about me

I'm George Chatzimanolis

My name is George Chatzimanolis (pronounced as Hadjeemanolis). Actually, my Greek name is Georgios, but most of my friends call me George.

In short, I’m a husband, father of a boy and a girl, software developer, coach, mentor, podcaster and drummer. I am from Greece, but I currently live in the Netherlands.
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Professional Life

I am a professional full-stack software developer from 2001. Currently, I am mostly writing software in C# and Javascript, but I also enjoy using PHP with the Laravel framework. In my career so far, I have worked in both the private and public sectors. I led various software development teams and even had my own software development company.

Goals in life

Do I want to be rich? I would like to be wealthy, but for sure is not my ultimate goal.

My goals are instead to inspire everyone around me through the actions that I take, the lessons that I learn, and the happiness I can share with others.

My Passions

Here’s a short list of just some of my passions

1

Productivity Systems

I love to experiment with different productivity techniques. I always try to optimize my time and my daily tasks. I’ve tested hundreds of different things, and I love to share my experiences and what works and what’s not for me.

2

Personal Development & Coaching

I love anything related to personal development and coaching. I am an accredited coach and continuously try to improve myself. I also enjoy helping others become better. During the last years, I had the honor and privilege of helping and mentoring other people.

3

Internet Marketing

 I read and practice modern internet marketing techniques, even if I don’t have a business or marketing university degree.

4

Entrepreneurship

I started my own company some years ago, but it seems that I was not ready to do it.

I also was the host of a Greek podcast (Startup Stories) about entrepreneurship.

5 facts about me

Reading

I read and listen to more than 40 books or audiobooks per year.

Podcasting

I created my first podcast in 2010.

Drumming

I started playing drums when I was 13.

First Computer

My first computer was a Schneider Euro PC back in 1988.

Football

I was a goalkeeper for more than 20 years in a football team.

My Projects

Here’s a short list of just some of the projects I've been working on...

Empower Yourself, is a Greek podcast about personal development and self-improvement. Through each episode, you will learn how to overcome the obstacles that keep you away from what you want to achieve in your life. You will gain knowledge and clarity about the purpose and vision of your life. Empower Yourself is a podcast you need to listen to if you want to start achieving the goals you want in your life.

Startup Stories is a Greek podcast created for all entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, and generally people involved in the startup community. Every week I talk to the creators of the best Greek Startups who will tell us their story and present their work to us. The purpose of this podcast is to get to know more people, Greek efforts, and through them to get the inspiration they need to start their own business.