I notice, in my practice, that more and more people are wanting to pursue their life purpose, with unprecedented commitment, especially in the second half of their lives, when they often find themselves faced with major changes, such as a change of career, or relationship arrangements, separation from children, retirement etc. etc. It is important for me to see my efforts and my passing on whatever I have learnt, to those people who are ready to meet these challenges purposefully and with enthusiasm. What they want is reflection time and further strategies. And this I can provide for them.
Brief Academic Background and research interests.
My academic background is in Linguistics, Modern Languages, Cross-Cultural Studies, People Migrations Studies, and Australian Aboriginal Studies.
I migrated to Australia in 1971 coming from Italy, via Spain and London UK, where I had been working as an interpreter for a number of years.
In Australia, my long academic career has been characterized by my passion in searching and developing methodologies most effective for teaching and learning, especially in the acquisition of foreign languages in adults. Hence my studies in Suggestopoedia (Losanov 1966) and Accelerated Learning Techniques and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
I hold a Certificate of Practitioner in NLP (Melbourne 1989/90) and Advanced NLP Coach (Sydney 2006).
During the last twenty years I have developed my private practice in life and business coaching applying NLP methodology, both in my coaching and in my courses.
Since I retired from full time employment (Victoria University), in 1997, I have moved to Perth W.A. and I have almost exclusively dedicated myself to Life and Business Coaching in a one to one setting. I have also developed several courses and workshops which I prefer to teach to small groups, maximum 12 participants.
I also offer family and business/ partners consultations, especially in the context of conflict management, and communication. I find this format the most effective for the participants to achieve the changes they want.
I prefer small groups of 7 to 12 participants: I find this to be a very good number for people to get individual attention and yet benefit from the variety of interests in the group.
I am available on a voluntary basis for community projects. For further information, please contact me at my email address email@example.com
Antonina Bivona, Excellence In Life
76 years! it is a massive number of years, I am in awe when I think I am this old, and I feel blessed with a feeling of aliveness, of joy and contentment and enthusiasm and above all gratitude that enriches my heart so.And for the future, I make the solemn promise to myself that I will not take for granted any minute of my life, that I will be grateful for all sparks of affection, friendship, compassion and love that are
shown to me.
I give thanks for this divine gift of 76 years of living:
For all the ups and downs, the cares, the real and presumed faults and errors along the way, for the moments of loneliness and the many challenges, for the glory of sunrise and blue skies and roaring oceans, I give thanks.
My life: it has been an amazing and exciting ride, and it still holds the promise of more surprises and learning. And I give thanks. I am surrounded by so much beauty of Nature and generosity of fellow beings; the universe is providing for me and I am grateful.