Oya Günay
Executive Coach and Strategy Partner, Columbia University, NY Certified Coach
Born in 1969, Istanbul
“We don’t see things the way they are, we see things the way we are” – Anais Nin.
My motivation to become an executive coach was inspired by the power and wisdom of Anais Nin’s words. Executives are at the top of the pyramid. While climbing on the career ladder involves more experience, competency, responsibility and self-confidence, it often also implies loneliness. Executives feel quite often isolated. Either they do not trust people around them or they do not get honest feedback about their views and ideas. This in return makes executives stay with a limited view of perspective and miss the chance of using their full potential.
Executive Coaching offers a place where executives can openly share their fears and concerns and test out new ideas and strategies with someone who has no vested interest or competing agenda. My role is to make them think out of the box, give honest feedback and challenge them to gain new perspectives. Through regular meetings they will increase their self-awareness about themselves and the situation, get encouraged to try new ways of doing things, maximize their own potential and move into their desired future.
More than 20 years of professional experience on the national and international platform (Istanbul, London, Amsterdam and Vienna):
Senior auditor at Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu in Turkey
Head of Securities Market Operation at Ottoman Bank (former Banque Paribas)
CFO at ABN AMRO Capital Markets Turkey
Europe Regional Project Coordinator at ABN AMRO Bank London, Finance and Tax.
Graduate of Istanbul University, B.A., Faculty of Economics (English).
Graduate of Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Advance-level Program in New York (certified).
Certified in the full suite of neuroscience-based NBI (Neethling Brain Instruments)™
Actively participation in the Turkish Women International Network (Istanbul) and European Women‘s Management Development (Vienna) organization.
Speaks Turkish, English and German and passionate about writing poems, making jewellery and into Argentine tango.
Berufliche Erfahrungen:
Freelance executive coach and strategy partner since 2009.
Based in Vienna & Istanbul and works with corporate executives and leaders across Europe. Her mission as an Executive Coach is to apply her extensive business experience in order to help her clients discover themselves, gain different perspectives and then move forward into their desired future.
As a strategy partner with a deep understanding of financials, project management and executive coaching, she helps the leaders and their teams find out their own direction and develop their unique strategies, enabling their long-run growth.
Being someone who used to be an executive working on the international environments for 20 years, I mostly help executives on the following themes:
Leadership coaching – Upgrade their skills, foster their creativity and explore different options & strategies.
Cross-cultural coaching - Cultivate their cultural competency and explore skills how to function in diverse cultural environments.
Career coaching - Manage smoothly transitioning their career or changing their direction.
Conflict coaching - Improve their communication skills and abilities to resolve conflicts.
Homepage: www.oyagunay.com
E-mail: office@oyagunay.com


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