Saturday, 01 October 2022

Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives, Episode 8: Consulting in Kazakhstan: One Consultant’s Story

Tune in to the replay of the 8th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts promoting professional excellence and building a sustainable future.

On October 1, 2022 at 13:00 GMT, we were delighted to welcome Valentina Grigoryeva (Kazakhstan), Certified Management Consultant specializing in organizational development, corporate strategy, and management and personnel growth. Valentina is also a highly acclaimed business trainer with a focus on leadership and management skills; specifically, she is an accredited trainer of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Council for Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

Valentina has worked as a management consultant since 2003 and implemented over 60 consulting projects and hundreds of business trainings in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Romania, Macedonia and Russia.

Since 2010, Valentina has been the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee in the Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants (CMC Kazakhstan). She has also served as an expert assessor for CMC Certification. CMC Kazakhstan won the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in 2013.

Valentina will share her personal story of becoming a consultant in Kazakhstan and how she grew to be one of the founders and leaders of CMC Kazakhstan.

You will learn:

  1. How the consulting industry in Kazakhstan progressed from a small group of scattered consultants (who didn’t even fully realize they were consultants), to a professional nationwide organization with deep international connections;
  2. How partnerships played an important role in CMC Kazakhstan’s ultimate success;;
  3. How challenges shaped CMC Kazakhstan into a highly valued consultants’ hub, which promotes professional excellence and provides outstanding support to its members and the Central Asia consulting community

Watch the replay here:

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