CIVITTA Challengers - Vitalina Sharovar

At CIVITTA we challenge the traditional consulting industry, mixing smart people with lean processes and structures. We are not afraid to encourage our clients to think out of the box and challenge their own industries. This means asking difficult questions and bringing bold, new ideas and innovative solutions to the table.

We have asked Vitalina Sharovar - an analyst from the CIVITTA office in Belarus - to share her thoughts on this.

The idea of CIVITTA is the Challenger Advisory. What does it mean to you to be a challenger consultant and how do you feel this challenger spirit translates to your work?

I think it is important to see the difference between handling difficulties in the easiest way, versus actually challenging something that you can improve and make a positive impact on.

This challenger spirit applies to every aspect of life, including work, it helps me to push forward with the ideas that firstly scare me and make me consider backing out. But doing things outside of my comfort zone, in the end, brings great results. For me being a challenger consultant is not about challenging someone, it’s about challenging myself, doing what I truly believe in, and stay focused on that.

Tell us a bit about your life outside of work. Are your hobbies along the same Challenger lines?

In recent years vinyasa flow yoga has become a good habit of mine. Each posture and movement challenge not only the body but also the consciousness, it helps to stay focused and improves strength both physically and mentally. Yoga brings me back to the present moment and helps to improve concentration and stay focused.


What would you advise a young consultant starting her or his career in Belarus?

The main point is to be open to anything around you. Expand your comfort zone: by connecting with new people and gathering experience from them, do tasks that seem difficult at first glance. Try not only to absorb all the surrounding information but also critically evaluate it. It’s good not only to focus on the small piece of a given task but also to think critically about the whole work.