Path to intentional living
With proficiency across multiple disciplines, I bring my expertise as a Project Manager , Teacher - Instructor Designer, and Facilitator.
My mission is to empower those with limited opportunities by sharing knowledge, fostering connections, and creating inclusive environments.
- Authenticity - present a true reflection of who I am and bring people on board to encourage genuine interactions.
- Relationship builder - access to networks and trusting relationships with diverse group of people
- Creativity - setting up the big picture based on ideas, values and principles
- Action oriented - proactive thinker, determined to achieve results, self-starter, and a quick thinker
- Resilience - adapt easily to diverse and different environments and situations
- Synthesizing mind - connecting seemingly unrelated ideas and bridging gaps
My ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the world, one person at a time. Let's collaborate to build a more sustainable and fulfilling future!
Let's connect and see how we can bring your ideas to life. I'm excited to hear all about it! How can I help?
From the land of Ancient Greek gods
My journey started in my hometown, Larisa, Greece, where I studied at a music school. In 2013, I moved to Athens to earn my Bachelor's degree in social policy. As my studies were quite theoretical, I began volunteering and working part-time in marketing agencies to gain real-world experience in the field of working with socially vulnerable groups. These experiences taught me invaluable lessons about how to interact with people from different backgrounds.
To Transformative Tapa
In 2017, I decided to move to Tapa, Estonia to gain practical experience working with people with disabilities. This experience was transformative, as it taught me how to break tasks into small, actionable steps and use my power and privilege to help others be as independent as possible. During that time, I developed strategies to manage the overwhelming nature of my work and later moved to Denmark to volunteer with an organisation that supported students with social and behavioral issues.
Moving forward to the warm heart of Africa
My desire to learn and fulfill my dreams based on my values didn't stop there. I left Denmark to become a homeschool teacher for a Finnish family in Malawi, where I strengthened my belief in making people independent and teaching them the knowledge and skills needed to sustainably grow and evolve.
To then discover the land of unicorns
I still felt that I was missing something to completely fulfil my dream, so I came back to Europe to earn my Master's degree in Social Entrepreneurship. During my studies, I founded BinFree, a doorstep service for collecting recyclable bottles and glass containers that rewarded customers for a more sustainable lifestyle. It was during my time as a Document Administrator that I discovered my natural talent for organising processes, documents, and procedures, which I always had. I thought that all people had the same charisma, and there was nothing special about it. My experience of several relocations in the previous years also allowed me to cultivate organisational skills and get rid of what didn't fit my purpose in life.
And decide to Go clean(tech)
I continued with my project in BinFree and began working as a project manager freelancing in different organisations to build up my network and bring impactful ideas to life. I joined Cleantech Estonia in 2021 to manage projects related to education, entrepreneurship, and climate leadership, where I developed workshops, training, and projects on clean tech entrepreneurship, supporting entrepreneurs that change the world with their inventions.
Where the less is more
During my journey, I realised that I needed to shift BinFree from recycling to education and acquired my professional organiser title. Since 2020, I have developed learning materials to teach people how to live with less by doing workshops with SmartSwap, Tallinn University, and Pärnu Arenduskeskus, Saku county, teaching people the skills and knowledge to focus on what really matters in their daily lives by manifesting it from the external to the internal world and vice versa.
And finally, the hard work pays off!
In 2022, my hard work and dedication were recognised when I was named one of the Top 100 women in Europe in Social Entrepreneurship by Euclid Network. From October 2022, I have been promoted to Chief Operations Officer at Cleantech Estonia, where I am responsible for ensuring that the organisation achieves its goals both internally and externally, by developing and driving the organisation's strategy, overseeing day-to-day operations, coaching the team, and building and maintaining trusting relationships with external stakeholders.
Countries I have visited and lived in:
I have been always keen to share my knowledge, my insights, points of view with the public and open discussions on interesting topics. Find below my public appearances:
🎥 🇬🇧 Accelerating the energy transition | Lucy Yu, Grégoire Chauvière Le Drian | Panel x ChangeNOW2023
🎥 🇬🇧 Katerina Chantzi: Macro-level drivers and barriers, Cleantech Estonia / IEOx WinterChallenge 2023
🎧 🇬🇧 The New-ism: discussions to save the world - How a new, fairer economy should look like? - Katerina Chantzi, Melanie Marcel, Keren-Or Rosner
🎥 🇬🇧 How adopting small changes in our daily habits can make a difference in fighting climate change?
📄 🇬🇧 Improving systems innovation knowledge and helping shape the ‘Greenest District in the Baltics’
🎧 🇬🇧 #37 Katerina Chantzi from Greece to Estonia: Greek people are like peaches and Estonians like coconuts
🎧 🇪🇪 #36 Katerina Chantzi: kolides Kreekast Eestisse: Sul on parem kui tuled Eestisse elama maakohta!
💬 🇬🇧 Expert of the week by Solved.fi - Katerina Chantzi – Engaging people to save CO2 and have a better well-being
💬 🇬🇧 Katerina Chantzi - member of the Inspirational Platform for Conscious Living “A good community”