done with passion

Olga Melihov

ICF Certified Professional Coach

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About Me

I am the Founder & Managing Partner of IB Consulting, a management consulting company founded in 2007, with expertise in areas such as strategy, organizational development, transformation, performance management, business development, with projects delivered in Romania, Poland and Russia.

Being a manager with more than 20 years of work activity in Central and Eastern Europe region, I have an extensive experience gained while working in areas like construction, retail development or commercial real estate consultancy. My recent employment experience was with an infrastructure group of companies, covering the strategy development & commercial aspects at the holding level.

As Country Head of BNP Paribas Real Estate Romania, I have contributed to create a strong branch on the Romanian market, well connected and integrated within the CEE teams’ network. Before that, I worked in construction sector in Russia, also in retail real estate development in Poland & CEE region. I am a graduate of the Bucharest University, holding an MA in General Management at Bucharest University of Economic Studies and an MBA from Tiffin University, USA.

My interest to coaching started with the needs I have experienced as a team leader, willing to identify solutions in critical situations, help my team to improve and evolve personally and professionally, generate performance and business growth. In the last years, I studied coaching and followed specific programs in this respect.  I then became Strategic Intervention Coach certified by Robbins Madanes Training, USA, also an ACSTH Coach (Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ICF certification) and an ANC Coach (National Qualifications Authority Romania). Continuing my dedication to coaching, I received the certification of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and became ACC (Associate Certified Coach). Being an ICF ACC Professional Coach demonstrates knowledge and proficient use of core coaching skills and it is a recognition of my commitment to high standards for the coaching profession and the clients it serves. International Coaching Federation is the only globally recognized professional coaching organization.

I speak native Romanian, fluent English, Russian and French. I enjoy travelling, reading and looking at life with gratitude. I believe that the world needs people who want to contribute, make a difference, help others see progress in their lives and reach their full potential. And my plan is to do that through Coaching and Mentoring.

I have the energy, the passion, the enthusiasm and the drive to make people… thrive. Hope we will be doing this together!



Executive & Business Coaching

Teaming up with organizations in driving cultural change to better retain, inspire and develop their people. From business essentials (vision, mission, strategy, values, identity, objectives), to productive communication, from authentic leadership abilities of team leaders to strategic planning, efficiency, conflict solving, aiming performance, business growth and excellence in serving clients.

Life Coaching

Accompanying individuals to overcome personal challenges, to develop their strengths, confidence, power and vision, to increase their happiness and effectiveness in both their personal and professional lives, allowing them to become centered, confident, and empowered.


Using my 20 years professional background in the benefit of companies and individuals, sharing experience, knowledge, best practices, inspirational stories & examples to support achieving personal or professional objectives.

Business Consulting

Working with teams and executives on specific projects – new markets penetration, defining strategic steps for business development and growth, leadership team alignment, performance management - outline priorities, define objectives, KPIs, organizational development and advisory on real estate market in CEE countries.

Trainings & Workshops

Helping organizations to address topics of major importance for their employees like mental health - live a balanced life, gain confidence, manage stress, anxiety, burnout, loneliness, meet personal objectives and see progress in their lives - but also topics in the area of productivity, efficiency, performance management, diversity & inclusion and others.


“Throughout this project, we have both dedicated not only some hours a month, but some pieces of our own selves, pieces which we took back at the end of the mentoring program, completely alchemical and touched by the multitude of ingredients we both poured: trust, patience, empathy, support, dedication and last but not least and perhaps most importantly, the joy of giving and receiving. Does it sound like poetry? It’s because it was, only that the musicality was created by us! Try it, the journey is worth it! There’s only one rule: do not limit yourself to the destination, let yourselves be surprised! 😊 Thank you, my dear Olga, and I am happy you decided to continue giving these kinds of journeys to others! May it be all done with ease and joy!”

Oana O. - Mentee of Olga in PWN Romania Mentoring Program

“Olga managed to show that she was the best person I could trust and with whom I could work on my objectives, while making use of many personal resources. Her methods and techniques, together with her warm personality were always above my expectations. Olga always demonstrated in-depth knowledge of all the coaching and mentoring techniques she used, we always had efficient communication, and all the methods and plans we developed together during the sessions proved to be applicable later on. She is an exceptional coach and I am sure that anyone who will work with her will have extraordinary benefits and amazing success. The degree of professionalism she expressed during this program managed to shape me into a more assertive person and radically changed my perception on coaching, and last but not least, on myself. Thank you, you are a true model woman for me!”

Dorina T. – Coaching client of Olga

“Olga and I were matched in an online mentoring program by accident, and it showed to be a very fortunate incident. I loved Olga's presence since the first moment we met online. Her enthusiasm was so real! I could feel from the first moment how much she cared to be of help, and this enthusiasm stayed throughout the mentoring year in 2021. I found the experience of mentoring with Olga to be very positive. She offered a safe space where I could share freely without feeling judged, but still feel heard. Olga helped me by asking good questions, sharing tools and tips that I could use to handle tough moments on my own, and share openly about herself whenever I asked. I also learned a lot from Olga through the person she is and the example she sets as a leader, mentor, mother and woman, and how she carries those roles with vulnerability, responsibility and joy. I am grateful that things worked out in such a way that I got to be mentored by Olga. Wishing all the luck and joy to whoever gets to be her next mentee”

Medina K. - Mentee of Olga in PWN Norway Mentoring Program

“For me, this experience was revelatory, as I discovered a new perspective. There are some aspects that I haven’t even thought about until meeting her, key questions that I never asked myself, whose answers made me understand and realize that there are some things I missed or that I thought were completely in order, just to realize later they weren’t as I thought them to be. Since our first meeting, I understood I never thought about certain points in such a way before and I very much needed to realize this in order to be able to find solutions. Thank you so much, Olga!”

Diana C. - Coaching client of Olga

“My experience was wonderful from the beginning until the end of the period in which I worked with Olga. She helped me find and see my own qualities and to cultivate my self-confidence. Even more importantly, there was no moment when I haven’t felt compassion, understanding and beautiful words. Thank you for all the help and encouragement given!”

Diana G. – Coaching client of Olga

"Before entering the coaching process, I postponed important things, I did not have clarity in objectives, in setting and understanding priorities. In the coaching process, together with Olga, I had a special experience that allowed both certain discoveries and clarity and consistency in terms of actions designed to help me achieve my goals. I gained focus, longer-term vision and last but not least the discipline to follow my plans and dreams."

Andrei U. - Coaching client of Olga


Coaching is a partnership with the client in a process considered challenging and creative, which inspires people to maximize personal and professional potential.

The purpose of coaching is to fulfill each of us, as individuals, on multiple levels (professional, personal, financial, emotional, spiritual) by defining concrete goals and finding the best ways to achieve them. The responsibility for obtaining the results lies with the Client. The coach’s responsibility is about the process.

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Published on 06.04.2022

Before anything else I want to thank the ones, who answered my calls in the last months, who asked how I am, who answered my emails, who cared. But I also thank the ones who did not…

Published on 08.04.2022

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Because every person needs someone who can listen without any judgment or bias, who asks the right questions, guides in setting goals…


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your personal data and your rights under the provisions of data protection legislation.
Data Operator
Initiative Business Consulting
Address: 285 Mica St, Ghindaresti, Romania 907135
Registered at the Trade Register under J13/863/2016, (tax code) RO CUI 21082402
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For the purposes of the Processing mentioned in point II below, we process your personal
data provided on our site – hereinafter referred to as „Personal data”, as follows:
• Name, first name, mobile/landline phone number, e-mail, Company name (optional)
(hereinafter referred to as „Personal data”);
The content of the submitted message and its subject sent to Initiative Business Consulting
(hereinafter referred to as „Communication data”);
• Information regarding your use of the user account and the Site, such as the date and
time you accessed the Website, including the public IP address, public ID Device and
similar data about you (hereinafter referred to as „Monitoring data”).
Initiative Business Consulting collects Personal data in the following ways: directly from you
(provided on the site, e-mail, social networks or other means of communication), from traffic
reports recorded by the servers hosting the site, from social networks, as well as through
cookies or from third parties who communicate data to us in order to deliver the products to
you (e.g. online sales platforms).
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We process your personal data to the extent permitted or imposed by the applicable law for
the following purposes:
for the provision of services offered by Initiative Business Consulting, including the actions
specific to this activity, including to allow the optimal use of the Site and in order to obtain
the statistical information for the Improvement of Mega Image services (hereinafter referred
to as „Purposes related to the provisions of the services and the operation of the Site”);
for the secure administration of the by Initiative Business Consulting information system and in
order to avoid criminal activities (hereinafter referred to as „Security and fraud prevention
to enable the carrying out of marketing activities (hereinafter referred to as „Purposes related
to marketing”);
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The use of your personal data to send you news about our products and services, when you
purchase a product from the online supermarket or when you set up a user account. You
can unsubscribe from these marketing communications at any time, quickly and easily. All
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Third parties: Initiative Business Consulting may transfer data to government and regulatory
agencies, courts and other governmental authorities, in compliance with the provisions of
applicable law, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR, and to external consultants as data operators
(for example, lawyers, accountants, auditors, etc.) pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Use of your telephone number by Initiative Business Consulting or a proxy, to contact you in
order to improve our services or our subcontractors/partners (e.g. in the case of surveys
regarding your interaction with the representatives/ Initiative Business Consulting proxies)
We will use the personal data, as provided by you to Initiative Business Consulting for the
purposes mentioned in this policy.
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In general, the processing of personal data is necessary in order to carry out the activity
specific to the purposes of the processing.
In general, you are required to provide your personal data in a mandatory manner, except in
limited situations where we inform you that certain information is optional. If you do not
provide us with the data required to be provided, the process may be delayed or even
In order to process your personal data, Initiative Business Consulting relies on various legal
grounds, as follows:
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We may rely on your consent to use your personal information for certain direct marketing
purposes, consent being the legal basis for the collection, processing and use of your
personal data, as permitted by applicable law. You can withdraw your consent at any time
by contacting us at the addresses at the end of this privacy policy.
II. Legitimate interests:
We may use the information for our legitimate interests, such as providing the most
appropriate content of the website, marketing, to improve and promote our services, as well
as the content on our website, and for administrative and fraud detection purposes.
III. Legal obligations:
The processing of data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations, such as
obligations provided by the accounting and fiscal legislation or requests of the public
Purposes of processing Categories of personal
data involved
Basis of processing
Purposes related to the
provision of services and
the operation of the
• Personal data
• Communication
• Execution of a contract;
• Based on a legal obligation;
• Based on legitimate interest.
Purposes related to
• Personal data
• Data regarding the
order (order history)
• Based on consent;
• Based on legitimate interest
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Personal data processed for the purposes mentioned herein will be kept only as necessary,
during the existence of your account and subsequently, during a transition period (for
example, for receiving a response to your request, for delivery of goods, issuing invoices) or
for any other longer period in which Initiative Business Consulting has the legal obligation to
archive the personal data.
If a legal action is initiated, the personal data may be kept until the end of this action,
including any appeal periods, and then it will be deleted or archived, according to the
provisions of applicable law.
In principle, we will keep your personal data for the period required or permitted by
applicable law. Subsequently, we will remove/delete your personal data from our systems
and records and/or take steps to anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified based
on them. In all cases, the personal data in the contracts, communications and other
identified documents may be subject to legal retention requirements, which require, in
principle, the retention for up to 10 years. Any other personal data will be deleted, in
principle, within 6 months from the deletion of your user account or from their collection
through the website, except for the related order data which may be kept for up to 3 years
from the date of the transaction or, as the case may be, for a period necessary for the
fulfilment of legal obligation (including if we are obliged to do so by a court decision) or if
necessary for security reasons, fraud prevention, litigation or abuse.
VI. Security procedures
In compliance with European data protection legislation, we use reasonable procedures to
prevent the unauthorized access and the misuse of personal data.
We use appropriate systems and procedures to protect and secure the personal data you
transmit to us. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions on
accessing and using personal data on our servers. Only authorized personnel can access
personal data while working.
VII. Your rights
If you have given your consent to certain processing activities, you may withdraw this
consent at any time with future effects. Such withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of the
processing prior to the withdrawal of consent.
Based on the conditions provided by the applicable legislation (GDPR), you have the
following rights:
1. The access right: You have the right to be notified, upon request, if your personal data
are processed, and if so, you have the right to request access to it. The information
includes, among other, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data
affected and the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has
been or will be disclosed.
You have the right to obtain a copy of the processed personal data. For additional copies,
we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs.
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2. Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of your
incorrect personal data. Depending on the purposes of the Processing, you have the right
to complete incomplete personal data, including through an additional statement
3. The right to delete („the right to be forgotten”): You have the right to ask us to delete your
personal data, by sending an email to
4. The right to restriction: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of
your personal data. In this case, the respective data will be marked and can be
processed by us only for certain purposes.
5. The right to data portability: You have the right to receive your personal data that you
have provided to us, in a structured, common format that can be read by devices and
you have the right to transmit this data to another entity without objections from us.
6. The right to object:
You have the right to object, for reasons related to your situation, at any time, to the
processing of your personal data by us, and we may be asked not to process your
personal data. If you have the right to object and exercise it, we will no longer process
your personal data for that purpose. There is no cost for exercising this right. This right may
be invalidated in particular if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the
formalities related to the conclusion of a contract or for the fulfilment of a contract
already concluded.
The rights mentioned above will be exercised by formulating a written request at the
email address In the application, you can indicate if you
want the information to be communicated to a certain address, which can also be by email, or through a correspondence service that ensures that the delivery will be made
only to you personally. Please note that before accepting any such request, we reserve
the right to verify your identity to ensure that the request comes from you.
Initiative Business Consulting will communicate the requested information, within 30 days
from the date of receiving the request, in compliance with the request expressed by you
regarding the communication method.
Please note that the above rights may be limited under applicable national data
protection legislation. Initiative Business Consulting, as a data operator, remains the
central point of contact in order to exercise these rights.
You also have the right to file a complaint with the National Authority for the Supervision of
Personal Data Processing.
VIII. How do we process children’s personal data?
The services offered by the website are not intended for minors.
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