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Dr. Anneli Driessen: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award

Name: Dr. Anneli Driessen

Business Name: International Metaphysical Academy Inc.

Location: Victoria BC , Canada

Establishment (Year): 2009

Category: Education

Profession/ Specialty: Metaphysical Education

Social Media: LinkedIn

Company Detail:

Dr. Anneli Driessen has been a leader in personal and spiritual development for over three decades. As a clinical therapist, business consultant, mentor, and master-certified coach, she has impacted CEOs and C-level executives across North and South America, Asia, and Europe with her expertise. Holding the title of Master Certified Coach (MCC), Dr. Driessen has shared her knowledge in coaching at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Her dual PhDs in Metaphysical Science and Holistic Life Coaching reflect over 35 years of dedication to metaphysical scholarship. She gained recognition as an ordained Metaphysical Minister in 2007.

In 2009, Dr. Driessen established the International Metaphysical Academy in Victoria, BC, Canada ( The Academy serves as a platform where scientists, mystics, philosophers, and spiritual leaders converge to disseminate new metaphysical knowledge and practical tools, aimed at enhancing consciousness and promoting a good, honorable life. It emphasizes critical thinking, personal responsibility, and love.Dr. Driessen developed a comprehensive metaphysical educational program, offering 300 hours of content primarily aimed at leaders from various sectors. This program equips them with tools for positive organizational, shareholder, and community impact.

She is also working on a new module, adding 60 hours of fresh metaphysical education. The program is inclusive of all religious and spiritual orientations.

Her publication, "Spiritually-based Leadership – Seven Keys to Your Spectacular Life" (Third Edition), offers guidance on personal and career growth through divine principles and universal ethics. Dr. Driessen's contributions extend to the bestselling book "The Gift from the Universe through Women that Lead," where she shares her story and vision. She is currently co-authoring "The School of Hard Knocks – Handbook for Success - Written by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs."


Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:

The Academy's unique approach combines cognitive focus with a comprehensive metaphysical study program, applicable to daily life. Evolving over nearly 29 years, the curriculum offers a distinctive and research-intensive "Practical Philosophy."

The educational content transforms lives, with a five-year commitment from students. Testimonials highlight the program's impact on personal and spiritual intelligence, contentment, inner confidence, truth discernment, value recognition, consciousness expansion, knowledge, faith, and commitment to one’s soul's advancement.

The shared vision aims for global unity, respecting diverse spiritual, cultural, and economic paths. It advocates for knowledge, forgiveness, humility, and honor in a society where governments serve people, and everyone contributes to the common good with love, goodwill, and intelligence.

Challenges Faced During the Journey:

A continual challenge is helping people discern between spiritual hype and genuinely valuable teachings, emphasizing the importance of investing in one's soul and spirit.

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

Dr. Driessen advises women entrepreneurs to have a clear vision and mission, persevere, seek education and mentoring from the best in their field, ensure their products and services enhance the world, and maintain faith in themselves and God.




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