JOANNA BIVENS MED, FRSA, FRSPH
Education expert, Drama specialist, Author, Therapist and Coach
For over 30 years my mission has been to inspire children to believe in themselves and be their best. This has taken me around the world, working with incredible children, parents, educators and organisations.
I set up my first drama school at age 17 and then introduced Drama as a therapy in a residential Special Needs Residential. I headed to Singapore to take the position of Chief Education Specialist for the largest Education Provider in SE Asia, developed Programmes that were sold around the world, and set up my own school to train teachers.
After 13 years overseas, I returned to England to set up a Centre for the County Council to help inspire children and a decade ago set up my company ‘The Children’s Coach.’
I have a passion for learning and am always keen to add new tools and techniques to my Mary Poppins bag of resources! I hold a Masters in Education, am a certified Drama Teacher, Stress Consultant, Life Coach and a Master Practitioner in both Hypnotherapy and NLP.
I'm also an International Drama Examiner for Trinity College London and part of Cambridge University’s Examining Team. I was awarded Fellowships from both the ‘Royal Society of Public Health’ and the ‘Royal Society of Arts’ in recognition of my commitment to improve the creative expression and wellbeing of young people throughout my career.
I am honored to receive the ‘Young People’s Hero Award’ and most recently be named as the ‘International Education Hero of the Year’.
BOOKS AND RESOURCES
I'm passionate about creating books, resources and programmes for children to provide them with creative ways to feel confident about themselves and navigate life to be their best.
I have lots of new resources in the pipeline for parents, teachers and organisations and also create bespoke.