During my time as CEO of Foxconn Global Services Division (FGSD) in the
Czech Republic I became acquainted with Cristina when we both worked at a
specific account development project. The cooperation worked so well that we
asked Cristina to work more intensively for my organization in order to develop the Communications and Marketing strategy for FGSD. I must say that working
with her changed not only my professional, but also my private life.
It changed my view on things that one can observe daily in the media and it
definitely added value to my business by leveraging the company resources in order to enable sustainability and growth. I am no longer working as CEO of Foxconn GSD, but I will
certainly rely on Cristina again in the future to support me personally in all aspects of company communication, to train people in my organisation and to support with developing sales and HR team capabilities. As a modern CEO I
recognize that communications and marketing require a professional approach. For that you must rely on real professionals. Professionals like Cristina. As a CEO I found it delightful to
work with Cristina because you can rely on her with all aspects of your communications and marketing both for the company and for you as a leader.
Cristina demonstrated a wide experience leading communications during our common projects. She worked closely with the Avon PR team members to create external PR/media relations plans and tactics as they related to initiative support and company events. She supported the generation of creative ideas and concepts that contributed to the success of our common projects. Cristina also managed and maximized the company’s social media presence by facilitating interviews and providing regularly published content on select media outlets. Above all, it was a pleasure working with her.
Cristina is a long-time essential member of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic. She is one of those people any volunteer organization needs: enthusiastic, energetic and full of the type of leadership community's need to be successful. She served as chair of the marketing committee, and as one of the principal agents who helped drive the transformation of our business community into a more competitive international force. She is always ready to support, and always ready to work hard to make good things happen.
It takes a rare gift, outstanding knowledge of the media world, and the skill of a coach to teach a person to craft a message both interesting to journalists and memorable to the reader. Cristina Muntean does an outstanding job of teaching you to be media-savvy while still being yourself.
During an important development time in my life Cristina had a great impact on my communication style and my emotional intelligence. She helped me during my transition period to reach to the next, higher level in my professional and personal life. Cristina is extremely patient and flexible in serving my needs. She opened my “analytical mind” and broaden my perspective on the importance of seeking to understand myself and the others. Cristina can point to all aspects that need improvement or concentration very sensitively; at the same time she fully respected my personal needs. Emotional intelligence and psychology is a very abstract science for me. However, Cristina managed to change my perspective on the importance of improving my skills in these areas.
Cristina has an extremely warm and natural approach that made me feel very relaxed throughout the whole exercise. She radiates confidence and broad experience. The media training consisted of several segments with practical exercises. I found the methodology superbly adjusted to the tight time frame and I have easily absorbed the essentials from the universe of media exposure. The practical exercises (interviews) were extremely useful. Overall the training helped me to verify my strengths easily and to practically identify areas for improvement. The team led by Christina was superbly prepared so all segments were seamlessly executed. My general impression was exceptionally positive. First of all her training helped me to put my previous media experiences into perspective, as well as to identify improvement areas. And most important - it has improved my level of self confidence for future media "exposure" of any kind. I am now regularly using all "tips and tricks" learned with Cristina.
Because she has been on 'both sides of the microphone’, Cristina is a unique coach for executives needing to face the media with confidence, grace and authentic power. When we were approached by one of Central Europe’s fastest-growing banks to help their senior leaders be more confident and ‘real’ in front of the media and inventors, we contacted Cristina immediately to be on our consulting team. In her workshop using video/feedback, she taught the executives the best way to address potentially embarrassing issues, what to do if they were asked about something they knew nothing about, and how to take on ‘ambush questions’. We highly recommend her to you for your communication and leadership development needs.
Cristina is a professional Public Relations business consultant who brings measurable results to our company growth. The relationship of our team with Cristina is more than just a supplier - customer relationship: it's about trust, support, empathy and more important, an incredible injection of a positive energy from Cristina to our leadership ambitions. At the same time it's about some very tough feedback to our macho's ego. One can steal horses with Cristina! Looking forward to our co-operation in the future. Thanks Cristina!
I would like to recommend Cristina Muntean, a media trainer and advisor of Media Education CEE for further cooperation with your organization. We have been cooperating with Cristina since 2009. Cristina did an excellent job in media relations and was an asset to our organization during her journalistic career and also within her current position. She has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is extremely organized, can work independently, and is able to effectively multi-task to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely and very professional manner. Cristina had an excellent rapport with all our senior managers. She would be an asset to any company and I recommend her for any endeavor she chooses to pursue.
I met Cristina for the first time when she was still a journalist. She was always well prepared and approached her work with humility and great respect for facts. When I needed someone to help me find fresh media themes and improve our managers’ communication skills I didn’t need to look very far. I knew I would turn to a true professional with whom things start moving apparently effortlessly. Cristina can run highly effective brainstorming sessions, grasp the essential and show you the direction for your communication. Work with Cristina brings results AND something more that we sometimes tend to forget about at work: interest, enthusiasm and joy. If you’re looking for someone who can offer you all that and help you have fun in the process you’re at the right place.
I became aware of this type of PR service for the first time only when I met Cristina and I must say it got my attention. One of the reasons is that during the Clinic you have a chance to sit down and discuss topics and issues with your colleagues that might not even cross your mind during your daily work routine. One of the most valuable aspects for me was the mapping of our PR activities and their evaluation from the company’s long-term development perspective. It’s true that the majority of managers judge a company’s effectiveness based on figures and facts and that PR activities that often lack such fact-driven measurability are taken as a necessary evil. Yet, it looks totally different when you start observing things from a long-term perspective and you start thinking where you want to go and with whom you’d like to be compared a few years from now. It is only then when you start generating ideas on how to match your PR policy with your real business plans and to transform what used to be a compulsory corporate vision into a simple and easy-to-understand image of a successful company. The Lean PR Clinic gave me energy and helped me find my way. I am very thankful for this outcome.
I consider Cristina Muntean as one of the best in the field of public relations and brand management in the Czech Republic. We met for the first time in the summer of 2011 when I asked her for strategic and, given the time pressure, crisis solutions for the marketing and PR of a global conference that I was organizing at that time. I was stunned by Cristina’s passion and wave of fresh ideas that she started putting into practice immediately. Her rich experience and network of contacts transformed our further cooperation into a genuine success. Thanks to Cristina, to her mentoring and training I started to develop myself in the field of personal brand management and I learnt how to handle communication with reporters. I also can’t forget her openness and availability whenever we needed her. She is always smiley and full of energy that she passes on to her clients. Working with Cristina isn’t about a relationship supplier-customer: working with her means friendship, trust and mutual understanding. We are working together for a few years already and I do believe we will continue cooperating in the future as well.
Working with Cristina Muntean at Media Education CEE is a great experience. During the prospective phase you discover and pencil into your agenda what is to be expected and then you simply start writing the chapters of your story. It is a smooth process because you have Cristina on your side to constantly bringing to your attention the opportunities as well as the challenges within your communication strategy. As a new starting enterprise on a foreign market Art Imaging have shortly became the reference within our industry as a direct result of a professional and efficient communication. Our "story" was eventually published by Forbes Czech Republic. Media Education CEE was the right choice in promoting Art Imaging and helped projecting a business profile based on our values. We would confidently recommend Cristina Muntean and Media Education CEE.
At a time when I was struggling with my relationships both in the workplace and within my family, Cristina Muntean helped me. Not because she made the problems disappear. She helped me look at my role as well as the roles of others that were involved in the problems through a different perspective. She helped me understand who I am, what drives me and what blocks me, which was exactly what I needed in order to make the changes that I needed to make to solve the problems. Besides being a great coach, I would also recommend Cristina because she is simply a lovable person with a lot of positive energy.
Cristina is a total professional in her field of spoken and written communications while being at the same time a great personality. She taught me how to develop a personal style of communications for various formal and informal settings that is based on my individuality. That’s why my speeches gained in authenticity, diplomacy and dynamics. She helped me to create powerful key messages and build a communication story around them. I could always look forward to our sessions because I knew they would be a great benefit; even when we were working hard, it was always a pleasure spiced by fun and a healthy dose of humor. I can only recommend Cristina’s services.
We met Cristina just as we were setting up our own business in Prague and we asked her to help us with our marketing strategy. During the following two years - before we moved back to Canada - she got us an excellent amount and quality of exposure in the local media, culminating with a very complimentary feature in Forbes Czech Republic. But we ended up getting way more than just a solid marketing and social media strategy. In order to shape our message and our social presence, Cristina helped (and at times pushed) us to understand what is unique about our business and how we can bring value to our customers. We wholeheartedly recommend Cristina for her outstanding professionalism and expertise, but also for her passion and her ability to bring the most out of her clients.
Each discussion with Cristina brings some new input to my communication. She is able to take 2-3 sentences from everything I am saying and transform them into a powerful message that fully expresses my ideas – and she does that regardless of the fact that she works in a foreign language. My speech is becoming more poignant, striking and inspiring thanks to our work together and I know my words will have a higher impact than my initial formulation. Moreover, Cristina can point very competently and sensitively to the aspects that I should further focus in my communication in order to become more visible. It has been several times that she advised me well in how to overcome my fears and reserves mainly in the field of digital and social media communication.
Cristina is a consummate professional, gifted in both written and spoken communication, natural and effective with clients and a joy to work with. We worked in collaboration with her to provide Media Coaching for Board Members from one of the most innovative banks in CEE and her specific coaching helped all those who attended to quickly 'get' what they needed to do to be effective. The net impact was perfectly described by one of the participants, the Deputy CEO '...just a couple of days ago, I was interviewed by the press and, the interviewer asked one of those tricky questions---but I REMEMBERED what we did and I was able to use that question to deliver the message I wanted to deliver- I was really pleased with my performance.'
S Cristinou mě to vždy velmi baví. Nejenom proto, že náš vztah již dávno přesáhl hranici klient - dodavatel. Nejvíce na spolupráci s ní oceňuji profesionální přístup, připravenost a energii, kterou do svých aktivit vkládá. Jako bonus navrch dokáže pro klientky - ženy dodat i něco, co v našich končinách často chybí. Podporu druhým ženám. Jsem proto velice ráda, že jsem před několika lety nezůstala pouze ohromená její skvělou přednáškou, ale kontaktovala ji a tím započala naši do dnešních dní trvající spolupráci.
Cristina doesn’t stop surprising me with the width of her perspective not even after three years of working together. She isn’t forcing me into any stereotype and is able to support me with communications while fully respecting my personality.