About us

We are a team of experienced professionals with a diverse background with a united passion for finding out what life is all about. We are figuring out how a purposeful life can look like in today’s society – using psychological insights, scientific approaches and technical solutions.


Dr. Valentin Schellhaas holds a PhD in psychology and has worked for 15 years in various international roles and industries in strategy consulting and eCommerce, incl. as Manager for Bain & Company, as Managing Director of career platform Experteer, and as global CMO for Westwing Home & Living.


Despina Giannopoulou holds a computer science degree, an MBA, and a Masters in Personalized Nutrition. With 25+ years in operations, BizDev, and sales in IT and TelCo companies, she upgraded her career to 5+ years in health coaching to follow her passion of upgrading the human spirit.

"We envision a society in which every life is a continuous exploration of fulfilling things – and in which life transitions are great chances. The fundamental pillars for a fulfilling life are in our view purpose, people & passion. For this, zentor is your personal mentor supporting your journey in three ways:




We feel lucky to have a group or experts advising us on multiple aspects of science, strategy and technology


Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey currently heads the Center for Leadership and People Management and for 25 years held the chair for social psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. He's been an advisor and trainer to academia and economy in many topics such as leadership, motivation, innovation, etc. He's a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and was elected German psychologist of the year in 1998.


Gary Lewis lectures at the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London and has published extensively on the subject of personality psychology. He previously lectured at the Universities of York and Stirling, was a fellow at the Sage Center for the Study of the Mind at the University of California, and holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh.


Yannic Metz is a digital entrepreneur with experience in incubating and scaling digital products - for startups and large scale companies. He holds a dual master of Innovation & Information from Uni Marburg and from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico. Previously Yannic worked for Atos IT Solutions and mantro.

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