EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Ana Teresa Penim

Ana Teresa Penim: The power of surprise in mentoring and coaching

Session on 24 November 2020 11:30 UTC - View on timetable


During this round table, participants will discover, explore and practice how the WOWme Attitude concept enables positive surprise dynamics that can be triggered in Coaching and Mentoring. This will arouse the focus and attention of the Coachee/Mentee to positively alter their physiological state, create a positive state of mind that promotes openness, motivation, creativity and gratitude that favor their transformation and change.

Learning outcomes

Through active participation and interactive dynamics in this round table, participants will:

  • Be aware of the power of positive surprise during a Coaching or Mentoring session
  • Discover the scientific fundamentals of the WOWme Attitude concept
  • Discover the intrinsic human strengths that enable us to surprise others
  • Discover 3 different ways to surprise people
  • Practice dialogues that activate positive surprise.


Ana Teresa Penim, Executive Coach and Mentor Master Practitioner (EMCC), has dedicated her 30-year career to human and professional development. Assuming herself as Talent and Leadership Booster, she is passionate about transformation and change.

Leveraged by her background in Organizational Psychology and an Appreciative Coaching and Mentoring paradigm, Ana has been dedicating her career to working with highly competitive companies and researching how emotions determine human behaviour and performance. She created several innovative behavioural concepts, such as the WOWme Attitude®, that inspire Coaches, Team Coaches, Mentors and Leaders worldwide, to transform the emotional state and performance of their clients and teams.

She is a regular author/co-author of best-selling books and specialized articles, namely “Coaching Tools“; “Team Coaching Tools”; “Mentoring Tools”; “WOWme Attitude!® – how to surprise in personal life and in business“; “Negotiate & Sell“; “The Art of War in Education and Training”; among others.

Ana teaches teachers at the Higher School of Education (IPS) and has been Counselor of the National Education Council of Portugal for nine years.

Cofounder and Managing Partner of YouUP – The Coaching and Mentoring Company, the CMI/David Clutterbuck’s partner for Portugal and other portuguese speaking countries, and cofounder of INV – Institute of Negotiation and Sales.

Ana Penim is also cofounder of EMCC Portugal and its General Secretary. She leads a Team Coaching Community of Practice in Portugal.