January 11–13, 2016 in Istanbul (BÜMED)
Workshop leader: Dorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC with GCP coaching faculty

25 CCEU’s
  • Strengthen awareness of your distinctive presence
  • Explore the impact you make as a group leader
  • Identify your access to both intimacy and strategic action
  • Learn developmental strategies to increase personal mastery

A core belief of the Gestalt approach is that a self-aware and compelling presence is a critical practitioner success variable that goes beyond the scope of specific tools. A compelling presence is a competitive advantage for coaches, consultants, and leaders. Although defining presence is challenging because of its uniqueness across individuals, it is a decisive factor in attracting clients and inspiring others.

This highly experiential 3-day workshop is designed to address key aspects of your presence and your intentional use of self in the service of effectiveness, creativity, and satisfaction. Assessing and developing one’s own presence requires the context of others. We learn about the impact of our presence only by learning what we evoke or provoke in others. Thus the creation of a safe environment, with a rigorous demand for courage and trust, is an essential component of the workshop.

The workshop uses the power of groups as a vehicle for exploring presence and use of self across levels of system: individuals, dyads, the group itself, and the larger institutional context of the group. Group configurations provide the practice opportunities that are accompanied by varied and intense feedback regarding participants’ leadership styles and skills.


The workshop is open to coaches, consultants, trainers, HR specialists, leaders.


January 11–13, 2016


BÜMED (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Mezunlar Derneği), Istanbul, Turkey


Early Bird Discount $900 USD + VAT by December 25, 2015 Full Registration $1,100 USD + VAT


For program information, contact Dorothy Siminovitch at dorothy@gestaltcoachingworks.com or Elif Suner at elif.suner@eurosis.biz . For registration contact Nursel Zadegil at nursel.zadegil@eurosis.biz or +90 (212) 335 27 57,



dorothyDorothy E. Siminovitch, PhD, MCC, a Master Certified Coach, is founder of Gestalt Coaching Works, LLC and an international coach, consultant, group facilitator, presenter/speaker, and author. She is founder, co-owner, faculty, and Director of Training for the Gestalt Coaching Programs in Istanbul and in Toronto, both ICF-ACTP coach training programs. She is also co‐founder of the Gestalt Center for Coaching, which delivers ICF-accredited coach training workshops and extended programs internationally. Dorothy is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University’s prestigious Department of Organizational Behavior. While faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, she envisioned and championed the application of Gestalt theory in the service of coaching in 1995, and has been delivering Gestalt coach training since 1996. The Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul was her second Gestalt‐based coach training program. Her third coach training program, the Gestalt Coaching Program in Toronto, launches in 2016. Dorothy provides world‐ class training in and transformative human development through Gestalt-based coaching and holistic approaches, leading to outstanding results for individuals, groups, and organizations. Her specialties are coaching for signature presence, leadership presence and peak performance, overcoming derailment, and working with high performance groups and teams. She presents additional training and development opportunities at the International Coach Federation conferences and by invitation worldwide. She is evolving an integrative application of Gestalt-based practice though the Awareness IQTM project. She can be reached at dorothy@gestaltcoachingworks.com.


zeynepZeynep Evgin Eryılmaz, MA, CAGS, PCC is a Professional Certified (PCC) executive and team coach who specializes in creative leadership. As the founder of the coaching and consulting firm Inspiro, Zeynep works with executives, teams, and organizations in the areas of leadership, communication, conflict, change management, creativity, and innovation. She is among the faculty of the ICF-ACTP Gestalt Coaching Program in Istanbul. Zeynep is trained in Expressive Arts Therapy, Existential Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Organization and Relationship Systems, Deep Democracy, and Appreciative Inquiry. She holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Expressive Arts from the European Graduate School, Switzerland. She is faculty of Alain de Botton’s The School of Life, Istanbul (at Bilgi University) and a certified Deep Democracy instructor. zeynep@inspiro.com.tr

elifElif Biçer Suner, MBA, PCC is an ICF‐PCC accredited group and executive coach and trainer. Elif is a partner at Eurosis Consulting in charge of executive coaching, training, and people development services. She has been serving local and international companies in a broad cross‐section of industries in Turkey and abroad, including conglomerates, retail, consumer products, industrial products, energy, telecom, and hospitality services for more than 20 years. She has been leading complex organizational development, change management, human resources transformation, and people development engagements. Elif’s main objective is to design and conduct outstanding coaching, organizational and leadership development solutions which stimulates corporate and individual performance. Her focus is at executives, teams and individuals revealing their inner power and develop their own potential during her training and coaching activities. elif.suner@eurosis.biz