My name is Sakis, CEO and founder of the Positive Academy.
I am a Greek Londoner full of energy, vigour, enthusiasm and passionate about human development. I preach, teach, coach, inspire and instil the benefits of a positive mind, body and spirit. All three are important in striving to become the best version of ourselves and live a life worth living. Boredom, procrastination, fear, shyness, apathy and helplessness has spread into many societies like an epidemic, resulting in a loss of drive, goals and a monotonous lifestyle. We were born to flourish and enjoy this adventurous timeline called life. I am an Applied Positive & Coaching Psychologist and I have been involved in the field of psychology for twenty years. I Co-founded the Harley Street Academy of Psychotherapy in 1997 and trained for a year in real practical psychoanalytical methods. However, my innate dynamic nature was looking for a more direct approach of moving forward towards wellbeing.
“He who moves not forward goes
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I gained business experience by managing companies in London, USA and Europe and evolved further through neuro-linguistic and cognitive behavioural programmes. My Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Psychology and over a decade of educating adults was interesting. But my passion for human development was reignited when I discovered Applied Positive Psychology. I knew right away that this was a field dedicated to exploring what is right with people, instead on focusing on weaknesses and disorders. The University of East London was one of the first Higher Education Institutions in Europe to offer a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. The journey turned out to be one of the most challenging, motivating and engaging experiences. Having had the privilege of coaching many clients and using the psychological mechanisms of human development through the methods of Positive Psychology has been rewarding. I believe as a person with an abundant amount of zest and drive in my personal and professional life, I can inspire you towards positive living.
“We are still masters of our fate
We are still captains of our souls''
Living with a positive mindset along with taking care of your body and spirit to the best of your abilities can lead to a fulfilling life. I grew up as a shy kid until I learned how to find and work on my strengths. Training mind and body while nourishing my spirit, helped me to evolve into a confident person who loves coaching people towards wellbeing. Knowing your personal, professional and general life goals, and the mechanisms to achieve them, is an enlightening experience.
“We are what we repeatedly do
Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit“
I look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in person
Be Well and Live Great
Coaching Psychologist, Book author and Peak Performance Coach