“Unleash Your Creative Potential Towards Positive Shift”

Unleash Your Creative Potential
Towards Positive Shift

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Talyaa Vardar, BSc, MAPS, PCC

Executive & Organizational Coach
Art Therapist & Faculty

Talyaa Vardar is an executive coach and creative catalyst with several years experience helping individuals and organizations achieve a more fulfilled performance and deeper awareness in the workplace and beyond. Her background includes working with CEOs, General Managers, and Directors across the board of regional companies to multinational companies that are listed as Fortune 500 companies.

Talyaa has a solid leadership background in multiple industries throughout Europe and North America including Grey Worldwide, WPP Marketing Group. Her executive background enables her to understand the complex challenges of leading a successful business. Her coaching experience constantly achieves great rapport and holistic results from her many clients some of which include Procter & Gamble, HP, HSBC and Tesco, etc.

With her cross-disciplinary background Talyaa’s strongest asset is her deep understanding of human states, intuition and big picture perspective. She sees opportunities for her clients that always create positive shift and snowball effect in many aspects of the client’s life. She offers international know-how coupled with local expertise. She is a curious person who is deeply passionate about creative potential that each person has and cutting edge human development instruments. As the developer of Creative InquiryTM model, she successfully provides a creative space for individuals and organizations to transform and thus reach their loftiest goals. In 2011, Talyaa and her colleagues in Canada created the Creative Coaching CanadaTM program that is approved by ICF (International Coach Federation). In 2012, inFLOW brought the program to Istanbul as Kreatif Kocluk Kanada and completed full programs successfully with graduates from diverse companies including multinationals.

Talyaa is the co-founder of inFLOW Coaching & Leadership (Vancouver, Canada); faculty member ; the lead coach for Koc University Executive Education coaching program (Turkey) and International faculty member for ISTUD Business School in Italy. She is also at the executive coach team of Coach Source International. She works between continents through North America and EMEA. Currently she resides in Istanbul with her family.


Talyaa Vardar holds a BSc in Public Administration from ODTU (Turkey), and MAPS, Masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy and Systems Change from EGS University (Switzerland). She has got professional supervision for 2500 hours of therapy at Vancouver Art Therapy Institute while working as an art therapist there. She stayed in IONS (Institute of Noetic Sciences) at California to attend and inquire about the boundaries of human consciousness. She acquired her professional coach certification in Vancouver. As a coach she holds her accreditation as PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through ICF with more than 2000 hours of executive and organizational coaching.

Examples of Corporate Clients

International: Coca Cola, Credit Suisse Bank, DuPont, Efes International, Erickson College, IBM Canada, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, Pirelli Tyres, RBC Royal Bank, UBC, Zeder Group Beirut, Zivella Baku.

Regional: Anadolu Efes Group, Anadolu University, Bayer Pharma, Bilkom (Apple), Darty, Denizbank, Digiturk TV, Dogus Holding, Dogus Otomotiv, Garanti Bankasi, Girisim Faktoring, Koc Finans, Koc Holding, Koc University, Kraft Foods/Cadbury (Mondelez International), LC Waikiki, Mercedes Benz, Pfizer, Roche, T. Is Bankasi, Turkcell, Turkish Telecom Sebit Inc., Unilever, etc.

Murat Vardar, MSc, PCC

Professional Management Coach, Consultant

One of the founding partners of the FLOW Coaching and Leadership company, Murat Vardar, is in charge of the simulation and games group that aims to develop sales performance, managerial abilities, strategic planning, seeing the big picture and customer satisfaction in the sales and retail managerial teams of institutions.

Murat Vardar graduated from the Faculty of Machinery at Istanbul Technical University in 1994, after which he received various corporate training both in Turkey and abroad. He completed the Vancouver University of British Columbia, Global Strategy Development and Leadership certificate programs. From 2009 until today he obtained professional training in the areas of Personal Development and Coaching, and completed the ICF accredited professional coaching training modules in Canada.

Murat Vardar started his career in the real sector as an engineer and for more than 6 years he was the production manager for Altınyıldız, which is part of the Boyner Group, in charge of more than 400 blue and white collar employees. For more than 15 years, he worked as top-level management, including a position as Sales and Business Development Director, in the areas of sales and creation of marketing strategies for new products, work development, key account management and strategic planning in both local and global companies. . With the management and consultancy experience gained from his career, he understands the dynamics of professional life and supports the performance of institutions and management using coaching. Some of the companies that Murat worked for during his management career are; The HOF Group, TETAŞ A.Ş., Altınyıldız part of the Boyner Group, and many international companies based in Belgium and Italy. During the 6 years he worked as a product manager for Altinyildiz, he managed more than 200 white and blue collar workers.

Murat Vardar, who has been giving Strategic Consultation from 2008, gave consultation to Cisco Systems between the years 2008-2009 on subjects such as developing a new business model; increase of market penetration and putting the model in place systematically in the companies of corporate clients.

Murat, who believes in constant development and change, received the ICF accredited Creative Coaching training in 2009, then he completed the Leader as a Coach certificate process in Vancouver in 2010 and the ICF ACTP FLOW Coaching International process gaining the ICF PCC (Professional Certified Coach) accreditation.

Murat Vardar has more than 900 hours of management coach experience. Murat Vardar, who apart from coaching works as a mentor and consultant for managers and entrepreneurs, is married and the father of Ada.

George Phipps, PMP, MA, PCC

George Phipps, PMP, MA, PCC

George Phipps is a seasoned professional and founder of Phipps Training Services. He is a graduate of Royal Roads University with a Masters Degree in Leadership (MA), a certified project manager (PMP) and trained professional coach (ECPC, ACC).

Background – George was born and educated in Scotland. Moved to South Africa in 1983 and then to Canada in 1997. His background is Information Technology. He has worked for many profit and non-profit organizations in various consulting, project management, technical support, and senior management positions. After completing a Masters Degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University in 2008, George decided he needed a change of direction in his career. In 2009 he embarked on and completed professional coach training and entered the world of Human Resources consulting in the areas of Organizational Development & Training.

Experience -George has over 30 years working experience in both private and non-profit organizations. He has worked in many different industries including: banking, education, transportation, oil, research, insurance, high tech, healthcare etc. Specific experience includes:

  • Project management
  • Program development (coaching, mentorship, strategic planning & change)
  • Facilitation
  • Strategy planning
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Managing change
  • Team building

Recent achievements

  • Completion of MA master’s thesis “ How mentorship can support emerging leaders” (2008)
  • Development of a facilitated mentorship program for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) IT (2008)
  • Established Phipps Training Services (2009)
  • Certified as a professional coach through the International Coaches Federation (2009)
  • Development of a career laddering & succession planning program for Allied Health at VCH & FH (2010)
  • Development of a career pathing program, several workshops, training modules and presentations for the University of British Columbia (UBC) (2011)

Passion: “My passion lies in expanding human potential” – G.Phipps

Souzan Bachir, PCC

ICF Turkey Vice President
Professional Management Coach, Instructor

Credentialed by International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in 2009; Souzan Bachir spent 15 years out of 25 years of her professional carreer working on strategic concultancy, coaching and training. In addition to being vice president of ICF Turkey Chapter, Souzan is an experienced consultant, coach and trainer on emotional awareness, relationship management, intercultural communication and team coaching. She designs and implements Team and Executive Coaching Trainings and Leadership Workshops both in Turkey and for multi-national companies around the world. Souzan gives coaching and consultancy services in English, Arabic and Turkish.

Souzan Bachir was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1966. She completed the primary and secondary schools in Aleppo Fransiscaine French School and attended high school in Jeddah College for Girls in Saudi Arabia. After she graduated from Business Management department at Middle East Technical University, she gained her master degree on International Business Management from Yeditepe University in 2002.

She began her professional career at United Nations Development Programme as a Project Supervisor. She then worked as the Project Coordinator at United Nations World Food Programme. After she completed her duty as an Ambassador’s Press Consultant at the Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic, she moved to Istanbul in 1996 and started to work in Temsa Termomekanik Sanayi Inc. as an Export Specialist. She was then appointed to the position of Regional Manager in charge of Middle East and North Africa and eventually served as the International Marketing Manager. In 2003 she established Su Foreign Trade Marketing and Consultancy Company with a focus on international marketing consultancy.

Souzan’s professional development includes coaching training by the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), she has completed 116 hours of training of ‘Co-Active Coaching’ in 2006. In 2007, she became authorized assessor and facilitator of Neo Pi-R Personality Inventory and started to work as a “Freelance Assessor” at Assess – Assessment Center. She has additionally received training in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching in 2008 by the Center for Right Relationship and was certified by the same organization in 2009. She is also a graduate of the year-long Co-Active Leadership Programme of the Coaches Training Institute. She is also a certified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). In 2012, she completed Process Work Intensive Program and got the certificate of Process Oriented Psychology. In 2013, Souzan underwent training in Advanced Neuroscience Coaching, Transactional Analysis, Coaching Supervision and Coaching Psychology.

Since 2006, Souzan has acquired more than 2500 coaching hours in executive coaching, team coaching and personal coaching, as well as 350 hours in intercultural coaching. Souzan has coached a group of entrepreneurs as part of Endeavor Turkey project that was coordinated by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Turkey Chapter. Currently, she works as a volunteer coach for students of the Association for Supporting Contemporary Life (Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi) within the framework of the Social Responsibility Project of ICF Turkey. In addition to this, she has presented a seminar on “Time Planning and Management’’ for the students of Association for Supporting Contemporary Life - Starfish Project (Deniz Yıldızı Projesi). Furthermore, she has organized workshops on leadership and awareness, intended to reach women and mothers in Turkey and abroad. She has given a workshop based on ‘’Awareness and Life Coaching’’ to the students of Kultur University Management Club.

Souzan Bachir has attended several panels and discussions as a speaker on ‘’International Trade and Investment Opportunities in Middle East’’ at DEIK, ITO, Mersin Chamber of Commerce, Aleppo Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Okan University. As well as attending 1st Coaching Conference of ICF with her speech on ‘’Systems Coaching’’, Souzan has given a speech on the subject of ‘’Coaching Cultural Diversity’’ at European Mentoring and Coaching Conference in Venice, Italy in 2014.

With her colorful personality, optimistic point of view and clarity of vision, Souzan peps up others in the most correct way. She is a succesful life guide who can motivate her clients in line with their goals.

M. Ayhan Dayoğlu, ACC

Professional Management Coach

After graduating from Haydarpaşa Technical High School, Ayhan Dayoğlu, graduated from the Machine Engineer Department of Yıldız Technical University in 1988, and following this he received his Masters Degree from YTP and then his Executive MBA at from SU (Sabancı University).

Ayhan started working as the post-sales services manager for BORONOKAY A.Ş., responsible for the products Daf Bus and Thermo King, a position in which he remained for 6 years. After that, he started working as the bus group post-sales services manager for TEMSA A.Ş. After working in the TEMSA organization as a manager in areas as different as all products group and spare parts and services, he became the Turkey director for Sales, Marketing and Post-sales Services, and moved with his family to Adana. After two years as the Turkey director, he was transferred to the company's bus factory in Egypt as a general manager, and until 30 September 2011, he lived in Cairo

After a long and educational period with TEMSA, Ayhan was due to his experience with managing automotive and networks, transferred to AKSİGORTA, another organization part of Sabancı holding, as the General Assistant Manager responsible for damage and operations. In AKSİGORTA Ayhan's main duty was to manage the relations between the service providers (persons as well as institutions) of services, spare parts, assistance, hospital, etc. with a team of more than 200 members of staff, and to manage a budget of more than one million Turkish liras, in order to support the growth and profitability of the company.

Ayhan believes that the most important matter when it comes to taking the necessary actions is productive/happy employees and focuses on the skills, and increasing the skills, of the people around him in his work. After undertaking coaching himself, he went on to successfully complete the ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited EGCP (Eurasian Gestalt Coaching Program) and the GGW (Gestalt Group Works). Ayhan who is continuing his work on coaching and training with FLOW Coaching International and FLOW Leadership Institute, has close to 400 hours worth of professional managerial coaching experience. Ayhan teaches subjects such as leadership development, the development of managerial competence, team coaching and team management.

Zeynep Berkol, ACC

Professional Management Coach, Instructor

Zeynep Berkol who started her professional life in 1987 in the Secteriat of Foreign Trade, the Aegean Exporter's Union, transferred to the bank sector in 1992. Zeynep who started her banking career in the branch operations department of Koç bank, continued working for Interbank and Finans bank. She was the assistant manager in the departments of Branch Commercial Transactions, Head office Corporate Marketing and Cash Management and most recently she held the position of Branch Manager of Personal Marketing. In 2006, she retired from the bank and continued working as a founding partner of Valupa Consultancy Ltd that provides financial consultancy services.

While working in banks, she discovered that the in-house training she was giving supported her values of providing and gaining inspiration, and also made her enthusiastic, and so she continued giving training in banks and various other sectors. She believed that by continuing her career in the education sector, she was enhancing herself. Zeynep, who completed the ICF (International Coaching Federation) accredited coaching training at CTI (Coaches Training Institute) in 2013, completed the ORSC (Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching) Basic Foundation of Team Coaching module in 2014. Zeynep, who is still continuing coaching and training with FLOW Coaching International and FLOW Leadership Institute, teaches subjects such as coaching, mentoring, sales, mental preparation, and feedback.

Çetin Kolukısa

Professional Management Coach, Instructor

Çetin Kolukısa, who graduated from the Econometrics Department of the Faculty of Economics at Istanbul University in 1984, started working in the department as a research assistant while he was doing his Master’s degree. In 1989 he began working in the Insurance sector, and for ten years he held various posts related to Technique, Sales and Marketing in T. Genel Sigorta and System Organization in Aksigorta. In 1999 he left the Insurance Sector to take office in a different line of work. He held the position of Assistant General Manager and General Manager at two start-ups, first Dexar Multimedia and Telecommunications, and then İdeaktif Distant Learning, both providing distance education using the Internet/satellite technology. Kolukısa has worked on various projects related to project management, creating team and distribution channels, education and sales management. After this, he held the position of General Manager for the software company Sagbim, which mainly produces package programs and tailored solutions for the Finance sector. Kolukısa, who since 2005 has held the position of Agency Assistant General Manager at Aksigorta A.Ş., is in charge of 2,300 agencies and 16 regional managers that together are responsible for 60% of Aksigorta’s premium production. Çetin Kolukısa, who besides his work as a Professional Manager, conducts coaching, mentoring and teaches, is one of the management coaches of FLOW International Coaching School and teaches subjects such as creating large teams, team management, strategy, communication and sales.

He is part of the mentor team of Sabancı Holding and mentors managers of various companies. Çetin received his ICF accredited FLOW Coaching License, and he is now a doctoral student writing his thesis at the Econometrics Department, the Social Science Institute of Istanbul University. He also teaches Insurance Marketing at the Marketing Department of the vocational school of higher education part of the Social Science Institute of Istanbul University. Çetin Kolukısa who aims to share his professional knowledge and experience with young entrepreneurs, as well as to support them, has an Angel Investor Licence. Çetin, who believes that development and change starts with awareness, accompanies those who want to share their knowledge and experience and increase their awareness, both as a coach and mentor.

Banu Bingöl Akın


After graduating from TED Ankara College, Banu Bingöl Akın, graduated from the Business Department of the Political Sciences Faculty of Ankara University and started her professional life as an investment specialist in Yatırım Finansman Menkul Değerler AŞ in 1990. Akın held the position of Authorized Specialist in the Garanti Investment Center founded in Ankara until 2001, and continued her career in the capital market in Alfa Menkul Değerler until 2003.

Banu specialized in particular on capital market tools like stock and bills, that is she specialized on the sales of non- concrete products, being able to take quick decisions in this fast changing market and developed persuasion skills as regards dealing with difficult customers.

When considering the years she was employed, 1990-2003; the fact that the stock market was just developing as a concept and that İMKB was a very young cooperation, are important elements. Banu tried to create loyal customers in this business environment full of incognizant employees, and became one of the first brokers to make an electronic transaction.

Banu Akın who started teaching in 1996, worked as an instructor and consultant for İzgören&Akın Training Consultancy firm until 2010. She provided training to more than 100 firms, she increased her experience with consultancy services in the finance, publishing and construction sectors and got the opportunity to get to know different sectors closely. Banu who took part in Turkey’s first state supported long term “Training and employment of middle men in foreign trade” project, investigated the different behaviors of women and men in purchase decisions during this period, and specialized on this subject. Simultaneously she received training in total quality management, the training of instructors, sales and marketing techniques, body language and communication training, technical and basic analysis and brand representation. In 2005 she became a brand representative, and started working on the subject of market representation. She made joint registrations with the Turkuvaz brand and patent firm, and she gave consultancy on the subjects of brand management and promotion to various companies.

From 2012 until today, Banu has been working as a business and system Development Coordinator in Özel Ankara Güven hospital. Akın is in charge of the hospital’s reputation management, patient rights and training management departments..

Akın provides training in subjects such as marketing, sales techniques, body language, communication skills, customer relations management, negotiation techniques, brand promotion and team work.

Akın has written the book “Delik Jeton; Hayatın Kendisi Pazarlama”.

Gamze Baytöre

Professional Management Coach, Instructor

Gamze is an active coach since 2010. Her major focus area is Leadership, Performance and Executive Coaching, Carreer, Transformational and Parent Coaching. Over 700 hours of coaching experience, sha has touched and supported transformational development journey of lots of clients.

She has graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School and İstanbul University Industrial Engineering. She has finished Yeditepe University MBA program with “High Honour” degree. While studying at the university, she has presented her own radio programme in one of the popular radios “İstanbul FM” for 2 years in prime time.

During her active corporate experience, she has worked on Administrative Planning, Customer Relations and CRM between 2000 – 2005 in Toyotasa; Custmer Service, Logistics, Purchasing & Sourcing between 2005 – 2015 in 3M. She has managed Customer Service and Purchasing teams. In the last 5 years, she has supported her managing skills with coaching and has given coaching trainings both in and outside of her organization.

As being a 6 Sigma Greenbelt, she has focused on continious improvement projects and has used Lean Six Sigma Methodology for achieving operational efficiency in her environment.

Her life goal is to support people for reaching beyond their dreams. She has supported her coaching and personal development with the trainigs she has been taking with ICF accreditaiyon since 2009.Gamze is an active member for ICF Global and ICF Turkey. She is married and is mother of 2 boys.

Sait Alper Uyar

Sait Alper Uyar


S. Alper Uyar graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Boğaziçi University in 1986. Following his graduation, he held various positions in İktisat Bank, Garanti Factoring and Aktif Leasing, the latter being the position of General Manager. Between the years of 2002-2007, he was employed at Doğuş Holding and was a member of the board of directors and the executive board of companies part of the Doğuş Group.

Since 2007, he has been giving financial and strategic consultancy for his own consulting firm. Within this framework, he directs the Turkey office of OneToOne Corporate Finance, and assists tens of firms as regards to debt/capital financing.

Alper Uyar who is trying to consolidate his approximately 30 years of management and consultancy experience with the technical training he has been receiving recently, is particularly interested in the subjects of leadership and team management. With his varied background, he assists mid and high level managers in perceiving the internal and external dynamics of the business world, and helps individuals, teams and institutions increase their performance.

Alper Uyar has been a part time lecturer of the Executive MBA program at Bilgi University since 2011. He is married and the father of Tunga.

Gökay Erol

Gökay Erol

Retail Business Development Leader, FCPC, Professional Management Coach

Gökay Erol was born in 1959 in Istanbul. After he completed his bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, he did a Master’s degree at the Marketing Department of Istanbul University. He has approximately thirty years of work experience in the areas of sales-marketing management, brand management, team management, and finance management. He has worked as Sales-Marketing Manager, Brand Manager, General Manager and Management Consultant.

He started his professional life as Area Sales Manager at Efes Pilsen, and continued as Marketing Manager for Şişecam Holding. He started his career as Sales Manager at Mudo, a position he held between 1988 and 1999. He continued as Stores General Coordinator, Naf Naf Brand Manager, Brands General Coordinator, and finally, from 1995 to 1998, General Manager. Between the years of 1998 and 2007, he provided Management Consultancy services to both national and international brands for the company Gem Retail Management Consultancy, of which he was also the founder.

Following work in areas such as strategy development, retail management – development – location – development of human resources, he assumed the position of General Manager at W Collection, one of the brands of Vakko Holding.

While working as Retail Business Development Leader for Flow Coaching International & Flow Leadership Institute, Gökay Erol completed his ICF ACTP Professional Coaching Certification at Flow Coaching International and became a professional coach with the FCPC title. He supports his coachees in personal development and change awareness in areas such as development of human relations, work-life balance, knowing and understanding yourself, struggles to reach a state of flow, being aware and making an impact, and providing motivation.

Gökay Erol is married with two children. With his positive and energetic personality, he is a happy man.

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