About the Tribe
“Unfold your own myth.”
Athena Katsaros is a leadership trainer and an executive and team coach. She works with executives who are committed to being exceptional leaders, visionaries, and catalysts for change in their organizations. In her work with teams, Athena uses a powerful methodology based on the Team Diagnostic™ Assessment tool to help teams create greater alignment, accountability, and performance. Athena's training programs focus on leadership, teamwork and creativity.
Through their work with her, executives develop their emotional intelligence as well as their creative and strategic thinking. Athena acts as a partner and trusted confidant who listens, challenges, encourages, and guides her clients to meet their goals and overcome their challenges. In the course of coaching they also surface and cultivate their unique qualities as leaders. The result is a clearer vision of themselves as leaders and a greater contribution to their organizations.
Athena excels at working with senior executives, cross-functional teams, and across cultures to achieve tangible and meaningful results. She provides real tools and inspiration for leaders and teams. Her clients include Microsoft, American Express, Ogilvy Advertising, Kaiser Permanente, Joie De Vivre Hospitality, Tuesday's Children, the US Army's Special Forces, and Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Her experience includes 20 years as a marketing strategist for Fortune 500 companies including Cisco Systems, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, and BankAmerica. In this role she planned, developed and directed complex projects, including national and international training programs, multimedia marketing campaigns, and large conferences and events.
As a member of the Executive Committee for the Business Council for Peace, Athena co-develops and delivers training and mentoring programs for businesswomen in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan and Rwanda. She has worked with the Center for International Profitable Enterprise (CIPE) to deliver train-the-trainer programs in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Athena is a principal of IdeaTribe and a member of the faculty of The Coaches Training Institute, a worldwide training organization headquartered in San Rafael, California. She is also on the faculty of the Artemis program at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Athena holds a Bachelors degree in International Politics from UCLA and a Masters in International Business from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is a certified leader of Creativity in Business and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.
“I have had the incredible experience of working with Athena at Bpeace and being coached by her for leadership development. Athena is an expert coach, trainer, and educator. Her creative and supportive style really helped me identify barriers and solutions to propel me forward. Whether one-on-one or facilitating large groups, Athena creates trust, gets to the heart of things, and inspires learning and growth.”
“Athena is like an alchemist blending intellectual strategy and open-hearted compassion in her leadership and coaching. Her insightfulness and advice encouraged me purposefully and triumphantly to meet goals and overcome challenges with balance and reason, strength and softness. Working with Athena has been an inspirational, rewarding and soulful experience and has helped me lead a life with more abundance, happiness, and laughter.”
“Athena is a brilliant coach, leader, course designer, and marketer. I would collaborate with her anytime or anywhere on anything. She brings a wealth of varied disciplines and modalities into her work and is always hungrily learning more. She is an incredible networker and connector of people, putting the right people together with almost a magical touch.”
Henry Kimsey-House, Owner, The Coaches Training Institute