Emrah Ikiok

Emrah Ikiok

Location: London, United Kingdom


Emrah Ikiok is an executive coach who enjoys partnering with achievement-oriented and results-driven individuals who are focused on enhancing their current performance and taking their career to a higher level. An important part of Emrah’s approach is that she helps her clients identify and break out of inefficient thought patterns, which enables their innate capabilities to shine and fosters out-of-the-box thinking.

Before becoming an Executive Coach, Emrah enjoyed 25 years of diverse professional experience in large companies, followed by a key role in a successful start-up. Emrah’s career has included industrial engineering, innovation, product development, merchandising, and sales experiences in large corporations, including General Motors and Whirlpool, as well as independent start-ups.

With an extensive background in engineering and business, Emrah is data-driven and curious. She deploys a logical, thought-provoking, and creative process to assist her clients to trigger their best thinking. Complementary to her approach, she adopts Whole Brain Thinking practices, identifying clients’ left- or right-brain thinking preferences and supporting them through expanding their thinking styles which is especially effective in cultivating creativity and innovation in organizations.

Emrah has diverse international experience in different cultures, countries, and corporate environments. She cherishes her Turkish-Canadian identity, enriched by her years of educational, professional, and personal life experiences in the United States and the United Kingdom. This background gives her insights into expatriate life, transitions, and the importance of welcoming change and adapting to it.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products


  • English
  • Turkish


  • Michigan State University - MBA, Supply Chain Management
  • University of Windsor - BS, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering


  • Hogan
  • 360 Interview
  • MBTI
  • EQI
  • NBI

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