|Dr. Raymond Ferrier, DPT,M.Soc.,CEAS
During his two decade long career in healthcare in Europe and the US, Dr. Raymond Ferrier has developed a deep appreciation for the transformative power of a generative conversation when combined with the earnest desire of an individual or group to achieve highly valued goals. In his work as a holistic practitioner of physical therapy, mind-body healing, coaching and ergonomics, he has found that uncovering and developing the client’s unique constellation of values, strengths and motivators is the most powerful way to surmount any obstacles standing in the way of goal achievement. He has made it his mission to do just that: to help his clients contribute their unique gifts to the world by building on their strengths and value system in their quest for personal goal achievement. In this process of uncovering lessons learned, examining limiting beliefs, drawing on and trusting inner wisdom, one learns to integrate ones biographical data, while simultaneously changing the way we see the world and ourselves. This allows us to experience a wider range of possibilities and personal power.
|Anne Karuna Ferrier, M.Psy.,ACC, NCC
Anne Ferrier has worked in the field of human change and development for 20 years, as a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Netherlands and Spain and as a certified Executive Coach and workshop facilitator in the U.S. Anne spent her childhood in Surinam, a former Dutch colony in South America, where people from all over the world live harmoniously together. This formative experience became the inspiration for her quest to identify what we as humans need to build the capacity for deeply hearing and seeing each other's cultural perspectives, to create space for trust and effective and meaningful communication. Anne's approach focuses on the concept of the “Observer,” on how our cultural assumptions open or limit our interactions with others. To demonstrate this concept, using Art as the medium, she designed and produced a documentary “The Observer and The Observed,” a community project about diversity and stigma around families with children with mental health challenges. The documentary received great acclaim and was chosen to be part of two international 2011 film festivals: the Sarasota Film festival and the Movieville festival. She also designs and facilitates World Café’s around a variety of issues, with the goal of building a diverse community where different points of view can be heard, respected and celebrated and where participants can discover and share their strengths. At the World Café, spontaneous art, live music, food and drink create a container for intimate and generative conversation.Anne is inspired by the question “How can we as humans increase our compassion for ourselves and others, and thereby embrace the unity in diversity?"