Svetlana Dimovski, PhD

Member Spotlight

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I am a leadership and business coach, Kellogg Executive Scholar in Leadership, and Founder of Dharma Growth LLC - an integral coaching company from Arlington, VA. As an integral coach, I am passionate about facilitating deep insights and actions that promote restored sense of wholeness for clients dealing with high stake complex situations where other approaches may not create the desired shift.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

One of the most important qualities of a coach is her ability to listen deeply with no judgment or pre-conceived agenda.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

Scaling up my business through partnerships with other coaches and digital and AI platform developers. I would like to broaden my local network.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

Restoring wholeness and creating more inclusive world.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Intuition, independence and capacity for love.

What does success look like to you?

I used to think of a success in terms of accomplishments and impact. Today, I feel it's much more about awareness, presence and choice to amplify goodness around us.

Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?

One thing that brings me to my essence is journaling. I don't journal about things that are going on throughout my day, or things I would like to do. Instead, I just jot down all the different questions that come to mind that I should ask myself. This helps me boil down quickly to what's really important and what's out of scope for now. Staying closely connected to intimate sense of purpose makes it easier to manage healthy boundaries and expectations.

What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?

Professional coaching organization is a great place to help you break into the coaching industry. I am a member of the International Coach Federation, and it's been very rewarding experience.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Take time to understand your motivators. There can be passion without success, but there cannot be success without passion.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I recently relocated from New Jersey to Washington D.C. area. I was introduced to Ellevate Network by a fellow member Candice Hughes, PhD, MBA. I am looking forward to meet new professional women in the area through networking and educational events. I am also very excited about launch of Ellevate Squads.

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