About my work and background
My name is Dijana Novak Kresic and I’m architect, executive coach and design thinker.
I worked many years in the corporate world, and I’m an experienced entrepreneur too. In 2000 I owned a small gallery and later on, I was a CEO and co-owner of corporative interior design and construction company.
I decided to converge all my expertise in one business. In search of finding the right combination, I started organising personal creativity development training and courses, that led me to NLP master and Executive coaching educations, 2yrs expressive art therapy education, stress release practices, as well as creative business development training and visual thinking training expertise.
Because I’m an architect, Design Thinking methodology comes naturally to me – it’s the process very similar to architectural designing – and one that’s completely aligned with the sustainable growth of a business, together with online presence and positioning.
As a trainer, I bring to the table all my hands-on experience, together with my tech-savvy mindset.
I myself took the part in several online business programs, like SOMBA, online business MBA led by Sigrun who is one of leading online business coach for female entrepreneurs, and Brave Business Academy led by Esther de Charon De Saint Germain.
Being an alumnus of international education and coaching programs extended my work internationally.
I believe in life-long learning and my biggest joy is passing forward my experience, knowledge and skills, and seeing how that beautifully transforms other people lives and business.
Certified Project manager for EU funded projects, EU Project Academy, Zagreb
SOMBA online business MBA by Sigrun, 1-year program
Design Thinking certificate, IDEO U
Executive coaching, LQ Zagreb and AoEC London
Scrum Master Certificate, CROZ, Zagreb
Therapeutic Photography education workshop with Judy Weiser, Bologna
Clinical Expressive Arts Therapy, 2 years of education + 2 years of assisting at the next education, teacher dr. Avi Goren Bar PhD, Zagreb
NLP Master Practitioner, Life coach, Emotional intelligence coach, Weight loss coach – Global NLP, Amsterdam
Wingvawe coach, NLP Academy, Zagreb
TRE® certified provider, with David Berceli & Fiona Liebowitz, Bucharest
MA Architecture, Zagreb