Dragoș Bucurenci is a communication strategist and coach, a civic activist and a television personality. He is a graduate of the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is certified as NLP Coach by the Academy of Coaching and NLP and as authorized trainer of the Process Communication Model® in Romania. Dragoș built two of Romania’s most prominent NGOs, “Save the Danube Delta” and MaiMultVerde, spearheading a campaign that changed the younger generation’s mentality about volunteerism and about protecting the environment. Currently he is Hope and Homes for Children’s Director of Development. Dragoș produced and presented several TV shows for public and private TV channels, TVR1, Realitatea TV, Prima TV, and PRO TV, and wrote columns for national newspapers and magazines (Academia Cațavencu, Evenimentul zilei, Esquire, Elle, The One) and two books ”RealK” and “Despre curajul de a ne lăsa văzuți”.
I started running in 2015, convinced by my friends from Hope and Homes for Children. I have run relay, 10 km, and half marathon races, and recently I have completed my first triathlon, combining running with swimming and cycling. I feel much better when I run, cycle or swim. These sports help me cope with daily stress and busy schedule. On the other hand, I like challenges and linking these challenges to charity because I can share these personal victories with those who are less fortunate than me.