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Svetlana Popova


MCC_WebSvetlana Popova has been part of the Erickson team since 2004. She was directly involved in organizing of the Marilyn Atkinson’s visit with the first program of The Art & Science of Coaching in St. Petersburg, Russia in 2004. She is a mentor coach working with Erickson since 2010. Not only is she part of the mentor team, but she is also one of the Module V trainers, training both in-person and online. She also facilitates The Art & Science of Coaching in Russia, Latvia and Ukraine and, being a Senior Trainer, Svetlana trains new Erickson trainers. Svetlana also facilitates other coaching programs like Manager as Coach, Team Coaching, Expanding Emotional Intelligence (formerly known as Freedom to Love) and other programs.  She is a co-founder of the 1st Training Company, the partner of Erickson in St. Petersburg.  


Svetlana started working in the field of training in 1994. Being a professional in pedagogics and psychology she did a number of programs: Leadership Programs for Teenagers, Programs for Parents&Children as well as Family programs, and she is still active in this line of her activity. She also created and taught a customized Time Management Program and some other Business Programs. With her experience as a training and development professional, she began her coaching career as a life coach and now she is also a practicing family, team and business coach, working with management professionals and teams in the corporate world.

Svetlana was also active in teaching - for 5 years she was a teacher of the Training Management Program at St. Petersburg School of Economics. Since 2012 Svetlana has been working as a Coach with the MBA students of Stockholm School of Economics.  

On a personal side, Svetlana is a wife and mother of two, living and working from St. Petersburg, who has found a way to balance being a loving wife and mother and a successful entrepreneur, trainer and coach. She is a yoga, outdoor and tracking enthusiast - Mont Blanc is at the top of her done list, and she is thinking about new high challenges.

Professional Qualifications:

  • ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) 2019
  • Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC)
  • Erickson Graduate Programs: The Light of Enneagram, Expanding Emotional Intelligence (formerly known as Freedom to Love), Coaching of Highly-Effective Teams, Family Coaching (Modules 1 and 2), Advance of the Spirit, Dreamwork and Advanced Metaphors, 4Quadrant Quantum Thinking, Standing in Contribution:  A Trainers Training, Training for Trainers Advanced Level Skills