Our Team and Coaches
Meet our professional team and coaches behind SparkUs success
Leadership Team

Özlem Sarıoğlu
Managing Partner, Professional Coach, PCC



Özlem Sarıoğlu began her professional career as a consultant at PwC, where she advised financial institutions on their global structuring and gained coaching experience as a manager. Özlem has been selected by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as one of the six honourees of the Young Leader Award in 2019 to carry coaching into the future. Having the PCC credential from the ICF, she has more than 1500 hours of coaching experience. She is also a volunteer in the Development team of EMCC Global.

Dani Benreytan
Managing Partner, Design and
Business Development



After completing a Master of Design at the Domus Academy, Dani Benreytan started his career as a design management consultant, where he helped companies to build their brands. At SparkUs, Dani spearheaded the concept of turning traditional coaching into a gamified online coaching platform. By transforming what used to be a face-to-face service to a self-serving gamified digital coaching tool, SparkUs was able to reduce costs drastically and expand coaching services to masses.

Meriç Arslan
Project Manager/Customer Excellence



After graduating from Marmara University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Meriç worked in HR and Account Management. At SparkUs, Meriç manages the proposal process for new customer acquisition and ensures customer excellence.

Coaches

Vivi Soryano
Co-Founder, Professional Coach



Vivi started her career as the founder of a fashion manufacturing company. After selling her company, she completed her Master's Degree in Psychology at Lesley University. She continued her psychology career with a focus on Core Energetics, Gestalt Therapy, Art Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy and Coaching.

Gürkan Sarıoğlu
Co-Founder, Professional Coach, PCC



After graduating from METU as an Electronic Engineer, Gürkan worked in the ITC sector (companies included IBM, Ericsson, STFA, Türk Telecom, and Turkcell) for 37 years before starting his coaching career. Since 2008, he has provided professional services in coaching, mentoring and management consultancy.

Özlem Sarıoğlu
Managing Partner, Professional Coach, PCC



Özlem Sarıoğlu began her professional career as a consultant at PwC, where she advised financial institutions on their global structuring and gained coaching experience as a manager. In 2008, Özlem co-founded Serendipity Coaching to assist in the personal transformation and development of individuals. As the managing partner responsible for coaching at SparkUs, she has vast experience in delivering digital coaching services and programs to corporate teams

Pınar Dölarslan
Professional Coach, MCC



Pınar is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF Turkey. With over 3,000 hours of coaching experience, she has been accredited by ICF and holds the title of Master Certified Coach (MCC). She supports coaches in the ICF licensing process as a Mentor Coach.

Yüsra Soyak
Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach,
PCC



Yüsra works as an Executive Coach and Career Coach. She has received her initial coaching training from the Coach Training Institute and is an ICF-accredited coach (PCC – Professional Certified Coach) with over 500 hours of coaching. She is also an active member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and takes part in the EMCC Audit Committee and the Supervision Group.

Deniz Hüsrev
Professional Coach, PCC



Deniz completed her Master’s degree at the University of East London in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Her interest in positive psychology and coaching steered her towards the co-active coaching program with the ICF-accredited coaching school, Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) program. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Zeynep Yetkin Yılmaz
ICF Certified Professional Coach /PCC,
Team Coach, Facilitator



After she discovered her passion of inspiring people to transform their lives, Zeynep graduated from the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Co-Active Coaching program and completed New York University’s Business Coaching Seminar. As an ICF-certified professional coach (PCC) and a facilitator, Zeynep blends her 13 years of corporate experience with team coaching tools to enrich her facilitation and training skills

Zeynep Karasoy
Professional Coach, ACC, CPCC



With 12 years of experience in HR, Zeynep has worked in talent management, corporate training and development, and individual development. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Co-Active Coaching Training Program and the CTI-Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) Certification Program

Özüm Özbay
Career Coach & Counselor



Özüm is experienced in providing career counselling, coaching and advisory services to young interns, university students and mid-to-senior level executives.

Buket Özdel
Professional Coach, CPCC



With 16 years of experience in HR, Buket received the International Professional Coaching Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She also completed CTI's Co-Active Leadership Program, recognised as one of the best in the world. As of 2016, she continues the same program in Spain as an Assistant to the Leaders team.

Fulya Sönmez
Co-Active Coach, Facilitator, MA, MSc, CPCC



Fulya has completed post-graduate level studies in areas of organisation, leadership, decision-making and governance at Istanbul Bilgi University and at the London School of Economics. She works as a consultant and supports different organisations in various sectors as a coach and facilitator, with a special focus on leadership skills development and change management. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Coaching Training and Certification Program.

Supervisory Board
Vivi
Soryano
Gürkan
Sarıoğlu
Yusuf
Biton
Advisory Board
Anna
Ott
Ali
Danış
Vedat
Mizrahi
Leadership Team

Özlem Sarıoğlu
Co-founder PCC Coach


Özlem Sarıoğlu began her professional career as a consultant at PwC, where she advised financial institutions on their global structuring and gained coaching experience as a manager. In 2008, Özlem co-founded Serendipity Coaching to assist in the personal transformation and development of individuals. As the managing partner responsible for coaching at SparkUs, she has vast experience in delivering digital coaching services and programs to corporate teams.

Dani Benreytan
Co-founder Designer


After completing a Master of Design at the Domus Academy, Dani Benreytan started his career as a design management consultant, where he helped companies to build their brands. At SparkUs, Dani spearheaded the concept of turning traditional coaching into a gamified online coaching platform. With this digital transformation, SparkUs was able to expand its coaching services and reduce UX design costs by up to 80%.

Meriç Arslan
Project Manager/Customer Excellence


After graduating from Marmara University with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Meriç worked in HR and Account Management. At SparkUs, Meriç manages the proposal process for new customer acquisition and ensures customer excellence.

Coaches

Vivi Soryano
Co-Founder, Professional Coach


Vivi started her career as the founder of a fashion manufacturing company. After selling her company, she completed her Master's Degree in Psychology at Lesley University. She continued her psychology career with a focus on Core Energetics, Gestalt Therapy, Art Therapy, Voice Dialogue, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy and Coaching.

Gürkan Sarıoğlu
Co-Founder, Professional Coach, PCC


After graduating from METU as an Electronic Engineer, Gürkan worked in the ITC sector (companies included IBM, Ericsson, STFA, Türk Telecom, and Turkcell) for 37 years before starting his coaching career. Since 2008, he has provided professional services in coaching, mentoring and management consultancy.

Yusuf Biton


Yusuf started his professional career in the computer business in the 1980s, where he brought the Commodore computers into Turkey. He then founded Turkey's first domestic computer assembly company, which became the largest computer parts distribution company in Europe.

Pınar Dölarslan
Professional Coach, MCC


Pınar is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and ICF Turkey. With over 3,000 hours of coaching experience, she has been accredited by ICF and holds the title of Master Certified Coach (MCC). She supports coaches in the ICF licensing process as a Mentor Coach.

Yüsra Soyak
Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach,
Coach Supervisor



Yüsra works as an Executive Coach and Career Coach. She has received her initial coaching training from the Coach Training Institute and is an ICF-accredited coach (ACC – Associate Certified Coach) with over 500 hours of coaching. She is also an active member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and takes part in the EMCC Audit Committee and the Supervision Group.

Deniz Hüsrev
Professional Coach, PCC


Deniz completed her Master’s degree at the University of East London in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. Her interest in positive psychology and coaching steered her towards the co-active coaching program with the ICF-accredited coaching school, Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and the Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) program. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Zeynep Yetkin Yılmaz
ICF Certified Professional Coach /ACCr


After she discovered her passion of inspiring people to transform their lives, Zeynep graduated from the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Co-Active Coaching program and completed New York University’s Business Coaching Seminar. As an ICF-certified professional coach (ACC – Associate Certified Coach) and a facilitator, Zeynep blends her 13 years of corporate experience with team coaching tools to enrich her facilitation and training skills

Zeynep Karasoy
Professional Coach, ACC, CPCC


With 12 years of experience in HR, Zeynep has worked in talent management, corporate training and development, and individual development. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Co-Active Coaching Training Program and the CTI-Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) Certification Program

Özüm Özbay
Career Coach & Counselor


Özüm is experienced in providing career counselling, coaching and advisory services to young interns, university students and mid-to-senior level executives.

Buket Özdel
Professional Coach, CPCC


With 16 years of experience in HR, Buket received the International Professional Coaching Certificate from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). She also completed CTI's Co-Active Leadership Program, recognised as one of the best in the world. As of 2016, she continues the same program in Spain as an Assistant to the Leaders team.

Fulya Sönmez
Co-Active Coach, Facilitator, MA, MSc, CPCC


Fulya has completed post-graduate level studies in areas of organisation, leadership, decision-making and governance at Istanbul Bilgi University and at the London School of Economics. She works as a consultant and supports different organisations in various sectors as a coach and facilitator, with a special focus on leadership skills development and change management. She has completed the Coaches Training Institute’s (CTI) Coaching Training and Certification Program.

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