Hi, I am Ilona!

I’m an Operations Executive by day and a Web3.0 Enthusiast by night. My life credo is “Nothing is impossible. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” I help companies to realise business objectives by promoting efficiency and increasing profitability. I provide consulting services as a subject matter expert on operations, logistics, leadership and startup development topics. Feel free to get in touch with me and you will receive a response accordingly.

I jokingly say to have family DNA in logistics, I started to support family logistics business at the age of 14 and my passion towards supply chains has no limits. I hold a Black Belt Lean Six Sigma in operations excellence. Like in martial arts, being a Six Sigma Black Belt is a responsibility. It’s about intensity, structured work, and discovery. My consulting expertise focuses on: tech enabled supply chain management and logistics; building and scaling startups through tech integrations of ERP, CRM and SCM systems; service operations, key performance matrixes and operations process excellence; consumer driven value networks (fast moving consumer goods as a main focus); teams’ wellbeing and productivity. One of my favourite engagements is a 6-hours self-developed Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement course (download a pdf example).

I received MBA from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany and prior to that, obtained a BA in Chinese Language and Economy from Dalian University of Technology, China. I have lectured as a guest speaker at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, European Business School, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and the University of St. Gallen as well as provided logistics consulting services to a number of international companies and start-ups. I have also been a frequent speaker and session chair at leading conferences in the field of tech, E-commerce, logistics (i.e German Logistics Association (BVL), Websummit , Unit Network).

I started this blog to share my articles on self-motivation and record events I participate. I love talking and meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and from all over the world. Currently I live in Berlin, one of the greatest cities out of 60+ countries, that I visited. I’m proud of been able to fluently speak 5 languages: Chinese, German, English, Russian & Belarusian. I love crypto, back in 2016 did my first investment in altcoins and since then prefer tokens to shoes shopping 🙂 Joking, I do believe in Web 3.0 intelligent web and decentralised applications, thus you can often meet me at meet-ups or Web 3.0 conferences.

I love given back and enabling talents to perform their best, I’m particularly proud of an 8-weeks transformation self-couching program (download a pdf example). Over 16 years I set personal goals on weekly, monthly and yearly basis. I mastered bringing myself from A to B, and share best practices on my self-motivation. Just like we manage business and grow profitable companies, one can improve life and solve the personal success theorem.

Very truly yours, 
ILona B. Schukina

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