Cyprus Job Market Expert. Executive Coach. Julia Stavrou
Hi, my name is Julia Stavrou and I’m Executive coach and practicing business consultant.
Today I have decided
to share with you my story, so that you know me better and understand, why I’m
addressing subjects as productivity and efficiency.
Very early at my
career, at the age of 25, I was fortunate to become a Commercial Director of a
petrochemical distribution company and be responsible for the sales activity of
over 50 people having 9 branches across Latvia.
Later on I moved to
Cyprus and became the Head of Operations and Business Development in a
petrochemical trading company, with operations worldwide and an annual turnover
of more than 150 million USD. The objective of my assignment was to optimize
the workflow of the back office and implement a quality management system,
which I have done successfully.
After a number of
years working at that position, I was promoted to Managing Director in a new
logistics startup (spin-off of that trading company), where I was in charge of
the whole business setup, including establishing new distribution network,
internal structure and processes, as well as the team management. I was
extensively traveling and spend a lot of time on company’s right structure
setting and alignment with the strategy, incorporating my international
experience and observations. The company has received the “Best Startup 2016”
recognition award from the CIBA. This position further broadened and deepened
my leadership and management expertise.
professional life I have worked for 10+ years on management positions. During
my time as a company executive I had an important insight that became a turning
point in my career. Although I was managing and leading departments or
businesses, the most important job was to manage and lead my people and teams
to become more effective. I was really in the business of coaching people.
This insight fueled me
with passion to undertake my real calling of moving into developing
organizational potential as an executive coach and productivity consultant, to
help successful leaders and companies become even more successful.
I wanted to offer the best tools, methodology and knowledge to my clients and this led me to the door of Saïd Business School (The University of Oxford) and obtaining the certification of ICF as a coach.
I have created my own
consulting company in 2016 and that when everything changed. Now, over the
years, I’m developing my own practice. In my services I deliver guaranteed and
measurable change results. My performance improvement system is much more than
just a business process optimization, it’s a key to unlock the company’s