Coach_offersHello there,

I would like to share the price list for my powerful, affordable coaching services; you may find information about my philosophy in coaching here. In addition,  click here to see the service price listings. If you want to try coaching for yourselves, or to give it as a gift to a friend, I highly recommend the Helpful Bargain, also described below. Best, Nefeli


Nefeli Soteriou, MFA, CCA –Helping creative clients enrich their lives, meet their goals and achieve wellness

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LIFETIME BARGAIN! This holiday make a great gift to someone special or try it for yourself.


Hello! I’d like to introduce a fine coaching bargain for this holiday season.

I guide individuals strengthen self-expression, align with goals, while honing the road to wellness. For the price of $100.00 you  receive 2×30 minute sessions or 4 sessions x15 minutes. In the mini sessions we discuss only one question of yours each time. We arrange our chat on the phone or SKYPE. To purchase follow the link above.




How I work with clients

A picture is worth a thousand words, and here it is below, how I work with clients, a snapshot  of my Art for Wellness program. Art for Wellness is a gentle program. It guides clients to meaningful self-reflection, enhances mindfulness and helps de-stress. For a full description of  my coaching programs visit my website

This holiday season give the gift of coaching to a special loved one, or to yourself! For the price of $100.00 you  receive 2×30 minute sessions, or 4 mini sessions x15 minutes. During those 4 mini sessions we address only one question each time. A great treat for you or a friend. We  arrange our chat on the phone or SKYPE.  Follow the link via my website here and let’s get started!


About Starting Over

Good morning everyone,

In this blog I want to celebrate the launching of my new workshop Starting Over as part of my coaching programs. Starting Over reflects to my passion for play with art and expressive writing, and aims to promote individual wellness. It is my belief that all issues can be understood and even set to resolve, when we look within.

Change does not happen overnight. The visual communications language is proven from cavemen time however, how it has assisted humans improve their lives. I am an advocate for art as a tool for development, healing and strengthening self-expression. I have experienced it as an artist and as a teacher for over twelve years now, from designing curriculum and teaching art to children at kindergarten, middle school, to adults in academia.

I learned art discipline in Cyprus where I grew up. When I moved to Athens Greece for college, I focused in Photography and developed an interest in humans and their environment. In the US, I learned the craft of filmmaking and how to produce narrative films about my own points of view.

As a graduate student in the US I had a life changing experience. There is something good about handling life alone, without parental over-protection. I was in my mid-twenties when I started relying more and more on my intuition. I looked how I can progress in my own life. I read hundreds of books and articles in psychology, self-improvement, alternative medicine, and participated in many relevant workshops. With assistance of great teachers, I observed my thinking and gradually shifted my mind-set. Over time, I established new habits and learned to improve my interpersonal communications.

The modalities humans used over the centuries to help-themselves like acupuncture, fascinate me. I am into self-care and massage therapy, aromatherapy, and eating unprocessed food. I love all sorts of exercise, and prefer to take long walks in nature. I am Reiki I graduate, took advanced mediumship courses from Lilydale trained spiritual teachers. I remember my dreams and write them down. I use the tarot as a coaching tool in my tools palette for discovery and self-reflection.

And so I designed Starting Over when the time was right, it wouldn’t be possible otherwise, I would not be ready. During the workshops participants write expressive writing in personal journals, I invite you to bring your own. We do not share our writing. And in between the writing exercises we play with art pens and create calligraphy art and complete other exercises with the material provided. Artistic skill is not required to participate.

Starting Over brings community together. I would love it if you would join us!




Newsletter, September 5th, 2016

Good morning everyone,

I am writing to get in touch and also to announce my commitment to have a regular connection established with you and the world with a newsletter.

I received my Certification in Creativity Coaching on August 4th, 2016, here’s a mini article I was asked to write for my graduation at the CCA’s newsletter.

As part of my Coaching programs, I offer my expressive arts workshop Starting Over at MINKA Wellness center in Brooklyn, 11225, on Saturday October 29th, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Starting Over combines writing and spontaneous art exercises. It is designed to help participants restore their inner balance and gain understanding of their feelings. Artistic skill is not required to participate. Should you know anyone in the city of New York that may benefit, please share MINKA’s contact link. Their phone number is 917-635-3666.

I strive to write this newsletter as if I am standing across you and talking to you in person. Greek is my native language. I spend a lot of hours writing and revising everything I send out. Though someone proofreads, should there something feels awkward once in a while, I would appreciate your understanding and send me an email to point it out.

Is been four years I started writing my film Adjustment. I produced it in the city of New York. I am now doing the tedious work in post-production, color correction and sound editing. I maybe able to share with you the first draft of the trailer at my next newsletter. The film describes the stakes of the young protagonist who is laid off and is at crossroads, should she pursue the promise of the US, or return to her homeland in Europe? Adjustment is a fiction film I planned and shot with no additional crew. I casted with the following talent, Holly Jian, Michelle Marlowe, Kate Dickinson, Raymond Pental, and Elodie Di Paulo Burrone. The wonderful music composer Ilsik Byun who is based in LA, composed a great Jazz score.

Finally, I want to share that I have a few slots open for Creativity Coaching. I am able to meet in person in Brooklyn, or in Manhattan. For the folks abroad, I am available over SKYPE between 5:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. daily, US Eastern Time. You may call me for a consultation at (01) 347-830-5239, or email at My website is

Sending you warm loving thoughts for optimal wellness. Best, Nefeli




Third International Creativity Coaching Conference

The third annual International Coaching Conference in Creativity was held two weeks ago at Lake George, NY. Creativity Coaches, Psychotherapists and Artists from all walks of life gathered to discuss issues around Creativity. As active member of the association and a Creativity Coaching candidate, I joined them. After all Creativity is one of my passions.

Upon my late arrival on Friday evening, I attended a dinner gathering where I met most attendees and conference presenters. The icebreaker games were a well-organized treat that helped us escape from our comfort zone and get to know each other a bit more.

On Saturday morning I enjoyed a delicious fresh breakfast right before the keynote speech. The keynote reminded me to feel inspired of life itself, regardless the cracks I may face on my path. I was furthermore helped to reinforce my belief in myself, that there is nothing I couldn’t handle, should I simply choose to.

Some presenters emphasized how important it is to have courage, but also be mindful of our own negative thoughts. In my opinion, minding the negative mind is a topic that many may resonate aside creative people, coaches or therapists. Simply put the chatterbox comes with being human.

We should care for such venues that promote inspiration for life as they foster ideas for collective and individual excellence.

Remember, the sky is the limit!


The conference organizers scheduled a steamboat ride in Lake George, a very pleasant treat for all attendees; the snap-shot from my first Android smart phone

Artist, the provocateur


I looked them up, those silenced because they expressed an opinion. I looked those up, whose work was vandalized to enforce another’s opinion.

The new curriculum calls for Compassion 101.

In this course, students learn to primarily love themselves. In a sixteen week intensive, students learn hands-on how to love themselves deeply. The students report weekly to tailored lectures and assignments that focus on the principles of self-compassion. Students learn to love themselves unconditionally, despite their mishaps and imperfections.

Compassion 101 aims to instill strong values of self-acceptance to all participants, long-term. Students are introduced to notions of non-separateness with others, while learning to cope and manage personal triggers mind fully and –above all- with non-violence.

Students graduate with understanding deeply that anybody’s opinion is simply an opinion. In the completion of the final project, which can be either a video or an essay, students produce a record of the benefits of handling others opinions with self-compassion and self-love.

Upon successful completion, students can inquire permission from faculty to take the Advanced Problems in Compassion.

P.S. The above in the photograph I created when I was in elementary school. I drew over the picture of a great Greek poet in my textbook. E-mail me if you recognize which poet I refer to. Read more

Falls into the Family genre, my new feature length narrative project

Hello dear friends, I hope all is well with you and yours. I have been busy, but all is well..

I am launching a new fundraising campaign for my first feature length narrative with the working title “An Alien of Immigrant Intent”. I  started writing the screenplay in 2012. All writers out there know very well that writing is all about revision. I am content with my screenplay and ready to plan production which is another detailed oriented process. But with proactive action and hard work, it can be done on schedule..

I held auditions on September 28th and received an overwhelming number of interest. I promised I will notify all talent by the first week of November tops. Now is the time for fundraising which will take several months. Production will be planned in February of 2015, ideally assuming all funding is in place.

Filmmaking equipment has become so inexpensive nowadays, it is a blessing. But still, I want to pay crew and cast, ensure those shots that I have envisioned. During film-school days my actors contributed for free and I am grateful. But I am no longer a student. I am professional filmmaker that works a few real world jobs to secure a humble living.

What a blessing to design my own life path this way. It is not easy, but it is manageable, as with everything else in life 🙂

Below the link of my Indiegogo campaign. I chose this site this time because the funds, no matter what, can go directly to the cause. And I need all the help I can receive..

Please feel free to share with your friends, family, contribute if you find the project of your liking

All the best,


Independent Filmmakers/Feature Project Conference 2014

John Water's tributeDelighted to share this snapshot I took with my i-phone. This week I volunteer at the Independent Filmmakers conference at the Lincoln center Plaza in New York city.  The quote from filmmaker John Waters i noticed at a large size billboard when i went to pick up my badge at the volunteer check-in located at the Bunin Monroe Film Center, at 144 West 65th street. The center celebrates the filmmaker with a tribute of screenings.

True, things don’t happen overnight. One has to show up in their industry daily, weekly, monthly, annually with persistence. One needs to also continue producing and exhibiting a significant body of work with consistency. Then the industry will also meet them somewhere, somehow.





I am a bilingual screenplay writer

I was born raised at the island of Cyprus, a tiny island as the size of US’s Connecticut. It is actually the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.

My native language is Greek. I wrote my first essays in Modern Greek and read the educational books used in Greece, but I spoke with a dialect. Specialists say that the origins of the Cyprus dialect is rooted to Homer. I can say with certainty that it is hard for Greeks from the mainland to understand our unique fashion in conversational dialogue.

Cyprus is an independent country with strong ties to Hellenism, and, to tourism. English is used as a second language. When I applied for my graduate degree in the US the language prerequisites for admittance,TOEFL and GRE scores, were relatively easy to obtain.

Where I got challenged the most in my transition to a native English country, was with my writing. Expressing myself  in English, shifting from my thinking became a problem in my first year of Film school and screenplay writing class. I addressed my concerns to my professor, an established bilingual screenplay writer, saying “I can’t write well in English.”  “Write in Greek!,” was his response.

I wrote my first screenplay in Greek and completed all writing assignments in Greek. I translated the ones I needed to turn in for a grade. Over time I became less inhibited about expressing myself in English and inevitably I got improved.

Now I can look back at that initial struggle. It was a matter of shifting myself from a thinking-speaking and writing pattern that was my native inheritance. My initial frustration has mellowed down because I have allowed myself to improve -with repetitive edits and re-writes of course. From time to time I still write a poem in Greek, but I don’t need to translate any more. I write directly in English.

I am a bilingual screenplay writer and I will work with the unique skill-set I have. I will make sure my story is structured in three Acts, that my characters are well-developed and my story promotes my mission, which is, to empower and inspire through meaningful storytelling. That much I can certainly do.