Olla was born in Moscow, grew up in New Zealand, studied in Spain and Germany and worked in South Korea, France, Thailand, Australia and is currently residing in Berlin.
In 2014 she was selected from more than 3000 people from all over the world to represent New Zealand at the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Youth Conference in Bali, where she met the former Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon and helped to draft a resolution designed to promote unity in diversity.
She speaks four languages ( English, Russian, German, Spanish), has visited 45 countries and has a rich experience in working with startups, C-level managers and government institutions. Her bi-cultural upbringing, business background, multilingual skills and curiosity for cross-cultural communication led her to undertake research and develop intercultural trainings for business executives, expatriates, exchange students and multicultural couples.
As a proud Kiwi/Russian she understands the challenges individuals and companies may face when moving to a new country or conducting business with foreign partners. She regularly speaks at international conferences and universities in Germany, Netherlands, Egypt and Russia, supports integration process in refugee camps in Berlin and writes articles on the topic. Her clients commend her for her passion, ability to listen and solve some of the biggest emotional obstacles and unacceptable one may face when working internationally.