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About Costin


Costin has more than 15 years’ experience in consulting and organizational training. He has a PhD in Economics and Postdoctorate degree on Business & Strategic Analysis. He is a Prosci Change Management Practitioner and Certified Professional TriMetrix Analyst.

He is also an assistant professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies teaching strategy and financial analysis to students from bachelor and master program. He was a guest researcher and lecturer at Vienna University of Economics and Business, University of Alicante Spain and University Dauphine in Paris. He is currently studying psychology for more insights and correlation with his current knowledge.


He has worked with international organizations for global programs in areas such as productivity, communications, cross-cultural collaboration, data driven decision making, productivity or conflict management. His facilitation and training style is based on interaction, role-play, case studies and creating that learning experience for participants for them to filter as much as possible for their role through next action plan steps. His coaching style is focused on active listening and creating that space to find the way, passion, and solutions. 


His motto is “True journey is always within”.


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Facilitates workshops in the following topics:

  • Productivity & Time Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Feedback Skills
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Finance for non-finance
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Business Strategy & Financial Analysis
  • Motivation & Assertiveness
  • Adapting to New Generations

Helps you develop and design programs for team collaboration, team development and personal efficiency.

His learning design method is understanding the needs and connecting with potential stakeholders (managers & participants) before the actual delivery step. He works together with a team of trainers to bring the best experience for the learners. 

He wrote books on productivity, performance and financial analysis. Also, he has written more than 30 scientific articles, blog posts and guest posts in Thrive & Revista Cariere. He is the host of the podcast “Ingredients for Learning” and “10 minutes for productivity”. Costin's view is that learning should be an ongoing process on multiple dimensions. 

Current Learning Projects Developed by Costin

Below you can find some of the projects initiated by Costin in the area of learning, productivity, motivation, and finance.


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Books by Costin 

Costin writes on Business Performance, Strategy and Productivity. The latest work includes the translation and adaptation to Romanian of Hermann Simon's 'Confessions of the Pricing Man'. 


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Meet Costin in the Following Qualians Open Courses

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"Costin is a very smart professional and academic, whom I can recommend."
Hermann Simon
Founder & Honorary Chairman Simon-Kucher

"Am parcurs cursul de Design Thinking impreuna cu echipa mea, si pe parcursul intregii calatorii de invatare, Costin a fost alaturi de noi la fiecare pas, punand in practica experienta academica si cea de business, pentru o experienta completa si de impact - de la identificare nevoi, formulare obiective, facilitare, follow up! Felicitari, Costin, si multumesc in numele intregului grup!"

Monica Zdrancota
HR Director Premiere Restaurants

"I had the pleasure to meet Costin during a training "train the Trainer" and I have to say that he still sticks in my mind as a very talented person. He is very good at keeping people's interest high throughout the course and makes it easy for everybody to play the role during the exercises. He is very calm and focused, showing enthusiasm and real pleasure for what he does. The feeling I still have after the training with Costin is "wow, what a nice and useful training this was, I would like more sessions with Costin!"

Monica Popescu
Sales Manager, VELUX

"Costin has a phenomenal ability to deliver engaging training sessions.
Recently, I got a chance to visit one of his workshops on communication. And Costin has managed to keep an extraordinary balance between coaching and entertainment. His professional demeanour and open mind created a comfortable, interactive environment. Hence I certainly recommend Costin if you're looking for an expert trainer."

Jegors Kikalis
Partner Marketing Cinemo

"During our collaboration with Costin we had the opportunity discover a very dedicated person and a passionate trainer. We highly appreciated his know-how, his energy and the power of motivation and inspiration he has. By being very attentive to our development needs and learning styles, he has delivered us a very productive training while combing powerful concepts with relevant practice sessions. I recommend Costin to every company who is looking for skillful Consultant and Trainer with a very good communication and customer orientation, open-minded and passionate about his work." 

Georgiana Ionita
Commercial Training Manager, Coca-Cola HBC

"The training “finance for non-finance” met my expectations, answered all the questions I had. I liked that the theory was link to real life examples that help to better understand and remember the information. Even not all the participants had the same level of knowledge Costin, as trainer, adapted very well and answered to all questions.
I highly recommend it but I advice that the participants have a minimum finance knowledge so they fully benefit of the training enriched content."

Irina Poiana
Head of Products, Domain Owner Checkouts Solutions at Romania

"Fake smile&sweet choice of words can make you remember somebody for a short term.

Yet you remember much longer and much deeper those that have positively influenced you somehow. People from which you were able to learn something. And exactly this type of person is Costin. You remember his messages, his lectures because they represent pure knowledge and experience. More over - passion for what he does.
I was lucky that my company selected a training program that Costin held and honored to be in presence of such a gentlemen and the international professional I aspire to be." 

Mladen Stojanovic
Product Manager SEE, Etex

" I had the opportunity to work with Costin on a special project within Deloitte Digital.

During the entire project, Costin managed to create a relaxed and warmly atmosphere, while keeping everybody focused on the subject presented. He is always fresh and authentic, open to answer all questions, carefully addressing each need of his audience. His previous experience in the business environment has been a cascade of relevant examples, offering most of the times top-notch advice. Easy to communicate, open and flexible, Costin is one of the Trainers you would like to work with."

Ana Maria Marin
Talent Engagement Manager, Deloitte Digital

"Costin is a wonderfully engaging presenter, very easy to listen to and the course was just the right mix of theory and practical demonstration. He has great presentation style with lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples. All made for a really enjoyable and informative course that gave me the opportunity to improve aspects that may seem like common sense but are often overlooked." 

Ioana Vamesu
Recruitment Lead, Deloitte Digital