Silvia Gallova, MCC

Master Certified Coach, Supervisor & Mentor, Organizational Development Consultant, Learning Facilitator, Speaker


About me

It’s so simple: coaching is my mission, people are my passion 🙂

My journey as a coach started in 2010 and since then I had a privilege to work with hundreds of clients coming from various backgrounds.

I am a founder of Via Institute, a boutique coaching, training and consultancy company dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations on their journey towards wholeness and autonomy.

I am passionate about driving positive change in individuals, organizations and empowering fellow coaches to reach new heights of proficiency.

Let me take you on a journey through the heart of my work and the impact I strive to create in the world.


My Coaching Approach

With a diverse background and a deep commitment to personal growth and development, I’ve cultivated a coaching approach that combines three powerful methodologies: Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness and Compassion, and the Body-Experience Approach.

At the heart of my coaching practice lies a vivid combination of three transformative approaches:

  1. Transactional Analysis: Through Transactional Analysis, I help my clients gain valuable insights into their interactions, behaviours, and communication patterns. By understanding these dynamics, we can address any underlying challenges and foster healthier relationships, both personally and professionally.
  2. Mindfulness and Compassion Approach: Mindfulness and compassion form the bedrock of my coaching philosophy. By encouraging a present-moment awareness and cultivating self-compassion, I support my clients in developing emotional intelligence, resilience, and a positive outlook on life’s challenges.
  3. Body-Experience Approach: I recognize the profound connection between mind and body. In my coaching sessions, we explore the body-experience approach, which emphasizes the significance of somatic awareness in personal growth and transformation. By tapping into the body’s wisdom, we can create sustainable and holistic change.


My Core Values

As a coach, I am guided by a set of core values that shape every aspect of my practice:

  1. Usefulness: My coaching aims to be practical and impactful, providing tangible solutions and strategies that can be implemented in real-life scenarios.
  2. Sustainability: I believe in fostering sustainable growth and development, ensuring that the changes my clients make have a lasting and positive impact.
  3. Unconditional Acceptance: I create a safe and non-judgmental space for my clients, where they can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of criticism.
  4. Authenticity: I am committed to being genuine and transparent in my interactions, fostering an environment of trust and openness.
  5. Reliability: As your coach, you can count on my consistent support and dedication to your growth and success.


An Advocate for Professional Coaching:

I am deeply committed to promoting coaching as a recognized profession. My journey to achieving the Master Certified Coach (MCC) level of certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) showcases my dedication to excellence in the field. Actively engaged in professional coaching organizations, I believe in creating conditions that support coaches’ growth and development, cultivating coaching as a profession, and raising awareness about its importance.


Contributing to the Coaching Community:

I serve as a Council Member in the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Czechia and Slovakia (EMCC), where I take responsibility for quality standards and ethics furthering the advancement of coaching within the region. Additionally, as a member of the Accreditation and Certification Committee of Slovak Association of Coaching (SAKO), I am playing a vital role – together with my colleagues –  in upholding the standards of professional coaching.

My Expertise


Coaching Trainings

One of my core strength lies in providing top-notch training for aspiring and professional coaches alike. With a focus on both long-term professional coaching training and short-term upskilling workshops, me and my team are committed to elevating the coaching profession to new heights.

Our long-term professional coaching training equips individuals with the essential skills and knowledge to embark on a rewarding coaching journey. Through a carefully curated curriculum and interactive learning experiences, we nurture the development of exceptional coaches who can create a positive impact.

For seasoned coaches seeking to enhance their expertise, our upskilling workshops offer valuable insights and advanced techniques. These specialized sessions are designed to elevate coaching proficiency and enrich the coaching practice with cutting-edge methodologies.

For more information, please visit my company website:


Building Coaching and Mentoring Culture

Other area of my expertise include building coaching/mentoring cultures that inspire growth and excellence in organizations. Drawing upon our extensive experience, me and my associates help you design and deliver comprehensive coaching training programs that equip your team with essential coaching skills. Our approach goes beyond training; we assist you in setting up a robust system of supervision for your internal coaches, ensuring continuous improvement and impactful results.

In collaboration with our esteemed team of associates, we offer our extensive expertise in crafting highly effective internal coaching and mentoring programs. Our comprehensive approach ensures the sustainability and utility of these programs, benefiting both the organization and its valued employees.

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Supervision and Mentoring for Professionals

With years of experience as a coaching supervisor and mentor, I find a deep meaning in guiding coaches on their journey to excellence. Through personalized support and insights, I help coaches refine their skills, expand their horizons, and make a lasting impact in their coaching practice.

Deivered either as one-on-one sessions or group engagements, I provide a nurturing space for coaches to explore their challenges, discover fresh perspectives, and grow both personally and professionally.

I believe embracing reflective practice is transformative for coaches. I am dedicated to helping coaches adopt this powerful tool as their new standard, fostering deeper self-awareness and enhancing the impact they create with their clients.

I offer supervision for both individual professionals as well as professional organizations (organizational supervision).


Self-Development for Individuals

Guided by the belief that every individual does their best with the resources they have in any given moment, I approach my coaching practice with a deep sense of authenticity, compassion, and dedication.

At the heart of my coaching philosophy are essential values that I hold dear. I believe in usefulness, sustainability, unconditional acceptance, authenticity, and reliability. These values form the foundation of a safe and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions.

I engage with my clients on a diverse range of topics, focusing on areas such as burn-out syndrome, stress and energy management, personal vision building, enhancing self-awareness, navigating transitions in business or life roles, fostering self-compassion, addressing bullying, conflict management, building psychological safety in teams, and cultivating understanding of ourselves and others.

My Education

My Philosophy

Early in my life, my mother instilled in me two powerful messages: that people do the best they can in any given moment and that there are underlying reasons behind their behaviors. These messages sparked my interest in psychodynamic work, leading me to believe that understanding our unconscious patterns brings clarity to our decisions, while letting go of unhelpful patterns fosters autonomy in our lives.


My approach is deeply rooted in the theory of Transactional Analysis, with its fundamental philosophy:

  1. “I am OK – You are OK”: I view every human being as fundamentally “being OK” and approach my clients from this positive standpoint. Embracing the belief that we are all inherently capable and valuable lays the foundation for empowering coaching journeys.
  2. Unleashing Potential: I firmly believe that each of my clients possesses a unique capacity to think and a vast reservoir of untapped potential. My role as a coach is to facilitate their connection with these inherent abilities and not hinder their path to realizing them fully.
  3. Rewriting the Script: Throughout our lives, each of us unconsciously creates a script that shapes our perceptions and choices. I believe that as adults, we have the power to redesign this script, liberating ourselves to lead more conscious, autonomous, and fulfilling lives. This transformation empowers us to engage fully in our relationships and savor the freedom to make meaningful choices.


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