Leadership and Executive coaching
“I've been very fortunate to work with Noa since 2016. I was based in Haiti and faced multiple challenges on a daily basis ranging from people management to programmatic issues in quite a demanding setting. Accustomed as I am to presenting a clear diagnostic of the challenges and opportunities demanded by my profession, I remember describing the specifics of the situation, but to my initial surprise, rather than focus on those details, Noa noticed the unspoken - the conflicted emotions, the unconscious voices shaping my perceptions and actions. Over the first few sessions we did a deep dive into the values that drive me, the beliefs that guide me and how to harness this deeper self-awareness for the benefit of my staff and the work we do. Her uncanny capacity to hear beyond the spoken word is what has prompted me to maintain regular feedback sessions with Noa over the years. Through Noa I get the help and insights I need to keep evolving as a manager and also personally.
I highly recommend Noa for anyone who wants to explore the complexity of human emotions, ambition and the being of leadership. We are all part of a complex, interconnected world where our interactions with others create and re-create different realities. It takes courage to stay with the mess in order to see the full picture. Noa helps you to see beyond the actions, to the patterns of behaviors and emotions that can both help and hinder you on the path of self-discovery and connection with others.” Representative Leaders at the UN
“Noa has a special talent of asking the right thought-provoking questions that enable people to discover a deeper understanding of the challenges they face, which then results in realistic, actionable roadmaps for change and growth. Noa’s gift is facilitating conversations that lead you to “Dare to Be” your best, whatever that is for you, but always focusing on the conscious, courageous path forward. Noa is very genuine and supportive in her approach to coaching and a true inspiration to her clients!.” Executive and leader in Local Government Healthcare
”I didn’t have a strong sense of direction or confidence in the direction my organization was headed. I’ve re-branded the non profit organization I lead. Noa made a suggested for a name change and she helped me find a name that encompasses our organizations mission and vision. I have highly recommended Noa to several of my professional friends, she genuinely cares about her clients. She is always willing to enter into their world and work through their issues and concerns without trying to impose her agenda or force her ideas. Not all will need the level of intense coaching I did initially, however she is an excellent sounding board and a great person to brainstorm with.Noa is an incredible coach who has a gift for putting her clients at ease, drawing out their passions and dreams and helping them to articulate what are they and making them all seem attainable.” Mari Fitz-Wynn, non-profit executive director, author, speaker.
"Permission to experiment. I had the extreme pleasure of working one on one with Noa. I approached her at time when I felt as though I was bubbling up inside with so much energy, ideas and excitement about life, but also many responsibilities, competing priorities and major commitments. I serve as a co-founder and full time Executive Director of a growing nonprofit, without salary and as such manage some consulting and event planning work on the side. After choosing to leave my secure, full time employment position nearly two years ago, this became my 'new life.' Safe to say, everything was spinning and I was afraid of losing myself in all of 'the work.' I knew what I wanted to do, what I was capable of doing and was ready to act, but had a bit of paralysis when time to execute. Noa's coaching led me to discover that I simply needed to give myself 'permission' to take the steps necessary to invest in myself more fully, take control of my day to day decisions/actions and focus on the important work and doing so with confidence. One of the other more valuable tips was just a simple reminder that there will be moments of happiness and then there won't; that there will be a voice of self-doubt, but seek to find the 'captain of my ship' and turn it around. I would most certainly recommend Noa for anyone seeking non-judgmental, patient and creative guidance from a wise calming voice. Thank you, Noa!" Nicholé Morgan, Co-Founder & Executive Director, TheGifted Arts.
"Noa worked with me and my team for more than two years to help us become a stable and strong team. We work in a diverse environment, each person on the team is from a different country. The team experienced daily challenges around cultural differences that distracted us from becoming a cohesive team. Noa stretched me be with the uncomfortable, leading. I learned to focus on the why rather than on the daily tasks. She help my team learn how to appreciate and accept each other's differences and then we worked together as a team to identify our shared goals and values and create structure and system that supported our work. I highly recommend Noa as a team and leadership coach for multicultural teams and teams that need to learn how to work better together and be more accepting of the differences." Owner of founder of Private School
“I had never worked with a coach before but from my experience with personal development training it was interesting I don't think it really leveraged my career. Although I was convinced that working with a coach could have a positive impact on my career I was not sure about what I would really take away from it; I needed to breakthrough the idea that it might be a waste of time. Noa coached me not only as an expatriate but also as a woman and a leader.
Though it was easy for me to deal with the expatriation, it seemed challenging to tell about my professional life to someone who did not belong to the banking sector.
I decided to work with Noa as a coach after our first meeting for many reasons:
Noa has been able to set up a very professional framework and still being very natural and joyful.
What stood out most for me is that Noa understood very quickly who I was as a person so that we could work on my goals.
Also she had been in the same situation as me as an executive woman expatriated so we could share our experiences.
I think working with Noa was a huge gain of time for me to build my strategy regarding my next move in my career. Following my work with Noa I have dramatically extended my network and got to have a better insight of the area.
With Noa I have identified my strengths and I took in consideration my own barriers to be able to come over them. I would highly recommend Noa as I consider this coaching a great success. Noa is a great sparing partner! I would recommend Noa for executives and/or expatriate.” Executive Expatriate in the Banking area
From Elizabeth Galecki, newsletter to her clients:
"... I don't want to start out the new year looking too much at the past, but felt it was time to write a bit about the last few years. My husband, Ted, and I separated 3 years ago and everything settled this last fall...New beginnings...Part of my transformation in the last year has been getting back to the things that I truly love. I talked with my life/business coach, Noa Ronen, and had mentioned that I had planned to challenge myself to walking almost every day. She gave me a project to go with this, posting to social media something I saw, listened to, or something that inspired me each day as I walk. I decided to take a photograph in nature every day slowing down to see again, and notice things I passed by without seeing in the last few years. As I started walking each day, I did notice so many things. I was feeling more awake and open. I walked for 30 straight days and posted a photo every day to facebook and instagram. Two exciting things have come up because of the responses to the photos I have been posting, I will be interviewed on "Breaking Free" show and, I will also have a gallery exhibition of my photographs in Chapel Hill at the Ackland Museum Store Gallery! I am soooo excited!...All of these new opportunities are part of my dream that I have been working on the last year. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!." Elizabeth Galecki, Photographer, Founder of Chix in Business, Nonprofit Leader.
Transition and personal coaching
"I am a psychotherapist who sought Noa’s services in order to deal with the challenges of being separated from the father of my kids. Suddenly I had to raise my kids on my own and make many difficult decisions such as buying an apt, deciding where should I settle down, and start dating. Noa helped me get connected with my vision; she used different visualization exercises that helped me bring my vision to life. Noa works close to the body and focuses on the body as a vehicle of change. Her methods are powerful. Since I have started working with Noa I feel more empowered. I finalized my divorce, learned to accept and embrace my ADD, moved to a new neighborhood with a bigger apartment and start dating. Noa is an emphatic caring and powerful healer who is devoted to helping make dreams come true. I recommend her highly." S.L.
As an internal executive coach, Noa has a gift of knowing how to push and challenge when needed and pull back and hold the space in a nurturing way at other times. I still use many of the tools that Noa gave me today when I get stuck or feel overwhelmed with life. Noa is talented, creative and an incredible coach. Roni Givati, Internal Executive and Leadership Coach, Agile Coach
“I would like to thank you for the rare experience of participating in the group coaching session. It was a remarkable few weeks where I went through a lot of self-learning and awareness and had a paradigm change in my outlook on my life - present and future. You left me with valuable tools to analyze and change crucial elements of my way of thinking. What I learned from Noa and other members of the group was both practical for a crisis I was going through at the time and for future steps to resolve anxiety and stress. I was also greatly empowered by being in a group of other woman and I realize how much we share and have in common. I will carry with me many of the lessons and insights and will strive to use them in my day to day life. Thank you for being a wonderful coach and human being! You bring out the best in people. Noa and the group supported my decision to leave my old job after they changed the contract, knowing that the group and Noa believed in me gave me the strength to move forward. A month after I left my job, I found a new one that paid me more. Moreover, I was able to keep parts of my old job as a consultant. Having these successes made me realize I would like to keep working with Noa to achieve my next goals that were very important for me; finding the balance between my work, my family and my passion for creating art. A year after we started our work together I had my first show in years in the Soho, NYC." Efrat Baler-Moses, Artist
"I reached Noa to move past my fear of being judged and feeling vulnerable about opening up honestly and being able to let go of my inhibitions. Sometimes I felt as though I needed to have a strong front and it was difficult to admit that I had all these weaknesses. Noa made me feel at ease. From the start, I felt validated. Noa was able to help me navigate through obstacles and provide me with a roadmap so that I could find the route on my own under her guidance. She empowered me and always reminded me of my strengths and my values while also encouraging me to grow. I never felt judged. Since I have started working with Noa I am able to recognize my values and priorities. I feel as though my negative thoughts and anxieties have been replaced by positive encouraging ones. Noa makes me feel in control and empowered. I am more in tune with my feelings and my lifelong goals and feel less guilty about my choices. She gives me a concrete way of approaching what used to feel like abstract, vague issues. I feel like I have a partner who really cares about my growth, my inner happiness, and my success. She is my cheerleader. I am so grateful for Noa. I wouldn't be the woman I am today without her. As challenging scenarios arise in my life I just smile and remind myself that it is just fueling my sessions with Noa. She feels my sadness and celebrates my successes. I would definitely recommend Noa to anyone who wants to make some positive changes in their life and who is invested in growing." Shira Picard, OTR/L
“I had the privilege of being coached and mentored by Noa to prepare for my ICF coaching credential. After talking with other coaches, I felt a true connection with Noa. I have been a coach for many years, I knew she was the one to partner with to get me where I wanted to go. Noa is amazing – truly a gifted coach with keen intuition and many techniques to open doors to new insight. With Noa, I was able to deepen my understanding of core competencies, enhance my own coaching skills, and ultimately receive my ACC. With many hugs and much thanks!” Kathy Jo Pollack, MA, ACC, CTACC Life Coach
Noa Ronen is a terrific coach. She has a kind of quiet intelligence, where she truly creates a space for you to be honest, to be bold, and to dream big. She is also highly creative and fun. She has been a coach mentor to me, and I know my coaching is stronger through my work with her. I highly recommend her. Amy Harbison, Open Window Coaching.
"Having started my own coaching practice six months ago, I have had the privilege of working with Noa as a coach and mentor. Noa has been an invaluable resource to me, working collaboratively to help me explore and realize my professional and personal potential. I have tremendous respect for Noa’s intuition, honesty, and unique ability to champion and challenge me along my journey. I would recommend her services to anyone who is interested in growth!" Amanda Baker Wright, ACC CPCC Life Coach
"Noa came highly recommended from a coach friend of mine. I was in need of clarity, inspiration, and business building guidance and that is exactly what Noa provided! Working with Noa I gained clarity on who I wanted to work with, she helped me find my “why” which inspired me to persevere through the difficult times being a new entrepreneur, and as an experienced coach and business owner Noa also served as a mentor when my needs called for her to remove her coach hat and put on her mentor hat. I am most grateful for Noa’s ability to really listen and connect and know what I needed from her and our coaching. Thanks, Noa!" Katie Schwartz, CPCC, ACC
“We were delighted to have Noa speak at our Vend Raleigh Coaching Showcase. We felt her message was very engaging and yet broad enough for everyone in the room, at all stages of life and business. We were especially impressed the way Noa “kept it real” when addressing the fear business owners often feel when approaching the next step. We invited her back to speak at a leadership event and our October 2016 signature conference Illuminate !” Cary Heise, Founder of Vend Raleigh
Noa Ronen spoke in February 2017 at the Creating Connections Conference in Raleigh, NC, where she was the keynote speaker. Noa has a gift for totally engaging her audience through a variety of professional coaching techniques. She asks thought provoking questions that can’t be answered with a one-word response of” yes “or “no.”
Throughout her keynote addresses, she not only encouraged me to embark on a project I’d been contemplating, she helped me, (along with many others I’m sure) to realize that it was time to move the idea from the paper to implementation. She gave everyone a sense of ‘can do!’
I highly recommend Noa for groups who are looking to: build efficient and effective teams, audiences who want a solid motivational speaker who is able to deliver concrete suggestions based on real life scenarios, and organizations that need a fresh pair of eyes to help them better focus and redirect their mission if needed. Mari Fitz-Wynn, founder and executive director, Heart for Home School Ministries (HFHS)
"Noa Ronen's presentation about the Being of Leadership was amazing and life transforming!! I discovered some entirely different ways of thinking. I am still pondering about the ideas that she helped generate in my mind. She actually helped me to think in a new way!! She helped me to think differently. I am very grateful for the experience!! Marie Snider Speaks, Speaker and presentation trainer
"Noa spoke to our Chix in Business group a few weeks ago with the topic “Dare to Be”. I love seeing our group engage with her on topics that help them grow and learn about themselves- it is so incredibly fulfilling. She is such a positive and encouraging teacher and truly believes in what she speaks, I felt like our members received so much from her presentation and I did as well! Noa speaks from her heart and shares powerful knowledge that helps us face our fears and take on challenges with hope and courage. This enables us to grow and to become more empowered. I would highly recommend her as both a speaker and as a coach. I am so grateful for all I have learned from her over the years! Elizabeth Galecke, Owner, Elizabeth Galecke Photography, Founder, Chix In Business