natalie jivkova


"Don't dream your life, live your dream" is the philosophy that I believe in and has brought me here, today :)

I am inspired and passionate about non-formal learning since the moment I had my first experience 19 years ago. Since then I have been volunteering and working in various projects (environmental, social, youth) in the non-governmental sector. In 2002 I started my experience as a trainer thus supporting the learning process and personal development of youngsters and adults.

natalie jivkova has 13 references for past work as a trainer and added 3 tools to the SALTO Toolbox.

natalie jivkova

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Current occupation

Trainer, facilitator, coach, mentor

Work experience

I have designed and delivered national and international trainings and seminars on various topics such as teamwork, effective communication, intercultural learning, conflict management, project development, presentation and facilitation skills, training of trainers, volunteering, mentoring, organizational development, organized by municipalities, social institutions, schools and local and international NGOs.

I am/was a member of:
* Pool of trainers European Youth Forum -
(May 2015 - March 2017)
* Pool of trainers and facilitators of Service Civil International (SCI) -
(June 2013 - June 2016)
* Pool of trainers of South East European Youth Network (SEEYN) -‎
(June 2013 - current)
* Pool of trainers of the Development Center for Human Resources (Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Program)
(2007 - current)

January 2007 – present – Freelance trainer – delivering and facilitation of trainings, seminars and meetings organized by NGOs, municipalities, social instituions, schools.

January – December 2012 – Training Specialist and New Training Services Consultant, Glob@l Libraries - Bulgaria Programme, a joint initiative of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the United Nations Development Programme, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

September 2008 – June 2011 – TeamPrevent LTD – Manager training center

January 2007 – June 2008 – Project Department Manager in Step by Step Foundation

October 2003 – December 2006 – Coordinator CVS-Bulgaria

Educational pathway

January 2018 - With Images and Words - Visual facilitation and recording training, organized by For the Earth, Bulgaria

November 2017 - Graphic Harvesting Trainer Skills Workshop, organized by Leargas (Irish National Agency) and SALTO T&C RC

September 2016 - Coaching for Change - training course on Solutions Focused Coaching Approach - organized by Ribalon institute, Slovenia

August 2016 - How2MOOC - Training on facilitation of Online learning, organized by National Parents Network and Educations Cities, Israel

July 2014 - Democratic Education, seminar led by Yaacov Hecht and team, organized by Community for Democratic Education, Bulgaria

November 2013 – Coaching Gets You 2, training course for coaches, organized by IUVENTA, Slovakia

September 2012 – June 2013 – International Training for Trainers (ToT) for European Youth in Action Projects, organized by SALTO Training & Cooperation

July 2012 – Training of Trainers on Facilitating an Individual Learning Process and Skills Development, Hitchhikers’ Guide to Become a Trainer, Bulgaria

October 2011 – Training of Trainers, Bulgaria, organized by Bulgarian National Agency

February 2005 – Training for Trainers, Serbia, organized by European Youth Forum and CARE International

Аpril 2003 – Training for Leaders, Croatia, organized by SEEYN (South East European Youth Network)

January – July 2002 – European Voluntary Service - EVS (YOUTH Program) in the secretariat of MARE Network, social and environmental organization Mediterranean SOS Network – Greece

2000 – 2001 – Coordinator of the European campaign in Bulgaria for decreasing of the emssions of CO2 - project “The BET”

1998 – 2000 – Coordinator of „Humanity“ club, Bulgarian Youth Red Cross

1997 – 2000 – Coordinator of Ecoclub „The Earth“ in First English Language School

Fields of training expertise

  • (advanced) Coaching & Mentoring
  • (advanced) Communication Skills
  • (advanced) Conflict Management & Mediation
  • (advanced) Environment & Ecology
  • (advanced) Evaluation & Assessment
  • (intermediate) Event Management
  • (intermediate) Fundraising
  • (advanced) Group Dynamics & Motivation
  • (advanced) Human Rights
  • (advanced) Intercultural Learning
  • (intermediate) Leadership Development
  • (advanced) Open Space Technology
  • (intermediate) Organizational Management
  • (intermediate) Peace Education
  • (intermediate) Personal Development & Empowerment
  • (advanced) Project Management
  • (intermediate) Recognition of NFLearning
  • (advanced) Social Inclusion & Exclusion
  • (advanced) Training of Trainers
  • (advanced) Volunteer Programmes
  • (advanced) Youth Participation & Initiatives
  • (expert) Youth Worker Training

Knowledge about institutions and programmes

  • (advanced) Erasmus+ (KA1) Training & Networking
  • (intermediate) Erasmus+ (KA2) Capacity Building (other countries in the World)
  • (advanced) European Solidarity Corps Volunteering
  • (intermediate) United Nations

Working with specific target groups

  • (intermediate) Children
  • (advanced) Intercultural Teams
  • (intermediate) Minorities
  • (intermediate) Young People with a Physical Disability

Experience with specific geographical regions

  • (beginner) Africa
  • (intermediate) Asia
  • (intermediate) Eastern Europe and Caucasus
  • (intermediate) Euro-Mediterranean Co-operation
  • (advanced) European Cooperation
  • (beginner) Latin America
  • (advanced) South East Europe

Language Skills

  • (fluent) Bulgarian
  • (fluent) English
  • (beginner) German

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This profile was last modified on 2020-05-03

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