Trainer & Trainer of Trainers, Business Coach & HRD Consultant, Specialist in Emotional Intelligence & Collaboration, Expertise in EU Projects & Partnerships, Researcher and Activist, Manos is driven by a strong belief that self-awareness, empathy and initiative are necessary tools to achieve desired change and sustainability in every aspect of personal and working life.
Manos holds Bachelor degrees in Greek Literature (University of Athens) and European Culture Studies (Hellenic Open University), an MA in Human Resource Management (Leeds University Business School) and an MSc in Political Science (University of Crete). He also holds a PhD in Adult Education (Hellenic Open University) titled 'Developing Competent Adult Educators in Learning Organizations'. Finally, he has received certification in Personal and Executive Coaching (Kingstown College).
of work experience
Manos has a 15-year experience in issues of Training, Human Resources and Coaching. Among others, he has worked in the Life Long Learning Bureau of the General Secretariat of the Government, the Hellenic Open University and the Institute of Corporate Training & Development. He has worked on projects for organizations such as the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and has designed, implemented and evaluated educational programs and activities for various organizations in the public, the private and the third sector.
Manos has almost 8.000 hours teaching experience as Adult Trainer regarding issues of emotional intelligence, group dynamics, communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and more than 2.000 hours as Trainer of Trainers. His collaborations include the National School of Public Administration and Local Government, the Hellenic Open University, the Hellenic Adult Education Association, OTE/Cosmote/Germanos, Piraeus Bank, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, Praktiker, Metropolitan Hospital, Le Monde etc.
Manos has taken part in various international projects related to adult education, non formal and informal learning. In total, he was coordinator, trainer or team member in more than 20 projects taken place in various countries worldwide. Among others, Manos is proud for his participation in the:
Manos’ research interests focus on various areas of adult learning. His papers have been presented in international conferences, such as the International Transformative Learning Conference, and published in scientific journals. A selected list includes the following:
Manos was very active from young age. He became Chairperson of the Local Youth Council of Paliani, region of Crete and later on he was elected at the Board of Directors of the Central Union of Local Youth Councils of Greece. Together with his position as President of the International Relations and European Programs Committee, Manos developed collaborations with organizations from all over Europe through European Projects giving opportunities to more than 200 young people to gain an educational or working experience in Europe. Some years later, together with some friends, Manos co-founded the NGO Youthnet Hellas. During his leading between 2009 and 2014 Youthnet Hellas took part in over 170 EU subsidized European Projects in various EU countries with active participation of more than 600 Young men and women from Greece. This volume of EU projects brought Youthnet Hellas, informally, at the top spots amongst other Greek NGOs that participate in similar EU projects and led to the European Citizen’s Prize by European Parliament.