We are Philia

About Us

About Philia

Philia is a leadership programme that was created in January 2017. The Philia Method is an empowering tool for women to support each other towards reaching their goals while being part of a global community.

What’s in the name?

Philia is the Greek term for love. In addition to Philia, the Greeks defined three other types of love: Eros, Storge and Agape. Eros refers to passionate love. Storge is familial love such as the love between mother and child. Thirdly, Agape stands for the highest form of love, such as the universal love of God for man and of man for God. Philia is often translated as “sisterly love”. It is the benevolent love between two virtuous people, between true friends.

The Story behind


We are Philia. Philia is a state of being and the name of a fictional character. When the first women started using the Philia Method in 2016, it was not clear yet to start a company with an e-learning course. Philia was born out of our own needs. We got together in a moment of despair and within a few months, we helped each other overcome great challenges and to reach our goals more efficiently than ever before. Our progress was so unexpectedly empowering that we decided to share our approach to coaching with the world.
The Philia Approach

In Detail

What is the Philia Project?
The Philia Project is a leadership programme that is based on a powerful peer coaching technique for women that are looking to meet their full potential.
What are the outcomes of participating in the Philia Project?
Participating women identify personal goals in any area of life and harness the capability to achieve them. What is more, participants develop deeper connections to each other through advanced communication and listening skills.
How does the programme work?
The programme consists of weekly training sessions, which are a mixture of peer coaching and personal development.
How are the materials delivered?
Our core product is an interactive 6 months e-learning course. For those of you that feel the need for more support in this process than the online course can offer, we have created a personal mentorship scheme in which the Philia Team will additionally teach you Philia materials via Skype or even in person. This programme is called Philia Immersion PLUS.
Why is the Philia Project so sustainable?
Philia is a sustainable approach to personal development. In contrast to mentorship or traditional coaching, Philia does not create any dependence on external people. As soon as you and your programme partner have learned the method, you will be able to coach each other without any further investment. All you need is to partake in either Philia Essential covering the basic tools needed for peer coaching or Philia Immersion, the comprehensive 6 months course of weekly training sessions consisting of roughly two hours per week for integrations work, reflection and learning.
People behind Philia

The Team

Natalya Kamal

Social Media Manager

Quiny Lee

Partnership Manager

Nargis Ehsan

Programme Manager

Seemal Saeed

Community Manager

Jakob Weizman

Content Creator

Ashley Sigmon

Content Editor

Kateryna Omeltschenko
Kateryna Omeltschenko

Data Protection Officer

Barbara Bekefi

Website Administrator

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Ochuko Eyube

SEO Manager

Claudio Lanza

Academic Research Lead

Mursal Ayobi

Research Assistant

Maria Agustina Abdala
Agustina Abdala

Marketing Specialist

Nargis Sarwari

HR Specialist

Sundus Dhadha

Marketing Manager

Hend Wasel
Hend Wassel

Campaigns Specialist

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