Filothei Matsigkou

Filothei Matsigkou
What kind of goals should we have for a purposeful life?

Mark Twain once said “The 2 most important days in your life is the day you are born...and the day you find out why”. Have you ever took a break to think: “Why am I studying in this field” , “why do I want to get this job”, “why do I want to get this degree” , “why am Ι volunteering in this organization”, “why do I want to study abroad”. Most of us answer these questions like this: “Because I need these to become a lawyer, a salesman, a manager, an engineer, a teacher, an accountant and the list goes on and on”.

And the reason for this is that ever since we were five years old we have been asked the same question over and over again “WHAT do you want to be when you grow up?”. But what if I told that all of those years you were mislead to believe that you are going to be happy in life only if you go to a “good” university. Get a “good” job. Have a “good” family. Save money for your old age. What if I told you that all these years you have not been asked the right question?

Filothei Matsigkou is a Career and Personal Development Coach at LeadCompass, a Career Counseling company that she co-founded. She specializes in young people’s development by using the methods of experiential learning, quantum teaching and the maieutic of Socratis. In her five year professional and volunteer experience in Greece, Romania and Ghana, she has created and organized dozens of personal and professional development programs for nearly 1000 young people.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Life Long Learning and Adult Education from the department of Education and Social Policy at University of Macedonia. Her mission is to unlock a powerful mindset to every young person so that they will lead their life with purpose and transition successfully from education to employment.