• Has helped senior executives worldwide develop strategies and align around a plan of action

  • Is a trusted advisor to game-changers, influencers, and up-and-comers 

  • Has reached tens of thousands through seminars, lectures, speeches and articles


  • Founded AEDEA Partners LLC in 2009 and has developed a thriving independent practice for consulting, facilitating, coaching, training, and team-building since

  • 10 years with McKinsey & Co. (clients across geographies and industries; focus on strategy, organization, risk management, culture change, and leadership development)

  • 5 years in international banking (founding team of RBB-Bulgaria, Wall St. stint with Barclays Capital’s Space group) 


  • MBA, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (distinguished grad, Owen Bass scholar, Financial Markets Research Center fellow; focus on international studies, finance, and electronic commerce)

  • MSc. Systems Science, Technical University, Bulgaria (distinguished grad, Thesis on decision making under risk and uncertainty)

  • Specialized training in group facilitation, curriculum design, experiential learning, Leadership Circle tools 


  • Lifelong learner, avid traveller, tango dancer, theater improviser, Gyrokinesis method apprentice, Bulgarian

  • Lives in San Francisco, CA with her husband and two kids

  • Loves those emails that start with “It’s been a long time…” - let’s reconnect!