Dr Nelly Nguyen

Nelly Nguyen

A professional coach, leadership expert, and change facilitator,

Dr. Nelly Nguyen specialized in working with leaders and high-potential professionals who think outside the box and seek vertical development for themselves and their organizations.
With a profound academic background in physics, sports science, and educational science, as well as coaching certificates based in neuroscience and positive psychology, her coaching style is compassionate, imaginative, playful, and energizing providing both structure and a safe place for exploration.
With her experience as a manager in strategic consulting, she enjoys working with clients from international and intercultural backgrounds across all industries.
Her services are tailored to the individual need with situational application of coaching skills, evidence-based formal assessments, and transformation support. Leading with compassion and integrity, she supports her clients in working towards real visionary goals.

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 Nell facilitates, trains and coaches in English and German and also speaks Vietnamese (Native) French, Japanese and Icelandic.

Specialist Areas

Science-informed Coaching, Facilitating Learning & Change, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness & Compassion, Neurodiversity, Leadership, Education, Edutainment, Well-being & Resilience, Diversity & Inclusion, International and Multicultural Environments, Creativity, Scientific Methodology 

Corporate Experience 

Nell has led several project teams, task forces, and initiatives in the role of team leader, certified scrum master, or product owner. She has worked across a range of industries as project manager, facilitator, and coach. These include engineering, technology, IT, risk & finance, automotive, logistics, NGOs, education, and science.



  • Advanced Practice in Positive Psychology Coaching (Positive Acorn)
  • Professional Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach (Positive Acorn)
  • Certified Denison Organizational Culture Survey Coach
  • Certified Personality Profiler Coach (Lüneburg Institute for Corporate Learning)
  • Associate Certified Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • Brain-Based Coaching Certificate (NeuroLeadership Institute)
  • Certified Scrum Master (ScrumAlliance)
  • GGS Leadership Certificate (German Graduate School of Management and Law)
  • PROMT (PMI-based project management, d-fine)
  • My Role as a Professional (Jansen Beratung & Training)
  • Doctorate in Natural Science, PhD (Universität Hamburg)
  • DAAD Research scholarship
  • Staatsexamen (state exam) in Educational Science (Universität Hamburg)
  • Diploma in Sports Science (Universität Hamburg)