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Behind The Scenes with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

Take a Look Behind the Curtain with Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Author of Late Love: Mating in Maturity

About Avivah Wittenberg-Cox:

Q. What are your previous occupations?
A. computer programmer, journalist, management consultant, coach  

Q. What was your favorite job?
A. running my own biz

Q. What Highschool and/or College did you attend?
A. North Toronto high school, University of Toronto (Victoria College)

Q. Who is your favorite author?
A. carol shields

Q. Who is your favorite recording artist or song?
A. leonard cohen, Hallelujah

Q. What is your favorite Movie or TV Show?
A. Amour

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Q. What’s your guilty pleasure?
A. very good French Armagnac

Q. Who is your greatest role model?
A. my mother

Q. How do you define success?
A. Professionally: I have been privileged to focus on something I care about deeply. The world will balance and know peace when men and women share power equally. I have worked for a couple of decades at building gender balance: liberating men and their institutional constructs from the damaging straightjacket of traditional masculinity and women from the minimising stereotypes that hold them back, and allow both genders to partner into becoming fully human.  Only then will countries, companies and couples truly thrive. That would be what I call a success.

Personally: Something to do, someone to love and something to hope for.

Q. What is the secret to your success?
A. Never aiming for it. Just doing stuff i always believed in.

Q. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A. 6 months in NYC, 6 months in Paris

Q. What’s your kryptonite?
A. Change. Learning, moving, and exploring. Sometimes from my armchair.

Q. What historical figure do you most relate to?
A. Elizabeth 1st

Q. What is your biggest regret?
A. woudda loved to have a sister…

Q. What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
A. That i no longer believe in ‘top’ or ‘accomplishments’

Q. What is your best advise to people whom look up to you and your success?
A. Be smart, lazy and strategic. Find something you want to chew at for a long time. And then chew, every day. But not all day.

 

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