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Virtual Working Summit 2016

Penny:

Welcome to the Virtual Working Summit. I'm Penny Pullan. I'm your host for the calls in the Virtual Working Summit. This Virtual Working Summit is also the virtual launch for my newly published book "Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams." If you'd like to see a list of all the speakers and their topics, then please visit virtualworkingsummit.com.

Today I'm really delighted to be interviewing Evi Prokopi, who's a Greek millennial tapping into global opportunities. She's featured in chapter 9 of my book. You can see her story on page 220 if you have a copy. Evi is someone who's grasped the possibilities of virtual working and used them to transform her own life. She lives in Greece where, at the time of the Summit, the economy is suffering. Evi uses virtual working to grasp opportunities not available in Greece at present. As a project management consultant, she runs projects for clients all over the world as well as supervising Australian students in project management. We met earlier in the year when we were both chosen to present at the Project Management Institute Global Congress. We presented together a workshop on virtual project teams in Barcelona, and I thought I really should bring her to the Summit.

First of all, Evi, I'd like to thank you for all your help with my book and also with the Global Congress session.

Evi:

It was my pleasure working with you and learning from you.

Penny:

Mine too. I'm really pleased to welcome you here to the Virtual Working Summit.

Evi:

Thank you for having me here.

Penny:

Evi, at the start, could you tell us a little bit about what you do and how you got to do it?

Evi:

Sure. It all started about nine years ago when I ran my own online translation agency. Back then I was managing multilingual projects for several clients. Then, one day I saw an ad on a job board where they required project management assessors on a freelance basis. I applied there, I was trained, and ended up supervising and assessing people pursuing a diploma in project management.

Currently, I also teach a seminar in project management on an ad-hoc basis here in Athens, and I work as a project management consultant for a variety of clients.

Penny:

Super. You say you worked on multi-lingual projects. It might be interesting to people just to understand how many different languages you speak, because you certainly put me to shame, Evi.

To read the complete transcript of the interview, please download the following file.

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