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MY STORY

Intelligence + Imagination = Clever Success

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About Me.

Hi!

I’m Gizem.

I’m futuristic and radically curious about human behaviors.

I am an entrepreneur, engineer, futurist, writer, and coach. I’m fortunate to be doing what I love every day!

My Journey

My journey began in the world of engineering, where I honed my problem-solving skills and analytical thinking. After a decade of corporate experience in human resources, engineering, and innovation, I felt a calling to make a deeper impact on people’s lives. So, in 2014, I quit my corporate job to follow my true calling as a coach, guiding individuals and organizations to reach their fullest potential.

Why?

As a child, I always felt the need to prove myself. I thought I wasn’t successful enough, so I aimed to be the best of the best. Academically, I achieved that, but it came at a cost: the constant pressure of being in a race. This drive, however, turned out to be a gift, shaping me into a visionary, a future thinker, and ultimately a coach.

There’s a second part to my story. I often felt powerless and different. I was driven to make a difference and learned how to create my own peaceful space and developed diplomacy to avoid conflict.

I was also lonely. As an introvert and a creative soul, I always knew I was different but didn’t realize it was okay to be different. This loneliness turned into a gift as I became extraordinarily good at connecting the dots and making people feel understood simply by deeply listening to them. All these experiences shaped my journey to becoming an entrepreneur and a coach.

My Mission

As a visionary career and life coach, my mission is to empower individuals to achieve their dreams and aspirations. I believe that everyone has the potential to lead a life of purpose, balance, and fulfillment. My approach is holistic, focusing on both personal and professional growth to ensure my clients thrive in all aspects of their lives.

My Philosophy

Empathy, intelligence, and creativity are the cornerstones of my coaching philosophy. I strive to create a supportive and inspiring environment where my clients feel heard, understood, and motivated to take action. Whether you’re looking to advance your career, enhance your leadership skills, or achieve a better work-life balance, I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

Why Work With Me?

I have coached high achievers from Google, Spotify, eBay, Booking.com, UNDP, and more, all over the world. With more than 10,000 hours of coaching, training, and seminars under my belt, I bring a wealth of experience and a proven track record to every coaching session.

  • Global Perspective: My diverse experiences and international outlook allow me to connect with clients from various backgrounds and industries.

  • Proven Methods: I use evidence-based coaching techniques to deliver tangible results.

  • Personalized Approach: Every coaching session is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

  • Relentless Support: I’m committed to your success and will be with you throughout your journey.

 

What Do I Create for My Clients’ Lives?

Most of my clients come to me with a "surface" problem. But when I listen deeply and connect to the better vision they want to create, the problem is no longer "the" problem. My coaching technique is visionary, future-focused, creative, science-backed, and also fun :)

If you want to uncover and overcome your limiting beliefs, I am always here for you.

Can't wait to meet you!

Love, Gizem

Can't wait to meet you!

Love,

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A close-up of Gizem Sahan during a one-on-one coaching session.

Think Outside the Box, Create Extraordinary

My Certifications

  • Co-Creation of Coaching - International Coach Federation

  • Coach Presence - International Coach Federation

  • Coaching Foundations - International Coach Federation

  • World of Possibilities - International Coach Federation

  • Leveraging Couples into Sustainable Relations through Relationship Coaching - International Coach Federation

  • The Science of Happiness - University of California, Berkeley

  • Teaching Critical Thinking through Art with the National Gallery of Art - Smithsonian Institution

Qualifications

  • Future of Work Strategy Building

  • Talent Development

  • Career Design & Development

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Effective Communication for Engineers

  • Routines, Rituals and Mental Well-being

  • EQ and Social Intelligence

  • Relationship Building for Introverts

  • Strategical Thinking

9 FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
  1. Superpower Alert: I have an uncanny ability to connect the dots and reveal the invisible. It's like having X-ray vision for ideas!
  2. Early Bird: I started reading and writing at the age of 3. Books were my playground long before kindergarten.
  3. Chess Champion: Diagnosed with ADHD at 10, I conquered it with the strategic brilliance of chess. Checkmate, ADHD!
  4. Introverted Explorer: As an INFJ, I thrive in nature, relish alone time, and love deep conversations. Empathy, focus, and deep work are my jam.
  5. Academic Ace: Always in the top 0.1% of exams, my academic journey peaked with a 99.2/100 in ALES. Nerd alert!
  6. Feline Friend: Six years ago, I rescued a street cat who turned out to be my wildest best friend. His name is Pusi, which I later discovered means 'little boy' in Latin. Oops!
  7. Writer at Heart: I’m currently juggling three books! My debut, "Creative Solutions for Ordinary Problems," is a fun, nerdy read. Grab your copy here if you're curious!
  8. Mind Investigator: Passionate about intelligence and human behavior, I dive deep into the mysteries of our minds to understand what makes us tick.
  9. Dream Chaser: I left a prestigious corporate job to follow my dreams, inspire others, and create something extraordinary. Freedom and passion are my guiding stars!

Stop wondering what you’re good at.

Start knowing!

 

Identify your natural talents so you can perform better in your job, build stronger relationships and achieve personal growth.
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