In 2021, with 9 years of practical project management experience, I decided it was time to become a certified project manager and get PMP status. On this long journey, I was fortunate enough to meet Lela Machaidze as a supportive and caring mentor. Having a mentor like her is a blessing as besides being an expert in project management, she is truly passionate about the field and her attitude is contagious. On this difficult path to the goal of becoming PMP, Lela provided me with constant support, great motivation and showed confidence in me. It really helped me get to my destination successfully. Even more valuable in my experience with Lela is that she has the true talent to inspire you to turn your dreams into reality.