Better Leaders
Better Teams:

A ready-to-use combination of grounded theory and experiential practices to build fully functional teams

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Since the day we were born, we’ve each been a part of a team. Some teams we choose to be in, others we find ourselves in inadvertently. In either case, we all want to be valued, respected, and feel like we belong.

As team leaders, we strive and struggle to assemble and build functioning teams and harmonized work environments while enduring criticism and being under the spotlight, often without appreciation.

As team members, we want to contribute to the success of the overall team and be seen and understood, not undervalued or left out of the decision-making.

Using a holistic and integrative approach, this book provides leaders and team members with solid, applicable theory plus ready-to-use tools that will:

Drawn from over 30 years of Sami Bugay’s real-world experience, Better Leaders, Better Teams provides the tools you need to realize your full potential as an individual, leader, and team member.

Meet Sami Bugay

MCC - Master Certified Coach - ICF,
NCC - Certified Ontological Coach,
Assessor & Mentor - ICF,
Author,
Leadership And Team Coach

kadanismanlik.com - theintegralinstitute.com

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 Awardfrom 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

Meet Sami Bugay

MCC - Master Certified Coach - ICF,
NCC - Certified Ontological Coach,
Assessor & Mentor - ICF,
Author,
Leadership And Team Coach

kadanismanlik.com - theintegralinstitute.com

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 Awardfrom 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.

Sami is also faculty member of The School of Life, acting mentor in Endeavor Turkey as a member of advisory board and he served as President of ICF Turkey  between 2016-18 and his book on team coaching “ITC Integral Team Coaching” recently published in Turkish and soon will be available in English, he is also acting program director of “I.C. Integral Coaching”  ICF – ACTP accredited  international coaching 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

Testimonials

Dr. Martin Egan

Psychotherapist
Organizational Consultant
It is rare to find a handbook for developing teams that both the team member and the coach can use. Sami Bugay writes from his experience as a corporate team member and employee as well as a team coach and consultant in organizations.

The simple, straightforward, ready-to-go exercises set out in the book provide tools for any team member on topics such as getting to know each other better, using metaphors and coaching exercises, getting agreements, and team alignment.

Bugay’s book integrates Jungian and integral thinking with practical performance psychology for any team.

Janet M. Harvey

CEO inviteCHANGE
ICF Master Certified Coach
Best-Selling Author, Invite Change
Every manager seeks to generate success in the workplace. Yet human beings are complicated, unique, and demand consistent, respectful attention. Meet this challenge by using any chapter of this book that offers an integrated view of the science of human development, the practices for creating healthy team dynamics and actions, and the art of being human with each other, no matter what. The combination of consultative process approaches with the amplifying power of coaching to maximize both individual and team potential provides leaders, team members, and coach practitioners with a rich toolbox to drive desired outcomes.

Dan Newby

Author of The Unopened Gift: A Primer in Emotional Literacy
Founder of www.schoolofemotions.world
Sami Bugay has crafted a clear, well-organized, and impeccably written guide. Better Leaders, Better Teams serves as both a training manual and a valuable reference. As a longtime coach and trainer, I particularly appreciate the fresh approach he takes integrating numerous models of human awareness and interaction that will open new possibilities for any team leader, individual member, or coach. Sami generously shares insights from his learning experiences that make his teachings personal and relevant. Highly recommended!



Kimberly Hunn

MCC
Founder of Edgewalker Group International (EGI)
www.edgewalkergroup.com
It is not often that we come across a person who is willing to ponder difficult questions and submit himself to truly understand the entire range of human experience. Sami Bugay is such a man. With courage and conviction he has traveled between science and art to find the most powerful elements that illuminate our human story. Better Leaders, Better Teams is a practical guide that integrates many valuable elements of his research and personal discovery and offers readers an opportunity to engage in a playful and introspective manner to more deeply understand themselves and the teams they belong to.

Amoráh Ross

ICF Master Certified Coach
Certified Mentor Coach
Certified Professional Coach
I appreciate the book’s conversational practical language for ease of understanding and implementation. Bravo, and well done!