Hi! I’m Alena. Trainer and speaker by profession and vocation. A globetrotter, sports enthusiast, and an optimist, with an insatiable curiosity about people, life and business.
My professional background is in the corporate arena with roles in marketing, sales, and communication in a wide variety of sectors including IT, travel and tourism, and wellness and beauty. Throughout my career, I have cherished living and working in five countries across Europe and Asia. It was through my entrepreneurship experience and through overcoming my own struggles as an entrepreneur and introvert, that I was inspired to start my communication business, which has turned into a lifelong passion.
I have since worked with hundreds of individual and corporate clients on developing their communication, public speaking and influencing skills. Since 2017, I have focused on working with female executives and to be honest, it has been the most fulfilling work that I have ever done. I have poured my heart and soul into it. I developed SHELeads, a program to help women shine with their uniqueness, powerfully influence people and become inspiring leaders who never lose sight of who they are. The program combines all of my professional experience (both corporate and entrepreneurial), my sales, marketing, and public speaking skills, my study of human psychology, what I have learned from my mentors and my own life journey.
Things I am really proud of…
If I must choose a few (besides the SHELeads Program and our wonderful graduates), then it has to be speaking at the TEDx UNYP 2017 conference, winning second place in the 2018 Czech National Championship of Public Speaking, and coaching X.GLU, a team from the Czech Technical University to win the world title at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 in Seattle, USA (in collaboration with Presenation.com).
I am regularly asked to speak at industry events and conferences. I participate in the International Board of Entrepreneurs, Entreps.org, run The Public Speakers, Trainers and Coaches Club in Prague and am an active member of Toastmasters International.
I contribute to various magazines and newspapers including Czech & Slovak Leaders and Business Woman. You can read my articles and watch my videos on my blog.