Irina Doytcheva, BA

Certified CareerCOACH™


CareerCOACH™ Services of the Greater Chicago Area
Chicago, IL 60056

Irina Doytcheva, Certified CareerCOACH™

Irina Doytcheva is a TTI Success Insights® DISC Certified, TTI-Motivators® Certified, and CareerCOACH Certified™ career advancement expert. Irina is dedicated to inspiring confidence in her clients, guiding them toward meaningful, fulfilling, and financially rewarding careers. Irina serves clients in the Greater Chicago, Illinois, region, as well as working with clients across the US and internationally.

Irina has completed extensive training to earn CareerCOACH™ Certification, TTI Success Insights® DISC and TTI-Motivators® Certifications. This training is at the core of the CareerCOACH System™, which employs a series of science and psychology-based tools that accelerate the job search and helps clients find meaningful and rewarding employment. These critical foundational steps are key to focusing the job search toward a fulfilling and rewarding career path.

Irina brings with her ten years of experience in corporate human resources, total compensation market analysis, executive role evaluations, and bonus plan design, during which she was privileged to work with executives from twenty-five countries. She understands what is important to people in compensation globally, giving a significant advantage to her clients as they prepare for salary negotiation.

Irina feels especially connected to clients who are uncertain about their next step, professionals with a need for a confidence boost, job-seekers who don’t have clear boundaries with their employer, or who feel like they are “not good enough.” She also specializes in working with job-seekers who are bilingual, are from an immigrant background, or work and live outside of their home country. She works extensively with Bulgarian and European professionals in the Chicago area.

When meeting with clients, Irina drives the conversation to self-worth, self-love, self-respect, and the idea of confidence first. Irina has noticed that many talented people undervalue their capabilities because they have been put down for a long time or have worked in a toxic environment. Irina uses a grounded, centered approach with her clients, listening, and caring about what people what to share. She says, “Once I learn about someone, I can offer solutions. Every person is unique and each person requires differently-tailored career guidance. My goal is to inspire others to look within, challenge themselves, and trust their intuition before they move on in their career journey.”

Irina believes that, “the first step of learning how to ‘sell ourselves to the world and bring success to our careers is to re-discover our own authenticity, gifts, and talents.” The CareerCOACH System’s use of behavior assessments, DISC® tools, coaching, and guiding job-seekers through self-reflections and self-discovery is highly effective in helping our clients choose careers, roles, and employers that will further their success and job satisfaction.

Clients share that what they appreciate most about Irina is that she makes them feel inspired. Clients also express appreciation that she conveys feelings of trust, care, empathy, and that she makes them feel like a “million bucks.”

Irina earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Economics with a Minor in Politics from Lake Forest College in Illinois.

“People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~ Elon Musk