I have been always been interested in human nature since I know myself.
I've spent many years being what I should be and doing should do. For years, I have guided my life by listening to voices outside of myself, instead of looking at my own tendencies and inner voice. I cannot say I did not like this part of my life either. Thanks to these, I graduated from ITU Business Engineering, I improved my analytical side thoroughly, got to know a diversity of people, gained a lot of experience and tasted the feeling of success.
Following is a summary of who I had been and what I did during this period:
For 17 years, I worked mainly on business analysis and information systems. Due to the project-based works, I got to know about 20 companies, bunch of environments and cultures.
In my start-up experience, I also got involved in sales, marketing and human resources and took the lead.
I also gained management and leadership experience in multinational companies. I have worked with people and teams from 4 continents.
I had a 10-year marriage and a son.
Towards my mid-30s, I noticed a severe uneasiness within myself even though everything seemed to be the way they should be.
When I consciously decided to take responsibility of my life and needs, I was working as a manager in a good position with global accountability at Coca Cola Company. Although my life seemed to be 'beautiful and successful' from outside, my sense of fulfillment and satisfaction was blown away before I knew what was going on! My sense of meaning had disappeared; I was feeling stuck.
The post is a period of self-discovery and transition. In this new era:
I am accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
I had my first personal coaching experiences with Coca Cola employees.
Afterwards, I worked with a global IT (information systems) team in Coca Cola for 9 months and received positive feedback.
I have done all this in addition to my work on the information technologies side.
Subsequently, I changed my direction completely and focused on my new career with 100% time.
I currently have over 450 hours of coaching experience.
In addition, I organized many workshops and trainings in organizations, and with groups where individuals could participate, by their own will.
I am also working with a multinational company of US origin, as a coach representing Turkish market. Randstad Risesmart offers career transition services to companies. My partnership with them enables me to be fed from a global network and resources.
As a result, I support individuals, teams and leaders in the process of change and transition by providing coaching, consulting and training services.
I practice yoga and dance in my spare time. I am keen on ancient teachings.
I believe our lives are too short to run on a hamster wheel, to feel stuck or to live at idle.
No matter how challenging the conditions are, more happy, fulfilled life is possible!
A better life is possible!
I know this not only from my education and readings but also from my own experiences.
If you are also struggling and still hopeful, you can contact me.
Gestalt Coaching Program
Gestalt Coaching Groupworks Program
Deep Democracy (The Lewis Method) Conflict Resolution
ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching)
Consulting Sales Training (Inc. Transactional Analysis)
Art Therapy (Halic University)
** Corporate Experience
Following are some of the companies I have worked with or for, during my 20 years corporate experience:
The Coca-Cola Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bilim Pharmaceuticals Yaşar Holding, Zorlu Holding, IDS Sheer Consulting and Altıparmak Food, as well as some start-ups.