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Theme: SMILE - The power of positive psychology

This event occurred on
August 23, 2019
7:00pm - 3:00am EEST
(UTC +3hrs)
Bucharest, București

We love the stories, we love to dream. But how many of us dared to write his own story and live his own dream? How to make a dream becomes a story?
This is about you. This is about creating bond connections with your own strengths and goals. Dream big, and smile. Be positive and be the first to believe in you. Be the first to smile when overcoming hardships. Because it is about you and your inner power. Smile and feel The Power of Positive Psychology.

Promenada Mall
Calea Floreasca 246
Bucharest, București, 077190
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Adrian Dragomir

Adrian Dragomir is the CEO of Termene.ro, company established in 2014 from the dream to offer firms business opportunities and a correct evaluation of risks in business. He is the co-founder of a lot of companies, speaker at business events and mentor for romanian entrepreneurs that are in the start-up or growing phase.

Adrian Mina

Founder of Davinci Dental Clinic, Dr.Adrian Mina would love to live in a world where everybody smiles and by his day-by-day work is trying to provide oral health, self confidence and happiness to each one of the patients who put their faith in his hands and knowledge. Even though he spent many years in Canada,Dr.Mina decided to come back in his birth city and make a vocation out of a proffesion.Likewise,he is very active regarding the learning process,attending national and international conferences and being a mentor for dentistry students,whereas he always finds a way for helping people with no financial support ,to achieve a healthy and esthetic smile. Although he spents a lot of time fulfilling his patients needs ,Dr.Mina has a big and happy family and always takes time to spend it with his three kids and wife,being a true family man.

Alexandru Dumitru

Fascinated with nature, its fruit and our own cultural heritage, Alexandru Dumitru is one of the young chefs that are shaping modern Romanian gastronomy. His talent, as well as his quest for the perfect ingredients and orientation towards quality produce have won him two Gault&Millau awards – one, in 2018, for his collaboration with local producers, and the 2019 Chef of the Year distinction. Alexandru is head chef of the Bucharest-based Bistro Ateneu, a restaurant committed to the farm-to-table philosophy. “When you break it down into specific attributes, positive psychology is, actually, an accumulation of traits and factors that influence your outlook on life and which determine how you react to certain situations and opportunities. This means that, from thought to matter, each dish is an exercise, a mix of experiences and stories which will put a SMILE on your face, while delivering a valuable lesson.”

Andrei Vulpescu

He is a journalist, relationship blogger and author. From 2016 and until now, he has published the following books: “Intelligent men don’t need mistresses”, “Love, from A to Z – the alphabet of relationships”, “Break-ups collector” and “Help! I love and it hurts – guide for emotional hygene” (book written in collaboration with the psychotherapist Gabriela Dumitriu). “The transition from journalism to blogging was not simple, but it has helped me a lot. In the first 2 years, the blog has been truly therapeutic for me. After these years came the video materials, offline meetings, books and, practically, everything has developed like an oak tree. On the way psychology appeared, studied in an organized manner and, in this way, today I am in a formation stage at IRPI – The Institute for Integrative Psychology from Romania, which makes me very happy.

Carmen Amariei

Handball Coach
With a career of 25 years playing handball, out of which 18 years of high performance, Carmen Amariei is now a handball coach. “All this time I have learned how important connection is, communicating with the people around me and how much we can help each other to achieve the objectives we have set together. I love teamwork and the devotion and the force that it can bring to you. I like challenges, to work with people, to offer them my help and trust that they need to achieve their objectives as well as the objectives proposed by the team.” Carmen has won the Champions League twice and the Champions Cup once.

Cristian China - Birta

Cristian China-Birta has 12 years of experience in social media, being one of the pioneers of this domain in Romania. During his 10 years of blogging, he wrote over 13.500 blog articles on his personal blog or on blogs from the publishing network he created (more than 30 blogs and sites). He took part in and even organised more than 500 social media campaigns (blogging campaigns, Facebook contests, content creating, video blogging etc.). Cristian China-Birta organised more than 100 workshops on social media during different events. He is the co-organizer of social media courses for companies, aimed at the practical conclusion of solving problems the company is confronted with. As a public figure, he is constantly invited to be on TV shows, covering all sorts of subjects, from social media to education or entrepreneurship. He reaches an audience of more than 100.000 people (subscribers, followers, fans, connections) through all the social media channels he is present on.

George Bonea

Demotivational Speaker
In a world where everybody tells you the secret of becoming rich, how to have a dream career and a partner from a magazine, there is room for a little honesty. You have been told countless times that you can do it, that success depends on you and that you have everything you need for a happy life? Most probably you have been lied. There are millions of reasons because of which you will never achieve anything, ever and the fact that you are letting others fool you is not going to change a thing. I know, it’s sad. You’re welcome.

Johanna Florea

Johanna Florea is an international certified Consultant in Feng Shui & Chinese Metaphysics. After over 16 years of building up great teams as a senior professional manager in large multinational companies and another 5 years as an entrepreneur in Romania, she climbed to the top of Kilimanjaro Mount (5.895m) trying to find “her way”. In 2017, by chance and challenge, life brought Feng Shui into her path and since then she is supporting people to identify their “less resistant path” to prosperity. Johanna is a life lover in every form of it and she adores to see true smiles on the faces of as many people, including her.

Maria Predoiu

Co-founder & CEO Qriser.com – The community that promotes the democratization of life-long learning. When you need it. Where you need it. Maria believes that education is the one true force that empowers people to live happier, more accomplished and more conscious lives. And societies where continuous learning is a norm for most individuals are stronger, more prosperous and more harmonized. For more than 15 years, Maria was lucky to taste in her corporate career the benefits of continuous, deliberate learning – from coaching, mentorship, to top class training programs, each meant to challenge current barriers and awake new sources of potential for personal balance and professional growth. Sensing firsthand the power of individual growth through learning, Maria felt the need to give back: first as facilitator for others – as mentor and as a trainer for different leadership areas, for innovation and for marketing & brand building.

Marius Dusa

NGO Activist
I think that as long as I establish clear goals and keep them in mind, I’m giving my mind something to work on in order to not let my mind “work” me. I firmly believe that taking risks, but within a limit of prudence, means evolution, and without them success can not be achieved. I like to ask myself many questions, to doubt, but at the same time to believe in everything that surrounds me, until life gives me the answers. I know that the impossible is not possible and so it is impossible to achieve all that I have in mind. I am passionate about personal development, human behavior, the way we think and emotions, and that has made me head towards coaching. In this life, I’m set out to discover the formula by which any man can build a beneficial life for himself and not only. I think there is only one cause for all of our problems, namely the weak management of the perceptions we live in, the emotions, but most of all, the ego.

Mihai Sora

Philosopher and Essayist
103 years old. Mihai Sora s-a nascut la 7 noiembrie 1916, la Timisoara. Dupa studii de filozofie la Universitatea din Bucuresti (1934-1938), unde l-a avut profesor, printre altii, pe Nae Ionescu, a plecat la Paris, unde a obtinut titlul de doctor in filozofie, devenind pentru o vreme cercetator la Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Revenit in tara, se dedica unei vaste activitati editoriale, regandind din temelii colectia “Biblioteca pentru toti”, in care vor aparea in deceniile sapte, opt si noua cele mai importante carti ale culturii universale. Din anii ’70 a inceput sa publice dialoguri filozofice in revistele literare, care mai tarziu vor alcatui carti de referinta in filozofia romaneasca. Dupa 1990 a fost membru fondator al Grupului pentru Dialog Social si a ocupat fotoliul de ministru al Invatamantului in primul guvern de dupa revolutie.

Oana Radu

Human Resources Professional
I am a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of hands-on experience that believes in the value and importance of the people experience within organizations whether they be clients, candidates or employees. Passionate about self-discovery, learning and development I have had many opportunities to train or counsel students, job candidates, employees and managers either one-on-one or in a formal classroom setting on a wide variety of topics like Leadership, Career Counselling, Personal Branding etc. In my opinion, work should be meaningful, fun and engaging. At the core of my ability to work with people is my capacity for heart-felt deep listening, great interpersonal skills and a warm sense of humor. I am passionate about supporting people to move ahead in their lives with joy. My Mission: to guide individuals and organizations understand the importance of self-discovery in finding a career or lifestyle that they are passionate about, meaningful and self-sustaining.

Ovidiu Oltean

After 4 years of programming and 3 years of sales, Ovidiu discovered what oratory really means in 2012, at Toastmasters Club in Cluj. A year later he dedicated himself to public speaking and became one of the most awarded and appreciated experts from this field in Romania, as a triple European champion and 16 times national champion at Public Speaking. His mission is to support people to have more confidence in themselves, to be more persuasive and authentic when they express their ideas in public. He helps them build and deliver Clear, Captivating and Convincing presentations through the use of consultancy meetings, intensive trainings and online courses. He is the founder of the intensive course of public speaking, The Workshop of Life Speaking, of the national franchise of public speaking events, 5MS, facilitator of the program Speaker Elite and former president of the Toastmasters Club Cluj. His motto: “Touch their Heart and you will open their Mind.”

Roxana Mitu

Roxana Mîțu is someone you can describe as a life & people lover, someone who works with people in order to bring a change for the better and goes by the name of Consultant. She believes in people and their surprising potential for growth and is passionate to create environments where evolution is welcome. On …she will bring[NEW] perspectives on the layers that cover our smiles. Roxana is a graduate of the Academy of Economic Studies – Faculty of International Economic Relations in Bucharest, English section. She completed her studies within a State Educational Program obtaining a secondary state certification as Innovation Manager. Although the first business she made was as an English Cambridge tutor, she officially started her career as a marketing intern at Colgate Palmolive and then focused on customer service and sales projects, in Orange.

Simona Chesaraicu

Mindfulness Teacher And Psychotherapist
Simona is Qualified MBSR Teacher, trained at Centre for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School and CBT Psychotherapist, with competencies in Clinical Psychology and Schema Therapy. After almost 20 years spent in multinational companies, mainly working in human resources management, training, career counseling and people development, Simona decided to continue her way working as a psychotherapist. After couple of years of personal practice, mindfulness became not only a generous personal way of finding balance and peace in a frantic world, but also a great mean to support people around her to be more present and aware of everything that is. So, she started to prepare to teach mindfulness and after a great journey spread along few years. she is a qualified MBSR Teacher and co-founder of ”Centrul de Practica in Mindfulness”, first Romanian centre for mindfulness practice.

Simona Straton

Simona Straton is a business counselor and she describes herself as a ferment of growth for her clients’ businesses, from a holistic perspective. She puts her sound judgment and versatile expertise to work for established entrepreneurial businesses, as a lifetime vocation. She believes that her contribution is to bring positive change to businesses, to make them more aware of their assets, more resilient when faced to challenges, more efficient when judged in terms of results. Her initial business specialization in digital transformation developed into an integrative approach, with a proven capacity to see through business challenges with clarity and to create shortcuts where business owners could see only a maze of hurdles. She helps companies detect the sources of limitation for their growth with an external, objective and trained eye. Her credo can be distilled down into one simple formula: Inquisitiveness plus Empathy equal Business Growth.

Tudor Tim Ionescu

Coach & Consultant
Tudor Tim Ionescu is coach, motivational speaker, and consultant, providing strategies and capabilities for businesses and leaders. He is a well known trainer as well. He is committed to the progress of the people and society, topics he touches in every media publishing. Through the books, speeches, trainings, Tudor dedicated to supporting the growth of every person towards success, regardless where he stands now. He is an activist for protection and welfare of animals, he is also passionated about sport that he often practices together with his puppy,Skip.

Tuncay Ozturk

Business Owner
Experienced business owner with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare industry, Tuncay Ozturk is a social media entrepreneur, philanthropist, an empathic with a purpose, who draws attention over the importance of global standards of medicine by highlighting his experiences through his unique journey. Tuncay started to share his medical path and knowledge through his popular social media platforms, in order to help as many individuals as possible regarding their health issues. Building a sustainable environment for people around him is his attempt to self-medication.

Organizing team




  • Alin Cristian Silaghi
  • Andrada Simion
  • Bogdan Jarcă
  • Bogdan Raduta
  • Cosmin Nicusor Firu
  • Cristian Cojocaru
  • Dan Stefanescu
  • Mara Pecheanu
  • Maria-Alexandra Vamvu
  • Polixenia Rodina
  • Simona Istrate