My name is Elli Kalemtzaki, I live in Prague and come from Greece. I am a qualified veterinarian and I have worked in the pet food industry for 20 years, the last 9 in international positions in a multinational pet food company.
My journey as a trainer and coach started in 2005 when after an impactful change in my personal life I joined a self-awareness course. During this 5 year course I found the connecting threads between everything that was happening in my life but most importantly I discovered my calling.
A Leadership course in the US in 2006 was yet another life changing experience for me. I began to see my professional role with new eyes and became aware of a new mission to start using my knowledge and skills to support others in becoming successful.
This new realization literally transformed my career. From a local position in a Greek company, I moved to an international position in a multinational company.
In the last decade I have travelled extensively and have met and worked with amazing people from many different countries and cultures. I gained experience in coaching and mentoring individuals, leading workshops and training teams in different countries across Europe.
A psychologist and coach that I met during the Leadership Course inspired me to become a professional coach. I chose Adler International an accredited school of coaching in Canada and received my accreditation from the International Coach Federation in 2010.
Not long after I decided to add Neuro Linguistic Programming to my tool kit and in 2012 I became a certified NLP Practitioner
Four years ago I moved to Prague. Whilst this new experience has certainly taken me out of my comfort zone it has also helped me to gain more clarity on my mission to help professional women uncover their unique talents and core values in order to create happier and more fulfilling life.
And this is how Design for Life was born. I truly believe that we all have the inner resources to design the life of our dreams. Design for Life offers coaching as well as training courses to professional women to enhance personal and professional skills in order to be happier and more successful.