Nelly Kostadinova – the “5-Premium-Speakers-Questions”

28. February 2019 – Melanie Hübner

Nelly Kostadinova is the founder and managing director of the international translation company Lingua-World.

From the book: Ein Koffer voller Wollen

“Students from Eastern Europe wanted as interpreters”: With this advertisement in the Cologne university canteen, the entrepreneurial career of the successful business founder Nelly Kostadinova began. Within only three years, the Bulgarian journalist made a name for herself as a court interpreter and started to set up her own translation service at the same time. Today, her company is present in 19 locations on two continents and generates sales in the millions.

With her personal success story, combined with practical tips on entrepreneurship, Kostadinova makes us want to be entrepreneurs in this non-fiction book and shares her experiences and success strategies with others. Her story is the success story of a woman who has made it and at the same time a lesson in practical entrepreneurship.

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Nelly Kostadinova:

I want more – with knowledge, confidence and a drive for success!

– Shape the future.
– Become aware of your own abilities.
– Use your skills effectively to inspire people and win them over.
– How to meaningfully use your knowledge for your company and your personal development.
– Strategies with which you can lead people around the world to success.

Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Nelly Kostadinova:

People of all ages, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be, executives from different industries. People with a thirst for MORE.

My success story inspires and motivates people around the world.

Why are you a Premium Speaker? Where do you get your insights from?

Nelly Kostadinova:

In 1990 I came from Bulgaria to Germany with 50 DM in my pocket and no knowledge of the language. In 1997 I founded the translation company Lingua-World and started my unique career. Today I manage 19 locations on two continents and have a network of more than 10,000 freelance translators worldwide. As well as being an entrepreneur through and through, I am also a keynote speaker, author and doer. In my book “Ein Koffer voller Wollen (A Suitcase Full of Hope)”, which will be published by Springer in spring 2019, I describe my passion as an entrepreneur, but not only that. I open the doors to self-awareness and give self-confidence to those who have not yet realized that we – and only we alone – can create our own life and make it our own unforgettable story.

I am a Premium Speaker because I can inspire, motivate and lead people to success with my strength, humour and energy.

What will be in the future? Does 'time' play an important role in your work?

Nelly Kostadinova:

Time’s running and we’re running with it. Our own development and shaping the future are the paths we all have to take. My profession is shaped by development. Through new ideas, their digital implementation and our own flexibility, opportunities open up for a modern life for which communication and clear understanding are essential. My presence and active participation on two continents are my small contribution to our common future.

What is your life motto? What would you like to give your listeners on the way?

Nelly Kostadinova:

– “Because I love what I do”
– With courage and an intuition for success
– With energy, intuition and dedication
– “Nothing makes me happier than getting something off the ground.”
– “Giving something to others is a great feeling.”
– “Breaking down barriers together, through words and mutual understanding.”

Nelly Kostadinova

Founder & CEO of Lingua-World GmbH