Eva Szekeres, MA, PCC
Focus: Difficult conversations, Navigating Change, Emerging and Female Leaders
Eva has a warm, open-minded and engaging approach and due to her extended international experience she can easily connect with people from all backgrounds. She helps executives raise their self- and system-awareness and develop their interpersonal skills to become more effective leaders and team members.
Eva is passionate about adult learning and human development. She has a background in education, and coached MBAs, EMBAs and other professionals through career transitions in business schools and universities like INSEAD, Stanford, Harvard and Columbia University over the last 10 years.
She believes that leadership effectiveness is strongly connected to the ability to learn and change. This requires emotional openness with a trusted thought-partner, a safe container for an effective process. Eva creates conversations that make you more conscious of your own mental models and allow you to think differently, ask the right questions, and explore new pathways that you might have not considered before. She helps you to reflect, craft experiments to learn from, create new perspectives and real shifts so you can be more innovative and create significant and lasting change. This mental agility expands your capacity to understand complexity, clarify your vision, manage change effectively, adjust your business models and build consensus more easily. Her perceptive, flexible and compassionate approach helps you to turn highly destabilizing or challenging situations into a platform for learning.
Eva has worked with executives all around the world across multiple industries and at different levels – currently including a big data consultancy in Singapore. These international experiences allow her a real cross-cultural perspective and a good understanding of the challenges of international managers, and the different cultural context in which they operate.
A highly trained executive coach, Eva has studied at Columbia University, Coaches Training Institute (CCPC), and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She is a certified practitioner for various coaching tools: MBTI, Hogan and NBI, EI, Leadership Circle, Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode Instrument, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She also holds a Master’s degree in Literature and History.
As a passionate learner and curious about different life experiences, she was a founding member of one of the first alternative high schools in Budapest after the Fall of the Berlin Wall; has founded the Life Loft, an innovative personal development center in Fontainebleau, France for the expat community; took art history classes in the Louvre in French in her twenties; learnt Italian and did rock climbing in CA in her thirties; learnt to play the piano and ran five half-marathons in different European cities in her forties; and visited the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan just last year. In addition to English, she is fluent in French and Hungarian (her native language).
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