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Personal development and performance improvement

The secret of getting ahead is getting started

Mark Twain
But where to start?
The first step towards our personal development and performance improvement is through the practice of self knowledge, becoming aware of how you respond to conflict, what motivates or stresses you, how you solve problems, your fears, automatic behavior triggers, your strengths. This awareness enables us to identify and gain control over the elements that lead us to think, feel and act in certain ways.
Does self-knowledge need to be 'a practice'?
The self-knowledge is not instinctive, does not happen naturally. In fact, we know little about ourselves and, therefore, most of the time we act and react almost automatically, without full awareness of the core of our issues. Therefore, practicing self-knowledge, that is, to seek different ways of becoming aware of oneself, is the only path to personal development, key to enriching your relationships with others and yourself, your family life, career, performance, spiritual journey and much more.
An effective aid in the practice of self-knowledge
There are many ways to practice self-knowledge. One is through self-assessment tools, which readily bring to light answers that maybe we've been seeking for a long time. Since 2010, I've been helping people on their personal growth journeys using self-assessment tools. 
These tools speed up our process of awareness and provide us with an excellent guide for self-development. Read about Enneagram and DISC below, two of the most used tools applied for both individual self-development and for teams in the corporate environment. Learn more about it in Services.

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
your thoughts become your words,
your words become your actions,
your actions become your habits,
your habits become your values,
your values become your destiny.

                       Mahatma Gandhi


Coaching with 
Enneagram or DISC

Coaching is an effective process that aims to develop emotional and behavioral skills, aimed at achieving goals. This process is recognized around the world for helping to produce positive and lasting changes, both professionally and personally.

Self-development coaching with Enneagram and/or DISC speed up the results. The sessions can be held in English or Portuguese.

Audience and Lecturer

Corporate training is directly related to the success of the business, as it enables the company to have more prepared and engaged human capital to develop competitive differentials. Trainings can be carried out for a group or for a specific employee. They can take place externally or internally, in person or virtually. The courses can be held in English or Portuguese

How the coaching works with self-assessment tools

To start, we set up a complimentary 15-minute virtual meeting to discuss your needs and how I can help you. Once we've chosen the self-evaluation tool to use for you, you answer a self-assessment questionnaire. This questionnaire is strictly confidential, and your answers generate a report, which you and I use in your debriefing sessions, when we explore aspects of your profile in depth and also discuss possible development actions. The same report can be used by you for years as a guide for self-knowledge and personal development. And I'll help you throughout this process. See more details below:


The Enneagram is a road map for self-discovery and personal growth that describes several personality types based on their unique ways of relating to the world. The Enneagram describes why you think, feel and behave in specific ways based on your core motivations and fears. It gives you a guide for conscious self-development.

Learn more about the questionnaire and the feedback sessions by clicking the button below.



DISC is a tool to obtain information on the behavioral tendencies of an employee, leader, director or
C-level executives. By assessing a person's profile, it is possible to detect strengths and weaknesses, as well as formulate a personal development plan linked to the job position held.

Learn more about the questionnaire and the feedback sessions by clicking the button below.


Benefits of self-knowledge

Acknowledgment and more clarity of own emotions

More appropriate feelings and reactions to events

Strengthening self-confidence and self-esteem

Improved communication and relationships 

Increased balance, emotional well-being and resilience

Development of self-care and self-acceptance

Decrease or elimination of fear, anger and shame

Perception of own capabilities and limits

Feedback sessions

My task in the debriefing sessions is to support you as you build new patterns of behavior to make the changes you want in your life. Each discussion session lasts 75 minutes and can be held weekly, fortnightly or at your convenience, in person (depending on location) or through virtual meetings. There are three package options for your debriefing sessions:


Two sessions, indicated for people who already have some knowledge about their Enneagram profile and want to explore more about themselves with my support.


Three sessions, recommended for individuals who are new to the Enneagram and therefore require more time and support to explore its rich content and insights.


Six sessions, designed for people who require my support as a facilitator to move forward with their development plan.

Get in touch to inquire about the solution that best suits your needs

Leadership and Team Management

How the behaviors of a leader and his team members can be the key to success

“Our people are our most important resource” is what most organizations say, but this is not always reflected in their people management approaches.

In this course, we explore why human behavior (from leaders and team members) is the key to success and should be at the heart of business decisions.

We investigate why effective team management requires managers to have a more technical and pragmatic understanding of their own behaviors and those of their teams, and how they should use this knowledge in order to achieve positive organizational changes and more effective results.

This course aims to support both experienced and aspiring leaders to hone their leadership and communication skills, as well as their ability to overcome challenges and drive positive organizational change. The course benefits managers regardless of their experience level or job title, who are committed to identifying their leadership purpose and to achieving positive teamwork outcomes while driving business success. This program provides tools and techniques to increase your self-awareness, influence, and impact.

This program can be conducted in English or Portuguese, at your company or online.

Contact us for more information

Powerful Presentations

Techniques for preparing and conducting results-oriented presentations

Success or failure in business presentations, as well as in everyday communications, depends on the communicator being completely clear and congruent about the objective she/he wants to achieve with their message, being able to identify the styles and needs of their target audience and convey their message strategically.
Through a 100% practical and effective structure, participants learn how to plan, prepare and conduct presentations that are clear in terms of outcomes. This program offers learning that is directly relevant to the work situations participants face and offers a structured self-development plan.

Professionals at all levels, looking to boost their business and personal outcomes by improving their messaging strategies and communication skills. 

This program can be conducted in English or Portuguese, at your company or online.

Contact us for more information


Nilvia Vogel - Mini Bio

Coach, trainer and corporate consultant

  • More than 13 years of experience in coaching and emotional education.

  • More than 25 years of experience in training, leadership development, knowledge management, organizational management.

  • Experience working with individuals and companies.

  • Experience in several sectors, such as oil and gas, information technology, energy, education, mining, commerce, among others.

  • Enneagram Coach, DISC Analyst, Mindfulness Practitioner.

  • Founder of Attaix X Consultoria.



Wooden Steps

“I was amazed by Nilvia's sessions, conduct and result in my Enneagram! She is effective, confident and extremely assertive. Her vast knowledge in the humanities and her skills in the process as a whole went beyond expectations. With her undeniable talent, it was enriching and a great differential in my personal and professional process, since Nilvia truly knew how to work my processes with positive discussions and bring out the best in me. I want to deeply thank for the opportunity, perspective and effectiveness of the meetings and for the seriousness with which they were held. I am happy to recommend her.”

Juliana Noble


Get in touch!
Fill out the form on the side or send an email to to set up a complimentary 15-minute virtual meeting so we can discuss your needs, how I can help you, and see if we're going to have a good energy exchange!

Thank you for contacting us!

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