Who We Are?
MCC - Master Certified Coach - ICF, NCC - Certified Ontological Coach, Assessor & Mentor - ICF, Author, Leadership and Team Coach
Sami received his initial coach instruction as a member of one of the first coach training cohorts in Turkey, and is an Master Certified Coach MCC-ICF, Assessor – ICF , NCC - Certified Ontological Coach over 7000 hours of coaching experience. Having continued his professional training and education over the years (see below for list), Sami also mentors and develops emerging coaches as an ICF accredited Mentor Coach.
In 2008, Sami developed and led the “Turkish Coaches Supporting Turkish Entrepreneurs” project which later earned the “Local Spirit Global Presence Award” from ICF International at the Annual International Conference in Montreal. In 2009, he served as President Elect of the ICF branch in Turkey.
Before his introduction to the coaching and consulting profession, Sami was in the technology sector. Having started as a technical expert at Nurbil Information Technology Co., Sami eventually took on sales and marketing responsibilities and then moved on to become General Manager. Sami’s contributions brought Nurbil into the top 100 technology companies in Turkey.
In 2000, Sami was one of the three idea leaders behind the business model of baskuda.com, which went on to become one of Turkey’s leading e-business companies. Sami led the merger of baskuda.com with another company. In 2004, joined Enter Professional Informatics Services as Founding General Manager.
Sami was initially exposed to coaching in 2002, as part of his own personal and professional development. Having had the benefit of this positive experience, Sami decided to pursue coaching as a profession. In 2005, Sami started building his own leadership coaching and management consulting practice, taking on projects and clients individually as well as in partnership with international firms.
Sami’s extensive background in strategy and business management is a great asset to Sami’s current coaching practice, which includes one-to-one coaching of high level managers (at the ‘C’ level- CEO, COO, CFO etc.), team and group coaching, as well as delivery of professional training for leading companies in Turkey on leadership development, coaching, feedback and communication, and other organizational development subjects. Sami coaches in Turkish and in English.
Bugay, author of Better Leaders Better Teams an Amazon Best Seller, as well as ITC - Integrated Team Coaching, is a prelector of the School of Life founded by Alain de Botton. He was also President of ICF Turkey Chapter between 2016 to 2018, the mentor of Endeavor Turkey and a member of the Consultative Committee. He is currently the director and head educator of the “I.C. Integral Coaching ™”, an ICF accredited ACTP program.
Some of Sami’s core training to date has included;
Bert Hellinger Institute Netherlands Organizational Constellations Trainer Training,2016 – Netherlands
Jungian Coaching School Jungian Coaching Training, 2016 - Slovania
Bert Hellinger Institute Netherlands Organizational Constellations,2014 - Netherlands
Newfield Network Ontological Coaching Program, 2011-12 - USA
EGCP Faculty Member, 2010-14 - TR
EGCP Eurasian Gestalt Coaching Program, 2009-10 - TR
Academy for Coach Training Group & Team Coaching, 2008 - USA
Integral Institute Integral Leadership, 2006 - USA
Gestalt Institute Of Cleveland International Coaching Program,2005-06 - USA
Coaches Training Institute CTI Coaching Program, 2004 – 2005 - TR
Gestalt Institute Of Cleveland Gestalt Working With Groups , 2005 - TR
Istanbul Universitesi CP International Management, 1990 - TR
ITU BS, Mathematical Engineering, 1988 - TR