Executive Coaching

It's your Career, Own it!
Coaching helps you connect to your inner wisdom.
It is about developing your capacity to change, grow and create what you want.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Discovery, clarification, and alignment with what you want to achieve professionally.
  • Increased awareness of your values and resources.
  • Self-created solutions, strategies and checkpoints.
  • Support and encouragement for implementing desired changes in your career.

When is Coaching for you?

Coaching is the appropriate step after being trained, told, or mentored what to do.

  • It is when you know what needs get done, but somehow you can't do it, or 
  • when you feel stuck and see no way out of a situation, or 
  • when you are in a dilemma and need to find your next step 

Standing on the foundation that people are the experts in their lives and that they have the inner capacity to change, grow and create what they want, coaching supports create sustainable change through increased awareness of one's own inner wisdom. 

Readiness Check

Before you embark on any coaching relationship take a moment to check with yourself following this simple Formula of Change. It is called Formula because it works like one. If one of the multipliers is 0, then chances of change through coaching are 0 and thus coaching is not the right approach.

Reflect on your coaching goal the following:  

  • Do I feel a real need to change or do I want to do something because my boss told me or it is nice to have?
  • Do I really find this coaching goal attractive or I hate it?
  • Do I believe that I have some control over it or is it totally beyond my powers?
  • Am I ready to work on this coaching goal or this is not the right timing?

Finally, in order for the effort you put to change makes sense, the end resulting Benefits you will get from the change need be GREATER than its cost.  

What Clients say

Olympia has been my coach in two period of times in my career. Both periods were at a turning point. She is very intelligent, very 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 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, East Balkans Commercial Senior Director , PepsiCo

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 behaviouralcharacteristics. 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

My Background

I got into coaching in 2002 after a 10 year high-flyer career in consulting which landed into a burnout and a realisation that I wanted to work with people, not judge them. I wanted to contribute to people having the job they want while maximising their career potential.

Since then, I have coached 160 leaders internationally and I found out that beyond IQ and EQ, what counts is the WE-Q, the ability to work collaboratively.

Executive coaching clients include: ALPHA BANK, AXA, ERIKSSON, EUROBANK, IKEA, INTERSPORT, L'OREAL, PEPSICO, PRAKTIKER, PHILIP MORRIS, SANOFI, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, STANTON CHASE INT"L, WWF.

As a Coach, I am a credentialed ACC coach by the ICF (International Coach Federation), Program Designer and Director of the Atom Wave "Internal Coach Certification" ICF ACSTH program , Certified by Coach U, Certified by SolutionSurfers in BRIEF Coaching and Team Coaching, and by AXIALENT in Conscious Business coaching. I am also a trained assessor for the European Individual Accreditation and the European Quality Award for the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

My academic background is in Occupational Psychology (B.A. American College of Greece & M.Sc University of Wales, College of Cardiff).

Some FAQs

What is coaching?

As coaching is a widely used term, from sports to a cooking coach for healthier food preparation, I wil explain what is coaching for Atom Wave.

Following Sir John Whitmore who is considered as one of the grandfathers of corporate coaching, coaching is "Unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping others learn rather than teaching them."

According to the International Coach Federation (ICF), the oldest and largest international association of professional Coaches, coaching is defined as:"Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."

How is Coaching different to Mentoring?

A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom, advice and guidance based on his or her own experience. 

The coaching relationship is a relationship of partnering and equality independent of hierarchical or professional differences. It does not include any advising or guidance from the coach. 

How is Coaching different to Counseling?

Counseling, or therapy, often looks to the past in order to discover, heal and under­stand. Coaching, on the other hand, looks to the future in order to make a good life even better. Coaching is not about how you came to be who you are; it's about getting you from where you are now to a future that you want. 

Coaching is solution focused with the primary focus on creating awareness that will lead to action­able strategies for achieving specific goals in one's work or personal life. 

How is Coaching different to Consulting?

A consultant is an expert who dispenses advice and has answers. The consultant diagnoses the situation, imparts knowledge and offers suggestions to improve effec­tiveness and increase success. Coaching sees the client as creative, capable, intelli­gent, and having answers within them­selves or the resources to find them. Coaches act on the premise that the defini­tive expert regarding your life and work is you. 

How is Coaching linked to Training?

It is not! Training is based on a set of instructions and methodologies that are provided by the instructor and they are the right ones. 

In coaching, it is you, the client who gener­ates the strategies and methodologies to reach your goal. 

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