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Paul DumitruOnline Marketing Professional
I started working with Dragos when I was a journalist and decided to leave my job in search for a better work place. Little did I know that it was the beginning of a bigger and courageos move towards a career shift that would change my life. Dragos helped me realize that my capabilities were more complex than I thought and gave me support to start using them in order to earn money. He helped me re-think my aproach on work and encouraged me to start out a new path, as a freelancer. That was back in 2010. I never returned to a full time job ever since and I would never give up the experiences I had while exploring my potential on my own.
About Paul Dumitru
Paul combines his skills and experience in drawing, writing, visualizing, creative thinking, online marketing and business development to help you tell your stories in an engaging, powerful way, both offline and online.
Dragoș is one of the pillars of growth for the incubator107 project. He is first of all one of our main trainers in the Quit your Job annual program, bringing forth his personal professional experience, tools and advice on following a specific calling and on turning that calling into a career that bring both satisfaction and wealth. In 2013 he offered to all incubator107 teams (from different cities in Romania) a sales workshop that aimed to develop the B2B sector of the project. This workshop made us more aware of the strengths and potential of the project, helped us acquire specific skills of pitching, negotiating and keeping clients by sustaining an authentic, win-win relationship with our clients. In addition to all mentioned above, Dragoș offered vocational mentoring meetings with the coordinating team of the project, which made us realize that it was time to dedicate our full energy to the project. We then raised the costs of our workshops and the coordinators became the employees of the project. This vision of our own life motivated us and brought us closer to our own calling.
incubator107 is the place where anyone can learn and teach anybody anything. Our main values are non formal education, community and passion. incubator107 encourages people to discover their passions and to follow their vocation. The project is implemented in 8 cities in Romania and aims to become international.
Elena Marineci | Horia CodreanLife after Work
When you start a new business there is a lot of chaos. And you feel dumb. Most chances are you really are dumb. Looking back now, I realize it is vital to have a mentor, to have somebody you can bounce with your dumb ideas, somebody who can give feedback on them and tell you that also have good ideas. This person acts like a mentor, a business partner and some sort of senior family relative, like an uncle or a godfather who motivates you no matter what. For me, this person was Dragoș and I don’t see how else I could’ve become the entrepreneur I am today without him.
And none of this would exist today without Dragos’ trust and vision. He not only saw in us a potential we were not aware of, but he also acted upon that instinct. He supported us with mentoring, recommendations and counseling. He was the one to send me and my business partner, Horia, to the workshop Empretec, hence enhancing our ambition and business perspective. He was by our side when our business compass was broken. He catalyzed our competence and our engagement, leading us to a more mature perspective.
We are grateful to him, not only for our systemic growth, but for our individual one as well!
Life after Work is the company to look for when organizing a corporate event. Be it experiential workshops, team buildings, conferences, internal program launches, or a celebration, we bring you the perfect blend between:technology, learning architecture, experience design, gamification
Since 2011, we are the European partner for The Go Game, organizing events all over the old continent.
Simona DavidROI Association
I’ve been working with Dragos on the development of the educational projects implemented by ROI Association for two years. My goal was to get to the next level in a sustainable way, which would require from me to become a social entrepreneur. Dragos’ support in this endeavor was instrumental. Firstly, he was part of the business group who supported the project and, secondly, he supported me, as a mentor, to understand how can I be more focused and organized. I like his approach of working shoulder to shoulder, in a compassionate way (not in the “teaching way”). For me, what counts is the fact that he believes in me and that he provides me with useful and simple tools and advice, from mindfulness to project management.
About Simona David
Simona David Crisbasanu developed “Education through coaching”, an innovative educational project successfully implemented in several Romanian high schools with low performance and underprivileged students by ROI Association. She also produced a documentary movie – “Yes we can”-, sharing the outstanding results obtained by teachers, students and parents working together. Consequently, she and her team were involved as educational experts in training hundreds of teachers around the country. Simona has been nominated by Foreign Policy in 2014 and one of the 100 Romanian who are moving the country in the right direction through their ideas and example.
Alice TeodorescuVisionary Consultants
When I was tackling with the idea of finding someone to help me organize myself, I was quite reluctant to the coaching/mentoring “stuff”. That was until I met Dragoș and his no bullshit attitude. He involved all the resources he had in the process and I could finally understand what I wanted from my professional life, while also gaining a lot of good questions to ponder upon and making every meeting a fun, sincere and highly productive experience. Dragoș helped me make a very important shift in my life, as a freelancer. In the end, I didn’t gain just a mentor, I gained a friend. And, as a plus, now we share a profound passion for Japanese animation.
About Alice Teodorescu
Creative writer with +7 years of experience and +500 articles signed and delivered.
Social media specialist with +5 years of experience and +50 strategies efficiently developed and/or implemented.
Media researcher working on a PhD with focus on globalization and Japanese popular culture.
Daniel NeagoeIdea Perpetua
Dragos is an excellent business professional, being able to confer unique and effective solutions to individual and team problems. I had the honor to collaborate with Dragos and I can say he is one of the most authentic, comprehensive and impactful professional I know. I would not hesitate to recommend him as Executive Coach and Trainer to any of my business partners.
About Daniel Neagoe
Daniel Neagoe is a visionary and enthusiastic entrepreneur in the sectors of Business and Online Marketing Consultancy (Idea Perpetua) and HR Consultancy – Recruitment (Premier Global).
Aifer OgluzEnglish Teacher
Working with Dragos was more like a workshop than anything else. A personal one. Taking things one by one, shifting perspectives and searching for the missing piece. What I appreciated the most is his honesty, his willingness to put it all on the table, as it is for him, and thus encouraging me to do the same. I feared there might be some patronizing notes here and there, considering the urban myth of the know-it-all coach, but fortunately it wasn’t the case.
About Aifer Ogluz
English teacher, language trainer for adults, in search of equilibrium and inspiration.
Anca BoianAviation Professional
The coaching lessons with Dragos influenced my path both professionally and personally. He taught me about the most important element in the foundation of an individual’s personality: self-esteem. With his support I learned how to trust my decisions, how to believe in myself…How to become the most important person in my life.
Talking to Dragos is like an infusion of energy, of motivation and optimism. He gave me the power to dare, to follow my dreams and not to settle for less.
About Anca Boian
With over eight years of experience in the aviation industry, I am a professional who is still searching for challenges which could define the evolution of my career.
I’ve got to know Dragos in a coaching peer group during our formation as coaches and then, as a business consultant, in a couple of discussions we had in which he supported me with the right-sizing of my company. What I appreciate in his business approach is a persistent focus on solutions, his ingenuity and pragmatic way of thinking that blend in a very personal way with a constant search for authenticity. His personality and behaviour combine all these elements in a quite inspiring way, making his input in any endeavour an extremely rewarding and fruitful one. But what I like and admire in Dragos the most is his ability to genuinely understand and love people as they are and his unwavering drive to help and support all meaningful causes that come in his way.
Carmen Olariu – Business partner and Owner of Britanica Learning Centre – main provider of corporate linguistic training and language courses for kids. Certified Yoga Instructor and Coach.
Cecilia BadeaBucharest Bar
At the end of 2014, after 10 years of employment, I finally decided that it was high time to start developing my own business.
However, I discovered rather fast that it was easier said than done. With more spare time than I had in years, I was practically assaulted by new and amazing ideas, and soon they turned my world into chaos. I didn’t know where to start, which idea to choose and what to do with it. After all, I had no experience in running a business. I had been an employee my whole life!
It didn’t take long before I’ve run out of money and I felt the first symptoms of panic. I was actually facing the prospect of getting another job when I started working with Dragos. From the very beginning, the complete lack of BS got my attention. Dragos never said that I could make money by blindly believing in the divine power of the Universe. He gave me reality. Methods. Structure. He guided me through the whole avalanche of ideas and helped me put some order into chaos.
Dragos knows what he is doing and it is not difficult to see that. I began working with him less than a month ago and I already structured my business ideas and started to test them. This week I’ve done more work than in the last four months put together and, what is more important, I wake up every day anxious to work some more! I feel grateful and more in peace with myself.
About Cecilia Badea
My name is Cecilia Badea and I am a member of the Bucharest Bar. For the last 10 years I have worked as a lawyer for some of the most successful law firms in the country, always wanting to start my own business and never quite doing it. Currently, I am working on various projects, such as opening an online store, developing a legal platform for start-ups, teaching creative writing (while writing my first novel) and learning to become a vocational trainer.
For me, Mr. Dragos´s guidence was more important than many business courses that I´ve done, as he helped me find my own way and introduced me to some opportunities that changed my life. Before being an entrepreneur, speaker or lean startup guru, he is a very kind and friendly person and that´s what I treasure the most in my friends.
About Dan Lazar
I am an aspiring entrepreneur from Bucharest, Romania. I am very passionate about lean startup, sport and want to be the change I want to see in the world. I believe that to every question we have, the answer is always love and that we can make our lifes much happier if we are a bit more kind with each other every day.
Isabela IacobBusiness Development Consultant
I met Dragos in a challenging moment of my professional career, when I didn’t know exactly where I am heading to. This meeting was for me life changing, as I had the opportunity to finally discover, after many years of booming career with ups and downs, which is my real life mission and how I can get to accomplish it.
Working with Dragos means being true, being authentic and honest with yourself, discovering your powers and empowering yourself to do the right things in the right time. It means taking back your wings and flying towards your dreams in the most comfortable speed for yourself. It is a journey of discovering and re-discovering yourself, letting yourself driven by your vocation. It is a path filled with hard work, enthusiasm, strength, followed by the satisfaction of seeing your talents, skills and capabilities leading you to following and achieving your dreams.
About Isabela Iacob
Isabela Iacob is an experienced financial professional. She worked for 12 years in banking in different top management positions, such as: credits, sales, marketing, product development, bancassurance. For 7 years, Isabela acted as successful CEO in management of receivables area. Currently, she is managing her own business, providing consultancy in sales and management.
Livia WelterIT Project Manager
I have been working with Dragos for almost 2 years. During this time we tackled many subjects related to personal development and work environment. What I most appreciate about Dragos’ way of mentoring and coaching is that he asks the right questions so that you get out the best in you. During the sessions with him I always found my own answers to the tricky situations I was in. Dragos always empowered me to find my own way and supported me in implementing the ideas by asking to create a plan with clear time lines and outcome. I am heartedly recommending anybody to work with Dragos if you want to bring to shining and to leverage the power you have in yourself and to grow to your personal best.
About Livia Welter
I am an IT Project Manager with over 10 years of experience in leading multinational teams to deliver IT projects (new systems, iPad applications, etc). My area of responsibility spreads from creating and managing the project plan to delivering trainings to end users, implementing support models and leveraging the solution to bring the full value expected.
Miruna LeonteMarketing Professional
I know Dragos from Bucharest Hubb, a coworking space for entrepreneurs, that once existed and was located at Unirii. Since then, we’ve crossed paths in various contexts, the most important one being the Alternative University – CROS, where I have invited him as a speaker at certain events and as a mentor and 2.0 professor for the young entrepreneurs in the business incubator developed by UA. Dragos is a true professional, a charismatic and persevering man, who constantly evolved professionally and personally. He is the kind of person who doesn’t think in terms of problems, only in solutions, ideas and new challenges. Perhaps the most interesting fact about him is that throughout his life and career, he always tried to give something back to society by supporting different educational projects and the people around him. I actually had the pleasure of having a few mentorship meetings with Dragos. As a mentor he will work closely on your objectives, he will give you all the support you need, methods, resources, courage and confidence, but in the same time he is 100% focused on real actions and results. Working with him helped me realize that there isn`t a perfect business recipe, you just have to start doing things, to be creative, to explore your ideas and see what works best.
About Miruna Leonte
I am a Marketing and Communication Enthusiast, interested in social media, entrepreneurship, personal development and graphic facilitation. I have contributed and been involved in numerous projects, from NGO’s, business ventures to social businesses.
Razvan DabaSpeakers` Arena
Dragos is an amazing guy, he has a fascinating background and an in depth knowledge of business. Our meeting was an eye opener for me, because Dragos made it simple for me to understand what I had to do. For example I told him that sales are difficult, he said they aren’t, you have to make a sales plan and stick to it. And he told me everything I needed to know about this. Also the whole lean business approach is very useful for a start up. So if you are a freelancer or an entrepreneur contact Dragos, he will make things simple for you, so you can succeed.
About Razvan Daba
I am fascinated by public speaking, this is why I started six years ago Speakers’ Arena. It is now the largest community of public speakers in Romania. Speakers’ Arena is in seven cities in Romania and in London and Amsterdam. Our goal is to become better speakers through practice; this is why we meet regularly to practice speaking in public. We had over 3000 participants at our meetings and 1000 speeches.
For me working with Dragos was literally a life changing experience. He helped me to take decisions which were pending for a long time, draining me of all my energy and motivation. He is a very good listener, always focused in helping you find practical solutions which can produce the change and results you need in the shortest time.
Stefan IrimiaInternet Marketing Expert
About Stefan Irimia
Stefan Irimia is one of Romania’s most well trained experts in online marketing and is highly passionate about business automation and systems building. He is, currently, in charge of Bloomanity, working with the best trainers and speakers in Romania so as to offer relevant and hands-on education for people, in an easy and accessible manner.
Anca BanitaPR Consultant & Trainer
Dragos is a very open and and extremely dedicated professional. He really loves helping people and bringing the best out of them, he is patient, curious and involved in each of our personal stories and challenges. I always felt his profound desire to be there for me and support me in my evolution and my quests. And he is always very resourceful, coming up with fresh ideas and innovative approaches. Thank you for everything, Dragos!
About Anca Banita
Young communication professional, with a big interest in social campaigns, new trends and human nature. Also, a certified trainer and a constantly improved public speaker. Always passionate about social change, bringing good to people and travelling.
6 years of experience in PR & various trainings given on topics such as advertising, personal branding, PR, social campaigns.
Casandra BischoffExecutive & Team Coach
In partnership with Dragos your only choice is to be fast, lean, and passionate. This is how he is and this is what gets activated in me whenever we meet.
It is an honor to work with him. I have not found such intelligence, ambition, empathy, depth and trustworthiness in any business person I have worked with so far. In the beginning I wanted to learn from his sales experience; we ended up in what I call “real” meetings – a space of expansion through conversation that always ignite my creativity and energy to move my business forward.
I have a dream: in the future, this is how business people will always meet and work together!
About Casandra Bischoff
Casandra Bischoff is a passionate team & executive coach who has accompanied and facilitated the process of growth for teams and individuals in the last 8 years, in industries like banking, insurance, energy, advertising and the public sector. In her 18 years of work she has experienced almost the whole spectrum of institutional settings, from large multinational organizations to medium and small businesses, international financing organizations, central and local government, academia and NGOs. Her clients were based in Romania, Serbia, Hungary, UK, Belgium, Poland and the United States.
Dragoș: a person who helped me understand how to fly as an entrepreneur, a partner who was always there when questions regarding brand, promo, marketing, vocation and trust wouldn’t let me sleep.
Dragoș: a great professional, a trustworthy partner, a friend.
About Bogdan Dumitrescu
My name is Bogdan Dumitrescu. I’m an actor, improviser, script writer and acting teacher.
I finished Acting in 2001 at “I.L.Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Film, then I graduated a Theatrical Pedagogy MA in 2014, and I’m preparing for my PhD defense in 2017. Since 2003, when this practice appeared in Romania, I have been involved in improv theatre. I was part of the first show ever, “Sport Theatre” (2003, Rapsodia Theatre, Bucharest), and the first improvbar (“ImproShow”, 2004, La Scena Theatre, Bucharest).
I’ve reached my 17th season at La Scena with “ComedyPunctShow”, an improshow held every Sunday.
Currently, PhD candidate at “I.L.Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Film, script writer and acting coach.
Alexandra DragomirThe Creation Workshop
I felt that my passion for coaching deserves more time and energy. I was afraid to accept that this is my vocation. I was doing what I love as a part-time. Dragos came into my life to show me that I deserved to make my passion for coaching, my vocation. He was my mentor, but beyond that, Dragos was and is that honest friend who cares about you and makes you challenge yourself. He didn’t always tell me what I wanted to hear, but brought the dreamer in me, back on the ground.
Dragos’ mentoring was like the kick in the butt given at the right time. Thank you!
About Alexandra Dragomir
I am a women who after 5 years of volunteering, 2 years of managing an HR department, the experience of founding a promoting agency and other nice named functions, I allowed myself to accept that my true calling is represented by coaching. Now, I offer coaching, arts and crafts workshops, storytelling through photography, I paint, I longboard, I don’t believe in secrets and I love everything that I do.
Malina ChireaInitiative for Happiness Association
I worked at an intensive pace with Dragos, in 2009, when personal development was still new to me. Dragos was my first coach, and the experience lived in his mentoring sessions transformed my perception regarding myself and my life.
Dragos helped me build my self-esteem, fix my childhood traumas and get deeper in the healing and acceptance process that was so necessary for me.
Working with him opened my eyes, heart and mind to the important aspects in my life. For my point of view, the time spent with Dragos is one of the key turning points in my personal and professional path.
About Malina Chirea
Malina Ana Chirea is a social entrepreneur since 2010, her soul project being Asociatia Initiativa pentru Fericire. She is also a personal development consultant, NLP practitioner and has extended knowledge of positive psychology.
Malina is truly passionate about personal development, studying it and practicing it for 7 years now. She has tested, during this time, various fields, from classic therapy (cognitive, Jungian, Ericksonian etc.) to neurolinguistic programming, systemic constellations, Reiki or coaching (group and individual). In 2012 she discovered positive psychology and it was “love at first sight” – it is a field that works with the individual starting with his strong points, getting him out of the negative cycle of the victim.
Malina loves her work and feels very lucky for her life. As an entrepreneur, she faces many challenges, which she values as opportunities for growth. Her personal objective is to become a better version of herself, each day, every day.
Oana GreceaFreelance Journalist Retete TV
Before choosing Dragos as a mentor and spending a couple of sessions with him, I have ”followed” him for a while: conferences, workshops, classes, online research. I admired him for telling the facts as they were and for his charisma (he has a way to swoon the audience pretty fast). Then, I happened to write an article for BIZ magazine, about mentors and their mentees, and his “students” told me how they followed his advice and went on the right path through his guidance. In the few mentoring sessions that we had, my project was still in its early stages, so he helped me by making me see the ideas from all
the perspectives and challenging all the possibilities. I think he tested me by saying that I have a fixed idea and maybe I should change domains. I didn’t give up and now I’m following my passion, producing video content for the food industry, especially for my website Retete TV (http://retetetv.ro/despre-noi/), a short video recipes website, destined for busy people.
About Oana Grecea
Oana Grecea is a mother, journalist, blogger, and very passionate about all the things and stories that happen in a kitchen. She is the founder of Retete TV as she believes that “anyone can cook” and it’s easier to do the cooking while following a video.
Alexandru PetrescuSunday Bagels and Coffee
When we were in the idea-stage of our business and were putting together a detailed business plan, we realized that we needed to reach out to a professional for some guidance and validation.
In our case Dragos was that professional and his input at that early stage of development was enlightening.
You could say that he shook us into a state of wakefulness because we were dreaming. Dragos helped us see that our initial plan implied an unnecessary amount of risk, as the investments we were planning to make were larger than they needed to be and our efforts to validate our product on the market were insignificant. So with that input in mind we went back to the drawing board. In a short amount of time we found a way to scale down our initial investment and at the same time we began testing our product again and again with the people who we wanted as clients until we had a desirable product and a fanbase that gave us the validation we needed.
For us, that meeting with Dragos resulted in a leaner and meaner business model. For me personally, that encounter also resulted in a friend, a squash partner and a professional consultant that is always available in my contacts list.
Oh, and by the way, I am now the co-founder and manager of Sunday Bagels and Coffee, one of the freshest and coolest brands on the Bucharest food scene.
Beatrice WeberFriends for Friends Foundation
Dragos came into my life and, consequently, into Friends For Friends Foundation’s as one of those angels who appears when you need them most. The story is quite wonderful: he won a prize at the very first edition of Superwritings Prizes – one of the FFFF’s first big projects, which supports all forms of narrative journalism and creative non-fiction writings. You may not know this about Dragos, but being the kind of person who never stops exploring and pushing his inner creative potential, he also loves writing.
We can say the beginning of our friendship is mostly based on synchronicities rather than words – that’s how Dragos did his parenting for our second big and representative project: Creative Fitness Studio, a gym where you can work out your creative muscle. Thanks to his guiding talent, putting together both ideas and humans, we succeeded in making that ‘dream team’ which brought into being an innovative workshop for training anyone’s creativity, generating ideas and problem solving for companies. Recently, we have even succeeded in bringing it into schools and we won’t stop until we’ll have creative classes in the formal curriculum.
Dragos is and will remain in the history of FFFF. Thank you and keep up the good spirit.
About Beatrice Weber
Beatrice Weber, actual Activist Extraordinaire | Executive President, she has 20 years of experience in mass media industry (former marketing director at ProTV, Evenimentul Zilei & Grupul Catavencu-Realitatea). Since 2011, she is focusing her energy & intelligence supporting practical creativity putting the basis of the current projects of Friends For Friends Foundation.
My collaboration with Dragos started in March 2013, when he launched the message that he wanted to create an instrument for every person who needed to test a project idea, involving the community to support that idea as well. He had a great personal story: at his birthday party, not too long before, he managed to make his friends offer both in kind and money (totaling 20k lei) support for 4 projects proposed by citizens of Bucharest. At the first work meeting, we developed an initiative group who actually became the founding team for the social entrepreneurship crowdfunding platform. As with all the startups, the beginning is full of challenges and unknown bits, but the pragmatic business experience that Dragos held, helped us a lot. From him, I started learning the Lean Startup methodology, which presumes that every step of the way, an idea must be tested and validated by potential clients. It is a philosophy that Dragos integrated in other aspects of his life, as I have often seen him as a vocational mentor in his coaching and counseling sessions. Another quality that Dragos possesses: he enthusiastically and generously shares all his know-how with others.
About Catalina Azamfirei
Catalina has a strong education in marketing and communication, with over 10 years of experience in the corporate sector. During the last years, she returned to the non-profit sector, as part of a development team for social entrepreneurship projects. She strongly believes that in order to grow a community, one has to personally get involved in order to find sustainable solutions for the current social issues. Her latest initiative is being part of the founding and development team of the PotSiEu.ro crowdfunding platform, dedicated to social entrepreneurship. This initiative led her to another idea – developing and delivering national training programs so as to support designing successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Ciprian CretuDJ Sounds
Everything that I worked with you on, helped me guide my thoughts in order to obtain the performance I desired, in all that I wanted to do. My perseverance, motivation and optimism levels grew. I learned that you can develop a business and you can make money out of anything, if you really love what you’re doing and you use your passion. It’s important to believe in yourself and to fight until you get where you desire, because nothing in life is mere coincidence.
About Ciprian Cretu
I am a young man, tall, 1.82 cm with chestnut hair and blue eyes. The smiling, happy and social type, I am always willing to meet, explore and learn from the successful people around. I am also an optimist, but with a touch of the past still lingering. Honest, big-hearted and without a superficial attitude, I feel alive when passion and motivation combine at their highest levels.
I’m the adventurous and free guy, who doesn’t like routine. I love a good challenge and I usually seek them.
I don’t like hypocrisy, lies, and I try to surround myself with people I can learn from, so I can constantly develop in the best way.
Flavia CioceanuEnglish Trainer, Event Organizer
I found Dragos at a turning point in my life and he was the best thing that could have happened to me. Meeting such a clear person, someone who can express thoughts, ideas, states and feelings so clearly, straightforward and in a warm manner, helped me a lot. He was the one who revealed to me what was important and what I had to leave behind in order to make the next step in life and in my career. Dragos is clearly much more than a business coach, he will transpose a part of himself in each of the persons he interacts with and bring the best out of that person. There is a lot of wisdom and love coming out of every pore of Dragos’s being. Thank you for being like that.
About Flavia Cioceanu
Flavia has developed multiple skills and abilities throughout her life, from working with customers to working with animals, to creative writing, movie directing, book editing, music reviewing, SEO for websites, content writing and teaching. She is passionate about working with people and has her own social meetup group. For the moment she is an English language trainer and a writer for the music website infomusic.ro and she is aiming towards becoming a personal trainer and facilitator in many areas of personal development.
Mircea CriveanuCustomer Relationships Adviser & Marketer
Dragos and me met at a moment in our lives when we decided that it is time to give back to people what we learned. I had the chance to co-host an event for PACT – an NGO that we both support with our experience. Further on, I took advantage of my friend’s skills when I wanted to simplify and clarify my future path. I can assure you that every moment was beneficial for me. Dragos is the mentor that enables you to bring your dreams to life.
About Mircea Criveanu
As a Customer Relationships Adviser & Marketer, Mircea’s work consists in identifying your customers, assisting you to understand them, make best use of digital & social engagement tools to further establish a dialogue between your organization and your customers and generate transactions as a result.
He has over 20 years of experience in marketing, brand identity, communication, customer experience and product management, and was involved in the growth of multinational, local and regional brands.
You should surround yourself with smart and positive people. Dragos is one of those people. Dragos has extensive experience in sales and because sales is fundamentally about people, you feel like you are talking to a human, even if you are building technology like us.
I am honored to have Dragos as an advisor, and investor, and a friend in my life.
About Vlad Stan
CEO & Founder at @Startupkit
Ruxandra SasuPACT Foundation
Our first interaction with Dragoș was during a workshop on How to Build Authentic Relationships that he held for our team. He gave us a new perspective on how to approach prospective donors and how to strengthen our relationship with them without losing our authenticity and while keeping in mind our mission. Furthermore, during a series of executive coaching sessions, he supported our executive director to strengthen and further her vision towards what PACT needs to do on the long run, and also take action towards specific operational challenges. We strongly recommend Dragoș as a passionate, honest, and reliable professional.
About PACT Foundation
PACT Foundation works in 19 counties in Southern Romania, encouraging citizens, leaders and community groups and organizations to facilitate participation and build trust so that communities can realize their full potential, enhance the quality of lives of their members, and sustain the core values associated with community development.
Andrei TudoseDelivering Life
We are a lot of people in this world and a small part of them we call our friends, but only some of them are special for us. For me Dragos is one of the special people I know. Our relation transcended mentoring or coaching. He was there to listen and guide me to my power. If you look for a person to push you to the level you want don’t contact Dragons but if you want to get in touch with your inner wisdom and energy don’t waste any more second, get in touch with him and see if it works for you.
About Andrei Tudose
I left Romania in 1999 and went to GERMANY as fresh IT engineer. I’ve spend there almost 6 years working in big corporations. It was about expanding my visions and possibilities. Although my corporate career was rising promising in 2006 I realized that my current success was not in line with what my life is about.In 2006 I went back to Romania to discover my business development strengths. I also started my conscious way to personal development. In 2008 I left the corporate world and invested and partnered a local IT company. I also co-founded my first community evadeazacunoi.ro
I woke up one morning and I said to myself: “Andrei, you are welcome to this life, please enjoy!”. In 2012 I did my exit from the IT company and founded deliveringlife.com. I also started andreitudose.com where I host my events, my blog … it is the place where I deliver myself.
Vlad AndreiIKEDOO Institute
Ikedoo is nowadays a leader in experiential education and one of the pioneers of global education change according to the Lego Foundation. Our story began in 2011 when we were experimenting with a new paradigm for children’s education. I started working with Dragos in 2012, when we wanted to go from playing to implementing. We used to be 4, now there are 30 people in our team. The systematic collaboration with Dragos was rather short (less than a year), as it was highly efficient. I can compare working with Dragos with the relationship between a parent and a child who learns to ride the bike. At first he’s like “Hey, don’t let me fall!”, then it reaches the “Look, no hands!” moment. Apart from the constant encouragement, Dragos taught us how to concentrate on what really mattered in a young organization and he conveyed his passion for a disciplined implementation. I do believe that these are the only things that give results in the incubating phase. I may be biased while remembering all those times, but the fact that the memories are still with me, after all those years, validate, once again, that they’re true, so I’m really proud to write them down.
About Vlad Andrei
Vlad is the CEO and co-founder of IKEDOO Institute. He has an experience of over 10 years in management and business administration. His curiosity has always driven him to the edge of knowledge, making him receptive to the constant flow of information and how this flow creates original ideas. He always wanted to learn new things, but the Romanian educational system didn’t nurture his interest. He discovered what he liked on his own, becoming a self-taught enthusiast. His perfect summer in childhood seems to have been straight out of Mark Twain’s books, a summer with hills, apples, nuts, river and a forest. IKEDOO is one big adventure for him that fulfills his life, especially because he can apply what he has observed from many readings.
Andra MunteanuLIMITLESS Total Body Makeover
Dragos is and has always been the right mentor for us, at the right time and the right moment. Considering that the average age in our team is around 24-25 y.o., a “shot” of experience and some hints about the proper attitude in business was what we greatly needed and Dragos provided in abundance. The time shared during our consultancy meetings was never wasted, on the contrary, it was wisely invested. In truth, we can say that our top 3 good business decisions regarding LIMITLESS started with the pieces of advice and information received from Dragos. He is a fantastic person, full of resources and great talent in sharing his knowledge in the right way. He’s a great mix of a teacher, coach and business man.
About LIMITLESS Total Body Makeover
LIMITLESS Total Body Makeover is the first body shaping programme in Romania that uses fitness, sports nutrition and coaching elements in order to help its participants reach their best physical shape in the shortest period. With a holistic approach and a special care to satisfying all the participants’ needs, this is a healthy and accessible body shaping process, both from a nutritional point of view, and from a safety training point of view. In 2014, 1200 persons participated in our programme with 936 hours of training and 4320 evaluation session, managing to lose 7680 kg in weight – all by thoroughly respecting the principles of LIMITLESS, which suppose that participants and their long term results come first. LIMITLESS can be reached in Bucharest, Constanta and Bacau.
Cristina EremiaCareer & Relationship Coach
I have worked with Dragos in the beginning of my entrepreneur career and I can say he is a great mentor, combining high human qualities with solid business acumen, relevant life experience, diverse and extended training.
He brought clarity upon the qualities I own, thus increasing my self-esteem. He explained in simple steps what I can do to develop my business and encouraged me to take my life into my own hands.
He has a quick, sharp mind tackling every issue you need to overcome. He is very open and honest, very emotionally intelligent, a man who learns constantly and teaches others all the important life lessons he has experienced.
He gives constantly the treasures of his heart. He can sustain you in discovering the light from your own shadows, thud owning your personal power, and knowing your self beyond masks, wounds and social conditioning.
I warmly recommend him for his capacity to give relevant knowledge for your own goals and development, practical guidelines to develop your start-up, give emotional support and deep self-knowledge.
About Cristina Eremia
Cristina Eremia is a Career & Relationship Coach with main studies in NLP Coaching and Organizational Gestalt, Team Coaching and art-therapy, having graduated the Faculty of Psychology in 2003. She has more than 12 years of work experience within consultancy and multinational companies in HR field, having coordinated organizational development processes, training, assessment, recruitment and talent management programs.
She works with clients from many industries: FMCG, Telecom, Pharma, Oil & Gas, IT, Banking & Finance.
Since 2008 she has been focusing on life and organizational coaching, specializing in career development, team efficiency, and relationship growth.
Dragos gives me confidence to keep on working on what I believe in, makes me feel optimist and helps me with practical ideas. Our talks generate a constructive and concrete perspective regarding what I want to create. He is a close mentor, and I know I can have faith in his advice and guidance, he supports me and helps me make my dream come true. Our talks, also, offer me clarity and courage to do what I need to, without straying. The results of our work together will soon be found at www.descoperavocatia.ro
About Ioana Ruscau
Project Manager with over 9 years of experience, having as main area of expertise banking, finance and project management. Experienced professional leading commercial and operational lean performance improvements. I have adapted to different project, facing challenges and changes, improving my knowledge base and soft skills such as communication skills and leadership among my project team.