Founder of WorkWise, a training and human resources consulting firm. Born in Chicago, Ill. and moved to Greece with my family when I was eight years old. Graduated from Campion School in 1985. Began my professional career in September 1987 in the field of sales and advertisement.
In 1989 moved to Manhattan, New York where I worked and studied simultaneously. Continued my professional career in the hotel business. In 1994 I had graduated and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hunter College, New York City University and held the position of Sales and Marketing Director for two prime New York City Hotels. In 1995 I graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Masters Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology.
1996 was the year I returned to Greece and begun working for a consultancy firm as a business consultant and trainer for many prime companies in Greece such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Elpen, Glaxo Welcome, Sarantis A.E., Oriflame, Boutaris, UDV, Citibank, Alpha Bank, HSBC, NISSAN, TOYOTA, AUDI-Cosmocar, SHELL, Elais-Unilever, Papastratos Tobacco, Intertrust, Fortune, Carrefour etc.
In January 2002, I kicked -off Workwise undertaking to this day important projects with prime companies such as Saab, BMW, Nestlé, Phillip Morris, Alpha Bank, L’Oreal, Reprise, Safety/ Safe-Bulkers, Alassia Shipping etc
I have trained over 65000 people in my tenure of all company levels and I have been involved in numerous consulting and coaching projects as have interviewed hundreds of people.
I am grateful to have the chance to make my hobby, my job.
I am grateful to be able to offer so much and receive even more.
I am grateful that my heart beats every time I face participants, coaches, mentees, people who want to develop and thirst for knowledge.
I am grateful for every aha moment I have experienced and for all the aha moments I facilitated.
I am grateful…
In my 25 year journey in the corporate life, from a position as an assistant to the Marketing Director at Nestle to a position as the head of Communications and Public Affairs at Roche, I always kept my focus on the “how” of each individual.
Even my thesis for my Masters in Marketing and Communication at the Economics and Business University of Athens was not about Marketing or Communication but about the characteristics of successful employees in the pharmaceutical sector.
I wondered what differentiated individuals with outstanding energy from day to night while others were dehydrated under the neon lights of the empty offices? I enjoyed the exploration of talents and special qualities I dedicated time and energy working on the corporate social responsibility programs. Luckily Roche rewarded my dedication with a trip to Malawi, which turned out to be a life changing journey. Long days of hard work led me to a great result. Helping a child or an adult explore qualities and be able to best identify their field of success, fulfills my heart and sweetens my Sunday evening blues. I found my self. Doing what I am, I discovered my anti-agreeing agent, which keeps me going.
During all of this I have kept myself busy making dried flower arrangements, organizing music concerts in Bucharest, selling sunglasses at a store downtown Athens and books in a suburban bookstore, travelling all over the planet but – most of all – travelling deep into my soul.
WorkWell is a Corporate Wellness Provider, offering on-site & on-line services. We apply a 360° approach, providing turn-key solutions by managing the entire implementation and communication process end to end on behalf of our clients. We build our ideas and projects based on three pillars: 1) Physichal, 2) Mental and 3) Nutritional and have positively affected the daily lifes of 9.800 employees and counting. We remain focused on improving engagement, shifting company culture and enhancing your people’s job satisfaction.
Combine working several years for large corporations with an active wellness lifestyle and a strong idea, you get a direction. Couple that with an amazing team and you get WorkWell. Corporate Wellness is for me an exciting, growing and of course healthy field to be involved in and gives our team the opportunity to improve the day-to-day of others.
Positively minded, well-travelled and grateful for what we do!
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