“There was always an idealism in me. It is not accidental that I have been writing poetry since the age of twelve. When I completed my first degree in Business Administration, I was trying to decide on a topic for my Master Degree. It was this idealism that brought me to Quality Management. The continuous improvement, the focusing on what the customer really wants, seemed to me exciting. It won my heart. When I started working as a Consultant in the field of ISO Management Systems Development, I discovered another sensitivity of mine: the environmental protection. This led me to a second MEng Degree in Environmental Studies.
I remember that in my Dissertation for the MSc in Quality Management, many years before getting involved in professional coaching and training, I had written a dedication: “Dedicated to all of those who taught me the true quality of life”. “And what does quality of life mean?”, I was wondering. I still didn’t know. Later I realized that I was approaching this term in an holistic way: quality in the way we think and feel, quality of the air we breathe, quality of the work we do. However, as they say in Quality Management, quality is subjective. Quality of life means whatever you decide that it means. Finally, I realized that all these choices of mine that I was characterizing as idealistic, had a common component: I liked offering my help.
This is how I was led to professional coaching and training. If the desire to improve and the disposition to change begins within us, I had to work with people on a personal level. Coaching and modern adult education theory offered me all the tools that I needed to accompany people in this journey of personal and professional improvement and transformation. And it has been such an exciting journey that I would love to share with you…”
Panagiotis Ntouskas is the Founder and Principal Coach of SIGMA LOOP COACHING.
Panagiotis is an accredited coach by ICF (International Coach Federation) and a certified coach by ICA (International Coach Academy). He has long experience working for large corporations in managerial positions in HR, Process Improvement and QSHE (Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environment) Management. He holds an MSc Degree in Quality Management (Stirling University, UK), an MEng degree in Environmental Studies (Esslingen University, Germany), a BSc Degree in Business Administration (University of Piraeus, Greece), and an EDI Diploma in Psychology. He recently completed a Master Degree in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (Open University of Cyprus). He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt by ASQ (American Society for Quality) and certified also in Professional Change Management. He is multi-lingual (English, German, Spanish, Greek).
Panagiotis is a longtime practitioner of meditation and Chinese Qigong and a certified NLP practitioner. Panagiotis possesses also an artistic side, being a photographer and a writer.