About us

We help companies and individuals grow.

We connect the worlds of psychology, mathematics and business, and bring innovative approaches and methods in the field of personal, team and organizational development.

Who we are

QED GROUP has been setting the course for the effective development of individuals, teams and organizations since 1996. One of the company's strengths is its evidence-based approach and its own psychological research.

Our original methods and procedures such as Sociomapping or the 4Elements test are in demand not only in our country but also worldwide. We were one of the first to start engaging with individual and team coaching.

We are the recipients of a number of prestigious awards and honours. The company was founded and is led by doc. MUDr. PhDr. Mgr. Radvan Bahbouh, PhD., a psychologist, coach and mathematician, formerly also the head of the psychology department at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

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Company history

The first step towards the establishment of the company was the creation of the Sociomapping method, which has been systematically used in the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic and in space research since 1994 (it is still used in both areas). In 1996, the company Digit development s.r.o. was established, later transformed into QED & QUOD s.r.o., which became the joint stock company QED GROUP. Since the beginning of its establishment, in addition to team diagnostics and interventions, the main focus of the company has been people development, including diagnostics and coaching. QED GROUP has developed a number of diagnostic tools, of which, in addition to Sociomapping, the 4Elements Inventory is the most well-known. QED GROUP is involved in the preparation of crews for the flight to Mars in the Mars 105 and Mars 500 experiments, as well as in the Sirius 2017-2025 series of experiments. Since 2018, it has been cooperating with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to promote the use of mindfulness by individuals and companies. Since 2019, QED GROUP has also been involved in the international H-WORK grant, which aims to offer (and measure) interventions to companies for the benefit of mental health.

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Meet the team

Radvan Bahbouh

Radvan Bahbouh
Founder and Managing Director
Radvan Bahbouh

Radvan Bahbouh

Founder and Managing Director

Psychologist, coach, psychotherapist

Radvan is the founder of QED, the author of a number of psychological methods such as Sociomapping or 4Elements. He is involved in individual and team coaching, coaching training and supervision. He works with leaders and senior management teams.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops
  • In charge of coaching trainings
  • Design of transformation projects (mergers, change of company culture, significant events in the life cycle of a company)
  • Research and development of psychological methods
  • Work with teams (Sociomapping, conflict mediation, team coaching, facilitation of team cooperation)
  • Work with individuals (personal development through mentoring, coaching, development interviews, psychological consultations and crisis interventions)

Education

  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – habilitation (doc.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • 3rd Faculty of Medicine of Charles university, Prague – General medicine (MUDr.)
  • Faculty of Education, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice – Art Therapy (BcA.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (PhDr.)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Prague – Mathematic statistics and probability theory (Mgr.)

Further professional education

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Supervisory training in coaching
  • Training in coaching – The Inner Game (T. Gallwey)
  • Coach – supervisor (ČAKO level 3 accreditation)
  • Somatic psychotherapy – biosynthesis, basic and supervision training
  • Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor Psychotherapy
  • Training in Ericksonian hypnotherapy, Gestalt therapy, imaginative methods and communication methods

Klára Vyšatová

Klára Vyšatová
Partner
Klára Vyšatová

Klára Vyšatová

Partner

Psychologist, senior consultant, lecturer, coach

At QED, Klára takes care of clients, leads trainings and workshops, accompanies participants in coaching training. She works not only with teams but also with individuals, either in the form of coaching or psychological consultations. She takes care of the management and development of the company.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops
  • Project management and client care
  • Training in coaching, leading Balint groups
  • Work with individuals (personal development through mentoring, coaching, development interviews, psychological consultations)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology, major in Clinical psychology (Mgr.)
  • Rijksuniversity Gröningen, The Netherlands – Psychology

Further professional education

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre) – Part 1
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • The body as a way to get healthy (M. Sedláček, B. Bechyňová)
  • Self-expression using creative means (K. Ženatá)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Psychologist in healthcare (V. Kebza)
  • Process-oriented psychology (I. Verný)

Rudolf Kubik

Rudolf Kubik
Partner
Rudolf Kubik

Rudolf Kubik

Partner

Senior consultant, facilitator, coach

Rudolf is responsible for the development of our products and establishing new strategic partnerships in the Czech Republic and abroad. He designs and implements comprehensive development programmes for teams and organisations. He works with leaders and senior management teams.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops
  • Consulting and coaching for management
  • Teamwork and communication workshops
  • Team facilitation
  • Assessment and Development centres for management
  • Leadership development programmes

Education

  • University of Economics and Business, Prague – Finance (Ph.D.)
  • University of Economics and Business, Prague – Finance (Ing.)

Further professional education

  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Process-oriented psychology (I. Verný)

Eva Höschlová

Eva Höschlová
Partner
Eva Höschlová

Eva Höschlová

Partner

Senior consultant

At QED, Eva specialises in psychodiagnostics, psychometrics and methodology. She participates in the development of new methods and translations of high-quality foreign tests into Czech, conducts certification trainings (e.g. 4Elements, LJI, SWIFT, WAVE). She also participates in the development and research of the Sociomapping method. She creates tailor-made projects for clients in the field of leadership, talent management and change management, including verification of their effectiveness; she also provides consultancy in the field of psychodiagnostics and economic psychology.

Portfolio

  • Inspirational lectures and workshops
  • Consulting and coaching for management
  • Leadership a talent programmes, company culture changes, Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with individuals (personal development through mentoring, coaching, development interviews, work with psychological diagnostics and individual feedback on its results)
  • Work with teams (Sociomapping, conflict mediation, team coaching, facilitation of team cooperation)
  • Customised expert projects
  • Certification training in the 4Elements, LJI, SWIFT, WAVE a Sociomapping methods

Education

  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (Mgr., PhDr.)

Further professional education

  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Working with Teams (R. Bahbouh, I. Verný)
  • Certification training in Hogan Assessment diagnostics (Assessment Systems, s.r.o.)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Multivariate statistical methods, IRT analysis, introduction to Bayesian methods (P. Soukup)
  • Advanced methods of statistical data processing (SPSS, ACREA)

Veronika Slezáková

Veronika Slezáková
Manager
Veronika Slezáková

Veronika Slezáková

Manager

Consultant, coach

Veronika takes care of the team of internal consultants at QED, participates in their development and takes care of the management and operations of the company. But you can also find her with our clients, with whom she designs development projects or helps them to discover their potential and energy sources through coaching.

Portfolio

  • Project management and client care
  • Training in coaching, leading Balint groups
  • Focus groups
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, development interviews, career counselling and crisis interventions)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, MfCH 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, Prague – Management and Supervision (Mgr.) Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Andragogy and HR Management (Bc.)

Further professional education

Crisis intervention course with accreditation of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Remedium Prague) Fundamentals of crisis intervention (B. Ernest) 8-week Mindfulness programme (L. Koucký) Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh) Creative techniques in supervision with a focus on art therapy (J. Merhautová) Training in Rogers psychotherapy (V. Junková, A. Machander) Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International) Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)

František Birnbaum

František Birnbaum
Senior consultant
František Birnbaum

František Birnbaum

Senior consultant

Consultant, coach, lecturer

At QED, František coaches, facilitates workshops, runs trainings, Development and Assessment centres, guides participants through the fire and leads MBCT mindfulness courses. He works with teams and individuals and has been developing people for almost 15 years. He has corporate and start-up experience.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops.
  • Firewalking and empowerment workshops
  • Design of management development programmes
  • Leading Mindfulness courses (MBCT-L)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching and crisis intervention)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, MfCH 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychological minimum
  • First Czech Private School - Retail

Further professional education

  • Certified training in Somatic Coaching (A. Barešová)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Crisis Intervention Course (Déčko)
  • Transactional Analysis (ČATA)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)

Jitka Dobešová

Jitka Dobešová
Senior consultant
Jitka Dobešová

Jitka Dobešová

Senior consultant

Consultant, lecturer, coach

At QED, Jitka leads trainings and workshops focusing on presentation, lecturing and facilitation skills. She works not only with teams, but also with individuals in the form of coaching or psychological consultations.

Portfolio

  • Trainings and workshops in presentation, lecturing and facilitation skills
  • Facilitated groups and focus groups
  • Train the Trainers programmes in presentation and facilitation skills
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, mentoring, developmental interviews, psychological consultations)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (certification trainings for the 4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, 360-degree feedback methods and individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Pedagogy, Management of Human Resources, English (Mgr.)
  • University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands – TEMPUS programme

Further professional education

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Design Thinking Fundamental Training (Design Thinking Academy, Amsterdam)
  • Psychotherapy training PBSP
  • Systematic thinking for managers (Systemic Institute, Prague)
  • The brain at work, Neuroleadership Group (V. Tuka)
  • Intensive training of coaches, certification of Results Coaching Systems (Neuroleadership Group, Prague)
  • PBSP self-experience psychotherapy group (Y. Lucká, L. Kobrle)
  • IVGT, 1-year psychotherapeutic training in Gestalt therapy (Institut pro výcvik v Gestalt terapii, Praha)

Renata Fuksová

Renata Fuksová
Senior consultant
Renata Fuksová

Renata Fuksová

Senior consultant

Renata spent a large part of her professional career in the HR department of an international corporation, where she was involved in designing Assessment Centres, lectures, workshops and consultations on professional development. Since 2018, she has been involved in the design of talent and development programmes at both individual and team level.

Portfolio

  • Inspirational lectures, trainings and workshops.
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, consultations)
  • Work with teams (Sociomapping, team coaching, facilitation of teamwork)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Element and LJI, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • University of Economics and Business, Prague
  • Institute of Biosynthesis - Psychotherapeutical minimum
  • Training in Strategic and systemic collaborative and communication psychotherapy and hypnotherapy – trainee in training
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology for everyday life

Further professional education

  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Certified training in team coaching and facilitation
  • The Hero’s Journey training course
  • Crisis intervention in practice
  • Career counselling

Filip Hendrych

Filip Hendrych
Senior consultant
Filip Hendrych

Filip Hendrych

Senior consultant

Psychologist, coach, lecturer, consultant

At QED, Filip works mainly with clients in individual and team coaching and workshops. He prepares long-term development programmes for managers, talents and specialists, as well as programmes for team building and team spirit. When the weather is nice, you can find him by the fire, guiding his clients over hot coals.

Portfolio

  • Development programmes, workshops and trainings
  • Firewalking and empowerment workshops
  • Conducting Mindfulness course (MBCT-L).
  • Mapping of corporate culture
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, psychological consultations and crisis interventions)
  • Work with teams (Sociomapping, team coaching, team building and team spirit)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, MfCH 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • Loughborough University, UK – Work Psychology (MSc.)
  • Loughborough University, UK – Social Psychology (BSc.)

Further professional education

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Fundamentals of crisis intervention (B. Ernest)

Pavlína Honsová

Pavlína Honsová
Senior consultant
Pavlína Honsová

Pavlína Honsová

Senior consultant

Psychologist, consultant, lecturer, coach

Pavlína is mainly involved in projects of selecting new employees or mapping the qualities of current employees but you can also meet her in academia at the Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology at the University of Economics, where she teaches. She is also involved in science, psychological counselling and psychotherapy.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops.
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, mentoring, development interviews, career counselling)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, MfCH 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • University of Economics and Business, Prague – Managerial psychology (Ph.D.)
  • Faculty of Education of Charles University, Prague – Management in Education (PhDr.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (Mgr.)
  • Faculty of Social Science of Charles University, Prague – Media Studies (Bc.)
  • Simon Fraser University, Vancouver – Career Coaching Skills

Further professional education

  • Psychotherapy training - solution-oriented and systemic approach (GI Institute)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Course in Systemic psychotherapy and systemic coaching (ISS)
  • Pedagogical and social psychological skills course (University of Economics)
  • Personnel clerk certification (Evropský kariérní institut)

Eva Jarošová

Eva Jarošová
Senior konzultant
Eva Jarošová

Eva Jarošová

Senior konzultant

Psychologist, lecturer, coach

Eva's primary focus at QED is working with individuals through coaching, mentoring and long-term support for managers in improving their leadership competencies. She is also involved in the implementation of management programmes, where she works mainly with leaders and senior managers.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops.
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, mentoring, development interviews, psychological consultations and career counselling)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (certification trainings for the 4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, 360-degree feedback methods and individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics)

Education

  • University of Economics and Business, Prague (doc.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (Ph.D.)
  • Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Psychology (PhDr.)
  • Department of Commerce of University of Economics and Business, Prague – Economy of tourism and services (Ing.)

Further professional education

  • Comprehensive training program in the PCA approach (in counseling and psychotherapy)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Career Coaching (Great Britain)
  • Certificate in Training Practice (European certificate for training practice) – (CIPD, London, and MIAS, Prague)

Lukáš Koucký

Lukáš Koucký
Senior consultant
Lukáš Koucký

Lukáš Koucký

Senior consultant

Consultant, couch, lecturer

Lukáš has been coaching, lecturing and consulting since 2012. He has over 1000 hours of coaching experience and gives dozens of workshops and lectures every year. His favourite topic is Mindfulness, through which he helps clients find happiness and content. Outside of that, he is involved in the development and advancement of new products and services.

Portfolio

  • Lectures, trainings and workshops.
  • Leading Mindfulness course (MBCT-L)
  • Work with individuals (personal development through coaching, psychological consultations and crisis interventions)
  • Work with teams (Sociomapping, conflict mediation, team coaching, facilitation of teamwork)
  • Assessment and Development centres (concept and implementation)
  • Work with psychological diagnostics (4Elements, LJI, WAVE, SWIFT, Hogan Assessment, 360-degree feedback, individual feedback on the results of the diagnostics).

Education

  • Faculty of Physical Education and Sport of Charles University, Prague – Teaching for secondary level in the field of psychology and physical education (Mgr.)

Further professional education

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Life (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
  • Certified training in coaching (R. Bahbouh)
  • Evaluating Truthfulness and Credibility training - ETaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • Emotional Skills and Competencies training – EsaC (Paul Ekman International)
  • LEAN Six Sigma – Green Belt (ICG-Capability, s.r.o.)
  • Course for working with the Leadership Judgement Indicator (Hogrefe Testcentrum)
  • Crisis Intervention Course (Remedium Prague o.p.s.)
  • Certification training in Hogan Assessment diagnostics (Assessment Systems, s.r.o.)
our values

Why choose us

We pride ourselves on ensuring that all our services have demonstrable benefit for our clients. Therefore, the following values are important to us.

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Expertise

Our practice is evidence-based, so it is consistently based on scientifically proven findings of psychology and related disciplines. We have our own research and development department.

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Enthusiasm

We have an extraordinary amount of energy, and we like to encourage others to be extraordinary. We help create long-term and short-term visions and find the strength to make them happen. We think everyone can and should enjoy what they do.

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Inspiration

We are continuously looking for new ways and always discovering something; including the things which we weren't originally looking for. We like to accompany others on new journeys. We believe that continuous development is even more important than developmental goals.

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Mindfulness

We both believe and know that higher performance and satisfaction can be achieved through mindfulness. Our programs increase mindfulness towards others and ourselves. We address how it is possible to see better, listen better and feel better.

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Teamwork

Work and life are team sports for us. We can map and implement team potential. We are interested in how people communicate with each other and how they should communicate with each other. We are an extraordinary team and we would love for you to become a part of it.

Our achievements

Awards

We win awards and collaborate on top European and global projects, from which we bring know-how to companies in the Czech Republic.

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The Army of the Czech Republic Award

In 2019, we received the Award of Merit for Military and Social Research from the Chief of the General Staff of the Army of the Czech Republic.

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Collaboration with prestigious institutions

We participate in the European research project H-Work, in projects with NASA and ESA(e.g. Sirius), we collaborate with Oxford University on the Mindfulness programme and MBCT.

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TOP100 Firm

As an innovative company in the field of communication and information technology, we were ranked among the CZECH TOP 100 in 2019.

We are considerate and supportive of those in need

Charity projects and volunteering

We have long supported non-profit organisations through coaching, education and strategic decision-making services but also in the form of corporate donations. For example, we have supported People in Need, Linka bezpečí, Centrum paliativní péče and Učitel naživo. We are currently pleased to support the Good Angel foundation, in which the entire company is involved.

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We take care of the overall comfort of our people, but we try to make sure that everyone who visits us has a good time. The concept of our social responsibility also includes environmental protection. We sort waste, use eco-friendly products, take a sensible approach to electricity and paper consumption, and prefer products from local producers.

Meaning of the QED acronym

The word QED is an acronym of the Latin phrase Quod Erat Demonstrandum ("which was to be demonstrated"), which has been written at the end of mathematical proofs since the time of Euclid. The acronym notified readers of the proof that they had achieved what they wanted – that they had successfully completed an unfinished shape. From a psychological point of view, the QED acronym marks the moment of confirmation that we have achieved our goal. Thanks to this confirmation, the efforts we invested in our previous steps can pay dividends and be put to good use. This originally mathematical meaning also represents the philosophy of QED GROUP.