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Contributors to the Conference


Contribution:

Feedback – fuel for a learning organisation

When:
Pre-Conference, 1 November, 14.00 – 17.00

Liselotte Baeijaert

Liselotte (°63) is a Solution Focused change practitioner, facilitation expert and executive coach. She has over 23 years’ experience in global businesses, including financial services, pharmaceutical industries and executive environments. She also worked for non-profit organizations, schools and universities. She has operated in restructuring processes, growth and talent management projects.
As a business owner, Liselotte co-creates process driven change with executives and teams, aligning overall sustained behavioral change with strategy. She has designed and facilitated both small and large scale interventions, and she coaches leaders and executives in different work environments.
She holds university degrees in philology (literature and linguistics), drama and pedagogical skills (University of Louvain, Belgium) and completed courses in Gestalt Coaching and Counseling, NLP, R.E.T., Solution Focused Management and Coaching and several specialized leadership, facilitation and personal development programs. Liselotte has worked with many cultures, especially in Asia and Europe.
Liselotte is married and has three children. In her spare time, she likes going on trips, reading, hiking, enjoying life and hanging out with friends.


Contribution:

Life through a solution focus lens

When:
Conference

Bianca Bozdog

Bianca Bozdog is a Learning Leader through life. She has certified in GROW model 19 years ago and 3 years ago she discovered Solution Focus. In her profession, she acts as Learning Consultant for Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland within IBM. In her private life, she is passionate about human fulfilment and accomplishment through personal development, using coaching (mainly Solution Focus), mentoring, training, emotional development (Espere and Journey processes).


Contribution:

The future perfect of retaining employees in companies

When:
Conference

Lucia Cărămidariu

After an 8 years’ experience in the following domains: financial, sales administration, ERP implementation and coordinating people in a multinational manufacturing plant, Lucia founded Step Up company, which offers human resources services and in which Lucia is also involved right now with a lot of passion.

Lucia is an empathetic person, always willing to find the best solutions, both for clients and her team. She is promoting a collaborative and informal leadership and she is investing steady in her personal development but also in the team development.

Be the change you want to see in the world Mahatma Gandhi it’s the motto after which Lucia is guiding in life.

During her experiences, Lucia participated to numerous conferences as a speaker, moderator or trainer and since 2013 she is forming teams in the team building programs. Also she is an authorized ANC trainer and followed the solution focus coaching training.

Having a vast experience in human resources domain, for more than 10 years, she worked with famous companies like: Bosch Communication Center, Frigoglass, Continental Automotive, Hella Romania, Hamilton, Infobest, TMD Friction, running recruitment and selection projects, coaching, consultancy in human resources, team buildings and trainings.


Contribution:

The future perfect of retaining employees in companies

When:
Conference

Paul Cărămidariu

Paul has an impressive professional career, being one of very few former human resource professionals that succesfully grew up into a business leadership role.

During over 15 years of experience in human resource management, Paul has served as Human Resource Director in multinational companies in automotive, textile and electronics industries, in Romania and across the region.

In 2012 Paul made a change in his career, from human resources towards business, currently serving as Site Leader and Managing Director of Honeywell Life Safety Romania.

Paul holds a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Westminster University in London. He is Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Expert certified, with projects on reducing employee turnover and factory layout optimisation.

During 2006-2012, Paul was the President of West HR Club Romania, the Human Resource Managers’ community in the western part of Romania.

He advocate for a high professional standard of specialists and managers and is recognized for his coaching and mentoring approach. During his career, together with his teams, Paul achieved outstanding results in leading multiple simultaneous changes.

While passionate on leading teams and create improvements, Paul loves running, dancing, playing basketball and table tennis. He founded in 2015 the Honeywell’s running team – HoneyRun; and in 2017 he succesfully finished „Maratona di Roma” marathon after a 4 months running coaching with Andrei Rosu.

Paul is constantly interested in developing people on the behaviours and mechanics of creating, accelerating and sustaining performance in organisations.


Contribution:

SOL Talk: Solution Focused Change management – beyond
goal setting and action plans

When:
Conference

Petra Müller-Demary

Petra is the founder of SolutionSurfers Romania. She is originally from Germany (Köln) and has been living in Romania since 1995. Petra has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Management Development.

Today she works as an Executive Coach, Team Coach and Business Consultant in various European countries.  After several years in an international company she continued her career as an independent consultant and supported the development of her clients with various projects building up her reputation as one of the leading Coaches and Systemic Business Consultants in Romania. As a member of the SolutionSurfers faculty she runs the Brief coaching PURE and PLUS program in Romania.

Contribution:

Moving forward with less effort using Solution Focus

When:

Conference

Selma Dragoș

Selma Dragoș is a keen story teller and story seeker, she works both as an HR consultant and as a theatre director and dramaturgist, sometimes drawing on both in order to create development activities for groups. The undercurrent of her activities is a passion for exploring the way that stories and roles that people build for themselves, as well as those that are assigned to them, construct and modify their reality. She is professionally committed to creating artificial situations in which clarity can be obtained.

As a recently certified Brief Coach and part of the Solution Surfers Romania team, Selma is enthusiastic about collecting success stories and feeding articles to the blog. She uses her active imagination and newly acquired solution focused mind set to turn any program she is working on into an experience of the Solution Focused Approach.

Contribution:

Coaching in Orange Romania – the beginning of a future story

When:

Conference

Radu Dumitru

Radu was a prisoner of analytics and abstract thinking, as a bachelor in Cybernetics and Computer Science applied in Economics, reinforced by an executive MBA and serving his time in the emerging Romanian capital market. He stopped talking to computers and switched to an Orange telecom neighborhood where he discovered that actual people do exist. With their help he managed various programs of customer service and experience for Romania with digressions for Holland, Switzerland, Belgium and France. Ten years ago he was still not aware of coaching as a community and even of coaching as a term, but started to accompany his colleagues in their personal journeys, very excited that he invented the wheel. Fast forward in the recent past, he got hooked by the solution focused movement and started to see the potential everywhere (so back to the abstract world).

Contribution:

Coaching in Orange Romania – the beginning of a future story

When:

Conference

Corina Ghiaţău

Corina is a promoter of different methods which can unleash the human potential, including coaching. She likes to connect the dots from different disciplines and build personalized approaches for her clients, her organization or her friends. With more than 10 years of experience in HR and a background in Organizational/Industrial Psychology, she designed and implemented people programs and processes  like Talent Management, Employee Experience, Wellbeing, People Engagement etc. in Romania, Poland and France. She likes working with her creative team in Orange towards bringing innovation in HR, adopting and spreading innovative ways of working, focusing both on people and processes.


Contribution:

Building your own business through word of mouth

&

Helping people with Autism make a living with Solution Focused Practice

When:

Conference

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson is a passionate advocate of Solution Focused Practice, and uses it every day, whether with clients or associates, or in helping his 5 year old son to grow and develop! Andrew applies SFP in organisations, specifically in Charities and Community Companies, and in pre-start and small businesses where he helps entrepreneurs to make a living, or to support their teams. He uses Coaching, Facilitation, Training and Supervision to help people make progress as individuals, to make progress with their team, and to help others realise sustainable change in community projects. He has specific skills in helping organisations of all types and at all stages develop sustainable revenues, whether from clients and customers, or from using SFP to make charitable fundraising activity more successful. As well as training SFP, Andrew delivers training in the generation of word of mouth referrals, helping members of BNI in Yorkshire where he is on the Director Consultant team. Andrew lives in Leeds, UK, with his wife Natalie, and their son Alexander (5 years old). In addition to his work, Andrew is a contributor to SFiO and UKASFP where he serves on the committee for both organisations. In his spare time, he enjoys singing, classic cars, and walks and cycle rides with his family.

Contact details:
www.conundrumcoaching.co.uk
www.businessservicesleeds.co.uk
andrew@businessservicesleeds.co.uk

Contribution:

First steps in introducing coaching with children in a Hungarian school

When:

Conference

Mónika Göntér

Mónika is a solution focused coach, trainer and a leader of psychodrama groups for adults and children. She holds engineering, HR and MBA degrees and has been working as a trainer, consultant and coach since 2004. Most of her experience has been gathered at small and medium sized companies. She loves to work with family businesses and start-up firms and has over 10 years of experience in helping young mothers return to the labour market. During the last three years she launched several projects at schools in Hungary to introduce a solution-focused approach to education. She lives in Budapest with her husband and their four children.

Contributions:

How a Solution Focus approach can be a turning point (case study from a Romanian production company)

Gabriela Hanc

Gabriela is an ACC and an experienced consultant and facilitator, working for AIMS Timișoara since 2007, where her areas of expertise are broad and multifaceted: coaching for managers and non-managers, management development programs, training/workshop delivery (both HR-related topics and soft skills training programs), competency assessment by means of assessment and development centres and 360 degrees evaluations, organizational culture projects,  compensation and benefits surveys, as well as consultancy in Human Resources strategy and processes development.

She is passionate about coaching and has undergone training in the  Solution Focus approach and Transactional Analysis.

As a consultant, Gabriela helps her clients by blending goal orientation, clear thinking, creativity, lightheartedness and spontaneity with solid business advice. She loves to see people progress towards their goals and reaches out to them in a caring, warm and personal way, finding their strengths and appreciating them for their uniqueness.

Contributions:

Lightness and ease as a matter of choice (workshop)

&

SFB(T) 2.0 – our work in progress (SOL Talk)

Katalin Hankovszky

Katalin Hankovszky M.A., PCC is an independent trainer and coach, coming from a pedagogical background, working in business and training environment since 1995.

Since she first came across solution focus in 1996, she has integrated it in all of her work. She co-created the concept of SF training methodology.

She’s part of the Swiss SolutionSurfers team, leading the Hungarian faculty of SolutionSurfers (brief coaching, coach training and book publishing). She’s a SOLWorld enthusiast from the very beginning and a freshman in her PhD studies (educational sciences).

She’s living in Switzerland with her husband and two little kids.

Contribution:

A SIMPLE Coach

When:

Conference

Lisa Jacob

Lisa Jacob is a Solution Focus Coach and practitioner. She has 12 year’s experience working in Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom. Lisa is on the Board of the Applied Improvisation Network and has organised two TEDx events in London.

Contribution:

How a german family owned laser technology company adopted SF

When:

Conference

Julia Kalenberg

Julia Kalenberg holds a business degree in business management from University of Nuremberg. After having worked in an international direct selling company for a few years (as sales manager and in training + development) she founded her own company in 1997. She is specialised in training (leadership training, sales training), facilitation of workshops for teams and coaching for teams and individuals. She also provides mental training for athletes. She came across SF in 1997 and it felt like “coming home” for her.  She has been delivering leadership training and mental training for entrepreneurs of different industries at the institute of SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) at University of Sankt Gallen for a few years. She is a sought after speaker, her favourite topic is „mental strength – my mind makes the difference“. Julia is fascinated how our mental focus influences our level of satisfaction, our motivation, our performance and last but not least our relation with others.

Julia’s clients appreciate her practical approach, her consistency, her constant search for small steps and her wide experience in different industries. They say she walks the talk.

 www.juliakalenberg.ch

Contribution:

How to measure the effectiveness of coaching in organizations?

When:

Conference

Natalie Kallay

Natalie has worked as a trainer, coach, mentor, and coaching skills trainer since 2006, mostly for IT companies. She coaches to impact organisational culture, building on Solution Focus’s foundational principles. She works with companies in agile transformation, designs and delivers large scale leadership development programs, and helps companies advance towards a more appreciative, affirmative culture.

Natalie believes that coaching is useful from an organisational perspective when it achieves a balance between fulfilling organisational goals and objectives while taking into account the personal and development needs of individual employees.

She is an International Coach Federation-certified Master Coach and a member of the assessor team for the ICF.

Contribution:

How a local council turned SF

When:

Conference

Paut Kromkamp

With a background first as a physiotherapist and later as a manager in health care, Paut fell in love with SF in 2008 when she heard Vivian Hogg speak about Signs of Wellbeing, a concept she and John Wheeler developed for the NHS. She knew instantly that this was the way forward both in patient care and in the systems changes ahead in her country. Six months after that talk Paut started her own business as a consultant, trainer and coach, and has not looked back since. She is fortunate to also be a member of Vraagkracht, a team of now about 30 family coaches and trainers in The Netherlands and Belgium, who are solution focused to the core. In their weekly Intervision sessions they keep each other on their toes to deliver the best work and to develop their skills all the time. At the moment Paut is working as a consultant and trainer in more local councils and with several youth care and child protection organisations in The Netherlands and Belgium. She also has assignments in team coaching in higher education and health care and she works with couples. She moderates a lot of SF Intervision sessions, both live and online. Together with colleagues Paut published a book on the Vraagkracht way of working and a tool with seven SF Intervision models. An updated Three Column tool is planned for publication in the summer of 2018, in Dutch and in English.

www.pkworkingsolutions.nl

Contribution:

Room the bloom – Let us have the right meetings!

When:

Pre – conference

Áron Levendel

Áron is a coach, trainer, entrepreneur, member of the SolutionSurfers network, co-founder and managing partner of KAPTÁR co-working office in Budapest, and freelance organisation development consultant.

Contribution:

Coaching & Technology at Microsoft

When:

Conference

Roxana Milas

Roxana is a recognized professional in the field of organization development, most particularly in culture change, leadership development, restructuring and labor relations management. She has 15 years of Human Resources experience, out of which 8 years abroad in countries like Austria, Canada and Norway. She started her career working for ANAF, then she continued with Everychild, a British NGO, had several HR roles in Nokia and currently she works as HR Director for Microsoft. Roxana holds two bachelor’s degrees, one in Economics and one in Sociology from Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj, Romania and a master degree in Leadership & Organizational Psychology from the Norwegian School of Management of Oslo, Norway. Roxana is passionate about coaching, sports and nature.

Contribution:

The Art Of Re-tuning

Peter Szabó

Peter specializes in useful conversations with individuals who seek sustainable results within a short period of time. He draws on over thirty years of experience as supplier of learning space, entrepreneur and coach.

Peter’s passion and expertise lies in successfully detecting and amplifying clues of progress for light-hearted change. He builds on the paradigm-changing work of Steve De Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg.

Peter has co-authored the bestselling books “Brief Coaching for Lasting Solutions” and “Coaching plain and simple”. His writings have been translated into sixteen languages. His most recent book on the art of re-tuning when life does not stick to our plans will be published in 2018.

At the age of 61 Peter lives in Basel and Budapest.

www.peterszabo.ch

Contribution:

SF meets Agile

When:

Conference

Klaus Schenck

Klaus is being an active contributor to the SOLWorld community since 2003. A former scientist and manager, he has been working since 2004 as a self-employed coach, agile coach, trainer, facilitator, and consultant for individuals, teams and whole organizations, developing leadership competences and speeding up project portfolios, with solution focused, constraint focused, and systemic approaches. He combines a curiosity for concepts with a love for language – and a quirky mind with a sense of humour.

Contribution:

Solution Focus in Action!

When:

Conference

Alex Steele

Alex is well known as an international consultant, coach, academic, and jazz pianist, working with teams, organisations and communities to facilitate change, creativity and innovation. He is well known for his work which blends leading edge management thinking and practices, with best practices in areas of science, arts, improvisation and music.

Alex’s work focuses on organisational development, leadership, change management, innovation, environmental management, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, working directly with clients in industry and government, and with leading Business Schools, research centres and universities in Europe, Asia and Africa. Alex is a Visiting Professor in Transformational Learning and Sustainable Development at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), and he is a regular contributor to leadership development programmes organised by the internationally renowned Ashridge Business School in the UK, and more recently working on strategy programmes at London Business School. He is a passionate solutions focus practitioner, applying SF thinking and practices to work with individuals, teams, organisations and communities.

Alex is the Founding Director of Improwise, an organisation supporting leadership development, change management, transformational learning, sustainability and community development projects, with current programmes in Uganda, Kenya, Bangladesh, Venezuela and Colombia.

Contributions:

Room the bloom – Let us have the right meetings!

&

Conflict! Conflict?

How to retain your presence as a coach in a coaching situation about or involving conflict?

When:

Pre-conference & Conference

Tegyi Enikő

Eniko is a coach, team coach, coach trainer, independent OD consultant specialising on building self-organizing, resilient teams, program leader of the Brief Coaching in Leadership and Organisations Program and visiting lecturer on SF at several universities in Budapest.

Contribution:

The principles of innovative work organization, leadership and solution focus: how to start?

When:

Conference

Bart Tirez

Bart Tirez is the Manager, Care Services with Familiehulp NPO, Belgium. He was employed as a responsible physiotherapist at the University Hospital of Leuven for over ten years, first as part of the orthopedic department and later as part of the department of rheumatology. During this time he did a lot of clinical work and research. He worked in health services as a director of services (CM Leuven) for three years. For the past thirteen years he has been working for Familiehulp NPO, a care provider (in the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium) that has over 12 600 employees. He has been responsible for the sharing of knowledge and experiences across organizations.

He holds a Master of Science in Physical Education and Kinesiology (1989); Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy (1991); Degree of Teacher in Physiotherapy for Higher Secondary Education and Higher Education (1992); Master of Science in Management and Policy in Healthcare 2000, all from University of Leuven.