Dost Deniz is the first Master Certified Coach in Turkey and South East Europe with more than 19 years of experience, and over 7,500 hours of coaching under his belt.
He is the head coach and founder of MareFidelis Coaching and Consulting, the premier coaching company in the region, serving leaders from many walks of life. Dost is also a co-leader and cofounder of Gestalt Center for Coaching, an ICF Accredited Coach Training provider. Dost coaches executives, designs and delivers leadership development programs and trains aspiring coaches in USA, Canada, Israel, Dubai and Turkey.
Dost has extensive experience coaching C – level, high driving executives and leaders. He has coached Managing Directors, CEOs, General Managers, SVPs, AGMs and executive teams of top 500 regional companies and of Fortune 500 global companies. He specializes in coaching the top leader and his/her executive team, a high impact intervention.
Dost is also a co-founder of Gestalt Center for Coaching. Dost co-leads the Gestalt Coaching Program, and ICF Accredited Coach Training Program and other advanced programs such as Path of Mastery in Gestalt Coaching, Gestalt Groupworks – Coaching Teams and Groups. He has designed and delivers Mastery in Coaching Leaders and Executives in Complex Organizational Settings, a very highly acclaimed program.
Dost had the opportunity to support through significant personal and organizational challenges and opportunities, while also pursuing his own interest into both practical and conceptual frameworks of human and organizational development. This experience, together with his formal education (B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, MBA Business Administration), and work experience in Finance and Treasury, and many years of professional training in Gestalt Organization and System Development, Political Systems, Business Strategy, Human behavior and development, Organization and leadership theory, has helped him to distil an approach that puts him in high demand among high level and upwardly mobile executives.
Dost believes meaningful and sustainable change happens:
- Experientially – by inviting clients to become aware of their immediate contextual responses (e.g., physical, psychological, emotional, cognitive)
- Existentially – by encouraging client’s awareness of self and others, which yields “data” that informs actions to achieve desired outcomes. This also involves gathering data from multiple sources and perspectives, including assessment tools and interviews.
- Experimentally – by collaboratively and creatively supporting client’s safe exploration of alternative perceptual and behavioral choices.
Dost has been a practitioner and teacher of Insight meditation, Eastern Martial Arts, and Qi Gong many years. So his approach is integral, helping clients to achieve “Strong Body – Clear Mind – Open Heart” to develop capacity to stay present to all the challenges of the complex organizational, economic, political and behavioral context they are operating in.