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1-1 Personal Coaching

For ambitious high-level professionals and executives willing and ready to take charge of their lives, release their potential, and play BIG.

Coaching according to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the leading organization for professional coaching, is a partnership between the coach (ME) and the coachee (YOU) in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.

 Transformative Personal Coaching

6-month coaching support program

Barbara’s support for 6 months

-8 X 60 min 1:1 coaching sessions

12-month coaching support program

Barbara’s support for 12 months

-16 X 60 min 1:1 coaching sessions

During our sessions: 

  • Listen. My job is to fully listen to you. You are the main focus. I listen to what you say, what you are trying to say, and what you are not saying.
  • Learn, dig and share. After you have fully communicated and you have discovered your real wants, we share ideas, comments, dilemmas, and/or opportunities.
  • Empower. If you are up to something or facing a challenging time, I am with you, full of endorsement, compassion, and acknowledgment to support you through it.
  • Challenge. I want a lot for you. I want you to be healthy, happy, and successful. I want you to enjoy your family and friends. I want you to lead a life that inspires others—and yourself. As such, I make requests and I challenge you to take action on them, whilst keeping you accountable.
  • Stand by your side. I support you in every step you take in order to move forward making every dream of yours come true.

 

Coaching for me is about: Awareness, Challenge and Transformation

Coaching is an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development. A catalyst for change. It aims to create awareness, generate action, and facilitate learning and growth.

Why coaching?

Because it works.

The fundamental principle of coaching is that people can create their own best answers and solutions. The coach is trained to facilitate them in this process. The coach reveals the best version of you through powerful questioning as Socrates had been doing 2.500 years ago.

How does it work?

The coach brings out your best, reveals your real competencies and aspirations, challenges and energizes you to overcome internal and external obstacles, and finally changes your behavior. That's why we call it transformational coaching.

Is there proof that coaching works?

Yes! The International Coaching Federation Global Coaching Client Study shows that most clients reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, growth, and opportunities.

Who can benefit from coaching

Anyone – Coaching is a way of living a better daily life for yourself and anyone who interrelates with you:

Individuals, executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, all exceptional people who are ready to change and to evolve.

Are you :

A high level professional or executive who wants to:

  • Expand your career, re-examine and prioritize your personal and professional goals, take action, and move forward?
  • Explore new more fulfilling career opportunities whilst dreaming big?
  • Enjoy living the ‘good life’ and having a work-life balance?
  • Be a newly hired “coach leader” or get a promotion?
  • Work smarter and at your own pace?
  • Shine bright and be seen for your talents and skills?

An Entrepreneur or Business Owner who:

  • Needs to take your organization to the next level?
  • Wants strategic planning to make the most of your resources?
  • Is facing challenges with key personnel?
  • Is under too much stress, but wants more peace, time and clients?
  • Runs a family business but is struggling with passing it on to the next generation?

Why I am a coach.

I have dedicated my life to helping people discover their hidden capabilities, their gifts to achieve happiness and to adding value to this world.

If you are disappointed, overwhelmed, or on the threshold to take the leap, I will lead you to the light and a lasting positive transformation.

I help individuals expand their horizons by developing a unique personal worldview (how they interpret the world) and personal philosophy (vision and values) based on the words of wisdom of Greek philosophers.

I look at issues such as meaning, authenticity, freedom, choice, and responsibility, and how these come into play in their lives.

I help you master your self-awareness, become focused and unstoppable toward your goals, and create an outstanding, thriving Life Plan.

"You're an excellent guide"

Elena Lekaki, MSc
Insurance Consultant

Dear Barbara, Thank you for the excellent "professional know-thyself journey" . It was a great experience in setting priorities, objectives and clarifying thinking. By your worthiness and competency you managed to give me guidance, and with your humanity to touch me and make our coaching more effective. You're an excellent guide and I really enjoyed this journey we had together.

"You stand out"

MBA, Commercial Director
SM

I feel the need to express in writing my enthusiasm for the course and the outcome. I succeeded to see exactly the steps I needed to pay attention in order to design my next career plan. Finally, I want to point out your ability to actively listen and to receive the concerns of your coachee with real interest. Your ability helps greatly in the course of the sessions and I believe that you stand out not only as a coach but as a human too. Thank you

"I changed my attitude towards life"

Artemis Dimitroula,
Architect

The great success for me is the impetus that got to act against my expectations and even succeed! What I learned is to sidetrack the fear that kept me still. I dare say that I managed to gain with your help many experiences that others would never have because they just did not try. I am grateful. Wherever I get I will always know and I want you to know too that your contribution was substantial.

"I am giving you a 10"

Maria Kaloutsa
Civil Engineer, Senior Executive

The satisfaction of our coaching meetings was maximum. The work you do is excellent. I am very happy with the work we did together and the results I had. Surely if there was a rating I would give you a 10!

I became braver

Zsofia Juhasz
Executive Coach, Australia

I enjoyed working with Barbara as she inspired me to go beyond my comfort zone and challenged me to be braver in my actions. I am looking forward to a successful and action-packed year as a result of the plans I implemented with her support. Many thanks again!

Είσαι η Μούσα μου που με οδηγεί στο δικό μου μονοπάτι!

Άννα Κηρύκου
Operations'Manager Γεώργιος Κηρύκος & Σια ΟΕ

Όπως ανέφερες "Η εισπνοή είναι ενέργεια και η εκπνοή δράση". Εσύ για μένα έχεις γίνει η εισπνοή μου για να εκπνεύσω τους στόχους μου! Είσαι η Μούσα μου που με οδηγεί στο δικό μου μονοπάτι!

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What you get from my coaching programs

6-month Coaching Support Program

  • Barbara’s support during the entire 6-month support coaching program. (unlimited e-mails, messenger, short phone calls, rescheduling)
  • 8 X 60 min 1:1 web coaching sessions, 1st and 2nd-month bi-weekly and then monthly.
  • Step by step assignments & tasks that build on each other to bring you closer to your goals, measure results, and progress and finally implement changes in your life straight away.
  • Personal ‘Know Thy Self Signature’.
  • Questionnaires and templates for personal growth, accountability, and tracking.
  • Articles, proposed bibliography according to your aspirations or preferences.
  • Access to Barbara’s exclusive V.I.P.S. client group for networking and support with like-minded professionals.
  • Discount to all my masterclasses and events.

 

12-month Coaching Support Program

  • Barbara’s support during the entire 12-month coaching support program. (unlimited e-mails, messenger, short phone calls, rescheduling)
  • 16 X 60min 1:1 web coaching sessions, 1st – 4th-month bi-weekly and then monthly.
  • Step by step assignments & tasks that build on each other to bring you closer to your goals, measure results, and progress and finally implement changes in your life straight away.
  • Personal ‘Know Thy Self Signature’.
  • Questionnaires and templates for personal growth, accountability, and tracking.
  • Articles, proposed bibliography according to your aspirations or preferences.
  • Access to Barbara’s exclusive V.I.P.S. client group for networking and support with like-minded professionals.
  • Discount to all masterclasses and events.
  • BONUS exclusively for 12 month program:
    Free Masterclass: My Inner Leadership Journey

“A facilitator solves problems, a coach builds capabilities!”

 

My 8-step methodology for 1-1

Personal Coaching

1. Building the foundation- Revealing Coachee’s unique profile from within (values & needs) and their environment
2. Setting a personal and professional vision
3. Setting authentic goals
4. Determining growth areas
5. Revealing internal and external obstacles
6. Discovering the right solutions in the process of personal change
7. Setting a life plan of success 
8. Reviewing growth progress & celebrate

Your Coach

BARBARA-ASIMAKOPOULOU-Coach-ICF

Barbara Asimakopoulou, MBA, PCC, Greece

#1 Coach in Athens 2021, award-winning HR Award 2020 for the most innovative leadership skills development program, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Certified Leadership Coach, Team Coach by Peter Hawkins, ICF approved Coaching Training Program Author & Provider, visionary and innovative entrepreneur, author & speaker with an international reputation, and one of the top female leadership thinkers in Greece.

Choose the program that fits your needs

  • 6-month 1-1 Coaching Support Program Special Offer
  • 1.200
    8 X 60 min = Now 1.200 (Save 800!)
    • Barbara’s support during the entire 6-month support coaching program. (unlimited e-mails, messenger, short phone calls, rescheduling)
    • 8 X 60 min 1:1 web coaching sessions, 1st and 2nd-month bi-weekly and then monthly.
    • Step by step assignments & tasks that build on each other to bring you closer to your goals, measure results, and progress and finally implement changes in your life straight away.
    • Personal ‘Know Thy Self Signature’.
    • Questionnaires and templates for personal growth, accountability, and tracking.
    • Articles, proposed bibliography according to your aspirations or preferences.
    • Access to Barbara’s exclusive V.I.P.S. client group for networking and support with like-minded professionals.
    • Discount to all my masterclasses and events.
    Payment Terms

    100% paid upon acceptance of the coaching engagement and before the 1st coaching session.

  • 12-month 1-1 Coaching Support Program
  • 2.240
    16 X 60 min = Now 2.240 (Save 1760!)
    • Barbara’s support during the entire 12-month support coaching program. (unlimited e-mails, messenger, short phone calls, rescheduling)
    • 16 X 60min 1:1 web coaching sessions, 1st, and 2nd-month bi-weekly and then monthly.
    • Step by step assignments & tasks that build on each other to bring you closer to your goals, measure results, and progress and finally implement changes in your life straight away.
    • Personal ‘Know Thy Self Signature’.
    • Questionnaires and templates for personal growth, accountability, and tracking.
    • Articles, proposed bibliography according to your aspirations or preferences.
    • Access to Barbara’s exclusive V.I.P.S. client group for networking and support with like-minded professionals.
    • Discount to all my masterclasses and events.

    BONUS:

    Free Masterclass: My Inner Leadership Journey

    Payment Terms

    100% paid upon acceptance of the coaching engagement and before the 1st coaching session.

FAQ.

What is the difference between Life & Executive Coaching?

A credentialed coach  ACC, PCC, MCC by ICF is eligible to coach anyone despite their professional experience and academic background. They are eligible because they are trained in a coaching program approved by the leading professional body the “International Coaching Federation” and they are following its highest standard of the art and science of coaching.

A life coach mainly coaches people on issues such as family, relationships, health, daily life.

An executive coach mainly coaches people on career, professional development, and leadership issues.

What is the commitment of the coachee among the coaching sessions?

Among coaching sessions, the coachee will enjoy Barbara’s full support during the entire coaching program. (unlimited e-mails, messenger, short phone calls, rescheduling).

They may have to complete some questionnaires and templates for personal growth, accountability, and tracking.

They may also choose to read some articles or books according to their aspirations or preferences.

The more time and effort, they put into practicing the new beneficial behavior, the more positive outcomes they will enjoy, and their ROI will be huge!

How can Coaching effectiveness be measured?

In order to answer the ROI question, we must first identify the behaviors for change during the coaching engagement.

The behavior change itself is the value coaching delivers.

Successful behavior change is a leading indicator of financial value. Successfully measuring the lagging indicators of performance improvement requires tracking the leading indicators of behavior change first.

In my programs, we first define the performance indicators and then we engage the environment of the coachee in the evaluation of the performance of the new behavior which the coachee agrees to practice and finally to acquire.

I strongly believe that the coachee must inform their environment about the change they are going to commit and the positive outcomes they wish to earn.

This is the only way to have support and recognition at the end.

 

How can the confidentiallity between the coach and the coachee be ensured??

Any ICF coach must demonstrate ethical practice: understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards. ICF coaches follow strictly the highest standard of the competencies and the ethical behavior of ICF.

ICF Professionals who accept the Code of Ethics strive to be ethical, even when doing so involves making difficult decisions or acting courageously.

According to the ICF Code of Ethics

As an ICF Professional, I:

3. Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all parties as agreed upon. I am aware of and agree to comply with all applicable laws that pertain to personal data and communications.
4. Have a clear understanding of how information is exchanged among all parties involved during all coaching interactions.

7. Maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my professional interactions in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security, and privacy and complies with any applicable laws and agreements. Furthermore, I seek to make proper use of emerging and growing technological developments that are being used in coaching services (technology-assisted coaching services) and be aware of how various ethical standards apply to them

How is coaching distinct from other professions?

Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes, and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions.

  • Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction, and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present.  Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future-focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life.
  • Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
  • Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives.
  • Training: Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.
  • Athletic Development: Though sports metaphors are often used, professional coaching is different from sports coaching. The athletic coach is often seen as an expert who guides and directs the behavior of individuals or teams based on his or her greater experience and knowledge. Professional coaches possess these qualities, but their experience and knowledge of the individual or team determine the direction. The focus is on identifying opportunities for development based on individual strengths and capabilities.

ICF Code of Ethics-Why an ICF Professional coach is an ethical coach?

1. INTRODUCTION
The ICF Code of Ethics describes the core values of the International Coaching Federation (ICF Core Values), and ethical principles, and ethical standards of behavior for all ICF Professionals (see definitions). Meeting these ICF ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies (ICF Core Competencies). That is “Demonstrates ethical practice: understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards.”

The ICF Code of Ethics serves to uphold the integrity of ICF and the global coaching profession by:
• Setting standards of conduct consistent with ICF core values and ethical principles.
• Guiding ethical reflection, education, and decision-making
• Adjudicating and preserving ICF coach standards through the ICF Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process
• Providing the basis for ICF ethics training in ICF-accredited programs

The ICF Code of Ethics applies when ICF Professionals represent themselves as such, in any kind of coaching-related interaction. This is regardless of whether a coaching Relationship (see definitions) has been established. This Code articulates the ethical obligations of ICF Professionals who are acting in their different roles as coach, coach supervisor, mentor coach, trainer or student coach-in-training, or serving in an ICF Leadership role, as well as Support Personnel (see definitions).
Although the Ethical Conduct Review (ECR) process is only applicable to ICF Professionals, as is the Pledge, the ICF Staff are also committed to ethical conduct and the Core Values and Ethical Principles that underpin this ICF code of ethics.

The challenge of working ethically means that members will inevitably encounter situations that require responses to unexpected issues, resolution of dilemmas and solutions to problems.

This Code of Ethics is intended to assist those persons subject to the Code by directing them to the variety of ethical factors that may need to be taken into consideration and helping to identify alternative ways of approaching ethical behavior.
ICF Professionals who accept the Code of Ethics strive to be ethical, even when doing so involves making difficult decisions or acting courageously.
2. KEY DEFINITIONS
• “Client”—the individual or team/group being coached, the coach being mentored or supervised, or the coach or the student coach being trained.
• “Coaching”- partnering with Clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
• “Coaching Relationship”—a relationship that is established by the ICF Professional and the Client(s)/Sponsor(s) under an agreement or a contract that defines the responsibilities and expectations of each party.
• “Code”—ICF Code of Ethics
• “Confidentiality”—protection of any information obtained around the coaching engagement unless consent to release is given.
• “Conflict of Interest”—a situation in which an ICF Professional is involved in multiple interests where serving one interest could work against or be in conflict with another. This could be financial, personal, or otherwise.
• “Equality”—a situation in which all people experience inclusion, access to resources and opportunity, regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, immigration status, mental or physical disability, and other areas of human difference.
• “ICF Professional”—individuals who represent themselves as an ICF Member or ICF Credential-holder, in roles including but not limited to Coach, Coach Supervisor, Mentor Coach, Coach Trainer, and Student of Coaching
• “ICF Staff”— the ICF support personnel who are contracted by the managing company that provides professional management and administrative services on behalf of ICF.
• “Internal Coach”— an individual who is employed within an organization and coaches either part-time or full-time the employees of that organization.
• “Sponsor”—the entity (including its representatives) paying for and/or arranging or defining the coaching services to be provided.
• “Support Personnel”—the people who work for ICF Professionals in support of their Clients.
• “Systemic equality”—gender equality, race equality, and other forms of equality that are institutionalized in the ethics, core values, policies, structures, and cultures of communities, organizations, nations, and society.
3. ICF CORE VALUES AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
The ICF Code of Ethics is based on the ICF Core Values (link) and the actions that flow from them. All values are equally important and support one another. These values are aspirational and should be used as a way to understand and interpret the standards. All ICF Professionals are expected to showcase and propagate these Values in all their interactions.
4. ETHICAL STANDARDS
The following ethical standards are applied to the professional activities of ICF Professionals:
Section I – Responsibility to clients
As an ICF Professional, I:
1. Explain and ensure that, prior to or at the initial meeting, my coaching Client(s) and Sponsor(s) understand the nature and potential value of coaching, the nature and limits of confidentiality, financial arrangements, and any other terms of the coaching agreement.
2. Create an agreement/contract regarding the roles, responsibilities, and rights of all parties involved with my Client(s) and Sponsor(s) prior to the commencement of services.
3. Maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality with all parties as agreed upon. I am aware of and agree to comply with all applicable laws that pertain to personal data and communications.
4. Have a clear understanding about how information is exchanged among all parties involved during all coaching interactions.
5. Have a clear understanding with both Clients and Sponsors or interested parties about the conditions under which information will not be kept confidential (e.g., illegal activity, if required by law, pursuant to valid court order or subpoena; imminent or likely risk of danger to self or to others; etc.). Where I reasonably believe one of the above circumstances is applicable, I may need to inform appropriate authorities.
6. When working as an Internal Coach, manage conflicts of interest or potential conflicts of interest with my coaching Clients and Sponsor(s) through coaching agreement(s) and ongoing dialogue. This should include addressing organizational roles, responsibilities, relationships, records, confidentiality, and other reporting requirements.
7. Maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my professional interactions in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security, and privacy and complies with any applicable laws and agreements. Furthermore, I seek to make proper use of emerging and growing technological developments that are being used in coaching services (technology-assisted coaching services) and be aware how various ethical standards apply to them.
8. Remain alert to indications that there might be a shift in the value received from the coaching relationship. If so, make a change in the relationship or encourage the Client(s)/Sponsor(s) to seek another coach, seek another professional or use a different resource.
9. Respect all parties’ right to terminate the coaching relationship at any point for any reason during the coaching process subject to the provisions of the agreement.
10. Am sensitive to the implications of having multiple contracts and relationships with the same Client(s) and Sponsor(s) at the same time in order to avoid conflict of interest situations.
11. Am aware of and actively manage any power or status difference between the Client and me that may be caused by cultural, relational, psychological, or contextual issues.
12. Disclose to my Clients the potential receipt of compensation, and other benefits I may receive for referring my Clients to third parties.
13. Assure consistent quality of coaching regardless of the amount or form of agreed compensation in any relationship.
Section II – Responsibility to practice and performance
As an ICF Professional, I:
14. Adhere to the ICF Code of Ethics in all my interactions. When I become aware of a possible breach of the Code by myself or I recognize unethical behavior in another ICF Professional, I respectfully raise the matter with those involved. If this does not resolve the matter, I refer it to a formal authority (e.g., ICF Global) for resolution.
15. Require adherence to the ICF Code of Ethics by all Support Personnel.
16. Commit to excellence through continued personal, professional, and ethical development.
17. Recognize my personal limitations or circumstances that may impair, conflict with, or interfere with my coaching performance or my professional coaching relationships. I will reach out for support to determine the action to be taken and, if necessary, promptly seek relevant professional guidance. This may include suspending or terminating my coaching relationship(s).
18. Resolve any conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest by working through the issue with relevant parties, seeking professional assistance, or suspending temporarily or ending the professional relationship.
19. Maintain the privacy of ICF Members and use the ICF Member contact information (email addresses, telephone numbers, and so on) only as authorized by ICF or the ICF Member.
Section III – Responsibility to professionalism
As an ICF Professional, I:
20. Identify accurately my coaching qualifications, my level of coaching competency, expertise, experience, training, certifications, and ICF Credentials.
21. Make verbal and written statements that are true and accurate about what I offer as an ICF Professional, what is offered by ICF, the coaching profession, and the potential value of coaching.
22. Communicate and create awareness with those who need to be informed of the ethical responsibilities established by this Code.
23. Hold responsibility for being aware of and setting clear, appropriate, and culturally sensitive boundaries that govern interactions, physical or otherwise.
24. Do not participate in any sexual or romantic engagement with Client(s) or Sponsor(s). I will be ever mindful of the level of intimacy appropriate for the relationship. I take the appropriate action to address the issue or cancel the engagement.
Section IV – Responsibility to society
As an ICF Professional, I:
25. Avoid discrimination by maintaining fairness and equality in all activities and operations, while respecting local rules and cultural practices. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability or military status.
26. Recognize and honor the contributions and intellectual property of others, only claiming ownership of my own material. I understand that a breach of this standard may subject me to legal remedy by a third party.
27. Am honest and work within recognized scientific standards, applicable subject guidelines, and boundaries of my competence when conducting and reporting research.
28. Am aware of my and my clients’ impact on society. I adhere to the philosophy of “doing good,” versus “avoiding bad.”
5. THE PLEDGE OF ETHICS OF THE ICF PROFESSIONAL:
As an ICF Professional, in accordance with the Standards of the ICF Code of Ethics, I acknowledge and agree to fulfill my ethical and legal obligations to my coaching Client(s), Sponsor(s), colleagues and to the public at large.
If I breach any part of the ICF Code of Ethics, I agree that the ICF in its sole discretion may hold me accountable for so doing. I further agree that my accountability to the ICF for any breach may include sanctions, such as mandatory additional coach training or other education or loss of my ICF Membership and/or my ICF Credentials.
For more information on the Ethical Conduct Review Process including the links to file a complaint, please click the link below.

https://coachingfederation.org/ethics/ethical-conduct-review-processAdopted by the ICF Global Board of Directors September 2019

Why to choose a credentialed coach, ACC, PCC, MCC, by ICF

ICF Credentials, ACC, PCC, MCC, are awarded to professional coaches who have met rigorous education and experience requirements and have demonstrated mastery of the coaching competencies & code of ethics.

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