Iulia Istrate

Iulia is an Organizational Psychologist, with 20+ years’ experience in Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition & Management, Career Consulting.

She has worked with national and multinational, start-up, and mature organizations (Oil & Gas, Engineering, Data Centre, IT&C, NGOs, Management Consulting, etc.) – both as an employee and as a consultant, in local, regional and global roles.

The Future of Work has been a personal interest in the past 8 years, when she started following the trends, attending focused conferences and discussion circles, avidly reading books and articles on the subject. In 2019, she started her own video-podcast series called “Skills for Mars” where she runs interviews with academia and thought leaders on subjects ranging from organizational resilience, remote work, careers, market trends, developments in cybersecurity and blockchain to the actual requirements of going to Mars and setting up the first human base.

Since 2016 she is an ICF Certified Careers Coach & Consultant. In 2021 – by mixing her knowledge on careers and resilience – she created a new coaching & consulting framework called “Clever Careers” with the aim of building individual and organizational resilience by leveraging careers to the benefit of successful, happy lives.

In 2022, she has co-founded a new initiative, “The Playground” – dedicated to both individuals and companies. Expanding on the concept of resilience, she looks at the individual holistically – enabling through workshops, conversations and other practices a balance between body-mind-spirit, ensuring lifelong sustainability.

Originally from Romania and having worked in France, UK, Singapore, and the Netherlands – she speaks fluently Romanian & English, intermediate French and is now actively learning Dutch

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