Marian Oláh is a learning, leadership, & organization development change leader specializing in personal and organizational transformation. Drawing on 20 years of international cross-industry experiences across sectors, Marian creates learning experiences that transfer back to the work environment, thus effecting behavioral change, mindset shift, enhanced work effectiveness, and improved performance.
Marian is passionate about developing people to meet their potential and is especially interested in the leadership development needs of introverts. As a transformational coach, Marian facilitates her clients’ self-reflection and self-discovery through assessments and coaching conversations, teaching new tools and techniques, empowering clients to create and implement action plans, and holding her clients accountable for their outcomes.
In her career, Marian has held tenured professor and adjunct instructor positions, consulted for Thomson Reuters, worked for the United Nations, and served in leadership roles, including Director of Leadership and Organization Development in the New York City Health and Hospitals system and as Associate Director of professional development and academic programs at the City College of New York/CUNY.
Marian is a highly trained coach with the following certifications under her belt: Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Certified Professional Coach (CPC) designation through the Coaching for Transformation Program of Leadership that Works, Conversational Intelligence®, Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™, Certified Workplace Mediator and Conflict Resolution Trainer, and Leadership and Management Excellence Certifications by the American Management Association. Marian has also earned certifications in various assessment tools, including MBTI® Steps I, II, & III, The Hogan Assessment, ESCI 360 – Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (Hay Group), Color Q®, Neethling Brain Instrument™, Conflict Dynamics Profile®, The Neuroscience of Personality, Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, and others.
Marian holds an MBA in International Business and Strategic Marketing, an MA in Curriculum Development and Instructional Design, and a BA/MA in English and Russian Languages and Literatures and Adult Learning.
Marian is fluent in English and Hungarian (her native language), has professional working proficiency in Russian and Spanish, and is conversant in French. She communicates effectively in a multicultural environment and inspires confidence among individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. She enjoys traveling and has visited, worked, or studied in 35+ countries, including China, South Korea, Russia, Dubai, Costa Rica, Cuba, Tunisia, Egypt, and most countries in Europe.