Build a meaningful career you love based on your own unique talents.


I am Yayi, the founder of Umanda Coaching. Certified ICF Coach and a specialist in career transition and career coaching, I am convinced that using your own unique talents at work is the secret to having a meaningful and fulfilling career. Don’t just take my word for it, experience it for yourself!

I help women who are

Questioning their current work situation

– I’m not where I’m supposed to be
– I’m not using my full potential
– I lack creativity and freedom

Unhappy with their work situation

– I dread going to work every day: I get physically sick at the idea
– I am bored at work
– I am no longer intellectually challenged (I don’t use my brain at work)

Who want to change something but are held back by doubt

– Which way should I go?
– I have a career/job idea but where do I start?
– I have a PhD in procrastination

Career Coach, I help you with your career transition

I am Yayi, mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend and above all a Woman. I live with different identities just like you!

I used to work in sectors where making a difference in the world was the stated mission. On paper. Because the reality was quite different and I ended up realising that despite the lofty mission statements, there wasn’t scope for me to realise my full potential. I was very unhappy about the lack of meaning in what I was doing and I would regularly ask myself :

How can I actually make the world better? What is my calling?”

One day, I realised that when I was carrying out an activity I enjoyed, everything looked effortless and easy, people would seek out my services and I would experience success.
That was the beginning of my Talent-Based Career theory! By following my natural abilities, in other words my talents, I was doing what I love, what I do well and what I get recognition for !

From that day on, I decided to cultivate my own unique talents and use them to build my career. I founded Umanda Coaching where I help women to successfully navigate career transitions and their career in general and women managers to be amazing soulful team leaders.

Why would you trust me?

You don’t have to! I can however relate to the feeling of wasting your precious time in a soulless workplace, overinvesting energy and time in pointless projects and seeing someone else getting credited for your work.

I know what it is to have lost confidence and self-esteem after you burned/bored out.

I know how important it is to have someone who understands and never ever judges you by your side.

I am a fully-qualified coach and have been trained in a variety of psychology tools and theories. I also receive ongoing training, coaching and supervision in accordance with industry best practice.

My credentials :
– ICF Certified Coach
– 5 years of practice
– 80+ people coached individually or in group sessions
– NLP Practitioner certified by the American Board of NLP
– Use of assessment tests such as MBTI and StrengthFinder
– Trained in Ericksonian Hypnosis
– Professionally Supervised

Have a look at the success stories!

I wanted to shift careers and didn’t really know what job I could do. I was amidst of deep confusion and I wanted Yayi to help me figure out the kind of jobs where I would be fulfilled and happy. I wanted a job I would choose enthusiastically and not reluctantly. [...]

I wanted to shift careers and didn’t really know what job I could do. I was amidst of deep confusion and I wanted Yayi to help me figure out the kind of jobs where I would be fulfilled and happy. I wanted a job I would choose enthusiastically and not reluctantly. [...]

When I first started my coaching sessions with Umanda, I was a serious workaholic. I felt isolated as I was working from home, hiding behind my desk; so my health and relationships suffered as a result.
Thanks to our conversation, I was able to establish more balanced working patterns, listen to my body and also [...]

When I first started my coaching sessions with Umanda, I was a serious workaholic. I felt isolated as I was working from home, hiding behind my desk; so my health and relationships suffered as a result.
Thanks to our conversation, I was able to establish more balanced working patterns, listen to my body and also [...]

I had a project I really wanted to give light to for years. However, I was afraid of losing the financial security, I didn't feel legitimate to do it, I felt I was an imposter. So it never took off. Until that day when [...]

I had a project I really wanted to give light to for years. However, I was afraid of losing the financial security, I didn't feel legitimate to do it, I felt I was an imposter. So it never took off. Until that day when [...]

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