Sule Kutlay, Leadership Coach, Strategic Consultant, Keynote Speaker

Sule Kutlay Gandur, International Executive Coach, Strategic Consultant, and Keynote Speaker.

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Sule Kutlay Gandur, an international executive coach, strategic consultant, and keynote speaker, based in Istanbul and Paris. Sule is a graduate of Columbia University’s master’s level coaching program.

Podcast

Overview

“No matter where you are at in your life, you need to have a backup plan.”- Sule Kutlay Gandur

In this episode, Ashutosh Garg converses with Sule Kutlay Gandur, an international executive coach, strategic consultant, and keynote speaker, based in Istanbul and Paris. Sule is a graduate of Columbia University’s master’s level coaching program. She is a renowned ‘resilience at work’ practitioner.

Sule shares with us the three key milestones in her life. The experienced coach opines about why coaching is becoming increasingly relevant in the corporate world. She puts forward the differences between a coach and a mentor. Later, Sule reveals who, in the corporate world, should look for a coach and for how long should an association seek coaching. Sule puts forward a methodology to evaluate the quality of a coach. 

In the section that follows, the focus of the conversation shifts to ‘resilience at work’. Sule defines resilience and elaborates on its role in the workplace. The coach gives us lessons about how to build resilience and ameliorate negativities in the workplace. Sule describes the qualities a good CEO possesses. Towards the end of the conversation, Sule shares her learnings from the biggest failures in her life.

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Profile

Sule has 25+ years of experience in business strategy, organisational management, and leadership development.  Sule consults for innovative, insightful strategic vision, and coaches for agile, proactive leadership.  

Her niche is in “resilience”- to increase her clients’ agility hence re-define their lives.  

She is also deeply interested in neurocreativity, and purposeful leadership.

Sule is a graduate of Columbia University’s master’s level coaching program; she is also a certified Gestalt coach, NBI (“Neethling Brain Instrument”) practitioner,  Nonflict coach, and Resilience at Work (European Institute for Workplace Dynamics) practitioner.

She started coaching and mentoring intuitively as an account director then the managing director, at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising in Istanbul.  Her role as a coach intensified when she was a strategic consultant to CEOs and CMOs, at her boutique consulting company.  Following her formal training as an executive coach at Columbia University, she has been offering coaching, mentoring, and facilitation to various audiences, from CEO members in YPO to leaders of startups.

Sule was born and raised In Istanbul, until she left to study in America.  She double majored in communication and psychology at Macalester College.  She then received her Master of Arts degree in communication, from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   Her first job was as a news reporter in Washington.  She then worked for Saatchi & Saatchi advertising, and was appointed managing director in 2001.  In 2004, Sule decided to become an entrepreneur, setting up her marketing consultancy firm.  In 2015, she complemented her strategic advising with leadership coaching.

Sule Kutlay is an active member of Young Presidents Organization, Columbia University Learning Association, Institute for Coaching McLean Harvard, European Association for Coaching, European Mentoring & Coaching Council, and European Institute for Workplace Dynamics.

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