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 leader!
○ Become a professional coach in the global market!
○ Claim and achieve the career you deserve!
Program of High International Standards with Greek Identity
“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.
• Has specialization in the Philosophical coaching approach.
• Supported by an International Council of Experts and the best trainers, coaches, and mentors internationally.
• Emphasizes coaching practice under the guidance of mentors and coaches with ICF accreditation.
• Provides support for the development of the 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.
• Provides over 100 Tools, Coaching Models & Exercises & 2,000 pages of Educational Material.
• Gives a Professional Diploma with international recognition and perspective.
• Includes Individual Mentoring (1.5 hours) after the completion of the program requirements with B. Asimakopoulou.
• Support-Mentoring until the submission of the application for accreditation (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.
"I am grateful"
Natasa Koumpourelou, CSTP 1 Graduate
Director at Multinational
A program that combines creativity, practical theory, know-how, and wisdom embedded in practical application and in many interactions. A really well-designed program with a team of excellent experts of the coaching industry who help to holistically embrace coaching practice, tools, and methodologies.
"A program that came as a "gift" in my life "
Claire Venetsanakou, ACC, CSTP 1 graduate
Organizational Psychologist, Executive Coach
Everything was wonderful! The group of participants, the choice of space, the educational material, the approach during teaching and practice, the instructors/coaches. The liveliness and faith of the excellent Barbara Asimakopoulos to transmit the best know-how in the most effective way leave no room for anything less! Her contribution but also this of her amazing team was critical and important, every time. I feel lucky and thankful for participating in this program. A program that came as a "gift" in my life as it found me looking to enrich my profile and enhance my professional career.
" People need more visionaries like Barbara"
Sissy Stranomyti, ACC, CSTP 2 graduate
Lawyer, Founder of Delitopia
The journey in the art of coaching with Barbara was fascinating, the awareness and her organization in a simple and understandable way were one of the greatest gifts of her program. Along with the initiation into Aristotelian virtues and ancient wisdom. Barbara is a Guide. Open, heartfelt, with wisdom and prudence, affectionate, enthusiastic, and incredibly intelligent emotionally, he takes you by the hand and wisely guides you to a very refined form of facilitation, which holistically transforms people. It teaches you that when you become a coach, you are constantly ready to expand, change and grow even in the sharpest turns of your life, transforming vulnerability into inspiration and strength. There is no return when you enter her universe, her VIP coaches confirm this dynamically.
You do not need to travel abroad in order to receive such a high level of knowledge
George Chatzivasilas, CSTP 3 graduate
Assets Marketer, Leadership & Business Coach
It gives you all the tools and skills one needs to practice Coaching. But the most important is that it does not stay in theory, the so many hours of practice supervised by credentialed, excellent coaches give you the confidence you need to feel ready for any client. The fact that Barbara has incorporated ancient Greek philosophy is an added value. I would like to thank Barbara Asimakopoulou for sharing her knowledge and experience but also to congratulate her because she managed a Greek program to be recognized by the ICF and to be equal to the international programs.
"Unique team of contributors"
Roy Filou, CSTP 2 graduate
Group Brand Manager Nestle Waters,
My participation in the program "Coaching Skills & Tools in practice" of the unique Barbara Asimakopoulou is the most beautiful gift I have offered myself. From the first lesson, I saw an improvement in how I see and manage myself, my environment, my team, my co-workers, discovering balance, clearer aiming, encouragement-recognition, awareness, and fulfillment. A journey of discovery and evolution. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to establish their own values, stand out as a leader and enhance prosperity for the common good.
"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!
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”
Observed coaching sessions with recording
Multiple Choice Test
Individual Coaching Portfolio
Philosophical model “Philososhership” ™ as a tool for personal development of Coach & Coach Leader.
The Greek identity of the program is expressed through the model “Philososhership” ™ which enhances the creation of an ideal path to internal leadership and a great goal 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 and is used as a tool to strengthen the ICF fundamental competencies for coach training but also as a coaching tool in a coaching session. Finally, the main philosophical lessons and schools are presented in relation to the science and art of coaching as a background but also as an interaction.
Why become a Coach?
In our life we have:
- Multiple roles
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 this we need:
Focus on our goals
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 through interaction and 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 the expertise of any reliable ICF professional coach.
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 so that those who wish to become excellent leaders, credible and ethical coaches” for a better positive 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 fundamental 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:
- Leadership & Human Resources Management
- Positive Psychology
- Narrative Art
- Personal Development & Wellness
To provide every person who desires personal self-fulfillment and professional recognition and progress, a safe investment for the future. In addition, a rich, high-performance experience with the most modern and reliable coaching training, with international prestige and the highest ICF standards, professional opportunities (YOUR TIME OF POWER- COACH NOW-BUSINESS PLAN), and perspective in the global market. In addition, we offer and continuously build V.I.P. (Visionary, Innovative, Powerful) 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 contributors
Barbara Asimakopoulou, MBA, PCC, Greece
Author and Program Director, President of the International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Certified Leadership Coach.
David Wondra, PCC, ΗΠΑ
Member of the 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 International Scientific Council of Experts, Supervisor Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Team Coach, Executive & Business Coach, Board Coach & Coach Supervisor
Tünde Erdös, MCC, Αυστρία
Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Master Certified Coach, PhD Coaching Psychology with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, international speaker and author.
Nansy Papalexandri, Greece
Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts. Emeritus Professor of Management, Human Resources, Economic University of Athens.
Irene Nikolaidou, PCC, Greece
Mentor Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Moving Minds Founder & Mng Partner, Certified mBIT Executive & Team Coach.
Olga Papatriantafyllou, M.A., Greece
Program's Lead Trainer of Mindfulness, MBSR Teacher, Wellness Coach, Psychologist, Author of Mindfulness, Founder Mindfulness Institute in Greece
Maria Chatziagelidi, ACC, Greece
Program' s Observer Coach, ICF Associate Certified Coach, Personal & Business Coach For Small Companies, Founder Reappraise Coaching
Anstasia Moira, BA, Greece
Creator and Program's Lead Trainer of Cave Approach ©, Senior Human Development Consultant, Founder of the CAVE® Approach for Human Development, international speaker.
Kosmas Michail, M.Sc., ACC, Greece
Program's Lead Trainer of Conversational Intelligence & Observer Coach, ICF Associate Certified Coach, Executive and Team Coach, Senior Multinational Executive and Advisor to Large Organizations.
Choose the program that suits 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.