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.

Qualification & Current development

Tünde 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 EIA accredited at Senior Practitioner Level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), 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.

Currently, she is on her PhD trajectory affiliated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL & Ashridge Centre for Coaching, UK & Case Western Reserve University, US investigating the change process in coaching: Interpersonal Synchrony & Self-Regulation as lynch-pins of goal-attainment


Tünde presented at the 24th EMCC Annual International Mentoring, Coaching and Supervision Conference (Amsterdam, 11-13 April), and at the

7th EMCC International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference (London, 14-15 June) in collaboration with Greenwich University, London, UK 


‘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

Pro bono engagement 

Tünde is a senior researcher on EMCC’s research team responsible for coaching process research. Apart from being passionate about coaching process research, Tünde also engages in additional research areas looking into the ‘Skilled Coachee’ as a domain jointly with Rebecca Jones/Henley Business School & Paul Stokes/Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

She participated as a coach in a project exploring the effectiveness of career coaching for graduate students. The project was funded by the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital in collaboration with Ashridge Centre for Coaching and Greenwich University, UK. 

Work experience

With 10+ years of experience, Tünde has been coaching teams, groups and individuals both within fully-fledged ‘leadership development’ programs at internationally acting hydro power and paper machine manufacturing companies, food packaging and food processing companies and outside corporate leadership and/or team development programs. She is passionate about the measurability of organizational development programs. At the same time, she is aware that coaching might not lend itself to measurability. How to create credibility for coaching? Why should an organization spend money on coaching? How can any sponsor of coaching trust self-report data on coaching success?