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About Me

My desire for new opportunities led me to experience life in different countries and work in different capacities. I started my professional life as a teacher of English, and moved on to become a simultaneous interpreter at the US Department of State, translator of books, language specialist at the Library of Congress, and now a coach. Ultimately, all of my experiences have been connected to language and communicating with people. Working as an interpreter for high-level goverment officials, I learned to hear and interpret not only the words, but the speakers’ deeper messages and intentions. This skill of deeper listening, sensing and recognizing became particularly helpful to me as a coach. I listen to the whole person, and guide a conversation towards deep personal realizations, acceptance, and transformation.


  • M.A. in Philology, University of St. Petersburg, Russia

  • M.A. Library Information and Science, University of Maryland

  • Co-Active Training Institute: Co-Active Professional Coach Training and Certificate


Professional Background and Experiences


Language Services, U.S. Department of State

  • Conference level simultaneous interpreter.  

  • Conferences, seminars and training programs 

Library of Congress

  • Reviewer and Editor, World Digital Library

  • Research and Translation, Prokudin-Gorskii Exhibit, Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003



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