Inclusive Data and Engineering Leadership Coaching

Become an inclusive leader

Inspire others and yourself!

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Coaching with Tereza Iofciu

Is leadership nature or nurture? I believe we can all grow and become inspiring leaders. One does not need to be in a leadership role in order to lead. Our careers are more successful when we are inclusive leaders. How can we become an inclusive and impactful data leader?

What I can support you with is helping you with your unique growth path in leadership. Figuring out which skills you need, growth areas you have and potential blind spots.
Are you struggling in your goal to become an inclusive leader or a manager? I have been where you are at!

My goal is to increase the number of good leaders out there… as we do spend a lot of time at work and it is important that this time has a positive impact on our lives and on others.

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive Leadership

Working in a diverse team has its own challenges, it is not enough to just hire diverse teams. We need to be curious about others and learn how to turn differences into advantages. Leaders need to foster the inclusive environments for the individuals to thrive. We can work together and discover What kind of leader are you, what kind of leader do you want to be, and how to get there.

Data Leadership

Data Leadership

Data is still a new field and most often a person in a data leadership position is desired to have experience in data. Growing in ones data career takes time and effort. Going up the career ladder requires more and more leadership skills. Being an impactful data leader requires us to grow on different levels. Together we can identify where there is room for improvement and ways to improve.

learn more about what you can expect in our first call

About Tereza

For over a decade I’ve worked at the intersection between data and leadership. I’ve experienced working in data teams, driving data teams from a non leadership role to building and leading data teams. I’ve worked in companies building data products like XING, Free Now and companies growing data people like neuefische.

I am an impatient learner, always curious, and working on various projects at once. I believe leadership is not just about having a lead title, but empowering people to work at the intersection between team goals and personal goals. Help groups of people achieve things that persons alone cannot. All that while being authentic, having fun and celebrating diversity and individualism.

Being curious, inspiring others and helping others grow can happen at any point in your career. Leadership skills are beneficial in all roles… as a product manager, as senior… you need to think and act as a leader anytime you are interacting with others in your organization.


When I became a senior a lot of people told me I could become a lead, I didn't feel like I knew enough about it to just transition. On the other side I also know people who take on anything believing they can just do it. Sometimes resulting in the people that they are managing feeling unsupported as their manager is going through their own learning journey. I was grateful to have the 2 days leadership course offered at my company but I knew there was so much more that I needed to learn. And I continued educating myself on this afterwards.

The same as we need to continue learning in the field of computer science or data science we need to continue learning in the field of leadership. What we know about people changes, what incentives people also changes. Different people, different situations need different types of leadership. People are unique and the challenges we face as leaders may require unique solutions that you won’t find in books or general leadership courses. What I can support you with is helping you with your unique growth path in leadership. Figuring out which skills you need, growth areas you have and potential blind spots.


I’ve worked for many years in the data field and have gone through various roles and only occasionally I’ve worked with leaders that I admired and wanted to learn from. There is a long way to go till our industry realizes that investing in building leadership skills is even close to as important as let’s say data science skills, or coding skills.

My goal is to increase the number of good leaders out there… as we do spend a lot of time at work and it is important that this time has a positive impact on our lives and on others.

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Our first call

The first call is for free and it is about getting to know each other. It is an introduction call and takes normally an hour. There is no obligation afterwards to continue working together. We would discuss the situation you are in, what motivates you and the goals that you have. We would be figuring out how we can work together, if we can work together.

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