Hi, I am Ilona!

I’m goal-orientated, enjoying life, and open to the world lady. By day I’m the CEO of a warehouse automation company and by night I teach self-branding.

My life credo is “Nothing is impossible. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

I scale startup companies to tech unicorns by promoting efficiency and increasing profitability. I provide consulting services on leadership, VC investing, and strategy development topics. Get in touch with me and follow me on socials.

My journey

I jokingly say to have family DNA in logistics, I started to support a family logistics business at the age of 14 and my passion for 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; teams’ well-being and productivity. One of my favorite engagements is a 6-hour self-developed Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement course (download a pdf example).

I received MBA from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany, and prior to that, obtained a BA in Chinese Language and Economy from the 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, and 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 between Istanbul – London – Dubai, the greatest cities out of the 60+ countries, that I visited. I’m proud of being able to fluently speak 5 languages: Chinese, German, English, Russian & Belarusian. I love crypto and I do believe in Web 3.0 intelligent web and decentralized applications, thus you can often meet me at meet-ups or Web 3.0 conferences.

Over 16 years I set personal goals on a weekly, monthly, and yearly basis. I mastered bringing myself from A to B and sharing best practices for my self-motivation. Just like we manage businesses and grow profitable companies, one can improve life and solve the personal success theorem.

I love writing books, that enable talents to perform their best. See my latest published books overview in section books. If you write to me personally – I will share a free copy with you!

Very truly yours, 
ILona B. Schukina

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