my professional world
The Art of Change.
The TEDx talk, I was honored to give in May 2018, definitely wraps up my professional beliefs and main drivers. When I got the invitation to be one of the speakers of the very first edition of TEDx in my university, I was really glad. I was given the freedom to chose my topic in a manner very few could.
Freedom could be quite frightening.
After a couple of horrifying days inside my head, I finally picked that magical, intangible essence of my professional life, that was, is and will be relevant to me regardless of the time that has been passed.
I just realized that my whole career choices have been driven by the inner desire to change and to make things a little bit better. And its form of transformation is what I know best.
And no matter how scary and chaotic change could look like, it has its everlasting rules that could be applied to everything – from personal career change to a company reorganization. That’s my professional dedication – to bring positive change into existing structures so they realize their full potential.
How do i bring constructive change?
One of the things I adore in this world is the way we connect with each other.
There is enormous energy that is exchanged every time we share from within. The transmission of emotion, the beauty of being together mentally with someone has unlimited power over our lives.
Every time when I speak in front of a group of people, it is a brand new journey. I succeed to inspire others, just because I let them inspire me in the first place.
And I love sharing knowledge (call it business knowledge, call it models, methods, tools) in a way that people can connect with it and actually use it.
I love translating weird ideas into practical and easy to be implemented projects.
During my professional life, I have met so many brilliant minds who have been challenged to bring their concepts into actually working business models. My passion is to translate those ideas into something tangible and working. Consulting business concepts, value propositions, analyzing implementation, creating roadmaps and frameworks is something I find my talents in a really good use.
If you know “why”, but you don’t know “how”, I am your person.
I believe that if you truly want to change something, you have to know it at heart.
The long-lasting, sustainable change, doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and dedication. Sometimes it’s needed something so small and then the whole organization works in a completely different manner. I enjoy finding the missing pieces.
However, the period of transformation may occur very stressful for the companies and especially for the people. Good communication, providing ways for further contribution, a structure in place are essential in order to sustain every organization during times of change.
And yet the change is inevitable anyway, but we can choose the way you embrace it.
If you need guidance and help in that manner, I would be happy to support you.
My Current roles
Director & Founder
/2019 - current/
Inspire Bulgaria - Association
One of my dreams was to establish an NGO fully dedicated to improving social, economic and the cultural environment in Bulgaria. Being a director of a new non-profit organisation includes a variety of tasks or duties. Some of them are:
✓ Planning and management projects and initiatives in order to achieve social impact
✓ Collaborating with a wide range of socially engaged organizations, private sector & public bodies
✓Providing CSR consultations to different range of companies
✓Consulting start-ups around social entrepreneurship
✓ Coordinating Erasmus+ Projects under Key Action 2
Chief Organizational Development
/2018 - current/
ICT companies might be unicorns, but their growth does not happen by magic only. It requires a stable development model based on the companies’ resources and market demands. As chief organizational development, I make sure that Zwerit meets its best potential and provides the services of the most useful for our clients and keeps and nurtures the culture needed for our people to feel their workplace as their playground, where they can learn, play and contribute in a most authentic manner. Main responsibilities:
✓Providing an organizational development strategy of an ICT company
✓Ensuring well-matched operations between the DACH region and Bulgaria
✓Develop healthy and sustainable operational process within the business
✓Support QA experts within their personal and professional development
✓Ensuring legal and financial compliance between Switzerland and the
My Past roles
Head of Finance & Legal
/2016 - 2017/
AIESEC in Belgium
My role as Head of Finance & Legal department of an NGO was at the same time the most challenging and rewarding experience in my professional career. Leading more than 300 volunteers and young people, working on a daily basis with more than 60 companies and collaborating with the EU commission, government authorities and other NGOs significantly impacted my personal and professional development.
As Head of Finance and Legal, it was my responsibility to define financial strategies for all 13 NGOs, represented under the brand of AIESEC in Belgium, in the order they to be able to generate growth in their operations. Furthermore, the legal compliance and internal process optimisation were the second big focus of my work that allowed me to show my strengths.
As a part of the national management team, I was working on overall organizational development strategies. In fact, under our leadership, it was created a new organizational development and growth model which will support the sustainable growth of the NGO. During this project, I found my passion for consulting in the field of OD and sustainability.
Financial sustainability of the social business and grants management
National projects coordination and coaching
Legal compliance in the fields of labour law, immigration law, taxation, social administration, non-profit organization’s operations
Projects sustainability measurement
Organizational development strategy
Cooperating with European commission of Environment
Creating a new internal operational framework for the social business
Delivering multiple youth initiatives under Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (UN)
Operations and HR Manager
/2012 - 2016/
Bora International OOD
Bit more than a year after I started since I started as Research manager of a team of 5 people, I was promoted to be the operations and HR manager of the company. It was a great honour to lead more than 40 people and to actively communicate with diverse international clients over their projects.
It was definitely a challenge to hire and develop the people in the company, but also it was a very rewarding experience to see them grow. I had to learn how to communicate efficiently and how to plan human resources in a manner that makes the employees fulfilled and the clients more than happy.
During this time, I was:
Final responsible for the efficient organization of the flow of the international project
✓ Leading team up to 40 people
✓ Developing B2B strategies for international clients
✓ Evaluating the financial potential of the projects
✓ Organizing recruitment and education of the employees
✓ Ensuring the quality check of the projects
✓ Consolidation of data bases and analysis4
Master Degree in Law
I am proud to be alumni of the oldest university in Bulgaria. Even thou I do not actively practice a legal profession, my master’s degree in law helps me providing a clear legal structure to all business projects that cross my path.
During my legal studies, I developed a deep understanding of how regulations work and how they should be created. As well, I was deeply intrigued by the civil law regulations in the EU.