Our purpose is to inspire Senior Leaders, Teams and Organisations to Thrive.

Let’s cross the bridge to the Thrive space

Let’s cross the bridge to the Thrive space

My story

Dear Reader, 

Thank you for coming to our page. My name is Elena Hinova-McNamee

and I am the Founder of Thriving Leadership™

I know that you are reading this because you are searching for answers and change, or better yet – inner transformation.

I am here to inspire you and help you, if you would like to cross the bridge to The Thrive Space. This is a journey. Everyone has their own unique journey, and that’s the beauty of it, because it’s YOURS. You have the power to make it yours, because you are in the driver’s seat.

Yet I was unaware of this power ten years ago, when I began my transformational journey.

Latest insights

Doctoral graduation

Yesterday another chapter of my professional journey was completed as I was awarded my PhD at New Bulgarian University in Sofia. My sincere gratitude to all of you who had the trust in me to allow my professional work to unfold and take shape, which ultimately led to...

Episode 2: What is Team Coaching?

 Link: https://rb.gy/veexmo In this second episode of our podcast series Thriving Teams - Bitesize Conversations with Jane Porter, Jane unravels the key distinctions of Team Coaching as compared to other team development modalities. This will provide a clear picture...

‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’

'A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’ the wise Lao Tzu once said. Seven years ago mypassion, and my curiosity about effortless high performance opened a new door for me. Not that I ever expectedmy professional journey to unfold in a way that would...


Individual Thriving

through One-on-One Executive Leadership Coaching 

Collective Thriving

through Team Coaching

Organisational Thriving

through Organisational Transformation

From Our Clients

“Elly recent’s PhD award does not only highlight her academic achievement but also stands as a testament to the impact of her coaching practice. It reflects the significant and positive changes she has made on the lives of others, including my own. Throughout the first eight years of my leadership journey, her coaching and guidance has been invaluable. She has helped me to become a more effective leader, being more aware about both myself and my surrounding environment. This brought naturally a broader peace of mind as I lead my organisation forward. I’m deeply grateful for her wisdom and coaching.”

-Sylvain Lacomble, PhD 

Vice President – EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies 
Key Organics have worked with Elena for over five years on a variety of personal and team coaching programs. As our organisation has undergone change and rapid growth we sought to improve all aspects of our culture, values and teamwork. Elena has been instrumental in this transformation and her coaching and team work development programs are excellent. I highly recommend her.
 –Dr Joe Carey, Managing Director, Key Organics Ltd.

Dear Elena and Luana, I am really delighted by the magic you create. You are incredible with all that soft energy you carry inside. You understanding of life and patience are remarkable. I am sure that with your help and guidance each and every one of us and all of us, as a team, we will have a real pleasant journey and we will reach faraway places, even beyond our imagination. I am sure in 2022 will be a real miracle year for all of us.

-Manager, AquaSource

I’ve had the pleasure to be coached by Elena during the last months and I just cannot thank her enough for this experience. She’s a bright, caring and open person, an exceptional listener, and was able to guide me to a path to pursue my personal goals and happiness. She was crucial to me to achieve clarity in a period of big changes. I highly recommend Elena to any professional, not only in the life sciences, and I hope to work with her again in the future.

– Celeste Scotti MD, PhD, Medical Director, Switzerland

I have the pleasure of having started a coaching program in the last few months under the guidance of Elena. She has introduced me to, for me, a new concept on how to become self-aware of my personal energy levels and its effects in all aspects of life, personal and professional. I am thankful to her for this. What I enjoy and profit most is Elena’s kind, astute and perseverant manner of guiding me through my thought process when facing challenging situations

– Oswaldo da Costa e Silva, PhD, Managing Director, Switzerland

Elena is a wonderful person to work with – she is caring on a personal and professional level, she is knowledgeable and wants to contribute to her client’s betterment. She is a good listener and quickly identifies areas that need focused attention. Elena is well versed with the tools of a coach and is effectively using those tools. I enjoy working with her and would recommend her as a coach.

– Plamena Entcheva-Dimitrov, PhD, Vice President, USA

Crossing The Bridge

The journey from the FOG ZONE to the THRIVE SPACE. 

This is the transformational journey you consciously choose to walk.

You may have already begun and experienced challenges along the way, or you may SEEK CLARITY about what will be your NEXT BIG STEP in life or your career.