Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice
International & pioneer, certified professional training in Coaching with an emphasis in practice, Greek philosophy & research.
For the first time in Greece & in the Greek language with ACSTH accreditation according to the international standards of the ICF-International Coaching Federation!
Innovation & Global Recognition
100 hours approved by ICF as ACSTH- Approved Coach Specific Training Hours that meet the requirements for the first ACC accreditation (60 hours) by ICF for those who wish to become internationally recognized professional coaches.
Coaching & Greek Philosophy
The only Greek coaching program with international accreditation & recognition
with ancient Greek philosophy at its center.
Two programs a year lasting 6 months each. Start every November Face to Face in Athens and every March e-learning. Awarding diplomas at our annual international conference “Coach Now” every October.
○ Gain personal take-off and balance!
○ Become a coach leader!
○ Become a professional coach in the global market!
○ Claim and achieve the career you deserve!
Program of High International Standards with a Greek signature
“Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice” is recommended for:
- Every person who wants to stand out, grow and progress personally and professionally.
- Leaders/managers of organizations that use coaching skills for their personal development, but also the development of their team.
- Executives, business professionals, freelancers.
- Coaches who want to grow with reliability and high standards in the global market with a unique signature based on Greek Philosophy.
A program with many advantages
“Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice” stands out because:
• It is certified according to the highest international standards of ICF for 100 hours ACSTH.
• It has specialization in the Philosophical coaching approach.
• It is supported by an International Council of Experts and the best trainers, coaches, and mentors gobally.
• It Emphasizes coaching practice under the guidance of mentors and coaches with ICF credentialing.
• It provides support for the development of your coaching profession (Business Plan, Your Time of Power, COACH NOW).
• It has Alumni, the trusted community of VIP coaches for personal and professional help and progress.
• It provides over 100 Tools, Coaching Models & Exercises & 2,000 pages of Educational Material.
• It gives a Professional Diploma with international recognition and perspective.
• It includes Individual Mentoring (1.5 hours) with B. Asimakopoulou, after the completion of the program’s requirements.
• It includes support & mentoring up to the submission of the ICF credential application (VIP Program Only).
The “Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice”
It speaks to your soul and makes you proud of the heritage of the great ancient Greek philosophers who even today “save” your daily life by setting a high purpose, solutions to find personal and professional balance, and finally the path to happiness.
If you want to work professionally as a coach in the global market, the program puts you on the best track. Upon completion, you can start the process for the first professional accreditation from the ICF ACC or PCC.
Make the future you dream of
Become the leader of your life
Upon completion of the program you will be able to:
-Include coaching skills in your daily life as an individual, professional, executive, coach leader, internal or external coach.
-Discover and strengthen your personal, unique identity as a professional coach that will make you stand out in the global job market
-Recognize your true potential having received feedback from coaches, observers-mentors, and your classmates.
-Choose and plan the next steps for your personal development as a Coach and as a Coach Leader.
-You belong to the great community of VIP- Visionary Innovative Powerful Coaches with a mission of individual and collective progress for sustainability.
– To positively influence society.
Νατάσα Κουμπουρέλου, απόφοιτη CSTP 1
Director at Multinational
Για τη συμμετοχή μου στο πρόγραμμα "Εργαλεία & Δεξιότητες του Coaching στην Πράξη". Συνδυάζει τη δημιουργικότητα, την πρακτική θεωρία, την τεχνογνωσία και τη σοφία που ενσωματώνεται στην πρακτική εφαρμογή και σε πολλές αλληλεπιδράσεις. Ένα πραγματικά καλά σχεδιασμένο πρόγραμμα με μια ομάδα εμπειρογνωμόνων του κλάδου που συμβάλλουν στο να αγκαλιάσουμε ολιστικά την πρακτική του coaching, τα εργαλεία και τις μεθοδολογίες.
"Ένα πρόγραμμα που ήρθε ως «δώρο» στη ζωή μου"
Κλαίρη Βενετσανάκου, απόφοιτη CSTP 1
Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach
'Oλα ήταν τόσο καλά οργανωμένα και δοσμένα ! Η ομάδα των συμμετεχόντων, η επιλογή του χώρου, το εκπαιδευτικό υλικό, η προσέγγιση κατά τη διάρκεια Όλα ήταν υπέροχα ! Η ζωντάνια και η πίστη της εξαιρετικής Βαρβάρας Ασημακόπουλου για να μας μεταδώσουν την καλύτερη τεχνογνωσία με τον καλύτερο και αποτελεσματικότερο τρόπο δεν αφήνει περιθώρια για τίποτα λιγότερο! Η συμβολή της αλλά και η συμβολή της καταπληκτικής της ομάδας των καθηγητών και των συμμετεχόντων ήταν κρίσιμη και σημαντική, κάθε φορά. Αισθάνομαι τυχερή και ευχαριστώ που συμμετείχα σε αυτό το πρόγραμμα. Ένα πρόγραμμα που ήρθε ως «δώρο» στη ζωή μου καθώς με βρήκε να ψάχνω να εμπλουτίσω το προφίλ μου ενισχύοντας την επαγγελματική μου σταδιοδρομία.
" Ο κόσμος χρειάζεται περισσότερους οραματιστές σαν τη Βαρβάρα"
Σίσσυ Στρανομύτη, απόφοιτη CSTP 2
Nομικός, Δημιουργός της Delitopia
Το ταξίδι στην τέχνη του coaching με τη Βαρβάρα ήταν συναρπαστικό, η συνειδητοποίηση της επίγνωσης και η οργάνωσή της με τρόπο απλό και κατανοητό ήταν ένα απ' τα πιο μεγάλα δώρα. Μαζί με τη μύηση στις Αριστοτελικές αρετές και την αρχαία σοφία. Η Βαρβάρα είναι Οδηγός. Ανοιχτή, εγκάρδια, με φρόνηση και φρόνημα, προσηνής, ενθουσιώδης και απίστευτα ευφυής συναισθηματικά, σε παίρνει απ' το χέρι και σοφά σε καθοδηγεί σε μια πολύ εκλεπτυσμένη μορφή διευκόλυνσης, που μεταμορφώνει ολιστικά τους ανθρώπους. Δεν υπάρχει επιστροφή όταν μπεις στο σύμπαν της, οι VIPS coaches της το επιβεβαιώνουμε δυναμικά.
Δεν χρειάζεται να ταξιδέψεις πια στο εξωτερικό προκειμένου να λάβεις γνώση τέτοιου υψηλού επιπέδου
Γιώργος Χατζηβάσιλας, απόφοιτος CSTP 3
Assets Marketer, Leadership & Business Coach
Δίνει όλα τα εργαλεία και τις δεξιότητες που χρειάζεται κάποιος για να εξασκήσει το επάγγελμα του Coach. Το σημαντικότερο όμως είναι ότι δεν μένει στην θεωρία, οι αρκετές ώρες πρακτικής άσκησης σε πραγματικές συνεδρίες με παρακολούθηση από εξαιρετικούς και καταξιωμένους μέντορες σου δίνουν την αυτοπεποίθηση που χρειάζεσαι για οποιονδήποτε πελάτη. Η ένταξη της αρχαίας Ελληνικής φιλοσοφίας, είναι προστιθέμενη αξία. Συγχαίρω τη Βαρβάρα Ασημακοπούλου γιατί κατάφερε ένα ελληνικό πρόγραμμα να αναγνωριστεί από τον ICF και να είναι ισάξιο με τα διεθνή προγράμματα, πράγμα που σημαίνει ότι θα έπρεπε κάποιος να ταξιδέψει στο εξωτερικό προκειμένου να λάβει γνώση τέτοιου επιπέδου.
"Μοναδικό επιτελείο συνεργατών"
Ρόη Φίλου, απόφοιτη CSTP 2
Group Brand Manager Nestle Waters at Nestlé,
Η συμμετοχή μου στο πρόγραμμα "Coaching Δεξιότητες & Εργαλεία στην πράξη" της μοναδικής Βαρβάρας Ασημακοπούλου είναι το πιο όμορφο δώρο που έχω προσφέρει στον εαυτό μου. Από το πρώτο μάθημα είδα βελτίωση στο πως βλέπω και διαχειρίζομαι τον εαυτό μου, το περιβάλλον μου, την ομάδα μου, τους συνεργάτες μου, ανακαλύπτοντας την ισορροπία, τη διαυγέστερη σκόπευση, την ενθάρρυνση-αναγνώριση, την ενσυνειδητότητα, και την πληρότητα. Μοναδικό επιτελείο συνεργατών που δίνει τον καλύτερό του εαυτό. Ταξίδι ανακαλύψεων και εξέλιξης. Το συστήνω ανεπιφύλακτα σε όποιον θέλει να διαπιστώσει τις δικές του αξίες, να ξεχωρίσει ως ηγέτης και να ενισχύσει την ευημερία για το κοινό καλό.
Barbara showed me what a leader with a growth mindset should be like
I was taken by the hand with care and encouragement, leading me through a path of knowledge, feelings, wisdom and support to face my fears, weaknesses and vulnerability. All this wrapped in kindness and gratitude. This is all Barbara! She shared her wisdom with us, spread her light, gave us wings to fly all with genuine care. Having done this amazing program I’m grateful. I highly recommend it.
"Άνθρωπος με ήθος, αξιοπρέπεια και κυρίως ευγένεια ψυχής"
Ευαγγελία Μπακόλα, απόφοιτη CSTP 3
Life & Health coach Επισκέπτρια Υγείας
Υπέροχη Βαρβάρα Ασημακοπούλου! Η απόφαση μου να παρακολουθήσω το εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα "CSTP -Coaching Δεξιότητες & Εργαλεία στην Πράξη” υπήρξε καθοριστική για την εξέλιξη μου ως επαγγελματίας coach. Ο κώδικας δεοντολογίας του διεθνή οργανισμού ICF , η αρχαία ελληνική φιλοσοφία ,η αισιοδοξία και η αγάπη της Βαρβάρας για το επάγγελμα του coaching έδωσαν ασφάλεια και σιγουριά στα βήματά μου. Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ για όλη την εμπειρία!
The content of the Program
Phase 1 – Fundamental Principles of Coaching
What coaching is or is not
The ICF and the road to credentialing
ICF Code of Conduct
Human needs and the behavior of the coach
The core competencies of an ICF professional coach
The coach & the structure of a coaching discussion
Your own definition of coaching
The foundations of a coaching session
Conversational Intelligence, what and why
Cultivation of Learning and Development
Phase 2 – Take a breath and dive into the deep waters of coaching
The Cave approach
The 14 Aristotelian virtues and their connection to ICF core competencies
The philosophical roots of coaching
The Philosophership model
Emotions – beliefs – values
Mindfulness: From acting to living
The Coach Leader
The psychology of partnering
Phase 3 – From fantasy to reality
Coaching Models & Tools
The development plan of the professional Coach
The essence of coaching in focus
Individual and team presentations
My Personal Coaching Journey
Closing – Celebration
Final Evaluation & Practice
“Bring your client” – Volunteer coachees
Observed coaching sessions with recording
Multiple Choice Test
Individual Coaching Portfolio
Philosophical model “Philososhership” ™ as a tool for the personal development of the Coach & Coach Leader.
The Greek signature of the program is expressed through the model “Philososhership” ™ which enhances the creation of an ideal path to inner leadership and a great purpose above individual ambitions and positive participation in the sustainability of society. In addition, the pioneering questionnaire CAVE ™ gives the profile of each participant in relation to the 18 Aristotelian virtues. It serves as an awereness tool to strengthen the ICF core competencies and as a coaching tool for behavioral change. The main philosophical lessons and schools are presented in relation to the science and art of coaching.
Why become a Coach?
In our life we have:
-Complex everyday life
-Competitive & insecure working environment
A beautiful and effective daily life that will make us realize ourselves and lead us to achieve our goals and dreams.
To achieve it we need:
-Consistency and repetition
Who is the VIP Coach?
“Coaching Tools & Skills in Practice” is not another training program. We aspire to create a community of trusted and ethical coaches with values such as generosity, respect, continuous progress, offering to people and society at large.
We train VIP Coaches,
V-isionary, I-nnovative, P-owerful Coaches for a sustainable society.
The program provides you with all the fundamental and most modern theories, models, and tools of the science and art of coaching and gives special importance to their practical application, as this is the cornerstone of any reliable ICF professional coach with high standards.
The best way to learn is to put it into practice!
“My desire for the development of inner and outer leadership combined with my passion for Greek philosophy led me to create this program for those who wish to become excellent leaders, credible and ethical coaches for a better society”.
Barbara is an award-winning executive coach and accredited provider of professional coaching, a visionary and innovative entrepreneur, an author and speaker of international reputation, and one of the top women leadership thinkers in Greece.
She has been recently ranked in 1st place among the TOP 20 coaches in Athens 2021 according to the internationally renowned Canadian digital magazine “Influence digest +”.
Her unique signature reflects the wise teachings of Greek philosophers.
We are in open communication & interaction with the scientific and academic community in the field of Coaching
The program offers:
Targeted training in the 8 core competencies of a professional coach according to the high international standards of the International Coaching Federation
Participation in international research programs that expand and enhance the coaching skills
Concepts, models, and tools from the scientific fields such as:
-Leadership & Human Resources Management
-Personal Development & Wellness
To provide a safe investment for the future to every person who desires personal self-fulfillment and professional recognition and progress. In addition, a rich, high-performance experience with the most modern and reliable coaching training, with international prestige and the highest ICF standards. Moreover, professional opportunities (YOUR TIME OF POWER- COACH NOW-BUSINESS PLAN), and perspective in the global market. In addition, we continuously build V.I.P. (Visionary, Innovative, Powerful) community of Coaches consisting of graduates, students, and program contributors in order to support each other toward our personal and professional journey with the mission to positively impact society.
The top team of program experts, trainers & mentors.
Barbara Asimakopoulou, MBA, PCC, Greece
Creator and CSTP Program Director, President of the CSTP International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Certified Leadership Coach.
David Wondra, PCC, USA
Member of the CSTP International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Immediate Past Chairman and Director ICF Global Board, CEO & President | Executive Coach, Team Development Wondra Group
Kathryn Pope, PCC, UK
Member of the CSTP International Scientific Council of Experts, Supervisor Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Team Coach, Executive & Business Coach, Board Coach
Tünde Erdös, MCC, Austria
Member of the CSTP International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Master Certified Coach, PhD Coaching Psychology with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, international speaker and author.
Nansy Papalexandris, Greece
Member of the CSTP International Scientific Council of Experts. Emeritus Professor of Management, Human Resources, Economic University of Athens.
Eirini Nikolaidou, PCC, Greece
CSTP's Mentor Coach & Observer, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Moving Minds Founder & Mng Partner, Certified mBIT Executive & Team Coach.
Olga Papatriantafyllou, M.A., Greece
CSTP Leading Trainer of Mindfulness, MBSR Teacher, Wellness Coach, Psychologist, Author of Mindfulness, Founder Mindfulness Institute in Greece
Maria Chatziaggelidi, ACC, Greece
CSTP's Observer Coach, ICF Associate Certified Coach, Personal & Business Coach For Small Companies, Founder Reappraise Coaching
Anastasia Moira, BA, Greece
Creator and CSTP's Leading Trainer of Cave Approach ©, Senior Human Development Consultant, Founder of the CAVE® Approach for Human Development, international speaker.
Kosmas Michail, M.Sc., ACC, Greece
CSTP' s Coach Observer & Leading Trainer of Conversational Intelligence. ICF Associate Certified Coach, Executive and Team Coach, Senior Multinational Executive and Advisor to Large Organizations.
Choose the bets program for you today
November 2021: Face to face
March 2022: Online
For whom is coaching training for?
There is an obvious interest from many people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, to further explore the field of coaching and even become professional coaches themselves.
The turn of people to personal introspection and offering to others starts from two different sources. The first source is the prolonged economic crisis that has led to the questioning of traditional professional choices and industries and the need to find alternatives closer to the authentic desires and true talents of the people.
The second is the era of the coronavirus which is combined with the global pause along with the awareness in areas such as the environment, human relations, individual and collective responsibility.
Motivations such as personal growth and development, discovering opportunities, setting high goals, improving leadership, supporting other people towards personal and professional progress and prosperity, social responsibility, new purpose, and vision.
As society matures and this is done mainly through challenges, it realizes the value of self-knowledge, the development of human interconnection, and the support of specialized and reliable professionals.
What is the difference between certification, approved certification, and credentialing?
Certification is the document that confirms your participation in any educational program.
Approved certification: When you complete the 100 hours of training of “Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice” you will receive not a simple certification but approved certification as ACSTH by the leading organization of professional coaches the “International Coach Federation”.
This means that the training you received meets the high standards and specifications set by the leading organization ICF and it is constantly re-examined for renewal reasons.
This way you are assured that you have invested in an always modern, reliable, and high-quality coaching training program.
In addition, from the first day you start training, you can register as a member of the ICF global body and the local chapter ICF Greece and use their logos.
Finally, and most importantly, only an approved certification can allow you to begin the credentialing process to practice coaching professionally.
Your training from an ICF approved program as an ACSTH or ACSTP enables you
-Claim your accreditation.
Namely: You are entering an evaluation process by the ICF in terms of your experience and skill as a coach based on the established ICF core coaching competencies, definitions, and Code of Ethics. You can go to the ICF site and see all the requirements depending on the level of credentialing (ACC, PCC, MCC).
For example: for ACC you need:
-10 hours of mentoring to enhance the coach’s 8 ICF Core Competencies,
-100 hours of coaching sessions (a small percentage ex 25% pro-bono and the rest paid),
-A multiple-choice exam and
-A recorded session with its transcript.
-Online application on the ICF site
What do I need to work as a professional coach?
- BE MOTIVATED:
- CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED COACHING TRAINING PROGRAM, AS CSTP DOES, BY A LEADING PROFESSIONAL BODY AS ICF
- BECOME A MEMBER OF A RELIABLE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BODY AND THE CORRESPONDING LOCAL CHAPTER AS ICF GLOBAL AND ICF GREECE CHAPTER
- CLAIM YOUR PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AS ICF ACC, PCC, MCC
- PRACTICE – PRACTICE
- CONTINUOUS STRENGTHENING OF YOUR COACHING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
- PUT A COACH OR/AND SUPERVISOR IN YOUR LIFE:The pursuit of high goals becomes even more efficient with the best results if you add to your own “intellect” the “intellect” of other people. I often tell my students, if you want to be the best, invite the best people next to you, learn from the best, do what the best do. Champions work with champions.
Why choose an ICF-approved coaching training program?
Education from an ICF-approved program as an ACSTH or ACSTP gives you the opportunity to become immediately a member of the ICF global body and the local ICF Greece chapter. After receiving your certification of this approved program you are eligible to claim your credentials and work professionally as a coach. The credential is claimed after your basic coaching training and is an evaluation process by the ICF in terms of your experience and competence as a coach based on the established ICF core coaching skills and Code of Ethics.
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading and global federation of professional coaches, the first to lay the foundations, framework, and standards of coaching (core competencies and code of ethics). ICFcontinuously proves its effectiveness, 25 years to date.
Why become a member of an international and local professional body such as ICF and ICF Greece respectively?
When you become a member of a professional global and then a local professional body you ensure that you are constantly informed and growing in the industry of coaching because these organizations have this mission. To keep you up-to-date and effective by evaluating the progress of the art and science of coaching. It is practically like belonging to a university that listens to society, does research, and constantly updates your knowledge and practice.
In addition, you belong to a huge network of professionals with a common vision and values for networking, mutual support, and best practices.