Arpad Szakal

Business & Organizational Coach

Arpad Szakal

As an expert in assessing top candidates for high-impact leadership roles, I coach emerging or transitioning leaders to be more effective amid disruption or change. As a coach, I aim to push leaders to be creative in taking advantage of their unique circumstances and believe giving difficult feedback is a gift. I apply my knowledge and skills to helping leaders strategically define their goals in a way that is both personally motivating and in line with the business.

Types of Coaching

I work with executives in a broad range of situations, and every coaching engagement is different. As well as general executive coaching I offer a number of specialised programmes:

  • Newly Assigned Leader Coaching –  I coach individuals assigned or hired into new leadership roles and help them with their “onboarding” journey. The goal of the coaching is to clarify with the leader’s key constituents the most important responsibilities of his/her new role, the deliverables in the first few months of the new assignment, and ways to integrate the team (s)he will lead with the organisation.
  • High-Potential Coaching – I work with organizations to develop the potential of individuals who have been identified as key to the organization’s future or are part of the business’ succession plan. The focus of the coaching may include assessment, competency development, or assistance planning and implementing strategic projects.
  • Performance Coaching – I enable employees at all levels better understand the requirements of their roles, the competencies needed to fulfill those requirements, any gaps in their current performance, and opportunities to improve performance. I work with the employees, their managers, and others in their workplace to help the employees fill performance gaps and develop plans for further professional development.
  • Succession Coaching – I help assess potential candidates for senior management positions and prepare them for promotion to more senior roles. This type of coaching may be used in any organization that is experiencing growth or turnover in its leadership ranks. It is especially helpful in family businesses to maintain the viability of the firm.

Helping you progress towards a new career.

Often when we’re looking to make a change or shift in our careers, it can feel daunting preparing our materials and navigating the career search on our own. You may be ready for a new job, but lack true clarity on which direction to go and/or how to land interviews and negotiate the salary that you deserve.

I offer a range of career coaching programs to individuals or groups who want to live with more passion, purpose and direction, and who want to deliver stellar results while leading from a place of strength, authenticity and confidence in their personal leadership style.

How I Work With You

The power of coaching comes from us creating a professional, creative and thought-provoking relationship where we work together to unlock your personal and professional potential. The coaching process varies in length depending on your goals. I do the majority of my coaching by Zoom / Video conference (including internationally), but I also meet people face-to-face in and around London, UK and Budapest, Hungary.

Service Details

  • Leadership Coaching

  • High-Potential Coaching

  • Performance Coaching

  • Succession Coaching

  • Career Coaching