Tatiana Cibulková, Head of HR Services, LIDL
First of all, I would like to thank my employer for the opportunity to be part of such a program and of course thanks to Eva and Miriam for organizing it.
Authentic Leadership program was the first program (and I have done a "million" of different trainings) that moved me forward in my professional and private life. Realizing what I am talented at and channelling my strengths there, changed my life (literally). At the same time, working with the awareness of what attitude I want to have – a "victim" or a "leader" – has changed my mindset. Even though I know I still have a long journey ahead of me, it's worth it, this program has shown me the right track.
Mária Boledovičová, Education Methodologist, C. S. Lewis Lyceum
I appreciate the breadth of impact of this program – a better understanding and acceptance of myself, a new perspective on colleagues' abilities and talents and a new perception of family members' behaviour, these are some of the benefits which this program has brought me. A group made up of women who have very different personal lives, work experience and positions is very inspiring and helps to see oneself and all situations from different perspectives. The trainers worked very intensively with us and were able to create a safe environment where we could really work with our personal attitudes. I found their help in creating synergies and connecting our worlds to be very beneficial.
How much one takes away from this program also depends on how much effort and sincerity one puts into it. I believe I will benefit from this program for a long time to come.
Petra Hegerová, Senior Product Manager Digital, VISA
I admit, I was sceptical before I started. I was a little worried when the information about my talent profile came in. This isn't me, this isn't going to work. :) At the very first workshop and the very first activity, I quickly realized how much this group of amazing women already knew about me :) and I readily admitted to myself, wow, there's something to this!
With each workshop, things fell into place beautifully. Aha moments abound throughout the program, but I consider the realization of my own worth and building a relationship with myself to be essential. Trying to understand the people around you and building relationships so that they are mutually enriching. Trying to understand the "fish in the water" and the "fish in the tree" has made my life easier! The closer the course came to the end, the more confident and happier person I became. And the less I had to try to prove to others and myself that I was good enough and that I "had to do something." :) The whole program is extremely inspiring and has enriched my private life immensely, in addition to my professional life. The inner peace it has brought to my life is the most beautiful gift, thank you!
Zuzana Maronová, Global Mobility Specialist, Senior Tax Manager, PwC
The course was an interesting way for me to get to know the types of people, the combination of their personalities especially in the work environment and how they work in a team.
In addition, it was beneficial for me to observe and get to know people in a closer contact and context than we usually meet them in normal work occasions, i.e. to see behind the business person/boss/manager a person in search of her own self, her talents and mission.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Ivonne Bezakova, GEO Supply Chain Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The authentic leadership program was an amazing experience, in every session I got tools to make real changes in my life and become happier and more satisfied. I went through a very difficult situation while I was taking the course, the team and the group supported me incredible, it was a journey discovering myself, energizing and focusing on growing as a person and becoming a great and true leader. The whole experience was motivational and inspirational. I would definitely recommend this program to everyone, who is looking for growth in all aspects of their lives and want to learn how to get the best of themselves to serve others.
Vaska Zaykova, Transformation Manager 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 Bugárová, WW Services CX Transformation Lead, 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 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 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 Okál, Head Business Services, Swiss Re
The 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…
Mariia Golubkova, Head of Operations, Oldenburgische Landesbank AG
I would like to express my gratitude to the program leaders 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 a best possible consequence which allows you to efficiently deep-dive into each next theme. Intervals between interraction allows not only to ‘digest’ material learnt but also to practice it in real life long enough to become comfortable with NEW you in a good way! I found it very beneficial that the program leaders were also available for one on one session to provide feedback and support if required. Would highly recommend Authentic Leadership program for all who would like to get to a new level of personal development!
Katarina Grznarová, Sales Education Specialist, 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.