CPA & Yoga/Tai Chi Instructor
Philo4Thought Hellenic Professional Mentoring Initiative is pleased to present this month's featured Hellenic Young Professional! The goal of our publications is to provide positive, successful role models who will inspire the next generation of young professionals. Preliminary criteria for YPM candidates is that they are actively engaged in an entrepreneurial initiative or have made a successful career for themselves, thereby serving as strong role models to the next generation of young professionals. Candidates are typically of Hellenic origin and part of a humanitarian (educational, sociological, scientific, etc.) or environmentally-conscious field. Given the gradual expansion of our readership, we currently interview candidates who embrace a specific Hellenic philosophy best described in a word: Philotimo (φιλότιμο). The most important qualifications all our candidates share are the spirit and compassion to persevere, and the heart to share their knowledge and experience with others.
Philip Adikimenakis is of Greek and Italian decent; his father is from Crete and his mother is from Kavala (Greece) and Bari (Italy). Philip holds various degrees and professional certifications including an M.B.A. and B.B.A. in Accounting from CUNY Baruch College. He is currently a Certified Public Accountant at Miller & Company, LLP , a Certified Yoga/Tai Chi Instructor, and Founder of Relaxation Zensation, a Personal Health & Wellness initiative dedicated to serving the elderly maintain positive physical and mental wellness through Yoga, Tai Chi and other therapeutic exercises).
In addition to these professional pursuits, Philip also plays an active role in the advancement of the greater Hellenic community as Treasurer of A.H.E.P.A. (District 6 Chapter 326) and Vice President of Saint Paul's Autism Research & Training Academy (S.P.A.R.T.A.). In his spare time, Philip enjoys mentoring, traveling and indoor rock climbing.
ARTICLE LINK: Zensational You: Inspiring the Elderly!
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: CUNY Baruch College Alum Interview!
CREDIT & RECOGNITION: Many thanks to Philip Adikimenakis for sharing this story with us and to all those who contributed to this post.