Experts pool


Smokinya Foundation is part of the International Synergy Network (a.k.a. International Synergy Group) – informal network of non-profits from all over Europe and countries neighbouring Europe. The organisations in the network share a common vision of creating a world that works for everyone out of love care and cooperation.
In an effort to popularize our work and methodologies we create a common pool of trainers – people who have expertise in different areas of training and education, organisational development and management, personal development, coaching, youth work, volunteering, media and art, project design and management.


TIHOMIR is a freelance trainer, coach and experiential learning expert. Driven by passion, care and quality in his work and life.
Tihomir’s passion is learning, development and support of people who want to improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. Key methods that he uses: training, coaching, mentoring; experiential learning focused on learners needs, NLP, coaching, hypnosis, systemic work and constellations, mind-body work, outdoor, non-formal education. Certified NLP Practitioner and Coach by Robert Dilts. He is part of trainer pools and international networks. What supports him is integrity, connection and joyful atmosphere.
Tihomir Georgiev trainer profile on SALTO

Tihomir Georgiev | Bulgaria

AFONSO is a nomad educator: his work as non-formal educator or trainer has taken place in different continents (Europe and Africa), in different countries, with participants coming from all parts of the world.
By combining the knowledge and tools of this research with his non-formal approach developed his own methodology called Embodied Coaching, which he has implemented in several working formats. Through this methodology and its activities he leads participants to experience and question themselves about their relationship with their bodies and themselves on a nonverbal level.
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Afonso Bertolo | Portugal

ESZTER is a dreamer and creator – she has the wildest project ideas and then as a result people suddenly find themselves in the middle of the desert reflecting on their personal development. She started to work in the field of non-formal education in 2004, and she is a personal development trainer since 2008.
Creative movement techniques and contemporary dance are her passion which she has been connecting with personal development.
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Eszter Koranyi | Hungary / Israel

MIRJANA is a teacher by profession, and a non-formal education trainer and an educator by calling. She’s also a linguist and a polyglot with a firm belief that life is no more than a set of stories.
Her work in education consists in inspiring people to create newer, better stories for themselves. She’s an expert in project writing and management, while keeping the use of language as her speciality, she mentored numerous NGOs worldwide to put their goals into projects and create growth in their communities. The techniques she uses as a youth worker are based on a wide variety of non-formal and formal education tools, strongly based on language acquisition tools and playfulness as a pre-condition for any type of learning.

Mirjana Kovacevic | UK / Croatia

PETYA is an international trainer with 6 years of experience in non-formal education. Her specialities are critical and analytical thinking, environmentalism, social advertisement, civic society and social entrepreneurship. Her recent passion is non-verbal communication in horsemanship practices.
She is also a co-founder of Shtipka NGO where her task is the deployment of personal resources in others. With education in Philosophy and Sociology, Marketing and Advertisement, Semiotic and Linguistic, she never stops develop her knowledge and skills. Petya is doing a PhD research in New Media Art Critique.

Petya Chalakova | Bulgaria