Tünde Erdös

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Personal Statement 

As a professional full-time executive coach, team and group coach, Tünde is inspired to promote best practice in coaching at organizations and takes responsibility in developing the profession as a whole. In doing so she is looking for ways to develop her own practice. 

Contributing as a researcher is about joining the global thinking regarding the future of coaching both as a business and profession. Research enhances our understanding and informs our practice. We need deep understanding of what works for our clients, after all it is our clients that we are committed to serve. Therefore, those who wish to serve clients need to be aware of what research is telling us about what is merely a flight of fancy, or what is data-based. It also creates opportunities for deep reflection and learning with a ripple-effect.


Tünde holds a PhD in Business and Organizational Management with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) and is an Ashridge Accredited Executive Coach, Team and Group Coach holding a Masters in Executive Coaching degree, which she obtained from Ashridge Business School. She is an ICF MCC credentialed coach as well as EIA accredited at Senior Practitioner Level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Additionally, Tünde holds The British Psychological Society (BPS) and European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) Certificates of Competence in the use of Ability Tests (formerly Level A) and Personality tests (formerly Level B), and is certified at Practitioner Level 1 in Personality Systems Interactions (PSI) Theory (Kuhl, 2000, 2001). Tünde is also an MBTI Step I Practitioner.

Current path

For 15+ years, I have been working as an external executive coach including C Suite leadership using a meta-lens that covers complex cultural and organizational contexts.

Most recently, my focus has been on presence in how to ‘navigate growth on the edge of inner and outer pressures’. No, you do not need to change when change is all around you as a leader. And, yes, the right level of presence through your sensory awareness will support you in navigating the inner and outer pressures of complex change. No, there is no ‘simple’ way to deal with complex worlds. Yes, the complex way in which you are interconnected with and in relationships, cultures and systems is simple: ‘You are because the ‘others’ are, and vice versa.’ 

Based on my ground-breaking research on motion energy and the many years of practical wisdom as a full-time executive coach, I work with leadership in their systems tapping the hidden intelligence of the body to make the connection between leadership needs and system-inherent needs: ‘It is always both. It is always all.’ Creating and working in effective systems takes assuming responsibility for what we create and co-create with our hidden intelligence. I am genuinely curious about how we can become grounded in our inter-connectedness to develop effective and fully-engaged realities in organizations.

I have authored three books and published in peer-reviewed academic journals as well as in non-academic coaching magazines. I am a senior lecturer at HEC University in Paris and a supervisor of master’s students at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Currently, as a co-lead at Global ICF Coaching Science Community of Practice, my inspiration is to encourage coaches and leadership to base their practice harmoniously on professional wisdom and empirical evidence. 




Scientific journal publications

Erdös, T., & Wilt, J. (2021). Changing beyond Goals in Coaching: The ABCDs of the Big5 & Affective States in Authentic Self-Development, Journal of Individual Differences, in review.

Erdös, T., & Ramseyer, F. (2021). Change process in coaching: Interplay of movement synchrony, working alliance, self-regulation and goal-attainment, Frontiers in Psychology, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.580351

Erdös, T., de Haan, E., & S. Heusinkveld (2020). Coaching: Client Factors & Contextual Dynamics in the Change Process. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/17521882.2020.1791195

Magazines and conference papers

Erdös, T., (2021). Shooting for goals in coaching: Are we missing the goal? In: S. Khapova, S. & M. Konijn, (Eds.), ABRI Science, Business and Society, Vol.3, pp. 54 – 57.

Erdös, T. (2019). Non-verbal synchrony in coaching: the pinnacle of emotion regulation. Tijdschrift voor Begeleidingskunde, issue 8(3), pp. 30-37.

Erdös, T. (2019). Our ever-changing moods – Let’s get emotional: why clients do what they do. Coaching@Work Magazine, 3(14), pp. 41 – 44.

Konflikte in Organisationen – wie Konflikte Entwicklungschancen in & für Organisationenschaffen’ at ISW, Institut für Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Linz, Austria

Sustainability in Organization Development – Research Outcome and Current Practice’ presented at the “Third International Conference on Advances in Management, Economics and Social Science - MES 2015” at Rome, Italy


Erdös, T. (2021). Coaching Presence. Understanding the power of the non-verbal relationship. McGraw Hill. Open University Press. 

Erdös, T. (2021). Change process beyond goals: The client in the context of the working alliance in coaching. ABRI Dissertation Series, 62.

Erdös, T., & Iglesias, A. (2020). Coaching Science Practitioner Handbook – How are you, so they can be – based on the coaching presence research. Applied Sciences Publishing LLC, Texas, US.

Pro bono engagement 

- Co-Lead at ICF Coaching Science Community of Practice

- Director of Research at ICF Chapter Austria