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Paris Thomas

Paris Thomas

Managing Director - Change Strategist

Paris is a passionate communicator and serial entrepreneur. He holds a BA in Communication Science, an MBA in Strategic Management, is one of 30 globally certified trainers on Alexander Osterwalder’s groundbreaking Business Model Generation (BMG) methodology, and a contributor in the best-selling book “Value Proposition Design”. Paris has facilitated workshops in a variety of industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Financial, R&D, High-Tech, Government, and Clean-tech with SMEs and Fortune500 companies in North America, Europe, and Asia. He helps companies think like startups and runs innovations sprints to bring new products and services to market in an lean way.

His has served major Canadian organisations at senior management level as a government lobbyist, crisis management expert, and media spokesperson. Paris applies his strategic thinking in the four startups he has co-founded and spends 1/3 of his time training clean-tech startups from around the world as part of a major climate change initiative funded by the European Union and delivered through Chrysalis LEAP, a clean-tech accelerator he has co-founded.

His company, Open Box Communication specialises in BMG training with a heavy focus on organisational culture and change; a necessary precursor to innovation. Paris is known for delivering results in a “sleeves rolled-up” approach.

Deano Symeonides

Deano Symeonides

Director - Change Psychologist

Deano is a Business Psychologist with extensive experience of working with people and organisations and finding ways of unblocking the dynamics that are in constant motion between the two. Turning blocks and obstacles into challenges and shaping perceptions are part of his core skills.

He has worked extensively in the UK, the Middle East and Cyprus for many a number of organisations throughout the public and private sector. Having a bachelor in Psychology and a master in Occupational Psychology has allowed him to discover his true passion: assessing people and coaching them for selection and development. He is qualified in administering, interpreting and providing feedback on a range of psychometric tests (including SHL’s OPQ, NEO PI-R, EDAC’s LPA), and frequently uses such tools to complement many of his professional services.

He has worked with organizations such as British Airways, BAA, Heathrow Express, E.ON UK Energy, Air New Zealand, HMRC, Hudson Global Resources, TMP Worldwide, and Olive Group, to name a few. As a freelance business psychologist in the UK, he was heavily involved in large-scale assessment centres for both recruitment and development purposes, leadership training and assessment, pre-selection test design, psychometric implementation and interpretation, and performance coaching for clients. While in Abu Dhabi, he was part of a huge assessment project that assessed Abu Dhabi police-force leaders on their leadership skills, by conducting behavioural assessments, preparing feedback reports, and giving feedback and coaching based on the results of the assessments and psychometrics.

His career is based around his fascination with people, their habits, personalities and behaviours, and his main drive as a professional is to make sure that organizations and their people get along and actually communicate with each other by focusing on what’s important. He believes in taking time to appreciate the complexities of the workplace and in adopting an intuitive and people-centered approach in assisting companies to constantly evolve and grow.

Tasos Constantinou

Tasos Constantinou

Growth Manager

Tasos Constantinou, AKA “Taz” is referred to as a specialist in the domain of innovative education. After studying business in four different countries, being Cyprus, France, the UK and the Netherlands, he finally graduated from the Rotterdam School of Management with an MScBA specializing in Management of Innovation. Tasos then embarked on a career in innovation by first interning under the Global Innovation Director at Philips Electronics and following as a Lecturer of Business Innovation and Sustainable Development at the University of Maastricht. Since his return to Cyprus, Tasos has worn many hats such as digital marketing trainer, presenter, life coach, start-up coach and innovation consultant. He co-founded the StudentLife Academy in 2016, managing it until 2020. Currently, he is the newest addition to the team at Open Box Communications in Limassol. He has been most recognized for his use of brutal honesty combined with humor during his training sessions and mostly associates himself with instigating and supporting positive change.

Stelios Procopiou

Stelios Procopiou

Finance Coach

Stelios is a First-Class Honours graduate of Imperial College, London, a Fellow Chartered Accountant, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), a holder of the Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification and Chartered Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and a CFA Charterholder and Member of the CFA Instititute. He has extensive experience in the financial sector, having worked with a Big-4 Firm and as the CFO of a multinational private equity investment group based in Cyprus. Stelios is a professional with an acute sense of rationalising the world around him. Aside from freelancing in the financial world, he is actively involved in initiatives promoting entrepreneurship and innovation by using his amazing eye for detail, his look-to- the-future vision, and his remarkable ability to create order from chaos.

Thodoris Kouros

Thodoris Kouros

Prototype Concierge

Thodoris is an avid researcher and explorer, with solid Project Management skills and a keen understanding of human psychology. He holds a BSc in sociology and a MSc in cultural studies and is a certified HRDA trainer. He has facilitated workshops throughout Europe on skills development and business modelling.

Thodoris is a Programs Coordinator at Open Box Communication, responsible for research and design of new training courses, acting as prototype concierge for corporates exploring customer validation, and design work for our courses. Despite his role at Open Box, he is also a Project Manager for ENERMAP, and a start-up Coach for Chrysalis LEAP.

Evi Dede

Evi Dede

Office Administrator

Let's work together

The diversity of our team and our unique approach helps us solve problems by looking at them from multiple perspectives and tackling them head on. We are direct, transparent, and pragmatic, and our clients see us as an extension to their team. If this type of relationship appeals to you, we’d be happy to discuss how we can add value to your company. Otherwise, please hire a consultant to write you a report.