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Welcome to Inspiring Shipments

Where remarkable ideas, bold projects, memorable books and interesting initiatives meet lifelong learners.

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Find out if #IS is the right place for you

Answer and reflect on the three questions bellow.

* Are you a lifelong learner?

* Do you have the courage to pursue something bigger than yourself?

* Do you prefer unpredictable paths instead of easy and cheesy ones?

If you replied  “YES” to any of the questions above, I suspect you might will enjoy the company of #IS.

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About the author of Inspiring Shipments

Hi, I am Ivana Sendecka > (digital) strategist, founder, keynote speaker, basketball coach and mum. I was blessed with diverse professional and life experiences, which enabled me to connect the dots and made me who I am. I was a professional athlete once (basketball). I learned about cultural diversity, sales and finance industry in Dubai. After coming back to Slovakia I  quit my posh consulting  job  and took  a sabbatical break, during which I worked on my personal development. I built credibility and a network in the field of leadership, education transformation, digital marketing and entrepreneurship.

In 2009 I founded an NGO for developing emerging leaders in my homeland, NGLS – Next Generation Leaders of Slovakia (#NGLS), which “inspires self-transformation to develop leaders for a better Slovakia.”  I transformed my passion for leadership, technology, marketing strategies and building communities online and offline into my job.

In 2014 I was selected as one of 40 under 40 European Young Leaders. Later in 2014 I made it to the New Europe 100 list – a list of outstanding challengers from Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2016 I rekindled my love of the game of basketball by qualifying as a Level 2 Basketball Coach in England. At the moment I am coaching the most talented players in the North West region and introducing basketball to two teams in one of the best secondary school in the U.K. I tweet about basketball as @CoachSenda.

I love to work with decision makers, who are willing to innovate, make ideas happen and bring change to their businesses and people. 

My leadership activities were recognized by the world’s experts on leadership when Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner wrote about my story in the epilogue of their book:  The Truth About Leadership.  I also worked with  Seth Godin when I was a Street Team-er at his book publishing project. I learned a lot from personal meetings with the world‘s top thinkers.

I gave keynote speeches at numerous conferences in Slovakia (e.g. at the Trend conference – the biggest annual HR Conference in Slovakia, at national conference  AIESEC, at National Career Days, at  NGLS Meet Ups, TEDx Nitra about: (R) Evolution which starts in the heart). I spoke as an opinion leader and expert internationally as well (e.g. in Manchester – Start Up Weekend 2013, Brussels – 40 Under 40 Meeting of 2014 batch, Strasbourg – World Forum for Democracy 2014, Prague – Role of Central Europe in EU in next 25 years and in Dubai at a Webpreneur University event).

Prestigious Slovak business magazine Profit featured some of my opinions on community building, social media and emerging leader development.

Interesting stuff from the Internet is captured in short blogs here, (previously here), [In Slovak language] here and at eProfit.

I also wrote ano e-book called 24 Lessons (which is available upon request).

I tweet as @IvanaSendecka and @LeadersSlovakia. I do not use Facebok anymore.

If you still long to know more contact me via email.

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Stay inspired! Keep shipping.

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Ivana Sendecka

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