Who is cELESTE

As an International Consultant and Facilitator, Celeste has been involved in the coordination, design, facilitation and delivery of Leadership Change Management Interventions, Organizational Capabilities Development and HR Strategy Consulting, both corporate and societal institutions, over a wide array of locations worldwide.

Celeste started her consulting and facilitation services in 2009 after a career of 20 years in the corporate world. She developed her career as a Human Resources Executive, in multinational companies – Pfizer, Allianz, Danone and Ford Electronics Division and led major strategic HR Programs within Europe. Education, Publications and Professional Affiliations Celeste is a member of IAF (International Association of Facilitators) and acting as IAF Regional Director – Europe and Middle East, till Dec 2021. She lectures at Porto Business School, in Porto and Autónoma University in Lisbon. At Fundação Manuel Violante, Mackinsey Portugal Foundation, she has been doing participatory facilitation and lecturing at its Social Management Academy.

Experiences and passions

Some highlights: Design, coordination and facilitation of Transformation and Change Management interventions, Intercultural Intelligence, Executive Global Assessment Programs, Leadership Capabilities Programs Design and Delivery, Facilitation & Team Coaching. She partners with other consulting organisations as an associate and/or programme coordinator, designer or facilitator, within the scope of local Portuguese or international interventions.

She has credentials in Facilitation Approaches and Techniques, Advanced Executive Programs, from INSEAD, HEC and LBS as well as certifications in Leadership and People Management Programs – Change Management & Leadership, and Assessment Tools. She has a degree in Sociology. Living in Portugal, Celeste is inspired by the sun and the sea.


  • Banking & Insurance
  • Oil & Gas
  • FMCG
  • Pharma
  • Chemicals
  • Automotive
  • Professional Services