About Katarina Linczenyiova

Founder of LIA Institute and LINCZ Method 

professional life

Katarina Linczenyiova, founder of LIA Institute is a mentor of stress management and mental resilience, educator, coach, corporate wellbeing consultant, motivational speaker and former professional athlete in the sport of freediving. Katarina address topic of stress as a guest speaker of many international events, such as CEO Forums, Executive Summits, TEDx and she study related fields at different institutions including Oxford. She has given lectures in many countries in EU but also in Australia and USA.

After years of working with people, companies and in the field of education, training and also outdoor sports, she has created various educational programs focused on managing stress, improving performance and well-being as well as her own method of stress relief – LINCZ method. 


Former Sport Career

Katarina used to compete in the sport of free diving, representing Slovak Republic as an athlete, reaching the depth of eighty five metres on a single breath of air, which was the third deepest female dive in the world in the constant weight discipline in 2013. She currently still holds all the national records. 

Katarina is also internationally qualified instructor of breath hold diving and she is teaching it occasionally via her civic association which brings this sport and other water activities to general public. 

Nature Conservation

She has been involved in making nature documentaries (there is also a movie about Katarina’s life), CSR, volunteering activities and ocean conservation projects with affirmation on education for sustainable development. She has been fortunate to gain diverse personal and professional experience while working and travelling in more than 60 countries.


At a young age, Katarina faced painful health difficulties which deeply affected her life and general philosophy. She believes that perseverance and her choices to lead a more healthy lifestyle combined with a boost in mental fitness which happened during her decade-long freediving & meditation practice, have been key elements in turning the direction of her life from nearly being confined to a wheelchair , instead being able to experiencing more joy as well reaching fulfilment in sport and the education industry.