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The Career Consultants Association was founded in 2017 and brings together career consultants, coaches and career counsels from Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, and Kazakhstan.
CCA Goals:

  • To facilitate the professional mastery of specialists providing their services in career planning and development field
  • To foster the culture of mindful career management
  • To assist in legalization of career consultant profession and professional standards development and monitoring
  • To consolidate career specialists based on their free will in order to protect their rights and legitimate interests
  • To sustain the best quality and alignment to professional and ethical standards of the services provided by the members of the Association
CCA Tasks:

  • Developing and implementing of the quality standards in the field of career development services; introducing professional and ethical standards in this field
  • Integration of the Association members into the international career consulting and counseling community; participation in the international career professionals associations and enlarging the professional connections
  • Arranging and conducting webinars, seminars, and discussions devoted to up-to-date career consulting topics
  • Providing regular supervision sessions to the Association members
  • Providing accreditation of the training programs aimed at career consultants, coaches and career counsels
  • Creating the united information space for best practices exchange
  • Implementing cutting-edge technologies in the field of career consulting
The Career Consultants Association Founders
Kurbanova Aygun
President of Career Consultants Association
ex-HR Director ZAO Tander (Moscow Region, retail chain Magnit), more than 15 years experience in Human Resources, 12 years in HRD role (ex-HRD of Moscow Domodedovo Airport), Certified ICU Coach, Career Consultant, speaker and lecturer.
Smolnikova Svetlana
Co-owner of the "School of Career Management"
Сareer Сonsultant, trains career consultants and HRs. Headhunter, together with her team, has filled over 1000 vacancies, expert of the regional labor market. Co-founder of the personnel agency "Lyudi Dela" (recruitment services in Russia and CIS). Included in the top HR directors in "Professional Services" (according to the publishing house "Kommersant".
Kiselev Pavel
Program architect of «1C: Personel assessment»
Program architect of the range of programs for educational psychologists "1C: School psychodiagnostics". Author of over twenty scientific articles on HR management and educational psychology. Participant of methodology development of "Digital Human" and "Digital competency assessment».
ACC Committees:
Admission Committee
Supervision Committee
Development Committee
Training Programs Accreditation Committee
Partner Relations Committee
International Communications Committee
Regional Development Committee
Ethics Committee
International Communications
Committee Goals:
To introduce the world-best practices and methods into the Russian career consulting and counseling market (translation, adaptation, licensing, and access)
To integrate CCA into the world career consulting and counseling community
To provide favorable membership conditions of the international career-related associations and communities to the Association members
To conduct joint projects with international career-related organizations (webinars,
knowledge exchange, etc.)
To publish international research content in the Association information resources
To conduct exchange events between the Association and international organizations
To maintain the expert counseling board including the members of international career-related communities
International Communications
Committee Members:
Irina Knyazevskaya
  • Human Resources Director with 20+ years of experience with multinationals, insurance industry (AIG, ALICO, MetLife).
  • HR projects implementation with international teams from the USA, Emirates, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Greece, Poland.
  • Pedagogical and linguistic education, professional certification from Cornell university, USA, School of Industrial and Labor Relations on HR Strategy and Leadership.
  • HR function management in the Company life period from start-up stage till period of Industry leader.
  • Serious recruitment / talent acquisition experience for the positions of all levels (not less than 7,000 interviews).
  • Mentor for HR professionals. As result - more than 10 successful HR Leaders on the market.
  • Certification from School of Career Management with the specialization "Career Counselor - Career expert" (www.top-career.ru) and from Beketov Group with the specialization «Career Counselor for Top managers» (www.beketovgroup.com).
  • Certification from National confederation "Development of HR Capital" with the specialization "Anti-crisis HR Management - Outplacement" (www.out-placement.ru)
Svetlana Poroskova
  • 23+ years in Recruitment (both agency and client side)
  • Companies: Ancor, Staffwell, Adecco, Brainpower, Hays; EPAM Systems, Home Credit Bank, KPMG
  • Certified Practitioner in Career Coaching (ICF) and Career Consulting (ACCS), Career Counsel for Teenagers, Certified Consultant and Facilitator in JobEQ metaprogram testing, Clean Language method, Neurozone testing (the only Russian-speaking practitioner)
  • 400+ hrs of individual career coaching and consulting sessions
  • Lecturer and Co-Author of courses for Career Management School
  • Author of trainings for RUDN, HSE Universities and Moscow Psychoanalysis Institute
  • 10+ group seminars for corporate and open groups: Career Goals Setting, Job Search Strategy, etc.
  • Co-Organizer of #O_space1 open events devoted to career development, strengths finding, etc.
  • 7 Outplacement programs Career Consultant and Coach
  • Author of Dramy.Net transformation game
Elena Rostova
  • Сertified Education/Career Coach and Consultant (Career management school)
  • British Council: more than 8 years in EDUCATION@UK marketing and promotion in North-West Russia, information services providing and councelling;
  • Car Dealership: brand management, marketing and construction and launch of new businesses;
  • St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport: Project management in transformation of business from State to State-Private ownership (due to Agreement for State- Private Partnership), master planning, International architectural competition for the construction of new airport terminal, Roadshow of the project, International investment competition for the right to operate and manage Pulkovo Airport.