Elena Taneva worked in Bulgaria, Malta, UK and USA as a registered ICU and mental health nurse and studied in four universities in Europe and USA, where she is currently finishing her Nurse Practitioner school and aiming for a PhD in Population health. From traveling to 70 countries, Elena’s biggest interest has always been the human suffering and the physical and emotional pain in every culture. 

What leads you to be a life coach?
Working as a transplant coordinator currently, I feel the burden to prevent people with suicidal ideation to take their lives. Instead of retrieving organs for transplantation post suicide, I would like to help people find sense through their struggles and harness their pain in order to achieve even greater purposes in life. 

What do you like best about it? 
My life has not been a pain-free one. Coming from a family of handicapped parents and little income, I feel that I can mingle with all types of people in all social statuses in the society. By helping others, I feel I could grow more mentally, spiritually and emotionally and the purpose of that is, again, to be able to help even more those that need it most. 

How do you recharge on your day off?
I love scuba diving and flying an airplane. It is good to get away from earthly problems at times. 🙂

What are your three favorite things?
After God, I love books, arts and all types of adventures.