George Profetis, MBA, PhD Business, Executive & Life Coach
A Business Consultant with 20+ years of professional experience and a Certified Life Coach; full member of the Association for Coaching
Worked as an executive with large companies in Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Human Resources departments
Studied Business Administration in the UK, holds an M.B.A. from Middlesex University, London
Advanced Diploma in Life Skills Coaching -Stonebridge Associated Colleges, U.K.
He has done extensive research on personality traits and their impact on success (PhD in Organizational Behavior, Breyer State University)
Author of several articles, seminars, books ("14 Essential Life Coaching Lessons", "The Talent of Success", "Management of Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises" etc.).
He works alongside a selected team of independent professionals.
We hired George to help us improve our marketing strategy and enhance the performance of our people in various positions (mainly engineers and office staff). We are in the home renovation business and we were facing a major property market collapse during the last 5 years. George has helped us discover the opportunities within the economic crisis, develop our vision and set up effective strategies and policies at all levels: marketing, sales / pricing, customer service, processes reorganization, human resources development. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced business consultant & coach who contributed significantly to our efforts to dominate the market. Leonidas T., 40 y.o. civil engineer -business owner
I am the owner of a small company in the field of computer applications; while my business was performing well, at some point I felt stuck. It appeared that we had reached a plateau with no growth in number of customers, turnover and profits. We decided to consult an expert on business development, thus we hired Dr Profetis as a coach. His assistance was significant in that he identified not what we were doing wrong in the narrow sense, but how we could do things better, in a more effective and organized manner. We worked together on the development of a new sales model which was, very soon, proven to be successful. Some "little details" we were neglecting until then, were able to make a big difference. Changes introduced included the evaluation of potential customers, the number of prospects we contact each month, the content of our sales presentation, the closing techniques used and also the level of service provided to our customers. In fact, our whole mindset has been changed along with our processes. Also, we redesigned the roles of our people to align their duties with our new philosophy. The results were rewarding so the new model was easily established and sustained. Now, we feel more confident in our ability to produce sales and remain competitive and also proud of ourselves for doing things successfully!
Spyros S., 40 y.o. business owner
I have attended a series of coaching sessions on sales and confidence topics with Dr Profetis. I am a sales representative in the dental equipment industry. I consider myself lucky as I had the opportunity to learn so much, a lot of concepts, techniques, and methodologies which made my work easier and myself more confident. We've discussed how to approach new prospects, how to understand customer's psychology, how to use the right words and phrases to make an enticing presentation, how to organize a daily schedule, and how to use body language to show confidence. In fact, I now realize I would need 5-10 years of experience to gain all this accumulated knowledge! Indeed, a very useful programme, which I recommend to any person involved in sales!
Yiannis X., 27 y.o. sales executive
I am a mental health counsellor who knew nothing about marketing and sales; you see my job is to help people with their psychological difficulties and emotional issues, not to “sell”. George helped me to concentrate my efforts on what I am best at and set up an easy to apply marketing model that suits my personality and needs. He is an excellent coach, a patient listener, a good teacher, and also very experienced in what he is doing. As a result of our collaboration, I managed to significantly increase the number of my clients along with my personal satisfaction, as I can now see my dreams coming true… Madga T., 52 y.o. counsellor My name is Maria, and I used to have an issue with time management and procrastination. Also, I didn’t know how to combine my roles as a mother of two young daughters, a mature student at the open University and an entrepreneur in the food processing industry. George is a great coach; he helped me discover what was blocking me from success, inspired me to take action, and taught me practical tips to get motivated, organize my schedule and stay on track. I definitely witnessed remarkable outcomes as the result of our collaboration. Thanks George! Maria M.,32 y.o. entrepreneur I approached George to learn more about life coaching and also to get some help to clarify my career goals. Soon, I found out he could assist me to improve many different areas of my life! By carefully examining and discussing with him my patterns of reacting to situations, and also my assumptions, beliefs, and emotions, I was able to identify what I should change and how. Most of all, George is an excellent listener and has a passion to help people transform themselves. My discussions with George were always meaningful and in-depth, touching the root cause of things, while at the end of each session I had always a beautiful sense of self-discovery and a solution sparkling in my mind! George K., 30 y.o., medical doctor
George has helped me a lot with regard to a major career shift I was preparing. Disappointed and frustrated with my job, I had decided to seek employment in another country. Yet the decision to leave something permanent and stable and go after the unknown was not an easy one! Moreover, my family was resisting the idea of changing my job, thus I had to take a difficult decision on my own, without knowing what the right choice was. George helped me to analyze the options available to me, weigh the pros and cons of each choice, and then make a rational and well-thought out decision. He didn't try to tell me what is "right" or "wrong"; instead, he listened to me carefully and by seeing the world through my eyes he helped me follow the path that suits my own needs and desires. In addition, he provided me with support and encouragement throughout my preparations for my new career. Thanks a lot George for all you have done for me!
Sofia K., 29 y.o. kindergarten teacher
I contacted George to help me take better career decisions and also to improve my performance on stage as a professional singer. Although talented in music, I am a shy person facing stress every time I have to appear in front of an audience. In fact, I am a perfectionist who accepts no mistakes and failures for myself. The discussions with George helped me adopt a more relaxed stance... He told me that what I am doing is most of all something I should enjoy, so that I could make my audience feel comfortable and joyful too. In addition, he taught me to focus my attention inside, on my performance, voice and presentation and how I could offer something valuable to the people attending me, rather than on the audience's potential "evaluation" of myself. Furthermore, he helped me accept the parts of myself which are not perfect, so that I am no more so demanding. Above all, art is about expressing emotions, thus imperfection makes us more authentic .... In addition, George taught me some very useful techniques to relax when performing and most importantly, he encouraged me to continue my efforts despite my doubts and fears, so that I can expand my career opportunities. I am very grateful to him for his assistance and interest!
Elena G., 37 y.o. singer
George has helped me a lot rediscover my passion and confidence in myself! I had approached him in a difficult period of my life, after a divorce and a major crisis in my business activity. Discouraged and drained out of inspiration, I sought new plans and ideas to move forward... George listened to me very carefully to identify the "mechanisms" of my functioning in various situations. What we discovered together is that I had some limiting beliefs with regard to money; although I managed to launch successful businesses and earn significant amounts of money, after a while I lost my interest and lowered my efforts. Also, through my discussions with George, I discovered that I need inspiration and a sense of achievement rather than mere financial results. Towards this end, George helped me to identify my strengths, the unique areas I could excel and take advantage of them. Also he helped me organize my business around creative ideas that keep me motivated and enthusiastic. Furthermore, we discussed various areas of my life and how I could put all things together towards a more harmonious and balanced lifestyle. He is an excellent coach, distinguished for his integrity, knowledge and method!