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AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS



ATAIRU LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (AAL) - Level I


Vaska Zaykova, GO IT! Academy - Lead, Raiffeisen Bank International
LeadIN has been our trusted partner since 2018. Their Authentic Leadership program was part of 3 internal learning & development programs (for Agile coaches, Business Analysts and Data Scientists). More than 120 Raiffeisen Group employees (Austria and CEE) went through LeadIN workshops with a focus on successfully leading self and others towards higher performance and achieving the best results. The workshops were tailor-made and adapted to the specific needs of the respective target groups and, most importantly, have showed a visible impact on the improvement of the leadership skills of key employees throughout the whole Raiffeisen group. The feedback received from our participants showed that they valued not only the quality and relevance of the contents but, moreover, the attention and care they received during the workshop. My feedback as organizer and person responsible for the programs is incredibly positive: smoothless and beneficial collaboration before, during and after each workshop, meeting all our requirements. LeadIN has already contributed to our leadership transformation and I am looking forward to future projects together!
Monika Bugarova, EMEA Services Customer Relationship Manager, Lenovo
During my professional life I have quite often faced the situation when I was asked to change my attitude; in my case, not to see some ideas in a negative light and instead of pointing out what will go wrong to provide a better idea or solution. The word “negative” was glued to my name. Honestly, I was trying to change my behaviour and provide stellar ideas, but it took me a lot of energy and I was not really successful. I considered myself as somebody who was not good enough. Right at the beginning of this program I learnt that my talent is to see what can possibly go wrong, and what the possible consequences could be. I finally understood that there is nothing wrong with me, I am just different. This program taught me to be more confident about myself, confident about what I am doing; it taught me to be more balanced. I learnt to face challenging or stressful situations more easily. Everything I learnt I applied even to my personal life and made it brighter.
Miroslava Eltohamy Service Portfolio Manager, Regional Card Processing Centre
It’s the best development program I’ve ever absolved. I don’t think that this program has a competitor on the current Slovak market. It’s very useful, deep and caring. Thank you very much for being part of the program – is was an adventurous year’s journey into the depths of my soul and I really think it was successful. Thanks again, girls!
Karol Piling, Partner Account Manager, CISCO Systems Slovakia
I found the Atairu Authentic Leadership program just when I needed it the most... Every meeting in life has a meaning and I can confirm this too. I deeply thank my friend, who enthusiastically told me about this program over a glass of wine. After a year, I can say it was the best development program I have ever experienced. It was a combination of expertise and humanity while dealing with issues that everyone can face, and those issues got a direction and were solved. I also greatly appreciated the possibility of individual work, where it was possible to deeper analyse some of the current topics that emerged during the year’s program. I recommend it to everyone who has begun to seek or feel the need to find answers to questions of how to become not only a better leader, but also a better person.
Michal Okal, Head Business Coordination Facultative at Swiss Re
The Atairu Authentic Leadership program is not a typical program focused on individual management techniques, but it’s much more a probe into the soul of the leader who is increasingly facing bigger challenges in today’s world. It’s been a great benefit for me to have the opportunity to experience this program and to get to know myself from a different point of view through the people who were part of this journey. This program is an excellent way to start a journey that will be incredibly unique to everyone. Its great benefit is also the opportunity to meet new people, create new relationships and learn about stories that can support you to move forward. I personally got to know my passions better and came closer to understanding my deep purpose in life. I am aware that this journey is still only at the beginning…
Maria Golubkova, Lean Project Manager, Raiffeisenbank International, Austria
I would like to express my gratitude to Eva and Erika who supported me during an amazing journey of self-transformation. The workshops in the program were developed in a way that, as a participant, you learn key topics in the best possible way which allows you to efficiently deep-dive into each subsequent theme. Intervals between interactions allow you not only to ‘digest’ material learnt but also to practice it in real life long enough to become comfortable with the NEW you in a good way! I found it very beneficial that Eva and Erika were also available for one-on-one sessions to provide feedback and support if required. I would highly recommend the Atairu Leadership program for all who would like to get to a new level of personal development!
Katka Grznarová, Sales Education Coordinator, Mary Kay
The 10–months Authentic Leadership program, for me personally, fulfilled its meaning. Thanks to participating in this program, I realized a lot of things and started to work on them. After a very long time, I created time for myself, the space to get to know myself and understand my needs better, and I entered a long journey toward a more meaningful and free life in accordance with my values. On top of that, I became a part of a wonderful community that is greatly enriching. THANK YOU.
 

AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP ADVANCED PROGRAM – Level II


Emília Tomljenović, ex – Executive Director of Gipsol, a.s.
This program brought me on the path of awareness, where I learnt that only in honest self-knowledge and acting in accordance with myself can I create values for myself and my environment.
Petra Malešová Customer Order Resolution Team Manager Lenovo Slovakia
The Authentic Leadership Advanced program meant for me to finally experience a program that not only contributed to my professional life, but it also influenced my personal one – especially my perspective of myself. In typical trainings you listen to a lot of interesting theory, but this program is about sharing experiences, knowing your true self, while being in a good atmosphere. All workshops were tailored for participants and adjusted throughout the year, so every time I had the feeling that it was made specifically for me. This program offers a completely different concept, a fantastic approach, an excellent team and topics that touched me. A new perspective on education and learning is the main reason why I’d participate in this program again and again. For example, thanks to this program I discovered my creativity and started to create, which I never knew I was able to. I recommend every woman and man to learn more about themselves and others, and experience this path of self-discovery. Thank you very much!
Zuzana Mojšová, Senior Customer Operations Manager & Chief of Staff for EMEA PC Global Supply Chain Lenovo
The Authentic Leadership Advanced program helped me to increase my self-esteem. Questions like “Am I good enough?”, “Do I have enough experience for this position?”,” Can I afford to refuse this offer?”, do not bother me anymore as much as they used to, even though they sometimes still occur (because a person can never avoid them completely), but I know how to deal with them. I feel I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, not even to myself, because I’ve discovered my inner anchor and strength (like Erika and Eva would say). Of course, this is a long-term process and I don’t consider it completed, but with the tools offered by this program and through the support of the network, which we created with the participants over the past two years, I know I’ll not get lost and I know where I can find support and help when I need it.
Lenka Rusnakova CEE FPT Operations Manager, DXC Technology
Eva and Erika are outstanding in transforming and moving the boundaries of people’s lives. They are honest and dedicated to what they do. I gave them my trust and an open mind, they gave me hope and helped me to get back on track. They opened my eyes and now I can see around the corner a bit more. Thanks for that to both of you! At the beginning, there were many questions to different topics to be answered. Leadership. The word which means a lot to me. Is it a kind of magic or is there any way of conscious leading? That question kept me uncertain. Growth. Another word which is the substance of my life. I know I cannot grow without learning. Certainly not, and that was something which made me nervous. Did I know what else to learn without repeating the same trainings? Passion. Do I know what it is or I just follow the pattern of ad hoc success? Do I follow my dreams? Do I fulfil my goals? Confidence. Am I perfect enough to compete with the best to find the right ‘place’? Well, it's scary for me to fail. Unimaginable. How to be the best without failing? Is it possible? Can I not fail? Certainly I was too afraid to find out. Respect. Do I really adore others without judging and by accepting their values? Can I understand them? Then I got myself the ALERT call: Time for THE change. Find it out Lenka! When decided, I was very lucky to get to know Eva, who engaged me with an authentic, straightforward, challenging and transforming program which helped me to change my life. Yet, the question is how? By learning and trying the techniques, methods and advice. One would expect it’s easy, or ask why do I have to take a leadership course to change myself? Well, because it’s definitely NOT easy and we need experienced leaders and coaches who could teach us to understand that there is no progress without failing and trying again and again. That it is absolutely OK not to be perfect, and that others may be better in a certain way, and that is natural. We all are talented. Important is to understand this and find the way where our talents and passions are.. and use them to our best. Not to treat ourselves as imperfect if we fail in the areas where we are lacking in talent. Why punish ourselves for being different? I realized that I could not proceed without understanding THE goals. What I mean is MY goals. And I am not talking only about work. I remember, as for my life, I never put down on the paper what I would do the following year. However, last year I did it. I put six goals for myself. And I did finish five of them with the sixth on its way in the upcoming year. Would I do the same without having a list and commitment to that list, aka myself? I do not think so. Do I feel satisfied? Hm, wouldn’t you? And to admit, my new year list is already written.
 

INDIVIDUAL TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAM



Ing. Silvia Gavorníková, Director of International Relations, OECD
While the Slovak Republic was preparing for its historically first EU presidency, which resulted in my personal preparation for the dignified covering of the position of President of the EU Council of Working department, I felt that besides my professional qualifications that I’ve gained over many years of my service, I also needed other skills and that’s why I reached out to Eva Štefanková. It was incredible to see how after only five sessions my interpersonal relationships had improved at work, which also impacted my other relationships in life, and completely changed my approach to both work and life. I can say that my meetings with Eva have greatly increased the quality of both my professional and personal life.
Daniel Kollár, General Director, ČSOB Group Slovakia
Authentic leadership of a change-leader is inevitable for achieving great transformational changes. It is a prerequisite of success. However, it’s only possible when it’s based on knowledge of one's own inner and very personal purpose, of why I work for a particular company and what I really want to achieve by making certain changes and what they mean to me. Thanks to cooperation with Eva Štefanková, I was able to identify my inner purpose.
Sergiu Nosaci, Country Manager, RG Bulgaria
I consider learning a lifelong process, so I gladly took the opportunity for personal coaching. What I’ve realized is that the benefits and value I gained exceeded my expectations. I sincerely can say that Eva has been for me an extremely valuable coach and inspiring mentor who has made a great contribution to my personal effectiveness and progress. Her integrity, commitment and genuine care helped me to understand myself better; she made me rearrange and clearly define my own values; she supported me in mastering my authenticity and meaningfulness. This definitely enforced and prepared me for the new leadership role and taught me to adopt the best approaches for my practice. A unique atmosphere of trust, safety and honesty encouraged me to explore the deeper levels of myself, revealing and recognizing the real origin of pending issues. Her wise and challenging questions disclose really important and meaningful things, at the same time guided by her reflections they created effective solution patterns which I am using now in every appropriate situation. I express my gratitude to Eva for her professionalism, attitude and great interest in the success of her clients!
 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS



DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS PATHFINDER – DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FOR YOUNG PEOPLE


M. M., student
• Self-knowledge
• Understanding others better
• Ability to overcome myself
M. P., student
• The way and knowledge of how to think about situations logically and to come up with solutions
• Self-knowledge and self-confidence
• New words for supporting and helping others
V. Z., student
• Removing toxicity from my life
• Trust in myself and others
• Self-confidence
• Better quality of life
M. M., student
• Moving my mind higher
• Self-confidence
• Knowledge about the functioning of my mind
• Self-love
J. R., student
• Understanding myself better
• This moment is the best time, not yesterday, not tomorrow
• I am the one to set the rules for myself
• Context is important
• To always look at things objectively and from other angles

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