Hi, I’m Eleni! I’m a Youth Mentor as well as a part-time secondary school teacher for the St Catherines British School (Athens, Greece).
I’m a lifelong learner. World citizen of Greek descent. Lover of sushi, sun and making things fun.
A human being who teaches human beings.
I’ve combined my Cambridge training on how to create an effective educational program with my passion for meaningful education to create educational well-being programs for my in-school students and my one-to-one online clients.
In my mentoring practice, I work with parents who care about helping to bridge the gap between the exam-driven pressures of mainstream education, and the well-being work/life skills that youths need to thrive in the modern world.
WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I want to help bridge the gap between mainstream education systems and 21st century work/life skills.
Cerebral education is what mainstream education systems currently value, which is obvious to all when you look at the predominantly intellectual nature of how all mainstream education systems reward achievement in school.
I feel we need to go beyond academic knowledge, if we are to equip youth and school communities with the work/life skills they need to navigate the challenges of modern life.
We live in an extraordinary time in human history where the technological and information revolution have greatly accelerated the pace and pressure of day-to-day life.
Now more than ever, I believe emotional education matters just a much as cerebral education.
According to the World Health Organization (March 2017): “Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide”.
Youth are very much affected, as are school communities in general.
I care about the need to address this rise of emotional and mental health challenges facing youth.
And I respect the important and challenging work that psychologists, hypnotherapists, energy healers, and trauma specialists do with their clients, in this time of global mental health crisis.
I love building on the important work of these practitioners through my workshops and mentoring programs with youths who want to work on taking their life from “I’m well. I’m surviving” to “I’m well, and thriving.”
WHAT I DO
I use my personal and professional experiences to create one-to-one online mentoring programs for youths.
In my freelance work with youth you’re open to learning how to improve their emotional self-care and study skills.
Sometimes the youth I work with are highly conscientious and self-motivated, but they’re feeling stressed about their study workload or exam/test pressures at school.
Others may be feeling demotivated and struggling to focus, which is causing them stress as they struggle to keep up with the school curriculum.
In all cases, students well-being is being compromised by school-related stress.
In both cases, students have stopped enjoying the learning process because of the stress.
I know it’s hard. I’ve been there too. But I’ve come through.
That’s why I create the mentoring programs that I do.
I believe in the importance of teaching teens and young adults practical strategies and universal principles for how to focus more, stress less and motivate themselves.
I also believe in the importance of the parent-child relationships, and parental well-being, as supporting parents to take better care of their own health and well-being creates a more peaceful home environment that helps students thrive.
I’ve found that seeing one of their parents being willing to go on a parallel journey with their child by reducing their own stress helps motivate teenagers to embark on their own journey of transformation, as kids learn from what they see as more than they do from what you tell them to do.
My mentoring programs also often include parent-child workshops designed to both parent and child learn useful tools and frameworks for how to improve their relationship so as to reduce relational stress that can arise during the difficult teenage years, so that student can focus more on their studies.
I love helping youth, and those who support them, take better care of their health and well being, because as humans we’re social creatures, and we learn best when we learn together.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
For you to have read this far, it means there’s something that resonates in what I’m saying.
What’s frustrating you?
Do you wanna your child to learn how to take their confidence, time management or well-being skills up a level?
What life skills would you like your child to work on?
Let’s chat. Please CLICK HERE to tell me a bit about how you’d like to help your child.