I have a gift to discover talents in others.

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15 Years in Media

 

Getty Images, Associated Press, Wireimage, MSNBC, HBO, CBS, NBA, BellTV Productions, AppleTV, Netflix, Paramount, Conferences for Women and many others

 

 

Conferences

Conference on Cultural Media - Speaker

Psychiatric Anthropology Conference - Speaker

Seattle Film Festival - Creative Director, Judge

Editor for:

Royal Family Visit to the US

New York Fashion Week

Grammy Awards

Tony Awards

Future of Storytelling

Genius Gala Conferences

Tribeca Film Festival

Greenwich Film Festival

Hamptons Film Festival

Architecture Conferences

GirlBoss Conferences

Savannah Film Festival

ATV Festival

UNICEF Snowflake 

CMT Music Awards

CNN Heroes Awards

Red Dress Awards

 

 

Always Learning

 

Scriptwriting - 1 year, Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography

BA Photography, Advertising Brooks Institute of Photography

MA Film and Media Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Film Directing; Moscow State University, TV Journalism

MA Conflict Resolution and International Relations, American Military University

MBA Marketing American Public University System

PsyD Clinical Psychology - in progress, California Southern University

on a personal note

I like watching cargo ships go in and out the harbor, passing the small beacon. No matter how independent we are, or how much freedom we want,  it's nice to feel the presence of a guiding light. 

from scratch

I started out in a tent in El Capitano Beach near Santa Barbara, CA, as a new immigrant with no tangible assets but a 4X5 camera that was gifted to me by a friend.

night shifter

It took years of nightshift work. I am an expert on social isolation and professional integration, which is important when I speak to clients that are overwhelmed by mainstream culture, or those who feel lonely and isolated. 

 

editor first, artist second

I am trained in all art disciplines, and I like to look at others' work. I love organizing and decoding the most puzzling ideas. As a producer with 20 years in the industry, I will be able to help you open up and confidently speak about your projects.

entrepreneur

After 15 years of a corporate career, I branched off to be an independent editor-consultant handling the VIP clients' PR content for media coverage. I often work from airports, trains, boats (and even a submarine once).  I work with the best photographers of the world. Each day, a new client, a new assignment. Seeing the most influential people in action - Stephen Hawking, Brene Brown, Mark Zuckerberg, Martha Stewart, Lady Gaga and many others - allowed me to gain a perspective on what it takes to be an inspiring leader. I'm on a mission to help your obtain the necessary confidence and sense of direction.

2020

I would not want this at this terrible price, but the pandemic gave me a chance to start sharing. It taught me to separate myself from the noise. There is a concept in Buddhism called Wabi. The beauty in imperfection, the harmony in the now. I am not going to define business benefits of coaching, or promise that you will write your book in 30 days, build a class in one day, and get a 6-figure salary tomorrow. There will be no noise, fake promises or little white lies.

But I will do everything in my power for you to be ready - to be ready to finish that book, start a small business and, when the opportunity presents itself,  take that job you are secretly thinking about.

  "Whatever difficulties you face,

there is something that you can do well and thrive in it"

Stephen Hawking