Dr. Sophia Protopapa
DSS, BA, MA, Lecturer, Hellenic American College
Dr. Sophia Protopapa holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Her first studies were in History. Her research focuses on happiness, eudaimonic well-being and the factors that contribute to the good life. Since 2003, she has been a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate programs teaching Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Business Ethics, Research Methods, and Advanced Academic Writing. Since 2009, she has been participating in European co-funded projects in entrepreneurship, strengths based mentoring and employability skills. In 2011, she was appointed Training Leader of the Hellenic part of the European Network of Mentors for Female Entrepreneurs under the auspices of DG of Enterprise & Industry. She is a certified REALISE2 Practitioner for the relevant strengths test, a member of the International Positive Psychology Association and holds an Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching. She has developed a series of workshops titled “Making Happiness and the good life” where she gives speeches and implements workshops with the aim to help individuals apply relevant principles in their everyday life. Dr. Protopapa is the co-author of the book Emotional Bankruptcy- Emotional Prosperity to be published soon. Dr. Protopapa lectures at the Hellenic American College where she is also the Director of the Career Development Center.