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“There are always options and we are free to create and choose,” is Ilker’s empowering motto. He believes cultural transformation in an organization is both measurable and possible but only through individual behavioral change. Ilker maintains that courage and curiosity are foundational to learning and re-forming mind-sets that pave the way for the change leaders desire to see in their leadership style. His coaching expertise also includes leadership presence, cultural change management and agile leadership.

Ilker creates a productive and safe coaching environment through intentional and unbiased listening. He coaches leaders to increased self-awareness through cultivating calmness. He then challenges unhelpful behavior with a humor that activates forward movement toward positive change.

Professional Experience

Ilker brings 21 years of business experience in the technology, aerospace, and transportation industries both in technical and leadership capacity. Beginning as an engineer, his technical acumen, communication skills, interpersonal capacity, strategic planning, organizational development and customer insight ability meant progressive moves in leadership. Ilker spent almost 12 years at Fortune 500 technology innovator, Texas Instruments, managing people and developing products and systems for organizational effectiveness. He managed multinational project teams of engineers and led and coached program managers of cross-functional teams all the while strategizing and maintaining customer centric goals. Adding to his expertise in cross-cultural team dynamics, he led international product development that spanned the US, Europe, India, Korea, China, and Taiwan.

Ilker is the Founder and CEO of Ausculto GmbH a company with over 7 years of commitment to executive coaching, leadership development and transforming teams for greater success. Among his clients are international companies that include VW, B/S/H, HELLA Aglaia, Publicis Pixelpark, DEUTA, OptioPay, movingimage, swarm64, Native Instruments and Bombardier Inc. While on assignment at swarm64, Ilker coached the CEO to his goal of becoming stronger at delegating and establishing a culture of shared leadership and responsibility with his team. He again coached the CEO and his team at OptioPay to attain his goals of creating a compelling vision, building a high performing team and establishing feedback culture. At movingimage the CEO and leadership team were coached to increased trust within the team and work focused on the company vision.

Qualifications & Accreditations

Ilker earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication from Istanbul Technical University (Turkey) and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Berlin (Germany). An experienced international executive coach, he has certifications and accreditations from recognized global executive coaching organizations, including:

Certified Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Global Leader of the Future 360 Assessment by Marshall Goldsmith

Cultural Transformation Tool Certified (CTT) Certified Coach by Barrett Values Centre

The Leadership Gift Certified Coach by Christopher Avery

Co-Active Coaching at CTI

Ilker has been supporting Swarm64 in our change process to an agile organization using the Scrum methodology. Ilker’s friendly persistence in following the responsibility process and his resilience against challenges and setbacks have been instrumental to the success we are seeing. Thanks to Ilker’s contributions, we have been able to develop a shared leadership culture in which each team member accepts responsibility and takes initiative for our joint goals. Swarm64 became a much stronger organisation through working with him. I strongly recommend Ilker’s work.

Dr. Karsten RönnerCEO Swarm64, Entrepreneur and Investor