Tomáš Pešek


I love working with people, to help to develop their potential. In different ways. By non-formal education, experiential outdoor education and coaching. In creative and enjoyable ways.
Three values very much connected to my work are human approach, professionalism and meaning.
And I love learn new things and enjoy things I do!

Tomáš Pešek has 3 references for past work as a trainer and added 5 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

Tomáš Pešek

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Current occupation

Senior trainer, certified coach, consultant

Work experience

Proffessional coach (2010 -present)
Member of the board of ICF Slovak charter chapter (2018- present)
Co-author of the "Spelling book of non-formal educatoin" available in pdf at with over 1.000 copies sold
Board member of YouthWatch NGO (2015 - present)
Facilitation of conference KA2NOW! in Germany in 2019
Coordinator of KA2 projects
Supporting young men on their way to adulthood (2016 - present)
Member of internal team of Slovak presidency in the Council of EU in the field of youth, 2016
Member of different expert groups (EU, CoE) regarding youth work development 2014 - 2019
Facilitation of different high-level policy meetings (2009 - present)
Long term trainigns of coaches in youth work (Since 2010 - present)
Long term trainings on rising quality of youth work and non-formal education in youth work (2012-present)
Commercial trainings (presentations skills, conflict communication, coaching) 2011 - present
Training of traienrs such as: Traning trainers in ESF project KomPrax realized in Slovakia 2011 - 2015 (reaching over 10.000 volunteers)
Trainer in V4 Future (international long-term training for trainers from V4 countries (HUN, POL, SVK, CZE) 2007 - 2008
Trainer in T-STEY (international training for starting trainers in European Youthwork) 3 editions 2007 - 2013
Trainer in long-term training of trainers in Slovakia (for slovak NA) 2006
EVS related trainings (pre-departure, on-arrival and mid-term) 2004 - 2010
Training COME - conflict management for EVS actors 7 editions 2004 - 2009
Organizing youth exchanges as a leader
Responsible for international acitivities of PLUSKO Youth organisation in Slovakia and youth worker 2001 - 2008
Trainings of instructors of experiential pedagogy in Slovakia 2001 - today
Trainer in Module International - focused on ICL in youth exchanges and international teamwork, 5 editions 2004 - 2007

Educational pathway

Diploma in business coaching 2020 - 2021 (The International Centre for Business Coaching, UK)
ACC (Associate certified coach by International Coach Federation), 2016
Training on coaching, ICF, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009/2010
Training for Trainers in human rights education, EYC Budapest, 03/2006
TC on European Citizenship: Institutions and Politics, CoE and EC Partnership, 11/2005
Training of Trainers by Slovak NA and British Council in Slovakia 2002-2004
Training of Trainers IV. - SALTO long term network training 2003 - 2004
Training on methods and techniques, Tongeren, Belgium, March 2003 - TC for starting trainers how training can be colorful and rich
TIC TAC - TC on improvement of quality of international projects, Tallin, Estonia 2002
over 16 years of active experience with Youth, Youth in Action and E+ Program
17 years experience in youth work with main focus on outdoor and experiental learning and non-formal education
8 years of youth work and youth policy development on national level (in coopereation with Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic)

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Animation
  • (beginner) Campaigning & Awareness Raising
  • (intermediate) Change Management
  • (advanced) Citizenship Education
  • (expert) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (expert) Communication Skills
  • (expert) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Creativity & Art
  • (advanced) Crisis Management
  • (advanced) Diversity & Anti-Racism
  • (intermediate) Drama & Theatre
  • (advanced) Environment & Ecology
  • (beginner) Entrepreneurship (Social)
  • (intermediate) Equal Opportunities
  • (expert) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (expert) Financial Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (intermediate) Global Education
  • (expert) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (intermediate) Health & Prevention
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (expert) Intercultural Learning
  • (expert) International Youth Work
  • (advanced) Labour Rights & Employment
  • (advanced) Leadership Development
  • (beginner) Lobbying & Advocacy
  • (intermediate) New Information Technologies
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (advanced) Organizational Management
  • (expert) Outdoor & Experiential Training
  • (intermediate) People Management & Cooperation
  • (expert) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (expert) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Public Relations & Marketing
  • (intermediate) Public Speaking
  • (expert) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (intermediate) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (beginner) Social Media
  • (beginner) Storytelling & Humour
  • (intermediate) Time Management
  • (expert) Training of Trainers
  • (intermediate) Valorisation of Projects (DEOR)
  • (expert) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Exchanges
  • (beginner) Youth Information Work
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (advanced) Youth Policy
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Youth Exchanges
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA2) Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • (expert) Erasmus+ (KA2) Strategic Partnerships
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA3) Youth Policy Meetings
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (beginner) Erasmus+ (lifelong learning, non-youth)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Centres (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Youth Foundation (CoE)
  • (beginner) Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (CoE)
  • (intermediate) European Institutions
  • (intermediate) Youth Partnership CoE-COM
  • (intermediate) International Youth Structures
  • (intermediate) Private Foundations
  • (beginner) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (intermediate) Families
  • (beginner) Gay, Lesbian, Bi & Transgender work
  • (expert) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Marginalized & Excluded Youth
  • (expert) Men's Issues & Groups
  • (beginner) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Religious Youth Groups
  • (beginner) Women's Issues & Groups
  • (beginner) Young People with a Mental Disability
  • (advanced) Young People with a Physical Disability
  • (beginner) Young People with a Sensory Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (expert) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Global Cooperation
  • (beginner) Latin America
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Other skills

experiental education

Language Skills

  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German
  • (beginner) Russian
  • (beginner) Spanish

Other languages

slovak, czech

Trainer references

  • T – STEY: Training for Starting Trainers in European Youth work

    Awaiting validation (requested 2018-07-16)
    The training activity took place
    in Prague, Czech Republic
    organised by Czech NA
    21. - 27. 11. 2010
  • The Job Affair

    Validated (2022-02-02)
    The training activity took place
    in Slovakia
    organised by Orbis Institute
    November 2015 - February 2016
    Reference person

    Anita Silva

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  • Marker CS

    Validated (2021-10-13)
    The training activity took place
    in Czech Republic/Slovakia
    organised by YouthWatch
    2020 - 2021
    Reference person

    Jolana Dočkalová

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Tools contributed by the trainer

  • Islands

    Topics adressed: Social Inclusion, Disability, Anti-Racism, Group Dynamics, Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme, Project Management, Networking and Follow-up, Intercultural Learning, Personal Development, Conflict Management, Organisational Management, European Citizenship, Peer education

  • Youth Program "Table game"

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

  • Youth Program "Table game"

    Topics adressed: Youth Initiatives, Voluntary Service, YOUTH in ACTION (YiA) programme

  • What do we know about them?

    Topics adressed: Intercultural Learning

  • The Job Affair BOOKLET and TOOLBOX

    Topics adressed: Personal Development

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This profile was last modified on 2021-10-12

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