Emmanuelle Stathopoulos, founder and owner of Inner Dream To Outer Form, specializes in Environmental and Design Psychology and is a Certified Professional Coach. She is based in Victoria BC, Canada, but works worlwide too via Skype.
She studied in the UK, getting her Psychology BA at Reading University and her MSC in Environmental Psychology at Surrey University. Her thesis was on 'Conceptualizations of Recreational Places', being fascinated by how people conceptualize places that make them feel good, relax and enjoy themselves. This led to a further study for Multi-functional hospitality and commercial spaces.
She later studied basic and advanced Feng - Shui with Master Joseph Yu of the Feng - Shui Research Center of Canada. Adding this knowledge eclectically to her scientific background she created her own personal approach to creating harmonious environments for her clients.
She has developed commercial properties in Athens, Greece, working together with architects, contractors, stone masons, carpenters and cabinet makers and gained experience in managing and supervising projects from beginning to end. She has designed interiors from layouts to fitted kitchens, fireplaces, staircases, mezzanines as well as free standing furniture such as couches, coffee tables and desks. Additionally she has designed interior and external doors and gates and has worked on external projects, landscaping yards and gardens, using molded and sculpted concrete and managed and supervised the realization of those projects. She has a love for ergonomic kitchen design but her passion is to create spaces with special atmospheres that answer the client's own unique INNER DREAM and vision.
Working with client's she realized soon enough that it is never just about the Space, but that the human part of the equation plays a most important role. Thus she ended up doing personal coaching, sometimes more so than actual space consulting per se. This led her years later to undertake Coaching studies at Erickson College International in Vancouver and she became a Certified Professional Coach so as to better serve her clients. After that she worked as a Life Coach alone for three years in Athens and Fort McMurray AB, but since 2015 she has added again to her services her old beloved passion which is:
Life & Space Re-Design Coaching and Consulting.
She uses Psychology, Design, as well as Coaching principles and techniques, to help her clients turn their abstract dream and vision into tangible and concrete information that can be used to create specific design briefs in order to create a Space that answers their wants and needs. A space that fits their personality, aesthetic and functional preferences as well as values and that supports their dreams and goals.
She is especially sensitive to and interested in helping people with physical challenges and chronic conditions create a life and space that will best answer their needs, elevate their spirit, make them feel good and happy in their space and be as creative as they can be to enjoy life as much as possible, thus her passion for functional, ergonomic design and design that feeds the soul.
She believes in the benefits of simplifying things at every level and focusing on what has heart and meaning for the individual. Focusing more on quality rather than quantity, authenticity, originality and infusing one's space with love and pleasure. Striking a balance between sterile minimalism and overwhelming maximalism, she is a believer of the old Greek saying: "Everything in good measure".
Her axiom is that decluttering begins in the mind and that decluttering one's space has a beneficial effect on the mind as well, thus being a two way process. She perceives decluttering as the process of getting down to the essential, the valuable, the necessary, the meaningful, thereby bringing more lightness and freedom into one's life and making space for the new. Decluttering of both the mind and space allows for less stress, and worry, less chaos and confusion, more clarity, possibilities and opportunities, more peace and satisfaction, hence more happiness and joy.
Loving beauty and harmony, she values achieving a state of balance, whatever that means for each person. From balancing the elements of a design scheme to striking a balance between the different aspects of one's life in order to achieve as beneficial and harmonious of a result as possible.
She works with individuals as well as small businesses, especially hospitality and retail.
My services are 'A la carte', fully personalized for your individual needs. In order to serve you better, I offer a FREE initial consultation.
Please feel free to contact me for any questions or further information at: email@example.com