Additionally, prof. Dr. Ilieva is a certified trainer in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and Coaching, recognized by the International NLP Association and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Prof. Dr. Ilieva holds an expert degree in International Tourism and Hospitality Management, a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, and a Master degree in Marketing. She is an expert in presentation skills and public speaking and has acquired her PhD with a dissertation on the topic “Methodology for perfecting presentation skills”. Furthermore, in 2016 she has acquired an Associate Professor title in Administration and Business Process Management with numerous academic and non-academic publications, among which the book “Mentoring: Process, Guidelines and Programs” – the only cohesive guide to mentoring published in Bulgaria. In 2022 she became Professor in Management (Business Communication and Personal Development Management).

She is currently a lecturer at several public and private universities - VUZF University, the University of Library Studies and Information Technology (UNIBIT), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and other where she is frequently invited as guest lecturer. In her classes she focuses on human behaviour studies and transfers specific knowledge on business processes management, business communication, strategic management, organisational behaviour, corporate social responsibility and ethics. She is an honored and valued asset for these universities, as she provides the most up-to-date education on the above-mentioned topics, as well as provides the so needed bridge between business and academia.

Prof. Dr. Daniela Ilieva is also a professional trainer-consultant on Business Etiquette and International Protocol, certified by EUROPROTOCOL – The European School of Protocol. She is regularly invited as a guest speaker and trainer at different academic and business events. She was twice part of the renowned TED events - in Varna, and in Sofia. She is the author of several books, and her work and publications often appear in internationally recognized scientific journals and conferences around the world. She is the only trainer and educator in Bulgaria combining the fields of business process management, modern business etiquette, international protocol, image management, NLP, coaching and mentoring.