Why I created Vessy.com

Hey, I'm Vessy.  I'm 32. 

I find joy in helping people remember what they love and encourage them to combine it with what they are good at.

It brings satisfaction and meaning to their life and mine.

But it wasn't joy that brought me here. 

A few years ago I was on a well paid job in a prestigious company. 

People were impressed I worked there.

I felt stuck, bored, and unhappy. 

Sure, I also met great people and learned a lot there.

Unfortunately, that didn't feel enough. 

One day I was on the gray office desk typing on the brand new and yet ugly, black keyboard.

I looked through the tiny window, shaped weirdly so it can fit yet another desk in the room.

It was the beginning of summer and the sun was so brightly reflecting in the road pavement. 

 That’s me - Vessy!

That’s me - Vessy!

I felt like a bird in a cage. 

I was dreaming to dive into the unknown.

To travel to the farthest point on the planet, to figure out how to make a living from scratch, to be in a passionate relationship, to be as feminine or masculine as I felt like. 

Instead, I stayed there. 

A comfortable, but unhappy life. 

And I didn't know how to see or create an alternative for myself. 

Since then.. 

whenever I realize someone is stuck in a life or job they are not happy with, but extremely comfortable in, I feel a tension in my stomach.

I have an urge. I have to talk to them.

I have to ask them the questions they never ask themselves. 

And shout out "Tash it! You deserve better!" 

If you feel like stuck, please don't blame or doubt yourself.

Instead, send me a tweet @vessytash or email me: vesselina (dot) tasheva (at) gmail (dot) com.

And I will send you a few questions. 

How my life changed? 

It happened only recently, but that's a story for another time. 

Today, I'm happy.

And I'm excited to go to work every day and to go home every night. 

That doesn't mean there are no struggles. These are struggles I care about and that makes all of the difference. It feels meaningful and playful, even on a bad day. 

Talks, interviews, and featured articles

The 4 forces according to Jobs-To-Be-Done methodology, applied to how I decide when to stay or leave

Source: “How I decide when to stay or leave”

My experience in a nutshell

  • worked in 5 organizations

  • done 200+ one-on-one coaching sessions with C-level, mid managers, and juniors

  • done a mix of strategy, product, operations, marketing, innovation

  • worked in Talent Acquisition, Venture Capital, Digital Health, Advertising, and Tech

  • reported to over 15 founders, C-level executives, managers, and directors

  • joined companies of various sizes as employee #1, #8, #14, #25, #500

  • I’ve created 100s of resumes for myself and helped many create theirs, as well as reviewed 100s by those who’ve applied for jobs I was hiring for

Currently, I'm a talent scout at Enhancv and career coach & writer — Vessy.com. Check out my latest articles, such as the one on how to pick a job you'd enjoy