MARTINA MERSLAVIC

martina@owntheroom.com

As a public speaking coach, Martina believes everybody has the ability as well as responsibility to raise the standards of communication efficiency.  She views coaching as an opportunity to help clients spread the virus of their ideas, visions and endeavors, and thus become better leaders.

Martina has more than 20 years of communication consulting experience: she started at a leading Slovenian communications agency and worked for Siemens regionally as the head of corporate communications for Slovenia and Adriatic region, before founding her own communication consultancy. The campaigns she managed have won local and international awards. Martina has a wide range of interests: promotion of fair business and environmental awareness are just two of them, having materialized in partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations, including United Nations Global Compact.

Martina finds it hard to sit still: she finished high school as an exchange student in Knoxville, Tennessee, toured Europe by rail, studied Italian in Siena, Italy, and uses every spare moment to travel with her family to places near and far. She loves skiing in the winter and sea in the summer, cooking for her family in the evenings and enjoying a good book just before going to bed. She speaks English, Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian.

"The motivation, the creative tension and the knowledge that you have distributed to us in such a short training was great."

Dean Udatny, Sales Team Leader, VeCernji
 

"Martina is people sensitive, not pushing, knows how to engage people."

Goranka Glad, Director of Medical Affairs, Merck
 

"The entire training was by far the best I have ever been to. Excellent delivery and clear instruction that can be used in every day situations"

Agata Jakoncic, Managing Director Balkans, Merck