James Kelly, Catia Vasconcelos and Kathy White are the Miracle Choice Management and Educational Team. We are always on the look out for new people to join the team as the game spreads to different countries. Dorota Owen on her travels is a wonderful ambassador for the game. Emma-Jane has joined us as a virtual PA. We have fun together as we follow what the Miracle Choice Game want to do in the world.
James has been dedicated to the spiritual path, A Course in Miracles, since the mid 90s and is fascinated by choice – the choice we have in every moment to choose miracles or fear.
He remembers just how powerful choice is when he recalls staying at a beautiful beach in Brazil called dolphin bay: “Despite swimming with dolphins I felt miserable and later I realised that no matter how beautiful the environment, I still have to choose to be happy!
James has been involved in experiential learning since deciding to live and work at the Findhorn Foundation nearly 20 years ago, an international spiritual community in NE Scotland. After years of intense learning in group environments, James went on to co-facilitate week long workshops for the Foundation. He then went on to present workshops in the UK as a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication as well as for UNIPAZ (University of Peace) in Brazil. James also holds a diploma in Training and Development.
A call to deepen his work with A Course in Miracles combined with his desire to live choice in every moment led James to create a board game called Miracle Choice.
James got the idea of using a board game as a tool, after playing a financial board game that allowed players to make mistakes and learn about investing. The idea of using a game to teach by using real life situations, made James think about using a game to help people experience some of the teachings of A Course in Miracles by bringing their own real life situations into a game.
The game appeals to dedicated students of A Course in Miracles, people who have the book on the shelf but don’t know where to begin the Course, or anyone practising a spiritual path that recognises the importance of inner choice.
James is back living with his family and two cats in NE Scotland. he has recently given up his full time work as a veterinary surgeon to dedicate his energy full time to Miracle Choice.
Cátia is co-director of Miracle Choice, Life Coach and Non-Violent Communication facilitator.
Her purpose in life is to live each day with joy, abundance and expansion. One of her passions is to help other people awaken and live their life fully. Her work has facilitated the transformation of different groups and individuals in the UK and Brazil.
Cátia is Brazilian and lives around the Findhorn Community, in the Northeast of Scotland, with her life and business partner James Kelly, two children, two cats and a few fish. She loves reading an inspiring book and going for long walks by herself on the beach.
Kathy White runs workshops, facilitates groups, trainings and coaches individuals and teams. She works as an international facilitator and has worked for companies and private clients in such diverse places as Kuwait, Poland, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland as well as the UK.
She has an Art Pyschotherapy qualification and is a Certified Facilitator and Coach of The Work of Byron Katie. She has also done trainings in Process Oriented Pyschology, Systemic Constellations, Yoga Teacher Training, Parent Coaching, Toastmasters, Mindfulness, The Transformation Game and in 2013 won an award for the Scottish School of Social Entrepreneurs.
She is married and has two children, she has been living and raising her family in the internationally known Findhorn Foundation Community for over 20 years.