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Barbara Asimakopoulou is the # 1 Executive Coach in Athens 2021 (according to the independent research of the international blog Influence digest +) awarded with Boussias HR Award 2020 in the development of leadership skills, approved ICF professional coaching training provider, visionary and innovative entrepreneur, author and international speaker and one of the leading women leadership thinkers in Greece.

Her unique signature comprises the wise teachings of Greek philosophers.

Professional Bio.

ICF Professional Certified Coach & Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coach

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Barbara Asimakopoulou is ranked #1 Executive Coach 2021 in Athens according to the independent research of the international blog influence digest+. She is an award-winning leadership coach and one of the top Greek female leadership thinkers with an international reputation and a remarkable career as an entrepreneur (HRE founder), senior executive and masterful HR consultant for more than 25 years.

She has supported a great number of visionary leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs, to light up their own path and claim high standards, personal and collective happiness.

Furthermore, she coaches teams to be aligned, energized, and achieve excellent results, and she supports companies to transform their culture.

Through her programs, 1-1 coaching, team coaching, workshops, books and events, and a broad combination of knowledge and expertise within coaching, positive psychology, philosophy, business, management, and science, she has supported a great number of visionary senior executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs, to become better leaders and happier people.

Moreover, she coaches individuals to be aligned with their values, gain confidence, achieve positive, lasting change and increase their performance and satisfaction at work.

In particular, Barbara has worked with many women to encourage them to speak up and claim more. Her vision is to inspire and empower women to crack the glass ceiling and gain more impactful leadership roles in corporate, political, and social environments.

As a coach and entrepreneur, Barbara has developed a distinctive personal coaching signature based on the words of wisdom of Greek philosophers and positive psychology and has created the pioneering “Philosophy & Coaching in Practice™” methodology. Through this methodology individuals learn about their own values and that of ancient Greek virtues in order to live a meaningful, fulfilling and rewarding personal and professional life.

She is an associate of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, and author of the E-learning program “Coaching Leadership in the footsteps of Socrates”. Moreover, she has designed and leads the ICF ACSTH “Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice” (e-learning & face-to-face, professional coaching training).

After 10+ years as a senior HR executive in multinational companies such as, TITAN Cement Group, she founded Human Resources Expertise (HRE) in 2000 to assist companies of all sizes to deal efficiently with human development.

Barbara is an accomplished keynote speaker and a published author on coaching and leadership. Her most popular books are “The art of peace in the workplace” and “Inner emancipation”.

Topics Ι cover.

Niche areas:

  • Leadership Coaching for executives and professionals
  • Female Leadership (Femininship™)
  • Wisdom based, Philosophical coaching (Philosophership™)
  • Building Coaching Culture at Work
  • Team Coaching


Academic Qualifications:

  • Master in Business Administration, with a major in Human Resources from    ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with major in organizational Psychology from «Institut d’Administration et Gestion» I.A.G. Université Catholique de Louvain-La- Neuve, Belgium
  • BA in chemistry with a major in biochemistry.

Professional Qualifications:

Certified Leadership Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centred Coaching
Professional Certified Coach by ICF
Positive Psychology Certification, “Becoming the best version of you” by Tim Lebon, City University
Team Coaching Certified Coach by Peter Hawkins & David Clutterbuck
Practitioner Narrative Coach™ by Dr. Dave Drake
Coaching Core Certification by Coach University
Certified & qualified to hold a license to use
360 assessment Marshall Goldsmith Global Leader of the Future
S.H.L. Occupational Tests and Personality Questionnaires
CAVE Approach© for Human Development, a pioneer methodology for the assessment and development of 14 Aristotelian virtues to promote success and happiness in professional and personal life.

Her Philosophy:

I am a creative and resourceful woman full of positive energy and passionate about connecting with high potential, visionary people, in order to transform their lives, master their self-awareness, be focused and unstoppable toward their goals, create an outstanding, thriving Life Plan. My ultimate mission is to energize people create miracles they could never imagine before and live their life to the fullest. As their fairy godmother, I inspire them to light up their own path. Moreover, expand their horizons by developing a unique personal worldview and philosophy (vision and values) based on words of wisdom of Greek philosophers.

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