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Alex Pittas

By | Magical Moments, Magicians, Magilitator, Schools, Storytelling, Team, Wonder
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Alex Pittas

MagicAl

Magilitator

Alex is the thumping heart of magic at Abracademy. He co-creates courses for schools and adds magic to our corporate work as well as delivering sessions. He is highly empathetic and able to connect with people of all levels across companies. While he’s asking your name, check what might have appeared in or disappeared from your pockets...

Alex's Superpowers

  • Keen observation
  • Creating and teaching magic
  • Connecting with people

Alex has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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If you don't believe in your magic, nobody will.

Alex PitasHead Magician

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Priya Ghai

By | Belief, Client management, Curiosity, Facilitation, Leadership, Learning and development, Learning Design, Magical Moments, Magilitator, Team, Wonder

Priya Ghai

Mind Master

Head of Learning

Priya is a highly experienced and gifted facilitator - a dynamo at shifting group energies to create amazing learning experiences. She holds groups together enabling courageous, playful and powerful environments for personal and professional development.

Background

Priya has traveled the world leading workshops and gathering collective intelligence, pushing the way organisations work. She has designed change programmes for corporate clients including the Ministry of Justice and HSBC, and she has helped start ups and SMEs form strategies to own their markets, moving forward as united organisations. Priya cares deeply for social justice and she’s on a mission to make workplaces more inclusive, creating a sense of belonging for everyone.

Priya's Superpowers

  • Empathy
  • Inclusivity
  • Energy

Priya has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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Katy Jackson

By | Team
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Katy Jackson

Chief of WOW

Co-founder and Head of Design

Katy brings magic to design of the Abracademy products and experiences, working across both the on and offline experiences, and anything else we conjure up.

When she’s not working with Abracademy, she’s in her main role as a Lead Product Designer at the global design agency, Idean. Here, she works on creating new products and services or innovating and transforming existing ones for small start-ups and big businesses.
She has a history of designing for play and fun, including designing playgrounds and helping the world #1 kid’s yoga brand bring their website to life.

Katy's Superpowers

  • Making the complex simple
  • Climbing walls

Katy has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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Jaxx Nelson

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Jaxx Nelson

Dream Catcher

New Business

Jaxx will reveal her magic potion soon...

Jaxx's Superpowers

  • Empathy
  • Challenging ideas 
  • Bringing energy to the room

Jaxx has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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Pedram Parasmand

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Pedram Parasmand

Brewer of Ceremonies

Learning Designer and Facilitator

Pedram has worked in personal and organisational development for 14 years, as an Educator, Learning Designer, Coach and Facilitator. He works with businesses, charities and government bodies both nationally and internationally. Pedram designs and delivers evocative experiences to help people shift their awareness and make more conscious choices about their mindset and behaviour. His aim is to support his clients to experience more fulfilment and purpose in their lives as well as having impact in their endeavours.

Background

Pedram is a co-founder and Director of The Skills Lab, a training and development consultancy. He is a CTI trained Co-Active® Leadership Coach and workshop leader and a CRR trained Organisation and Relationship Systems Coach, having also trained with MIT’s Presencing Institute.

Previous roles include Programme Director of various pilot programmes at Teach First - a UK education charity, Trustee of the youth development charity Spark+Mettle, Governor of a Spa school, and a science teacher at various secondary schools. Pedram has a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College, London (brainy…).

Ped's superpowers

  • Master of methodologies
  • Understanding the unsaid
  • Making up magic words

Ped has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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Thomas Dixon

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Thomas Dixon

Engineer of Magic

Magilitator

Thomas is a Chilean / Canadian, who now calls London mi casa. His background is in Electronic Engineering, but he was always passionate about magic - performing, learning and teaching it as well as the theory of magic. So after ten years of studying magic in three different magic school (unfortunately none of them Hogwarts) and working as an engineer for a while, he decided to come to the UK to become a full-time wizard. Thomas loves to create meaningful connections with people through his magic. He is an avid reader of philosophy, psychology and self-development (at this moments he’s probably reading three books at the same time!).

Thomas' Superpowers

  • Creating illusions
  • Blowing minds
  • Inspiring people

Thomas' has brought magic to these companies

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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A sensitive person gets paid for playing. That's the art of life."

Alan Watts

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Robert de Wilde

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Robert de Wilde

Legal Wizard

Business Manager and Facilitator

Robert is responsible for business development and legal matters within Abracademy.

Originally trained as a Dutch media & technology attorney, Robert transformed himself into a leadership and change consultant. His focus is on culture change and coaching of professionals. For many years he worked as an agent in the Dutch entertainment & media industry, and founded his own talent agency in Amsterdam. He has been a sparring-partner of many professionals, executives, founders and partners of law firms. He is effective in challenging and supporting and understands business teams. He worked with companies such as Fujifilm, PepsiCo, Canon, Ericsson, ABB, XS4ALL, KPN, Accenture, BHP Billiton, Eaton, Lycos Europe, Vodafone and Shell. Robert is a certified coach, facilitator and mediator.

Robert's Superpowers

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Robert has brought magic to these companies

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Alex Mackain

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Alex Mackain

Chief Mind Reader

Magilitator

Alex specialises in mentalism and can hold an audience of 200 totally captive with his tricks of the mind! He is also a trained actor so knows a thing or two about communicating with impact.

Alex's Superpowers

  • Crown control
  • Mind reading
  • Hypnotherapy

Alex has brought magic to these companies

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Jack Kenyon

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Jack Kenyon

Sorcerer’s Apprentice / Magilitator

Jack is studying English at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has a passion for stories and uses this skill to create captivating narratives in his magic performances. He's spent time teaching magic abroad as well as performing regularly in the UK. Jack is especially fond of performing for multi-generational audiences - from seniors in care homes to SEN children. He's a fantastic addition to Abracademy's delivery team ⚡

Jacks Superpowers

  • Working with kids
  • Creating wonderful moments of magic
  • Empathy

Jack has brought magic to these schools

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Billy Menezes

By | Team

In a world of technology we need to become more human.

Rubens FilhoAbracademy's Co-founder
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Billy Menezes

Card Sorcerer

Creative Content Creator

Billy creates magic and creative content for people to enjoy on our social channels. He is a natural community builder. He also enjoys teaching magic: the benefit for anyone learning magic is huge!

Billy's Superpowers

  • time travel
  • flying
  • invisibility

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We’re a skilled and diverse team of magicians, facilitators, learning designers, strategists, communicators, scientists and creatives who love what we do at Abracademy.

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