Born in Vancouver B.C. Hazel comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and intuitive creative thinkers. Her great Uncle was Dr. Zacharis Bissky. In the 1920′s, he invented a machine to treat illness by generating electrical currents to specific parts of the brain. Everyone thought he was crazy, a genius ahead of his time. He has been credited with contributing to the creation of the ECG machine. Like her great Uncle, Hazel is an intuitive forward thinker, her mission is to transform the consciousness of the planet one conversation at a time.
She began her personal growth journey at the age of three, with a quest for learning, “is this all there is to life?” and a search for the truth “I must be adopted my real parents would never be this mean!” This attitude was partly fuelled by the post war child psychology movement and popular child rearing methods in the fifties, now called “toxic management” which were motivated by the goal of “raising normal children.” A category she never fit into.
Her time in the class room was notable. Her teachers would write, “day-dreams too much” (creative visualization) and comments like “…could try harder.” Really? These days the teacher would say – shows promise in out of the box thinking (they could never get her in the box); or “follows shinny things and castles with great focus.” She learnt the art of building rapport and networking hanging out at local malls and making new friends.
Her current state of happiness has grown out her work in the personal growth movement. She studied Huna, Buddhism, Reiki and various healing modalities; read countless self help books and attended tons of seminars, workshops, one on one session, followed by hours of self analysis and inner reflection. All fueled initially by a really bad divorce…quote: “he may have been a *beep*…but I picked him.”
She left a fifteen year career in real estate and returned to University, intending to go to law school. Along the way, she discovered restorative justice and the power of forgiveness. She completed a Bachelor of General Studies degree, (BGS), with a minor in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. Then she worked as a private investigator; family mediator; a trainer; and then as the Coordinator for the Grandview Woodlands Community Police Centre.
She left to dedicate herself to caring for her aging mother afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Later, after her mother was placed in a care home, she trained to become a Life Coach. She completed two Certificates at Erickson College International, (ICF approved) in Vancouver, BC.,and then, with tons of life experience and education to draw on, she opened her own Empowerment Training & Life Coaching practice in 2010.