FIND YOUR ITHACA
Your Journey towards Personal Growth, Leadership and Wellbeing
Welcome to Ithaca Journeys. Our aim is to support you rediscover, create and enhance your leadership abilities and your personal wellbeing and achieve work life balance by creating a thinking environment either in pairs, in groups or in teams. Business and life challenges are unique and complex to all individuals. Our team of certified professional coaches and other practitioners is here to help you realise your full potential and maximise performance at a personal and business level.
As a Professional Leadership Coach I support business people in making new decisions in both their life and the workplace so that they thrive under pressure and they feel energised, engaged and fulfilled.
I also support new entrepreneurs to find their vision in life, build confidence and maximize their personal and career potential so that they feel they have created the life of their dreams.
I am a big advocate of the ideas of Sir John Whitmore and I believe that a business is a potential force for good and a driver of human evolution. I want to assist business leaders to adopt a coaching leadership style and a holistic approach to their wellbeing and that of their employees and colleagues so that they achieve a united individual and organisational purpose that can benefit people, profit and planet.
Ithaca Journeys was created to promote awareness about business sustainability and the need for a new leadership which is capable of creating the conditions for bringing about the required culture change in the workplace and assist business leaders to develop a coaching leadership style in order to maximise performance and contribute to their ecosystem in a meaningful and consistent way, which is the only way forward to creating happy people, long-term profits and a sustainable planet.
MY SHORT PROFILE
MS, CPA, Certified Professional Coach, Certified HRDA Trainer
I am a US educated Certified Public Accountant holder of a BS in Accounting and Business Administration and an MS in Accounting from State University of New York at Albany. I have extensive corporate experience in senior positions in the financial services sector in my homeland Cyprus and abroad. I am also a Certified Professional Coach member of ICF (International Coach Federation) and a Certified HRDA Trainer. My main coaching themes centre around leadership development, personal wellbeing and culture change in the workplace in order to enhance employee engagement and business sustainability.
Throughout my long and productive career spanning over 25 years, I specialized in the successful management and growth of business relationships with corporate and retail customers, local and international organisations, networks and partners as well as in re-engineering business units, internal and external communication, creating new corporate identity and image, branding, rebranding and developing business and strategic marketing plans.
Today I am coaching successful business people to identify and focus on fulfilling their deepest desires, start and transition to a second career, set and achieve new goals and be happy and content. Through interactive and experiential workshops, I assist business people in rediscovering and creating the leader within them. I have created Ithaca Journeys to promote coaching, self-development, self-leadership and personal wellbeing for sustainable work life balance and successful, sustainable businesses. I am contributing blogs to like minded sites such as Thrive Global and Thrive Global Greece. I enjoy volunteering work with Rooftop Theater Group where I help in the design and facilitation of workshops intended to empower migrant women in Cyprus. I am an avid admirer of art, music, theater, literature, and poetry. I exercise and walk regularly. I believe in the healing power of nature and love the sea and the mountains and nature in general. I am energetic, enthusiastic and optimistic.
I keep walking...
Ms Rodoula Demetriades brought sunshine of hope that I can do anything I set my mind to do! She gave me a fresh perspective that makes me feel empowered! Our coaching sessions together are a unique motivating experience, one that completely transforms my way of thinking and breaks through negative patterns of thought. She is a life coach, a mind coach and a soul coach!
Christina Pari, BSc Psychology, UK
Rodoula has an upbeat manner and is very positive. It was great to look at my life holistically and then focus down on the areas that I really wanted to improve. I found that coaching with Rodoula is a partnership where the goals, ideas, problems, solutions and ultimately the action comes from you however her careful questioning and challenging, combined with listening skills tease out the critical issues and then together you form an action plan. All the old limiting beliefs are gone, I have become unstoppable and I am looking forward to the future now.
In summary, Rodoula has enabled me to transform my life and I will be forever grateful.