Key Topics:Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Inclusive Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, OKRs in D&I
Originally Bulgarian and based out of Ireland, Vessy Tasheva is the Founder & CEO of Vessy.com (D&I and Mental Health consultancy) with a fully remote team spread across the world. Vessy.com works with clients across Europe and North America such as Soundcloud, Reward Gateway, Typeform and more. Vessy has authored 2 international independent D&I reports and a whitepaper on OKRs in D&I helping leaders drive measurable results. Vessy was named by Hive Learning as one of 2019’s most influential D&I Leaders globally and as one of the UK’s most influential D&I leaders in 2020. In 2021, Vessy was listed by Onalytica in Top 50 D&I Influencers globally.
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
Leading: acted as C-level executive for 2 years (CMO, CSO); led and coached a remote team of 5
Engaging leaders: reported for 5 years directly to C-level executives in organisations of size ranging between 4 and 800 employees
Project Management & Collaboration: partnered with dozens of internal & external stakeholders across a wide array of businesses, functions, and geographies
Communication: led communications for 10 years; acted in roles covering strategy, product, marketing, biz dev, culture, operations. Through the years I have worked in startups, corporates, accelerators and VCs, across various roles ranging from marketing through product to business strategy, across various industries and geographies while working with a wide range of stakeholders.
Across various industries: Tech, FMCGs, Financial services and more – With various stakeholders: founders, executive leaders, investors, hiring managers, employee resource groups, and more
Across various geographies: Germany, Spain, the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Bulgaria & more
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
How to embed D&I in the business strategy, Inclusive Leadership, Allyship, anything on the cross-section of D&I and mental health, also of D&I and psychotherapy, LGBTQ+ and more.
Who influences you within these topics?
Aubrey Blanche, Esther Perel.
What challenges are brands facing in this space?
Most companies and consultancies are doing exactly what the others are doing in D&I rather than using their unique strengths and circumstances to create deeply meaningful and impactful journeys for their employees and customers in order to drive results.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
Some of my clients now do hybrid remote others are virtual first or have always been remote first. I’m building a team where we work async from various points of the world. It’s critical that as a consultancy our way of work mirrors or even champions what we advocate for! The future of work and the future of the workplace is async, remote and autonomous.
What brands are leading the way in this space?
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
I am interested in podcasts, webinars, whitepaper, speaking opportunities, product innovation, video interviews.
What are your passions outside of work?
Cycling, Calisthenics, Psychotherapy, Cooking.
What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?
Via email or via my website
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