Dilek Gümüşlü holds a Bsc degree in Economics from Middle East Technical University. She began her career in Garanti Bank as Management Trainee and worked on Balanced Scorecard Project for three years time. After then she joined Andersen Business Consulting, where she had assignments on Strategy, Customer Relationship Mangement (CRM) and Organizational Reengineering Projects in various industries. Then, she was Corporate Sales Manager in AvivaSa, one of the leading pension fund and life insurance companies in Turkey. She also took a leading role in implementing CRM & bancassurance projects for the company.
In 2009, she moved to Dubai where she worked as a Consultant and Business Development Manager of a Consulting Company. She also worked as an independent agent for Ace Life Insurance company for almost two years.
Moving back to Turkiye in 2012, she shifted her career path and accumulated extensive experience in Executive Search, Talent Assessment & Leadership Development projects in her role as a consultant in global Executive Search firms such as Odgers Berndtson and Transearch. She held assignments mainly in Financial Services, Retail, FMCG, Automotive, Telecommunications, Industrial Goods industries from mid-management to senior C-level executives. She has expertise in designing & implementing assessment projects including management simulations, 360 degree feedback and psychometric inventories for selection, succession planning and development plans.
Since 2019, she is Co-Founder of TalentFocus, delivering leadership assessment, development and coaching solutions that promote talents for better results while providing insightful talent assessments with the best suited psychological inventories, & methodologies. She also focus on developing and promoting talents with coaching- mentoring program, awareness & team building workshops. Besides she takes role voluntarily as Coordinator of Student Mentoring Program in METU Graduates and Professional Women Network (PWN) Mentoring Program.
She has completed many training program such as; Professional Coaching from Adler Central Europe, EQ in Leadership from Genos International, EQA Mentoring Program, Science of Well-being from Yale University. She holds 16PF Inventory certification & DISC Inventory certification.