Executive Coaching

Good business coaching is about pulling the best out of the clients and allowing them to improve their performance and achieve their goals. The methodology used is non-directive coaching as taught at Meyler Campbell in London. It is not about giving advice, directions to the client.

Emilio Galli Zugaro is Certified Business Coach, member of the World Association of Business Coaches (WABC) and the International Federation of Coaching (IFC). He has graduated from the Meyler Campbell Business Coach Programme and entertains an intense relationship and exchange with the Meyler Campbell alumni network to make his clients benefit from new developments. He also enjoys an intense exchange with his supervisor. He abides by the Ethical Code of WABC.

About Emilio’s Coaching Profile

Emilio Galli Zugaro is a business coach with international experience who specializes in leadership development and communicative leadership. He has a business media, corporate communications and financial services background and was global head of corporate communications of Allianz Group. He has a diverse experience as a leader managing large specialist teams as well as heading the global crisis operations of Allianz. He has 23 years of experience in a large multinational corporation where he was a trusted advisor to the C-suite of the company, having gained a recognized track-record in in-house coaching and leadership support. This experience is invaluable in his work – he understands the pressures that today’s leaders face from both a theoretical and a personal experience perspective.

Galli Zugaro is passionate about developing leaders, particularly those who are technical experts but need support with the people side of their role. He is seen as a thought leader in the area of communicative leadership which focusses on enabling and empowering leaders and employees. His coaching style has been described as results- focused and honest, with a strong focus on listening, an understanding for the complexities of international operations and especially diversity and culture-related differences. His background with professional experience and relocations in Italy, Germany and USA is recognized as an important anchor to address multicultural issues. His jobs have also exposed him to significant experiences in France, UK, Benelux and Switzerland as well as in Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. He works with senior managers who want to improve their overall performance but need someone to act as a facilitator and an open-hearted and trusted partner. He is not afraid to speak the unspoken and has created significant impact for senior leaders. He coaches in English, German and Italian, his native tongue. He is also fluent in French.

Examples for his experience

  • Supporting the CEO of a global business within a large conglomerate to progress to the board level in the holding company
  • Supporting the onboarding of Italian, German and French executives to the management board of a German-based global company
  • Working with externally recruited top executives to onboard on a German- based Societas Europae, considering the complexities of different corporate governance (one-tier versus two-tier boards)
  • Working with two designated global CEOs and one designated CEO of a large subsidiary to prepare for their new appointments.

Other information

Emilio is a father of two daughters and a son and a passionate family man. He has a particular fondness for stimulating the birth of several alumni networks, among them the Allianz Alumni network of the Cultural Foundation. His mentees now have risen to important executive positions and Emilio is a convinced promoter of forward donations and forward giving. He is giving back to younger people what he received from his mentors, politicians like Piero Bassetti, journalists like Franca Magnani, Wolfram Baentsch, Indro Montanelli and Marco Borsa and executives like Henning Schulte-Noelle and Michael Diekmann, both CEOs of Allianz. He is an avid book reader, sailor and still infected by the virus of curiosity for people, that lead him to work in journalism for many years.