Daisy Swan's Associates
With us, you get…
… A partner who helps you to develop your skills at seeing, creating, and taking opportunities to get from point A to at least R in the most effective, rejuvenating and intelligent way possible.
… 1000% attention to hear and see you – and all that you have to offer – so that you can see, and feel, the next steps to create a whole new way of working in the world.
… Our absolute best, using intuition, knowledge of the workplace and all of its complexities and emerging opportunities, as well as coaching skills developed over years of work with clients.
…A steady guide through the process. We haven’t found the magic bullet that transforms career issues overnight. Just as it takes effort and persistence (think of what it took for Steve Jobs, Meryl Streep or Warren Buffet to get where they’ve gotten – and they didn’t do it alone either) we’ll be there to point out the places to look to uncover options you may never have expected.
Annika Hylmö, Ph.D.
Annika Hylmö, Ph.D., career coach and consultant, supports people seeking to find or change careers. Annika helps clients to clarify their career direction and interests as she guides them in identifying and taking the steps needed to realize their professional and personal visions. Annika has worked extensively with undergraduate students as a teacher and counselor for 13 years, transitioning to use her empathic coaching skills to successfully coach new college graduates and adult career changers for the past two years. She has worked with individuals in a range of technical, creative, and professional fields. Annika brings her extensive experience with interviews and resume construction as well as other forms of professional communication and presentation skills to her clients along with her in-depth understanding of organizational cultures to help clients find an overall “fit” with not only a career but an employer as well.
Annika was born in Sweden and also grew up in the Bahamas, England, and in Los Angeles in the United States. She received her B.A. from Lund University, Sweden, in Media and Communication, her M.A. in International Communication from The American University in Washington, DC, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication from Purdue University, Indiana. She has taught undergraduate courses at universities such as Purdue University, George Mason University, Loyola Marymount University and the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Annika has published her award winning career related research in academic journals. Her life, research, and consulting provide Annika with insights into a range of organizations and business sectors, locally and globally, that she shares with her clients.
Annika is also a partner with the Interchange Group, a workplace consultancy focusing on generational demographics in organizations. Her presentations about the generations to various professional groups consistently provide her audiences with new insights about the needs of employees of different age cohorts. She is a member of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association where she continues to stay in touch with the latest trends in executive coaching. In addition to coaching and consulting, Annika has a rich life that is grounded by her two Border Terriers, Bonnie and Slick, a love for singing, the creative and popular arts, and her family and friends.
Christine Nagle, career coach and executive recruiter consultant, is known for her perceptive acumen in seeing the natural talents in people and bringing it to the surface. As a long time Corporate Hiring Manager she has been often recognized for her astute judgment in accessing candidate strengths and instinctively knowing where s/he would best fit within the organization. Her expertise in identifying talent and personal development based on strengths has led her to be a stellar career coach.
Christine’s specialty is working with business professionals, entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, and mothers returning to the work force. Her clients vary from people needing assistance with: “I think I’ve got it together, but I can’t find a job,” or “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up,” to “My job is okay, but I am ready to do something different,” to “I know where it is I want to go but I need help figuring out a game plan to get there.” Christine offers specific & direct feedback in an open and kind manner. She is strategy driven and works together with clients to develop a targeted plan of action.
Christine believes everyone can absolutely find a career they love and build a successful life around it. She has a passionate commitment to personal growth and for fun enjoys attending personal development teachings by industry leaders and has read most every Strength/Personality/Growth tool book out there! Formerly from Chicago, Christine loves the sunshine weather in Los Angeles and can often be found on the weekends hiking in the mountains with her dog Maggie.