26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020

26th Global

Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference

1-3 June 2020


Tim Bright & Aslı Adınır Oktay

A new approach to leadership development - an ongoing case study

Theme: Diversity & Inclusion General

Area: Coaching

Style: Mainly Lecture

Type: Workshop

Session on 1 June 2020 16:15 UTC - View on timetable


Many organisations realise that the time and money they are spending on leadership development and on coaching is not getting the results they want. Our session examines why this is and what we can do differently. Working with the Anadolu Group, a diversified regional business based in Istanbul, employing 80,000 people, we have implemented a new approach to developing senior leaders. This is based on the insights that executives need to get more, good quality feedback, and have regular dialogue with their direct manager about their development. The traditional content materials of leadership development courses, once difficult and expensive to access are now widely and easily available. Our programme provides leaders with access to world class materials, and focuses our energy on engaging the leaders in a voluntary process of reflection, feedback and dialogue, driven by the executive themselves and supported by external coaches. It’s a simple model which other organisations can adopt for themselves, and we believe it is significantly more effective than many leadership development and coaching programmes. This is still a new programme, we will explain how we designed and implemented it, what we’ve learned and what we’ll do differently in future. We’ll invite participants to ask questions and share their own experiences.


Tim Bright is an experienced executive coach and HR consultant, and is a partner with OneWorld Consulting, based in Istanbul. Tim has been coaching since 1997 and has lived and worked in Asia, the US, and Europe. He now mostly works in Turkey, the UK, Russia, and Central Asia. Tim uses a diverse range of coaching methodologies and aims to create effective reflective time and space for his clients, and to balance a supportive and challenging approach. He aims to help clients raise their self-awareness and often uses strengths based and solutions focused methodologies. Tim also works as a leadership team consultant and facilitator, mentoring programme consultant, and executive search consultant. Tim’s interests include onboarding coaching, the first 90 days, cultural differences, leadership development, authentic leadership, leadership team effectiveness, and high integrity corporate politics.

Tim’s clients include Adidas, Anadolu Group, Arcelik, Bayer, Borusan, Bosch, Cambridge University, Harvard Business School, Henkel, HSBC, Microsoft, Nestle, Pladis, Sabanci Group, Siemens, Tchibo, and Vodafone. Tim also leads a team of five coaches working on client projects for OneWorld Consulting. Tim completed the EQA accredited Master Coach programme with the Professional Development Foundation and a Masters Degree in Executive Coaching from Middlesex University. He is a co-founder of EMCC Turkey.

Aslı Adınır Oktay is an experienced HR Professional and currently Head of Talent for the Anadolu Group.  Aslı has over 15 years of experience in consulting and corporate HR roles across a range of industries.  She was previously Talent Manager at BAT and Country HR Manager at Tetra Pak.   Aslı has had experience in many different projects including merger of companies, culture shifts, leadership development, and building a learning culture.