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Summary

My biggest passion is LIFE. I believe my purpose to inspire others about their life and create awareness about how to dedicate themselves to it. This role has manifested in many ways, whether it has been as an entrepreneur, entertainer, traveler, teacher, educational consultant, Life Coach and parent.

The focal point of this passion has been youth, I have spent twenty one years working with youth in various different fields and spaces. Over the last seven years my focus has been on creating spaces and programs that teach youth leadership, team building, problem solving and an array of important life skills through experiential based learning, using the outdoors, gaming and adventure as the medium to do so.

The world is constantly evolving and in order to adapt we continuously  need to grow.We cannot tell what the world will be like in five years, many jobs available today did not exist Ten years ago. So how do we equip our youth with skill sets for a world we do not know what it will look like?

By engaging our children, giving them wholesome real life experiences, with the right education and guidance our children will experience school and when they leave they will be ready and passionate about their Lives.

As I grow in knowledge and years I always look forward to new ideas and concepts to continue with my passion called LIFE

Work experience

February 2012Present

Senior Program Coordinator and Manager

Company Name: TeenBuilding

Creating experiential educational content for youth development programs, for educators, coordinators and teens. Managing of logistics and budget for programs. Running of educational content and training and facilitation of workshops, training and applications.

Portfolio of Organization Consultancy

* Diller Teen Fellows: Jewish Youth Leadership Program
* Ignite: Youth Educational centre
* Magen Scouts: Jewish Youth Outdoor Scouting
* AmaJuda: Youth Development Gap Year

School consultancy (Refer to Addendum below for information about schools)

* Hirsch Lyons High School
* Torah Academy
* Johannesburg Cheder
* Maharsha Primary

Oct 2014Present

Program Coordinator and Project Manager

Diller Teen Fellows

Organisation Description:


Diller Teen Fellows program is a 15 month immersive leadership program inviting a select group of Jewish 10th and 11th graders from 6 continents and 32 communities to step up, lead their communities, and repair the world.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Content development for:
           - Interview and application workshop and materials.

           - sixteen, four hour workshops

           - three, four day retreats

           - two full day seminars

           - ten day educational tour for teens from a Diller partnership community

           - three week educational tour in Israel

  • Facilitation of above mentioned workshops, retreats and educational programming
  • Logistic management for the above
  • Budget management and grant applications for the yearly programme in the area of $92 000
  • Training of youth councillors
  • Staff management and training (Staff ranging between 2-5 persons)
  • Facilitation of 3-4 international workshop
  • Training and mentoring of new coordinator

October 2017Present

Facilitator, Coordinator and Founder

Ignite Youth Centre


Ignite is an educational youth centre, with a wholesome space created by youth for youth. Teaching skill sets and equipping our teens with tools to succeed and engage in the world around them, whilst offering an internationally recognised grade 12 school living certificate

Description of Responsibilities:

Content and curriculum development
Facilitation of workshops
Research and development of course material and experiential programming
Coaching and mentoring of participants

 

May 2014June 2017

Education Research and Development Consultant

AmaJuda, Warriors academy

Organisation Description:

A vision to create a dynamic Gap year program that would see each and every participant grow in all areas of their lives, equipping young men and women with the skills and life experiences they need to succeed at university, in a career, the workplace and in life.

Description of Responsibilities:

Research and development of program
Research and development of market need for program within a specific niche
Content and development of program
Networking and creating partners for the program
Marketing of program locally and internationally

Feb 2014March 2016

Senior Program Manager and Facilitator

Magen Scouts


Magen Scout is a movement that supports young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society, with a strong focus on the outdoors and survival skills.

Description of Responsibilities:

Content and curriculum development
Facilitation of workshops
Training of Facilitators
Infrastructure setup of program in the community
Logistics for all outdoor camps, hikes and weekly programming
Budget management and fundraising
Management of land rental where scouts is run from
Environmental cleanup and care of rented land
Setup of parent committee
Running of bi annual committee meeting

2007Present

Coach and Mentor for Teens and Families

Interivity

Youth Life coach and Mentor, empowering youth by using experiences and their interests to teach hem self confidence, leadership, self esteem, self presence and an array of life skills.

For Several years my focus was youth with ADHD, ADD and different learning Difficulties. I worked with the youth, parents and schools teaching skill sets, tools and understanding of the different elements of the child and how to have the child succeed in school, home and socially. 

20072013

Founder

ADHDiversity

After working with teenagers in various cities in Israel, Interivity developed ADHDiversity, bringing more awareness about ADHD to both children, parents and schools. This is done using techniques such as private coaching, workshops, seminars, talks and consultations to schools.

ADHDiversity was incorporated into Interivity ( TeenBuilding in 2013 as part of the program and course options)

1. Private Consultations: 

  • Coaching, educating and supporting families and schools.
  • Specifically designing the program to suite the family's needs.
  • Teaching both parents and children educational tools and techniques to cultivate the child's god given abilities, strengths talents.

2. Talks and workshops

  • Understanding you and your child's ADHD
  • C.O.B.I   method 
  • Motivation misunderstood
  • The Parents ADHD handbook
  • Education in 2012
  • Entrepreneurialism and education
  • Life Orientation (several modules)

3. Workshops:

  • Understanding you and your child's ADHD
  • C.O.B.I Method
  • Parents ADHD handbook
  • Life Orientation for teachers, parents, coaches
  • The Future of business and the effects on education.
  • Right Brain Vs. Left Brain
20062010

Owner

Gilad Spitalnik Photography

Always having a passion for photography i apprenticed myself to several of the top Israeli photographers. Using photography i found it a great medium to connecting with people and brought it in to my coaching practice when working with children.

Photography:

  • Life celebrations: Weddings, Bar/Bat mitzvah's.
  • Portraits.
  • Life Coaching tool.
20042006

Mentor, big brother

Interivity

Betar Illit Israel

  • Working with youth that where not part of the community and falling through the "cracks".
  • Setting up a safe place to meet on a daily basis.
  • Using  the medium of music, sports, entertainment, and theatre sports to express themselves.
  • On Calls 24 hours as a support line.

Education

January 2014August 2014

Lean Start up

Ort Jet

From Idea to running business. Working with the lean start up programme to take an idea and work with it over several months to production.

Sep 2014Nov 2014

Entrepreneurism

Seed Engine

Understanding what it takes to be entrepreneur, Marketing, Public Relations, Presentations, Pitching and How to present one self

Jun 2012Mar 2013

Facilitation of FreshBiz

FreshBiz

Coaching in Entrepreneurial thinking and Multi Dimensional thinking. Using the FreshBiz Platform as a tool for soft skills.

Sep 2010Nov 2011

Advanced Coaching

Jerusalem Coaching Institute

Advances life coaching, more in depth look at associative coaching. 

Jan 2007Nov 2007

Neurolinguistic Programming

Paradigm Shift Institute/ Jerusalem Coaching Institute

First level of Neurolinguistic programming. Human repatterining, Language, body language.

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Certification Level 1 introduction to Coaching

Jerusalem Coaching Institute

Introduction to basic techniques of Life Coaching and tools.

May 2002May 2004

Jewish Religious Studies

Or Yakar Yeshivah

Life is always involves growth and challenges. I went to Or Yakar a Hebrew speaking yeshivah with very little Hebrew background. I spent 2 years studying in depth and when i left i was fluent in Hebrew, able to learn Gemarah, Halachah, Chumash in Hebrew. 

20012002

PsychoNuero immunology

Integrity Clinic

Using NLP as an additional aid to healing psychological issues.

19951995

Matriculation

King David High School

Certifications

Sep 2014Nov 2014

Entrepreneurism 

Seed Engine

Understanding what it takes to be entrepreneur, Marketing, Public Relations, Presentations, Pitching and How to present one self

Sep 2010Jul 2011

Certification for Facilitation of FreshBiz

FreshBiz

Coaching in Entrepreneurial thinking and Multi Dimensional thinking. Using the FreshBiz Platform as a tool for soft skills.

May 2010Mar 2011

Certification in Teen/ Youth Life Couching

Jerusalem Coaching Institute/ Dynamic Wellness Centre

Advanced level coaching with specialisation in Teen and Youth Coaching

Jun 2007Aug 2007

Certification Advanced Coaching

Jerusalem Coaching Institute

Advanced level coaching with specialisation in Teen and Youth Coaching

Jan 2007Aug 2007

Certification level 1 NLP practitioner

Paradigm Shift Institute/ Jerusalem Coaching Institute

First level of Neurolinguistic programming. Human repatterining, Language, body language.

Jan 2007Nov 2007

Certification Level 1 introduction to Coaching

Jerusalem Coaching Institute

Introduction to basic techniques of Life Coaching and tools.

2015Present

PADI Open water 1

PADI

Open water 1

Interest

TED Talks

Cutting Edge Education

Children and Teenagers

Photography (wild life)

Hiking

Horse back riding

Cultural diversity

Reading

History

Entertainment

SCUBA Diving

Public Speaking

Magic

Hypnosis

Animals

Life

Portfolio

Different Entrepreneurial based workshops I have been on:

Ort Jet Eureka Business Plan Competition: 2014

The competition ran over a 5 month period, we had to take a business and create a business plan to submit, the plan was a 3 year comprehensive plan outlining the business, market research, gap and need for the business and all the financial projections. My business plan made it into the top 10. We then had 18 hours worth of workshops to learn how to present the program to a pitching panel. we were taught how to pitch, what to pitch, marketing, getting investments, venture capitalism, online exposure etc.
I then had to pitch the product to a board at liberty life.

Seed Engines Think, Be, Do: 2013 and again 2014

16 week course on how to take a current business and grow it to a sustainable business. The course covered, presentations, marketing, social media, expansion etc. the course was practical based, as we learnt a concept we would then need to implement it and then give feedback per session.

Paul Smiths Mini MBA program: 2013

15 week workshop to teach entrepreneurship from Idea to business. The course was run by Ort Jet South Africa. We had to take an idea for a business whether currently running or just in the Idea phase and over the 15 weeks we where taught the skills where by within the 15 weeks we would have a running business.

Portfolio

Informal Educational Workshops and Programmes:

Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator Workshops:

Over the past four years, three times a year Diller Teen Fellows sends the coordinators for educational workshops, some of these are internally run, others are outsourced. The workshops are based either on content, content development, personal development, educational concepts to be run for teens. The workshops are run over a period of seven days.

the institute for experiential Jewish education:
M² develops and provides training and research to advance the field of experiential Jewish education and invest in the growth of its educators.I have down two of their workshops, over the last three years.