How can someone go from an Exponential student to Exponential Partner in under four years?
This is exactly what Drilona Emrullahu is about to achieve as her company RTC Consulting is about to be approved as Exponential’s latest International Study Partner.
After completing a business degree at The American International University in London “I had the opportunity to be an Exponential Student just over three years ago when studying the Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials. I loved the experience and the knowledge that I received throughout that time and I feel that I had to offer this amazing opportunity to other students in Kosovo and Albania”, said Drilona.
“The Certificate in Management Consulting Essentials enabled me to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to provide quality management consulting work. It has also boosted up my credibility in offering these services and has opened new doors to my career path”.
Drilona’s company works with public sector organisations, private sector firms and international organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In a short period of time, RTC has established a strong brand and reputation not just in Kosovo, but within the Balkans.
Drilona returned to Kosovo after her studies determined to make an impact in Kosovo. She represents the new generation of young entrepreneurs that are seizing the opportunity as Kosovo develops. Drilona’s excellent communication and networking skills combined with hard work, dedication and a commitment to excellence has accelerated RTC Consulting to one of the region’s leading consulting practices. Drilona is a role model for young people in the region: she is enterprising and passionate about what she does and very clear about her goals and objectives.
One of Drilona’s major goals for 2012 is to establish RTC’s management development centre as the premier management training facility in Kosovo. The centre will enable managers and students the opportunity of taking part in a high quality professional qualification just like she did, but without the cost of studying in London.
Asked why she believes the Chartered Management Institute professional qualifications are needed in Kosovo and Albania, Drilona explained, “Our society is aspiring to become part of the European Community and with that said, people will need to be ready when that change happens. Chartered Management Institute qualifications provide a strong management foundation to students and enable them to be equipped with the necessary management and leadership skills and I believe that our societies are in strong need of that”.
Asked if she had any advice for others seeking to set up their own training consultancy, she replied, “Be passionate about the value that you want to add to your clients and the change that you want to see in them afterwards”.
RTC Consulting completed the Exponential Partner training at the beginning of December and will be publishing the dates of its first Chartered Management Institute programmes in the New Year. Within the year, RTC Consulting hope to be offering programmes throughout the Balkans including Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia.