Organiser, fundraiser & buena onda
Valentina is a dynamic doer and passionate visionary. In 2005 started her journey designing, managing and facilitating international projects for young adults. Since then, she has been researching and developing ways to support and guide people "in transition" to become aware of their talents and potential so as to be able to take part authentically and freely in a world rich of challenges and opportunities. To coach and empower people she loves to use non formal education for mutual and dynamic learning, permaculture to grow social, environmental and economic resilience. Valentina interweaves the great teachings of Starhawk with her eco-feminist nature-based spirituality, Lynx Vilden master in community living, and nurturing appreciation for the Earth as a living organism and Joanna Macy with her innovative approach of ecological awareness, Buddhist thought and postmodern science. She is mother of 2 and since 2017, together with a community of mothers and professionals, she's developing Mother Nature, a set of tools to support motherhood as one of the most profound "transition phases" in life.
After several working experiences in different contexts such as in private and public sectors, since 2014 she's the captain of her own adventure, leading and working for Paradiso Ritrovato the organisation she co-founded.
She lives with her precious family in a lush valley in the south of Tuscany, Italy.
Organiser, fundraiser and facilitator
With Valentina she is co-founder of the Swiss organisation "Les Coccinelles" and since 2010 she organises International youth exchanges and trainings around the topics of reconnection to nature and oneself.
She's allergic to the unjust, capitalist and insane trend of the system since very early in life so by the age of 22 she started living on the edge of society by experiencing eco-villages and eco-communities around Europe. She studied Political Science at University but her authentic vocation which became “work" turns around hijacking normality by peaceful means like creating spaces of living community, horizontal decision making and regeneration.
She is mother of two wonder flowers called Camelia & Magnolia.
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Graphic recorder, visual facilitator and sketchnoter.
She is based in Hungary and works locally as well as internationally to supports organisations and individuals to communicate more effectively, to cope with the challenges of complexity and to increase their impact by exploring the power of visual thinking.
As a graphic recorder she captures the essence and creates a visual summary of events and group processes through real time drawing. As a visual facilitator she supports teams to implement visual tools for collaboration, communication and planning. As a visual coach she supports the development and growth process of teams and individuals. Besides, she offers training and workshops on visual facilitation and sketchnoting.
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Ex-dance teacher & Speechmaker.
Pierre is our bal folk expert ! He grew up going to all the majors festivals like "Gennetines" and "Chateau d'ars" in France. He has seen the genra evolve and change along the years, himself contributing to those transformations as a full time pedagogue. He taught folk dances from the age of 21 until he was 31, all around Europe, in weekly classes, workshops, festivals and private lessons. Along the way, he also fell in love with tango and quickly enjoyed teaching what he's learned from Buenos Aires.
Now he is a "retired" dance teacher, and decided to only teach at our event, Sustainabal ! He is also an excellent film maker!
Facilitator & body practitioner.
Annabelle is passionate about creating spaces for transformation and exploration. She was born and raised in Germany, studied in the Netherlands while living in a wild and experimental community. These days, Annabelle leads a semi-nomadic life in and around Switzerland. She co-hosts and facilitates various events and courses to support a cultural change towards regenerative life on Earth. Her vision is that empowering individuals to manifest their dreams brings about social transformation.