OUR TRAINERS

DOREA trainers are very experienced life skills accredited trainers and we are proud in offering the best possible quality professional training to our participants. DOREA staff consists of certified NLP Trainers, NLP Coaching Master Practitioners, Enneagram Master Practitioners, Certificated Global Career Development Facilitators, Certified Management Consultants and Certified Project Managers among others.

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  • Valentina Locatelli
    Valentina Locatelli
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Valentina Locatelli
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Valentina just graduated in International Relations and EU Institutions at University of Milan and is active in the non-profit field in Italy (Oxfam Italia, Cesvi NGO) and in the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe since 2014.

In 2015, after taking part in an EVS project in Gaziantep, Turkey, she decided to become a Trainer and started getting more and more involved in Erasmus+ KA1 projects.

She is interested in Human Rights Education, Intercultural learning, Gender-based Issues and Social Inclusion.

She strongly believes that positive change is a bottom-up process and that working hard in improving the world we live in should be everyone’s mission.

Valentina is now living in Barcelona: she loves discovering new places, travelling slow and connecting with locals. She enjoys reading, taking photographs and writing, she is a Guest Blogger for Peace Child International.

  • Malwina Janik
    Malwina Janik
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Malwina Janik
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Malwina (MA Work and Organization Psychology, MA studies of Social Communication, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland) is a psychologist and soft-skills trainer. She gained her professional experience while cooperating with various youth organizations and leading training companies in Poland.  Since 2010 she delivers workshops and seminars for both private and public sector, aimed at developing interpersonal skills, especially in the context of management and customer service. She is an expert in interpersonal communication, conflict management, assertiveness, teambuilding as well as creativity trainings.

Malwina believes that we can always make room for improvement. She lives up to this idea, constantly developing herself and encouraging people she works with to do the same. She is also actively involved in production and management of cultural projects – artistic events, festivals and short films as well as theatre spectacles.

  • Carola Theodosiou
    Carola Theodosiou
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Carola Theodosiou
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Carola is a solution focused Social Worker, Master Life Coach & Trainer, with a 15+ year’s rich experience in working with families, children, youth and adults. Her chosen path is a “life purpose” and has deep roots in her unconditional love for people and the inner power we all possess to achieve, overcome and create.  All her work is the manifestation of this. She is currently studying her third year for the Systemic Psychotherapy Certificate. Furthermore, she is attending a two-year course on child and adolescents Psychotherapy as well as Play therapy. Her future plans include, as well a psychotherapy, degree in play and Drama Therapy. Her vision is to create a therapeutic community especially for children and their families where relationships can be healed and rebuild. She has experience in organising and presenting workshops, seminars & trainings on various Issues regarding the human psyche and potential as well as leadership, for professionals in various fields and for families, children & youth. Carola has as well been the representative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance at the permanent representation of Cyprus to the E.U, and her portfolio included labour, social, equality, discrimination and women’s issues, as well as project funding. She is currently active as a field worker in the section of family and children, protection & counselling services, at the District Welfare Office in Nicosia. Her latest project regards the organisation and presentation of “Conscious Parenting” workshops in Paphos, Cyprus, with great success. Carola lives with her three dogs in the beautiful village of Tsada in Paphos.

  • Ilona Olehlova
    Ilona Olehlova
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Ilona Olehlova
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Ilona (BA in Media Studies and Journalism, MA in Political Science) is obsessed with education in its various forms. She works with various groups including young people coming from challenging backgrounds with aim to enable them to become active actors in the decision-making processes in their local communities as with adults willing to develop especially their intercultural and creative competencies. For several years she is being actively involved in NGO sphere working with various organizations all around Europe and tackling range of topics and issues. In her work as trainer she tries to create open space where people feel comfortable to share, discuss and support each other in the learning process. If you ask her for her passion the answer would be creative writing as a process where the only two things that you need to start the adventure are pen and piece of paper.

  • Evelina Kvartunaite
    Evelina Kvartunaite
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Evelina Kvartunaite
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Evelina Kvartunaite is a passionate trainer and facilitator with degree in Engineering and Management (University of Southern Denmark) as well as degree in Ethnoculture (University of Vilnius). She started her journey in youth work and youth policies back in 1999 and since then has developed an extensive number of projects varying from local school events, city initiatives, local and national policies, seminars, youth exchanges, trainings, conferences and other productions. She worked and still works actively on the international level within EU countries, South East Caucasus and Euro-Med area. Evelina is interested in intercultural learning, self development via creative approach, social entrepreneurship and  life coaching. She believes strongly in non formal education and never ending cycle of learning which is challenging and yet very rewarding.

  • Astrit Sahiti
    Astrit Sahiti
    Trainer
Astrit Sahiti
Trainer

Astrit (BA in Economics-Marketing at Prishtina University, Leadership & Development of Youth Community Work at SEE University in Tetovo, Macedonia and German Political Academy for Social Democracy at Friederich Ebert Stiftung in Prishtina) has a considerable international experience and high motivation for Project Management, Training/Facilitating, teaching Youth Work and business coaching. For about six years he’s delivering trainings about Young Entrepreneurship – business planning, Leadership, Personal Development, Training for Trainers, Cross Cultural Understanding, Peace-building & conflict resolution, group working & decision making etc. He used to co-organize big international projects and events like “International Woman Congress”, in Lodz, Poland (March 2014). Principally, he has demonstrated great leadership & organizational skills for strategic planning, group cohesion and creative problem resolving. His enthusiastic dedication, creativity and excellent communication skills make his performance precious. Astrit lives a dynamic life, but enjoys his leisure time by reading, watching movies, traveling, and always looking to explore new cultures, challenges and further professional achievments.

  • Daphne Kleopa
    Daphne Kleopa
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Daphne Kleopa
Trainer

Daphne Kleopa is a Public Health Nutritionist (Bsc (Hons) Bioscience Nutrition from London South Bank University, Msc International Public Health Nutrition University of Westminster, Msc Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health in association with Harvard School of Public Health (CII)).

Daphne started her work experience when she was in London as a volunteer and then as an employee for the Well-London project. The Well London project was a framework for local communities and organisations to work together to improve health and well-being, build resilience and reduce inequalities.

Returning back to Cyprus she was involved in many food and health related European and National funded projects with NGOs and Universities such as the Friends of Earth Cyprus and the Research and Educational Institute of Child’s Health. In 2014, she represented the Cypriot population in the Pan-European citizen’s dialogue with the European Commissioners and the President of European Commission in Brussels debating issues such as Climate change and environment, promoting citizens’ rights and consumer protection for EU citizens. Daphne has a wide experience with writing proposals for EU funding and training trainees for occupational health and safety.

Currently, she works as a Research Assistant at the Cyprus University of Technology and she is also Phd candidate at the Faculty of Health science of Cyprus University of Technology. Her research interest includes nutritional and geographical epidemiology, health inequalities, public health advocacy and health promotion. Daphne has a deep concern about the environment and nature, and a big love for the sea. In her free time, she does kitesurfing and yoga and always looks for ways to inspire people to live a happy by leading a healthier, active life.

  • Argyris Papadopoulos
    Argyris Papadopoulos
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Argyris Papadopoulos
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Argyris (MA Gender Anthropology and History, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece) is a trainer of non-formal education and online tutor of Greek as a foreign language. He has been active in the educational sector since 2008, having worked in both the public (Serbia, Romania) and private sector (Greece, Lithuania, USA), delivering workshops, seminars and training courses, teaching languages, creating educational tools and content, training educators and providing them new tools, and guiding administrative staff through new routes of management.

For Argyris, education is a right for all humans, thus everyone who works in the educational sector, needs to be strong and confident enough to offer high quality services to all kinds of learners. To this direction, he does his best to provide new tools and methods, but mostly to empower educators and administrative personnel, so that they themselves can generate solutions for the learners’ needs.

  • Ivan Kobelev
    Ivan Kobelev
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Ivan Kobelev
Trainer

Originally from Russia, based in the Czech Republic but living all around Europe, including Spain and Austria. Makes sense, Ivan is based in Erasmus Student Network (an organisation promoting mobility on principle students-helping-students). He has deep understanding and 6 years experience in volunteers management, youth work and intercultural learning. With a background in Chemical engineering (BA) and Economy and management (MA), Ivan has collected diverse work experience ranging from public institutions, through corporate giant Microsoft, to a cosy and innovative social start-up incubator. Nowadays he’s a freelance trainer, facilitator and host. For over 3 years he has been designing and delivering trainings, connecting individuals and reinforcing teams, hosting conversations in forums and meetings. His expertise is in servant leadership, personal and team development, communication, conflicts, intercultural learning, peace education. In his work, he believes in approach that is participatory, creative and holistic. Ivan is also qualified and involved in ESN Pool of Facilitators, UNOY Peacebuilders, Olde Vechte and Synergy network.

  • Anna Lodeserto
    Anna Lodeserto
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Anna Lodeserto
Trainer

Anna Lodeserto is an experienced trainer, project manager, policy expert, and professional facilitator with a special interest and expertise in the social inclusion of migrants and marginalised groups (especially young people in NEET situations), multiculturalism, and new technologies.

She is currently providing training, coaching and project managing expert advice to NGOs, local authorities, university and public/private schools on the EU programmes “Erasmus+” and “Europe for Citizens” for the period 2014-2020 focusing on the design and implementation of training opportunities for young people and migrants, especially disadvantaged youth, the involvement of civil society in European policy-making and the democratic civic engagement of the general public in the processes of European integration specifically targeting voluntary sector organisations, youth workers, school leaders and teachers. She is also serving as External Expert for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission – DG EAC and as Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) Ambassador for the Italian Erasmus+ National Agency, after having ideated, coordinated and managed several transnational projects since 2009.

Over the past ten years, she intensively worked on social cohesion, intercultural dialogue, global active citizenship, the defence of migrants’ rights and the free movement of citizens being involved in a number of grassroots initiatives focused on citizen participation as well as institutional processes interacting at the transnational level. She has worked with policy dialogue, social justice, cross-border cooperation and capacity development tools and programmes since the mid-2000s serving as an expert for European networks, NGOs, universities and international organisations and working at the intersection of education, media and policy.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Peacekeeping and Security Studies, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy, with a specialisation in Development Politics. She also studied International Political Economy, Development Cooperation and Project Management at the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Cantabria in Northern Spain and holds a “Planning and Management of European Funded Projects” certification issued by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), part of the City and Guilds Group of London Institute.

She has also attended, promoted and organised several formal and non-formal education activities as it relates to international youth work, project management, citizenship education and Euro-Mediterranean dialogue. She has leadership experience in a number of transnational organisations and has academic background and professional experience of education programmes and dialogue initiatives between European universities and their partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

  • Jordi Gil Vernet
    Jordi Gil Vernet
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Jordi Gil Vernet
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Jordi Gil Vernet (Graduate in Philosophy and Sciences of Education of University of Barcelona, UB; Honorary Collaborator at University of Malaga) is a former teacher of Philosophy who decided to leave secondary school for training professionals as a freelance four years ago. He has been teaching for over twenty-five years. Currently, his trainees are mainly managers and highly qualified professionals, especially physicians and health professionals as well as engineers.

The courses and workshops that he teaches —to undergraduates and postgraduates students, and professionals too— can be grouped under two headings: “Social and managing skills” (for instance communication, public speaking, leadership, etc.) and “Humanistic thinking for professionals”. In this field, he runs courses such as ‘Methodology and Philosophy of Science’, ‘Professional Ethics (or Professional Deontology)’, ‘Some Reflections on Technique’, ‘Philosophy of Mind’, etc.

In recognition of his professional performance, he was named ‘Honorary Collaborator’ of the University of Malaga in 2015. Since then, he teaches in there as an external expert in several masters and seminars.

He loves reading, writing, and playing sport – especially running and swimming – in his leisure time.

  • Tharwat Jaber
    Tharwat Jaber
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Tharwat Jaber
Trainer

Tharwat Jaber, holding MBA and CBA from Vancouver Canada. currently PhD laureate researching “Smart Specialisation Methods”.

Mrs. Jaber has more than 15 years of international work experience in business and nonprofits organisations in several disciplines, in Switzerland, Canada, Cyprus and Jordan. In her roles, she managed and developed strategies for several organisations.  She is recognised as a vivid trainer in the fields of the Project Management, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration.

Mrs. Jaber career path took her across a magnitude of industries and countries including Consulting, Banking, Training, Humanitarian, Health, and TV networks. In her latest position Mrs. Jaber was the Executive Director of Business and Professional Women- Jordan Branch (BPWA), before that she was the Country Manager of AZ-International /Jordan Branch specialised in Consultation and Training. Mrs Jaber was the Assistant Manager for the CEO of Amman Stock Exchange.  At UNHCR she was responsible for helping refugees to resettle through direct interaction with US, Canada, UK, Sweden, Finland and Australian authorises.  She was exposed to several departments during her position at Housing & Finance Bank and was part of the Orbit-Showtime Broadcasting network billing department based in Cyprus. As a part of her PhD research, Mrs. Jaber is involved in academic and consultancy work in the area of innovation policies in Europe, she is currently working at EFIS Centre (European Future Innovation System) Brussels-Belgium, doing analysis on smart specialisation strategies.

Mrs. Jaber’s experience also reflects her strong engagement in the areas of social responsibility and voluntary work, she serves in many youth and women initiatives and task forces, she is highly articulate, confident and a persuasive team-builder, able to motivate and communicate knowledge to achieve exceptional business performance.

 

  • Federica Di Bartolomeo
    Federica Di Bartolomeo
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Federica Di Bartolomeo
Trainer

Federica has a Masters’ degree in “Modern Linguistics and Philology”( University “Gabriele D’Annunzio”, Chieti, Italy). Besides, she specialised herself with a Glottodidactics course for Italian as a foreigner language ( University of Siena, Italy ) and since 2010 she has been working as an Italian teacher with a cognitive approach.

Once in Berlin, at a certain point, she decides to take part in the exciting start-up scene of the city, working as a Content Manager. Although it was fun, after more than two years in a really multicultural environment she realised it was time to come back to her authentic, true passion: Education.

Currently, she works as an instructor of Italian as a foreigner language and as a trainer with particular expertise in the fields of Culture, Education, and  Linguistics. Aside from her mother tongue and English, she can fluently speak German, French, Spanish and a bit of Portuguese, but she always keeps working hard to improve her skills as a polyglot because she thinks that learning new languages can be the key to better understand the world.

She has an insane passion for photography and visual arts in general, but in her spare time, she also loves cooking, reading and enjoying the nature. Her dream? To be able to speak decent Japanese one day.

  • Kirilka Angelova
    Kirilka Angelova
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Kirilka Angelova
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Mrs. Kirilka Angelova has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management at the New Bulgarian University.  She is a group dynamic Trainer and Expert in an Assessment Center, Trainer on Entrepreneurship and Human rights with 11 years of experience.

From 2008 she is a chairman of EVENTTEAM, a profit company that is specialized in delivering trainings and developing people’s skills. She has long history of developing people’s skills from different structures, including business and governmental. In her portfolio are organizations like: Unicredit Bulbank, Kempinski hotels, Embassy of South Africa, Renault Nissan Bulgaria, Schneider electric, Balkanstar Auto France 3000, Eurolese Auto, Cvidya, Medihelp International, Nielsen Company,  Ministry of Education, CEZ Group etc.
The topics she has strong expertise are: communication skills, building and developing teams, negotiation, conflict management, personal and professional development, motivation, leadership, organizational development, entrepreneurship and human rights. Kirilka Angelova is also engaged in non-profit sector. She works as a Business volunteer very close with Junior Achievement Bulgaria (JAB), who honored her with the title “Business Volunteer of the Year”. One of her biggest achievement within this organization is that she succeeded to trained primary school teachers from across the country in entrepreneurship. This was recognized as the best educational project in EU in 2012. Mrs. Angelova also is part of a Mentor program under the same organization, and she works closely with high school students, mentoring them.

Currently she is working Friedrich Ebert Bulgaria as trainer in Training for Youth Political Leaders.

  • Marko Gazivoda
    Marko Gazivoda
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Marko Gazivoda
Trainer

Marko is a proactive educator, critical thinker and reflective learner with 15 years’ experience in training design and implementation. His professional and educational background is in “Developmental youth work in conflict-affected areas” with rich work experience at Balkan area, Turkey and Cyprus.

Marko has extensive experience in designing and managing of 27 different learning and development projects funded by various donors including Erasmus +, USAID, EEA Financial Mechanism, SIDA and EU Commission.

Marko is creative, curious and aiming for innovations. Always ready for networking.  He is a patient listener, positive, flexible and entertaining communicator. His biggest passion is sport especially swimming and running. Social entrepreneur to be.

  • Panagiotis Mamouzakis
    Panagiotis Mamouzakis
    Trainer
Panagiotis Mamouzakis
Trainer

Panagiotis (BSc Politics and history, Panteion University of Athens) is an experienced Trainer and Youth Worker born in 1981 in Athens, Greece. He started working as a Scout leader for teenagers 16 years ago. Throughout the years he developed his trainer’s skills and competencies by enhancing several training methods and approaches such as Coaching, NLP, Systemic work, Non-violent communication, DISC profiles, Self-organised learning systems and others. He lived and worked in the Netherlands for 3 years where he received further training by the innovative training centre named Olde Vechte Foundation.

Nowadays he works as a freelance trainer & coach and he is delivering trainings and workshops throughout Europe for training and non-profit organisations

  • Vendula Raymova
    Vendula Raymova
    Trainer
Vendula Raymova
Trainer

Vendula is a long life experienced, open minded and well-balanced person, dedicated to the level of the Authorised body for the professional qualification courses in the Project Management on the national/regional level and Certified Project Manager on the transnational/international level. Since 2000 living and working in Brussels as well Prague, London, Dublin and Luxembourg. Bohemia EU Planners office involved in the Erasmus Programme for Students and Young Entrepreneurs since 2008. She is constantly participating in the projects on the national/regional, transnational level in the field of Education, Regional growth, Transport. In the Czech Republic. Vendula settled the platform of Startup of educational bodies in the European frame, bringing there the EU Policies approach for a daily life in 2013, Her contribution as the expert in the European environment is working on the methodology, evaluation, fundraising, dissemination and follow-up issue.

  • Mindaugas Grajauskas
    Mindaugas Grajauskas
    Trainer
Mindaugas Grajauskas
Trainer

Mindaugas has a master’s degree in Philosophy of Media and a Bachelor in engineering at Kaunas university of technology.  For the last 5 years, Mindaugas was working as a business consultant and trainer. He is certified POINTS OF YOU™ trainer and professional coach. Mindaugas has completed “Leadership and Motivation” courses (Vytautas Magnus university, 2008), studied ”Outdoor education” methodology (Poland, 2012), completed “Leadership” training program (Poland, 2012), has finished the course “Creating and developing e-learning trainings” at Synergy Action organization (Greece, 2015). Mindaugas specializes in the personal development, time management, project management, gamification, teamwork, personal finance management and investing topics.

At the moment Mindaugas is living in Brussels, Belgium. Mindaugas is practising chess, likes long-distance running. He likes collecting books and is creating a personal library.

  • Elena Demetriou
    Elena Demetriou
    Trainer
Elena Demetriou
Trainer

Elena Demetriou has studied English Language and Literature and she currently works as an English teacher for the last 4 years. She is greatly interested in photography, volunteerism, Erasmus+ and active youth participation. Her first experience in the fascinating world of volunteerism began in 2011 when she had conducted English workshops to Polish adults as part of her internship in Poland through the international student organisation AIESEC. Since then, she has been participating in a variety of training courses and youth exchanges and she has been supporting non-formal learning through her professional space and through collaboration with various NGOs around Cyprus. She is part of the Youth Ambassadors team of the Cyprus Youth Council responsible for enhancing the promotion of the European Structured Dialogue at a local level.

  • Gheorghe Petrus
    Gheorghe Petrus
    Trainer
Gheorghe Petrus
Trainer

Gheorghe has a strong communicational background (BA in journalism in Romania and an AP program related to Multimedia, Design and Communication in Denmark) and is passionate about personal development using storytelling as a method for developing emotional intelligence. With a large experience in the field of training courses and project writing, he got involved in the field of youth work more than 5 years ago. While studying in Denmark, he put the bases of an NGO dealing with discrimination and no hate speech and currently he is involved in developing European projects in several NGO’s. He has a strong belief that there is a seed in every person, a seed that needs to be nurtured in order to develop both personal and professional skills and that learning is an ongoing process throughout our entire life. His motto is: “everything you do, do it from the heart” and his been following it for the last years.

  • Chrisie Sea
    Chrisie Sea
    Trainer
Chrisie Sea
Trainer

Chrisie Sea has completed Bsc Computer Science and now she is completing Masters of Business Administration ( MBA) at University of Cyprus. Since 2012 she teaches Computer Science at Fidelity Institute to High School Students, preparing them for exams and helping them develop critical thinking, coding and problem solving techniques. She has 5 years of Administrative and Volunteer experience in nonprofit sector gained through Erasmus+ projects & trainings, Youth Exchanges and being active members of several NGO’s. She believes an open mind, traveling and continues learning are the key factors for a successful career and personal development. She loves exercising, reading books and spending time with like minded people. Chrisie provides Entrepreneurship, Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence and Strategic thinking Trainings at Dorea Institute.

  • Luisa Panichi
    Luisa Panichi
    Trainer
Luisa Panichi
Trainer

Luisa is Australian-Italian and has been teaching languages since the age of 12 when she first moved to Italy from Melbourne with her family in the ‘70’s! Luisa holds a BA in Politics, Russian and Spanish from Monash University (AUS), a Laurea Magistrale in Languages and Teaching from the University of Pisa (IT) and a PhD in Modern Languages from the University of Hull (UK). Luisa also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training.

Luisa has worked in the field of university education and adult training for over 25 years and likes to push buttons to see what happens. This has led her to play around with technology and to experiment with different teaching approaches. In 2000, Luisa introduced Tandem language learning within the university where she works.

As part of her academic career, Luisa has published in the fields of CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) and E-learning, Language Awareness and Learner Advising. Luisa’s PhD explores language-learner participation in virtual worlds and makes use of Exploratory Practice and Reflexivity as its two main research approaches.

Luisa has held leadership, development and management roles in two EU funded projects on the use of virtual worlds and reality in education. Luisa is also a translator and works as a freelance language consultant. Luisa is the co-author of a text-book on English in Economics and Business and has of late developed an interest in Italian Corporate Governance issues.

Luisa has recently taken up singing lessons to help her voice and inner self re-emerge after 5 years of asceticism while working on her PhD in the remote sunny hills of Tuscany. On Sundays Luisa loves to curl up on the sofa with her Sicilian rescue dog and catch up on sleep!

  • Katka Martínková
    Katka Martínková
    Trainer
Katka Martínková
Trainer

Katka is a personal development trainer and facilitator. She has been working with individuals, groups, teams and communities for many years, becoming active in the field of international trainings in 2013. Since then she has been facilitating and delivering trainings and workshops on personal development, communication, coaching, creativity and entrepreneurship. She is one of the founders of Brno Connected, a Czech NGO that creates opportunities for young people´s education and development.

In her work, she uses the methods of non-formal education and experiential learning, involving elements of coaching, non-violent communication, systemic work, NLP, drama and role plays and body movement.

Her aim is to create space for growth, space where people get to explore themselves within a new context and in a playful way. She believes that every human being has a unique potential and she is dedicated to supporting people in challenging their habitual patterns, taking adventurous steps towards their dreams and reaching fulfilment and satisfaction in their lives.

Apart from trainings, she enjoys walks in nature, meaningful conversations with friends and good coffee, food and books.

  • Dóra Deák
    Dóra Deák
    Trainer
Dóra Deák
Trainer

Dóra Deák has studied Adult Education in Hungary and started her Master in Educational Research in Sweden, which she interrupted when she discovered the great gap between the academic sector and the application of knowledge in real life. This experience gave her inspiration to establish her own organisation ‘FORME’ (based in Palermo, Italy) which aims to bring theory closer to practice in the educational field, promoting non-formal education as a complementary methodology to formal education.

Since 2012 she works as a trainer with international groups at local, European and international level – her focus is on emotional intelligence, on tackling youth unemployment through the promotion of collaboration between the academic and business sector, and on social inclusion of vulnerable groups (including refugees). Since 2015 she is an external evaluation expert of Erasmus+ Youth projects at the Hungarian National Agency.

She believes that collaboration and sharing of knowledge, resources and ideas can create the changes we are looking for – this is why in her trainings she utilises a horizontal approach where everybody can contribute and can release their potential.

  • Ana Mihaljević
    Ana Mihaljević
    Trainer
Ana Mihaljević
Trainer

Ana has a background in Political science and European studies from University College London, Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the University of Zagreb. During her studies, she worked as an assistant at Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and the SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre in Ljubljana.

Ana has extensive experience in project management, EU funds and programs and bridging the gap between education and entrepreneurship. She is a lecturer in EU funds and Project Management at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management, the only AACSB accredited business school in Croatia.

Ana is curious, adventurous and tries to be an inspiration to her students through inclusion, open-mindedness and positive energy. Her passions are travelling, running and good music.

  • Yuki Fragariani
    Yuki Fragariani
    Trainer
Yuki Fragariani
Trainer

Yuki has been a language trainer for many years. She first received a TEFL training and certification in her native country Indonesia in 1992, when she was a student of Japanese Studies at Padjadjaran University.  Yuki worked as an English teacher at various branches of Yayasan LIA, a leading English Language Institution in Indonesia. She also worked at Institut Musik Daya Indonesia as an English lecturer. In Japan, during her further studies of Japanese Language, she worked at two English schools in Shizuoka: Small World and Kids Station. Upon returning to Indonesia she worked in various industries, but at the same time never left the training world – she carried on being involved in different aspects of language training – teaching, tutor training and developing materials. She is also a translator and interpreter; among her clients are NHK, ABC, UNICEF, the British Embassy in Indonesia. Yuki has lived in Australia and Japan, and for the last 8 years, she has been living in Ireland. In Ireland, she carried out Japanese Classes at Fingal County Council Library and private English classes to help children who just migrated to Ireland settle in their new school and environment. Yuki has just completed a training to become a tutor for Adult Literacy and will soon work as a volunteer at Meath and Louth Education and Training Board.

 

  • Afrodita Kermichieva Panovska
    Afrodita Kermichieva Panovska
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Afrodita Kermichieva Panovska
Trainer

Afrodita (MBA from HULT International Business School in London, UK and BA in German Philology) has worked as HR Manager, Consultant and Trainer with private and governmental organisations for over 14 years.  During her career, she developed training programs for international development projects and Business Start-up Centers in SEE region. Furthermore, she was advising corporate clients in talent management and development. She is Certified Management Consultant CMC and Global Career Development Facilitator GCDF. During her studies, she was a member of the student organisation AIESEC and now she is a member of the Alumni organisation Germany. Her passion is travelling and learning new cultures together with her family. In free time she likes to play tennis and swim.

  • Katerina Kimovska Gerovska
    Katerina Kimovska Gerovska
    Trainer
Katerina Kimovska Gerovska
Trainer

Katerina (BA in Economics, International economics and business) is working as a trainer/facilitator with special expertise in the fields of employability and skills development, entrepreneurship, career management and personal & organisational development. Besides this, she works as a Career Consultant, and she is certified Global Career Development Facilitator ™. During a training, the most magical moment for her comes when she is challenged to contribute to creating an absolutely enjoyable yet challenging learning environment. During the past 7 years, Katerina has been involved in non-profit sector through variety positions from organisation and administration through facilitating diverse management positions and roles to delivering soft skills workshops and trainings. She’s passionate about helping and empowering people in discovering and developing their own potential. Our bookworm loves to travel and explore different cultures.

  • Erik Van Lennep
    Erik Van Lennep
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Erik Van Lennep
Trainer

Erik is a serial social entrepreneur (basically, he can’t stop thinking about how to improve people’s lives and society, and how to repair the planet). He has worked in the building of projects, organisations, and world movements. He is a co-founder of Ireland’s national training centre for sustainability, “Cultivate”, where he designed, facilitated and delivered a diverse menu of trainings between 2000 and 2007. Trainings were provided for individuals seeking to mesh their heart with their hands: ways to live more of their own values. Others were focused on groups, organisations, companies and both the Dublin city council and the national government. Erik’s work with youth began in his own youth in the USA, where he taught ecological restoration and permaculture gardening. In Dublin, Erik produced two youth projects, “Strength in Diversity” a six month project for young people whose groups were stereotyped and marginalized by Irish society; and “Cultivate Community”, a street festival attracting 20,000 people and featuring a large temporary skate park and dedicated youth culture zone. In 2012, Erik and two colleagues rented a tall ship on the Baltic Sea and took 28 people for a week of transformational workshops for change-makers, “Youth and Elders”. Erik is known for his insightful and intuitive coaching on communication, sustainable branding and social innovation startups. He brings a design background and systems thinking to his work, along with a deep history of intercultural work. Key to all of Erik’s work facilitating learning is a focus on each individual and their particular learning style and needs, while building skills for communication, inclusiveness, collaboration and teamwork.

  • Andreea Gatman
    Andreea Gatman
    Trainer
Andreea Gatman
Trainer

Andreea Gatman- MBA in PGM Modul University Vienna, MES University of Graz. Andreea worked as a consultant and trainer in the last 14 years in EU projects, in very different fields- from ITC, ERP, eGovernance to social economy, health services quality standard, human capital development, public administration mainstreaming policies. She coordinated teams of trainers and implemented human resources development project for the cold store industry in Romania, as part of an international partnership project developed by Nekovri, Netherlands. Her interests circulating in the last few years on the issues of social entrepreneurship, pushed her to consider deeply the problems of education today, challenges and alternative models. Always enjoying traveling and working, and getting to know different people and experts, opportunity offered by EU projects.

  • Lukas Brunbauer
    Lukas Brunbauer
    Trainer
Lukas Brunbauer
Trainer

Lukas is passionately dedicated to the personal and professional development of his clients in Austria and abroad. His educational background resides in the field of psychotherapy (Gestalt and Person Centred Approach) and coaching. He completed his professional training in Mexico where he lived, studied and worked as a therapist and English teacher for over 6 years. Returning to Austria together with his young family in 2007, at first he continued his professional career in the technical area as project manager and product developer. Soon however, he reengaged with his core element: empowering people and promoting personal growth and development. He freelanced and in adult education and applied outdoor-pedagogy. He was partly designing training programmes and partly performing them nationally and all over Europe. His working areas presently cover coaching, professional orientation and career development, team-building and team-performance trainings with individuals, companies and educational organisations. Just recently Lukas has launched a local social entrepreneurship project in his home town which aims at the promotion of handycraft-skills and social competence.

  • Helena Kosková
    Helena Kosková
    Trainer
Helena Kosková
Trainer

Helena has 14 years of experience as a free-lance trainer focused on personal and organisational/community development and long term programmes of non-formal education. She is involved in international Youth in Action/Erasmus+ programmes and runs own educational organisation Natural Spirit (www.naturalspirit.cz), which is focused on meaningful education in harmony with inner and outer nature. She works with individuals and groups also as a psychotherapist using Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor. Her third working focus and passion is gardening.

  • Neophytos Mitsigkas
    Neophytos Mitsigkas
    Trainer
Neophytos Mitsigkas
Trainer

Neophytos is an early-career academic, researcher, teacher trainer, and English language teacher. He has a BA in English Language and Literature, an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and he is currently finishing his PhD in English language teaching (Using Literature for Integrated Language and Culture Teaching and Learning).

Neophytos has worked both in secondary as well as in tertiary education, focusing on how to equip prospective teachers with the knowledge, methods, techniques and skills they require in order to perform their tasks effectively in the classroom. Until recently, he was a teacher and researcher at the University of Essex, where he designed and delivered lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and participated in research projects. He is specifically interested in the use of literature in the language classroom and the development of materials for its immediate use with the learners.

His work has focused on the use of novels for developing the students’ language awareness, promoting their catalytic role in developing intercultural awareness. He is also interested in intercultural communication, particularly in identity and othering, looking at how to negotiate our feelings of culture and our own discourses in communication, and dealing with the aspects that may result in interference to communication.

In his free time, he loves reading books, writing, experiencing nature, and spending time with his family. He is also passionate about exercise.

  • Agne Zvikaite
    Agne Zvikaite
    Trainer
Agne Zvikaite
Trainer

Agnė is a psychologist (MA in Health Psychology) and a trainer. She has been involved in international projects since 2009, working with different international organizations as well as delivering and facilitating trainings since 2012. Her main interests in trainings are personal development, emotional intelligence, creativity, communication and team work.

Agnė‘s passion for learning, development and discovering one’s unique potential are the main drives in her profession. She has wide knowledge and skills from different approaches like psychology, coaching, NLP, systemic work, experiential learning which she likes to include in her trainings. Agnė is also interested in dance therapy and body-mind connection. She has lived and worked in several different countries which gave her broad and deep understanding of people from different cultures. 

  • Olga Kiriakidou
    Olga Kiriakidou
    Trainer
Olga Kiriakidou
Trainer

Olga is an experienced trainer and youth worker based in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since she was a teenager she was active in non-formal education methods as a member of a Greek scout team, with which took part in European projects.

She studied photography but at the same period was working in summer camps for children and people with disabilities, where with friends she realised that not children have the same opportunities in entertainment. In 2003 with other active young people established the NGO “Kids In Action” and since then organizes performances with clowns, jugglers, stilts, and acrobats for children with less opportunities, economical problems or disadvantaged geographical background and being actively involved in European Youth Mobility Programs/activities.

Since 2009 she is delivering as a free lance trainer, seminars, training courses, contact making events for youth workers, educators, teachers based in non formal education methodology and tools.

In 2012 she becomes member of the Greek (Hellenic) National Pool Of Trainers in Youth in Action Programme and the same year she becomes member of the steering committee of “Thessaloniki 2014- European Youth Capital” where after the successful nomination she takes responsibility for Action Planning and Coordination of events.

In 2015 she is becoming active in Social entrepreneurship, while she is establishing the Social Cooperative company “KIRKO” promoting circus skills as a pedagogic tool.

Throughout the years of experience and her unstoppable willing to learn and explore, she developed her trainer’s skills and competencies and she can deliver any topic based on non formal methodology, having preference in: Personal development, Outdoor education, Leaning styles, Mentoring and coaching, Group leadership, Diversity and tolerance, Project management and Erasmus+ programme.

Moreover she is youth consultant and EVS Coordinator and mentor, a volunteer youth worker, she published a fairy tale with the title “Once upon time in a magical forest”, she organises youth events and festivals and continues working in the summer camp for people with disabilities.

She strongly believes that “If you can’t laugh at yourself then you are missing the biggest joke of your life” and she tries to implement it in her life as well as her work.

  • Linda Bennett
    Linda Bennett
    Trainer
Linda Bennett
Trainer

Linda has over 20 years of experience in the field of Management Training. She was responsible for training managers in several UK national retailers, writing and presenting various courses including recruitment and appraisal interviewing, team management, train the trainer, presentation skills, time management and assertiveness techniques.

While running her own business, she presented similar courses for UK national companies, while also being a part time lecturer in a further educational establishment.

Linda loves finding the potential in all her candidates and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to develop lifelong skills, regardless of academic qualifications.

She has two sons and a daughter and four grandchildren. Living for the last 14 years in Cyprus, Linda loves traveling, having new experiences and meeting new people. She is particularly interested in ancient sites. Her hobbies include walking, international cuisine and crafts. She plays the piano, but not as well as she would like!

 

  • Sonja Velic
    Sonja Velic
    Trainer
Sonja Velic
Trainer

Sonja is a psychologist, coach, facilitator and a trainer. She holds a BA in Psychology and has extensive professional experience working with people with fewer opportunities in both educational and social care institutions. Since 2009 she is actively involved in the field of youth/community work, adult education and international trainings on many levels- as a mentor, facilitator, coordinator and trainer.

In 2013 she founded NGO “Synergy Source Serbia” to support personal development of people in her hometown Subotica, Serbia, who are experiencing fewer opportunities due to long term unemployment.

For the last 19 months Sonja was working full-time with homeless people in Ireland supporting them to get back to education and employment as a path out of homelessness. As direct result of her work and devotion 8 service users found work and moved out of homeless services, dozens improved their chances on the job market through successfully completing trainings, classes and gaining life skills and valuable work experience. Through this work Sonja gained the ability to design and offer tailored content and activities that can support the learning process of the most demanding learners. She learned how to meet people on the level they are at and accommodate their specific needs and growth.

As a trainer Sonja combines her formal knowledge of Psychology and enriches it with a variety of approaches that go from Transnational Analysis, Psycho-drama, Systemic Work and Family Constellations all the way to NLP, REBT and Synergy Method. She also has a Certificate in Massage Therapy and strongly acknowledges the impact physiology has on learning. In her training design Sonja enhances her academic style of teaching with experiential and embodied leaning processes. Her expertise is Emotional Intelligence, Well-being and Burn Out Prevention, Team Building, Personal Effectiveness and Leadership.

As a person Sonja is kind and authentic. She enjoy spending time in yoga, meditation, reading self-development books, learning from inspiring people , watching TED talks, organising workshops or attending them or just sharing some pleasant time with her loved ones. Currently she is a organiser of 2 active Meetup communities in Ireland ” The Well-Being Club” and “Practical Strategies” and she finds great joy in leading them.

  • Monica Potsou
    Monica Potsou
    Trainer
Monica Potsou
Trainer

Monica Potsou currently holds the position of the Head of the HR Department of a Financial Services Company in Limassol, Cyprus.

Monica has an extensive experience of 10+ years in HR and Operational Managerial roles in different industries, including an International Experience in an Oil & Gas Services Company headquarter in Norway.

She holds a BA in Economics (Business Economics and Finance) from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece) and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Middlesex University Business School London (UK). She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD London) as well as a holder of a Professional Higher Diploma in Business Administration.

Monica is also an active member of different non-profit organisations including the Cyprus Human Resource Management Association (CyHRMA) and has also executed several trainings on soft skills (i.e. Stress Management, Time Management, Interview Skills, etc). She is also a Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP).