Tina Lee Odinsky-Zec is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Zagreb School of Economics and Management where she has lectured, managed international projects and mentored hundreds of students on business plan development since 2006. In 2011, she began her leadership of the US Department of State funded project Invest for the Future which aims to unite women through entrepreneurship by creating collaborations to learn, network and earn both online and offline. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degreee under UNESCO Chair for Entrepreneurship, Dr. Slavica Singer at the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Faculty of Economy. Her thesis is centered on visualizing social entrepreneurship in Croatia, a theme that she has been committed to since 2002. She has been on the NESsT Business Advisory Network since 2008 and held a seminar on Creativity for social entrepreneurs at the inaugural Ashoka University held at Duke University in 2011. She was a Visiting Professor at Rouen Business School France from 2010-2013. A graduate of Rochester Institute f Technology in Rochester, NY, she helped start up their first overseas undergraduate program in Dubrovnik, Croatia in 1997.
Trainer and Consultant for "Build Your Future", Erasmus+ Project YEPP International Resource Centre
April 2015 – Present (9 months) Berlin Area, Germany and Zagreb, Croatia
Consult and participate in the development of the content and the methods of the “Build your Future” Entrepreneurship course during the development phase of the programme and to train and coach the Youth Coaches to become Entrepreneurship Trainers. Co-creating training materials for online and offline delivery in Croatia, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Slovakia with technology platform developer in Spain. Lead Train the Trainer workshops for satelite youth coordinators to recruit, launch and manage learning modules for youth and young adults to gain proficiency in social enterprise development. Mentor Trainers throughout the project to build their capacity and development as entrepreneurship training specialists. Present and co-design learning supplements including videos, games, tools and peer exchange forum.
Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
Zagreb School of Economics and Management
October 2011 – Present (4 years 3 months)Zagreb, Croatia
Planned and launched the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center @ZSEM. Developed key partnerships in pre-launch phase in support of social entrepreneurship (NESsT, HUB, ACT), female entrepreneurship (Invest for the Future with US Department of State) , youth entrepreneurship (textbook development) and technology startups (CRANE, Startup Weekend). Website and innovation blog in development.
Zagreb School of Economics and Management
January 2006 – Present (10 years) Zagreb, Croatia
Develop and deliver Entrepreneurship, Marketing Management and Customer Relationship Management courses. Research and establish industry contacts to provide students with relevant examples of best business practices in Croatia. Consistently use technology in the classroom and Blackboard, WEBCT and personal blog platforms to enhance relations and communications among students. Advisor and mentor to thesis projects and student business plans. Initiated scholarship program for social mobility of orphans. Special contributions include: community outreach with non profit sector, organizing and moderating international conferences, spreading creativity through workshops, seminars, projects across various sectors.
Rouen Business School
December 2010 – February 2013 (2 years 3 months)
ZSEM has a network of over 100 partner schools around the world to encourage the mobility of students, administration and faculty members. Developed and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rouen Business School in France. Mentored over 10 thesis projects of students enrolled in Master's in Global Management program.
Huntress of Hidden Potential: Space Matters
April 2010 – April 2010 (1 month)Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
The space matters talk focused on the spread ideas for liberating the spaces in and around us to unleash the hidden potential in people and places. The discussion centered around perceptions of space and the importance of building on the capacities present in our surroundings. Audience members were invited to reimagine spaces in an average Zagreb neighborhood to exercise their "possiblity radar".
College Professor, Marketing Concentration
Rochester Institute of Technology
September 2000 – June 2004 (3 years 10 months) College Professor, Marketing Concentration
Develop and deliver Principles of Marketing course and marketing related subjects such as: Careers in Service Management, Entertainment Marketing, Entrepreneurship Seminar, Destination Marketing, and International Service Sector Analysis. Network with leading regional marketing professionals to create relevant marketing projects linking ACMT students to profit and non-profit organizations. Initiated cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations to provide resources and training to young entrepreneurs. Created Career Fair event to serve as a forum for connecting future graduates with cooperative education experiences and permanent placement in domestic and international companies. Mentor students in the areas of marketing, entrepreneurship and career development.
Director of College Relations / Visiting Instructor @ ACMT Dubrovnik
Rochester Institute of Technology
June 1997 – September 2000 (3 years 4 months) Dubrovnik, Croatia
Assigned by Rochester Institute of Technology to initiate start up of the school’s first overseas undergraduate program. Responsible for the initial infrastructure set-up. Kick-started a very successful media drive to attract domestic and foreign students. Exceeded most optimistic projections of enrollment by 40%. Structured a wide range of marketing activities including high school recruitment, web site development, brochure creation and event coordination to assure growth of the institution. Administered and monitored cooperative education program coordinating activities of ten overseas employers and increased student placement. Provided leadership and collaborated on Orientation, Scholarship, Commencement and Curriculum committees.
Executive Assistant, Game Development
Major League Baseball International
1993 – 1994 (1 year)
Reported directly to Vice President and Director. Coordinated communications with international amateur and professional federations and consultants. Organized specific market development programs and events, including: 1993 World Port Tournament – Rotterdam, The Netherlands; 1993 French’s Baseball Festival – Surrey, England; 1993 & 1994 All Star Fan Fest – World of Baseball exhibits – Baltimore, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 1993 &1994 Envoy Coach Programs – various cities throughout Europe and Latin America.
Marketing Manager - WUG Buffalo '93
Aegis Group plc
1990 – 1992 (2 years)
Project coordinator for special events promotions (USA Basketball) and Games-related programming (Environmental Program) which included research and development.
2013 to present POSITION TITLE: ADVISOR IN AGRO DIRECTIONS/State Partnership Fund
2010 to present POSITION TITLE: PROJECTS DIRECTOR/ Regional Development Association
2008 to present POSITION TITLE: FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR /Georgian Business Zone
2005 to present POSITION TITLE: FOUNDER/LBN Line
1999-2005 POSITION TITLE: HEAD OF MARKETING DEPARTMENT/ Bakar Tilly International
1998-1999 POSITION TITLE: CHIEF INSPECTOR/ Department of Reforms and Foreign Affairs, Chamber of Control of Georgia
1996-1998 POSITION TITLE: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/Simitar Holdings", Greece "EA" Ltd.
Georgian (native), English (fluent), Russian (fluent), Spanish (basic)
Certificates of Appreciation
Dr. Kyleen Myrah is an educator, professional speaker, entrepreneur and active member of her community. She is a Professor of Business at the Okanagan School of Business at Okanagan College teaching for over 15 years in the areas of marketing, management and social entrepreneurship. She is also President of KyCo Management, a professional speaking and corporate training company speaking on topics such as mentorship, strategic planning, leadership, personality assessment, communication and social enterprise. Dr. Myrah has facilitated sessions with for-profit and non-profit organizations including Disney Interactive Worlds, Crestcom International, Windward Software, YMCA of the Central Okanagan and Community Futures
Committed to the importance of lifelong learning, Dr. Myrah has continued her education throughout her career. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree from Queen’s University, a Master of Public Administration degree from Dalhousie University, a Doctorate of Education from University of British Columbia, and her Certified Management Accountant (CMA, CPA) designation from Simon Fraser University. Dr. Myrah is also a Certified Trainer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step I and Step II Program and the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Certification Program in Emotional Intelligence.
Makedonka Trajkovska is an activist, entrepreneur, professional, and consultant in the area of international development, public affairs and public policy, women’s rights advancement, resource mobilization, management, including human rights, advocacy, sexual and reproductive health, and gender based violence. Ms. Trajkovska has been working for many international organizations including United Nations agencies such as UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF on field, at national, regional, and headquarters level. Furthermore, she has been active society member as a founder of relevant civil society organizations like Citizen Association MOST, Macedonian Women’s Lobby, Vizija, Mladi Info, and latest the LEAD, Global Institute for Women in the United States. Additionally, she is a co-author of many policy briefs, national strategies, publications and case studies.
Makedonka has been an educator, trainer, mentor, speaker, volunteer, and facilitator on numerous events, trainings, and seminars in the communities. During her carrier she attended a number of certified professional development trainings among which is Diploma in Protocol and Etiquette certified by Washington School of Protocol, and ToT for election campaigns. She has been part of the Council of Europe School of Politics Class 2009 and a Young Leaders of the Aspen Institute from Class 2013. She has published two poetry books.
Agnieszka Bilińska holds the position of Managing Partner in Trusted Communication company, a strategic communications company supporting leaders in developing communication and leadership skills.
Her areas of expertise are: mentoring, leadership and communication. She cooperates with CEO Round Table forum as professional moderator of the CEO debates
She speaks fluent English and basic Russian. Privately mother of two daughters: Alice (13) and Alex (7).
Teacher of English (ESL)/Russian/French
A professional in education with 20 years of experience in secondary and post-secondary ESL teaching, curriculum development and assessment. Fluent in English, Russia. Basic French.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Oakville, ON, Canada
September 2014 – March, 2015
HANSA College Canada,
Toronto, Canada, ESL supply teacher
July,2014 - Present
World without Frontiers
Toronto, ON, Canada
ESL on-line teacher
July,2014- September, 2015
Institute for Global Economy and Information Technology
Moscow, Russian Federation
Nongovernmental Institution of Additional Education for children and adults "Linguistic school"
Amursk, Russian Federation
Linguistic school is a nationally accredited Language school offering a wide range of English, German, Chinese and Japanese language courses, depending on the students' age, interest, goals, language level and schedules.
Nongovernmental Institution of Additional Education for children and adults
“Linguistic school|” ,Amursk, Russian Federation
Cross Cultural instructor ,Russian Language Instructor
Peace Corps USA
Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Hansa College Canada
October, 2014- December,2014
Khabarovsk State Pedagogical University
September, 1988 – July, 1993
George Mason University
International Consultant in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
urham, United Kingdom
International Trade and Development
For more than twenty five years I have enabled people and organisations all over the world to attain enhanced insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship. Through an award-winning combination of consultancy, project design and delivery, grounded in academic research and practical experience, and supported by a team of Associate Consultants, our work has been recognised for having persistently pushed the boundaries of current thinking in entrepreneurship. We have exposed vast opportunities for the improved empowerment and development of economies, communities and society through enterprise, at a global, local, institutional and even a personal level. Most recently we have worked extensively with international banking institutions, policy makers and support organisations, building capacity and providing new techniques and thinking to improve engagement and support for the men and women who are starting up and growing SMEs. My business ICE (International Consultants for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship) is a UK based consultancy that provides award-winning insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship worldwide Our objective is to help financial, academic, commercial and government institutions to get closer to the small business community; to become more enterprising; and to introduce effective enterprise strategies and policy.
Additional Honors & Awards
Founder & International Consultant in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
International Consultants for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise (ICE)
September 2006 – Present (9 years 4 months) UK & Worldwide
ICE is a UK based consultancy that provides award-winning insights into enterprise and entrepreneurship worldwide.
Our objective is to help financial, academic, commercial and government institutions to get closer to the small business community; to become more enterprising; and to introduce effective enterprise strategies and policy.
Our three services focus on the following core areas:
Director and Specialist Consultant in Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship
WISE Development Transforming Women's Lives
March 2014 – Present (1 year 10 months) Worldwide
The aim of WISE Development is to transform women's lives. As an accomplished group of specialists we support international agencies, governments and NGOs to achieve progress in gender equality, and the empowerment of women and girls.
Since our establishment in 2000, we have brought together people and organizations across the world who have the first rate experience and specialist knowledge to drive forward gender equality. By working in partnership, WISE Development delivers services that make a tangible and sustainable difference to the lives of women and girls.
ODESSA STATE ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY
LANGUAGES: Ukrainian, Russian, English – fluent
HOBBIES: Sport, tourism, scientific books, marketing, ballet, education.
Andrie Penta studied Marketing and Business Management in London where she also acquired the Advanced Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing London. She was in charge of marketing and communications at EY Cyprus. At the same time she graduated with Distinction from London and was awarded a Masters degree in Strategic Marketing. In 2008 she founded Penta Marketing Art, which provided marketing and public relations solutions for private and public companies. In 2010 she founded the Cyprus Image Institute after obtaining the title of Certified Image Maker (with attendance in London) and joined as an associate member of the Association of Image Consultants International. At 27, Andrie was the youngest nominated Ambassador for Female Entrepreneurship for Europe, serving since then as a business advisor and mentor. In 2013, Andrie was designated as the Goodwill Ambassador of the Hope in Life Foundation and a Cypriot Woman of the Year (2013) finalist. She enjoys regular and extensive publicity in local print, online and television programmes, and have been interviewed for various publications in the US, Denmark, Holland and Greece. Between 2013-2015, Andrie focused on delivering soft skills trainings and business related consulting. As of 2015 Andrie is fully employed by Globaltraining at the University of Nicosia, under the PR/Marketing Manager and Soft Skills Trainer status.
Soft skills trainings including communication skills, marketing, branding, customer service, professional image, entrepreneurship and business and social etiquette delivered to a number of well known private and public organisations in Cyprus and overseas. Some examples would be: the Cyprus Productivity Centre, the Electricity Authority of Cyprus, the University of Nicosia, Eureka, FrouFrou, Scandia, Cyproman, the University of Cyprus, the European University, Accounting and Legal Service providers and the Mediterranean Management Centre. Employability trainings have been undertaken between 2009-2013 on projects ran by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus. International assignments include Georgia, the USA and China. Recent overseas assignments include the Middle East.
Relevant Professional Experience
Over 10 years of hands-on marketing, branding, PR and communications experience. Served well known international and local brands, such as DHL, ExpoBank, Ernst&Young, Abacus, Fileminders, Grant Thornton, Stanleybet, Stella Artois, Stolichnaya vodka and Allgeier DMS. Often invited to give public speeches and share good practice.
Training & Consulting Focus