Katarina Linczenyi

In a changing world full of burnouts, where ability to adapt quickly and perform under the pressure are needed to thrive, we aspire to reduce mental health stigma, improve well-being and create opportunities for self development.

Founder and Director of LIA Institute

Katarina Linczenyi is Mentor of stress management and mental resilience, Executive coach, recognised Keynote speaker, Consultant of workplace well-being, Tutor of breath work, soft skills and mindfulness based programmes.  

She addresses the topic of stress as a guest speaker at various international events, to name just a few; TEDx, CEO, CFO, CIO Forums, Executive Summit and many more.  She delivered her services to clients such as Swiss Re, Roche, SEB Bank and others. 

In 2021, Katarina was nominated by ‘Social Awards Slovakia’ among 15 most influential personalities in the category Public Health. 

Focus On Well-Being And Mental Resilience

Katarina created a curriculum of several educational soft skills programmes for C level executives, managers and public as well as her own method of stress relief (Lincz Method).  She has given lectures in countries in the EU where she is based, but also in Australia and the USA. She gained her education at different institutions including Oxford. 

She is also one of the tutors in PwC Academy Slovakia.

Katarina’s coaching and mentoring are entrusted by numerous of her clients including CEOs, shareholders, athletes or even artists. 

Former sport career

Katarina is a former professional athlete in the extreme sport of Freediving.  She reached the depth of eighty-five metres on a single breath of air, which ranked her the third deepest female dive with monofin in the world in 2013. She is still a holder of all depth national records for Slovak Republic. Katarina have been in top sport for nearly 10 years and she is still training occasionally. 

She shares her experiences and real story with managing stress and performing ‘out of comfort zone’ , with her clients.  She explains how certain skills and winning mindset of athletes can be used in under pressure situations in the office and everyday life.



Katarina in Media

Slovak Bar Association published 3 publications of Katarina which address stress and well-being o lawyers. Katarina’s story of her own burnout was published in the Forbes book, Nevyhoreni. Her tips for stress management are featured in the media like Forbes, RedBull, MarieClaire, Alpha Medical Press and others. 

the power of the Mind and body

At a young age, Katarina faced painful health difficulties which deeply affected her life. At one point of her life, she nearly ended up wheelchair. She is still living with chronic pain.

However, Katarina believes that due to a healthy lifestyle which includes every day meditation, sport and various mental training practices, she is now experiencing higher well-being, stronger health and more resilient mind. 

Ocean exploration and Sustainability

Katarina offers pro bono educational presentations for children in primary schools with focus on sustainable development and ocean ecosystems, climate change, biodiversity loss and plastic pollution. She raises the awareness about sustainability during her speeches for adults as well. 

Katarina is the founder of boutique sport club offering freediving courses for general public and team building for companies. The Kyanos Club, is based in Slovakia but organise private ocean expedition and freediving seminars around the world, bringing people closer to the nature. 

Katarina has participated in numerous natural documentaries and volunteering projects.