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Elan Divon Bio
Elan Divon is an author, educator, and founder of Divon Academy: an organization that prepares students and professionals for success in an age of disruption by teaching skills essential to personal growth, success, and wellbeing.
Following a brush with death while a soldier in the Israeli army, Elan left home and later quit a lucrative job in Manhattan to immerse himself in the study of ancient wisdom traditions and belief systems. He studied archaeology and comparative religion at McGill, Brandeis, and Harvard Universities, and went on to apply his knowledge to the education and non-profit sectors.
Since then, Elan has delivered countless personal and professional development workshops to audiences around the world. He has worked with embattled Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, the homeless, CEO’s, business leaders, educators and students, bringing practical wisdom to the business, educational, and social challenges of our day.
Non-Profit Sector Experience:
During his tenure as Vice President of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, Elan co-founded The Einstein Legacy Project to inspire the next generation of creative minds on the planet. The project was featured on NASDAQ and partnered with the European Space Agency to find and support young innovators in underserved communities in Africa. During this time, Elan also co-created Genius 100 Visions: the world’s first 3D printed book featuring essays from 100 leading minds and luminaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Frank Gehry, Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, the late President Shimon Peres, and Nobel Prize winners.
Writing and publications:
Elan blogs for the Huffington Post, The Hearty Soul, and previously, Beliefnet. His first book, Reaching Beyond the Religious maps seven universal wisdom teachings onto the complexities of modern life. His forthcoming book, ‘The Initiation,’ draws upon the life stories and teachings of the world’s religious founders to explore the process through which people find their callings and develop the tools and character to make them a reality.