CEO Today - Executive Coaching Awards 2022

Tell us about your ‘Positive Intelligence Program’. When did you first decide to launch them, and how do they help your clients to excel? 180UTC’s first Mental Fitness Boot Camp was launched in January 2021. It is based on the Positive Intelligence program created by Shirzad Chamine, CEO of Positive Intelligence Inc, Stanford Lecturer and author of the New York Times bestselling book ‘Positive Intelligence’. Mental fitness is a measure of the strength of your positive mental muscles (Sage) versus negative (Saboteur). This measure of your mental fitness is called PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient). Studies with 500,000 participants have shown PQ to be the best predictor of how happy you are and how well you perform relative to your potential. This work is a synthesis of the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and positive psychology and performance science. Positive Intelligence Program helps participants to build foundation of mental fitness by strengthening three critical mental muscles to shift the balance of power from Saboteur to Sage. Results are dramatically improved performance and productivity and a calm, clear and happier mind. What does this award mean to you? It was a mixture of happiness, achievement, excitement and surprise, because I have never categorised my coaching practice as an executive, business, entrepreneurship, wellness or leadership coach. From my perspective, I am the founder of 180UTC and a highly qualified coach who builds a safe and trusted space for coachees, so they discover their authentic potential and live it fully by taking bold actions with full accountability. The categories always came from either the clients nominating me for certain recognitions or from business development experts on different projects. Considering that the majority of my clients are expat corporate leaders and expat businesswomen – although I have wide range of clients coming from different backgrounds – I assume my name came to the list as a winning executive coach because of the expat corporate leaders I have partnered with. I am glad to see that what they achieved in the sessions made them talk about 180UTC. Do you have a particular philosophy when it comes to executive coaching? 180UTC is not only a company name, but also a philosophy towards self-actualisation. We keep humans at the centre of it; it is not important if this human is a C-level executive, a business owner, an entrepreneur or currently focusing on their life priorities rather than their business or career. Everybody has a road map for survival that they have developed through the years. In our fast-paced lives, most of us are not even aware of it. We make choices in accordance with this road map by default and maintain status quo. This road map builds layers between the human mind and soul, causing disconnection and imbalance that mostly reflects to the body as well. In more simple terminology, if you are operating from that road map, you are not living purposefully. I build safe and trusted places for leaders. I have no agenda, judgement, or assumptions towards them in the sessions so that a powerful coaching relationship is built. This allows them to drop all the layers, visit different inner ranges and dive as deep as possible. It is a thought-provoking, inspiring experience for them to access their authentic potential and feel 100% accountable to take bold actions, living authentic potentials as an actual reality here and now. The topic may be anything chosen by the leader, such as (but not limited to) building or maintaining a balanced life, discovering or strengthening an authentic leadership style, reaching personal or business targets, getting ready for higher career roles, or increasing self-confidence or effectiveness. Can you share anything about your plans for the future of 180UTC? What 180UTC has accomplished in as short a time as three years is a great sign as to what the future is holding. One thing will never change: 180UTC will never give up on walking the walk and will partner with more and more people, cocreating a better place than we found for ourselves and for new generations. Senem Anataca Founder of 180UTC CEO Today Executive Coaching Awards 2022 - UAE - - 122 -

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