With over 25+ years of experience spearheading learning, leadership, and talent development in multicultural environments, Elif has established herself as a Learning and Leadership Development thought leader, facilitator, consultant, and executive and team coach with a passion for developing unique solutions for better workplaces led by mind and heart. She holds a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.) – Leadership Development at the University of Ottawa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. Elif is a MCC (ICF) Master Certified Coach with 4,000+ hours in executive/leadership and team coaching, helping over 500 business owners and leaders to achieve their goals and take their business to the next level. Elif provides the guidance, coaching and insight that help her clients reach their full potential.
Likely known for coining the ‘courses to resources’ shift, Elif is an expert when it comes to learning and innovation leadership to drive business results. She has helped multicultural organizations such as Coca-Cola, Reuters, Chevron, Toyota, Facebook, Salesforce, YouTube, Google, Stanford Executive Education etc., to figure out where they are, where they want to be, and then help them get there.
Elif is a Forbes Coaches Council member, and a key contributor to Forbes, writing articles about Leadership Development. As a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Conflict Resolution and Conflict Coach of Community Mediation Ottawa, she is happy to serve the community in resolving their conflicts. She was elected as the President of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Ottawa Chapter and happy to serve the growth of ‘coaching’ in this capacity.