Duygu Alptekin Gursu, MCC

Duygu Alptekin Gursu, MCCGlobal Leadership & Team Coach, Speaker and Author

Keynote Speaker

  • How to create and foster sustainably successful teams?
  • Women leadership development and the glass ceiling paradox: components and improvement areas for all
  • How to create impact in your communication as a leader, offline or online?
  • Psychological resilience and how to develop and maintain it at organizations?
  • How can positive psychology at workplace improve individual and organizational performance?

Speaker Profile

Duygu Alptekin Gürsu is a truly global executive and team coach, sought- after speaker and a leadership development expert who holds the designation of Master Certified Coach (MCC) from the International Coach Federation. She believes that leadership begins with leading self and starts with an internal journey to gain insight, awareness, and a real connection to who you are as a person and the “real you”. She is especially successful and enjoying working with executive presence, communication skills, team development and inspiring others. Since 2012, she has worked with Financial Times and Forbes magazine recognized coaching and training firms Center for Creative Leadership and Coach Source as one of their first authorized coaches in Turkey and has coached executives and teams in 40 different countries.

Duygu specializes in providing leadership coaching to individuals in a one-on-one setting and is equally committed to deep executive and organizational team coaching across Eurasia, Middle East, and Africa. Inspired by her marketing background, Duygu helps executives become comfortable in their own skin, get in touch with their authenticity and internal power to build their unique leadership brand. She has a customized approach to executive coaching combining various schools of thought in leadership, coaching, positive psychology, real industry experience and up to date academic work.

She has over 26-year business experience as a woman leader starting with Unilever and then for 12 years, she held marketing executive roles at the Coca Cola Company operating in 50 markets in Turkey, Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central, and South Asia.

She gave Marketing Communication and Leadership courses at Istanbul Bilgi University MBA Program and Marketing Graduate School during 2010-2016.

She is a graduate of Istanbul Robert College and holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul Bosphorus University. She is continuing her education at Istanbul Bilgi University Organizational Psychology Masters of Art Program with a focus on women leadership.

The World Coaching Congress awarded her with the Global Coaching Leadership Award in 2016 in Mumbai and she was an EMCC-European Coaching and Mentoring Council Nominee for Leadership Coaching in 2018.

In 2019, she published her book, “Leader Within Me” with an aim to reach to people she cannot currently access. The book was nominated to the “Leadership and Management Book of the Year” award by Platin Magazine in 2021.

She is married with one son. She enjoys vocal singing, basketball, yoga, travelling and theater plays.

Word Cloud

  • Humanizm

  • Women Leadership

  • Communication Techniques

  • Vision & Strategy

  • Leadership