Competence

Over 30 years of international professional activity and experience in business and media management, personal and corporate communication, scientific research.

                                                              

                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                           

Professional competence

My professional growth path flows through three main life stages:

The first one, connected with my technical education, doctorate for technology and scientific activity in the Bulgarian Academy of Science, has led me to the world of exact sciences, high technologies, and serious scientific research – a domain that demands precision, curiosity and patience. At this stage I gained the persistency in pursuing my aims and the ceaseless desire for new learning, fresh knowledge and constant personal improvement.

The second one, connected with my journalistic activity and scientific publicism in Bulgarian National Radio and other national media, has joined me to the world of communications where I still am actively involved.

The third one, connected with entrepreneurship and people/process management, started with the democratic changes in Bulgaria in 1990. It has given me the freedom to follow my dreams and create reality for my own vision and the people I work with.

These three life stages outline the spheres of my professional competence:

  • Science and practice based models for managing and developing processes, companies and organizations. 
  • Development and implementation of company and public communications strategies; media expertise; strategies for event marketing; corporate and intercultural communication (mentoring, moderating, facilitating, training); taking part and supporting the activity of management and supervisory boards, public management authorities, private foundations.
  • Personal coaching of chief executives and management teams in companies and public organizations focusing on “systematic coaching for change management”, holding out potential for personal and career development, achieving new goals and meeting life challenges. My competence as a coach reflects the “systemic” approach towards professional, organizational and personal life and supports their harmonious building.

In the years of my studies and work I have had the pleasure to communicate with people from all five continents of our beautiful planet in different languages - Bulgarian /my mother tongue/, German, English, French - languages that I freely use.

The most significant thing I have learnt and kept in my heart is that all people in the world have the right to a worthy and happy life, education and development, job opportunities and free communication.

In harmony with oneself and the others!

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Experience

2001-2013

Founder and Managing Director of KANET Business Services GmbH and code::communications Ltd.

1997-2001

Bulgarian Ambassador to Austria

1992-1997

Co-founder and Managing Director of Radio FM+ Join-stock Company, the first private radio in Bulgaria

1992-1997

Founder and Managing Director of KATEH Dr. Kalev Technologies Inc., exclusive representative of German and Austrian firms investing in Bulgaria

1986-1992

Journalist and editor in Bulgarian National Radio

1979-1985

Scientific work in Bulgarian Academy of Science and ACTIME (now UBIFRANCE l'Agence française pour le développement international des enterprises) - France

Education / Qualifications

1974-1985

Technical University Sofia, Technical University Magdeburg/ Germany: engineer, doctor-engineer in technology Download

1982-1983

ACTIME (UBIFRANCE l'Agence française pour le développement international des entreprises)/ France: research processes and high technology management

1993

John Greening’s Business school, Oxford school of English: 
specializations in management and English

1997

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: International Relations and communications

2010

PROWEG Austria... Transaktionsanalytischen
Grundlagenwissen sowie Coaching und Supervisionsgrundlagen  der Europian Assosiation for supervision and coaching

2011

WIFI...LENA-sustainable learning

2012

ERICKSON College International, Vancouver, Canada
certified executive coach
"The Art & Science of Coaching" 128 Hours ICF-Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) Download

2012

REISS PROFILE ACADEMY, Vienna, Austria
certified reiss profile master Download

2013

Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
International Coach Federation (ICF) Download

Membership / Honors

1985

Union of Bulgarian Journalists

1991

Rotary International

1992-1997

Co-founder and member of the Association of Bulgarian Broadcasters

1998

Europäisches Institut Intrnational/Lichtenstein/EWI Europa Preis 1998 "EURO CRYSTAL GLOBE"

1999

Chevalier d`honneur de la Confrerie des Rotisseurs International

2000

Ehrenzeichen der "Arbeitsgemeinschaft Donauländer"

2003

Big golden ribbon badge of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria

2007

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: “Honorary badge for contribution in the development and popularizing Bulgarian culture”

2012

International Coach Federation Download

2013

Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria: “Honorary badge for contribution in the development and popularizing Bulgarian culture”

2014

ICF Bulgaria Chapter President