I am Valentina (Val or Dr. Val). I am here to encourage you to break the personal limits, to expand horizons, to pursue the dreams… I am blessed with the ability to wear many hats. I am a proud mother of two boys, a spouse, an academic, a practitioner, a researcher, an entrepreneur, an organizer, a dog-lover, a traveler, an explorer, an investor, and co-founder of leading property management agency Mila Realty.
I was born in Russia, raised in Estonia, and now I call Florida my home. Here I built my family, developed my business, and earned a Doctorate degree. Indeed, migration is not an easy process. Behind left many barriers and obstacles, including cultural differences and language barriers. At first, I left the position of HR Director in Estonia to become a Front Desk agent in one of the Marriott hotels in Florida.
There were days with many undelivered expectations and unfulfilled needs, but I always had my persistence to improve and make things better. My favorite citation belongs to 30th U.S. president Calvin Coolidge, where he said that “Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.»
Looking back, I am grateful for every day of hard work, which significantly contributed to my learning and progressing. In general, individuals driven by curiosity are my heroes. Why? Because they never stop learning. I’m determined to make myself and this world better through a continuous learning process. I can’t thank the Lord enough for all given opportunities. I will be always grateful to all encouraging, supporting, and guiding me American people. And my gratitude for the given chance to America will never end!