Praise For Agapi’s Speaking

“Agapi joined us at the Paul Mitchell Gathering 2018 in Las Vegas for a very powerful, heart-warming and soul-filling presentation. She definitely owned the audience, they loved her and needed to hear her message and directive to first care for themselves! The connection has been extraordinary ever since. It was a pleasure and honor to have Agapi with us!”

—KRISTIN FIRRELL, VP, Salon Development, John Paul Mitchell Systems

 

“Agapi Stassinopoulos delivered two Thrive workshops at our recent Global Wellness Summit in Mexico City, where the audience was comprised of 500 business and thought leaders from 43 countries. The workshops were the talk of the Summit! Using experiential exercises rooted in powerful scientific evidence, she spoke to the hearts and minds of the attendees and everyone left, enthused and inspired, with the knowledge of how to implement tools in their everyday life to enhance their wellness. The feedback flooded in afterwards and she was one of the most beloved and successful speakers we have had on stage in our nine-year history.”

—NANCY A. DAVIS SVP, Executive Director

 

“We host numerous inspirational events at The ACADEMi of Life, but none like the one hosted with Agapi Stassinopolous, she is in a different class … casting her spell, she immediately mesmerizes the audience.  A master storyteller, Agapi engages and enthralls. Her ability to be vulnerable and open transforms the room into a sacred space of love and beauty allowing the audience to float from the music and love that pours from her open heart. It was a transcendent, memorable and magical evening as Agapi took us on a journey of how to live a more joyful and fulfilling life. She is undoubtedly a heart-whisperer.”

—SHIRLEY MOULTON, Founder, The ACADEMi of Life

 

“Agapi is an incredibly gifted healer, brilliant author, monumental spiritual motivator and astounding human being!!! Her book “Unbinding the Heart is a must have”….but SHE is an absolute must SEE!!!!”

—DENISE E. KLEIN, MSW, CEO – Milestones Ranch Malibu Residential Treatment Center & CEO – Malibu Family Conference and Training Center

 

“Agapi shares her heart with us through her personal stories, full of hope and possibilities, and inspires us to open our own hearts to more loving for ourselves and others.”

–DONNA KARAN, founder of Urban Zen

 

“Agapi ignited over 1,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and global change agents at the SociaLIGHT Conference in Toronto, Canada. The audience cried, laughed and was inspired by her standing obviation performance. Agapi is raw, authentic and extraordinary! Her presence and message is powerful and she will touch your Spirit in a way that is unforgettable. Agapi has called forward my Best Self and her seeds of inspiration and love continue to grow in all of our hearts.”

–THERESA LAURICO, Founder/ Curator, SociaLIGHT

 

“Thank you for your message, your love and your encouragement at the Hay House event on Sunday, Feb. 17th. It was is if you looked within me, grabbed my heart, cradled my soul, touched my arms and legs and whispered, “Dance, Sister, Dance.”. I write. I speak. I teach, but I have not boarded the bus. You and your mother (in spirit) told me to board the bus and recognize my own gift and voice. Drop the fear. The world needs me! Thank you. We are ready to come and drink me of the Agapi (and agape) water. It is all about love.”

–LA-VERNA FOUNTAIN, President, Defiant Hope, Inc.

 

“You were so wonderful tonight. It was a real pleasure to see you in action, and I LOVED hearing the chorus of people agreeing with what you were saying about loving ourselves wholly and completely. Part of what made the evening really cool for me was listening to you talk about staying true to what’s in one’s heart and being an honest expression of who one really is, and spreading this message to the American Heart Association.”

–SUZANNE GUILLETTE, author of Much to Your Chagrin

 

“You were a ray of sunshine!! Congratulations on your heartfelt presentation. Your message is SO important to heart health and I feel you have opened a new door to the prevention of heart disease. You have a powerful message and a presentation style that is very impactful.”

–MICKIE BROWN, RN

“There’s something about Agapi’s spirit that radiates a positive charisma into every room she enters. Upon addressing attendees at the Inaugural S.H.E. Bacardi Summit, I was blown away by her gratitude, attitude and confidence. By stepping into her keynote with Pharrell’s “Happy,” she instantly captivated the audience’s attention, and had us all hypnotized by her charm.

When Agapi said, “We aren’t supposed to fit in; we are supposed to stand out,” I knew she meant it simply by the way she engaged the people around her. Thank you Agapi for providing me and more than 400 participants with the notion of not making a “to-do list” but rather a “to-be list;” for telling us to always ask for what we want; and for teaching us that it’s the little things in life that matter most.

Since hearing Agapi speak, I have begun every day with a refreshed sense of energy and I take charge of MY time! I know that I (and many others) walk proudly because of her encouragement that, “we can create any shift we want starting with love and gratefulness.”

—MARLENE GORDON, VP General Counsel, Bacardi North America

 

“Agapi was fabulous!  She closed our conference with such energy and passion, and it resonated throughout our audience!  She was the “go-to” person at our reception that followed our conference as well!  People wanted to talk with her, take pictures with her, etc. We enjoyed her message, her transparency, her energy and her overall approach with the audience…she was engaging to watch and listen to!”

—SANDY YONEMOTO, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and HR Operations at Mattel, Inc.

 

“Dynamic. Engaging. Inspirational! These words do little when it comes to describing Agapi’s presence and influence as a public speaker. True to her Greek name and roots, Agapi loves her audience in ways that can only be experienced. She also connects with her audience like only a skilled actor knows how to do. We’ve seen her at “work,” which is actually a misnomer since she practices her craft so effortlessly, and more importantly, have witnessed first-hand how people respond so intimately to her message. What makes Agapi Stassinopoulos an extraordinary performer, is how she combines her skills in the dramatic arts with a flair for the spoken word that conveys her powerful message. With this unique mixture of talents, she truly captivates and enlightens her audience who undoubtedly can not help but fall under her spell!”

—ALEX PATTAKOS, PH.D., co-founder, The OPA! Center for Meaning Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

“Agapi Stassinopoulos is an authentic, genuine, and inspirational writer and speaker who knows how to connect with and move her audience. She brings out the beauty, power, and independence in all of us.”

—DEEPAK CHOPRA, author of War of the Worldviews

 

“When Agapi speaks, you think she’s reading your mind because she is connecting so deeply with your heart and all it’s pent up desires and truths. With greek wisdom and the most generous spirit — Agapi then has a delightful, delicious and humorous way of igniting you to listen and lead with your heart. I like to call her The Heart Igniter.”

–CLAUDIA CHAN, Founder, ClaudiaChan.com & S.H.E. Summit Week

 

“You were marvelous this afternoon at Collected Works. The love was palpable. It should have been filmed and shown to all incoming students at RADA as a tutorial. You are a master.”

–LARRY DOSSEY

 

“We met after the Hay House talk you gave last weekend. As I told you then, you were the most real person on that stage, and the world needs you!”

–LYNN CLUESS MANZIONE, author of A Wondrous Journey – A small book with big lessons

 

“I am still floating on a wave of renewed purpose following the conference. What’s even more exciting, it that I realize that I have the power to renew that feeling, myself, everyday. I am open to my best life – even if it isn’t exactly like what I have imagined.”

–MARLA KAVANAUGH, singer

“We were thrilled to have Agapi Stassinopoulos join our last Women in Technology gathering at Time Inc to speak about the message of her book   Unbinding the Heart.  Agapi’s energy is infectious and her positive outlook and amazing insights left us all feeling inspired, confident and celebrated.  Her genuine perspective and deep understanding of the importance of being present and “taking care of your human capital” transformed the room of women—and got everyone dancing! All of Agapi’s messages were woven through lively anecdotes and her personal history, making her relatable, but more importantly, breathing real life to her themes. The feedback we received after her visit was overwhelming.”

—FRAN HAUSER, President Digital Time Inc. Style & Entertainment Group

 

“Agapi is one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers I have heard in a long time.  I hosted a women’s event with Agapi as our speaker and she mesmerized all the attendees.  Everyone left with an unbound heart and feeling energized and renewed by Agapi’s incredible story of relentless pursuit of happiness in life and career.”

—MINA TRUJILLO, Owner, Chraft PR

 

“When Agapi Stassinopoulos steps onto a stage and begins to speak, the audience is transformed by her honesty, humor, and story. Her message of unbinding the heart and expressing your true voice is heartfelt and everyone in the audience is mesmerized by her beauty, love, and transformational words. Agapi, was inspirational and beloved by everyone at the California Women’s Conference.”

—ROSE TAFOYA, Director of Programming, California Women’s Conference

 

“Agapi Stassinopoulos is a gift to humankind. She truly is an inspirational speaker and writer who overflows with love, joy and wisdom. She was the keynote speaker at the, “I Am Here Series” in Monterrey, Mexico where she transformed hundreds of women’s lives. Once you know her you can’t get enough of her lovely spirit and beautiful message!”

–BARBARA ARREDONDO, founder, I am Here Series

 

“From the minute you walked, or should I say danced, on the stage I was captivated! The energy you brought, the compassion from which you spoke and the power of your words moved me. As I was sitting there listening and taking notes, the minute you stated “We were validated the day we were born” struck such a chord inside of me that tears immediately began to stream down my face. It was an ‘aha’ moment and I can’t thank you enough for that!”

–DANA HOBAICA

 

“Again, what an empowering speech and performance you gave yesterday at the Hay House Conference! Talk about making an entrance and an experience for everyone! Your message of validation and not waiting to be given permission really resonated with me. It was exactly what I needed to hear yesterday, as this is something I’m learning to let go of.”

–SARINA TOMEL, Coach & Speaker

 

“Agapi was such a delight as a motivational inspirational speaker for Nike Women group and had the entire audience engaged in just minutes; laughing and dancing throughout! I didn’t want the 90 minutes to end! People left feeling lifted with next action steps to improve their well being.”

–KIM KATHREIN, From Nike Women

“Agapi shook us up! When she took to the stage, we were prepared for a high-quality lecture… but we didn’t expect a thousand people dancing in their seats, laughing non-stop, being deeply moved and talking for days about what a powerful effect her talk had on them. If you’re fortunate enough to book her for your event, be ready!”

– CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, Founder, World Domination Summit

“Agapi makes it SO easy and truly enjoyable to meditate each morning. I understand the benefits from meditating and have tried various ways, but it wasn’t until this book that I was able to make it a daily practice. I look forward to it every morning! I have the book and the audible version and I can’t recommend both enough! There are 52 meditations and weekly practices in this book, guided and read by Agapi herself!! Her voice, her message, her guided mediations, and her weekly practices that she suggests, are so comforting, and sparks action each week that brings joy to me each and every day. I am excited for the year with her!! Agapi, each year you should release another 52 weeks of mediations and weekly practices!”

—Chris May

 

“I find Agapi Stassinopoulos’ book, Wake Up to the Joy of You, super valuable. I have studied this kind of material for years and what she has put together, truly reminds and awakens the joy. For me, to open to a chapter and read it, gives me wisdoms and methods to really bring in a better life. Whether reminders or new ideas (for which this book as both for me), it is beautifully written, organized in a fashion that is easy to read and really works! It’s hard to find a great book that puts together ways to make things better For me, it is the best!!!! Thank you, Agapi, for your energy and heart, your hard work and organized fashion that makes this a pleasure to read, besides actually having effect for me personally! It’s a true Joy manual, a manual to the heart”

—Freedomtocreate1

 

“A wonderful weaving of the teachings, lessons most important as we set upon our path of living, loving in a way most inspirational. The author captures masterfully the tone and temperament of the traveler in each of us, once we have given over to gratitude for the gift of breath, of life. I purchased the audiobook, as well, and am thankful I did. The author’s rich accent reminds me of a heartwarming family gathering amid a Mediterranean backdrop, one where only goodness may be known and loving may be found. The meditations at the end of the chapter are transcendent. Whether spiritually centered, curious, or merely in need of a jolt of joy, a highly recommended read (or listen) for anyone who is seeking a healthier relationship with themselves, others, and greater gratitude in and with their lives.”

—David Clegg

 

“I can not tell you how this little beautiful book changed my life .. my thoughts…. my heart. Attended two of Agapis amazing active workshops in nyc and just fall in love with her energy, authenticity and fun approach to so many deep subjects. Even i haven’t made time to read for years because of my 24/7 working schedule i was so inspired to start this little book right away. With short chapters and various topics which really go deep and lift the soul it is just the prefect read for anyone to explore themselves and their surroundings. I loved it so much that i distributed it to friends and family around the globe directly. Even if you are not a booky or you dont have much time in a day … this is the perfect one for you … It also has a guided meditation section after each chapter. Or if you like listening to meditation check out her audio version you might love with her calming voice and 33 guided meditations . ENJOY and wake up to the joy of YOU each day…, !:)”

–Nadine

“I bought this book, because I just turned 39 and I want to become mentally and physically healthier by the time I reach 40 next year. I am loving the positive message I read every Monday morning to start my week and enjoy repeating the meditations daily for the week. I am already feeling a stronger happiness within me, which is fueling my outer strength.”

–Lindsay Ainsworth

 

“This has been an incredible book and resource for me. I take a chapter a week, meditate and focus on it and reread it during the week. It is full of wisdom and internal direction. I work in the corporate world and am continually working to long hours, travel and deadlines…Waking up to the Joy of You travels with me a lot and I pull it out and read when I am in need of centering, reconnecting with myself. Thank you Agapi, this has been a wonderful resource and please continue to bring us inspiration and wisdom.”

–Edward Galvin

 

“A nourishing book filled with honest, heartfelt, and hard-earned wisdom. Generosity of spirit flows through these pages. Meditations at the end of each chapter allow readers to slow down, turn inward, and experience their own insights. This book is best savored over time to allow its lessons to take root and grow. Stassinopoulos is a radiant, loving teacher and guide. In shining her light, the author gives us all permission to do the same. Brava!”

–Bella Mahaya Carter

 

“Agapi’s wisdom. To be fully present and engaged in one’s life. Be reflective, accept responsibility and share your agony ecstasy teachable moments with others. Agapi’s story is every women’s (this is a compliment). The ways in which she shares her joys, sorrows, passions and pain is a bold message to encourage all of us to do the same. If we imbed her message and live her truth — the world will be a healthier place. Agapi is in person – real life 100% congruent to whom she express’ in her writing, videos and in speaking engagements. Agapi is warm, open, no pretense or hubris, wise, kind hearted, generous and funny.”

–Lisa Krohn

 

“Reading the inspired words in this beautiful book is like tuning into your heart. Agapi has divinely channeled these messages that we all need to hear to find our center along with peace and joy. Opening up any page, at any time is receiving the EXACT message you need to hear at that moment. In addition to reading the book, I purchased the audible file so that I could hear her soothing and comforting voice during the meditation.”

-Jump Start for Change

“As a professional coach, I’ve read hundreds of self-help books, and Agapi’s book is in a league of its own. As a modern, ambitious mother, I’m able to open this book up and immediately connect with my own calm and joy, while also learning something new about myself. Agapi offers the perfect blend of practical and spiritual tools, combined with her own lifetime of wisdom and humor to make you feel as if you’re with her in the comfort of her own home sharing a cup of tea. The audio version of her book has become my go-to each time I get into my car because of the grace and compassion I can quickly access through her short and beautiful meditations. This book is not a one time read. You build an ongoing relationship with it; the more you get to know it, the calmer, happier you will feel.”

-Sarah Gibbons

 

“Developing any kind of personal practice is hard to do. This is the first book I’ve read in a long time (or maybe ever) that makes acquiring that practice (and sustaining it) completely accessible and achievable. What a perfect simple idea: one meditation per week on a topic or a context that is so foundational in nature that it will be appropriate no matter what you’ve got going on in your life. Having completed the book, it is now occupying a 52-week lease on my bedside table where I will be going back every week to get re-focused and re-centered. As I read through these gems, i was struck by the seemingly limitless compassion that flows through them. At a time of tremendous change, uncertainty and questioning, to be able to rely on this book as a constant companion on a one-year journey towards balance and equanimity is a great gift. Agapi writes from what is clearly a deeply felt, deeply vulnerable place. In her acceptance of her own vulnerability, she demonstrates its great strength, and that serves as an example and an encouragement to the rest of us to trust her and to follow her. There’s no judgment, no admonition, no prescription – just a loving and wondrous acceptance of our humanity in all its brilliance and frailty. We all grew up on bedtime stories that our parents would use to lull us to sleep at night. This may be the first book of “wake-up” stories that we can use to get out of bed, start our week, and be inspired, applying the wonderful wisdom that Agapi offers, and witnessing the transformations that result.”

-John Tarnoff

 

“I’ve been following this author’s work for 20 years…first with Gods and Goddesses in Love, Conversations with the Goddesses and then Unbinding The Heart. I didn’t think she could write a more engaging, delightful book after those. Boy, was I wrong! Wake Up to the Joy of You is her best yet and just the ticket to luxuriate in for 52 weeks. There’s only one problem. Once you start reading, you don’t want to stop! I can’t more highly recommend this happy-making book if you’re looking for a companion to guide you and inspire your JOY throughout the year…and maybe for your entire life. -Debbie Phillips This is your year of self-discovery, a journey to create a life filled with grace, meaning, zest, peace, and joy. With warmth and wisdom from a lifetime of spiritual seeking, inspirational force Agapi Stassinopoulos guides you through fifty-two weeks of letting go of what doesn’t work for you and finding what does. You ll cultivate the building blocks of self-care (meditation, health, making time for yourself) and confront the common roadblocks we all face, like pouring your energy into other people or living in denial. You ll explore your conflict areas, such as relationships, money, self-esteem, anxiety, and your childhood. And you ll learn to trust your creativity, keep your heart open, and connect to the bigger spirit that lives inside you. Keep this book by your bedside. It is your loving companion. Be creative and have fun with it. Use it as a tool to unlock your goodness, and wake up to the joy of you!”

-Jackie Paulson.

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