Mihai Popa-Radu


  • Associate Partner at Key 2 Success

Prior Experience:

  • 2014 – present: Founder, Mindfulness Institute, Bucharest
  • 2009 – present: Founder & programs director, Seeds for Happiness human development centre, Bucharest
  • 2005 – present: Managing Partner, Seeds for Success – executive coaching & leadership development
  • 2003 – 2004: sabbatical lived in London, raising with my son and training in Life & Executive Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • 2000 – 2003: Strategy & Research Director, Grafitti BBDO advertising agency
  • 1995 – 2000: Media & Research Director, Leo Burnett & Target advertising agency


  • 15 years eperience offering executive coaching & leadership development programs in multinational companies from a wide range of industries
  • Selected twice Romanian Coach of the Year
  • International experience working with  individuals and multicultural teams
  • Proven track record of supporting individuals and teams through processes of organizational change, transition to collaborative management approaches, adapting to VUCA environments
  • Development and delivery of experiential training programs on various topics including coaching skills for managers, stress management, emotional intelligence, focus & attention enhancement, non-violent communication, personal branding, mindfulness in the workplace
  • Executive MBA & various specialized education in bevioural economics, psychology, negotiation, emotional intelligence and body-based therapies
  • A keen interest for understanding (through direct observation and research) the human mind, motivation mechanisms
  • Facilitated the publishing in Romanian language of various books on leadership (Reinventing Organizations by F Laloux), coaching (The Tao of Coaching by M Landsberg), mindfulness (Mindfulness at Work by D Gelles and various titles by J Kabat- Zinn, Sam Harris, S Suzuki, Alan Watts)


  • Self-discovery, supporting people through life’s transitions, meditation, stimulating conversations, scuba-diving, coffee & wine
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