Daniel Bútora

As FBE coach, trainer, and project manager, he specializes in leadership development, project management, communication and personal growth. Daniel graduated from the international relations institute at the Charles University in Prague. Previously, he worked as journalist and mass-media communication expert – he also became the Director of Slovak section in Radio Free Europe/ Radio Radio Liberty’s Slovak section in Prague. He attended study stay at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California, USA. At present, he is also active in education system management and issues related to education transformation in SK. He is a member of the Slovak association of coaches.

Main references:

Schaeffler Skalica, Mondi SCP, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Slovak Telekom, Hewlett-Packard, Soitron, Zentiva, Oracle, VÚB, Slovnaft, ESET, Generali Poisťovňa

Dušan Číčel

As Business Director of FBE Bratislava and FBE Prague is also responsible for methodology of the training contents, focusing on management and business skills. He focuses in consulting activities in the area of business skills, business management, marketing, change management, and leadership. He leads strategy workshops. He took part in the training for lecturers at British NIFFS Ltd. as well as expert trainings in the companies, such as Business Resource Network, Inc. USA, Akademie für Effizienztraining Austria and Huckland Browne & Associates, Canada.

Main references:

Komerční banka, Tatra banka, VÚB, T-Mobile SK/Slovak Telekom, Slovnaft, OBI CZ, Škoda Auto, Česká pojišťovna, Kooperatíva a.s. Bratislava, Česká spořitelna, Bontonfilm, Mondi, BILLA

Radoslav Čupík

Working at FBE since 1998 as the Project manager in quality of processes and performance improvement projects, and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), he previously worked as the project manager and as a supervisor in IT, and as technical expert in the field of Slovak Republic foreign investments. Radoslav completed a work stay in London, exploring quality issues, the effectiveness of corporate processes, and IS creation methodologies. 

Main references:

Škoda Auto, Mladá Boleslav, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, E.ON IS Slovakia, Mondi SCP, Emerson, Reydel Automotive Slovakia, ZF Slovakia, Schaeffler Skalica, Allianz Slovenská poisťovňa, Miba Sinter, Miba Steeltec, Grupo Antolin, U.S. Steel Košice, Vacuumschmelze.

Marek Demčák

At FBE’s he works as a consultant and trainer focusing on project and process management and improvement. He graduated at the Technical University in Košice and later he participated at various specialised courses of project management and change management. He spent two years in Italy working on introduction of Business Process Modeling (BPMN) projects and on monitoring the performance of a company. As a project manager, he was responsible for the implementation of the process management of a business company in France. He participated in several projects of the continual improvement in nuclear power plants and also worked in the field of process improvement in a financial institution.

Main references:

KraussMaffei, GSK, Engie, Prvá stavebná sporiteľňa, VÚB, ENEL, Slovenské elektrárne, Deutsche Telekom, Miba Sinter, Freudenberg Filtration, Hörnlein, Medtronic

Karol Horváth

Working at FBE since 2005, he studied at the University of Vienna, and took part in various professional internships in automotive companies like Bentley Motors (GB), Volkswagen Atoeuropa (PT), and Volkswagen Slovakia. Karol is responsible for leading the projects in the area of quality improvemt (Six Sigma, Statistical methods), process improvement (Lean management, Production systems, Logistics) and product development projects (PEP). He conducts trainings and facilitates workshops in German and Slovak language for board members, managers and specialists in manufacturing area such as in services.

Main references:

VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Slovnaft, KIA, Slovenská sporiteľňa, LEONI, Knauf, HELLA Slovakia Signal-Lighting, MIBA, Branson Ultrasonic, Grupo Antolin, PosAm, Tatrabanka, Brose, Getrag, Nidec a ďalší.

Ján Hradský

At FBE Bratislava’s he works as business development manager and trainer, Ján has gained experience in human resources mangement in multinational companies, and worked as an expert and leader of Honeywell corporation’s organizational transformation of its automotive division. Besides managerical experience, he brings in the expertise associated with the design of HR processes and systems, and implementation of integrated systems of management through Lean transformation. He implemented management of organizational and Lean transformation  mostly in production and technological development areas, in more than 10 world countries.

Main references:

Honeywell, Wuxi Yeong Precision Machinery, Cimos, JKM automotive, Molex, Falck, Tatra banka

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Marek Hyravý

Marek works at FBE as a soft skills trainer focusing on communication, facilitation and presentation skills. In addition to lecturing training sessions he practices individual coaching. Marek completed extensive coaching program on Brief Coaching ACTP (ICF) at SolutionSurfers. He graduated from Comenius University, Management of non-profit and church organizations studies and Slovak Technical University department of Chemical Engineering. Prior to joining FBE, he worked in the field of mass media and commercial sector. He is the founder of Perspektíva Forum.

Main references:

ZSE, Continental, co-operation on corporate trainings for Marel, Continental and range of FBE public courses.

David Javornický

As a consultant and lecturer he specializes in management skills, leadership, creativity, teamwork, time management, communication, presentation skills, training of trainers a and coaching. His other specializations are CSR (corporate social responsibility) and manager’s ethics. David graduated from the Electrocehnical Faculty in Prague. He has participated in Adult Training on leadership tuterd by lectureres in Austria and USA (OCI, Chysalis Ministries, GATE). David spend 11 years in managerial posts. He is a member of the Management Boeard of the Publishing House Návrat. During 2007-2009, David participated in the grant program of the Czech Science Academy.

Main references:

Slovenské Cukrovary, Slovak Telekom, Behr, Billa, Continental, Česká spořitelna, ČSOB,Komerční banka, Ministerstvo vnitra ČR, OBI, Siemens, T-Mobile, TOP 09, Triglav pojišťovna, Uniqa, Zentiva

Róbert Klačanský

He leads training seminars and the subsequent application of statistical control methods of Lean Six Sigma for important industrial companies and services. A graduate from the Electrotechnical Faculty of the Comenius University, he worked at the Czechoslovak Metrological Institute and ŠDVÚ. Robert graduated from Training of the trainers program at the Canadian company, Digital Mentor Group and completed a work stay in USA, where he trained and implemented quality improvement methods. As a Master Black Belt, he has coached several successful projects of process effectivity increase.

Main references:

VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Getrag, Magneti Mareli, Slovak Telekom, U.S. Steel Košice,Reydel Automotive Slovakia, MIBA Steeltec, Miba Sinter, Continental Automotive, Emerson, Vaillant, ZF Slovakia, Askoll, Slovnaft, Tatra banka

Ivana Kmeťová

Ivana gives lectures, in particular in the field of communication, teamwork, assertiveness, alternative approaches to conflict resolution, business skills and customer orientation. She graduated form the Faculty of Education at Comenius University in Bratislava. For 7 years she had worked as a project manager and trainer in international organization: Center for prevention and conflict resolution - Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia (PDCS). She completed a 2 year stay in England, where she graduated with a certificate of certified mediator. She completed training of trainers, PDCS, as well as internal FBE development program.

Main references:

Schaeffler Kysuce, Eltek, Protetika,  Osram Slovakia, SPP, VÚB,  Manitowoc Crane Group Slovakia, Home Credit Slovakia

Dan Kouřil

Dan graduated from the Philosophical faculty of Masaryk University in Brno. Asan expert consultant and lecturer at FBE, he is specialized in the area of management and business skills, coaching and training focusing mostly on managerial, presentation and negotiation skills. Dan attended FBE program as well as training at Akademie für Effizienztraining in Austria. He collaborated in the projects for top and middle management, for internal trainers and external coaches.

Main references:

OBI CZ, Siemens, Komerční banka, Slovak Telekom, Ahold SK, Česká pojišťovna, Raiffeisenbank, Česka spořitelna, WITTE Automotive

Martin Krnáč

Martin works at FBE as a consultant, with the focus on project and process management in the area of IT, services and production industry, as well as SPC software support. He cooperates in development of managerial simulations and games, which are used in FBE trainings and projects. Before he worked as a project manager in the area of process management in international IT company, leading innovation projects and implementation of new systems. Martin graduated from Comenius University, Bratislava. 

Main references:

PosAm, Cikautxo, VÚB, Tatra banka, Knauf Insulation, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, MIBA Sinter, MIBA Steeltec, Agrana, RF, LEONI, MAREL, Nissens, Gleistein 

Zuzana Kubisová

In FBE Zuzana works as a consultant, lecturer and coach specializing in human resources and HR management, development of communication and presentation skills, assertiveness, train-the-trainer and time management, including trainings in English language. She graduated the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Business Management). She also completed a study at ALCC American Language in NY, USA. For many years she has worked in several international companies in HR and management positions, 6 years as HR manager of the company Wϋrth. Zuzana attended a certified ICF course in coaching and is a DISC® certified trainer.

Main references:

Lucron, Continental Matador Rubber, Schaeffler Skalica, Schaeffler Kysuce, Nemak, Československá obchodná banka, Würth, Sky Europe Airlines etc.

Natália Kušnieriková

Natália specializes in coaching, consulting and lecturing activities in the corporatearea of performance management, communication, conflict prevention, teamwork, customer care and sales skills. She graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava. Natalia spent 7 years as a project manager and trainer at the international organization Partners for Democratic Change Slovakia. She has been a member of the Slovak Mediation Association and the Slovak Coaching Association since 2009. 

Main references:

Mondi SCP, Jungheinrich, Schaeffler Kysuce, ESET, Slovak Telekom, Matador Group, Volkswagen finančné služby, Vacuumschmelze

Daniel Laco

Daniel runs the section of FBE Bratislava and FBE Praha that focuses on training and the application of process quality and effectiveness improvement methods in Slovak and Czech companies. He has worked as a manager in projects of management systems application. He has completed a course in CIM in DEC, Boston, USA, a Leadership Development Training program at Wheaton College, USA, and EFQM Assessor Training in Brussels. During his stays in the USA, Daniel worked on the implementation of TQM tools in the service sector at Master Lube, Cadmus, and The Tides Inn.

Main references:

VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Slovak Telekom, ALLIANZ, PosAm Bratislava, U.S.Steel Košice, Škoda Auto Mladá Boleslav, Velux.

Tomáš Laurenčík

Tomas has been FBE Trainer since 2008. He focuses mainly on trainings in areas such as managerial skills, communication and phone communication, teamwork, personal development and outdoor teambuilding programs. Tomas graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education & Sports at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Shortly after his studies, he remained professionally in the same Faculty as an Assistant Professor. He continues to be active as the sport Chief Trainer and/or Chief Instructor.

Main references:

PosAm, BASF, VÚB, Deloitte Audit, HMH, Osram, Schaeffler Skalica, ZUNO, Hella Slovakia, Slovnaft, ZSE, SPS, Vacuumschmelze

Natália Luptáková

Natália cooperates with FBE Bratislava in the area of creativity and visual thinking trainings. She graduated from SVŠT, industrial design.  She is devoted to doodling and graphical records from lectures and discussions. She helps to simplify the thinking and explore new connections.  

Main references:

She facilitated workshops for Bilingual gymnazium C.S.Lewis, performed live sketching of lectures at TEDx Bratislava, trained Doodling - trainings of visual communication for SLOVNAFT, a.s. and for FBE Bratislava trainers

Tomáš Marek

Tomas graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Czech Technical University, having studied regulated and automized technology. He worked in production companies on projects introducing new technologies, and later as manager of exports to the USA. At FBE Prague and FBE Bratislava, he works as a trainer and consultant in the area of quality improvement and effectiveness of company processes and FMEA.

Main references:

Škoda Auto Mladá Boleslav, Alcan, ZF SLOVAKIA, Siemens CZ, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Slovalco, Schaeffler Skalica, Continental, Miba Sinter, Raiffeisen.

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Erika Matwij

As a professional lecturer, she focuses on human resources advisory and consulting activities such as development and assessment centers. For FBE Bratislava, she has led training projects in the area of communication, motivation, assessment interviews, and trainings for trainers since 1999. She graduated from FF UK, Bratislava, from the Department of Psychology. She attended long term trainings in managing human resources. She has practical experience with system management in the area of managing HR (recruitment and selection of employees, assessment centers, analyzing employee satisfaction and social climate, personal audit and 360 feedback). 

Main references:

HMH, PosAm, Mondi SCP, ČSOB poisťovňa, Hydrotour, EKO Plast, WITTE Automotive CZ, Kromberg & Schubert

Alexander Plencner

Alex has been FBE trainer since 2011. He specializes in the area of communication skills, presentation skills, and time management. He graduated from the Faculty of Mass Media Communication in Trnava, and completed his doctoral studies in Culturology at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava. He focused on the theory of media, sociology of the way of life and media education. He is the co-founder and coordinator of the Media Literacy Centre (IMEC), and at present he is also a lecturer there. He worked externally/part-time for the People in Peril association (Človek v ohrození). He has completed FBE in-house training for trainers. 

Main references:

Eset, Schaeffler Kysuce, Komerční banka, Zuno Bank,IOV Matador, Slovak Telekom, Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting, ZSE

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Kristína Poláková

Kristína specializes in projects concernig managerial skills and communication skills. She graduated from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and completed study visits in various organizations in Germany and long-term trainings with international experts such as Günter Meurer – personal managements and human resources management, John Sipple – managing change process, John Marsh – TQM, or Shaun Browne – training of trainers and effective training methods. In FBE she works as a trainer and project manager in many companies in production, service and the managerial sector.

Main references:

Schaeffler Skalica, Fortaco, Hella Slovakia,SPS/UPC, Komerční banka, SLSP, Flaga, Grupo Antolin, ZSE, Consumer Finance Holding, ZUNO banka

Dean Reš

As IPMA® Level B - Certified Senior Consultant, Dean specializes in project management and process improvement. Since 2011 he has delivered project management services to clients in the Netherlands, Russian Federation, Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Czechia, Malta and Slovakia. He graduated in Economic Diplomacy and later underwent several trainings abroad, including Global Consulting Program at Ohio University.

Main references:

UP Slovensko, Medtronic, Knauf, Generali, VÚB, PSS, ZF Slovakia, CRH North Danube, Slovnaft, Volkswagen, WITTE Automotive, Hoval, Marel, SHP, Schaeffler, Johns Manville and others.

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Vladimír Sredau

Vladimir has been cooperating with FBE since 2009 onwards. He is focusing on development in the area of business and negotiation skills, sales management, professional communication and presentation skills in Slovak and English, with experience of delivering trainings to international companies in the USA, Europe and Asia. He is a graduate of Interpreters‘ Faculty of State Linguistic University and has 25 years of experience in the field of sales, people and business management. In the United States he had worked for CCUSA and was later appointed as Country Director for Slovakia and then for the UK in London. For 10 years he worked at IBM as a sales manager for the Central and Eastern European region. He also spent 3 years teaching at City University, Bellevue in Bratislava. Vladimir graduated with distinction from IBM Global Sales School, completed Mini MBA led by Mr. David L. Buckner, C-suite Executive Training and holds the Client Transformation Award for CEE.

Main references:

Marlink, Lucron Group, Raiffeisen Bank International, Robertshaw, Semecs, ZSE, EMBRACO, Slovenská Sporiteľňa, Tatra Banka, SLOVNAFT, PosAm, Datalogic Scanning, Hewlett-Packard Slovakia, Soitron, VÚB, City University Bellevue etc.

Ján Šteňo

At FBE, Ján works as a consultant and trainer with a focus on project and process management, and statistical process control methods. He graduated from Vienna University, Austria, in the department of International Business. He specializes in the area of production systems, Lean Management, Six Sigma and process improvement.

Main references:

VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA, Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting, Branson Ultrasonic, MIBA Sinter, Hörnlein Slovensko, Nidec, CROWN, Marel, Garett Motion, Forschner a ďalší.

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Emília Straková

Emilia focuses on Lean optimisation, quality improvement projects and project management trainings. She leads implementation workshops and trainings in Slovak, Hungarian and English language. Emilia has had previous experience in marketing and sales, as well as managerial role in various companies such as HIMEX PLUS and Kuboff-Krystoff hotels. In 2009, she graduated Economic faculty of Matej Bel University.


Main references:

Knauf Insulation (HU, DE), HIMEX PLUS, Kuboff-Krystoff hotels, Agrana, Magyar Cukor Zrt., Kaposvar (HU).

Zdeněk Tejchman

Zdeněk works as a treainer for FBE since 2003. He leads training programs in the area of sales, customer orientations, marketing, motivation, time management and communication. He graduated from managerial school ITS, attended training at Helfrecht Management System and training for trainers run by Hackland Browne&Associates in Canada. Zdeněk also attended FBE training for trainers.

Main references:

Tatra Banka, Komerční banka, Raiffeisenbank, eBanka, Živnostenská banka, Česká pojišťovna, Vodní stavby Praha, Škoda Auto, M&M Holding, Commerzbank AG, Český Telekom, TIPOS 

Patrik Tóth

Patrik specializes in consulting and development projects in the corporate areas of leadership, managerial skills, communication and sales skills. He graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, studying Psychology. He has completed in-house development program for FBE Bratislava trainers.

Main references:

Mondi SCP, Komerční banka, Jungheinrich, Slovnaft, ESET, Slovak Telekom, SLSP, HMH, Siemens, Volkswagen Slovakia, ZUNO banka

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Mária Tóthová Šimčáková

Maria is engaged in development & educational projects focused on communication, presentation in public, conflict solving, emotional intelligence and assertiveness. She has trained for FBE externally since 2007. Maria graduated from the Philosophical faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, specializing in Education – Psychology. Currently, besides to her various projects, she also supervises the corporate educational program for Orange in Slovakia. Maria works as an independent consultant in the Commission of the Advertisements Council.

Main references:

ING, SPP, Orange,Open Society Fund, Schaeffler Kysuce

Rebeka Trepačová

Rebeka executes coaching, corporate trainings & development projects focusing on leadership, managerial skills, assertiveness, stress management and coaching. She graduated from the Philosophical Faculty at Comenius University. Rebeka has completed intense trainings of Virginia Satir Module under Professor W. Zahnd from Chicago University, USA, as well as short-term systematic therapy of Virginia Satir under Dr. John Banmen from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Main references:

Generali, ZSE, PosAm,Schaeffler Kysuce, Tatra banka, ING bank, Slovak Telekom, Kros, OBI, ESET, PSS, ČSOB, HMH, Oracle, VOLKSWAGEN SLOVAKIA

Katarína Turanová

Katarína is a coach, consultant and lecturer cooperating with FBE in the area of development of management teams and management skills. She graduated the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the Technical University in Bratislava. She has long-term working experience in management and top positions in HR (Velux, Telefonica O2, METRO Cash and Carry Slovakia and Czech Republic). In her practice, she specializes in long-term development programs for middle and top management. Katarína attended various courses and certified education in coaching, personal development and leadership, f. e. coaching at ČNP Consulting Praha or ICF international approved program Integrative Coaching and Core Competencies.

Main references:

PB Components (Velux), SHP Harmanec, Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting, FBE development programs.

Roman Vodica

Roman works for FBE as a trainer and consultant for more than 9 years. He specializes in communication, sales, customer orientation, team cooperation, coaching and management. Roman attended trainings focused on sales skills, psychology of sales, managerial skills, adult education and graduated from long term development program run by ARK Consulting – Certified Coach. Roman graduated from Philosophy seminar in Brno, in psychology. He also attended training program for FBE internal trainers.

Main references:

UNIQA pojišťovna,BILLA, HYPO stavební spořitelna, ING, Generali Capital, ČSOB pojišťovna, Komerční banka, Česká spořitelna, Tatra Banka, Česká pojišťovna, Raiffeisenbank, JUST, Triglav pojišťovna, ŠKODA PRAHA Invest