Founded in April 2008, our Diploma is the first and longest standing coaching training in Greece
. In 2023, our training enters its 16th, consecutive intake
in Athens. Featuring a carefully selected faculty of expert facilitators, counting over 180 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 (AADCT). In 2021, 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, Allianz, AstraZeneca, BAT, BDO, Beauty Nova, Boussias Communications, Carell S.A., Center for Democracy, Cognity, DHL, DEI, Deutsche Telekom, DMG Mori, Evolution Dojo, Eletson, Elval, Fweebi, Great Place to Work, Information Society, Innora, Jewish Community of Athens, Knowledge Training and Consulting, Microsoft, Mondelez, Nike, OTE Academy, Plushost, PM Partners, 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, lawyers, project managers, football coaches, martial art instructors and other leaders of transformation.
The Corona Virus challenge has enabled us to evolve and full provisions have been made in order to run every module either on a web platform or live at our hosts, OTE Academy (Athens), subject to the Covid-19 circumstances.
- 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 2021, 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.
OTE Academy (Athens)
Lunch, coffee and refreshments inclusive
Full provisions have been made, in order to run every module either on a web platform or live, subject to the Covid-19 circumstances.
- Graduate academic qualification and good command of the English language
- 1 year’s experience in Consulting, HR, Counselling, Management or similar
- Minimum age requirement 25
- Personal maturity and capacity to challenge your reflective learning curve
- Submission of CV
- Submission of paragraph stating experience & aspirations in coaching and OD
- Interview with Course Director
- 50% down payment
We accept an average of 65% of applications received
- 3,500 word case study (based on your placement) or research: assessed by the Course Director and/or Facilitators and externally validated if necessary or in case of dispute.
- Attendance (85% minimum required) and contribution.
- Successful completion of practice/placement and case study presentation (Impact will assist you in finding a voluntary unpaid placement within one of our client companies, but does not guarantee one). The placement entails 3 individual coaching sessions, which will then be presented to the group: Peer Assessed. **
- Written examination on theory, covering the core material taught and reading list.***
*Each one of the 4 assessment areas carries equal weight (25%) and must be successfully passed (60%) to secure a certificate
** In addition a 60 hour coaching practice log must be submitted in order to receive the Diploma as required by the Association for Coaching.
***The Graduation/completion rate is approximately 85%, subject to successfully completing and passing all assessment criteria.
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Course Dates for 2023-24
|April 2023||Saturday 1 + Sunday 2|
|Vassilis Antonas: |
Fundamentals of Executive Coaching & OD
|May 2023||Friday 5 + Saturday 6 + Sunday 7|
Transformational Leadership: A Jungian Perspective
The Evolution of Leadership: Leading with PRAID
Coaching for Impact: A Complete Method
|June 2023||Saturday 17 + Sunday 18|
NLP Coaching for Impact
Katerina Nikoloutsou (Apodosis):
EnhanSing Influence: Τhe Leading Voice
|June to September 2023||Study Period|
|September 2023||Friday 22 + Saturday 23 + Sunday 24|
Maximising Self-awareness for Coaches
Coaching Approaches, Tools and Techniques
|November 2023||Friday 3 + Saturday 4 + Sunday 5|
Systems & Organisational Development
Executive Coaching: From Theory to Practice
|December 2023 to January 2024||Placement Delivery, Presentation Design & Thesis Preparation|
|January 2024||Saturday 20 + Sunday 21|
|Vassilis Antonas: |
Vassilis Antonas (Course Director)
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 100 Greek and Multinational companies, delivering tens of thousands of consultation hours to leaders from all functions and industries. Clients include Microsoft, Alcon, Nike, NN, Unilever, Mondelez and more.
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 published song-writer, a martial arts instructor, a free diver, former motorsport driver and devoted world traveller; as well as a member of the AC’s Accreditation Committee.
Impact’s Managing Director, is a seasoned Executive Coach, Trainer and Business Transformation Consultant. In the past, she has held leadership positions, for over twenty years, in multinational corporations, such as Wind, Vodafone and Microsoft. She has delivered workshops for many clients including, Vodafone Partner Markets, National Bank of Greece, SPC and OTE Academy.
Her qualifications include a BSc in Business Administration, a MSc in Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organisational Development, a Master Practitioner in NLP. In the context of her continuous professional development, she is currently working towards obtaining her MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tereza is part of the Assessor’s Team for the Association for Coaching.
Her combined experience and expertise render her equally capable of coaching and training senior leaders, guiding sales teams and optimising the operational and sales structure for small and medium businesses, through on the job mentoring and coaching.
Tereza is a seasoned horseback rider as well as the owner of Veneterra Suites, a luxury, holiday home on the island of Kea.
Tereza is a 2019 Diploma alumna.
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.
Executive coach, Music Coach, Europeanist and Master of Education (M.Ed.), during the last 25 years, Katerina, has trained thousands of children, adults, people with special needs and professionals. In 2009 she founded Mousiko Parathyro, a Music Coaching Centre in Athens with the mission to explore one’s musical personal self. As an executive coach, she specialises in the use of voice for leaders of any background and the enhancement of their persona.
Katerina is partner in Apodosis Coaching Services and her vision is to give prominence to the fundamental role of voice and one’s self as a tool for development and evolution.
Katerina is a 2017 Diploma Alumna.
Jeannette Marshall is an AC Accredited Master Executive Coach, has achieved accreditation with the Coaching Academy and has a Diploma in Business Performance Coaching. As Head of Coaching at Marshall Vere Associates and through her work with the AC as former UK Chair and Director of Accreditation, she is passionate about crafting coaching programmes that bring about measurable changes in organisations. Jeannette excels in bringing groups together to focus on a common objective. Her delivery style is highly motivational, charismatic and energetic. Her clients find that their performance, self-motivation and enthusiasm for achieving their goals increases dramatically and often far exceeds their initial expectations.
She provides Executive and Team Coaching services and delivers Training Programmes including: Coach Training Skills for Internal Coaches, Coaching Strategies for Managers, Coaching Strategies for Mentors, Management Performance, Leadership Training, Problem Solving and Presentation Skills.
Diploma in Executive Coaching and Organisational Development 2022-2023
I am grateful for having what I call “a privilege” rather than an opportunity to be part of this program. I learned a lot from my peers, who were all carefully chosen. This intensive Diploma is the start of a new journey.
Cleo Lymberis (Public Power Corporation)
Vasilis offers a wholesome growth experience through imparting coaching knowledge as a leadership skill set. His material is world class level and can only be matched by his generosity to share his learnings.
Dionysis Svoronos (Deutsche Telekom)
Having joined the course with high expectations, now that it has reached its completion, I am filled with a sense of fulfillment and with sadness that it is over. The content, the contributors and the peers have all exceeded expectations. Although the content was adequate, it can be the beginning of a journey for he who is interested.
Evi Martinovits (Allianz Hellas)
A life experience! Joining initially with both concerns on subject and demanding engagement, the course exceeded by far my expectations! After nine months, I am leaving enabled, energized, empowered and ready to make myself and people around me live a better life!
Katerina Sourouni (Microsoft)
Pass through that door open to whatever may come. Keep what is important to you and in a notebook the rest. Keep that notebook for the rest of your life.
The Executive Coaching Diploma program has provided me with a strong foundation not only to embrace a coaching mindset but also to seamlessly integrate coaching into my daily activities!
Vaggelis Kappas (Microsoft)
An extremely interesting journey, full of challenges, learnings, feedback, ups and downs. Gives you tons of take-aways for personal and professional development. Go ready to open up and share, in order to get the most out of it. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough!
An absolute must-have course. An excellent learning experience strongly recommended for anyone looking for growth personally and professionally. A challenge to coach a shadow towards light.
Mariza Papageorgiou (OTE Academy)
Enlightening both for oneself and the people around them. Enlightening and delightful!
Do you want to be an inspiring and influential leader? If so, this Diploma gives you the necessary supplies and tools to “lead by example”. The key to success is building quality relationships with others at work or other environments. In this course you will find the material and experience that will unlock who you really are, what you stand for, where you gain or lose influence.
It’s been a tremendous experience for me. It helped me improve myself and also the people that work for my company. I met important people with different views and setups. One of the most important things that I’ve done to date.
Thanasis Kameas (plushost.gr)
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