Olympia Mitsopoulou

Olympia Mitsopoulou Atom Wave Founder, Program Director, PCC/ICF

Olympia founded Atom Wave in 2002 and since then, she has designed Coaching development programs for over 100 client organizations: AB (Ahold), Alpha Bank, AXA, Eurobank, IKEA, lntersport, Lafarge, L'oreal, NN, Pepsi, Philip Morris, Praktiker, Schneider Electric, Victus, Vodafone. As a coach, she has partnered with more than 160 leaders in Europe, the US, and Asia.

Olympia is a Professional Certified Coach by the ICF (PCC), Program Director and instructional designer of the Atom Wave "Internal Coach Certification" ICF ACSTH program and an Organisational Psychologist (M.Sc. Cardiff University).

She has created programs such as the "Solution Focused Coaching Skills" for Leaders which was shortlisted for the 2014 Best program award by the European and Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC), and the "Internal Coach Certification" program accredited by the ICF as ACSTH. She is the producer of the viral educational video Turning Problems into Solutions (http://tinyurl.com/naexxjk). She has developed the "Zoom In - Zoom OutTM" model for measuring Business Impact and ROI and has presented her work on ROI of Coaching at various conferences internationally.

Olympia is an assessor for the European Individual Accreditation and the European Quality Award for the European Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC), Founding member of the HCA (EMCC Greece) and a judge for the 2018 ICF International Prism Award.

Along the lines of Conscious Capitalism, Olympia believes that businesses should exist for reasons beyond just making profit. They need serve a higher purpose of creating value and serving all stakeholders. Successful leaders need not only IQ and EQ, but also WE-Q, the ability to work collaboratively and respectfully.

Based in Lausanne, she splits her time between working in Switzerland and Greece.

Languages: English, Greek, French.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Olympia has been my coach in two period of times in my career. Both periods were at a turning point. She is intelligent, egalitarian, with vast experience in diverse companies and sharp business acumen. Her exceptional ability to combine excellent coaching skills with deep knowledge of business organizations makes her a unique coach. Her approach, passion for people and high impact change-including program has awaken the dormant potential of myself. She can guide you, ask the super right questions and drive you to the correct paths of finding answers. She knows when to get out of the way and let you experience and solve things at your own pace.

Lina HATZINIKOLETOU, Quality and Customer Satisfaction V.P. for Central Easter Europe,       Schneider Electric

 

I had the opportunity to work with Olympia for a significant number of coaching sessions during a challenging period of my career. Olympia possesses a unique style, a balanced blend of professional and friendly approach which enabled me to extract several useful conclusions about my leadership strengths and how these could be used for stepping forward my personal development and thus achieving my personal targets. Her methodology helped me significantly in focusing on the solutions and not the problem itself, identifying the alternatives and selecting the ones that fit best my personal style and behavioural characteristics. But more importantly, Olympia is a person to whom I have trusted several thoughts and considerations - life and business related - and feel that she is always there to listen. 

Nikos VASILIKIOTIS, Partner, Stanton Chase Athens - Global Maritime Sector Leader, Stanton Chase International

 

I worked with Olympia during my transition from a Finance to Commercial role and I have to say that it was an excellent experience that helped me to address the challenges of the time and definitely gave me a wider perspective towards business and most importantly people interactions. It has been the combination of tools that Olympia uses and forward thinking discussions that helped me understand how to become a better professional and people manager. The impact of my coaching experience with Olympia, has been so evident in the people around me that whenever I face a challenge, they would look back to the days with Olympia...

Nikos TZINIERIS, VP Sales Russia, PepsiCo

 

Exceptional development program ...contributes to increased business results in sales, team collaboration, trust building, delegation, and time management.

Niki KANELLOPOULOU - Training and Development Deputy Director ALPHA BANK

 

True developmental experience ...with measurable results and positive effect on work ethic. Solution focus works!

Golfo AGAPITOU, Head of Selection and Development, EUROBANK

 

Highly interactive program, delivered with structure and impact. Equips with solid techniques/ skills that immediately applicable to personal and organisational effectiveness.

Natasha SPIROU, Group HR Director Fourlis S.A. (IKEA - INTERSPORT - FOURLIS TRADE - SERVICE ONE)

 

The solution focus methodology helps you to delve deeper into a person's issue and shows the path for improvement/change without making any reference to the problem itself at all. As a coach I found out how to focus on the person's strengths & achievements, trigger the proper questions and the solution is there coming straight away from the coachee himself/herself it's amazing!

Nikos BILALIS - Head of HR Business Partnering Central Units / Internal Coach program participant - EUROBANK

 

It has exceeded expectations! The blended methodology of workshops, social learning digital platform and group peer / mentoring sessions accommodates for the different learning styles of the participant group, whilst pushing individual comfort zones.

Alexandra PHILIPIDOU - HR Manager & Internal Coach Certification participant - Praxia Bank

 

Stanton Chase Athens had a great experience with Atom Wave Team Coaching. It added value to our discussion and helped us draw our vision and future strategy building a strong team spirit .

Manos PANORIOS Managing Partner, Athens Office & CEE/SEE

 

Olympia had a way of approaching each and every one of us, bridging our differences and make us feel like a team without limits!

Stella VOLAKI - Revenue Growth Manager - Western Europe - L'Oréal

 

Olympia is a pioneer and leader in her industry. Her clients list is proof positve that her work is both respected and sort after. Olympia is an absoute professional, creative and soution focused. She is an expert at how to get to absolute best results through developing people. Any company considering her unique services will not only be impressed but they won't want to let her go! Ever!

Anna MOODY – Head of Marketing – MICROLINK PLC

ROI measurement case study by Atom Wave published in Buikding and Sustaining a Coaching Culture by Clutterback, Megginson and Bajer, 2016
Article "From New York with Love" - HR Professional (translated in English)
Article "Solution Focused Skills for Kids - Part 1" (in English)
Interview of Ms Mitsopoulou about the ROI of Coaching at Naftemporiki newspaper (in Greek).
 

How To Create Collective Impact with Solution Focus Mentoring
Interview to Alan Kay about Solution Focused Mentoring