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.
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.
Buy One, Get One Free
Philia is a social enterprise and Tom’s Shoes inspired us that there is a better way to “buy one, get one free”. Philia gives everyone the opportunity to participate. For every paid participant, a less privileged person will get access to our course materials and also to the international network of successful and supportive women. Read more