Collaborative Consultant in Creativity & Transformation
Hello, I’m Holt Sivak. Victoria is my most recent home having lived previously in Kitchener/Waterloo, Leamington (Ontario), Toronto, St. Catharines and Prague, Czech Republic. I have farmed, worked retail, gone hungry as an actor, taught, counselled, researched and administrated. Formally, I’ve studied theatre (BA), psychology (BA) and Community Psychology (MA). And I’ve worked professionally in sectors of mental health and addictions, housing and homelessness, employment, community corrections, education and prevention of violence against women. I still occasionally climb onto a stage, sometimes to perform; sometimes to present. But mostly, I read, play music (another profession that would lead to weight loss), hike and work on my pitching arm with our Golden Doodle as catcher. I remain passionate about social justice issues in all areas particularly where powerful groups use their position and social status to hold others down rather than help them up. The world is full of good people… but, oh my, are we ever clumsy sometimes.