About Us


About Us

Meet The Team

Our core team of coaches and collaborators share a passion for improving Emotional Intelligence and driving high performance in the modern workplace. Between us, we all share 4 core values that drive and inform all the work that we do: INTEGRITY, CONNECTION, COURAGE and GROWTH. Our commitment is to serve the leaders of the future, with the highest standards of quality, reliability and flexibility, growing ourselves and others in the process.

Our Chiefs

Alina Addison

Chief Founding Officer

Making things happen for you

Alina is the Founder of Adaptaa. She is an EQ and team accredited Executive coach with extensive business skills and leadership experience. She spent 20+ years in the financial services industry, latterly as a Managing Director and Head of Trading and Execution for Rothschild&Co. She is a qualified chartered accountant, having worked with PwC.

Her clients describe her coaching style as challenging, energising, inspiring and unflinchingly honest.

Tatiana Poliakova

Chief Expression Officer

Telling you as it is, even when you can’t hear it

Tatiana is an accredited Executive and team coach, with extensive international leadership experience and great intuition. She worked for 20+ years as an Investment Banker and Management Consultant with BNP, JPMorgan, Booz Allen & Hamilton, Dresdner in NYC, London and Frankfurt and latterly a MD at Nomura. Tatiana has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Her clients describe her coaching style as transformative, sincere, insightful and challenging while safe at the same time.

Carmen Balacianu

Chief Happiness Officer

Taking you on the path to happiness

Carmen is an ICF accredited Executive coach, with 15+ years of international experience in leadership positions in Pharma, Banking, and High Tech. She worked for Roche, where she was the global Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Carmen has an MBA from IESE Business School of Barcelona, Spain.

Her clients describe her coaching style as authentic, caring and grounded, helping them overcome fear and embrace love for the sake of their inner growth.

Sylvia Rohde-Liebenau

Chief Simplicity Officer

Making complex simple for you

Sylvia is an EMCC accredited Coach and Mediator with more than 20 years of experience. She holds a PhD in International Relations, and has worked as expert and manager in Development Cooperation, as well as for over 17 years HR leader in the European Investment Bank, with responsibility for coaching, mentoring, talent management, organizational health and leadership development.

Her clients describe her coaching style as both supportive and challenging, structured and informal.

Koralia Hume

Chief Operational Officer

Creating magic experiences

Koralia's extensive experience in communication and operations derives from working in a professional corporate environment for over 18 years, such us Rothschild & Co, Search Partners, Mersten and CERT. She is the spark that ignites everyone into action.

Mary Alder Bentley

Chief Office Manager

Looking after us all

Mary has over 35 year' experience working with senior professionals in both the public and private sector. She has a calm and collective manner and is the glue that holds it all together!