One can learn a lot by being a Mentor by Nadezhda Milenkova
Today we are happy to meet Nadezhda Milenkova, who is a certified PMP since 2013 since when she’s been monitoring the positive development of PMI Bulgaria Chapter as a chapter member and participant in various events and initiatives.
She has been managing projects within the Infrastructure Support world, primarily in Service Management Projects for more than 12+ years now. Currently she is GMS ITSM lead in Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Being part of several big IT Companies, she has benefitted from the internal mentoring program offered by HP, where she participated as a mentee for professional and career development and as mentor for Service Management. She was impressed by the maturity of her mentor and her desire to spread knowledge and good examples. Also by her willingness to to find interesting information everywhere and to constantly learn – i.e. to GIVE and to GET 😊. This is what inspired Nadezhda to volunteer in the PMI Bulgaria Chapter Mentoring initiative as mentor on Project Management (Waterfall), as the experience she had collected throughout the years was just about the right background to answer the practical questions related to this area. She was contacted by Boryana Georgieva and Zhana Pelovska and after a short discussion on the goal of the initiative, Nadezhda was glad to join it as a mentor.
Both of them were prepared theoretically for a different project management world, so they knew what they needed to understand. Nadezhda was very happy to hear some of the questions from Marinela, as those helped her see some details in a new way.
She recommends the PMI Bulgaria Mentorship program to everybody as a good opportunity to provide your best, to face some unexpected questions, to learn new things, to meet people with whom you experience similar challenges and to find a new friend.