Our Team

At Stockdale & Associates we believe that specialization, expertise and diversity are key ingredients in being able to provide our clients with the highest level of quality and service. As such, our Team is comprised from a wide range of business-oriented, cultural and management backgrounds.

Each of us has between 10 – 30 years of experience in their field and the unique attribute of also being certified Master Practitioners of Neuro linguistic Programming (NLP). Our passion for constantly learning and undertaking new challenges is what drives us to enable our clients in pursuing and achieving excellence.

Partners

Vicky Stockdale

Vicky is an entrepreneurial philosopher who spent the last 30 years of her professional path pursuing the creation of excellence by bringing together “The Best of Individuals” with “the Best of Companies”. Driven by her passion for motivating others and identifying peoples’ internal strengths, she has interviewed and guided more than 4,000 executives in identifying their personal goals and professional skills within the Greek and European markets.

Having spent more than 25 years living and working abroad, her exposure to the cultural diversities of Africa, Asia, North America, Europe as well as the Caribbean have given Vicky the wisdom and the learnings that have enabled her to adapt to change. This experience also fueled her ambition to achieve success, both as a Corporate Executive and Business Entrepreneur.

Before becoming a Head Hunter, Vicky was member of the BOD in various hotels in North America and the Caribbean and held Senior Executive positions in Greece for organizations such as: The Latsis Group of CompaniesAGET General Cement SA and The NGV Meridien Hotel. The last managerial position she held was as the General Manager of the Bodyline Group, where she was responsible for the successful launching of the company in the Greek market.

As an entrepreneur, she founded Stockdale & Associates in 1993 and has been actively engaged in its growth and development ever since. She holds a BSc in Psychology from McGill University and is a certified NLP Practitioner & Coach.

John Stockdale

An accomplished professional Coach, Trainer and Public Speaker, John has spent the last 16 years developing his passion for motivating people and organizations in transforming their perceptions about creating change and achieving success. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he currently holds a dual role as Senior Partner at ‘Stockdale & Associates’ and Head of ‘The Performance Partnership’ in Greece. This enables him to focus most of his time on coaching and training senior executives and companies in Personal Leadership, Peak Performance Achievement, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Corporate Communications.

Having worked and lived in various countries across North & South America, Europe, and the Caribbean, John enjoys working with individuals and organizations from a variety of cultural backgrounds. This also leads to his belief that simplicity and engagement are equally as important as the information and process being learned.   As such, one of the most recognizable aspects of his approach is that “you should enjoy learning the process as much as the benefits of applying it”.

Consequently, his energy and humour have led him to work with some of the leading professionals in business, politics and sports as well as multinational organizations such as: The Coca Cola Company, MicrosoftKraft Foods, and  Beiersdorf .

John has a B.Sc in Political Science from Concordia University and is a Certified Trainer & Master Coach Trainer of NLP / Certified Master Trainer of Time Line Therapy™ & Creating Your Future© Coaching Process / Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy and a Certified Practitioner of HBDI®.

Tony Stockdale

Tony is a Senior Partner at Stockdale & Associates and has worked as an Executive Search and Management Consultant since 2000. He mainly advised businesses and managers on achieving organizational objectives, identifying new opportunities and implementing change.  A continuous scholar of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Neuroscience, Tony is also the founder of Stockdale Media, an advertising agency which explores the new media community tools to build meaningful and lasting relationships for businesses, brands and consumers.

Today with extensive travel, he mostly manages the business development aspects of the job and overlooks projects to ensure their innovation and effectiveness as he is a firm believer that “change” is the only constant. Many of his clients are in the Fortune 500 and include: Kraft FoodsFord Motor CompanyHenkel and Coca Cola Hellenic amongst others.

Tony has lived in North & South America, Europe and the Caribbean, a diverse environment which has added greatly to his adaptability in both his personal and professional life. He has attended both Concordia University and Deree College and holds a degree in Management and B.Sc. in Organizational Behavior from the latter.  He is a Certified Master Practitioner and Master Coach of NLP / Certified Master Practitioner of Time Line Therapy™ / Certified Practitioner in Hypnotherapy and a Certified Practitioner of HBDI®.

Consultants

Paul Kazazis

An experienced senior executive, Paul has managed companies and commercial departments in the automotive and food & beverages industries for more than 25 years. The aspects of his profession he enjoyed most were the interpersonal relations and building of sales strategies that achieved the goals and objectives of his employers. Throughout his career he has always focused on developing the members of his teams to become performance-oriented executives who are focused on striving for continual personal growth and excellence.

In 2008 he decided to shift the direction of his career to the pursuit of personal development as a profession. He chose to train and hone his skills in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and was certified to the level NLP Master Practitioner and Master Coach.  

In 2009 he joined Stockdale & Associates as an Assistant Coach on the company’s corporatedevelopment and NLP certification programs, along with offering one-to-one executive coaching to mid and senior level management. An avid reader and student of philosophy, Paul is also a firm believer of life-long personal development and the continuous immersion of the learning process.

He has coached teams and executives from companies such as Coca Cola, 3E, Beiersdorf, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Danaos Shipping, as well as professionals from the medical and legal services sectors.

Alex Nikolopoulos

Alex has spent the last 15-years working as a senior executive for multinational organizations driving operations, growing revenues and creating business development strategies in more than 35 countries. In this capacity, he has held a variety of senior management positions in the consulting, heavy industry, and technology sectors, where he has led, coached and developed multicultural teams to achieve success by maximizing their performance in highly competitive and complex environments. As such, he understands the unique challenges that organizations face in developing high-performance individuals and effective leadership teams.

Alex started working with Stockdale & Associates in 2003 as a part-time external associate and joined the company on a full-time basis in 2017 when he decided to shift his profession to concentrate exclusively on coaching and management consulting. As a senior consultant and NLP master coach, he focuses on developing agile leaders and their teams by implementing solutions that enables them to meet, and exceed, their objectives.

His coaching approach is based on infusing skills-based management techniques and facilitating executives to eliminate limiting beliefs, adopt a work-smart-not-hard mindset, and analyzing challenges from new perspectives. This approach has led him to coach and consult executives in companies such as Beiersdorf, Kraft Foods, Roche, and Philip Morris to name a few.

Alex holds an MBA in Global Strategic Management from Boston University and two BSc. degrees in Management and Psychology.  He is a certified Trainer and Master Coach of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Master Practitioner of ‘Creating your Future’© Coaching Process, LAB Profile Practitioner and Level II Practitioner of Spiral Dynamics.