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Duygu Alptekin Gursu

Executive Coach

Duygu Alptekin Gursu is an accomplished Marketing Leader and Executive Coach with more than 20 years of business experience. Her mission and passion are to grow leader’s agility and humanity in the workplace. Duygu is keen to grow conscious and effective leaders who can drive business results with their team and organizations in a fulfilling way. She believes that leadership begins with leading self and starts with a personal internal journey to gain insight, awareness, and a deep connection to who you are as a person and the “real you”. In addition to her executive and leadership coaching work, she designs and runs High-Performance Team sessions and leadership workshops to support the leaders she works with.

Duygu has had an international career in marketing at FMCG companies at an executive level. She has started her professional career in Unilever in 1995. She then transferred to the Coca-Cola Company, from 1997 till 2009, where she held executive roles in marketing with increasing responsibility in Turkey, Central Asia, Russia, India, Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

She is a professional certified coach (PCC) by ICF and holds multiple certifications in team and leadership coaching by Adler International, Team Coaching International, Academy of Executive Coaching and The Coaches Institute. She is also licensed facilitator in industry recognized assessments; Firo-B, CCL Benchmarks and WorkPlaceBigFive. She works in both Turkish and English.

She is married with one son and currently residing in Istanbul. She loves vocal singing, dancing, literature and traveling with her family.