Founded in April 2008, our Diploma is the first and longest standing coaching training in Greece. In 2019, our training enters its 12th, consecutive intake. Featuring a carefully selected faculty of expert facilitators, counting over 120 influential alumni and spanning 120 hours of top quality training, in 2014, it was globally the first course to receive Accreditation from the Association for Coaching; at top-tier level 4/4. In 2018, our Accreditation was renewed by the Association for a further 3 years.
We have been entrusted with transforming leaders from companies and organisations such as Abbvie, Accenture, ALBA, AstraZeneca, BAT, BDO, Center for Democracy, Cognity, DHL, DMG Mori, Eletson, Fweebi, Great Place to Work, Information Society, Innora, Microsoft, Mondelez, Nike, Pharmathen, Rigips, Starbucks, Star Channel, Simply Burgers, S & B, Stoiximan, SC Johnson, Unilever, Vestas, Wyeth, 1Source – Aero Services-as well as several consultants, entrepreneurs, journalists, publishers, mental health professionals and other leaders of transformation.
- In November 2014 our training program became the first to be awarded Accreditation by the Association for Coaching, globally.
- The Diploma is Accredited at level 4/4, Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach Training (AADCT), which is the top tier. In 2018, our Accreditation was reviewed and renewed by the Association for a further 3 years.
- The Diploma is awarded by Impact, an Organisational Member of the Association for Coaching
- Individual Accreditation can also be obtained upon completing the requested hours of coaching practice and subject to meeting all other application criteria. (Please visit the AC website for more details).
- Impact can provide supervision towards completing full membership and accreditation requirements.
The course provides 120 hours of Continuous Professional Development Units (CPDU) as indicated on the certificate.
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- Lunch, coffee and refreshments inclusive
Executive Coach, Psychotherapist, Organisational Development Consultant and Course Director of Impact’s Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organisational Development (AADCT), globally the first Coaching Training to receive Accreditation from the Association for Coaching. Vassilis is the author of Coaching for Impact: The Evolution of Leadership, published by Routledge in 2017.
He has consulted for over 60 Greek and Multinational companies, delivering tens of thousands of consultation hours to leaders from all functions and industries. Clients include Microsoft, Media Saturn, Vestas, Nike, Unilever and Abbvie.
From 1998 to 2001, he worked for the British NHS and served as Clinical Director for CAP London from 2001 to 2006, at which point he returned to Greece and founded Impact. His vision is to craft the circumstances for pursuing excellence for individuals and organisations: Directly, by offering Executive Coaching and Organisational Development services and indirectly through the Diploma.
Vassilis is also a musician, a senior martial artist, a free diver, former motorsport driver and a devoted world traveler.
Dr George Diakonikolaou
George Diakonikolaou is the Managing Director of “Project Management Coach” LTD, delivering services to business clients in the fields of Project Management, Leadership, Coaching and Organisational Development. His clients include companies such as Cosmote, Romtelecom, Vestas, ENEL, EDF etc. George is a visiting Faculty, teaching Project Management in the International MBA in Athens and Brunel Business School, MBA in London as well as Bradford Business School. He has received his First Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in National Technical University of Athens and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. George is the co-founder of the Greek Chapter of the Project Management Institute, a Certified Project Management Professional and a founding member of the Hellenic Coaching Association. He is also an NLP Trainer and Master Practitioner of NLP & Time Line Therapy®, a Master Practitioner of Hypnosis and an NLP Master Coach.
Currently, George is experimenting with the integration of Coaching, Organisational Development and Project Management in a field that he likes to refer as “Project Coaching”, an integrated model that achieves groundbreaking results in Strategic Projects, Programs & Portfolios, and executive teams’ performance.
George is a 2010 Diploma Alumnus.
Ariadne is a Leadership & Transformation Coach and Team Facilitator. She studied Psychology at The American College of Greece, Executive Coaching with IMPACT PCS and RECB Coaching with the Hellenic Institute of RECBT. She has worked for more than 15 years in HR management and people development with both large multinational organizations (most recently as a Senior HR Manager with Amgen Hellas S.A.) and NGOs (as Program Manager, Strategy and Communications for the Business Coaching Center, the PRAKSIS entrepreneurial hub that supports new business development).
Currently she is holding the position of Director of Knowledge for the Hellenic Coaching Association. Since May 2016 she is the Lead Organisational Development Consultant for INTRASOFT International, running the full cycle of capacity building projects with the European Commission.
In addition, Ariadne is a proud mother of two, a creative writer and public speaker. Learn more about Ariadne on www.humanart.gr
Ariadne is a 2013 Alumna.
Ana is an organisational consultant, trainer, therapist and executive coach. For the last 10 years, she has worked as a trainer and facilitator with individuals and groups in diverse settings ranging from the Findhorn Eco village in Scotland, UK, USA, Italy and Spain to Universities in Latin America, where she has taught conflict facilitation, leadership skills and peace studies.
She has trained in a variety of personal and organisational development skills including Process Orientated Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, Conflict Facilitation, Applied skills for sustainable social and culture change, Leadership and confidence building, Outcome Mapping, Supervision and Executive Coaching.
From 2009 to 2013, she worked for the Findhorn Foundation, as HR Manager and then (2009) as CEO. During this time she also run her own consultancy business “Inspired Action” working with different client groups including cross-cultural education.
She facilitates groups of up to 300 people in processes of socio cultural and organisational change, using tools that support diversity and deep democracy.
She deeply believes in cross sector engagement so she works with the corporate world, civic society and NGOs.
One of her greatest passions involves maximizing the inherent potential of individuals, groups and organisations in a way that is supportive and enhances natural leadership.
Georgios has consulted for various organisations and companies in Greece, such as the Ministry of Culture of the Hellenic Republic, being the personal advisor of the Deputy of Culture in matters of Contemporary Culture Policy.
Originally from a Media background, Georgios specialises in Executive Coaching and Organisational Development, his biggest influence being the work of C.G. Jung, especially on the Animus and Anima Archetypes.
His vision is to create the circumstances for pursuing excellence for leaders and organisations in the Greek & international market, by contributing to the formation of dynamic policy frameworks involving politics, economics and culture.
Currently Georgios is researching the impact of Digital Technology as the driving force behind what appear to be tectonic shifts of historical proportions in social, economic, political, cultural and (both collective and individual) psychological trends and structures.
He is a visiting tutor, guest presenter and external examiner for training organisations in Greece and the UK, a financial journalist, a producer of creative and business content, an aspiring author and musician, as well as a community development pioneer, with extensive contribution to Corfu Island, his homeland.
Georgios is a 2014 Alumnus.
Executive coach, Music Coach, Voice Coach and Europeanist, Master of Education (M.Ed).
Over the past 20 years, Katerina has trained and coached thousands of children, adults, people with special needs and professionals. Originally from a classical music educational background, she discovered that the impact of music differs from one person to another; and based her work on that premise.
In 2009 she founded Mousiko Parathyro, Athen’s premier Music Coaching Centre, aiming at enabling personally musical and musically personal journeys. The centre has developed exponentially over the years, being home to music events, concerts, aspiring groups and artists, composers, professionals as well as everyone wishing to improve their life, chase meaning and increase their influence.
Her vision is to give prominence to the fundamental role of music as a tool for development and evolution.
Katerina is a 2017 Diploma alumna.
Penny Kapitsinou, Diploma Coordinator
Penny studied Agriculture in the Technological Institution of Crete and currently studies European History and Culture in the Open University of Greece. Driven by curiosity, she frequently finds herself in halls, attending seminars that vary from apiculture to rum distillation.
She worked for fourteen years at the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources, for seven years as the assistant to two Presidents and their Boards of Directors, to the Legal Services and to the HR Department. For another seven years, she was dedicated to the Photovoltaic Energy Department, during the PV blooming in Greece.
She then decided, that she prefers the nightlife and since 2011, she has been working in bars, first in Cyclades and now in Athens. She enjoys promoting fine drinking and high quality spirits.
In a fortunate turn of events, since February 2018, she is also the happy Office Manager of Impact. She enjoys meddling in this extremely interesting field of activity and collaborating with some extremely interesting people.
Penny has always been a bookworm that loves the water, water sports and warm climates and, eventually, she will write her own book(s) and withdraw somewhere along the Equator.