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Maria Ilieva

Class of 2016

Project Manager Erickson Coaching International - Bulgaria

Meet Maria Ilieva, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of extensive experience in the financial and coaching realms. Her diverse background includes collaborating with international corporations and navigating various cultural contexts.

Maria excels in steering the development and execution of strategic initiatives, particularly those tied to mergers and the alignment of local banking practices with international standards. She has a proven track record in successfully orchestrating the acquisition, reformation, and divestiture of financial institutions.

Notably, Maria was honored as the Banker of the Year in Bulgaria in 2009, a testament to her outstanding contributions to the financial sector. Beyond her financial expertise, she is a certified mediator, skilled in fostering productive dialogue and conflict resolution.

Maria's repertoire extends even further as a certified coach. Her coaching approach centers on the concept of transformation—an enduring and comprehensive evolution within an individual that yields substantial shifts in personal growth, behavior, and self-awareness.

In Maria's view, transformation signifies a profound journey toward lasting change that encompasses every facet of an individual's life. Her coaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that this metamorphosis extends beyond the individual realm; it holds the potential to catalyze broader societal transformation. By nurturing individual development, cultivating effective leadership, and propelling collective change, coaching emerges as a pivotal tool for driving societal progress.

With her wealth of experience and her commitment to transformative coaching, Maria Ilieva stands as an influential figure dedicated to personal, professional, and societal advancement.

Get to Know  Maria Ilieva

What are you most proud of from the past 20 years?

I take pride in my ability to accomplish my aspirations in both my professional and personal life, and even to surpass them. My imagination wasn't capable of reaching such heights twenty years ago.

What does transformation mean to you and what role do you feel coaching plays in the transformation of society? 

Transformation, to me, signifies a deep and substantial long-term change that encompasses the entirety of an individual. This change leads to a fundamental shift in their personal development, behavior, and awareness.

Coaching can serve as a valuable tool in enabling societal transformation. It achieves this by encouraging individual growth, nurturing leadership qualities, and propelling collective change.

What role has Erickson played in your transformation in the past 20 years?

For the past 8 years, Erickson has been my companion in personal, professional, and spiritual growth. During this time, I have encountered numerous valuable individuals who share similar mindsets, goals, and life missions. This experience has greatly broadened my perspective and enriched my understanding of all that I've studied and continue to apply in my daily life.