About us

Dr. Anna Pavlina Charalambous, PCC

Who is your life coach and trainer?

Dr. Anna Pavlina Charalambous is the founder of “Springs of Creation”, which provides online and face-to-face education and personal development services. “Springs of Creation” has been selected to receive funding from the “Youth Entrepreneurship” project of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Cypriot Government.

Dr. Anna Pavlina has co-authored with Jack Canfield and a select group of professionals from around the world, the book “Success Strategies: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal Their Secrets to Living a Happier, Healthier and Wealthier Life.” The book was published by CelebrityPress®, released on January 23, 2020 and has reached best-seller status in a few days.

She has completed a Doctorate (with Scholarship), Master’s and First Degree in Psychology and currently works as a Lecturer of Psychology and Research Coordinator.

Dr. Anna Pavlna is a Certified Professional Life Coach with accreditation at PCC level by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Her vision is to help as many people as possible to create happier, more fulfilling, purposeful lives. She is a highly empathetic individual, a true motivator and a firm believer in the dreams of every human being.

Working with her will grant you a great supporter for the life you are capable of living.

2009- 2013, University of Essex
Funded PhD in Sensory & Cognitive Neuroscience (PASS with minor revisions) Departmental Scholarship received by the Psychology Department

2008 – 2009, Nottingham University.
Masters of Science in Psychological Research Methods (2:1) (ESRC accredited)

2005 – 2008, University of Kent.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2:1)

1998 – 2005, The G C School of Careers, Nicosia Cyprus.
High school Diploma
Final Year Average: 91,40% (Distinction)

February 2016 – present, European University Cyprus
Project title: Ears, eyes and mind: The “SENSE-Cog Project” to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment (Horizon2020)
Role in Project: Cyprus Research Coordinator
Duties: Coordination of the research activities occurring in Cyprus

  • Creation of new research material and assessment tools
  • Translation of research material
  • Writing of research articles
  • Organization of Expert Research Meeting and PR events
  • Conduction of Focus groups, Semi-Structured interviews, Surveys, Validation of newly designed assessment tools and Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Transcription of recorded files in MAXQDA and creation of themes for analysis
  • Public and Patient Voice Coordinator for Cyprus (Training elderly individuals about the research process and using their input/opinions on the creation of the project’s research activities)

August 2015 – January 2016, European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC) Project title: Young children (0-8) and digital technology: A qualitative exploratory study. Role in project: Main investigator for Cyprus

  • Translation of research material in Greek
  • Conduction of research (interviewing children and parents)
  • Transcription of audio files and thematic coding
  • Write up of Cypriot National Report

March 2015, StudentLife, Cyprus
Project title: How do University students perceive Banks in Cyprus? Role in project: External Researcher (paid)
Duties: Conduction of Market Research Analysis

Manipulation of raw data and transfer of data in SPSS
Analysis of questionnaire data obtained from 750 University students. Helped in preparation of Market Research Report for Hellenic Bank.

2009 – 2012, University of Essex, United Kingdom
PhD Thesis Title: Does anxiety modulate attentional mechanisms and the formation of first impressions?
Principal Supervisor: Professor Elaine Fox

2008 – 2009, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
MSc Project title: Self-control and glucose: Is rinsing glucose in the mouth the answer to The question of “how can I control myself?”
Supervisor: Dr Martin Hager

2007 – 2008, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Final Year Project title: “The relationship of Just World beliefs for the self with physical health, perceived stress, stress appraisals and goal confidence.”
Supervisor: Professor Robbie Sutton

February 2016-present, European University, Cyprus
Work position: Study Coordinator/Postdoctoral Researcher


  • Coordinating research activities occurring in Cyprus
  • Conduction of Quantitative and Qualitative Research
  • Conduction of Literature Reviews
  • Writing of research articles
  • Creation and Translation of research material
  • Training elderly individuals and other researchers

January 2014 – present, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Work position: Part – time Lecturer


  • Teaching various Psychology courses
  • Preparation of Teaching Material
  • Creation of Exam Papers
  • Marking of Exams, Research Reports, Posters and Presentations

September 2013 – January 2016, Cyprus Neuroscience and Technology Institute (CNTI), Cyprus
Work position: Project Coordinator/Researcher/ Trainer


  • Coordinating the writing of European projects
  • Research for European projects
  • Writing of grant applications (H2020, AAL, DAPHNE, ERASMUS+ etc.)
  • Trainer for CyberEthics GIV and LOG IN European Projects (raising awareness regarding online dangers, gender violence and online security)
  • Preparing presentations and trainings
  • Facilitating Structured Democratic Dialogue Process (SDDP)

European proposals funded:

  1. SENIORTV: Providing ICT-based formal and informal care at home (funding source: AAL)
  2. MARINA: Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for Federating Responsible Research and Innovation Communities (funding source: H2020)

August 2013 – August 2014, DOREA Educational Institute, Cyprus (Hourly-Paid)
Work position: External Consultant/Trainer– Member of CSO (Career and study Orientation Program) team


  • Working with Students to identify their ideal career path
  • Administration of questionnaires
  • Vocational Skills Trainer