Dr. Markos Perrakis is a leadership development & process facilitator, psychologist, speaker, consultant and trainer of individuals and teams, founder and Managing Director of the EU Adult training & Counseling Provider Fractality. He designs and implements EU projects in the fields of leadership development and strategic planning, and uses eclectic appreciative approaches in the public and private sector in order to promote effective communication, individual and collective process development. He specializes in coaching, supervision, human capital development, training and assessments. He holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Styles and their efficiency in organisations with publications in the fields of organizational psychology and counseling and a M.A. in clinical Psychology. He is trained in Systemic Consultation, solution focused & cognitive behavioural approaches, methods of participatory design, Spiritual Intelligence, a certified provider of Vocational Guidance and Professional Orientation, utilizing psychometric assessments and coaching tools for teams and individuals in organizational, career and personality issues and ISO 9001 Lead Auditor. He is representative of the Association of International Institution Supervision in Europe (ANSE), Member of International Intervision Groups, Scientific Assistant of SOL (Society of Organisational Learning), Scientific partner of the European Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (EUMU) in Greece, in the fields of Strategic Planning and Human Capital Development programmes.
Dr. Perrakis is one of the first persons in Greece who applied the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry, which is used in the UN Summit by UN leaders. In contrast to the traditional management approaches that focus on problems, the appreciative approach makes use of the potential of the human capital of organizations
Dr. Anna Storck has an extensive experience living in different countries around the world and working as consultant with international companies esp. in Poland, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, the US, India and New Zealand. After spending 15 years in Germany, she has moved to New Zealand, where she had been teaching at the School of Communication at the Auckland University of Technology. Now she is based in Switzerland, providing online courses focusing on embodied knowing, which create generative learnings systems that balance self-knowledge and social awareness with academic demands. She is also the co-founder and Dean (Department of Peace) of the Institute for Global Integral Competence and member of the Board of Directors (Listening for Peace Division) of the Global Listening Centre in Mumbai, India In her immigration background are the roots of her passion about intercultural communication – the area of her specialisation – which encourages both an awareness of the impacts of inequality and the benefits of embracing diversity. She has had a 20 year career in the field of intercultural communication: as a scholar, educator, and practitioner. Over the past decade, she has extended her research domain to issues of integral and cosmopolitan communication, carrying out a series of original studies investigating various psychological, situational, and macro-environmental factors influencing communication behaviours of individuals when they encounter culturally dissimilar others. She is a blogger with an extensive expertise in the area of female empowerment.