Client Reviews

With Sylvana’s coaching, I learned a lot about myself, which helped me grow as a leader and as a human being. I learned about what drives me, about my “zone of genius” and Sylvana provided simple tools and methods to let go of unhelpful habits and implement new ones that would best serve my goals. One of the most important outcomes was I learned how to have a bigger impact while being less busy. As a coach, Sylvana is incredibly good at asking the right questions, listening, then asking more questions to help uncover what’s really going on, but then she also has something to say. She has clear ideas and input. From our second meeting, she already had revealed key points where she saw I could evolve as a leader. Sylvana manages to create an environment that is equally trusting and open, but also demanding. She raises the bar. You quickly get to a place where you openly discuss the most relevant points. She wants you to achieve results and is committed to your success, and (very important) she also makes this work fun. It was a perfect mix that led to some powerful shifts in my life.
Simon Z., Germany Market Leader
I strongly recommend Sylvana to any entrepreneur or startup executive looking to improve themselves. Her coaching helped me become more adept at addressing many complex and potentially stressful work situations I find myself in daily. She guided me to clear the organizational haze around myself and take a lot of drama out of my days. Sylvana is a great listener, and with her approach, I had practical takeaways each time we spoke, which I could implement or test right away. It was a great work relationship and I would happily work with Sylvana again in the future.
Ardavan B., Co-founder, NYC
Sylvana is an impactful and passionate facilitator. She delivered a workshop for Soho House members in San Francisco on the subject of “Unleashing your creativity”. Her content was thoughtful and enriching, and she presented it in a thorough, intentional way. She’s an open, clear communicator who makes the learning playful and engaging. Every participant left feeling full, learning things they had never explored before. Sylvana is an amazing teacher and we look forward to working with her again!
Jennifer Pauline, Head of Membership and Communications at Soho House
Sylvana’s coaching has been a game-changer for me and my cofounders. Before working with her, a fear of burnout was arising in us as we felt out of balance with the growing amount of responsibilities that come with a fast-scaling business. For me, coaching has been useful in two major ways: first, I work more effectively with the tools Sylvana’s given me. I’m accomplishing 10x more at Humble Sea and working less (not joking). And second, I’m uncovering the things I was unaware of—both in myself and my actions—and identifying the behaviors that are destructive to myself and the business, but are invisible to me. So with her coaching I can swiftly identify the problem, find the tool to fix it, then fix it. Sylvana is personable and always accessible. We feel like she truly cares, not only about our business, but also our success and happiness.
Frank K., Co-founder, Santa Cruz CA
Sylvana coached me, a serial entrepreneur juggling a number of startups, on issues I was having in regards to reaching my goals. From time management to high performance, we worked on things I did not know were hindering my progression. She opened my eyes in many aspects; about my businesses, lifestyle & work performance. I highly recommend getting some sessions with Sylvana, if you feel like you need clarity and direction in your work and life.
Ibrahim B., Co-founder and CEO, Saudi Arabia
While this is not my first experience with a coach, working with Sylvana has been my favorite, with what I believe has had the deepest clarity and impact on myself. I find Sylvana’s methodology constructive and her insightfulness often surprising. She has a knack for getting to the root of the issue, one that I have often overseen or camouflaged, and provides clear suggestions on how to prevail by focusing on items that are within our control.
Amanda, Developer/Architect, Los Angeles
Before working with Sylvana, I couldn't understand how to motivate my team members, I was at a loss as to how to influence them and get them aligned to work towards common goals, and ultimately, benefit our business. Working with Sylvana, I've changed my way of thinking and acting... I'm able to balance a sense of urgency & commitment in a constructive spirit. I've learned to communicate effectively, devoting time to listen and ultimately helping them participate as active contributors in finding solutions.
José Q., Latin American Business Lead, Colombia
Sylvana is truly a gifted coach. She is a combination of modern day calm, cool, collected coach who really pushes you to get to know yourself at a deeper level. Sylvana will challenge you and bring you to a place to think ‘uncomfortable’ thoughts. An old Korean adage says that medicine that is good for you will be bitter in taste but sweet in results. Sylvana's gentle and effective coaching is the medicine that will deliver results for a modern day woman who wants it all!
R Kim, Esq., Founder at, Atlanta GA
I felt as if Sylvana were a part of my team and understood each issue that we discussed. I’m a better manager and better leader by figuring out my leadership style with Sylvana.
Blake M., Executive Vice-President, NC