Her key words are passion, willingness and entrepreneurship. After having worked for 15 years helping young people with difficult social and familiar contest, she decided to focus her commitment on youth unemployment. For this reason, she founded Thumbs Up and invented Thumbs Up Map, a platform that will contribute to reducing youth unemployment.



Trainee in a global company, partner in a strategy consulting firm, startupper in the financial sector: Andrea has spent 20 years being mentored by charismatic leaders and being a mentor himself to young colleagues. In Thumbs Up he is contributing his entrepreneurial attitude and coaching experience.

Maria Elena

Passionate about Neuro Linguistic Programming, she graduated as Master Practitioner and in the meantime she specialized in Systemic Evolutionary Coaching. She has twenty years experience in corporate coaching and as life coach for teenagers. She worked as a flight attendant for Alitalia for 25 years and was part of the crisis unit for the assistance to the families of the victims of air disasters.


ICF Certified Coach, Hogan Assessor and NLP Master Practitioner. Strategic consultant. Specialized in career coaching and diversity management. After a long experience in strategic consultancy at McKinsey & Co., in financial services, Corporate governance and Executive Search, she started being passionate about coaching and she graduated at Menslab School, achieving the title of Systemic Evolutionary Coach.


ICF Certified Coach and Trainer. Specialized in group dynamics, managerial development and emotional intelligence. For about twenty years she has been enthusiastic about projects in the Human Resources field, with a focus on training and development areas. She decided to graduate from the Menslab school as a systemic evolutionary Coach. From 2014, as Life & Business Coach, she helps people and groups to bring out their potential and reach the desired goals.


ICF Certified Coach and NLP Master Practitioner. She has been working for twenty years in Human Resource Management and People Development roles in global companies. Currently, she works in the Executive Search area and she is a Systemic Coach, specialized in team and group coaching, Executive Coaching for managers development and career coaching.


She has been working for more than 25 years in the Human Resources and Organizational Development area. Business & Life Coach, Associate Certified Coach (ICF), NLP Master Practitioner. Specialized in Systemic Evolutionary Coaching (Menslab). Professional Counselor, specialized in Pluralistic Integrated Counseling.
Certified Assessor for Potential Evaluation and Development, Organizational Behaviour Trainer & Facilitator.


NLP Master Practitioner Certified since 2015. She works as a life coach. Since 1990 she is a physiotherapist specialized in Mmanual Orthopedic Therapy. From 2006 she works in a shoulder rehabilitation team in which she follows many sportsmen, integrating the rehabilitation program with her coach skills.