engineer to ceo
Just like many millenials after graduation, I felt really lost and confused on what my next steps were. After two years working part time as an engineer, I knew that the engineering office life wasn’t really for me.
So I went in a completely opposite direction. I started a PhD programme because I could teach students and have a little bit more flexibility. And while I loved helping students understand tricky concepts, I had picked a research area that seemed great on paper, but was completely wrong for me.
Out of fear of disappointing my parents and supervisors (due to my Eastern European upbringing), I sucked it up. Deep inside, I was ready to quit because I knew I was meant for something more.. but I just had no idea exactly what that was.
Until one day I decided that enough was enough
I knew that it was time to take my life in my own hands, because I needed to find out what I was really good at and how I can make this whole online business thing work for me.
So I rolled up my sleeves, saved up and invested in myself.
And in just a few short months, I felt like a completely different person.
My years of side hustling as a fashion blogger, eBay reseller and engineering tutor were finally paying off…
Because I quickly realised that my unique background helped me see the world of social media from a completely different perspective.
And today, I get to share my aligned marketing strategies with my clients because I don’t believe you need to be loud and extroverted, or have an MBA to be successful!
Since starting my own business, I no longer hate Mondays
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Rapid-fire questions round
What’s your personality type?
I’m an INFP according to Myers-Briggs. For all of you personality quiz junkies (hey!), I’m also enneagram 9, manifesting generator, Taurus with rising Scorpio, and moon in Cancer.
Where do you live?
Manchester, UK – but I am originally from Bulgaria, lived in Edinburgh for 7 years and in Singapore for a year
In a long-term relationship
Can you design me a house?
Theoretically – yes! Practically – I’m a little rusty on my strucural engineering knowledge!
Red and pink (can you tell?)
Non-fiction: Zone of Genius by Gay Hendricks & The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Fiction: any book by Sidney Sheldon
Best place you’ve been to?
Langkawi, Malaysia – the most beautiful beaches out there
Favourite subject in school?
Maths – I was a proper ‘mathlete’ and have the medals (and ugly t-shirts) to prove it!