Our goal is to inspire others and spread peace, unity and understanding. Our mission is to create a platform that can identify role models turning them into leaders, then collectively create a world of peace to help the underprivileged around the world. Also connecting, supporting each other and doing the work of generosity to support and raise funds for the less privileged.
Meet the LOANI Global Executives
Viola Edward is a woman who broke free; her story highlights the turbulent experiences of a childhood punctuated by her Father's early death, migration then civil war. Further migration and cultural upheaval limiting her opportunity of growning up in a stable lebanese family enviroment when, as a teenager she was again parachuted, migration style into the vibrant, colourful, yet unfamiliar South American culture of Venezuela.
Finding herself excluded from traditional education she set out on the pathway of alternative education that she remains on today. Through hard work and study in Caracas, Viola added Spanish to her knowledge of Arabic, English and French, completing School and College through night classes. In 1993, with eighteen years experience of working in a corporate enviroment, she renounced her career as a successful marketing manager to follow her dream.
Viola never let go of her childhood fream of being a Psychotherapist. During these years in the corporate world, she took the decision to go into treatment as a patient in Psychoanalysis, which she did for four years, followed by group therapy in Transactional Analysis, plus various courses in Meditation, Breathwork/Rebirthing and Transpersonal Psychotherapy. After her move, she followed up with professional trainings in these methodologies.
Viola was thirty-four years old when she broke free, finding courage, daring to open her heart and pursue her dream beyond habitual bounds. This time round, it was she who made the choice to migrate, riding her creativity into the world of personal development, bridging the space between psychotheraphy and business management.
She founded the 'Centro Rebirthing de Venezuela', a successful holistic breathwork therapy centre, which she ran with her sister Layla. This was followed by the creation of 'Edward & Associates Business Consultancy' through which she carried her knowledge of Transpersonal Psychotherapy back into the business wold of human resources. During this time Viola became increasingly involved in numerous Holistic Business Consulting processes, women's rights issues, giving international lectures and seminars. Her book 'La Conciencia del Exito y el Arte de Ranacer' was published in 1999, translated to English ' Breathing the Rythum of Success', also translated to Turkish.
In 2003, at the age of 44, the whirling spiral of love brought her back to the Eastern Mediterranean where she married and set up a new home, with her husband Michael, in Cyprus. Together they established Kayana, a company focused on personal and organisational development in which she developed her role as relationship coach, holistic psychotherapist and breathworker. She also became a colour and image consultant obtaining a house of colour franchise to enhance her colourful work throughout the Island. Viola continues to be engaged in all these areas in both the personal and corporate sectors.
Viola alternative educational pathway has enabled her to learn from a wide range of acclaimed teachers in the many subjects that interest her. Customising her own process of self-development, she has been able to adapt and improve her acquired skills, creating a truly personalised support framework, specific to her clients' needs, within the enviroment of holistic well-being.
She works in her studio located in Kyrenia on the North shore of the Island, looking down over the rustling olive trees to the sparkling, sapphire blue mediterranean and enjoys taking the time to travel abroad and teach her creation of the Feminine Capital Rhythm.
Dalal Akoury, MD has dedicated her career to identifying and addressing the root cause of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional, Integrative, Sexual, Cellular and Metabolic Medicine. She is a Nationally and Internationally recognised leader in this field. Through her private practice, education efforts, writing, reasearch, advocacy and public work, she strives to improve access to Functional, Regenerative, sexual and Metabolic Medicine and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to stop managing systoms and instead treat the underlying causes of illness, thereby also tackling our chronic-disease epidemic.
Mission Statement: To ensure an appreciation and availability of health and wellness to everyone, at every stage of life, through an understanding of the body's innate healing ability and to ignite the spark of health that all people carry deep inside and to help them rediscover that sparkle of wellness in both a personal and Global way, continuously and synergistically aligning body, mind and spirit.
Dr Akoury is founder and Medical Director of The AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Centre. She is Fellowship trained and certified in Integrative Cancer Therapy, Healthy Aging, Regenerative, Metabolic and Functional Medicine and has more than twenty years of accumulated experience in emergency medicine, pediatrics and a master's degree in public health. Dr Akoury has also served fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and has performed reasearch in lukemia and the effects of smoking at Emory in collaboration with CDC. Over the past several years, Dr Akoury has focused strictly on stress and it's effects on aging.
Dr Akoury has published several cancer papers and has written several articles on the topic of addiction and is a well-known advocate and speaker. Dr Dalal Akoury is a seasoned Media and Community Public Speaker. She is knowledgeable on obesity, fitness and nutrition. Dr Akoury is an expert on women's health. As a women Health speaker she focuses on the specific needs of women and will educate, enrich and empower them on all fronts. She encourages women to take ownership of their health, wellbeing and careers, enabling them with the tools to do this. Her lifetime of experience, along with a unique sensitivity, genuine compassion and a driving passion to inspire health in everyone has prepared 'Dr Dolly' to be the doctor she is today. About developing her dream, AWAREmed, Dr Akoury says 'My Mission is to ignite the spark of health deep within everyone and to allow this sparkle of wellness to shine through everyone's eyes, becoming one with the universe and aligning body, mind and spirit.
Dr Akoury currently writes frequent articles for The Townsend Letters, she is on the Medical Advisory Board at The International Organisation of Integrative Cancer Physicians (IOICP). She is on the Board of Directors of The Best Answer for Cancer.
Krishna has worked with diverse communities for the past 21 years in various roles. Krishna is CEO of Saheli UK and Chairperson for Operational Forum - Domestic Abuse for Violence Against Women & Girls for London Borough og Enfield and Immediate Past Chair of Women's Aid. Team work includes tackling Domestic Abuse, Gangs, Hate Crime Anti-Social behaviour, Trafficking, FGM, Forced Marriages and Emotional well being. Lead for Asian Women in UK and managing Women organisations and empowering women to make informed choices. She is also UK Chair for All Ladies League.
Meet the LOANI Global Team
Alejandra was born in England, to a Spanish mother and a Venezuelan father. She was raised in Venezuela, where she learnt to love the vitality of Latin culture, but educated in England, which taught her to appreciate understated civility. Her childhood sparked a passion for differnet cultures and a curiosity for human nature. Today, Alejandra is a transpersonal psychotherapist.
After having lived in Venezuela, England, Spain and Russia, Alejandra settled in London. She worked for several years as a school counsellor, which allowed her to witness the beauty of the human spirit and the resilience to survive. Yet she orifoundly believes that surviving is not enough. Her desire is to support people to achieve their full potential by discovering their soul's purpose, learning to live in their true essence and embodying their authentic selves.
Alejandra also has a BA in Russian and Economics and loves food, friendships, family and football.
Dr Ashish Paul is the founder of Ashishveda, AshishPaul.com and Ashishveda Fertility Ayurveda clinics based in London, India and Europe.
Ashish's mission is to bring awareness of the holistic benefits of using Ayurveda's ancient natural practices alongside Western Herbal Medicine to cure and prevent chronic illness.
Ashish has a vast knowledge of Ayurveda herbs and their applied clinical uses and uses this knowledge to treat many factors including fertility, hear problems, changes in lifestyle and acute stress which are some of the most common causes of health related issues.
Ashish's unique holistic approach cures the problems from inside out and addresses and remedies all factors naturally and effectively.
This achieves amazing results with noticeable and significant improvements resulting in an enhanced rate of general well-being. By taking into consideration all modern diagnostic evaluations and by intergrating them with Ayurveda's expertise of the individual's constitution and variations, this unique perspective allows her to find a solution to most health issues and for a number of conditions not responding well to conventional medicine.
Ashish also uses meditation. pranayama yoga and her NLP/hypnosis skills to achieve the desired outcome for her patients as well as variations of panchakarma. These therapies work with the natural rhythm of the body, treat the cause of a problem and have less adverse effects reducing the risk of disease and allowing one to live an optimally healthy life.
Ashish Paul is a qualified Ayurveda Physician (BAMS - Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) and a Medical Herbalist
(MSc Herbal Medicine).
Dr Karen Johnson is honorary Deputy Minister UK, WHC Humanity Commission for Safeguarding and Empowering Women and the Author of 'Out of the Corner'.
She is also Global Ambassador for Lift Effect.
Part of her vision is all about raising awarness for victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Her aim is to break the silence of victims of abuse.
Dr Karen's Motto is 'Say NO to any form of abuse,
Never suffer alone in silence'
Her passiona and mission is to continuously support victims/survivors of abuse giving them confidence, self belief, self esteem, self love, self respect, motivation, determination and freedom.
Dr Karen also delivers her own courses voluntarily to change lives for the better and rebuild lives back again after being broken. This is just part of what she does, she does a whole lot more.
She created a FB page called Out Of Corner. Her group is very focused on advise, help and to empower. A place where people can be themselves without bring judgemental.
Dr Karen Johnson has also encouraged people who have been abused to speak up.
I am an Anthropologist, Speaker, Trainer, Professional certified Coach, a globetrotter and a Third Culture Kid (TCK). This unique combination gives me the knowledge and experience to work with my clients on subjects relations to global networking, communication, diversity and organisational culture, as well as at the underlying issues individuals experience when working in a diverse enviroment , when ready to 'go bach home' or preparing to move to a different country.
As a coach-trainer-consultant, I work for a variety of International organisations and multinational companies in the field of project management, organizational change and leadership. Having lived and worked in over 20 different countries in Latin America, Asia and Europe having provided me with an International foundation of life and in my career, gaining a deep cultural awareness and understanding that I apply in my business and beyond.
I have a passion for education on topics such as cultural awareness, generational relationships and diversity issues, as understanding the importance and influence of culture allows to communicate better with employees, customers, providers and general public. Throughout the year I speak at different events for managers, leaders and professional coaches. Below is a list of topics of the most recent presentations:
Heleniq Argyrou (M.A.) is an expert in inspiring and actualising human potential, a clinical psychologist, sound/drum therapist, corporate and group organisational trainer. Born in Africa, she and her ancient wisdom meets neuroscience blend and grew to 12 countries. A meditator and yogi, trained by pioneers; infamous music therapist Dr Benonzon, enneagram father Dr Naranjo, master drummers like Rowan Storm, Zohar Fresco, Mamady Keita, her intellectual property raises consciousness with rhythm, revolutionary paradigms, purple, her U.N and ministries of education endorsed children programs are her favourite things.
After being born to a Mother named Aphrodite, lifes magical beauty pulses through Heleniq as she plays inviting 'When the drummers were Women' wisdom to connect this legacy with rising importance of feminine Godessence. Currently publishing her book 'UP' Ultimate peak performance and 'Aphrodites Child'. Heleniq offers conferences and retreats in beautiful Cyprus, online training for luminaries and families, remains passionate about the 'flow state' and it's intimacy with ecstasy and peak performance.
Khosi is a 20 year old founder of a youth organisation, 'Khosi4Teens' which focuses in supporting teenagers (13-19). The organisation collaborates youth gatherings, activities and workshops with the aim to help with their everyday problems. The organisation also encourages teenagers to strive hard to reach their goals and be better people in the community. Alongside other activities 'Khosi4Teens' aims to help students who have trouble with academics by putting together after-school sessions that serve as tutoring sessions.
Khosi has attended various meetings, training and workshops that help her further understand how a teenage mind works. Khosi has good oral communication skills when dealing with teenagers and those supporting her cause. I find 'Khosi4Teens' to be such a fulfiling cause. At 'Khosi4Teens' we identify troubled teenagers, intercede if necessary and bring in necessary parties to help find a solutions.
Khosi is furthering her studies by obtaining a combined degree in Film, Radio, Television and Psychology. The course will contribute to increasing her skills as a youth advocate.
Kiran Khan is the CEO and the soul of Caren K Inc who started designing in the year of 1999; who has always been passionate about fashion. She studied for her Masters in Business Administration from University of London and she also attended the prestigious fashion school Central Saint Martins, University of London. Kiran is involved in lots of Charity Wrok and she is actively involved in the support of Acid Cictim in NY under the banner of ASC production Inc since 2016.
Also Kiran has worked as consultant for 'House of MB' in London and launched their Middle Eastern Line and Perfume brand. She did exhibitions in Paris, Dubai and Dakra. Later in 2015 she participated in New York Fashion Week in September 2015 in USA. Also she did a fashion show for Awesome TV in New York and founded and conducted her own fashion event in New York titled International Designers Expo, where she brought together Americans of various ethnicity to perform and showcase their work. In New York she also co-founded ASC Productions Inc and is presently working as the exectutive producer where the company promotes fashion, art and culture.
Massiel Alvarez is of Venezuelan origin, uses her lyrics to exalt, to preserve and promote their cultural and artistic roots, through different media, with the aim to inspire and motivate anyone looking in the way of art, a place where reveal her way of perceiving the world and resources to express it. She is the author of Plan C-buyer intelligently, columnist News, Current Women Magazine, Editor/writer Tomas Magazine, Latino Show Magazine, the digital newspaper Long Island Day, Member of the 'Iberoamerican Society' of Poets, Writers and Artists, Latin American Writers Circle and Latin American Intercultural Alliance. Their valuable contributions in preserving the Spanish language and socio-cultural activism within the community, they have earned recognitions, such as Entrepreneur of the Year 2011, Hispanic Pride 2014 Award of Excellence, a prominent poet, USA in Spanish 2015, among others. She completed her higher studies Administration in Management at the Universtiy Fermin Toro, Venezuela. She also completed specialization courses in the areas of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Intelligence, Advertising and Marketing, Writing, Writing and style.
Meeta Joshi has multi-disciplinary qualifications and a track record of more than a decade of experience in multinational corporate sectors in IT and Telecoms project management and Television. Abroad she worked as a Producer, Director, Editor and Script writer for High Educational Television Production in India. After earning a Bachelors in Physics, she finished her post graduation in Electronics (Digital Systems) in Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland.
As an IT and Telecoms Project Leader at Ericsson, UK she managed multimillion pounds projects for blue chip clients such as Vodafone UK Ltd and T-Mobile. Her first passion was Media, her experiences includes working at Educational Multi Media Research Centre where she produced, directed, edited and also assisted on exceptional Higher Educational TV programmes ranging from Aviation, Space Communications, Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Medicine, Fine arts to adventure sports and Ecology. Her programmes are still telecast by countrywide classrooms for University grants commission abroad.
Meeta does honorary and voluntary service for various community and Educational organisations and as an Interfaith Speaker. She also offers honorary consultancy to institutes Globally, with change in life, and health, she pursued her passion for Yoga, meditation and Reiki. Meeta specifies in blending spiritual wisdom in coaching others. As a Volunteer she enriched the culture, interfaith and arts within the local community and the education sector by holding workshops for nearly a decade. Her passion for equality of rights and urge to empower others led to her recieving Ambassador of Peace Award from Women's Forum for World Peace. She offers interfaith honorary service at a local International College and University in the well-being centre and chaplaincy. She is an Executive Coach, an accredited Strengthscope consultant and also offers project consultancy.
Nik Wood is a Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Branding Strategist. She runs her own company Nik Wood - Transform and has a real passion for Design and Intuitive Branding. Nik has been lucky to have some amazing clients who are also excelling in their own areas of work, LOANI being one of them, and she is proud to be able to create designs, do logos and branding, build websites and help businesses to
stand out on line. Nik also does design work for events.
I believe if you Transform your life,
You can Transform your business.
Nik is also Founder of Click4projects a youth organisation that helps young people to express themselves through the Arts, Music and Media. Click4projects specialises in Music Videos. Nik also has 20 years experience of working with challenging behaviours in young people and is also a Best Selling Parenting Author.
Jasmine Soni CEO of Soni Makeovers and Soni World of Fashion is a Multi Award Winner based in London and has worked in all major UK Pageants including Miss Universe Great Britain, Miss London, Miss Caribbean, Miss India, Miss Motors House of Ikons, London Fashion week and many more high profile events and celebrities. She was honoured in Beffta Awards 2017 in top 1000. Soni also recently won Make up Artist of the Year Award 2017 in prestigious FNB Awards, Award by Fabulous Magazine WAW award by Dr Pauline Long and Star Award by Lift effects for the last two years. She is also an inspirational speaker for WEF (Women Economic Forum). Soni also launched her own range of formal men's wear at LOANI this year and her work was featured in Fab UK Magazine.
Thank you to all our Affiliates of LOANI who were a part of our 2017 MultiCultural Charity Ball.