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Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit: Meet Motivational Speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos – WELL Summit

Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit: Meet Motivational Speaker Agapi Stassinopoulos – WELL Summit


Agapi Stassinopoulos is a bestselling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. A four-time author, she is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live. She’s bringing her expertise to the W.E.L.L. Summit this year and we asked her to share a little bit about herself before we all meet in person.

What would WS attendees be surprised to learn about you? I love country western music!

What first attracted you to W.E.L.L. Summit? The organizers have the best interest for women and truly wish to see all people thrive!!

What are you teaching at this year’s Summit? I am going to teach people that they can find their joy and their calm, in the midst of the challenges that we face in our lives. We can access our mighty resilient heart to create a life with meaning and to show love to others so that we can all take part in making this world better place.

What does wellness mean to you? Wellness means to live a life where you are present, where you don’t live off of an agenda but, instead, see a larger vision of what life has in store for you.

Taking very good care of yourself by learning to make yourself a priority, too!

What are you hoping to empower attendees with? To leave with tools to find their inner calmness and joy!

What breakout session are YOU signing up for? I’m excited about ALL of the speakers! Everybody is contributing all of their unique gifts and that is what the makes this Summit so great.

What exciting things are you working on this year? Working on continuing spreading the message of joy and keeping an open heart, at many conferences and events, as well as working on Thrive Global seminars with my sister, Arianna.

Anyone who is at the top of their game has had to persevere and cheerleader themselves. What is one thing others told you was impossible but you proved was possible? I thought I would never write a book but I ended up writing 4 books and I am sure there are many more in me!

What book(s) are you reading now? Telomere Effect, Elizabeth Blackburn & Elissa Epel

What quote inspires you? “My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” —Imam Al-Shafi’i

How do you feel good about yourself on bad days? I acknowledge what is going on with me and I share it with somebody that I feel safe with. I let myself be loved and allow myself to receive it from somebody else.. I also try not bring any judgements to what is going on, including my feelings and circumstances, especially towards something that I do not like. Basically, learning to love myself unconditionally!!
What’s your favorite ritual for health? Sleep and meditation.

Want more W.E.L.L. Summit? Follow along in our Inside the W.E.L.L. Summit series for more behind the scenes info about the upcoming event!


Neal Halfon

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH is founding director of the UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities, and also directs the Child and Family Health Leadership and Training Program in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Dr. Halfon is professor of pediatrics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; health policy and management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; and public policy in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Is well known for his health related publications.