Tanya Faude-Koivisto

Executive Coach/New York
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Neuroscience/Psychology- Based Leadership Coaching/ Organizational Development/ Transition Coaching/ Cross-Cultural Coaching/ Team Coaching/ Coaching Family-Owned Business and Leadership Teams

Tanya Faude-Koivisto, Ph.D., is an international executive coach and organization development consultant with over 20 years of experience with corporations and individuals across the globe. Tanya supports leaders and executive teams to realize their fullest potential through deeper self-awareness and practical focus on action and results. She tailors her hands- on, comprehensive approach to each individual and organization through systems thinking, psychology, neuroscience, and intercultural dynamics.


Tanya’s clients include corporate, entrepreneurial and non-profit entities within a variety of industries, such as retail, finance, design, automobile manufacturing, electronics, energy, telecommunications, higher education, and healthcare. Tanya’s international experience and perspective comes from having lived in Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, the US East and West Coasts, and having worked in a global setting for 20 years. She holds a dual US-German citizenship and speaks German, English, French and Spanish.

Tanya holds a doctoral degree in Social Psychology (University of Konstanz, Germany and New York University), a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (University of Munich, Germany and Harvard University) and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (University of Munich, Germany). She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation and is a graduate of the following post-graduate training programs at the Gestalt OSD Center: International Gestalt Coaching Program, Organization Systems Development Program, and Working with Groups. Tanya is certified in the Hogan Assessments, Intercultural Development Inventory®, Neethling Brain Instrument (NBI™), and Zurich Resource Model. Tanya is a faculty member at Columbia University’s Executive Coaching Program, the Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development in Cleveland, and the Institute for Self-Management and Motivation in Zurich, Switzerland. She is also an experienced therapist.


  • Finance and Banking
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Higher Education
  • Professional Services
  • Technology

Education & Affiliations

  • Columbia Coach Certification Program, Columbia University
  • PhD, University Konstanz;
  • New York University
  • MA, University of Munich, Germany; Harvard University
  • BA, University of Munich, Germany
  • Columbia University Executive Coaching Program – Faculty Member
  • Gestalt Center for Organization and Systems Development –
  • Faculty Member
  • Institute for Self- Management and Motivation, Zurich – Faculty Member