I was born in Athens in 1967.
I have more than 25 years of operating experience in business.I create through many different roles and in different areas. I have worn many different hats, the one of business owner, the employee, the consultant, the trainer and at the same time the spiritual seeker in combination with my involvement in areas of psychology and personal development.
More … click on link : What I believe in and how I view the business world
What I do as a Systemic Coach, Personal Development Group Facilitator and Meditation Facilitator
I inspire and empower people to take charge of their lives and their business. I provide them with the tools they need to live a mindful life, full of meaning, purpose, creativity and happiness.
What I do as an HR Development/Training Consultant & Certified Professional Adult Trainer (by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance – EOPPEP in Greece)
I design, implement and facilitate workshops/programs or experiential learning programs, customized for the organization’s needs in order to achieve breakthrough results in a radically changing world.
I have been working since 2002 with many companies and organizations in both Greece and Cyprus. (more about clients )
Fields of expertise:
Sales, Customer Service, Communication, Training, Team Dynamics, Leadership, Change Management, Conflict Management, Personal Development – Self Awareness, Life and Business Coaching, Integrative Counseling
I am convinced that:
- Each and every one of us has potential and creative energy to be who we really are and have been destined to be.
- We all have a purpose and we can attain it when we identify, and tap into, our own potential.
- Change is constant; we need to give ourselves the courage to be resilient and to manage change.
- Self-awareness is a necessary prelude to change.
- Leadership is a way of being – not only of doing. It requires authenticity, self-awareness and responsibility. It requires reflection, not only action.
- Leaders need to have a profound systemic understanding of their teams, their organization, and of the world.
- Leadership requires combinations, of intellect and emotion, of wisdom and compassion. When wisdom and compassion go hand in hand, many good things can happen.
As a coach I help people use their potential and their talents, to live a conscious life with meaning, personal goals, and joy.
I love Socrates’ comment that, “I cannot teach anyone”, and I readily agree that the only thing I can contribute as coach & facilitator is to help clients in their quest for learning of self and transformation.
I understand that the coach – client relation is founded on mutual trust and openness; it is based on living here and now, on attentiveness and sincerity.
My coaching style is situational and client centric. It varies between non-directional and co-creational depending on the situation at hand. I strengthen the client’s sensitivity to self-discovery and awareness with empathic and open, non-judgmental listening; this helps clients discover their own solutions. I sometimes use examples from my own experience in business.
My coaching approach is eclectic: I tap into various sources of inspiration. To name the most common: Systemic theory, Humanistic psychology (Client Centered Approach – Carl Rogers), Transpersonal psychology, Positive psychology, Gestalt psychology, Transactional Analysis, Experiential Learning, and N.L.P.
I have more than 25 years of operating experience in business. I create through many different roles and in different areas. I have worn many different hats, the one of business owner, the employee, the consultant, the trainer and at the same time the spiritual seeker in combination with my involvement in areas of psychology and personal development. All these have given me the opportunity to comprehend a business from many diverse perspectives. This leads me to believe that it is an absolute necessity to view a business from many different angles.
During a management class in 1997 a teacher of mine said something that stayed with me all through the years: “In order to manage a company, you first have to learn to manage yourself”.
The principles are the same, whether you are managing yourself or a company. The principles to manage crisis and change, are the same, regardless if it is on a personal or a company level.
In a world of constant challenges, changes and evolution, planning, measuring and sticking to the rule may not work. What was effective and useful yesterday, does not work anymore.
The future is created by being in the moment. It is created by the awareness of what is going on in the here and now. Today, more than ever, having self awareness and strategic thought is an absolute necessity.
The system, whether it is personal or business, needs to connect to its self and know:
- Who it is
- What are its behavior blueprints
- It’s values
- The direction it is taking
It is of utmost importance to have a purpose and a meaning.
Self-awareness requires connection to the parts of the system and connection to the people, no matter what their role in the system is (stock owner-employee-manager-client-supplier).
Modern science reminds us that we live in a world of interrelations and it is necessary to seek out these relationships, connect to them and the information they have to give to us. We live in a world where we are doers, and at the same time, observers of what is happening. This means that whatever our role in the system is, we also play our part in affecting it, forming it, creating it.
Niki Anandi Koulouri