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.
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.
On the market
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.
Sociomapping began to be used in the military and in space research.
Establishment of Digit development, the predecessor of QED GROUP.
We organize the first training in coaching.
1st version of the 4Elements Inventory test.
Training in coaching is accredited as the first in the Czech Republic.
Launch of the international Mars 500 experiment.
Sociomapping is used in the space research Sirius 2017-2024.
We organize the first team coaching training.
We are ranked among the CZECH TOP 100 (100 TOP companies in the Czech Republic).
R.Bahbouh receives the Merit Award from the Army of the Czech Republic.
Launch of the Sociomapping in Schools project.
We complete the MBCT training at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty of Humanities of Charles University, Prague – Management and Supervision (NMgr.) Faculty of Arts of Charles University, Prague – Andragogy and HR Management (Bc.)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We pride ourselves on ensuring that all our services have demonstrable benefit for our clients. Therefore, the following values are important to us.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We win awards and collaborate on top European and global projects, from which we bring know-how to companies in the Czech Republic.
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.
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.
As an innovative company in the field of communication and information technology, we were ranked among the CZECH TOP 100 in 2019.
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.
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.
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.