"To get the know yourself takes courage and skills"
Verda is deeply committed to personal growth both for herself and others. Her mission is to help people discover their true selves and live their true potential.
These are the values what Verda believes in and drives her company from:
Mindset + Skills + Knowledge
"We need skills to implement the knowledge and the right mindset to derive the best from our skills and knowledge"
Understanding + Experiencing
"Intellectual understanding is not enough to LEARN we need to the experience the learning to really embrace it"
Only when you really know yourself can you lead yourself and others. "To get the know yourselves takes courage and skills."
"Life offers us many options in every moment. The challenge is to be aware of these options and make conscious choices. Only in this way we can live fully, authentically, and happily."
Beside running her company @ Oaktreeme, she is currently an Adjunct Professor at TIAS Business school for leadership development. Verda is also a licensee for the oldest and most experienced coach training company in the world– The MMS institute. She runs coach trainings in the Netherlands to train exceptional coaches that can support others to grow. She loves the ripple impact they can facilitate in the world.
Verda has graduated as electronics engineer in Istanbul, continued her education in marketing and management in several business schools globally. Verda worked for Philips more then 20 years in diverse positions like Country Manager, Global Marketing Director, Commercial Director of a new business group, Global Change Management Lead. In 2013 she completed our MMS ICF ACTP which gave her another piece of her life journey. She became an executive coach at Philips and became part of the leadership development program at Global Philips as a facilitator beside her day job.
She lived in Istanbul, New York, London and is currently living in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She continues her education with a post academic study at Radboud University on Mindfulness.