Wassili Zafiris (1964) is NLP master trainer, coach, researcher, author, public speaker. He has 25 years of experience in the fields of personal and organisational change. He was the mental coach of the Dutch Women’s Volleyball team.
In 2017 he received an honorary fellowship from the International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine. In 2020, Stress and relaxation in the workplace, for the Oxford Textbook of Organisational Psychological Medicine, will be published.
In his latest book Happiness is Depressing (2019) he describes his ground-breaking coaching method of transforming depression into Zest for life. Happiness is Depressing is a step by step guide (for professionals and clients) to transform the main causes of depression: loneliness, adversity, negative self-image. Lucas Derks PhD (author and developer of the Social Panorama model and Mental Space Psychology) made a short movie outlining some ideas Wassili presents in his book.
Wassili is co-author of the twice nominated book Meaningful Profit* (Best Business book 2011, Best Management book 2012) about his applied research of personal leadership and resilience during organisational transformation. In 2014 he created the animation, The first worldwide crisis YOU can DO something about, about the psychology of Meaningful Profit applied to climate change.
In 2008 he co-authored Appetite** about the mindset of the best chef cooks in the world.
He is co-developer of the business model Meaningful Profit and Faculty member of the Global School for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He teaches Masterclasses ‘Leadership’ at Nyenrode Business University. Wassili developed the model Driven by Nature about the essential drives of people. He is past board member of the Dutch ICF (International Coach Federation) and fulfilled European posts for the ICF. He has a passion for nature and is Climate Leader with Al Gore.
Wassili facilitates transformational processes of individuals and (international) organisations. He works with clients in one-on-one meetings and groups. His psychological and business background together with his knowledge of neurology as a former specialised physical therapist combined with his experience in emotional intelligence (due to his study in haptonomie) make of him an expert in the art and science of change and growth.
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You can contact him for personal or business questions.