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About me

Hello everyone,

My name is Valentina (Ina) Dolmova and I am the founder of ILC International. I am a qualified performance coach, specializing in the area of personal development for high-achievers, entrepreneurs & business professionals. I have an MSc in Organisational Psychology and a PhD in Social Psychology. If none of that gives you any valuable information - that's absolutely fine. It just means that I wanted to dig deeper into how I can support people and these are the labels that I got in the process. 

"It’s not so often that you meet someone that can make a change in your life for just a couple of hours. Well, Valentina is definitely a person that can do that ... her approach is quite special – she is a very attentive listener, she gets under your skin quite easily and identifies your personal challenges right away..." (Testimonial Snippet - LinkedIn)

When I work with clients we often address any or all of the below:
*Career Focus & Change *Confidence & Self-Esteem *Success Habits & Strategies *Stress-Management & Work Stress *Clarity on Purpose, *Entrepreneurial Journey

You can read the below scenarios for more clarity on the types of challenges people come to me with. If you recognise parts of yourself - consider booking a taster consultation. 

Scenario 1:
Everything seems to be OK in your life yet you have a feeling that something is missing, you are not truly fulfilled and on top of that you feel like a "bad person" for not being able to appreciate what you have... There must be a way to get out of this emotional and intellectual rut.

Scenario 2:

You've had a plan and a general trajectory on where you are going and what you want to have/ achieve in life, BUT somehow you have doubts about what you really want and because of that sustaining motivation and being the best you can be is difficult...

Scenario 3:
You judge yourself for not performing as well as you know you are capable of but you also feel the need to maintain a work-life balance... It looks as if it is one or the other. You can't have it all...right?

Scenario 4:
You think it's best to start your own business or go into a start-up where you will find a deeper meaning but then ... the stress, the finances, the taxes...stop you?

Prior to becoming a coach and psychologist my career journey was in capital markets and investment banking.  I was operating in a high-pace environments, led teams and projects, and experienced first-hand the need and application of coaching in day-to-day business life. This background enables me to be very practical and results-oriented in my coaching sessions. 

The standard approach to coaching is to have 1 or 2 hrs sessions every week (or one every two weeks). This has proven as the most beneficial way of conducting sessions for most (but not all) of my clients. However, in all cases myself as well as my team of coaches - we all aim at applying a tailored approach that's always agreed with you first - varying from one full intensive day to having 15min each day for a week - it depends on your specific needs.

The aim in most cases is to build momentum with you
so when you are done with the coaching sessions and life happens - you have the inertia needed to manage it all and manage it successfully yourself.

A combination of mentoring and coaching is sometimes useful for specific problems.
For example, if you are to start your own business and you need some practical, to the point guidance on what to do with the set-up, I can provide the necessary support as long as it's all clearly distinguished from coaching and again we agree on the terms of such interaction.


Most of our sessions are done online at the moment. 

There is always a FREE chemistry session prior to committing to coaching when you can check my approach, ask any questions you might have and I can also determine if this is the right supporting mechanism for you. An informal but open and honest conversation is imperative.

Training, qualifications & experience

Additional Certifications and Memberships:

  • Diploma in Post-Traumatic Stress through Positive Psychology
  • Qualified in Personal Performance Coaching - "The-Coaching-Academy" UK
  • Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Director Professional Development in ICF Bulgaria
  • Conducts corporate workshops and training for companies from the 'Big Four' as well as others like Accenture, PwC, +500, Melon Tech, PostScriptum Ventures, etc.


  • PhD Social Psychology - IPHS, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, BG
  • MSc Organisational Psychology - Birkbeck University, UK
  • BSc (Hons) Management & Finance - Warwick Business School, UK
  • BEng - Engineering in Telecommunications - NBU, Bulgaria

Experience Overview:

  • Founder of and Coach at ILC International
  • Capital Markets Management Consultant - Accenture; Capco

Other areas of coaching I deal with

  • Entrepreneur Mind-Set & Performance
  • Corporate dynamics & success - Management Consulting & Strategy professionals
  • Corporate dynamics & success - Financial Services professionals
  • Purpose

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£85.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

  • Individual Sessions

Fees vary depending on the number of sessions/ package that is most suitable for your needs.
Email and online support, SOS short calls and options to review documents such as business plans, CVs, etc. are all part of the different approaches that move you forward.

  • Corporate Deliveries:

Corporate strategic interventions are subject to a high degree of tailoring in order to address specific pain points (e.g. retention rates, individual/team performance, satisfaction & engagement, etc.). Please contact us at connect@ilc.one or valentina@ilc.one for an informal discussion on your particular needs.


Access calendar, check availability and book at: https://calendly.com/connect-177/

Further information

"Personal Performance Coaching is exactly that - PERSONAL and I am looking forward to meeting you, discussing how I can be of use and be the push you need now to get to the next level in your own game.

Extraordinary performance and life are a matter of extraordinary mind-set and my approach to coaching enables you to create and cultivate that - the mind-set and habits that will be your success factor."
                                                                          - Ina Dolmova -

                                      Book a Free Taster session by accessing My Calendar

Canary Wharf Ltd
1 Canada Square
E14 5AB

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

Bulgarian, French, Portuguese