I am Anaïs,
Founder of Serene Minds
My name is Anaïs Skoutariotis, I am a Certified Mindfulness Life Coach.
Born in Belgium, from Greek and Italian backgrounds, I am an endless explorer, having lived in Brussels, Barcelona and Lisbon (currently based in Belgium).
When my close ones describe me, they use the words caring, calm and optimistic.
I guide and empower passionate women like you and me from a stressful life to a mindful, purposeful life.
Through bringing in mindfulness, meditation, one-on-one coaching, courses and much more, I help you transform your life.
As with most people, my story starts with less happy events: in 2017, I was involved in a car accident. I lost my car. I lost my job because of my injuries. My life got turned upside down.
This event gave me a lot of time to reflect. Why has this happened to me? Does everything happen for a reason? If so, what was my reason?
I decided to re-write my life story and create the life I want. From that point on, my life motto was: ad maiora – Latin for: towards greater things. I vowed to myself it was only upward from now on.
By putting self-growth central in my life, and using travel & mindfulness as tools to grow, my life transformed.
I started a blog to inspire people to get out there and discover themselves and the world.
After my abroad experience in Barcelona, my vision of life started to shift even more. Barcelona opened my eyes to how fun and relaxed this life can be.
I got back from Barcelona, graduated in Communications and got back home. Then, I had to choose between a life in my hometown, working as a flight attendant, or… taking a jump into the unknown. I chose the second option.
I quit my flight attendant job and moved abroad, to Lisbon, where the real growth happened.
In Lisbon, I gained insights about myself and embraced my purpose and my mission in life. Through incorporating mindfulness, yoga and working on my self-growth everyday, I went through some of the most profound transformations of my life. – put on top of that, a pandemic in 2020.
Through it all, I kept on travelling and practising mindfulness.
During the early months of the pandemic, my motto was: when I can’t go out, I go within.
Now, I am helping other women (and men too!) gain more clarity, calm and compassion for themselves and others.
Mindful living and purposeful living go hand in hand. In the words of Maya Angelou: “When you know better, you do better.”
Through self-growth and constant evolving, you have the power to create the life you want & be in tune with the best version of yourself.– Anaïs Skoutariotis
Traveling and living abroad teach us how to get out of our comfort zone, create your own life from scratch, be strong and rely on ourselves.
The reason I incorporate Mindfulness in my coaching tools, is because I believe the power is in this present moment.
Hic et nunc, as the Latin say – and my first tattoo – here and now. It’s in the here and now we can become aware of ourselves, change our habits, make better decisions, create goals and eventually, life the live we want.
Background & Studies
After finishing my studies of Latin and Modern Languages, I graduated in Communication Management cum laude at the Belgian University College PXL. Later on, I worked as a flight attendant for TUI Fly Belgium by obtaining their Cabin Crew Certificate. Afterwards, I obtained the certificate of Professional Life Coach from Transformation Academy. Later, I obtained the ICF certified Travel Coach by Sahara Rose Travels. Now, I am a NeuroMindfulness Coach, also ICF certified, by the NeuroMindfulness Institute.
How Can I Help You?
You don’t have to walk your path alone.
I am here for you to help you stop letting stress, anxiety and fear control you.
I am here to encourage, support you and empower you.
Adapted to your needs and expectations, I use different approaches and tools from scientific approaches (neuroscience), personalised meditations, journal exercises & prompts and much more.
You are more powerful than anything that is trying to stop you.
So, what are you waiting for?
In order to start your coaching journey, you do not need a problem – at all. We can work on your mindfulness, meditations, or self-awareness skills and personal development.
We can put dreams into goals and make action steps for you to get there.
We can work on:
- being more present
- lowering your stress levels
- dealing with anxiety and fear
- gaining more clarity
- finding true and deep relaxation
- gaining more self-awareness
- cultivating more self-compassion
- cultivating more gratitude
There is not 1 way, every one’s way is different and unique – so is coaching.
Begin your journey today