Irina Cozma Ph.D. is a career and executive coach who supports professionals to have better career adventures.
In the last decade, Irina enjoyed coaching hundreds of Fortune 500 professionals from organizations like Salesforce, Hitachi, Abbott, Walmart, Honeywell, Continental, Halliburton, and Danaher.
Irina's coaching clients also work at startups like Future Matters Project, OnSiteIQ, and Mathias Degardin Tennis Academy.
She does pro bono coaching for organizations like coaching.com Foundation, Big Brother Big Sister, Strong Women Strong Girls, University of Tennessee, UNC Charlotte, and Queens University.
Irina lived, studied, and worked in four countries and has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology (U.S.), an M.A. in Strategic HR Management (Spain), and an M.A. in Organizational Psychology (Romania).
She is an ICF-certified coach.
Irina was featured in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Business Insider, Glassdoor, and Thrive Global.
In my youth, my father wanted me to become a professional volleyball player and then an accountant, but one day, I informed him that I wanted to do psychology. I was in the Romanian volleyball junior national team at that time, and my father had high hopes for me.
I still remember the room we were in and the overwhelming stubbornness on both sides during that conversation. Tears were shed. Mine :) But I could not imagine myself as an accountant or a professional athlete, so it had to be psychology.
Taking charge of my career was both hard and easy!
Then something else happened. I realized that we would work for the rest of our lives (breaking news, I know!). At the same time, I noticed that some people around me were waking up every morning to do a job they did not enjoy. I found that unacceptable and decided to change it for as many people as possible.
Due to these experiences, I chose to study organizational psychology. After I finished my Ph.D., I’ve coached hundreds of C-suite executives, leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs from start-ups to corporate, private to public, and local to global.