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
Marjeta Novak, MSc, has been helping to build resilient futures of organisations, communities and individuals using strength-based approaches such as Appreciative Inquiry, Collaborative Change Management, Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter, Circle Dialogue Process and Nonviolent Communication. She is also a life-transition guide trained by the School of Lost Borders. Marjeta has been facilitating strategic dialogues for over 15 years; bringing together unlikely allies to co-create life-serving solutions that honour the needs and contributions by all in a variety of contexts – from educational to corporate to community settings. Is a Certified Professional Facilitator; The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter national steward, The Circle Way Board member, and CNVC-certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication. Marjeta is dedicated to promoting appreciative participatory approaches to reclaim the meaning of work/life; the joy of collaboration and connection; as well as the trust and the self-confidence to make impact towards desired futures. During her 15+ visits to Crete, Marjeta has been deeply touched by the island’s resilient history and on numerous occasions witnessed the island community’s power to host and transform people participating in a gentle yet profound way. More about Marjeta here: www.humus.si/en