Best-Selling Author and Speaker

Agapi Stassinopoulos

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< $25,000

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New York, NEW YORK

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Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. She brings home the importance of self-care, practicing gratitude, generosity, and self-love to enhance performance and productivity so we can experience happiness and fulfillment.

Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling 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. Agapi has spoken and conducted meditations at many organizations and companies including L’Oreal, ABC Carpet & Home, Women’s Health Magazine, Museum of Modern Art, IBM Watson, SAP, Pandora Radio, CVS Corporate, Weight Watchers, PepsiCo, Google, Nike, Starbucks, Fortune Health Conference, Gympass, and The Heart Association, amongst many. She divides her time between New York and Los Angeles and was born and raised in Athens, Greece.

  • Taking Care of Your Human 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 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, Agapi helps us realize that the most precious commodity we have is ourselves: our true capital. She provides participants actionable microsteps they can immediately use to improve productivity and performance and ultimately to create a life of well-being, creativity, and inspiration. She will address ways employees can thrive in their everyday lives.
  • Reframing Success for the Female Professional: Find Your Confidence and Take the Lead

    Success is about daring to do what we want to do and be who we are, insists Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life. An empowering voice for both women and the men who support them, Agapi connects and moves her audience with high energy, wit, and Greek wisdom. She imparts personal lessons and principles to achieve success that include leveraging the power of the heart to overcome obstacles, following your core values, enlisting your team to help achieve positive outcomes, and realizing the benefit of helping others. By teaching us that generosity, authenticity, and empathy are the three main keys to any woman’s success and well-being, she encourages her audience to follow their passion and honor their innate gifts, unlocking confidence and fulfillment.
  • How to Create a More Mindful Life with Renewed Enthusiasm

    We live in a world that forces us to stay online around the clock, which has led to an epidemic of sleep deprivation, burnout, and stress. In doing so, we are losing our ability to manage and nurture those deeper connections that matter most, including those at home with our families, in social settings with friends, and in the workplace with colleagues. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking neuroscience and examples from leaders across areas of specialization, Agapi Stassinopoulos illustrates the relationship between well-being and performance by showing how microscopic daily habits can reverse this epidemic. She refers to the wisdom of her Greek ancestors who asked the question, What is a good life, and what is it like to live a life that we value? In these talks, audiences will learn strategies on how to change erroneous beliefs and how to start prioritizing their personal well-being so that they can tap into a more successful and fulfilling life.
  • 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.
  • 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.
“Agapi was such a delight as a motivational inspirational speaker for Nike Women group and had the entire audience engaged in just minutes; laughing and dancing throughout! I didn’t want the 90 minutes to end! People left feeling lifted with next action steps to improve their well being.”

—KIM KATHREIN, From Nike Women

“Agapi Stassinopoulos delivered two Thrive workshops at our recent Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City, where the audience was comprised of 500 business and thought leaders from 43 countries. The workshops were the talk of the Summit! Using experiential exercises rooted in powerful scientific evidence, she spoke to the hearts and minds of the attendees and everyone left, enthused and inspired, with the knowledge of how to implement tools in their everyday life to enhance their wellness. The feedback flooded in afterward and she was one of the most beloved and successful speakers we have had on stage in our nine-year history.”

—NANCY A. DAVIS SVP, Executive Director

“Agapi was fabulous! She closed our conference with such energy and passion, and it resonated throughout our audience! She was the “go-to” person at our reception that followed our conference as well! People wanted to talk with her, take pictures with her, etc. We enjoyed her message, her transparency, her energy and her overall approach with the audience…she was engaging to watch and listen to!”

—SANDY YONEMOTO, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and HR Operations at Mattel, Inc.

“Agapi Stassinopoulos is an authentic, genuine, and inspirational writer and speaker who knows how to connect with and move her audience. She brings out the beauty, power, and independence in all of us.”

—DEEPAK CHOPRA, Author of War of the Worldviews

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