducted in Portugal

Alexandra Barosa Pereira – Managing Partner ABP Corporate Coaching

The purpose of my work is to accompany organizations, through the development of leaders and teams, using coaching tools that will help them identify and align their own purposes, values, and skills and adjust them to the needs of their context, resulting in engagement, improved performance, and a sense of accomplishment and belonging.

    ABP Corporate Coaching is a Coaching company guided by quality, rigor, and innovation in its services. At ABP Corporate Coaching, we design customized projects adapted to the reality of each client, with a deep respect for its frame of reference - values, identity, and purpose.


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