Who Am I? 

Work Experience:

28 years cumulative experience in business (Europe and USA) 
19 years experience in international business (related to languages)
10 years working as an executive assistant / overseas representative
3 years in USA-based life and business coaching 


Executive Master of Business Administration, Specializing in EU Law from Business with Focus on Competition Law, SSE Riga, Latvia
Bachelor of Arts in Philology: Majoring in English Language and Literature, Specializing in Translation to and from Latvian, English, German and Russian, University of Latvia
Legal Translation & How Lawyers Think: Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia

Training & Skills in Arts:

Fine Arts: painting & drawing (favorite media: oil, acrylics, water color)
Fitness & Dancing (dance & fitness instructor, certified in Latvia)
Public Speaking: toastmaster since 2016 

Some of My Technical Training & Skills:

Bookkeeping Course (Wake Tech Community College)
Paralegal Preparation Course (Wake Tech Community College)
Licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina, USA

Who Is On My Team? 

Scott Thomas

Core Members of Team Ilze Be

Scott Thomas has 20 years of experience working in analytics, sales coaching & training, quality improvement, process design & improvement, root cause analysis, and leadership. Over his career, he has worked in and with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 listed, and in all types of industries. Scott has a BS in Management & Applied Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an active participant and leader in local Toastmasters International speaking organizations.

Irina Shilova

Core Members of Team Ilze Be

Irina Shilova has 10+ years of experience working side-by-side with Ilze Be in two of her companies. She has been in the roles of a marketing specialist, office administrator, manager of global multi-language translation projects, and personal assistant. Since 2014, Irina became a partner of Ilze’s translation company DODAM and has been running the company after Ilze Be moved to the United States. Irina has Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Baltic International Academy. She is multilingual and daily works in 3 languages.