Born and raised in the Soviet Union, Olga lived through the excitement of that country’s collapse. Those dramatic historical events taught her a lot about life, she recalls.
They also paved the way to an exciting career for her in international security, politics and intercultural communications. Olga travelled the world, working with a number of prominent academic and policy making organizations. In 2003 she made her way to Vancouver, where she pursued her doctoral degree.
Like Jean-Paul, Olga experienced a major turning point. In 2009, she was leading a life that to onlookers appeared picture-perfect. But inside, as Olga confesses:
“I was dealing with an ongoing personal crisis. My emotional and physical health was deteriorating, and I was desperately looking for help. I was working with a few different therapists and coaches in hopes of finding a solution that would help me regain my happiness.”
Olga’s hopes weren’t translating to reality, though – until she encountered ThroughConversation.
“After speaking with Jean-Paul for a little while, I quickly realized that he had exactly what I was looking for. He emanated the wisdom and knowledge I was craving to find. I signed up for the program, and was very impressed with the results of the process. I could not believe how much and how quickly my life changed for the better!”
Inspired by all that ThroughConversation had done for her, Olga decided to help others who could benefit find out about it. The importance of letting more people know about ThroughConversation grew from an interest into something more powerful: a sense of responsibility, a calling, a mission.
Olga decided to change her career path, she was determined to concentrate on making this unique, remarkable program accessible worldwide. From 2013 on, she has devoted her time and expertise to expanding ThroughConversation internationally.
“The work we do is incredibly satisfying for both of us, personally and professionally,” says Olga. “It’s amazing to see people coming in through the door, seeking help and growth, wanting to get out of their struggles – and then seeing their transformations by the end of their journey. I can’t tell you how happy we are, how satisfied we feel, to see them come out of our program empowered, resilient, free from emotional stress and invigorated for life and all the promise it now holds for them.”