Işıl Uysal Calvelli

Hi, my name is Işıl!

I help international professionals come to power positions so they can change the organisations they are in in their unique ways.

They can come to power positions through making themselves at home in their new country, workplace, position or situation and empowering themselves with gaining clarity, setting and achieving goals and mastering their leadership and communication skills.

I believe the best way I serve my clients is through coaching and I take it very seriously. I hold an ACC credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and I am committed to the professional and ethical standards of ICF.  

A bit about me...

I studied management and graduated from a top university and had a international career of 10+ years in project and product management. I moved to Munich as an expat in 2012 and has been living here ever since.

I have been coaching professionally since 2016. As a result of our sessions, my coachees took on completely new careers, got their dream jobs, moved to their dream countries, tackled difficult life situations like divorce and sickness and changed habits by finding and resolving underlying issues.

Apart from coaching and writing in the blog of Younich, I am also the co-founder of BeCoach Academy which provides professional coaching training in English in Munich. I also write about the city I love, Munich, in my blog Move to Munich.

There are a lot of coaches out there. What makes you different as a coach?

It is a good question and I love good questions. This is actually something which I think makes me different too. My coachees and people I work with often tell me that I do ask very good questions. Partly due to my coach training and experience but mostly due to my unique talent of noticing areas of importance and digging deeper.

Let me come back to your question and answer you with data. Yes, there are many coaches out there but not that many who have trustable credentials. I am one of the 117 coaches in Germany who holds a credential from ICF and does coaching in English, I am the only ICF credentialed coach, who coaches in Turkish. (Find the list of all the coaches here). 

This is what I think that makes me different:

  • 1
    I do create space for new awareness to arise. 
  • 2
    I am creative and I run extremely fruitful brainstorming sessions in my coaching and training.
  • 3
    Due to my past work experience as a customer experience expert I notice patterns that stick out really quickly and provide feedback  that helps the client shift his/ her perspective. 
  • 4
    I challenge my coachee to wear the hats of other parties s/he works with such as coworkers, peers, subordinates, managers. In our sessions we make sure the coachee comes across authentically as s/he wishes to and still serve to others.
  • 5
    I create a secure space for the coachee to open up. They can tell me anything, there are no judgements. They have the right to feel whatever you feel. But if they'd like to change that, I am with them.
  • 6
    I come from a business background: Marketing, product management, project management, customer experience and digitalisation have been my areas of experience. I feel at home in these topics and establish a quick rapport with my coachee working in these fields.
  • 7
    I coach in English, in Turkish and in German and my experience as an expat makes it easier for me to create trust and intimacy with my client as early as possible. 

This is what my coachees say about what makes me different:

Isil always asked me the correct questions through which my awareness was facilitated and most importantly in a very gentle way. With her gentle approach, she provided me the secure environment where I travelled within myself. During this, I always felt secure and taken care of without any offense.

Ashal Y.

Project Manager

Isil as a coach listens carefully and is always focused which makes it easier for who’s talking to share. She always brings the discussion on track and doesn’t let the point of the session get lost. She challenges the discussion when things being said seems to be contradictory to previous affirmations – this helped me a lot to think over again and understand the reason of the contradiction and it might help in answering some questions. 

Marco P.

Product Manager

Isil’s coaching style is effective and powerful. I felt confident and fully understood. She left me the space to present myself and my believes.

Annie Lebrun


And they also say...


Isil’s coaching style is engaging which lets me to self discover, as if having an honest conversation with myself.

Dr. Tarik Bozoglu


Isil is a good listener. The way she summarizes, filters and reflects my own words, made them sound even better. She is empowering, motivating and energising.

Firat Vural


Isil’s way of coaching is Inspiring, courageous and passionate. 



Would I be of service to you?

Let me guess...

Your company has employees coming from various countries. You value your employee's personal development and leadership development. You have expats, who would need a nudge in their first weeks at work as it takes time and effort to get used to a new country, let alone a new work culture. You have first time managers  with international backgrounds who you'd like to support in their first 100 days so they can become powerful leaders in your company, drive motivation, innovation and/or revenues.

If so, one of these 3 Coaching Packages can serve you the best

Select the Coaching Package to support your employees

expat coaching

Support your expat employees to feel at home as quickly as possible so they can start using their talents, create a positive energy in their teams, start leading and creating ideas.

lead in

Support your employees in their first  weeks of leadership so they can create their own leadership style, master the decision making process, communicate effectively with peers, subordinates, superiors, tackle day to day challenges,  set goals for themselves and the team and achieve them

change COACHING  

Support employees in the changes they go through such as outplacement, new manager or possible merger so they can make sense of their surroundings, stay resilient, create strategies to make use of the change and bounce back.

Other services I offer:


Manage conflicts and changes with the support of team coaching. During the sessions we will be setting team and individual goals, gain awareness of the shared values and the conflicts, we will align of all parties through mediation, bring the conflicts to creative new solutions and follow up with accountability.


Let the new ideas flourish through  creative brainstorming sessions with thought provoking questions, games and mediation.

What previous coaching clients say about our sessions:

I rebuilt my professional and personal pillars...

The moment I started my coaching sessions, there was a thorough change happening in both my personal and professional life. I was having extreme discomfort and was not able to understand what was the cause of this and how I could come over it. During the sessions, I realized and accepted first of all my negative feelings and discomfort. Then questioning my feelings and their root causes, I came across to the reality that it was my work that caused so much anxiety at me. It was challenging and tiring sometimes, because the truth is not always pleasant but you have to learn, to accept and to move forward. With Isil's facilitation, I was able to rebuild my professional and personal pillars. I am grateful to have these sessions with her and look forward to implementing what I learned from this process throughout all my life.

ASHAL Y.  //  Department Director

What blew me away was the clarity I gained...

I was living some anxiety moments and having doubts about starting my company. 

Isil and I engaged into deep conversations and I felt comfortable to open myself to her. She had good questions and was able to discern my difficulties. She guide me in pragmatic ways, how I could observe life's moments from a different angle. Very effective!  Right after, I felt empowered and lighter. The coaching gave me tools and reflexions that I could use on a daily basis. What blew me away, was the clarity that I gained. I now know how to deal with emotional flows when they come. Instead of re-acting I can be proactive. That takes a lot of weight of my shoulder. Isil’s coaching style is effective and powerful. I felt confident and fully understood. She left me the space to present myself and my believes.

ANNIE LEBRUN  //  Entrepreneur

I could see better the value I can add to a company...

Before I started working with Isil I was preparing to apply for a position. I had the feeling I needed support to prepare for that. During our work together I received guidance and input that allowed me to rethink how I ‘brand’ myself, plus hands-on help on my application materials.  In result of our coaching sessions, I realized that I can position my assets to the market. I could see better the value I can add to a company. I like Isil’s non-instructive approach and the space she provides for the coachee to think and reflect. I felt comfortable and had the feeling that I do not need to be perfect, but show my assets.

S.B.  //  Consultant