Storyteller. Brand Coach. Life Architect.

My Story

Storyteller. Brand Coach. Life Architect.

My Story



Ah, a fellow dreamer. Welcome to my world.

Here you will find a collection of my stories about humanity, life design, and self-discovery, as well as ways that we can create together, should you choose to work with me. Enjoy!

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Celinne Da Costa is an international brand identity and story coach, published writer, and active dreamer, building her business and exploring from wherever in the world she chooses to be. Sounds like a dream, right? It is, but that’s because she designed her life that way.

In 2016, she left her unfulfilling corporate marketing career in New York City to become the architect of her own life. This meant crafting a story that allowed her to infuse every day with meaningful moments of human connection, internal space for self-discovery, and opportunities to pursue her passions… all while seeing the world.

Her mission is to create a life story that is full of joy, meaning, and purpose—and to empower you to do the same, so that you can manifest your life and business vision into a reality that fulfills you and inspires others.

Celinne contributes to and has been featured in major publications around the world, including Forbes, HuffPost, Intrepid, Urban Adventures, Matador Network, Rosetta Stone, and Business Insider. She’s helped clients in +20 countries tell their story, and has a loyal community of +40,000 dreamers following her work and journey around the world.

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My vision is to empower passionate entrepreneurs to uncover and share a story so captivating, resounding, and real, that it will manifest lasting effects in both your personal life and your business.


Together we will create a brand that conveys heart and soul, a clearly communicated story that supports your vision and motivates your audience to action, and messaging that is influential and emotionally powerful by design.

My services include:

  • Brand Identity & Story Coaching
  • Brand Story Clarity Workshop
  • Creative Storytelling Collaborations

There’s a story inside of you, and it wants to get out. Here’s how I can help you bring that story to life.


People have said some pretty cool stuff about my work. If my words don’t have you convinced, here’s what my clients think:

“I had a brand identity workshop with Celinne because we are on the verge of really breaking through internationally with our company, but want to do that through our branding. We are a Dutch company selling laser machines through our European partner network and our goal is to establish ourselves as the #1 brand worldwide.

The question therefore was: What do we stand for as a company, what differentiates us from everyone else, and how do we communicate this with our brand messaging?

Sitting down with Celinne to break down my company’s vision has really made me connect the dots, within just a few hours. Her ability to ask the right questions and poke the right spots, while keeping track of the progress of the break-down is really admirable.

I would highly recommend any business owner who’s looking to have clarity on how to execute on their vision to have a branding workshop with Celinne. You will be able to determine what your company stands for and add value there, but more so, gain understanding of what your core is as a person. And that’s something that is valuable for life!”

– Bram van Turnhout, Commercial Director & Co-Owner of BRM Lasermachines, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“Celinne opened my eyes about storytelling. I thought that I was doing it quite well, but I was utterly wrong. There were so many opportunities that I wasn’t tapping into, and after several workshops together, I started to fall in love with my brand all over again.

Celinne has a special talent for digging into the truth of things. With her, I went way more in-depth about why I started my business and for whom. She got rid of my sales pitch, and made it a beautiful human story, way more fun to tell!

We all have this real reason inside us, but it is so hard to discover it on your own. When you hire Celinne, she will change the way you sell your business, and it won’t feel like selling it anymore. I am happy that we can continue to work together since it is so valuable for Coworkparadise and myself!”

– Michael Tesselaar, Founder of Coworkparadise, The Netherlands

“I had the pleasure of knowing Celinne through a common friend for a few years and have seen her grow her own image and brand with great success and seemingly little effort (emphasis on seemingly). When I decided that I needed to work on building and establishing my own brand, it seemed obvious to go to her.

Within the course of 45 minutes, Celinne had not only clearly laid out a structured plan and blueprint to grow from, but she also had me asking the right questions. More importantly, I was answering those questions. I could see what the logical next step was. She made sure to reinforce that these changes are not overnight, that you have to start somewhere and then continually add layers.

How she communicated her thoughts, ideas and criticisms was what set her apart. She has the ability to objectively consider your goals and what you’re trying to build, and then put those attributes into a plan of action that is clear, easy to follow, and extremely effective.

If you are looking to quickly define, refine, and maximize your brand’s structure, I highly recommend sitting down with Celinne. Preferably before your competition does.”

– Michael Everett Wood, Actor, New York City, USA

“Celinne is a client at my salon, and now I am hers. As we got to know one another during the service, there was just something about her personality and intelligence. I was hooked on how much she knew about marketing strategy and branding.

I’ve been working with Celinne for a few months now, and I’ve seen vast improvements in my business. She has been able to dissect and educate me on marketing. In fact, the tools I have learned from her has been so imperative to my business that I am now leading and mentoring others on what she has taught me.

Not only is Celinne knowledgeable in this field, but she truly cares about people’s business. I am very much appreciative of my experience and growth with her.”

– Jamielynn De Leon, Founder of Rogue Hair Salon, New York City, USA

Meeting and then working with Celinne has been truly inspiring. As a high performance coach and a career coach my mission is to serve my clients to take them to the next level whether is in their personal life, their business or their corporate career.

I reached out to Celinne because I knew that I was not delivering my true message as I really wanted to and I knew that I was putting at risk the value of my brand and of how it would have been perceived by the people I want to serve.

It was thanks to a brand identity workshop with Celinne that I finally felt that my message, my story was aligned with what I stand for and what I was trying to communicate but I was failing at until then. Celinne has the unique talent to bring into surface your most true story, your message in the most authentic and powerful way.

I would highly recommend you to work with Celinne as this will allow you to reach the next level in communicating your vision and your brand in the most authentic and powerful way possible.

– Massimo Filasieno, Founder & CEO of Leading Interview, Dublin, Ireland

The nomad’S oasis

I spent close to a year putting my fate into the hands of  strangers around the world.

What happens when you design a life that incorporates all your passions… and just start living it? Two years ago, I did just that: I quit my corporate advertising job, packed a carry-on, and set out to prove that I could circumnavigate the globe exclusively by staying with people with whom I shared a real human connection (friends, friends of friends, people I met on the road, etc).

I spent close to a year putting my fate into the hands of people—mostly strangers—around the world, and an astonishing +70 people in countries across four continents opened their homes to me.

I’ve sat at the feet some of the most amazing storytellers in the world: Balinese healers, Burmese guerilla fighters, Amazonian tribal chiefs… all people who command a room and get people to listen by speaking to their hearts.

The Nomad’s Oasis documents this journey, exploring what it means to be human and how sharing our stories beautifies this process by opening a path to self-discovery, connection, and transformation.


Self-Discovery | Being Human | Life Design

Words Beyond Translation: Vale la Pena

Lazio, Italy Vale la pena is an Italian expression that has a direct translation but, as a native Italian speaker, I can tell you that it’s not quite the same. Vale la pena means “it’s worth it,” yet there is a keyword in the Italian phrase that is lost in the English...

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