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POST 1 Welcome to Blog 2.0

Dear Friends, if you were among 20 000 readers who came last year to read the posts on the steppebystep,  before all the changes me and as a result, this website went through, you probably know that I was in the search for new experiences and new places. When I...

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Post 2 Cooperation with Swiss-SASEM

Hi Friends, Incredibly happy to share the news: I am going to teach a course: International Career Development in cooperation with the Swiss SASem School of Applied Science. As of today throughout the remaining days of December and January, will be providing regular 3-hour workshops to the teaching staff of...

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Post 3 Coming back

Linkedin post In the mid of October, I have moved back to Kazakhstan. Exactly 20 years ago, I went to Europe to search for a better life for my 4-year-old son and me. I found what I was looking at at the level that Europe could give to me at...

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Post 5 What is my mission?

Dear Friends, As you know, I am currently teaching a course with Swiss Business School to the professors and teaching staff of Kaz NU. So far, I have given eight workshops, each lasting 4 hours, for the Program Building competencies to develop the international career. 15 fantastic, bright, intelligent professionals...

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Post 6 Держа Маму за руку.

Экстренная госпитализация в больницу с камнем в почках. Массовые протесты в стране. Ковид. Три события произошли одно за другим, в течении месяца  – сразу же после написания поста в  Linkedin,  в котором рассказала о  переезде в Казахстан. Моя международная нетворк, поставив смайлики и сердечки,  тепло поддержала   farewell послание  аккурат перед...

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Post 8 Update on the dates: Retreat from 19 th to 26 th of March

  People from Kazakhstan rarely show signs of vulnerability. Overall, others perceive us as full of dignity and self-respect people. These qualities take roots in ancient times in history and are conditioned by the climate: when you survive in the cold weather and have hostile tribes around, you cannot allow...

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Post 9 Хрен редьки не слаще 

Хрен редьки не слаще  – такие мысли витали в голове, когда  в связи  с санкциями на этой неделе пришлось  менять  только что  выбранный  – в ноябре,  счет компании из Сбербанка на Халык.  Честно говоря, Сбер после работы с ING и  ABN AMRО в Нидерландах откровенно раздражал – несмотря на провозглашенную ...

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Post 10 Coming back from Dubai

I almost never ever talk about my Family Members. Now it is a great chance – we just came back from our holidays in Dubai – me, my Mom and my Niece. It was one of the best holidays I have ever had –  relaxing, informative, full of love, care,...

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Post 11 Strategic Contract Management Training Course – KPO

This week I met with a fabulous group of senior contract management people of #KPO. #Karachaganak Petroleum Operating Company is a large oil and liquified gas supplier. Among shareholders of one of the major taxpayers to #Kazakhstan‘s budget are the companies as #ENI, #SHELL, #Chevron, and well, Lukoil. I have provided a training course dedicated to #strategic contract management...

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Post 12 – Two American Lessons

I always thought three things would stay in my life forever, and I will never have enough of them  – reading books, eating chocolate, and traveling to new places. I have recently realized that one of those three, is ready to be dropped from the list. Unfortunately, it is neither...

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Post 13 Life of a Project and “Steal like an Artist”

I was reading the book “Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon, and I saw stages of the life of a project in the attached diagram. After following the dots on the curve, I could find the resemblance between the description given by the Author with my own experience. How...

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Post 14 Welcome to Contract Management World!

It 7:45 am in the morning. You are a Senior Contract Manager in one of the Fortune 500 companies. You just arrived at the office and saw 154 unanswered emails, 37 of them are marked as very important. One is from the CFO, who demands to deliver him a piece...

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Post 15 Retreats in August.

It is scientifically proven that women who gained 5 pounds in one month live longer than men who noticed it.😊 Now, let’s talk about serious research. Last week, at  Purpose Collective online event (great one, by the way👍), Aaron Hurst, author of “Purposeful Economy” book, CEO of Imperative, and founder of the...

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Post 16 I Know What I Did this Summer.

I am preparing to conduct a “Negotiations” Course for a Corporate client, so I will read ( reread) these books this month. The picture is taking from REDDIT. Needless to mention that they are all related to the subject of “Negotiations”. “Never Split the Difference” is on top of the...

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Post 17 Do Not Feel Sad

Nowadays, holidays are exhausting (think of flights delays, COVID requirements etc). By the time the whole trip is booked ( Hotels, flights, trains and other), there is no energy left to relax at the new destination. A five-star hotel that looked incredibly chick on the website, in reality, is outdated;...

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Post 21 Road to KPO, Aksai

I have recently returned from a business trip to #Karachaganak Petroleum Operating Company – a consortium of five oil & gas companies — #ENI SpA (29.25%), #Shell plc (29.25%), #Chevron (18%), Lukoil (13.5%), and KazMunaiGas (10%)which headquarters in Aksai, Uralsk region in Kazakhstan. It was my first trip to the...

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Post 22 New Dates: Total Immersion to the Royal Hague: Yoga, Parks, Seaside and Flowers in September

Dear Friends and Subscribers – I need your support – please leave your likes and inquiries here: https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/steppebystep/5-day-total-immersion-to-the-royal-hague-yoga-retreat-in-south-holland and here https://www.bookyogaretreats.com/steppebystep/8-day-all-inclusive-wild-spirit-of-nomad-land-yoga-and-cultural-holiday-in-kazakhstan We had been selected and approved under the biggest and proven  platform of yoga retreats and thrilled to provide our unique, authentic yoga retreats and wellness activities in Europe...

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Post 23 Summer of My Dream

  So, summer 22 is gone…and so are my several hopes. If you followed my saga of returning after 20 years of living abroad to the country I was born, I have two pieces of news. First one: I have managed to set up and develop activities of Steppebystep in...

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