Gülsün Zeytinoglu

Gülsün Zeytinoglu, PhD., MCC, CPCC, ORSCC

Gülsün is an experienced trainer, business and relationship/team coach, and organizational consultant. Her work is based on CoActivity, NLP, modeling, systems thinking, hypnosis, expressive arts therapy and related fields. Her passion is in combining different approaches for increasing the awareness and inspiration of individuals and organizations. She values honoring similarities, respecting differences, and celebrating diversity.

Gülsün was born in Ankara. She has studied biology in M.E.T.U and got her M.S. in biomedical engineering in Bosphorus University. She holds a Ph.D. in business administration.

She has worked for IBM for 10 years in several positions like systems engineering, marketing training, project management, skills management and human resources management. She has been the founder-partner and member of the board of directors of the Zeymed Medical Systems between 1993-2000.

Gülsün is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Co-Active® Leadership program and she is a Certified Professional Co-Active® Coach. She is one of the first European leaders of CTI, leads their coactive coaching curriculum courses in Europe, South Africa, and Middle East, and holds roles of supervisor and examiner. She is also leading CTI’s Co-active Leadership Program. She is trained as a relationships and systems coach by Center for Right Relationships (CRRGlobal), and is one of the first supervisors of their certification program, leads their programs internationally and among the first group of coaches certified as ORSC Coach. Among the assessment tools that she utilizes for teams and leadership are Team Diagnostics and The Leadership Circle Profile.

She is an NLP master practitioner, trainer and consultant certified by NLPU (NeuroLinguistics Programming University) in Santa Cruz, California. Between 1995 and 2004 she coached and presented at NLPU certification programs. She studied Intermodal Art Therapy between 2000 and 2003.

As a coach and trainer, she not only supported production and service business in Turkey, but also ran programs for organizations in Russia, Ukraine,Turkish Republics, Italy, Austria, Taiwan and U.S.A. She has been invited to conferences in the States and Dubai as a guest speaker and presented on leadership, coaching, and NLP. She has contributed to books, magazines and newspapers with her writings.

Between 1995-2000 she has lectured for the Human Resources graduate program at Marmara University on NLP, systems thinking and learning organizations. She has been a visiting trainer at Mimar Sinan University on creativity. Gulsun also lectured at Istanbul Commerce University graduate program on leadership, communication skills and NLP between 2003 and 2005.

Gülsün has founded her institute in Istanbul where she mainly focuses on coaching executives as well as teams and partnerships. She also designs and facilitates coaching, mentoring, leadership, selling and presentation skills, effective communications, systems thinking, and related organizational and personal development workshops. She is also the founder and past president of ICF Turkey Chapter. She holds a MCC accreditation from ICF.

She is a founding member and a former member of board of KAGIDERWomen Entrepreneurs Association. She enjoys art, traveling, Sailing, storytelling, and discovering different ways cultures express themselves.

Gulsun also completed Council Guide Training and Black Lodge based on ancient Mayan teachings with WhiteEagle and Evocative Leadership Mastery with WIndEagle. She is trained with Gary Kraftsow, the founder of American Viniyoga Institue, on Viniyoga Foundations for Teaching and Yoga Therapy. She holds a blue belt in Nia.