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Kon Apostolopoulos

Founder & CEO at Fresh Biz Solutions, LLC

Denver, United States

KON APOSTOLOPOULOS is the founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, LLC, a human capital management consultancy, which provides performance improvement and training solutions to help organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive talent management strategy. He is also the co-author of “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis. A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters” and a founding partner of the Global Institute for Thought Leadership.

As a speaker and expert in performance improvement and change leadership, Kon has delivered hundreds of workshops and corporate events for leaders in North America and Europe, sharing fresh ideas and best practices that engage his audiences and empower participants to take the next bold step forward in their professional and personal lives. Transitioning from a successful career in the performing arts, primarily on stage and television, to the business world, he brings a strong reputation for doing things the right way. Drawing on his multicultural experience, he can synthesize diverse perspectives to create positive change for clients.

Leveraging his strong interpersonal skills, Kon is a facilitator of results – a connector of dots, a conduit, a catalyst – who makes things happen. Not afraid to ask the tough questions, he brings an open mind, a keen ear, and a strong commitment to excellence. He becomes a trusted partner to business leaders and stakeholders at all levels, delivering tailored solutions that typically exceed their expectations, improve organizational performance, and increase profitability. He brings proven success in projects of all sizes, enabling clients to capitalize on growth opportunities, maximize return on their spend, and reduce costs.

Through the explorative process of guided discovery, Kon moves clients to new areas of realization and self-awareness. In creating an environment of trust, he challenges his clients to go beyond conventional thought and their own self-limiting beliefs to create new possibilities. This work, in combination with the prioritization of what matters most, positive reinforcement, and effective goalsetting lay the foundation for empowerment and accountability.

When not coaching business leaders, Kon gives back to his community by coaching young soccer players in local, state, and Olympic Development Programs. This has earned him the name “Coach Kon” as he has helped hundreds of student athletes develop life skills through their participation in sports.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Denver, CO
Speaking Topics: Developing a Talent Pipeline; Leading through Change; Achieving Optimal Performance; Building High-Performing Teams

Kon ApostolopoulosPoints
Academic0
Author177
Influencer22
Speaker18
Entrepreneur0
Total217

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Last Media Interview: 07/06/2021

Areas of Expertise

Business Continuity 31.27
Business Strategy 30.18
Change Management 38.95
COVID19 100
Culture 30.20
Entrepreneurship 30.87
Future of Work 30.41
Health and Wellness 47.22
HR 30.49
Innovation 30.04
Leadership 31.08
Management 31.44
Mental Health 47.95
Project Management 31

Industry Experience

Engineering & Construction
Higher Education & Research
Hospitality
Professional Services
Travel & Transportation

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Publications

12 Article/Blogs
Returning to work through the eyes of Maslow
Management Issues
September 01, 2021
For many employers and senior leaders, the urge to bring employees back to the office is becoming much stronger. Many feel they are losing their grip on employee productivity and engagement. And continuing to have a dispersed workforce as they look to the future seems, well, really uncomfortable!

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, Change Management

Don't celebrate the failure, celebrate the learning
Management Issues
June 29, 2021

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Getting back to work in the post-pandemic world
Management Issues
April 07, 2021

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Tags: Future of Work, Business Continuity, COVID19

Confronting the Leadership Gender Gap at the Root
Fresh Biz Solutions
March 08, 2021

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Tags: HR, Leadership, Management

Innovation is not a light switch.
Fresh Biz Solutions
February 07, 2021

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Tags: Culture, Innovation, Management

6 Steps to Help Re-onboard Your Dispersed Workforce
Fresh Biz Solutions
December 06, 2020

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Tags: COVID19, HR, Management

You Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup
Fresh Biz Solutions
October 28, 2020

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

Making 2020 Your Best Year (Part 3)
Fresh Biz Solutions
February 21, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Making 2020 Your Best Year (Part 2)
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 30, 2020

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership

Making 2020 Your Best Year (Part 1)
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 14, 2020

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership

The Case for a Four-Day Work Week
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 09, 2020

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

Acts of Kindness
Fresh Biz Solutions
October 24, 2019

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Tags: Culture, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

2 Books
7 Κλειδια για τη Διαχειρηση Κρισεων: Ενας Πρακτικος Οδηγος για τη Ζωη Μας!
Armos Books
July 13, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

7 Keys to Navigate a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters
The Happiness Center
April 29, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

7 Media Interviews
The Curiosity Theory Hangout with Martin Lopez (Streamed Live 01/16/21): Using Curiosity To Boost Performance
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 16, 2021

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management

Nadia Speaks: How to make 2021 a Truly HAPPY New Year! (Streamed Live 01/04/21)
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 04, 2021

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

The Faces of Business Live Stream with Damon Pistulka (Streamed Live 11/05/20): Human Capital Management
Fresh Biz Solutions
November 05, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, HR, Management

Nadia Speaks to Change Management Expert Kon Apostolopoulos (Streamed Live 10/08/20)
Fresh Biz Solutions
October 08, 2020
Join CNN International veteran Nadia Bilchik as she discusses with Change Management Expert Kon Apostolopoulos how to thrive, not just survive, in these uncertain times.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

Hellenic TV London: A Focus on Greeks Living Abroad with Vasoula Christodoulou (Live Interview 10/16/20)
Fresh Biz Solutions
October 08, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Mental Health

Making 2020 Your Best Year (Part 3)
Fresh Biz Solutions
June 28, 2020
Coach Kon Apostolopoulos and Dr Elia Gourgouris appear on Good Morning Arizona (06/28/20) to share some key points from their timely book, 7 Key to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters.

Thanx to KTVK for the opportunity to share a message of hope and resilience with their audience, at a time when Arizona is experiencing such a spike in COVID-19 cases, and people are seeking practical answers to their pressing problems.

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

The Exit Your Way Business Round Table Live Stream with Damon Pistulka (Streamed Live 05/28/20) 7 Keys To Navigating Challenges
Fresh Biz Solutions
May 31, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

3 Panels
7 Κλειδια για τη Διαχειρηση Κρισεων (Greek Presentation of 7 Keys to Navigate a Crisis)
Panorama of Entrepreneurship & Career Development
October 09, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

The Round Table Talk Show with Sharifah Hardie (Streamed Live 03/16/21)
Fresh Biz Solutions
March 16, 2021

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

The Exit Your Way Business Round Table Live Stream with Damon Pistulka (Streamed Live 01/19/20): Writing A Book
Fresh Biz Solutions
January 19, 2021

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Tags: Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

15 Podcasts
Episode 009: Peak Performance with Coach Kon
The Happy Engineer Podcast -
August 26, 2021
In this episode, put on your mental gym shorts with Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, lovingly known by leaders around the world as Coach Kon. He is a successful CEO, author, and award-winning coach for corporate professionals… AND athletes in Olympic Development Programs. Coach Kon knows exactly what it takes for peak performance, in and out of the cubicle.

Discover the role of raw talent in your career growth. Expose the leadership paradox, and how to navigate the new challenges we face during this fourth industrial revolution. And finally get clarity on why improving your skills as an engineer often leads to success at work, but problems at home.

So press play and let’s chat… now is the time to get out of your comfort zone, and into your performance zone!

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Tags: Change Management, HR, Leadership

Red TV Live: In Conversation with Peter Clarke.
Red TV Live
July 06, 2021

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, Leadership

How Leaders Can Best Navigate a Crisis: Kon Apostolopoulos, Award-Winning Coach and Thought Leader
C-Cuite Radio
May 07, 2021
Sports and entertainment leaders can employ specific techniques to achieve meaningful and lasting progress through any crisis, including the pandemic. So says "Coach Kon", award-winning coach, speaker and thought leader on navigating change. In this thought-provoking interview, Kon reveals several of his "7 Keys" for navigating a crisis and how they can benefit leaders, the four responses to danger and fear to be aware of, how the Leadership Paradox has played out and will continue to be of primary importance going forward, and how to deal with people who resist change. A "must-listen" in the age of the pandemic-adjusted world!

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Tags: Business Continuity, COVID19, Leadership

The Dreamers Succeed Podcast, Episode 40: On Preparedness, Opportunity & Luck w/Coach Kon Apostolopoulos
The Dreamers Succeed Podcast
August 25, 2020
In today's episode of The Dreamers Succeed Podcast, I have the pleasure of chatting with Coach Kon Apostolopoulos, an amazing performance and change management expert, speaker, coach and founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solution. Coach Kon is the co-author of one of my favorite books 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis, a must read for everyone. He shares his passion for serving others, the power of family and the truth that everything is going to be fine. Enjoy!

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

Get Up Nation Show, Episode 135 Guests: Dr. Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, Authors of 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis
Get Up Nation Show
August 11, 2020
Get Up Nation! My name is Ben Biddick. I’m the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation Show and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos who co-wrote 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters. The book provides powerful yet practical insights to help minimize the negative impact of pandemics, natural disasters, financial meltdowns, or any other major disruptions in our lives. Dr. Gourgouris also authored the #1 Amazon’s Best Selling book 7 Paths to Lasting Happiness which was created to help people sustain a fulfilling and joyful life. Honored and grateful Dr. Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos have taken some time to share their brilliance with Get Up Nation in between their appointments with C-Suite leaders and their teams, helping them achieve their highest potential and creating empowering cultures of accountability, productivity, and happiness. Thank you for joining me on the Get Up Nation Show!

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Tags: COVID19, Leadership, Mental Health

The Consortium Podcast
Consortium / Terry Earthwind Nichols
July 30, 2020
This week we're talking to Kon Apostolopoulos about his book 7 KEYS TO NAVIGATING A CRISIS. So Kon What Are You Doing?

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

The Profitable Happiness Podcast, Episode 142: The 7 Keys To Navigating A Crisis, With Kon Apostolopoulos
Dr Pele Profitable Happiness
July 23, 2020
In today's interconnected world, we are all vulnerable and impacted (directly or indirectly) by global events. The 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis is a Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters is a must-read for anyone seeking to thrive during these turbulent times.

In this episode, we meet Performance & Change Management Expert Kon Apostolopoulos, who is the Founder & CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, and author of 'The 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis'.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

reBoot, Episode 62: Getting Ready for Tomorrow
Pine Mountain Digital, Inc.
July 14, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

The BE Podcast, Episode 14: 7 Ways to Manage The Pandemic with Dr. Elia & Coach Kon
The BE Podcast
July 14, 2020
Today's special guests include Dr. Elia Gourgouris, PhD in Clinical Psychology, International Keynote Speaker and Founder of The Happiness Centre joins Konstantinos Apostolopoulos (Coach Kon), Founder & CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, Coach of the Year 2017, and Award-Winning Facilitator and Coach.

Together, they join me to share with us how we can strategically and emotionally develop more resilience and flexibility by practicing the '7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis'.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

On the Brink, Episode 221: Dr Elia Gourgouris and Kon Apostolopoulos—Don’t Struggle: Here Are 7 Ways To Manage The Pandemic
On the Brink Podcast with Andi Simon
July 13, 2020
Learn how to navigate crises in an emotionally healthy way

I was so delighted to meet Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos that I wanted to share them with you on our podcast. These are two amazing men. They are both of Greek backgrounds and, as you may know, I did my doctoral research on Greek immigrants and Greek culture. To say we had a lot in common is an understatement. What did we talk about? The pandemic, of course, and the new book they wrote in 45 days. That’s right. They decided they had wisdom to share that could help guide people through the COVID-19 crisis, so they put their heads down and made it happen. There are so many great lessons here for all of us. Listen in!

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

FR EP 175: SAFEGUARDING YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH DURING CRISIS WITH DR. ELIA GOURGOURIS AND KONSTANTINOS APOSTOLOPOULOS
Fresh Biz Solutions
July 05, 2020
Today on Feminine Roadmap Gina’s guests share their keys to empower you to safeguard your emotional health during difficult times. Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, co-authors of “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing With Pandemics and Other Disasters”, bring wise, practical counsel to help you navigate whatever challenges or trials you may be going through. We are living in unprecedented times where we are all impacted by 4 simultaneous crises which is bringing so many layers of stress to each of our lives than we may not even be aware of. Dr. Elia and Coach Kon skillfully identify the layers, the natural response systems and the steps to give you the ability to cope and pivot toward a new normal with confidence. They acknowledge that the global experience of so much simultaneous loss and change has thrown our world into collective grief which has far reaching impact. This conversation is a long drink of cool water for a dry and thirsty world, tune in to hear how to navigate through the emotional and mental stress from your best self and prepare for your new normal. Grab a cuppa something wonderful, a good friend and hunker down with this encouraging, compassionate conversation.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

Stay Bright Podcast, Episode 17: Emotionally Navigating a Crisis - Special Episode
Fresh Biz Solutions
May 15, 2020
This week Dr. Elia Gourgouris, a positive psychology expert certified by the American Red Cross in Disaster Mental Health joins award winning facilitator and coach, Konstantinos Apostolopoulos (Coach Kon) to reveal the four types of human responses to unexpected or rapid change (crisis). We learn the difference between danger and fear and how to choose faith over fear in dire situations. Dr. Elia and Coach Kon share how we can strategically develop more resilience by practicing the 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis. Grab a copy of their practical guide to emotionally dealing with pandemics and other disasters and learn to improvise, adapt, and overcome in any challenge.

"This is a battle we are dealing with.... a spiritual battle, a physical battle, and a mental battle.... it requires us to think differently."

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FR EP 175: SAFEGUARDING YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH DURING CRISIS WITH DR. ELIA GOURGOURIS AND KONSTANTINOS APOSTOLOPOULOS
Fresh Biz Solutions
May 15, 2020
Today on Feminine Roadmap Gina’s guests share their keys to empower you to safeguard your emotional health during difficult times. Dr. Elia Gourgouris and Konstantinos Apostolopoulos, co-authors of “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing With Pandemics and Other Disasters”, bring wise, practical counsel to help you navigate whatever challenges or trials you may be going through. We are living in unprecedented times where we are all impacted by 4 simultaneous crises which is bringing so many layers of stress to each of our lives than we may not even be aware of. Dr. Elia and Coach Kon skillfully identify the layers, the natural response systems and the steps to give you the ability to cope and pivot toward a new normal with confidence. They acknowledge that the global experience of so much simultaneous loss and change has thrown our world into collective grief which has far reaching impact. This conversation is a long drink of cool water for a dry and thirsty world, tune in to hear how to navigate through the emotional and mental stress from your best self and prepare for your new normal. Grab a cuppa something wonderful, a good friend and hunker down with this encouraging, compassionate conversation.

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

The Pirate Broadcast with Russ Johns
Fresh Biz Solutions
May 13, 2020

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

The Kindness & Happiness Connection
Fresh Biz Solutions
May 02, 2020
Welcome to the inaugural Saturday Episode of The Kindness and Happiness Connection Podcast!

Is there a practical guide for getting through the current or future pandemics and other crises?

If so, where can I find it?

Look no further!

In today's episode of the Kindness and Happiness Connection Podcast Randy McNeely - The Kindness Giver shares a conversation with his co-host Dr. Elia Gourgouris - "The Happiness Doctor" and Kon Apostolopoulos - "Coach Kon" who have combined their decades of experience to produce a wonderful new book "7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide for Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters."

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19, Health and Wellness

2 Speaking Engagements
Understanding Optimal Performance
Fresh Biz Solutions
June 29, 2021

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Change in the Age of COVID
Fresh Biz Solutions
December 02, 2020
Coach Kon Apostolopoulos shares his thoughts on "Change in the Age of COVID" and the effect it has on our emotional well-being. Listen as he presents key points from his new book, "7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics and Other Disasters", co-authored with his good friend Dr Elia Gourgouris. The book provides hope and a path forward, as we navigate to a better place, our "next normal". Understanding and embracing change will help us not only survive, but thrive in these challenging times.

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Tags: COVID19, Health and Wellness, Mental Health

2 Webinars
Taking Charge of Your Career
Fresh Biz Solutions
September 09, 2021

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Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
Fresh Biz Solutions
June 29, 2021

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Tags: Leadership, Management

1 Workshop
Foundations of Managing Projects
Fresh Biz Solutions
August 14, 2013

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Project Management

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