Hello from Cyprus!
After completing my Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws degrees Monash in 2001, I worked as a lawyer in Melbourne until 2005 before taking the plunge to travel, live and work overseas. I have spent the last 20 years working for multinational organisations and government bodies, and for the past eight years, as their consultant through my business, Aipeia Consulting. We specialise in Conscious Business and Conscious Leadership - by empowering leaders to be clear on their ‘why’, their passion and their impact, we can create purpose-driven businesses and mindful leaders for a better world. I published my first book, Life, on Conscious Leadership in 2019.
When the lockdown was imposed on us mid-March, life as we knew it changed overnight. Suddenly we were house bound - having to explain to our 4 and 6-year olds why they couldn’t go to school or see their friends, adapting to home schooling and online lessons and waiting for government approval via SMS to visit the supermarket, pharmacy or take a walk around the block. Those two months really taught us the meaning of resilience.
What may have appeared as the most challenging time in our history, was for me, a period of great awakening. Seeing through the adversities, I had to put all my years of training and work into immediate effect. Enabling my clients to deal with the huge impact on their businesses, ensuring that my own company was agile enough to quickly adapt, ensuring the safety of my team, and above all else, focusing on everyone’s mental, emotional and physical well-being. I saw this and still do, as humanity’s opportunity to right all that is wrong in this world - to look at our own lives, needs and impact and see how we can make a change.
This pandemic has shown us that even one person can make a huge difference. My focus post lockdown is to help people transition into this new state of being, both personally and as leaders within their organisations through training, workshops and one-on-one support.