Meet our speakers
Amanda is the founder of “The Serendipity Experience”, a heart based coaching business based in Javea on the Costa Blanca in Sunny Spain, she is a dedicated therapist with over 20 years’ experience in holistic therapies and hosting retreats and events. Amanda is now specialising as a Three Principles Facilitator coaching the ” Inside Out” understanding, working both locally and internationally.
Her infectious passion for life and helping others, especially those in recovery, is reflected in her unique ability to connect with individuals and also communities. Amanda brings much positivity to situations, leading and encouraging with sensitivity, experience and profound expertise. She is currently working with one of Europe’s finest luxury rehab & detox centres “Step One Recovery” where love & care is 2nd nature. Witnessing innate resilience and innate well being bounce back as guests “fall back in love with life” is the best job in the world!
Ankush is a 3 Principles based life coach and trainer, based in the UK with clients from New Zealand to Canada. He especially enjoys helping clients step into their own inner power and create the lives they had dreamed of.
In 2012, whilst enjoying a successful corporate career, he started his coaching training. What this led to was an introduction to the 3 Principles and the start of an incredible journey of personal and business transformation including getting married in 2016.
Ankush is the founder of the Powerful Mens Group and has run sold out Powerful Men’s Immersions in the UK for 4 years. Since 2016 he has also run Powerful Women’s Immersions with great success. As well as this he coaches other 3 Principles coaches to do this incredibly important work whilst staying true to their heart and the spirit of the Principles. He was the host of the successful Relationship Series podcast and in 2018 start the new Business Series Podcast aimed at a corporate audience.
Damian Mark Smyth
Damian is an international author, coach and speaker who helps entrepreneurs break through self-imposed thought obstacles to grow their business and make more of an impact in the world.
His first book, Do Nothing! with a foreword by Jack Pransky, was the first Three Principles book in the UK and his latest book: The Entrepreneur Success Formula continues to introduce Entrepreneurs to the Three Principles along with his one-day CPD accredited workshops and his podcast on iTunes: Rethink Everything.
Damian has also delivered a TEDx talk and speaks on the BBC, as well as sharing the stage with the likes of Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) and Michael Gerber (The E-Myth).
Damian lives in Worcester and is an avid ballroom dancer and squash player.
Denise is the founder of the business Class Performance – Excellence Within, based in the UK, focused on the fields of Sport, Youth and Education. At the peak of her career as the Scotland National Coach for Netball, 2008-2013, she leads the Scottish Thistles, via 46 International CAPS from World Ranking 17th to 12th to qualify for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow 2014. With over 25 years involvement in elite sport, Denise was at the cutting edge of human performance and mental skills development, yet still, something was missing! Denise is a mentee on the Pransky & Associates Professional Training program since 2015. Her podcast, PODIUM – Spiritual Truths Behind Elite Sports Performance has over 50 shows. For ten years, Denise lived as an expat in Hong Kong and Canada. She adopted her two children Lydia and James while living in Hong Kong. Helping people, especially the youth get the most out of their living minutes is Denise’s passion. She genuinely has one hope for people she works with, to insightfully see a new way of being in the world, free of limitation and suffering and full of joy, peace of mind and great freedom to create a beautiful life. www.class-performance.com
Fredrik is a psychiatrist from Sweden. He has been sharing the principles since 2013. He came across the principles himself struggling with depression, anxiety and physical pain. Now he shares the inside out understanding both personally in the 3P community and in psychiatry. He enjoys pointing people back to their innate inner health.
He is passionate about music and is most connected when an instrument is close by. His aim is to bring the inside-out-understanding into psychiatry through the medium of music.
Gabriela started her career in the nonprofit and public sectors focused on unleashing human potential through sharing the basic laws of performance. Driven and inspired by the highly innovative and collaborative results of her clients she branched out into organizational consulting. Gabriela co-founded TrueChange Consultants, to assist organizations to meet challenges and rise to the their highest aspirations.
She spent 13 years transforming the health and wellbeing of employees in government health and human services in California. Within Santa Clara County government services, she lead projects across a wide breadth of government departments including hospitals, probation, corrections and social services – where she taught people how to thrive, maintain high performance and avoid burn out when working in deeply traumatic and intense circumstances.
Gabriela’s human potential consulting work now spans a wide range of national and international organizations including non-profits, government agencies, family-owned businesses and multi-national firms.
Currently Gabriela lives in the Silicon Valleyand loves living in this “mecca” of innovation, where she enjoys how the creativity of the human mind is constantly bringing new entrepreneurial ideas to life. One of her great strengths is working seamlessly with ethnically and culturally diverse organizations.
Gabriela’s heart lies in helping children lead joyful lives. She was co-director for The Center for Sustainable Change, a U.S. national nonprofit which aims to transform the lives of children and youth in distress. She continues to actively support and work with this organization.
Ian Watson is an author, educator and consultant who has worked in the field of well-being, self-healing and inner transformation since 1988. He has written books, published articles and traveled extensively giving seminars, courses and retreats around the world.
Ian became widely known as a speaker and writer in homeopathy, which he taught and practised until 2003. He co-founded The Lakeland College in 1993, and launched The Insight Space in 2013.
Having studied and practiced a wide variety of psychological and emotional healing techniques, the Three Principles brought a simplicity, depth and clarity to Ian’s work that he hadn’t found anywhere else. He was privileged to train with Dr Mark Howard and Cathy Casey.
Ian shares this understanding with people from all walks of life including schoolchildren, health professionals and business leaders. He is currently engaged with the Pret Foundation, sharing the principles as part of an initiative helping the homeless get back into work. He also runs a Facilitator Training programme every year at Regent’s University in London.
Dr Jack Pransky
Jack is founder/director of the Center for Inside-Out Understanding. He authored the books, Somebody Should Have Told Us!; Paradigm Shift; Modello: A Story of Hope for the Inner City and Beyond; Parenting from the Heart; Prevention from the Inside-Out; and co-authored the children’s picture books, What is a Thought? (A Thought is a Lot) and What is Wisdom (and Where Do I Find It)? and the Healthy Thinking/ Feeling/Doing from the Inside-Out prevention curriculum for middle school students. Jack’s latest book, Seduced by Consciousness, was released in 2017.
Jack has worked in the field of prevention since 1968 in a wide variety of capacities and now is an international consultant in the Three Principles, and a trainer of trainers, a coach of coaches and a counselor of counselors.
In 2001 his book, Modello received the Martin Luther King Storyteller’s Award for the book best exemplifying King’s vision of “the beloved community,” and in 2004 Jack won the Vermont Prevention Pioneer’s Award.
Jonathan first came across Divine Mind when he was 11 years of age when he experienced a life changing meditative state, having visited a church in the quiet of the evening.
Since then, he has felt called to share this experience with others for healing and a happier way of living in the world.
He worked as a pastor in ministry for 25 years, helping people to discover who they really are, on a soul level, beyond their sufferings and anxious thinking. During this time, Jonathan qualified as a counsellor/ psychotherapist and worked with individuals and groups living with depression , anxiety and spiritual crisis, as well as other psychological, relational and emotional struggles.
Whilst this work was profoundly satisfying, Jonathan was left with an intuitive sense that both the rituals of worship and the techniques of therapy left many people wanting more and was conscious of this in his own life too.
A number of unfolding synchronistic events five years ago led Jonathan to the discovery of the Principles. Since training both in formal and informal settings, as well as reading, attending conferences, webinars and most of all the discovery of a ‘quiet mind’, Jonathan has used the Principles as the foundation of all his work with others.
Jonathan continues his work as a counsellor and coach and also works as a holistic therapist, offering mind and body treatments for wellbeing. Beyond anything external, Jonathan is noticing more and more that when he stays in touch with his inner, self beyond and before any therapies, his clients and patients discover their true nature and the gift of a quiet mind with life changing consequences. He witnesses much healing on a daily level, often subtle but at times profound.
Jonathan has been attending VIVA each year since it began. In this relaxed and inspiring atmosphere he has forged many wonderful friendships and feels very honoured to be part of the team who offer insights that might be helpful to others as our consciousness rises.
Judy has been a Three Principles practitioner and educator for more than 30 years. With the Principles as a foundation, she has worked with individual clients, groups, business leadership teams and executives. She was on the faculty of the Medical School of West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, for 13 years, offering an array of services and teaching courses grounded in the Principles in the School of Public Health. She was one of the founders of the Faculty Development program at WVU, and helped create a variety of offerings to assist faculty in improving their performance and student experience. She is currently a consultant to individuals and organizations, a frequent seminar and webinar leader in the Principles, a Mental Health Educator with the Women’s Resource Center of Bradenton and Sarasota, FL, and a contractor to the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida offering the mental health component of the Veterans Court.
Judy is a graduate of Wellesley College (BA), Trinity College of Hartford, CT (MA) and West Virginia University (EdD). She started work as an English teacher; worked as a reporter and ultimately was named Editor of the Sunday Magazine of The St. Petersburg Times; became an entrepreneur as owner of a medical practice management company. Through that work, she met Dr. Bill Pettit, then practicing as a Psychiatrist in Bradenton, FL, and realized that her life calling was the Principles.
She worked with Pransky & Associates for 9 years before moving to West Virginia University. There, she was inducted into the prestigious Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning and created an Institute dedicated to the Principles. She returned to Bradenton, FL in 2009. She still offers online courses, most currently a series called “Resiliency for Teachers” through WVU Continuing Education.
Karen Miller Williams
I was a stressed out ICU nurse at Miami Veteran’s Hospital when I came across the Three Principles. I worked in Research on Stress while doing my internship with Dr. Roger Mills. After I completed my internship, I began teaching the 3P’s (as I knew it then) in nursing and adult continuing education programs and speaking at conferences. In 1985 I moved to Hawaii and co-founded Hawaii Counselling and Education Center. I always said it would take a man to make me leave Hawaii and in 1994 I moved to British Columbia and married a Canadian.
I have continued deepening my understanding of the Three Principles throughout my career and was indeed very fortunate to have been a friend and student of the late Sydney Banks. I have attended many conferences and trainings with Elsie Spittle, Chip Chipman, George Pransky and Roger Mills.
Since I have been in Canada, I have managed group homes for both the mentally ill and the brain injured, been director for caregiver support services, worked as community mental health nurse, and been teacher, speaker and group facilitator. There is nothing that gives me more joy than helping others uncover their innate well-being.
Katja is from Germany and lives in Berlin. Originally trained as a holistic health practitioner she facilitates Natural Health Mentoring in English and German. She loves seeing well being re-appear naturally in clients on the emotional, mental and physical level and is passionate about the prospect to be living well and with ease in a natural flow.
When she came across the principles behind life in 2011, she was chronically ill, depressed and frustrated. When stress and emotional despair eased more and more, her physical body also recovered from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and IBS.
Seeing the potential and power of this understanding in herself and others, Katja is excited to bring this understanding to Germany and translated Jack Pransky’s Somebody Should Have Told Us! into German. She also co-created a new online platform to share this understanding wide and far in German speaking countries (www.dreiprinzipien.org).
Lise is a singer, artist and transformative coach from Denmark. She works in an intuitive way with groups and individuals, gently coaxing their inner voice and wisdom from within, bringing freedom from the self-imposed restrictions and barriers that too often inhibit natural living from the heart. Lise has been sharing an understanding of the Three Principles since 2013 in one to one sessions, monthly presentations in Copenhagen, in her own workshops at home and abroad and in her unique “Listen Inside” concerts.
Liz Scott & Stuart Newberry
Liz and Stuart are a husband and wife team. They work mainly in education sharing the principles behind wellbeing to leaders and teachers. In November 2018 they will run a conference in the UK called ‘Resilient Young Minds’ which focussed on the theme of young people and mental health. They are both instrumental in sharing this transformative work across the community (mainly in the South West of England).
Stu and Liz love to help leaders reconnect with their innate wellbeing and for clients to wake up to the reservoir of resilience that resides within. They are currently supporting several schools as they cascade coaching for wellbeing within the school community.
Liz and Stu also run Coachingconnect.co.uk an internet hub-community to support coaches and coaching around the Three Principles/Inside-Out understanding. They also run a popular podcast Coaching Connect Inside-Out which explores how the 3Ps fits in with other modalities and approaches (like hypnotherapy/psychiatry/anxiety/mental health etc)
Stu is a retired Detective Superintendent and Liz spent the first part of her career working as a reporter in the BBC – they make a great team and love the work they’re involved in.
Mandy was massively impacted by the three principles five years ago and now runs her own coaching and mentoring programmes for anyone wanting an easier and more vibrant experience of life!
Spending many years working in health, social care and education Mandy now designs and delivers Resilience and Wellbeing programmes within these sectors.
Mandy is also passionate about working alongside adults and children with learning disabilities and their parents and carers and she is developing her Resilience and Wellbeing programmes to support these groups.
Her most recent ventures include running inclusive and heart centred retreats for those interested in the principles and writing short stories and blogs.
She currently lives and works in London, although is spending more and more time in the beautiful North East of Scotland, where she holds 1:1 intensive coaching workshops.
Mandy loves collaborating with others who are also sharing the principles and has co-facilitated with several people on one-day workshops, meetups and longer-term programmes.
Mary is an author and coach who gives people permission to live the life they truly want to live. Her eleven books (and counting) are all based on the Three Principles and cover a wide range of topics, including how to relieve chronic stress and how to experience true financial freedom.
Currently, her coaching focuses primarily on helping people create ways to live for a living instead of work for a living. Originally from California, Mary now enjoys life as an American in Paris. Find her online at www.maryschiller.com
Maureen has been involved with coaching and mentoring graduate students for over 20 years as well as running a coaching and mentoring practice “The Breathing Space” since 2008 under the branding of The Calm Coach.
In April 2010 she stumbled upon the 3 Principles through signing up for a 2 day seminar hosted by Jamie Smart. Since then she has trained alongside Jamie, Cathy Casey, Mark Howard and Jack Pransky and been awarded a number of certifications along the way (3 Principle Coach and Trainer, Clarity Practitioner – listed as the 3rd person with this certification, Clarity mentor, and undertaken The Extended Professional Training in Spain with Jack Pransky).
On a day to day basis she works with some of the brightest minds in the world at The University of Oxford with whom she is privileged to be allowed to share her understanding of the 3 Principles.
Within her coaching practice she also offers private coaching and mentoring, and will shortly be adding in retreats to the mix which will be based in southern Italy.
You can learn more about Maureen and her work at her website link below.
Before coming across the Three Principles, Mick did graphics and web design… taught Tai Chi and Qi Gong… trained as an NLP coach… earned very little money whilst living in rural Greece… coped with a restrictive health condition… felt isolated not straying far from his office… and he ‘put on a brave face’ as he struggled with how to change his circumstances.
Since coming across the Principles, he now does some graphics and web design… teaches a little Tai Chi and Qi Gong… does a little coaching… earns very little money while appreciating living in rural Greece… he has been amazed at what there is to learn about himself through his slightly restricting health condition… he feels connected way beyond the confines of the room he may be sitting in… and he puts on whatever face his thinking creates moment to moment – but it’s no longer anything to do with circumstances!
Mick’s special interest is how our relationship to physical health challenges can significantly change through our Three Principles understanding… he marvels at how insights into that connection can give such great hope and even bring radical healing.
After spontaneously experiencing a profound shift in consciousness 22 years ago, Rudi ‘searched’ to explain this insight with others so trained in many mind technologies including NLP and hypnotherapy, then went on to teach Chi Gong and mindfulness meditation.
Thirteen years ago he came across the three principles and trained with the originator Sydney Banks and it’s pioneer Dr Roger Mills. Rudi spent over three years full time voluntarily creating the www.3principlesmovies.com web site as a free resource for the world, and now trains facilitators in the understanding internationally.
Rudi has written for magazines, spoken on the radio, and trained others in this understanding within the fields of addiction, business, education, to prison and jail inmates, and more recently with earthquake survivors in Nepal. Rudi is currently writing a book and filming a worldwide cinematic documentary on the three principles paradigm. Rudi’s range of services can be found at www.innateevolution.com and kennardconsultancy.com
Sheela works with small businesses, leaders, coaches and solopreneurs around the world from Israel to Canada, and Russia to the USA. She has over 9 years’ experience coaching and working globally both as a business coach and a life coach and the last 5 years organising events in Spain and online.
Sheela loves to help people do what they love to do; this takes the form of coaching them to grow their businesses and practices. Very recently she has been drawn to creating more events in her local area as she witnesses the transformations happening in the room for participants. This was actually a big insight she had at the last retreat she organised for Jack and Gabriela.
She has been organising retreats and training courses in Spain since 2012 for teachers such as Jack Pransky, Gabriela Maldonado-Montano and Ami Chen Mills. She is also the co-founder and co-organizer of The Viva Event, an annual gathering in Albir comprising a medley of 3 Principle teachings, conversations, lots of fun and laughter, dancing and surprises, but above all, loving connections.
Sheela has 2 beautiful daughters and is eagerly looking forward to the wedding of her first born in September!
When human beings experience a shock diagnosis or traumatic news we can see why their lives might go into a downward spiral.
My greatest passion is to remind people of their innate resilience and guide them to embrace life with all its downs and ups and see the beauty in the moment.
I am a wife to one, mum of five, mother-in-law to two and grandmother to five. I am an author (thanks to my editors), speaker and coach and have arranged and spoken at seminars, webinars and retreats.
I used to shoot rifles, learned to pilot small planes and sometimes want to swing from the chandeliers.
Sue had the great good fortune to discover the work of Sydney Banks in 2005 which led to a year-long facilitator training with Dr Roger Mills and several opportunities to learn from Mr Banks in person. She continued to develop her understanding with many other wonderful three principles practitioners.
Sue’s new quietness of mind, joy and greater ease arrived after years of tiring self-discovery, self-help whilst over-thinking her life and relationships. This had been frustrating and at best only offered limited relief. Learning about the principles behind the ‘human operating system’ revealed that the only thing that had ever stood between Sue and her longed-for life was wonderfully simple – requiring neither study nor analysis. Best of all was naturally rediscovering fun, light heartedness and freedom.
For the past twelve years Sue has shared this understanding widely in diverse settings including teaching and mentoring individuals and groups, hosting home based retreats and introducing the principles in schools to pupils and staff.
Along with her business partner and friend Sheela Masand she launched The Viva Event in 2015.
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