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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.
I have had the great pleasure of working with Agapi for both live and virtual events. Always the professional, Agapi’s genuine warmth, passion, and sincerity translates as well digitally as it does in person. Using technology, Agapi is able to bring the same sense of quiet introspection and empowerment one seeks to find in traditional forms of meditation. She is adept at custom-creating her sessions to resonate with the audiences she is speaking to, and to suit the format in which she is delivering her message. I am very discerning about the speakers I feature at our events, and I wholeheartedly recommend Agapi. Her talent, and her presence, is inspired and unmatched.

— Nicole Cardillo VP, Marketing and Events at Cosmetic Executive Women

In our efforts at The Honest Company to build a workforce that is empowered, productive and healthy,  I have had the pleasure to partner with Agapi Stassinopoulos.  Agapi has lead our Senior Leadership team in activities and discussions regarding self-care and wellness and the important issue of corporate burn-out.  As we continue to look for ways to deliver inspiring programs for all our employees I highly recommend Agapi and her work with Thrive Global.  They always find a way to deliver practical tools and strategies through webinars as well as in person.  I am so impressed about the delivery Agapi did virtually, bringing both the head and heart to the sessions, making meaning for all and driving action for the team. These sessions have truly touched each of our employees and has given them valuable tools to make small changes in their daily lives.  

— Janis Hoyt, Chief People Officer at The Honest Company

Right from  the start, Agapi opens the door of our virtual world and makes us feel like she is there in person. She is engaging, aware, and caring of the "room", and delivers a most meaningful beautiful message filled with insights and give us practical keys to help us attune and feel empowered. We would welcome her back anytime and highly recommend her to all !

— Colleen Cannon; Founder of Women’s Quest

We were so fortunate to have Agapi help us launch a new webinar series 'Against All Odds' for Entrepreneur Middle East. She is remarkable in her dynamic way of delivering inspiration and empowering people, especially at this time of crisis, to find their calm and center. But what I appreciate the most is her respect and care for our listeners - she took the time to read and answer so many of their questions, calling everyone by their names, and offering a piece of advice tailored for each of them. Needless to say how much they loved and appreciated that - she really makes people feel valued, heard, and seen. During our preparation for the webinar interview, she was so warm, positive and personal. I highly recommend her for anyone who is planning virtual events. 

— Tamara Pupic, Managing Editor at Entrepreneur Middle East

There is no one like Agapi ! With her unique  charisma she offered her gifts to the ABT community with care, kindness and abundance and we cannot wait for the next installment, even if digitally! She spoke and did a meditation for the ABT community and we were all transformed by her amazing warm and uplifting energy. At this challenging time for the company, she gave us a moments of peace  and tools to cope for weeks and months. She is as effective virtually as she is in person and will be an asset to any conference and event that is being planned. She has a unique way to connect and inspire and she brings her gift of connection and joy virtually as if she is in person. Her wisdom  and love are felt by anyone who sees Agapi in action, even through a screen, and the healing begins! 

— Georgia Siampalioti, Chief Philanthropy Officer Of American Ballet Theatre

“Agapi is an incredibly inspirational speaker. She exudes love and joy -- it is a gift to know and learn from her. She recently did a webinar for THE WELL community and it was so well received. Attendees loved it and she was as impactful virtually as she is in person! She took Q & A from the audience and led us through the most beautiful and calming guided meditation. The experience was a great success and very uplifting for all. I highly recommend her for any event. It will be a gift to the people attending."

— Rebecca Parekh CoFounder & CEO, THE WELL

“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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