Praise For Agapi’s Speaking

“Agapi came and spoke to our team at Thrive Causemetics and touched everyone in the room with her authenticity, passion, wisdom, humor, and storytelling of how she found meaning and purpose in her life and what led her to be who she is today. Agapi’s energy is contagious! She is a powerful communicator with a very important message to help us all find our joy and purpose! She inspired us to shift to our calm and find our inner connection and we left uplifted and energized! She inspires me and the team at Thrive Causemetics with her words and writing. Her books Speaking with Spirit and Wake Up to The Joy of You are staples in our conference rooms, entry way and I personally gift them to everyone in my life.”

–Karissa Bodnar, Founder and CEO of Thrive Causemetics

“In our efforts at The Honest Company to build a workforce that is empowered, productive and healthy, I have had the pleasure to partner with Agapi Stassinopoulos. Agapi has lead our Senior Leadership team in activities and discussions regarding self-care and wellness and the important issue of corporate burn-out. As we continue to look for ways to deliver inspiring programs for all our employees I highly recommend Agapi and her work with Thrive Global. They always find a way to deliver practical tools and strategies through webinars as well as in person. I am so impressed about the delivery Agapi did virtually, bringing both the head and heart to the sessions, making meaning for all and driving action for the team. These sessions have truly touched each of our employees and has given them valuable tools to make small changes in their daily lives.”

– Janis Hoyt, Chief People Officer, The Honest Company

“There is no one like Agapi! With her unique charisma she offered her gifts to the ABT community with care, kindness and abundance and we cannot wait for the next installment, even if digitally! She spoke and did a meditation for the ABT community and we were all transformed by her amazing warm and uplifting energy. At this challenging time for the company, she gave us a moments of peace and tools to cope for weeks and months. She is as effective virtually as she is in person and will be an asset to any conference and event that is being planned. She has a unique way to connect and inspire and she brings her gift of connection and joy virtually as if she is in person. Her wisdom and love are felt by anyone who sees Agapi in action, even through a screen, and the healing begins!”

– Georgia Siampalioti, Chief Philanthropy Officer, American Ballet Theatre 

“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”


“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

“Agapi speaking presence is nothing short of captivating. Her talk at Mindvalley A-Fest showcased her unbelievable ability to connect deeply with our audience – she is truly a gift. You can feel her warmth, authenticity and passion radiating as she speaks. Agapi lifts souls with her inspirational message and leaves a lasting, unforgettable impression. So many people came up to her crying happy tears, thanking her for her vulnerability and presence. Her heartfelt talks are a treasure to behold.”

– Aly Waksman, Head of Author Relations & PR

“I have had the great pleasure of working with Agapi for both live and virtual events. Always the professional, Agapi’s genuine warmth, passion, and sincerity translates as well digitally as it does in person. Using technology, Agapi is able to bring the same sense of quiet introspection and empowerment one seeks to find in traditional forms of meditation. She is adept at custom-creating her sessions to resonate with the audiences she is speaking to, and to suit the format in which she is delivering her message. I am very discerning about the speakers I feature at our events, and I wholeheartedly recommend Agapi. Her talent, and her presence, is inspired and unmatched.”

Nicole Cardillo, VP, Marketing and Events, Cosmetic Executive Women

“Agapi is an incredibly inspirational speaker. She exudes love and joy — it is a gift to know and learn from her. She recently did a webinar for THE WELL community and it was so well received. Attendees loved it and she was as impactful virtually as she is in person! She took Q & A from the audience and led us through the most beautiful and calming guided meditation. The experience was a great success and very uplifting for all. I highly recommend her for any event. It will be a gift to the people attending.”

Rebecca Parekh, CoFounder & CEO, THE WELL

“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

“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…, !:)”


“We were so fortunate to have Agapi help us launch a new webinar series ‘Against All Odds’ for Entrepreneur Middle East. She is remarkable in her dynamic way of delivering inspiration and empowering people, especially at this time of crisis, to find their calm and center. But what I appreciate the most is her respect and care for our listeners – she took the time to read and answer so many of their questions, calling everyone by their names, and offering a piece of advice tailored for each of them. Needless to say how much they loved and appreciated that – she really makes people feel valued, heard, and seen. During our preparation for the webinar interview, she was so warm, positive and personal. I highly recommend her for anyone who is planning virtual events.”

– Tamara Pupic, Managing Editor, Entrepreneur Middle East

“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

“Right from the start, Agapi opens the door of our virtual world and made us feel like she was there in person. She is engaging, aware, and caring of the “room”, and delivers a most meaningful beautiful message filled with insights and give us practical keys to help us attune and feel empowered. We would welcome her back anytime and highly recommend her to all!”

– Colleen Cannon, Founder of Women’s Quest Retreats and Adventures