Roya Manavi-2

Roya Manavi

My passion is to help people reach their fullest potential and to accompany them on their own, individual transformational journeys towards living a fulfilled life.


Roya works together with executives, young leaders and professionals, advising and coaching them on their challenges – across a wide spectrum of HR and personal topics. She understands coaching as a co-creation between coach and client and loves to create working relationships that promote insights and evoke transformations for individuals and organizations.

Her individual approach is tailored to the client’s needs and towards reaching the desired outcomes. In a safe space and through a thought-provoking series of conversations, (unconscious) obstacles can be revealed and new perspectives and paths can be discovered. Roya puts great emphasis on (re)connecting clients with their own creativity and problem-solving. For this, she focusses on the whole person, heart, mind and body. As accountability partner she accompanies her clients in getting into action to make sustainable change happen for them personally and their organisations.

Roya combines tools and methods from different recognized coaching schools and work approaches. For example, she works according to the principles of co-active coaching, psychodynamic coaching and organizational development as well as positive intelligence. Her background as social psychologist and social scientist allows her to decode complex organizational dynamics and group processes for her clients, and help them in navigating through challenges. She loves to support leaders in finding their personal styles, overcoming challenging situations, and succeeding in new roles.

Leadership Development, Coaching & Consulting Experience

As a Senior HR leader, Roya has more than 10 years of experience in various corporate HR roles. Taking on a senior HR leadership role at the age of 28, she is well aware of the challenges and chances of young leadership. Coaching and advising managing directors, executives and young leaders has always played a vital role in her work.

Roya has led international group-wide HR-programs and initiatives (for more than 2.000 employees). She implemented talent management programs for international high potentials as well as leadership programs and introduced learning management systems on corporate group level.

Roya advises C-level, directors and employees. As coach and as sparring partner in all HR topics she helps them to take relevant business and personal decisions. She advises on leadership topics, organizational change and supports people in their journey to grow, reaching their personal objectives while living a fulfilled life.

Other Relevant Experience

Before focusing on coaching and HR consulting, Roya gained extensive corporate HR experience in more than 10 years of working with GEA Group, DencoHappel and FläktGroup. Starting as HR business partner, she advised C-level and directors on all HR-relevant business decisions and 200+ employees on HR-related topics. During that time, she was also strongly involved in plant closures and merger activities. After only 3 years she stepped up as Senior HR manager, leading a team of 7 people, with responsibility for all strategic, conceptional and operational HR-topics and HR-processes in Germany (6 operation sites). Apart from her participation in group-wide initiatives and projects she dealt with reorganizations, restructurings and works council negotiations to a large extent.

Education, Qualifications & Certifications 

  • Co-active coach - program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Psychodynamic coach - program accredited by Deutscher Bundesverband Coaching (DBVC)
  • Positive Intelligence Coaching Certification (ongoing)
  • Talentlogiqs Carreer Fitness Profiler certification (ongoing)
  • MA Social science
  • BA Social psychology and English studies


German, English


LinkedIn: Roya Manavi