De Faria

The Netherlands
Performance Coach
Dutch | English


Born in South America, growing up in Europe and having lived in Asia for more than 5 years, Carollyn is coaching in all these continents. Based on years of management experience in the financial sector with specialties in sales and customer service, Carollyn is passionate about challenging and supporting leaders to grow. Great leaders leave a legacy. She challenges leaders and (management) teams not only to think about their leadership today and tomorrow but also what legacy they want to leave in their organization, with their teams and for themselves. Returning the jersey in a better state than when they received it.

We work with a lot of smart leaders however intelligence is not contagious. When we want to empower, energize and engage we also need our EQ, our social capacity to connect. Building bridges and making connections is what others appreciate in Carollyn. Connections between now and the future, team members and leaders, business results and team results, different cultures and generations, between perceptions, between sports and business and between inspiration and action.

Specialised in leadership, change and building high performing teams, Carollyn provides individual coaching, mentoring, team coaching, training and conferences.


Executive and performance coach in Europe, Asia and South America for leaders and management teams of Heineken, KPMG, Royal Haskoning, Sanofi, Siemens, HSBC, Servier, Nielsen, Rabobank, Novo Nordisk and many more

Certified in Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action (2020)

Cofounder WCreate, Business network for women in board and top leadership positions (2020)

Former Board member Dutch Business Association Vietnam (2016-2017)

Former Board member and coach for nonprofit She Will Be Strong Vietnam (2016-2017)

Certified DISC Facilitator (2016)

Keynote speaker for conferences; Change for Growth, Building a High Performance Workforce, Benelux Business Awards Vietnam, Imperial College Business School Visit to Vietnam, International Women’s Day Petronas

Certified Coach ICF, Associate Certified Coach, ACC (2015)

Certified in Excellence in Business Coaching (2015)

Certified Health Coach Integrative Nutrition (2015)

Executive and business coach (since 2015)

Leadership trainer (since 2013)

Over 8 years of experience in different leadership positions responsible for sales and customer service (2004-2012)

Nyenrode Business School Leadership & Change (2010-2011)



Change is inevitable, growth is optional.

Carollyn De Faria IN ACTION