An Interview with Guidepoint Employee Viktoria Antonopoulou
Meet Viktoria! Viktoria Antonopoulou is a Project Manager on the Client Service team in our Athens office. Viktoria graduated from the American College of Greece where she studied Communications, concentrating on PR and Advertising. She’s an art enthusiast and says there is no way she can live without music.
Guidepoint: What is the best part of working on the Client Service team?
Viktoria: The daily challenge of delivering the best results, no matter the complexity of a project. The best reward? Knowing that our clients are happy with the outcomes.
Guidepoint: What do you find most interesting about working in the expert network industry?
Viktoria: Each day is different – you get to be a part of assignments that cover a variety of industries and topics. It is a continuous learning opportunity.
Guidepoint: What has been one of your biggest accomplishments so far in your career?
Viktoria: Being able to contribute to the individual performance growth among my team.
Guidepoint: Have you ever seen something you’ve worked on reflected in the news? What was it?
Viktoria: Absolutely! Plenty of projects that I have worked on, address real-time business/ market opportunities and challenges, one example being the energy and the supply chain crisis.
Guidepoint: What’s something you learned unexpectedly while working at Guidepoint?
Viktoria: The plethora of niche services and products that actually exist in the market.
Guidepoint: What’s the most unique kind of expert you’ve worked with at Guidepoint?
Viktoria: I’ve had the opportunity to work with plenty of experts who have impressive and unique backgrounds/areas of expertise. I find it especially fascinating to work with professionals who specialize in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications.
Guidepoint: Who is your biggest career inspiration whether internally at Guidepoint or externally?
Viktoria: Executives who combine both outstanding professional skills and high emotional intelligence. Such combination makes them “leaders” – which in my opinion – is a crucial quality to possess, especially in periods of crisis. Kenneth Chenault is an excellent example.
Guidepoint: Where do you hope your career takes you in the next 5 years?
Viktoria: I hope to be in a position where I will be contributing to the maintenance of positive long-term relationships among clients and finding new business opportunities to further accelerate the growth of the organization.
Guidepoint: What would you consider yourself an expert in or at?
Viktoria: Understanding the pain points of the clients and finding the most effective action plans to meet their needs in a timely manner.