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From Russia with Love, Heart and a Whole Lot of Resilience: Leonid Frolov – Part 1

In part 1, Leonid Frolov takes us on a family outing to wait in line for grain - an adventure in which magic and memories were created from just about nothing. He goes on to share the powerful influences of his mother, who taught him resilience, and his father, who imparted a love for the natural world.


Born and raised in Soviet Russia, Leonid Frolov earned a bachelor's degree in geology, went on a number of geological expeditions and returned to university to pursue a masters in linguistics. With a focus on English, he went on to train as a Russian/English simultaneous interpreter.

An English language professorship provided Leonid's first steady job and, after losing both of his parents to cancer 6 months apart, depression led him to visit friends in the US, where he "accidentally" landed a job that kept him in the USA for 27 years working as a translator and interpreter for an aerospace company. He received a "wake up call" (after falling asleep during an interpreting gig!) and found his way to the world of coaching and the CoActive Training Institute, where he serves as coach training and Certification faculty.

Learn more about Leonid on LinkedIn and Facebook!