Senior Client Partner, CEO Impact Accelerator

Monika Szamko has deep expertise in C-Suite alignment and driving organizational transformation and culture change. She works in the firm’s CEO/C-Suite Impact Accelerator offering and is based in San Francisco.

Szamko seamlessly navigates diverse areas, focusing on strategy, leadership, and culture, always building data-driven solutions for the unique characteristics of each organization.

For the past twenty years she has advised and supported Fortune 500 CEOs and Business Leaders with scaling organizations and anticipating, prioritizing, and solving execution challenges while elevating their own leadership.  

Monika Szamko has extensive experience coaching and advising leaders across industries including financial services, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, retail, and government sectors.

Prior to Korn Ferry, she co-founded and ran a CEO advisory business, led the Change and Transformation practice of a leadership consulting firm, and led organizational strategy projects at a Big Three strategy consulting firm. 

Szamko led large scale culture change, organizational transformation, performance management and stakeholder alignment efforts in complex, multi-cultural settings.

Monika Szamko holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BSBA from Northeastern University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).

Fluent in Hungarian and English, she is a  frequent guest lecturer on culture change and change readiness at the MIT Executive MBA Program and a speaker at other forums. She has published on the topics of organizational effectiveness and leadership.