Ilana Zivkovich, Founder and CEO of Werq

Ilana Zivkovich

Founder and CEO of Werq

Ilana Zivkovich is the Founder and CEO of Werq, a strategic leadership advisory firm headquartered in Austin, TX, serving clients around the country and abroad. An experienced executive leader and Certified Executive Coach, Zivkovich helps leadership teams align their people, processes and strategy so that businesses can achieve exceptional results.

Her comprehensive model fuels the development of top-caliber teams with team alignment services, strategic planning, executive coaching and leadership retreats. Zivkovich ensures that the right people are in the right seats, communication is thorough and effective, trust is proactively developed, goals are clear, priorities are aligned and the necessary systems and accountability checks are in place to optimize results.

Zivkovich’s clients are made up of businesses across industries, including high tech, higher education, retail, private equity, CPG, real estate and healthcare. She has been featured and has spoken at companies and organizations such as Entrepreneur’s Organization, Music Business Association, C4 Events, SONY/ATV, Lonestar College and more.

Prior to founding Werq, Zivkovich held a variety of executive leadership positions in the behavioral health field, where she had a proven track record of simultaneously improving patient outcomes while increasing the bottom line. 

Zivkovich holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Ilana is also a certified executive coach and Genos (emotional intelligence assessments) practitioner. Genos comprises a set of emotionally intelligent workplace behaviour competencies that help professionals apply core emotional intelligence skills that enhance their self-awareness, empathy, leadership and resilience. She also has a certification in Profiles Assessments. 

Zivkovich currently resides in Austin with her husband and daughter. She enjoys raising her young family in such a vibrant and growing city. For more information please visit

Displaying stories 1-1 of 1 in total

What Leaders Get Wrong About Emotional Intelligence (and 3 Ways to Improve It)

by Ilana Zivkovich
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.