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About me

I created Coaching Labs as a space of reflection, discovery and transformation.

I am a certified coach with 20 years of professional experience, with more than half in leadership roles.

I am a firm believer that we all have several chances in life and work; we try, we fail and succeed, and we try again. We learn and unlearn; we keep exploring and growing.

A lab is a space of curiosity, exploration and discovery. Space where we ask questions and we find answers, we experiment, we test assumptions, we find solutions to problems through trial and error.

Labs are spaces of creation. We generate new ideas; we develop new plans and we establish new ways to see the world and ourselves.

A lab can be full of frantic exploration and discovery, with sparks of innovation and scintillating thoughts; it can also be a place of quietness, a place where we pause, observe and try to make sense.

Labs are spaces where change always happens.

This is your invitation to your coaching lab.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a certified coach with years of leadership experience and education in psychology. For more than 20 years my background has been in civil society and Non-Governmental Organisations, ranging from environmental and humanitarian aid, global health and human rights. I have worked in countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East in management, programmes, funding and communications positions. I went from having my first volunteering experience helping Roma children get to school, to honing my negotiation skills at gunpoint in Congo and leading multicultural teams with multimillion-pound global programme portfolios.

Along with coaching theories and tools, I bring years of experience working with large teams, multiple stakeholders and local communities. I have managed people and large multicultural teams for the largest part of my career and I had several senior management positions. Even when I promised myself that I would take a break from leadership roles, I quickly found myself back in one — presumably because I do not hesitate to jump into the deep-end and take responsibility.

Leadership in organisations fascinates me. I have studied and practised diverse leadership approaches since taking my first module of organisational psychology at university. Organisational culture is another focus of mine and why I researched and wrote my university dissertation on burnout and work engagement in humanitarian and environmental NGOs.

I integrated coaching approaches in leadership and management early on in my career, even before I got to witness how coaching works. My own experience with coaching has shown me how effective it can be for achieving goals and reaching one’s full potential, without compromising on your own and your team’s values and beliefs.

I was first coached in 2014 and it helped me get clarity on my strengths, objectives and values; and ultimately to find out what the next steps in my career and life would be. Later, as part of leadership teams, I worked with executive coaches to manage complex change processes. Through those experiences, I developed an interest in the power of coaching to create positive change.

My background in psychology has helped me to see deeper than what is on the surface. It has enabled me to understand human behaviour and cemented my certainty that people are capable of change and growth (I believe that I am an optimist with both feet on the ground). My skills and knowledge in psychology are going to be part of my toolkit and approach. Resilience, wellbeing, burnout and work engagement have always interested me and are part of my work as a coach as well.

I trained and qualified with Animas Centre for Coaching, on the Diploma in Transformational Coaching which is recognised and accredited by the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching. I am currently working on my ICF credentials, though I already voluntarily uphold the ICF Code of ethics.

Fees

From £130.00 to £180.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

I integrated coaching approaches in leadership and management early on in my career, even before I got to witness how coaching works. My own experience with coaching has shown me how effective it can be for achieving goals and reaching one’s full potential, without compromising on your own and your team’s values and beliefs. 

I was first coached in 2014 and it helped me get clarity on my strengths, objectives and values; and ultimately to find out what the next steps in my career and life would be. Later, as part of leadership teams, I worked with executive coaches to manage complex change processes. Through those experiences, I developed an interest in the power of coaching to create positive change.

My background in psychology has helped me to see deeper than what is on the surface. It has enabled me to understand human behaviour and cemented my certainty that people are capable of change and growth (I believe that I am an optimist with both feet on the ground). My skills and knowledge in psychology are going to be part of my toolkit and approach. Resilience, wellbeing, burnout and work engagement have always interested me and are part of my work as a coach as well. 

I trained and qualified with Animas Centre for Coaching, on the Diploma in Transformational Coaching which is recognised and accredited by the International Coaching Federation and the Association for Coaching. I am currently working on my ICF credentials, though I already voluntarily uphold the ICF Code of ethics.

The coaching programmes are designed to offer the best outcomes for you and are either three or five months long. Both offer a good period to explore issues, address challenges and bring about the change you wish to see. 

You can find more information about my fees on my website.

London
E5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

Greek

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Social

Christos Papaioannou

Christos Papaioannou