Inspirational Teacher & Best-Selling Author; Known for "Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life"
Agapi Stassinopoulos is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want.
Agapi was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. Her previous books on the Greek archetypes, Gods and Goddesses in Love and Conversations with the Goddesses, were turned into PBS specials. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.
Rekindle Your Enthusiasm, Find Your Passion
So often in our lives, as we do the things we do, we tend to fall into a pattern of living on automatic. We lose our enthusiasm and life becomes mundane and unfulfilling. How then do we rekindle our enthusiasm and passion, so that we can be fully engaged in our lives? In this talk, Agapi Stassinopoulos shares wisdom from her own life’s experiences, and shows us how to tap into an unlimited source of energy as we let go of judgments and conditions to rekindle our own spark. By sharing her own story with vulnerability, authenticity, and humor, she enables us to rediscover our own enthusiasm.
Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love
In this talk, Agapi Stassinopoulos invites audiences on an inspiring journey of inner exploration to reconnect with their true selves. Born in Greece, Stassinopoulos learned the essential truths of happiness through the examples of wisdom, caring, playfulness, and generosity she saw all around her, starting with her own mother. She came to realize that everyone is born with an open heart, but that we quickly learn to put conditions on our happiness—comparing ourselves to others, casting judgment, allowing fear or entitlement or self-righteousness to take hold—and slowly our hearts begin to close. Stassinopoulos shares stories from her mother's bountiful kitchen, to the London classical stage, to an epiphany on a New York City bus—and inspires audiences to let go of the beliefs that bind them and come to a deeper understanding of life and love.
Take Care of Your Capital: How to Thrive and Not Just Survive
In this busy world of accelerated technology, it becomes a challenge to prioritize taking care of ourselves and our inner resources. So often our busy lives can leave us feeling depleted and exhausted. In this energizing talk, Agapi Stassinopoulos encourages us to take the best care of ourselves, and exposes the price we pay when we don’t. As featured in her sister Arianna Huffington's book, Thrive, she gives us tips, tools, and practical disciplines that we can all carry out, and helps us realize that the most precious commodity we have is ourselves: our true capital.
Redefining Success for the 21st Century: How You Do and What You Do Matters
Success is being redefined. Past generations defined success simply as the refinement and application of practical skills over the course of a lifetime. In today's rapidly changing world, plenty of opportunities exist -- but most often we must create them for ourselves. Doing so entails learning to follow our passions and honor our innate gifts. Contributing to society in an individually resonant way is perhaps the shortest path to both success and fulfillment and getting there requires a personal mastery of mind and emotion. It also requires continuously maintaining a positive outlook and inquisitive mindset. But how do we maintain the inspiration to find solutions to large-scale problems and think creatively? Our focus must now shift as we are all called to use our gifts and our skills to contribute to humanity.
Reframing Success by Unbinding the Heart at Work
An empowering voice for both businesses and individuals alike, Agapi Stassinopoulos connects and moves her audience with high energy, wit and Greek wisdom, imparting personal lessons and principles to achieve success: always leverage the power of the heart to overcome obstacles, follow ones core values, enlist your team to help achieve positive outcomes and realize the benefit of helping others. Author of the recently released book, Unbinding the Heart, Stassinopoulos addresses the obstacles she has encountered in her own life and how she has learned to reframe disappointment into success. She has the rare ability to magically convey to her audience an uplifting message of confidence in achieving ones vision.
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