I have seen the extraordinary things women are capable of when they experience female solidarity and empowerment.
Supporting women in the workforce became my mission in life.
Since 2002, I have been working with female executives as well as the future female leaders around the world.
I launched Women's Circles on Zoom in 2020 to create a supportive and safe space for women who can talk openly about their experiences, doubts, dreams and life goals.
In summer 2021, Women's Circles became a series of in-person events in Central Park.
They will continue indoor in New York and in Zoom for women around the World.
Board Member of Inci Holding
I met Mrs. Ilbas in 2012, when I was getting ready to take over the post of Chairman of İnci Holding Board of Directors.
She worked with me on communication techniques.
I believe that technical knowledge, as well as our talents, creates a solid infrastructure in our work.
In addition to my other responsibilities at that time, I was also about to take on the responsibility of reputation management of an important organization. In this position, Mrs. Ilbas' vast experience in communication and relationship management, and the work we did together made my life easier throughout my tenure.
During our sessions on communication, relationship, and perception management, besides technical learning (preparation for presentations, rhetoric, way of speaking, creating content, concentration skills, etc.), I learned how to use my own potential more effectively, as well as how to identify my own shortcomings to foresee and overcome possible problems.
Mrs. Ilbas taught me the “dos” and “don’ts” of the art of communication. After learning the rules, you have the chance to violate them if you wish, in order to create your own style, but you do so while knowing and understanding the risks. The test broadcasts I made with Mrs. Ilbas before going on air, live, saved my life.
If you need a communication coach, choose Mrs. Ilbas without hesitation.
Board Member of the Sabancı Group
During her college years at Richmond, the American International University in London, my daughter Melisa Tapan was in need of professional guidance, communication training, and mentoring.
Working with Mrs. Ilbas has tremendously improved my daughter's confidence and her ability to articulate herself. She became much more self-aware, poised, and improved her presentation skills.
Mrs. Ilbas not only inspired Melisa, she made herself available in a continuous basis which provided my daughter with a sounding board whenever she needed one.
Head of Audiences & Content at Sanofi
During the year we worked with Mrs. Ilbas, we had the pleasure of benefiting from her great professionalism with a strong corporate spirit, and an openness to other cultures.
Within our Group, Mrs. Ilbas has contributed by her personal implication, her enthusiasm, her great professionalism and her loyalty, to promote the essential values of Groupama at the service of its customers and collaborators.
Director Coatings & Construction Americas at IMCD
In IMCD Turkey, between 2010-2018, my team of managers and I had the chance of having one on one coaching sessions and besides, all team members had group coaching sessions with dear M. Omur Ilbas.
We also had management skills trainings for managers and presentation skills trainings for all sales team from her.
She always inspired us with her deep experience, real business life stories, her talent in art of public speaking and keeping us fully focused from the beginning till the end of the trainings with her charm and positive energy. Prior to each coaching session, I recall myself being overeager given the absolute relief and relaxation that I used to feel in the end.
Head of External Communications Operations Europe of TEREOS
Muriel Omur Ilbas is one of the greatest professionals I've ever met.
She is totally committed to her mission and her wide range of skills and experience is an incredible added value to any organisation.
Her thoroughness coupled with her ability to think out of the box, bring the projects to a whole level.
I hope I'll have the opportunity to work with her again.
Product Marketing Manager at Google
I had a chance to receive coaching and mentoring services from Mrs. Ilbas.
Her professionalism and expertise helped me a lot to improve myself in especially senior stakeholder management.
Without her consultancy, I would be an amateur professional in terms of communication skills and at disadvantage point in my career for sure.
She was there for me, day and night, with her professionalism, sincere support and her learnings from private
sector for years.