JUDr. Jiří Rajchl, Ph.D. Chairman of Board of Directors, Institut Kontroly, o.p.s.
Mike is a unique person, extremely smart and experienced, he alwayes keeps a high standard. His advice was very helpful to me. Hiring him is a good investment. And it is also fun.
Lenka Cabelova PR and Citizenship Lead, Microsoft
I have been a client of Mike Soal since June 2011. I appreciate Mike's clear focus, structured approach, and strong methodology on one side, as well as ability to look at issues from human perspective and with excellent psychological insight on the other side. I find this combination really powerful because it prevents us from only superficially talking about various development areas, it ensures we move forward, go back to issues that require repeated attention, while taking into consideration "soft" aspects of situations we deal with and reactions and needs of people who are involved or impacted. Mike's approach is not pure coaching. He uses various methods and, when relevant, he provides specific suggestions regarding what I might or should rather not do or suggest what implications certain approach or behaviour might have so I can consider myself. I find this really helpful as it makes it possible for me to share his wide experience in managing business and people and it accelarates the process of learning. Mike is also results oriented, which creates welcomed pressure to really practice and implement what we agree on and think about impacts of changes in behaviour and attitude.
Jana Burajova Country Manager, Nestle Purina
Mike is a very inspiring person. He has a clear focus and approach to business. His experiences, advice and guidance helped me to be more effective in leadership and to better set up our organization structure for further growth.
Zuzana Kress Managing Partner – McCoy & Partner s.r.o.
We have been cooperating with Mike Soal and his company Executive Solutions and we could only recommend him. Mike is an excellent coach, mentor and person. To be honest, at first, when I was thinking about hiring a coach or consultant to help us to get through the turbulent times caused by the Economic crisis and changes in our industry, I was quite skeptical. How could someone from the outside understand our business and also who could be the person, who could coach me as a CEO? Mike was only one I choose, he is experienced in business, teaching and coaching as well, He could listen and understand the problems that we had within our company very easily. Mike has helped us to create in the agency; a better and more motivational atmosphere, a reorganized agency structure allowing us to be more competitive, and the involvement of every single person in the agency, making them more responsible. Moreover he is helping me as a leader to grow and I really feel that here is someone who can help me in the lonely position of CEO of a growing agency. What I really would like to highlight is his precise diagnosis and the fact that everything is tailor made for us. I believe that the money, time and energy that it costs us will continue to more than pay off, and we are looking forward to our further cooperation.
Eva Fryjaufova Manager
Mike is very experienced. His approach was very beneficial in helping me to cope with various situations– e.g. different managing techniques and handling negotiations. His sessions are tailored, result oriented, without useless theory but full of examples and strong points. Mike is also a great personality with deep psychological insight. I can only recommend him as an advisor or mentor.
Michelle Pillon Managing Director of Tiffin University Prague
Mike has been my coach for over 3 years during which time I moved from being a senior level employee to an employer. His coaching helped me navigate the turbulence of a start-up company and the challenges of being an owner. He was there every step of the way. Mike helped me deconstruct and restructure long-held and limiting viewpoints and beliefs so that my professional abilities expanded, leading to me starting my “dream” business. Through Mike’s honest and direct feedback, I saw how my own experiences and skills might have gotten me to a senior position in my firm but that they were not enough to keep me there. Change was necessary to continue to be successful.
Fatih Tunay MBA Sales Manager, UNYP
Mr. Soal has very strong executive coaching techniques which I found very easy to understand and easy to use in business. It was extremely beneficial in helping me to adapt to my new management position. His friendly approach, use of tone and huge experience in business are his very strong points. Based on these he can easily point out problems in the work place, which most of us as managers have difficulties to see sometimes. It is then possible to find solutions to these problems without any time loss. He has always taken his work and helping me and others, who have asked his advice, very seriously. I sincerely believe that his success in life and business can help others who take his advice seriously.