Happiness and Wellbeing

Jon Gruda

Jon Gruda, is an assistant professor in Organisational Behaviour at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. His research topics are focused on the study of leadership, as well as socio-cognitive processes and individual differences. The second research stream focuses on the intersection between technology and human behavior, emotional intelligence, organizational psychology and experimental design, particularly emotional perception and regulation at the workplace. He is a valued teacher, workshop facilitator with practical experience through workshops, trainings and consulting assignments for client’s in Germany and France.

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Renata Barić

Renata Barić earned her Bachelor and Master’s degree at Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. Also, she graduated in psychology and finished her Masters and Doctoral degree at Department of psychology, Faculty of Arts at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Today she is a professor at Faculty of Kinesiology in Zagreb. She is the author of more than 150 scientific and professional papers, her field of scientific interest are motivation, leadership in sport, motor learning and psychological preparation of athletes. She is an initiator and a president of program committee of Sport psychology symposium which every two year assembles sport psychologists from Croatia and wider region. Beside her academic and scientific activities, she uses her professional knowledge in everyday sport practice as a sport psychologist, working with numerous elite, young and perspective athletes in the field of psychological preparation. She writes popular articles about sport psychology and book chapters, and presents the results of her professional work in different conferences and professional meetings. She is licensed cognitive-behavioural therapist. Also, she is a president of Sport psychology section within Croatian Psychological Association.

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Nikolaos Dimitriadis

Nikolaos Dimitriadis (MBA, PhD) has been applying neuroscience and behavioral sciences in marketing, communications, leadership and education for over a decade. He is the co-author of the book "Neuroscience for Leaders: A Brain Adaptive Leadership Approach" for Kogan Page Publishers, London, and spoke at TEDx University of Strathclyde about the urgent need for Brain-Based Communications. He is a certified neuromarketer and an award-winning communications professional (International PR Association Award, SABRE Award by Holmes Report and other international and national awards). He lectured at the Neuromarketing Manager Certificate Program at the Hamburg Media School among top Neuromarketing experts in the world. As a lecturer at Sheffield University Management School in the UK he was announced by MBA students as the best lecturer in the program. He has received both his PhD and his MBA from the University of Sheffield. Dr. Dimitriadis is the Faculty's Regional Director for Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina and he is frequently lecturing at the Sheffield Executive MBA in East and Southeast Europe. His opinions are often featured in business and mainstream media, most notably in INC.COM. As a consultant, trainer and management coach he has worked with companies and institutions such as IKEA, IBM, Nestle, Molson Coors, Johnson & Johnson, Banca Intesa Sanpaolo, Holcim, Pierre Fabre, Coca Cola, Raiffeisen Bank, Plaza Centers, Rauch, Teekanne, USAID, GIZ, Merrill Lynch, UK Embassies in the SEE region, Opportunity Bank and others. He is a mentor of startups at the ICT HUB, Belgrade, Serbia. He is currently the CEO of Trizma Neuro, a cutting-edge Customer Neuroscience company. He is a passionate supporter of brain-friendly communications, holistic research, constant brand innovation and of a results-driven, human-based corporate culture.

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Lazar Džamić

Lazar Džamić is a lecturer in Digital Marketing at the Faculty for Media and Communications in Belgrade (FMK) and in Business School Lausanne (BSL). He is one of the foremost brand and marketing strategists in the region, with more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience in one of the most competitive markets in the world. He is a former Head of Brand Planning in Google's creative think tank ZOO in London, where he created the strategy team and introduced to the industry two of the world’s first Creative Data Scientists. His mission at Google was to ‘turn light into heat’: a vast amount of Google data into surprising and deep insights for creating great brand stories. Prior to Google, he also served as a Strategy Director in several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the United Kingdom. He worked on campaigns and programmes for some of the UK’s most loved brands such as Tesco, John Lewis, Waitrose, Virgin Holidays, Nando’s etc.

After his return from London, Lazar is a much sought-after trainer for digital marketing transformation, working with some of the biggest local and regional clients such as Telenor, Mercator, Adidas, Erste Bank and others.

He was a member of the Serbian Prime Minister’s Creative Council, advising on aspects of developing Serbia’s creative sectors, as well as the creative industries consultant for The European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD). He is a Marketing trainer at the regional PwC Mini MBA Academia, an ex-journalist, contributor to The Guardian and also a best-selling non-fiction author. He is a regular speaker at global and regional conferences on topics of digital marketing and brand storytelling.

His latest book, The Definitive Guide to Strategic Content Marketing was published by Kogan Page in July 2018.

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Miha Škerlavaj

Miha Škerlavaj, is a vice dean at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana, professor of management and an adjunct professor of leadership and organizational behavior at BI Norwegian Business School. He is a valued teacher, workshop facilitator and awarded researcher who published in prestigious international research journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Harvard Business Review (forthcoming), the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Leadership Quarterly and the Human Resource Management. He has extensive practical experience through workshops, trainings and consulting assignments for clients in Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, and China. He teaches PhD, EMBA, executive, and master of science programs in Europe and Asia and regularly facilitates workshops with practitioners on cross-cultural management, organizational development and change, leadership development, human resource management, creativity and innovation management-related topics. References: Telenor, DNV GL, Norwegian Refugee Council, Gorenje, Mercator, NLB, Atlantic Grupa, Coca-Cola HBC and Beijing Tsinghua Industrial R&D Institute.

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Nikos Lambridis

Nikos Lambridis is a renowned expert in NeuroLeadership, NeuroCoaching and Coaching Psychology. He is a Course Leader for the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, City College, teaching Organizational Behaviour, Leadership, Coaching and communication skills throughout South East Europe on the Sheffield Executive MBA. He is also the founder and CEO of Advisor Training and Coaching Ltd., based in Athens with clients from over 12 countries in the SE Europe region. He has extensive practical experience through workshops, trainings and consulting assignments for clients as Informix, Vodafone, Toshiba, where he managed the International, US and European sales operations. His Training and Coaching methodology is based on the ground works of Positive Psychology, Transformational Coaching and Client- centred Executive coaching of INSEAD’s Coaching and Consulting for Change practice principles. Nikos has been teaching and coaching for the last 12 years in many large multinational companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, WIND, Abbott, ROCHE, Duty Free, Eurobank, Piraeus Bank, Citibank, Marks and Spencer, Johnson&Johnson, Sanofi – Aventis, and participants from more than 15 European and Middle East countries. He is often called on the spot by multinational organizations to facilitate, consult or coach their groups, managers or the top management team on issues such as Leadership, Strategy, Top Team building, Emotionally intelligent Teams etc.

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Jasna Knez

Jasna Knez is an Executive & Team Coach, Master Jungian Coach and Trainer & Facilitator and she helps individuals & teams create an environment of high performance through powerful coaching approaches, experience systemic concepts relevant and applicable for understanding structure, dynamics and functions of people and companies. Her passion is discovering people untapped potential and creating safe space for transformation. She believes in holistic approach and diversity. Her method is combination of different modalities, techniques, and methods in order to challenge limiting beliefs, to define and loose unproductive and sometimes destructive behavioral patterns, own the shadow! To push the boundaries of what people can really become. Shaken and re-shake. Transform!

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Žiga Vižintin

Žiga Vižintin is Management Board Advisor at Pokojninska družba A pension fund where he is in applying behavioral economics to help people save more for retirement.

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Christian Gostečnik

Christian Gostečnik is a full professor of Marital and Family Therapy, Psychology of Religion and Pastoral Psychology at the Faculty of Theology, University of Ljubljana. He received his Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology (Argosy University, 1995), in Theology (University of Ljubljana, 1997) and in Psychology (University of Ljubljana, 1999). He is the author of numerous scientific books, articles and research projects. He developed the innovative approach called Relational Family Therapy. He is a marital and family therapist, a supervisor and a founder and director of Franciscan Family Institute in Ljubljana.

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