Dr. Anneli Driessen PhD, PhD, MSW, MEd, MCC
Anneli was raised in a small town in Germany as a Roman Catholic. She loved the sacredness of the rituals and practices and believed whole-heartedly in everything she was taught. Miracles made sense and she believed that priests and nuns were personally called by God to be His servants. Anneli also ‘knew’ that Jesus was the one and only saviour.
However, even though she was convinced that her Faith was the ‘right’ one, she remembers her curiosity about other religions. May be they were not all wrong? May be they got a few things at least right?
Anneli had witnessed much human suffering and remembers wanting to find out why people with great hardships were often much happier than those whom seemed to have it all? There were so many unanswered questions.
Throughout her teenage years she deeply wanted to help the unfortunate and was actively involved as a Christian youth leader. This lead to a degree in social work.
After receiving this degree she worked in a psychiatric hospital, however, this did not seem to bring about the kind of positive changes she had envisioned. She then attended the University of Cologne, Germany, and acquired a Masters’ Degree in Education.
As a young adult Anneli was able to travel to over 30 countries and became personally involved with Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and a variety of additional spiritual movements. She came to the conclusion that an all-loving God would not have any need for exclusivity and would welcome anyone with a sincere heart.
While she was studying Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes and was about to become ordained with the Church of Religious Science, a friend led her to the University of Metaphysics and the University of Sedona, where she engaged in numerous metaphysical studies. For over 20 years Anneli delved deeply into metaphysical subjects, mysticism and scientific discoveries. She also explored the messages that have been given to us by the prophets, as well as those that have been medially transmitted from high-quality channels, such as Edgar Cacey and Medium Manuela who lives in Austria.
Prior to acquiring a PhD in Metaphysical Science and a PhD in Holistic Life Coaching she became a clinical counsellor in private practice and a master certified coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and became an ordained metaphysical minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry (CIMM) and established the International Metaphysical Academy in Victoria BC in 2009.
As a practicing Metaphysician and Transformational Coach Anneli is dedicated to help any individual who is sincerely seeking spiritual guidance. Her overall goal is to help fill the Universe with human Souls that are pure in order to have a Universe that is ruled by peace, freedom and harmony, and governed by love and intelligence.
The Metaphysical Academy, which had its early beginnings in 1995, is Anneli’s unique venue and life-long commitment to accomplish this goal.
Her book Spiritually-Based Leadership is a unique guide to assist individuals in accelerating personal and career performance by integrating divine principals as well as universal ethics rooted within most religious and spiritual traditions.