Coaching Programs – ISTANBUL, TURKEY and Toronto (TBA)
THE GESTALT COACHING PROGRAM IN ISTANBUL
The Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), is a Gestalt-based approach to coaching that incorporates cutting edge coaching theories from thought leaders worldwide. This program is founded on core Gestalt values, which hold that it is the awareness of self and others, in the context of aware possibilities, that support choice for intervention and success. A central Gestalt coaching belief is that it is the nature of the coach’s support and presence which assists the client to do the desired work in service of goals that are achievable, believable, concrete, and deliverable.
The program teaches the theory and practice of coaching leadership and management using the fields of Gestalt theory, concepts, and methods. Participants develop a system of ongoing assessment, practice coaching, and receive feedback and guidance in the coaching behaviors needed for individual, executive, and organizational coaching engagements. This program is targeted to support effective coaching interventions with individuals, groups, and complex systems. Participants also learn how to design their coaching practice to stimulate and support sustained learning, development, creativity, and intentional and transformational change.
The program is conducted primarily in English, with Turkish language translation as needed. Teaching is conducted across four 4.5-day sessions over 7 months, a total of 18 days of face-to-face teaching and 125 coach-specific contact hours.
Participants should have professional work experience or executive or organizational coaching experience and be able to work cognitively and experientially at a university level.
GCP-Istanbul satisfies all requirements for the ICF credentialing application for program participants, which differs from the many other ACTP programs that usually ask their participants to attend additional certification workshops or training programs. Graduates of GCP-Istanbul need only to take an oral coaching exam with GCP faculty after the program ends to receive a certificate of completion, which will enable them to apply for ICF credentialing via the ACTP track (the exam entails an additional $300 fee).
- Four 4.5-day sessions over 7 months (18 days of face-to-face teaching)
- An online tele-seminar series between sessions
- A student–faculty ratio of 4 to 1
- A faculty mentor assigned to each student
- A full-immersion, experiential learning environment that supports participants to embody the teachings
THREE CHAIRPERSONS AND LEAD FACULTY:
DOROTHY SIMINOVITCH, PHD, MCC-CENTER CO-LEADER, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING
Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC, a Master Certified Coach, is founder and president of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC and an international coach, consultant, group facilitator, presenter/speaker, and author. She is founder, co-owner, faculty, and Director of Training for the Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul and Toronto, both ICF-ACTP coach training programs. She is also co‐founder of the Gestalt Center for Coaching, which delivers ICF-accredited coach training workshops and extended programs internationally. Dorothy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University’s prestigious Department of Organizational Behavior. She envisioned the application of Gestalt theory in the service of coaching in 1995, and has been delivering Gestalt coach training since 1996. The Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul was her second Gestalt‐based coach training program to garner ICF-ACTP certification. Dorothy honed her rich teaching, coaching, and consulting skills while serving in leadership and teaching roles at several Gestalt centers and through coaching thought-leaders. She provides world‐class training in and transformative human development through Gestalt-based coaching and holistic approaches, leading to outstanding results for individuals, groups, and organizations. Her specialties are coaching for signature presence, leadership presence and peak performance, overcoming derailment, and working with high performance groups and teams. She presents additional training and development opportunities at the International Coach Federation conferences and by invitation worldwide. She is evolving an integrative Gestalt-based practice though the Awareness Intelligence™ project which influenced the Awareness 20/20 assessment instrument.
CONTACT DOROTHY: firstname.lastname@example.org
DOST CAN DENIZ, MBA, MCC-CENTER CO-LEADER
Dost Deniz, MBA, MCC is the first Master Certified Coach, as accredited by International Coach Federation in Turkey and South East Europe. He is the head coach and founder of MareFidelis Coaching and Consulting, the premier coaching company in the region, serving leaders from all walks of life. Dost has extensive experience coaching C – level, high driving executives and leaders. He specializes in coaching the top leader and his/her executive team, a high impact intervention. He has coached Managing Directors, CEOs, General Managers, SVPs, AGMs of top 500 Turkish companies and Turkish subsidiaries of Fortune 500 global companies. He is a co-owner and faculty of the Eurasian Gestalt Coaching Program (EGCP). He coaches in English and Turkish.
CONTACT DOST: email@example.com
GILA ANCEL SERITCIOĞLU, MA, CAGS, MCC-CENTER CO-LEADER
Gila Ancel Seritcioğlu, MA, CAGS, MCC is a psychologist, an educationalist, expressive arts therapist and a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She has established her own preschool KIDS and is the founder of Increa Creative Coaching & Consulting. Currently she works with high level executives, leaders, professionals, groups and organizations in Turkey and abroad. Besides coaching, she designs tailor made experiential trainings and workshops using creative techniques. She coaches in Turkish, English and French. She is a part–time faculty member in the Education Department of Bosphorus University. She is a co-owner and faculty of the Eurasian Gestalt Coaching Program (EGCP).
CONTACT GILA: firstname.lastname@example.org
ZEYNEV EVGIN ERYILMAZ, MA, MCC FACULTY
Zeynep Evgin Eryilmaz, MA, MCC is an ICF‐accredited Professional Certified Coach, a psychologist, and a coach and consultant who supports individuals, executives, teams, and organizations through coaching and group process. She works in the areas of self‐awareness, communication, conflict management, change management, and creativity. Zeynep has worked in the creative departments of major international advertising agencies as a copywriter for over 10 years. She is a visiting lecturer at Istanbul Fashion Institute (IMA), Bilgi University, and Mimar Sinan University where she delivers Creative Process classes.
BELKIS KAZMIRCI, MA, MCC FACULTY
Belkis Kazmirci, MCC is an ICF‐Professional Certified Coach, executive coach, and trainer experienced in the banking, technology, and FMCG sectors. Before steering her career towards professional coaching in 2006, Belkis worked in the Finance and Information Technology (IT) sector for 20 years, where she led a number of large‐scale and international projects covering all banking operations. She transfers her analytical skills, business knowledge and wisdom derived from her 20 years of experience in multinational organizations to her coaching work. She currently delivers coaching services to high‐level executives, teams, and organizations, and leads training and experiential workshops for organizations in the areas of mentoring and leadership development.
ELIF SUNER BIÇER, MBA, MCC FACULTY
Elif Suner Biçer, MBA, MCC is an ICF‐PCC accredited group and executive coach and trainer. Elif is a partner at Eurosis Consulting in charge of executive coaching, training, and people development services. She has been serving local and international companies in a broad cross‐section of industries in Turkey and abroad, including conglomerates, retail, consumer products, industrial products, energy, telecom, and hospitality services for more than 20 years. She has been leading complex organizational development, change management, human resources transformation, and people development engagements. Elif’s main objective is to design and conduct outstanding coaching, organizational, and people development solutions which will stimulate corporate and individual performance. She is excited to witness executives, teams, and individuals reveal their inner power and develop their own potential during her training and coaching at both corporate and individual levels.
CAHİZDE AKKUZU, MCC FACULTY
Cahide graduated from Boğaziçi University, her professional career started in 1989 at Bilkom/Apple Computer, she was General Manager of Xerox Turkey and spent also 2 years in London managing marketing operations for Xerox MEA&India&Russia regions. At mobile operator Avea she managed sales to corporate and public customers, she was General Manager of Turkey’s leading systems integration company Datateknik. At Yıldız Holding she was General Manager for Corporate Strategy, in this role she was responsible to develop strategic plans for the businesses like Chocolate, Beverages, Godiva, and Ülker International.
Towards her aim to support organizations she went through an intense self-development growth path while at the same time serving her clients to break past their own limits. She is an accredited Master Certified Coach (MCC) of the International Coach Federation and she has 3500+ hours of coaching experience. She is a Mastery graduate of the Gestalt Coaching Program, she also completed various other coaching programs towards coaching organizations, relationships, groups and executives. Besides the formal coaching training she has attended various workshops and trainings in Spain, Italy, South Africa, Greece and Turkey.
She designs and delivers leadership and organizational development programs, and deliver coaching services in Turkish, English and German.
YEŞIM ÖZLALE ÖNEN, MA, ACC FACULTY
Yeşim Özlale Önen, MA is a Gestalt certified coach, a clinical psychologist, and a management consultant who supports individuals, senior leaders, top teams, and organizations through change. Yeşim has extensive consulting and HR experience in local and global companies delivering projects for different industries. She currently works as a management consultant in a global company, working with senior leaders to understand their challenges and support them for higher performance through leadership. She works in the areas of executive coaching, organizational transformation, leadership development, and talent management. Yeşim has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Middle East Technical University.
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PROGRAM DATES: (ALL SESSIONS RUN WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)
- December 14-18, 2021 Central Gestalt theory, concepts, and models
- February 16th-19th, 2022 Working with resistance
- April 5-9th, 2022 Intervention choice points, experiments, presence and use of self
- June 22th-June 25th , 2022 Integration of coaching vision, role of closure in learning and development
- April 16-17th, 2022 Eecutive Client DayTUITION: $7,200 USD + VAT
Payment of tuition & fees: Payment must be in US dollars by personal check or money order drawn from a US bank, or by credit card through PayPal invoicing (an additional 5% administrative fee is assessed for this option). Scholarships and alternative payment plans must be requested, reviewed, and approved by the Chairpersons prior to the program start date. Withdrawals & Refunds: No refunds are given for withdrawal after the start of the program.
VENUE: Online via ZOOM
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Via phone: (+90) 212.325.9850
Dorothy Siminovitch: email@example.com
Gila Şeritçioğlu: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dost Deniz: email@example.com
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