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Asli Tas Kayabas, Senior Psychologist, Trainer, Awards Consultant
Kuzey Academy, Istanbul, Turkey

Asli studied psychology at Bogazici University and has a Master’s Degree in clinical psychology. She studied Marriage, Relationships and Couples Therapy in the United States. Besides her psychology expertise, she has held leadership positions during her almost 20 year HR and training management career. ATD, Brandon Hall, The Stevies, and The Learning Awards have recognized her for her contributions in the fields of training and HR. She was honored as Learning and Training Professional of the Year in the first Stevie Awards for Great Employers Program in 2016, and was also named Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2016 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She is regularly invited to speak at keynote sessions all over the world.

In 2012, Asli founded her own company, Kuzey Development Academy, which provides services in corporate soft-skills training, leadership development programs, and in awards consultancy. She is the first awards consultant specializing in HR expertise in Turkey. Asli mixes her knowhow in psychology and HR and she is unique in her field as an award consultant.

Asli Tas Kayabas is also a published poet with a book, “When You Are Gone.” Her second book, in the psychology field, is about to be published. She continues to provide individual and couples therapy. She is a mother with two children.