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Silvia Viola


Silvia Viola is an International Organizer and Business Partner for Erickson Coaching in Portugal since 2010, a trainer, and a member of the Mentor Team. A lawyer since 1995, Silvia is  passionate about contribution and making a difference. She developed her career mainly in Intellectual Property, anti-counterfeiting, protection of rights and innovation, allowing creativity to be part of her legal work.

Certified as a trainer in 1998,  she trained and mentored young lawyers helping them develop their capabilities and build their businesses. This work later became her inspiration towards  Human Development, which eventually brought her to the amazing world of coaching and Solution Focused Development, transforming her world and empowering her clients. Drawing on her background as a lawyer and 15 years of experience in Intellectual Property combined with her line of work in training, mentoring, and entrepreneurship, she became  an advocate for the development of creativity and innovation in Business and Talent.  She coaches and facilitates groups and teams of entrepreneurs and business executives.

Professionally linked to companies for over 20 years, she founded her own branded company “Beyond Bright Minds” with the mission of bringing more creativity and innovation to education and lifelong learning, talent management, business, environment and to society for global contribution to progress, prosperity and well-being. Silvia is bilingual Portuguese and English working in both languages as a trainer, coach, and mentor; she supports Portuguese coaches to become international coaches. As an Organizer for Erickson in Portugal, she hopes to contribute to the Global Community.  

Professional Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law
  • Post Graduate in Intellectual Property
  • Post Graduate in Environmental Studies
  • Post Graduate  in European Studies
  • Certified Trainer
  • ECPC - Erickson Certified Professional Coach
  • ICF - Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Co-founder of the Portuguese Coaching Group
  • Member of the  Portuguese Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados)