Maria Angelova

My Story

I was born and raised in Bulgaria, a former communist country in Eastern Europe. As a child, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grow up because I wanted to be everything. And I became a wife, a mother of three, a friend, an entrepreneur, Personal Development coach, Certified Image consultant, Certified Keirsey facilitator. With more than ten years of experience in the corporate world. I have lived in three different countries and speak four languages. I am addicted to researching and learning. 

But my biggest passion has always been people. Observing, investigating and trying to comprehend uniqueness, but also appreciate differences. It was in my early ‘20 when I figured out that if I was ever to understand others, I had to know and understand myself first. My fascination with people and my hunger for knowledge have led me to become a fervent student of all things psychology related, and in particular personality and cognitive psychology.  

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The journey is where we write our story
— M. Angelova
 
 

I’ve always had a strong desire to make a difference, to do something that really matters, something that helps others create more meaningful and accomplished lives. But then life happened, or maybe I let it happen to me. Seeking experience and adventure. Life in color. Moving from one country to another. Adjusting. Adapting. Struggling with identity crisis and impostor syndrome. Starting up a family. Feeling lost and lonely. Reaching out to my dream. Bad timing.


The responsibilities and expectations of everyday life. Routines. Predictability. Surviving the dysfunctions of an unhealthy relationship. Separation. Back on my feet again. Hiding behind the security and convenience of a stable 9 to 5 job.
Longing to be living my dream but not courageous enough to take the risk. Then life happens again. I lose my 9 to 5 job. I feel challenged. Inspired. And reminded that there are those moments in life when we are offered the chance to step out of the familiar and secure, to have just one act of courage and start moving in the direction of greatness.
 
There is a time for everything. “Success is a journey, not a destination.”