About my education and professional experience
I grew up and graduated from secondary school in Russia. Following the graduation I decided to return to Estonia. In 1995 I received B.A. degree in Estonian Philology from Tartu University. For the next three years I worked as a teacher of Estonian and Russian and as a translator. In 1997 I took a “U-turn” and studied for communication trainer. This field intrigued me already during university years.
I have been active as trainer since 1997. In 2001–2006 I worked for training and development company Self II as a training manager and later as a development manager. During my years as a trainer I have participated in many development projects in most of the Estonia’s large businesses. More frequent subjects of training and consultation have been leadership/management, developing teams, self-management (incl. time management and stress management). At the beginning of 2006 I accepted a new challenge and have been concentrating on developing people and businesses operating in Russian-speaking environment. Since July 2006 I am a board member and s senior consultant of Baltic Corporate Training Ltd.
About the work that I do
I believe that there is a great potential hidden in every person. Realisation and more conscious directing of that potential can be supported by training and consulting. Sharing our experiences in a small group we shift the limits of our thinking and that of others and widen our horizon of our understanding of the world. Focusing on real situations of our lives and training the skills necessary in them, it is possible to gain new insight and skills for better coping and enjoyment of our everyday life.
About my personal life
I am married and raise my daughter Maria. I love to create something beautiful with my hands, something that could be touched and viewed. Photography is certainly one of my favourite ways of self-expression. Being together with my friends whom I consider to be my kindred spirits and soul-mates gives me new strength and positive energy to keep going on