Nina Ishtar

Founder / Consultant

Ever since I can remember, one of my greatest loves was riding bikes.  I would get on a bike and smile, no matter what!  So when I travelled to the Bert Hellinger Institute in the Netherlands to train in System Dynamics in Organisations and then complete a Train the Trainer, I knew I had arrived at a special time and special place. Bikes everywhere, heaven!

My initial career was in recreation, (lots of bikes!) somewhat of a cultural choice, having grown up in the great outdoors of Australia and somewhat of a historical choice. My decedents were some of the very early pioneers in Australia, forging new beginnings and seeking new life. My father surveyed a lot of Western Australia's "undeveloped" land; so the Australian wilderness and a pioneers spirit is alive in me.

 

This  initial  career choice lead to over 30 years’ diverse experience in the Education and Training System in Australia; working within and alongside schools, universities, TAFE Colleges, private training providers and not for profit organisations. My work included personal development programs and adventure camps, student service provision, teaching, research, project management, consultancy and facilitation.  It was in this system my fascination and expertise with organisational and business development grew, particularly during a five year period as a partnership broker and facilitator.

At a significant transition in my life and as we stepped into a new decade, in the year 2000 I also qualified as a Cranio- Sacral therapist and a teacher of Qigong. These distinct and connected parts of my career naturally came together to form my current business, Reflective Systems. That makes it sound easy, believe me, it was not. I journeyed a transformational process to bring my business to life. I still smile when I get on a bike, and I love maintaining ongoing professional development links to the Bert Hellinger Institute and Jan Jacob Global in the Netherlands.