Kirilka Angelova – spring fellow from Bulgaria

From today on we will present you each of our Spring Fellow, selected to attend the Professional Fellowship Exchange Program of Great Lakes Consortium, funded by U.S. State Department.

Here we are presenting you Kirilka Angelova from Bulgaria.

Kirilka Angelova is a group dynamic Trainer and Expert in an Assessment Center, and Trainer on Entrepreneurship and Human rights. She has 8 years of experience as a trainer. From 2008 she is a part of the EVENTTEAM, a profit company that is specialized in delivering trainings and developing people’s skills. She has long history of developing people’s skills from different structures, including business and governmental.

The topics she has strong expertise are: communication skills, building and developing teams, negotiation, conflict management, personal and professional development, motivation, leadership, organizational development, entrepreneurship and human rights.

Mrs. Angelova is born and raised in Yakoruda, located in the south of Bulgaria. Since 1999 she is living in Sofia.

Mrs. Angelova is also engaged in non-profit sector. She works as a Business volunteer very close with Junior Achievement Bulgaria (JAB), who honored her with the title “Business Volunteer of the Year”. One of her biggest achievement within this organization is that she succeeded to trained primary school teachers from across the country in entrepreneurship. This was recognized as the best educational project in EU in 2012.

Mrs. Angelova also is part of a Mentor program under the same organization, and she works closely with high school students, mentoring them. For the last three years the students she works with are in top six within the competition “Raising Stars”. In 2014 she was invited to work as an external trainer of Dorea Educational Institute based in Cyprus and as a an expert and external trainer of National Association of Foster Care in Bulgaria.

Mrs. Angelova is engaged with C.E.G.A. Foundation for past 4 years. She attended several of their events; in 2012 she was selected as an External Trainer within the international project CHARM (Civic Help for Anti-Racist Measures). Through this experience she became very sensitive about Human Rights, youth from minorities and generally about the diversity among people. The project’s activities include several seminars & trainings, exchange of experience, cross-border cooperation and consultancy.

photo: Boby Dimitrov

The main idea of the project is to challenge youth organizations dealing with various issues (environment, charity, youth political participation, arts, leisure, etc.) to explore their contribution in building tolerant Europe and to mainstream anti-racist awareness in their work. This long-term project gave her huge experience and enough sense to challenge her perspective and opened her eyes for things she was not seeing before. Since then she started to get more aware of minority issues and always in her trainings with the students she is trying to raise their positive attitude towards diversity.

Mrs. Angelova has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration. She has 2 terms to graduate with her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management at the Bulgarian New University. She attended several trainings in fields of Entrepreneurship, supersu binary apk Project Management, Human Rights, and Global Education. She also completed a training of the trainers on Human Rights, and has great computer knowledge. She is fluent in English.

Mrs. Angelova is very motivated person, who never stops to seek opportunities and to fight the life. She is a conscientious person who works hard and pays attention to detail. She is flexible, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn from others. Mrs. Angelova never stops searching for new ideas, never stop learning, and never stop looking for new opportunities. Trainer with more than 8 years’ experience, professional, who really love the job and the field, human who inspires others, team player and leader.

Mrs. Angelova believes that the Professional Fellowship Exchange Program will give her knowledge and skills, which will improve her work with people in needs and minority groups. It is her first trip to the United States, and she is very keen to learn as much as possible regarding the cultural, the life and habits that Americans.

In her free time Mrs. Angelova enjoys playing basketball, hiking in the mountains, enjoys time with her family and beloved kid, daughter Martina, who is 3 years old.