General, Life Design, Speaking
I LOVED both your sessions at PV2, and am in the process of revisiting them both point-by-point and really working through the various frameworks, guiding questions, etc. that you introduced in those presentations. They have been so, so valuable to me. Thank you!
Education, General, Speaking
Javan Bernakevitch is an engaging presenter, deeply knowledgeable about the whole field of permaculture and ecological design. He helped guide our students through the intricacies of mapping and the exciting and oft-neglected arena of translating their newly-developed skills into career opportunities. He projects great enthusiasm and our students found his participation enriching, inspiring and fun!
Thanks so much,
Deliberate Living Systems
Education, General, Speaking
Javan Bernakevitch began his presentation to a full house promptly at 10:45am. He is a dynamic and energetic speaker. His passion is contagious and he gives a great presentation! His presentation began with a discussion of finding your niche and explaining to us that there is not one true niche. We limit our potential when we try and find just one. “Humans are biodiverse in all ways. Avoid monocropping your life.” It was interesting to hear him talk about perennial polycultures and how that applies to our own personal living systems. Reviewing my notes of each presentation in order to write the article, I can’t help but notice the number of notes and ideas created during Javan’s discussions. He radiates enthusiasm which was conducive to the generation and flow of ideas. It was remarkable.
Javan offers a unique blend of skilled technical instruction and inspirational experiences presented clearly and with humour. He has accumulated a broad spectrum of holistic systems land design expertise, in both theory and practice, which is openly and humbly shared. Javan goes above and beyond expectations to deliver the highest quality learning opportunity for his audience. He is also gifted with the intuitive ability to tap into a group and deliver the messages needed in that particular context. This includes responding to learners’ various levels of knowledge, but also challenging them to rise above their limitations; for example, the underlying and inherent sense of entitlement that those of us in the minority world are often crippled by. I highly recommend Javan as an engaging learning facilitator and motivational speaker in the vital movement to foster new thinking and holistic approaches to land and life design.
Javan Bernakevitch talks about doing, and then shows you how to make things happen. Not later. NOW. His presentation skills are engaging, entertaining, and above all informative. You’ll walk away feeling heat on your butt from the fire he lit under you! If you are seriously interested in going from a PDC to a permaculture business, look no further.