We deliver highly customized programs to each industry, needs or client typologies with trainers with a consistent practical experience in the fields they address.

Our company brings a modern vision to the learning process, focusing on the benefits of using active learning through exercise and behavioral modeling.

Our training programs take an interactive approach and are customized and targeted to the unique needs, vision and organizational objectives of each individual customer.

The multitude of problems and situations we encounter in both work and private life can cause imbalances that affect our evolution.

Faced with them, from lack of free time to the fear of speaking directly to an audience, or from perpetuating of conflict situations to failing in a negotiation process, we need behavior models that will ensure that we have an harmonious and efficient path.

Development of managerial and leadership skills

It is natural for the human nature to look for behavioral patterns in people to follow, in those who inspire trust and safety. To a large extent it is a natural talent of people to be leaders.

However, leadership skills can be improved by any individual. Our courses are aiming to help you find the right answers to the leadership challenges you are facing and also to find ways to develop your leadership capabilities.

Communication and public speaking

Some people manage to communicate more effectively, others less. However, we can learn techniques that will enable us to formulate and transmit messages as clear as possible, to make sure that we are understood, to communicate more effectively.

This course is for organizations, but also for all individuals who want to improve their communication skills – to communicate more effectively and with the desired results.

Personal development and team development

We all want to improve certain aspects personally or in relation to our colleagues, but differences between us are often barriers to this objective.

These programs are designed for organizations with teams that are forming or who feel the need to strengthen relations between their members. Not last, it is aimed for all those who are concerned about balancing work and their personal life.

Sales and customer care

Sales force efficiency plays a key role in the success or business failure of each company. Increasing sales volume, reaching or exceeding sales targets is very important for the development of the company.

At the same time, customers are very important and building and therefore maintaining the best possible relationship with them is vital to the growth of the business. These courses help you achieve and improve these aspects.

Innovation and creativity

We often fall into the trap of thinking that being creative means creating art. Painters, sculptors, composers are not the only ones that can create.

Solving problems in an organization, finding new solutions also involves our creative capacity, and we can all be more creative. These courses are addressed to organizations developing or seeking to stimulate the organizational environment for continuous development.

Financial management

We all want the sales force to understand how important are the money flows and the profitability to our companies. We also want them to realize their role in identifying and selling to clients with a safe financial profile.

These courses help you understand how finance management works within an organization and also the need of collaboration between financial and sales departments, to ensure your organization will have profitable sales.

Meet the team

Adela Cristea

Managing Partner & Founder Ascent Group

Adela Cristea is the managing partner of Ascent Group and founder of the consortium. Adela's academic background is in Economy and Law, at the "West University" Timișoara and "Vasile Goldiș" University, Arad. Throughout the years she's become specialised in numerous areas, studying at universities abroad (Gent University - Belgium; Göttingen University - Germany; National Democratic Institute - USA), as well as become trained in the Systems Thinking course at Oxford University.

Adela's wide experience of 20+ years, particularly that pertaining to the area of management and human resources, has been accumulated with multi-national companies such as Unilever or International Resources, as well as with consulting groups, such as Archimedes Consulting Group and Ascent Group.

All along, Adela has been engaged in multiple business start-up projects, company restructurings, labor conflicts and training, for multi-national companies, as well as for local businesses in a wide array of fields, both in Romania and abroad. Adela's multi-disciplinary experience is rounded off with a 15-year stretch teaching at the university.

Since 2017, Adela has become the co-founder of Design Thinkers Academy Eastern Europe, contributing to the development of the company to reach over 20 countries in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia.

Marcel Chișcan

Managing Partner Ascent Group

His 30-year professional experience combines a wide range of fields of activity, from local public administration to sales and advertising, manufacturing or logistics and transport. Over the years Marcel has been in management positions for both SME's and local public administration, industrial projects or in the management of logistics and transport companies, as well as in the board of public or private companies.

Over the last 15 years its managerial and entrepreneurial experience has been enriched by numerous consultancy projects for start-ups and for business development/restructuring, combining the assistance with training activities, in particular on the topics such as Leadership and management, Corporate Entrepreneurship, Strategic planning and strategic thinking, Negotiation skills, Sales techniques and Customer care, Communication skills or Time Management.

Florina Băbău

HR Manager Ascent Group

Florina is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the West University of Timisoara and has numerous certifications in the field of management and human resources. At the professional level, Florina has over 15 years professional experience as human resources manager, project manager, implementation and process improvements, projects with European funds, organization of motivational events, assessment and personnel development, for both multinational and Romanian companies.

Since 2019 Florina became HR Manager within Ascent Group, coordinating the group's human resources activities and projects at national level. Last but not least, Florina is also an experienced trainer in soft skills and team building programs.

Adina Almăjanu

Office Manager - Bucharest

Professionally, Adina's experience comes mainly from the human resources and training field, being for many years a trainer and project coordinator in international youth programs (e.g.: Erasmus), or trainer and human resources consultant in national and international projects, for private companies and NGOs.

Adina is currently Ascent Group's Office Manager. in Bucharest, but also an HR specialist & trainer of the Ascent Group, with experience both as a trainer in programs to develop presentation and communication skills, develop leadership skills, build and develop the team, team building, or design thinking capabilities, for local and multinational companies. Not last she was the coordinator of numerous personnel development programs and assessment centers for prestigious companies.

Lia Bejenaru

Senior Partner Ascent Group

From a professional point of view, Lia's experience is a multidisciplinary one, both in public administration, in the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, and in project management within the European Center for Bessarabia, of SME's Union - Brussels, respectively in collaboration with the foundations of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), Robert Schuman Foundation, Eduardo-Feri Foundation and USAID.

In the private sector, Lia has been active for several years as financial manager of the NRG Interactive Group followed by a career in the field of public communication and media as prime-time news presenter at Publika TV, news editor, reporter and special correspondent at international events. The journalistic activity has been intertwined with the one as consultant, trainer and manager within the Ascent Group, in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, with Lia coordinating the Ascent Group's office in Chisinau for over 15 years.

Renata Ban

Financial Manager Ascent Group

At the professional level, Renata has 20 years of experience in accounting finance, in the financial departments of local or multinational companies (Arconta, Porta Doors, Magontec, Takata, Laeoni), and in financial and accounting consultancy with Ascent Group. All these years she has been involved in numerous consultancy projects, both for local and multinational companies, in various fields of activity: automotive, manufacturing, it, agriculture, trade, and services.

Since 2012 Renata becomes Senior Partner in Ascent Finance, a company specialized in financial and accounting services within the Ascent Group. Over the last years, thanks to her consistent professional knowledge combined with very good communication skills, Renata has also become a very good trainer on financial issues, mainly in training programs of Finance for Non-financials, efficient use of Ciel accounting program, personalized consultancy, etc.

,,Când vine vorba să participi la un Training organizat și susținut de către echipa Ascent Group, un lucru e cert: pleci cu gândul și cu pofta să muți munții din loc. Mediul cald și totodată profesionist, subiectele adaptate mereu la realitatea actuală și debate-urile constructive din cadrul întâlnirilor creează, la un loc, o experiență de neuitat. Mulțumim, Adela, și abia aștept să ne revedem în sala de curs!”

Gabriela Mihăilă

Sales Training Manager România & Moldova, Avon Cosmetics

"În buna colaborare pe care o avem cu Ascent Group - sub raport contabil, payroll sau juridic - nu am rămas niciodată cu vreo problemă nerezolvată. În comunicarea cu cei din echipa Ascent, aceștia sunt receptivi, iar soluțiile pe care ni le propun apar cu promptitudine. Își fac întotdeauna timp să discute cu noi la un nivel profesionist și am apreciat claritatea în expunerea problemelor și a soluțiilor."

Marius Munteanu

General Manager, Baum Piping

"Ascent Group nu este doar un furnizor de servicii pentru noi, ci un partener de încredere în activitatea noastră zilnică. Adela și toată echipa ei sunt mereu atenți la nevoile noastre, chiar și în momente de intensitate ridicată, reușind să asigure cele mai înalte standarde de calitate."

Giovanni Pometti

Segretario Generale, Camera di Commercio Italiana per la Romania

,,Am colaborat cu Ascent Group în proiecte de training și assessment center. Am apreciat în primul rând gradul de personalizare al serviciilor și flexibilitatea de a construi programe bazate pe nevoile reale și concrete ale organizației noastre, Coca-Cola Hellenic. În același timp, am apreciat faptul că echipa Ascent Group este formată din oameni cu mulți ani de experiență în practică, cu o bună capacitate de a înțelege realitățile din companii și, nu în ultimul rând, care abordează proiectele cu entuziasm și energie pozitivă.”

Simona Țiplea

Regional HR Director, Coca-Cola Hellenic

,,Ascent Group este un partener mereu deschis la nevoile noastre, care ne ajută să ne dezvoltăm în siguranță. Comunicarea consultanților Ascent cu membri echipei noastre este foarte bună, oferindu-ne soluții la provocările pe care le întâmpinăm în activitatea financiar-contabilă. Pentru noi, Ascent Group este un partener de 5 stele.”

George Manoilă

General Manager, Deninstal

“Echipa Ascent Group este un partener de încredere pentru noi, împreună cu care am creat programe cu mult sens atât pentru angajați cât și pentru business. Adela este un trainer extraordinar care reușește să îmbine exemplar prezența la nevoile audienței, cu scopul programelor livrate creând un mediu dinamic și interactiv care invită la învățare și adoptarea unor perspective noi.”

Mihaela Matei

Head of Human Capital - People Management, DP World

,,În 2012 Minimold a deschis o fabrică la Timișoara, care a reprezentat un succes deosebit, un succes care nu ar fi putut fi posibil fără ajutorul și sfaturile primite din partea Ascent Group, și în mod special al Adelei Cristea și al echipei sale excepționale."

Charles J. Lobkowicz

President and CEO, Minimold SpA

"Pentru NC-Vision, Ascent este un partener pe care ne putem baza în permanență, încă de la început. De la Resurse Umane și până la departamentul Juridic, Ascent a oferit întotdeauna servicii profesionale, promptitudine și eficiență, ori de câte ori a fost necesar. Cu toată încrederea, le recomandăm serviciile!"

Anca Szomoru

Customer Support Manager, NC VISION

"De la începutul colaborării am descoperit o echipă de oameni profesioniști, dedicați, orientați spre rezolvarea problemelor clientului. ASCENT GROUP este un partener de încredere ce oferă servicii de contabilitate, payroll și juridic; tot ce avem nevoie într-un singur loc. Acestea sunt câteva din atuurile care ne determina să îi recomandăm!”

Ada Balica

People and Culture Administrator, Share Dimension SRL