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The girl with South American heart: Anna Haddick about her life path and why work-life balance is outdated

Anna Haddick was my mentor since I began at meliorate. She guided me into the company’s performance and brainstormed ideas for the blog with me. Actually, Anna deserves the credentials for the interview format no less than I do. So I believe it was a crime not to interview her, but Anna left for three […]

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People-oriented leadership during crisis: Insights from Olexandr Kamishyn, CEO of Ukrainian railway company

So, I continue a week of lessons from the Ukrainian war. Once Oliver and I talked about how effective the Ukrainian government is in infrastructure management during such a terrible period. You could see it from the previous post about Ukrenergo. However, Oliver also emphasized exceptional leadership and Kamishyn Olexandr as the most vivid example. […]

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Fight for electricity: How does Ukraine operate energy infrastructure during the war?

UkrEnergo is a governmental operator of energy and its infrastructure in Ukraine. Russian invasion significantly damaged operational infrastructure and core energy stations interrupting adequate energy transmission to citizens and military objects. Despite all the challenges russia poses to UkrEnergo, they not only maintain energy operations but improve the country’s current state of energy infrastructure. I […]

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Foundation of communication in meliorate – Pyramid Principle

The first weeks at a new workplace are always triggering and anxious period. When I started working in meliorate, I had no single idea what corporate governance was, the unspoken rules, values of the company. So, Oliver Förster, co-founder of meliorate, and Anna Haddick, senior consultant, and I had a conversation in which they presented […]

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“Professionalism is individual,” – Sibel Ilkaya about consulting business and succeeding in it as a woman

Our conversation with Sibel Ilkaya was planned for over two months ago, but something constantly interrupted our plans. Finally, we had an opportunity to talk a month ago, and since then, this interview unjustifiably remained in my drafts. Now, I can eventually share Sibel’s breathtaking and inspiring story, her views, and why the consulting business […]

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Anti-rules: Do this if you want to fail in consulting

Consulting, especially in complicated energy infrastructure areas, requires considerable skills and constant self-development. Usually, learning takes place along with working. Thus, mistakes are the best teachers in each profession. I prepared some anti-rules that show what not to do in professional consulting. ✕ Always expect your client to be rational. ✓ Clients are patients who […]

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Omnipresent asset management: the opportunity to change the world

Lessons on how asset management changes business world from Oliver Förster Asset management is the core instrument in consulting approach of meliorate. Oliver and I often referenced this tool in our interview to demonstrate how to contribute to the world’s development. In this post, I would like to share Oliver Förster’s insights on asset management […]

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Recovery of Ukrainian infrastructure and why does it matter for you

The war in Ukraine became one of the most terrifying and unexpected events in 2022. I was a Ukrainian myself and still can’t recover from the violent action of Russia against my country. The country’s and people’s constant support is a priority for most European countries. Ukrainian Recovery Conference 2022, held on the 4th of […]

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“I was smart enough to be lazy”: Oliver Förster, co-founder of meliorate, tells it’s never late to change life

How Oliver realized he wanted to make contribution with the most effective tool – Asset Management PRE-FACE. After a month of vacation, I am delighted to announce that I’m finally back to work! Numerous captivating articles are waiting to be published. Now, you have opportunity to read about one of meliorate’s co-founders. The person, who […]

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Month in meliorate: What changed?

           We all know that we shape our lives, but life circumstances make us who we are. When I came to meliorate, I knew I would undercome significant changes. Indeed, not only did my schedule alter, but my attitudes toward work and business changed as well. In this post, I would like to tell how […]

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