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Mentors: Odyssey CZ

Meet the mentors for season 2023/2024
Barbora Chuecos

Když jsem měla před lety rozhovor s Muriel o
mentoringu, ani mě nemohlo napadnout, jaké dary za ty roky dostanu. 
Na začátku je vždy trocha magia, s kým mě ten
rok spojí osud... a pak se těším na každé setkání s danou ženou. 
Vzpomínám na všechny ty ženy a každá je skvělá,
krásná a jedinečná, a přitom každá tak jiná!

Bellinger, Denisa

Denisa graduated from the Charles University, Law Faculty in Prague and from the Cambridge University. Since 1995, she has been working at Hewlett-Packard as a General Counsel for the CZ and SK (now HP Inc Czech Republic). As a member of the company executive board, she also takes on the role of the Company Secretary.

Bérová, Dana

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Bosák, Libor

Libor is a manager with a long-term track record of success. Experienced in coaching and change management, based on a systemic and constructivist approach. Until 2018, working at ČSOB Group in various leadership positions, during the last decade as CEO and chairman of the board of directors at ČSOB Leasing. Since 2019 acting as Head of Finance and Operations at White & Case, Prague Office.

Černíková, Monika

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Chudoba Zuzana

Zuzana has been working for YIT Group since 2010. Currently, as Head of Real Estate.

She is responsible for development of build to rent projects and rental services in the Czech Republic including roll out of the services across region - Slovakia, Poland and Baltic countries. Prior to her current position she was Customer Experience Manager in Central Eastern Europe.

Chuecos, Barbora

Barbora has more than 25 years of business experience in international companies. Currently, she runs a non-profit organisation Autismus jako dar (Autism as a gift) which she founded with her husband.

She is also a coach and business consultant. Barbora studied marketing and market research in Belgium (RUCA University) and graduated from the University of Economics in Prague.

Ertsey, Kata

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Fiman, Petr

Petr linked the first part of his international career with Hydro Czech Republic, the local affiliation of Norsk Hydro ASA, where he served for almost nine years. Since 2002, he has been working as a Vice-President for Electric Powersteering Components Europe, a green-field joint venture in automotive industry owned by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and JTEKT Corporation.

Gawlasová, Hana

While in law school I harboured a secret dream to become a journalist and/or a writer (conceivably both..). All it took for me to become a lawyer was to read an interview with an inspiring female lawyer and to try my hand at working for a law firm to become a member of “Team Law”.

Hejduková Lenka

Lenka Hejduková currently works as an HR Director at Renomia. Before coming to Renomia, she was one of the leading members of Havel, Holásek & Partners attorneys at law. She also acts as a business coach in the area of sales and customer relationships. In the past, Lenka used to be a director at PwC responsible for auditing and consultancy services.

Hrdličková Michaela

RNDr.Michaela Hrdlickova, MBA, was born in Brno, where she also graduated from the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně (now Masaryk University) in the field of General Biology. Michaela has specialized in microbiology and molecular biology and has been certified by Clinical Microbiology Investigative Methods. After several years of work in the microbiological laboratory she started working in 1995 in the pharmaceutical industry, where Michaela went through many positions from the medical representative to the CEO of the Czech branch.

Hudáková, Anna

People & CultureStrategist


Anna Hudáková has more than 25 years of experience in executive management of international companies. She started as a Sales Manager in Cocola Cola Amatil and now, more than 20 years later, as the HR Executive she was responsible for HR strategy, organisational development, managed big transformations and integration projects in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, participated at global or European corporate projects in Deutsche Telekom Group and Sanofi Group.

Indruchová, Zuzana

Mgr. Zuzana Indruchova, PhD. has more than ten years’ experience from different HR managerial roles in an international environment with focus on HR business partnership, organizational effectiveness & development practice, and change management in FMCG and Production Sector.  Starting as a development specialist, moving gradually upwards through HR Manager and Talent Organizational Effectiveness Manager partnering with countries for Central European region, was the Integrated Supply Chain HR Lead for different countries across South Central Europe.

Jacques, Kateřina

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Jahňáková, Adriana

LEGO - GM Czech Republic & Slovakia

Country – Czech Republic


Adriana is the General Manager of LEGO in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 

Prior to being appointed into the GM role, Adriana was leading LEGO marketing teams in 100 countries within Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Adriana has lived in 6 countries and has 23 years of experience in Marketing and Sales in companies including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and SABMiller.  Adriana is a lector at ELAI – Innovative thinking.

Knap, Petr

Petr Knap je vedoucím patnerem divize EY Consulting pro Českou republiku - ta s cca 300 poradci patří mezi vedoucí české poradenské skupiny. Petr zastřešuje také poradenství pro EY v automobilovém a výrobním sektoru v regionu střední a východní Evropy. Po pracovní zkušenosti ve společnosti Procter & Gamble, pracuje od roku 1996 v poradenství – do EY (tehdy Ernst & Young) přišel v roce 2002.

Kovářová, Kateřina

Katerina is an experienced professional, working for EY over 14 years, currently as Brand, Marketing & Communications Director of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia responsible for managing and driving marketing and strategy in 31 countries – the largest multi-country Region in EY. She has extensive marketing and management experience not only in planning and managing marketing strategy, but also in public relations, internal communications and brand promotion.

Krupa, Joanna

Joanna has more than seven years of managerial experience with establishing, leading and coaching of sales teams. She started her professional career in 2001 in the IT segment. She worked for both IBM and Oracle as Business Development Consultant, Sales Representative and afterwards as a manager of team of consultants focusing on sales in the IT sector in the CEE region.

Kučová, Martina

Martina is HR Leader in PwC Czech Republic with a strong focus on Talent Management and enhancement of leadership competencies. She is a Mentor and  a Certified Coach.

Martina has also more than 20 years experiénces in the financial area as an auditor in PwC, CFO in Raiffeisenbank or Business analyst in Toronto Dominion Bank.

La Ronca Parpel, Kristin

KLP Coaching – Executive coach and consultant Country – Czech Republic


Kristin is an executive coach and leadership consultant with over 25 years of business experience. Kristin runs her own company, KLP Coaching, which offers individual coaching and team programs focused on leadership, diversity and mentoring. 

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Kristin spent over a decade in executive leadership roles in the advertising industry both in Prague (as GM of Wunderman) and in New York City (as Global Director of Marketing Services at Euro RSCG Worldwide). 

In addition, Kristin is a steering committee member and mentor in the Equilibrium mentoring program for women (organised by the British Chamber of Commerce) , as well as a mentor in the EWOB (European Women on Boards) and an international mentor for the Odyssey mentoring program.

Lichter, Michal


As a Regional Director, Michal currently leads the growth & expansion efforts of Billigence data consultancy, where he's responsible for operational and strategic management within the CEE region.

Building on his vast international experience from consulting projects across the globe (countries like Ghana, Brunei, USA, UK, Australia etc.), he is an enthusiastic leader heading a team of 70+ professionals across sales & marketing, technology, finance, HR and delivery functions.

Liškařová, Irena

Irena is an Associate Partner within the Assurance practice of EY Czech Republic. Since November 2014 she is President of the Chamber of Auditors of the Czech Republic where she worked in the Financial Reporting Committee and was actively involved in the developing of Czech accounting legislation. She represents the Czech Republic in Accountancy Europe and IFAC.

Lišková, Simona

Simona Lišková is senior business professional with 20 years of international experience in General Management, Marketing, Digital Transformations, Customer Experience and Change & Crisis Management. Currently she works as Marketing Director at Vodafone Czech Republic.

Among Simona’s strongest skills belongs leadership and building high-performing teams, connecting people and their talents and helping them together achieve their goals, while respecting diversity and cultural differencies.

Lolek, Ctirad

Executive Director of Human Resources at Komerční banka


Ctirad has been working in the field of HR for more than 20 years. His experience ranges across startup projects as well as international corporations. At the latter, he successfully led extensive transformation projects. Ctirad prefers a people-oriented management approach that promotes a greater sense of belonging to the company and gives space for self-realisation. 

“Don’t ask for permission, do it and later on ask for forgiveness” is his motto.

Mrázová, Lenka

Lenka Mrázová spent 21 years of her career in the field of international tax consultancy, auditing and accounting for large multinational companies. Now she challenge people to reshape their way of thinking and seeing things, change the view and later the world.

As a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers she enjoyed leading teams, developing her people and communicating with clients.

Patrovská, Alena

Chief People officer, PFNonwovens


Piskorová, Martina

Martina has more than 15 years of business experience in international companies, she complemented this by working in a non-profit company and also a local Czech production and distribution company.

Martina studied computer science and classical philology at Comenius University in Bratislava. She has worked in several large international companies such as Danone, Reckitt Benkiser, Novartis, Mastercard.

Poucha, Tomáš

Tomáš pomáhá lidem a firmám, aby dosáhli stanovených výsledků a věnovali se jen tomu podstatnému - jak v businessu, tak osobním životě. Pomáhá věci pojmenovat, zpřehlednit, naplnit jednotlivé kroky a jasně dané cíle. Věnuje se interní komunikaci, ale i dlouhodobým obchodním a marketingovým strategiím. Šéfuje Marketingovému institutu, Institutu interní komunikace, spoluzaložil společnost Magnoli, která rozvíjí diverzitu v práci i osobním životě.

Průšová Petra

Petra graduated from the University of Economics Prague. In 1995, she founded her own market research agency AMD. Four years later, she became the Managing Director of the newly formed Millward Brown Czech Republic. At the moment, she hold the position of the Regional Managing Director & Licensees Europe, being responsible for acquiring new companies in the CEE region and running 7 licensees offices.

Rosolová, Lenka

Lenka Rosolová is a marketing expert focusing on branding and communications, she is also a coach, yoga teacher and passionate animal lover. Shortly after the Velvet revolution, Lenka left for the USA where she completed her bachelor degree in Liberal Arts.

Upon return back to the Czech Republic she began her profession in advertising and communications.

Schapiro, Katarina

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Schmiedová, Jitka

Jitka has been working in Human Resources since 1998. Currently, she is the General Manager Administration at Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech. Before she spent one year as a HRD CEE Zone at VEOLIA, three years as a Chief Human Resources Officer at NN Investment Partners, Human Resources Director at Česká spořitelna, two and half years as a Vicepresident for Human resources and Property at Vodafone Czech republic.

Šedivá, Ivana

Ivana is a strategist, professional mentor and business coach, and a very experienced C-level leader. 

She offers business and marketing experience at great global companies as well as startups. She has led small and big diverse teams. has a diverse educational and experiential background, offering broad understanding of topics, cultures, ways of working and more.

Slavtcheva Sonia

Currently, Sonia is CFO at Allianz Pojstovna and Allianz penzijni společnost, where she is responsible for the finance processes as well as asset and risk management and reinsurance. She has 20 years of professional experience in finance, mostly in financial services area. Most recently she was CFO of Home Credit group worldwide, where she supported the company’s growth in emerging markets from Russia to China.

Soon, Sharon

HealthTech Solutions | Startup Partnerships | Agile Scrummaster | Executive Coaching


Stejskalová Barbora

After running her own business in sales and later working in the sales department of Johnson&Johnson, Barbora pursued her career in human resources. She held several senior positions at General Electric, including that of the HR Project Manager in Dublin.

After coming back to the Czech office, she was responsible for the employee benefits program for the CZ and SK.

Stejskalová Dita

Managing Director, PR & Influence, Ogilvy Country: Czech Republic

Highly regarded for her insight and effectiveness in developing and managing communications programs for high-profile Ogilvy clients in the Czech Republic.

Dita has been a trusted advisor to executives for more than 25 years through a wide variety of business cycles, including: image and public relations, internal communications, re-branding, IPO analyst/investor interface and crisis communications.

Tošnerová Yvona

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