Founder: Tibisay Vera, FInst, MBA, MSc

Tibisay Vera

Executive Consultant

Tibisay is a qualified senior coach, neuroscientist and consultant. She has over 20 years international experience in corporate finance, organizational change, performance management, leadership and personal development, especially during times of change and transition. 

Before founding Sparkling Performance in year 2012, she enjoyed a corporate career; holding senior managerial roles within blue chip organizations, investment banking and small and medium size companies in the arena of business management and change management.

She is at the vanguard of applying neuroscience and brain research in business, leadership and personal development to drive performance and to enhance well-being. 

She works with executives, teams and "people from different walk of life" during changing and transition times.

During the last 20 years Tibisay has helped many organizations and individuals, to achive excellence out of personal and business transformations. She has worked with senior executives and top performing teams to increase profitability and performance, implementing operations efficiencies, managing global projects for offshoring, outsourcing and opening new business centres abroad.

Tibisay is a Member Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) in the United Kingdom, Member of Association for Coaching (AC) and Member of the British Neuroscience Association (BNA). 

Tibisay is a motivational speaker and has delivered several keynotes at international events. She has over 1,000 hours experience between coaching, mentoring and highly interactive training. 

She holds a Master in Clinical Neuroscience (MSc) from Roehampton University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oxford Brookes University. Additionally Tibisay is a NLP Master Practitioner (trained directly by NLP Co-creator John Grinder). Certified practitioner and trainer of PRISM Brain Mapping profiling tool and 360- degree assesment tool and holds a certificate in Neuro-Economics: How the Brain makes Decisions. Tibisay got a certificate and practise Mindfulness following the methodology developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Segal Williams from Oxford University. 

Tibisay is a trustee at Conexiones and Oportunidades (C&O) UK, a non-profitable organization that helps Latin-Americans living in the UK fulfilling careers. She also has helped numerous parents to increase parent skills and confidence, so improve the behavior and wellbeing of their children as part of the volunteer program that MindGym offers across London’s most deprived areas.

As a mother, executive and expat; I have been through processes of deep transformational changes in my life; which motivate me to create Sparkling Performance in year 2012 with the intention to help people and organisations to navigate through the maze of change and transitions using brain science. "I am passionate to work with international people, career-oriented mothers, succesful individuals, multicultural teams and executives who are having an undergoing tranformation in their life or business” to balance performance and wellbeing.

Tibisay can delights and provokes people, sometimes simultaneously to initiate change. Tibisay can initiates unconscious change in individuals and teams; a skill very few people possess.  Tibisay works in Spanish and English.


Tibisay Vera FInstLM, MBA. MSc is a Member Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Fellow is the most prestigious membership level and reserved for experienced senior leaders and managers.


Tibisay Vera FInstLM, our Founder and Senior Consultant, is a Member of the British Neuroscience Association. The British Neuroscience Association is the largest UK organisation representing all aspects of neuroscience.  


      Tibisay Vera MAC, is a Member  of the Association for  Coaching OMAC. AC is committed to promoting best practice and raising the awareness standards and ethics of coaching worldwide. All members are bound by the code of Ethics and Good Practice of the AC.



Consultant, Coach and Facilitator: Fiona Lyons

Fiona is a communication specialist whose experience spans 2 decades. She commenced her career in radio journalism and then worked in major media/communication companies/roles in NY, LA and Sydney.

Fiona moved into the learning and development field 12 years ago to fulfill a desire to help people with their personal growth and development and has had a major impact in helping businesses turn around their performance.

Her ability to build rapport quickly allows her to drive real personal growth with the people she works with. What inspires and motivates her is the continued push for personal improvement and development. It is what she believes keeps life interesting and enables the people she works with and her, to continually strive for a new personal best in different areas of life.

Her sessions are practical, engaging, challenging and fun. Every workshop delivers the right balance to provide accelerated learning for the participants so that they go away with clear action steps and strategies to implement them.

She specialises in helping people bring their ‘10 game’ to every aspect of their work life be it in; management, negotiation, influence, sales, presentation/communication skills, client service/relationships. She is a qualified executive coach and holds a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Presentation & Negotation NLP certificates & Cert IV in Training & Development. Fiona loves learning, her current passion is around psychology, the ‘Inner Game’ and building high performance cultures through the use of storytelling.

Fiona has conducted work with businesses that span all sectors and sizes of industry; traditional and digital media, finance, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, utilities, information, manufacturing, transportation, leisure & hospitality, and government sectors.

Clients often compliment Fiona on her attention to detail, passion and the fact that she really cares about delivering ROI for the stakeholder and the individual who is investing their time in development. 


Business Executive Development for Latin America: Marisabel Segnini Daboin

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BSc. Psychology and MSc in Human Resources 

Marisabel has 7 years experience in different areas of Psychology: individual and group theraphy working with people with disabilities, teenagers and adults. Organizational development, recruitment and personnel selection for Multinational companies in Venezuela. She has been in charged of managing high performance teams.

Marisabel was born in Venezuela where she currently lives. She studied Psychology at the Venezuelan's Central University with a Humanistic approach. Additionally, hold a Human Resources Master specialitation from Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela.

During the last 7 years in her professional career, she has combined several approaches and techniques like NLP and Gestalt Psychology, to guide and coach her clients to discover and clarify their personal resources and to apply them to their personal and professional life. On the same way, Marisabel has achieved several Human Resources projects, for example, she developed an Assesment Center program to select job candidates; she created and applied a 360 degree survey to evaluate the staff's performance; and she has made job profiles based in a competency model.

Formed with a Humanistic approach, I believe that Human being is an holistic system with specific problems in their life, who need a guide and a coach to find out their personal resources, to face and to solve these troubles. Through coaching an NLP we can support you in your internal sesrch, to achieve your goals with efficiency, self confidence and excellency.


Business Partner - Colombian Market: Luis Garces  

Project Manager

An experienced manager and qualified PMP and MBA, with a background in the international energy sector, developing strategy and leading business improvement through robust project management. Implements and manages change to improve business efficiency, process performance and increase revenue and profit. A collaborative leader who engages with all stake holders in order to influence a successful outcome, in often very complex technical and commercial projects.

Luis has lived in London during the last 5 years and He has got more than 10 years experience in the South America market. He is an experienced MBA from Oxford Brookes University, dedicated to delivering strategic projects to increase business performance and efficiency. With a successful background leading and delivering business improvement strategies through robust project management.

 An experienced professional focused to deliver business objectives and commercial initiatives in order to exceed customer expectations, throughout strategic approach.

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