About the Author
Born in 1959 in Iraq to a Lebanese mother and Assyrian father, moved to Lebanon at the age of 5 after death of her father and at the age of 13 the family’s migration continued to Venezuela with her mother and sister driven by the growing conflict in Lebanon. The impulse of the most recent move to the Island of Cyprus in 2002 was a choice of her heart as she joined her husband Michael de Glanville. Her professional career since 1973 includes twenty years spent mostly in the insurance sector and, since 1993, in the holistic field of therapy, training and consultancy. She is an Author, Holistic Business Consultant, Relationship Coach, Psychotherapist, Image & Colour Consultant, Rebirthing/Breathwork Trainer and Internationally recognised Lecturer in English, Spanish & Arabic. Viola works with heart and soul to create a feeling of “safe haven” for her clients, the years of practice providing her with excellent insight into the many disturbing situations that life can present. Her intuition and an earthy, practical feminine energy, gently help to reveal the root causes of the situation, encouraging the expression of what is often too uncomfortable to be put in to words. During sessions, her knowledge of numerous different techniques enables her to choose the relevant approach for each client. Understanding and supporting her clients in their process is a whole passion for her, as she journeys with them through their difficulties, disposing of the usual hiding places along the way. The art of combining this passion with her professionalism is one of her major strengths. She is founder and Director of Kayana ltd. (Holistic Development), Edward & Associates (Holistic Organisational Consultants), and the Centro Rebirthing de Venezuela. As a Consultant-Psychotherapist, she has designed and developed processes of organisational supervision based on the principles of transpersonal psychology, Taoist philosophy and the principles of sustainable productivity. With these treasures to hand Viola has inspired and facilitated the development of Conscious Leadership and Holistic Success both with individuals and for numerous organisations.