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About IICT

We’re an open book here at IICT. Have a read below to get an idea of what makes us tick;
how we got here and the new trails we’re blazing.

Hello and Welcome!

At IICT, everything we do and believe in is about challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking differently about membership and truly serving our members based on what they need over what we assume their needs might be.


IICT is the best fit for therapists who utilise many different modalities without the need of joining associations for each modality practiced. IICT is also the largest modality list in the world (1,300+ and counting), you can be sure that if you practice it, we cover it.

Our Why

What Makes Us Tick

The Team

Our Culture

Values

Story

Location

Goals

Meet the IICT Team!

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Lawrence Taylor Ellyard

IICT FOUNDER & CEO

Lawrence Taylor Ellyard is the CEO and Founder of the IICT with over 25 years experience in the natural health industry. Lawrence has been instrumental in developing the IICT's operations both within the Australia and Internationally. He was formally the Director of The International Institute for Reiki Training and has several years of training and practice as a Transpersonal Therapist. In 2009 Lawrence was awarded a Masters of Transpersonal Studies (IKON Institute).

Since the early 1990's, Lawrence has been an active member and facilitator of several educational organisations and spiritual traditions and has supported their growth with many innovations in natural therapies since this time. He has travelled extensively throughout the world both lecturing and training and draws on his extensive background in natural therapies in the running and future direction of the IICT. Lawrence lives in Byron Bay, NSW with his two boys and his wife Amanda. He is a Minister in the Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society and a 3rd Dan black belt in the Japanese art of Aikido; teaching children in Byron Bay. Lawrence is also the author of 10 books. He has been endorsed by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Jack Canfield to name a few... For more information about Lawrence and his books, visit his website at: www.lawrenceellyard.com
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Andrew Smith

GENERAL MANAGER

Andrew aims to ensure every IICT member’s experience is smooth and exceeds expectations and he is keen to hear any ideas to make IICT even better. Andrew has only lived in the Byron Bay area for a short time having moved up from Sydney. He has over 30 years experience in education and business development.

He started life as a primary teacher on Sydney’s North Shore and progressed to school leadership positions, including Assistant Principal and for a short time, Principal. In 2005 Andrew took a chance and joined an education start-up which, at the time, was developing an idea for an online maths resource which later became Mathletics. The next 10 years was quite a journey. A journey which ended with Mathletics being used by over half the schools in Australia and 3 million students around the world. Andrew led the Australian sales, marketing and customer experience teams and was responsible for expansion into Asia.

He and his wife Sarah have three children and they are all very much loving life away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

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Louise Largier

IICT TEAM LEADER

Louise was born in South Africa where she studied a BSc. in Human Biosciences at the University of Cape Town. She spent most of her free time in nature, enjoying a daily ritual of walking in the forest. After graduating, she desired to deepen her understanding of holistic health and went on to pursue training in Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Yoga

She looks forward to gaining her professional accreditation as a Psychotherapist in the future. Louise's work experience includes working for a Psychology practice, an Ayurvedic company and a natural beauty business where her roles included assisting with psychology workshops, acting as marketing manager and overseeing new product development. She enjoys contributing to the growth of a team and being involved with the creative process of bringing new ideas to life!
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Ilyia Davis

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Ilyia has an extensive background in business with former roles as a General Manager for a fashion label and Operations Manager for a travel company. With a passion for understanding what stops people from adapting to different, psychological, emotional, physical and nutritional challenges in life, she dived into studying alternative therapies. She is now a qualified Kinesiologist, Neuro-Trainer and PYSCH-K facilitator and continues to add to her pool of resources through research and continued professional learning. Ilyia is excited to be working in a community of complementary therapists and training providers.

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Vicki Beven

CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER AND MODALITY SPECIALIST

Vicki has an extensive background in the complementary health field. Her studies include Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, kinesiology, pranic healing and massage and beauty therapy. Vicki’s experience ranges from running her own practice, to working in world-class health retreats.

Originally from WA, she has spent the last six years in the beautiful Byron shire. Vicki is passionate about the health and wellbeing industry and is delighted to be able to assist other complementary health care practitioners in her role as IICT’s receptionist and Customer care manager.
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Sarah Benhaim

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Sarah was born in England and enjoyed a happy childhood in the English countryside. After graduating from the University of Wales with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, she went on to spend the next few years working in corporate London, primarily in Human Resources.

After finally giving in to the urge to travel, she and her then-fiancé (now husband) packed up their things and headed off to spend the next year living, working and travelling around the world, one of the highlights being scuba diving with manta rays in Thailand. One of the other places she visited along the way was Byron Bay, Australia, where she fell in love with the pace of life and the local wildlife – not to mention the friendly locals! When she returned to London she completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and enjoyed working as a Primary School Teacher until she emigrated to Australia in 2009 and became a mum. She has now returned to work after a 2 year break and is now supporting the staff and members of the IICT and continuing to broaden her horizons.
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Grace Hawkins

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER AND CUSTOMER CARE EVANGELIST

Grace has an extensive background in the complementary health field. She is a qualified Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science & Complementary Medicine and has practised as an integrative naturopath for the last 12 years at a number of Australia's leading health retreats & integrative medical centre's. Grace runs her own private practice, as well as health programs and retreats. She has recently joined the IICT team & is excited to support more practitioners to join the complementary therapies industry.

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Richard Patterson

SALES MANAGER AND TRAINING PROVIDER CUSTOMER LIAISON

Richard has an extensive background in sales and marketing with his former role with a company in Melbourne. He is a published author and has had several articles published in prominent publications throughout the world. Following a 12 year stint as an English teacher, Richard has recently joined IICT, heading up research in natural therapies.

Richard is currently working in sales and marketing as well as liaising with IICT’s existing approved training providers. He is a father of two and lives in Byron Bay.
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Julia Gill

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Julia is passionate about natural health, nature and spending time with family and friends.
Having studied science and natural health for the past 6 years she recently completed a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine. Before joining IICT Julia worked for an organic food distribution company and an Australian essential oil brand. Julia is thrilled to be working in a positive environment with like-minded people. In the near future she hopes to study kinesiology and has a deepening interest in various modalities of energy healing.

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Sarah Frare

SOCIAL MEDIA GURU

Sarah Frare is an award-winning strategic marketing specialist with over 20 years business experience from senior product marketing roles and PR. Prior to relocating to Byron Bay in 2006, Sarah worked for leading international entertainment companies and was responsible for driving product marketing programs across multi-million dollar portfolios of leading consumer brands. Sarah brings extensive online marketing experience to the business and champions IICT’s social media communication.

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Jesus Cordero

ART DIRECTOR AND GRAPHICS SPECIALIST

Jesus Cordero was born in Maracaibo - Venezuela. He graduated as Graphic Designer and Art Director in 2001. His designer career (spanning more than 15 years) has provided Jesus with the opportunity of working with several high profile companies and clients around the world.

He join the IICT in 2015 and has been instrumental in designing several projects for IICT, including brand identity; marketing campaigns and social media campaigns. With 'Jesus on our side’ IICT continues to expand its visual and media experience for IICT members throughout the world.
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Trav White

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST AND WEB DEVELOPER

Trav was born in Brisbane and lives and breathes Marketing. Trav has worked with brands like Red Bull, Heineken, Nike, Westfield & 99 Bikes just to name a few. Working closely with IICT, Trav is responsible for not only helping the team get the message out about the good work IICT does but also improve the experience for you... the customers. Trav is data driven and passionate about making things look amazing and function effectively!

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Parbat Pithiya

SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Parbat was born in India and his burning passion is web development. He has an awesome grip on web development and front end design. Parbat had undergone extensive studies in computer science and is an outstanding programmer who is at the cutting edge; constantly learning and mastering complex coding wizardry.

After completing his studies, he joined an IT company as a senior web developer. Constrained in his role, and lacking creative freedom, he sought to further his passion. Parbat took the huge leap of faith and started his own IT business with many struggles and many more ups and downs. True to his path and following his passion, since then he hasn’t looked back and has been working diligently with IICT for over 3 years.
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Coco

(CPO) CHIEF PATS OFFICER

Coco has recently joined the team in the office as Chief Pats Officer. His primary roles include laying around the office and seeking out pats from team members throughout the day. Coco is a rescue greyhound who wasn’t a successful race dog and now lives in Byron Bay, enjoying a lifestyle based on doggie treats and walks on the beach.

Our Purpose

our purpose

Our Core Mission

To elevate your professional credibility and enable your natural therapy practice to thrive through expert business solutions

Our Company Mantra

Cherish our People

Our Vision

To be the world’s largest, most trusted and loved professional body for every natural therapist

Our Values

our 6 values

Our 5 Customer Service Promises

Our 5 Customer Service Promises

Our Team Principles

Our Team Principles

Lawrence

The IICT Story – One Membership to serve them all.

By IICT Founder and CEO,
Lawrence Taylor Ellyard

Many people have asked me over the years how the IICT got started and for the sake of posterity I want to take this opportunity to share with you our humble beginnings; how we got where we are today and where we are headed.

Many people have asked me over the years how the IICT got started and for the sake of posterity I want to take this opportunity to share with you our humble beginnings; how we got where we are today and where we are headed.

Like many things, necessity is the mother of all invention, and so it was with the IICT. In 1996, as some of you may know, I was running the International Institute for Reiki Training. At this time we had several practitioners ready to practice in the marketplace so I was seeking to provide a banner for our Reiki Therapists as well as access to insurance cover. However, I wanted to provide an alternative to the path traditionally offered by Associations.

Being active in the natural health industry through my teaching and speaking engagements, I came across the same complaints from practitioners from all walks of life. Common concerns were high membership fees as well as the need for continued education, which for the most part seemed like adding on courses that were not always seen as useful by the practitioners concerned. Another complaint was the costs associated with travelling to training courses to accumulate points to maintain Association membership.

I decided I wanted to provide my Reiki practitioners with a membership that had all of the benefits, but none of the limitations, that many Association memberships entailed.

Recent Interview with IICT Founder and CEO – Lawrence Taylor Ellyard.

Our Global Family – 27 Countries and Counting

My world -iict

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IICT’s central office is located in one of the world’s most sought after locations and situated at the most easterly point of northern New South Wales.

Byron Bay is famous for its blend of spirituality; yoga, music and surfing lifestyle.

At IICT we employ team members who live in the area and who share our passion for natural health, clean living and environmental sustainability.

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The Team
Member Image

Lawrence Taylor Ellyard

IICT FOUNDER & CEO

Lawrence Taylor Ellyard is the CEO and Founder
of the IICT with over 25 years experience in
the natural health industry. Lawrence has been
instrumental in developing the IICT’s operations
both within the Australia and Internationally. He
was formally the Director of The International
Institute for Reiki Training and has several years
of training and practice as a Transpersonal
Therapist. In 2009 Lawrence was awarded a
Masters of Transpersonal Studies (IKON Institute).

Since the early 1990’s, Lawrence has been an active member and facilitator of several educational organisations and spiritual traditions and has supported their growth with many innovations in natural therapies since this time. He has travelled extensively throughout the world both lecturing and training and draws on his extensive background in natural therapies in the running and future direction of the IICT.

Lawrence lives in Byron Bay, NSW with his two boys and his wife Amanda. He is a Minister in the Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society and a 3rd Dan black belt in the Japanese art of Aikido; teaching children in Byron Bay. Lawrence is also the author of 10 books. He has been endorsed by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Jack Canfield to name a few… For more information about Lawrence and his books, visit his website at: www.lawrenceellyard.com

Read More

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Andrew Smith

GENERAL MANAGER

Andrew aims to ensure every IICT member’s experience is smooth and exceeds expectations and he is keen to hear any ideas to make IICT even better. Andrew has only lived in the Byron Bay area for a short time having moved up from Sydney. He has over 30 years experience in education and business development.

He started life as a primary teacher on Sydney’s North Shore and progressed to school leadership positions, including Assistant Principal and for a short time, Principal. In 2005 Andrew took a chance and joined an education start-up which, at the time, was developing an idea for an online maths resource which later became Mathletics. The next 10 years was quite a journey. A journey which ended with Mathletics being used by over half the schools in Australia and 3 million students around the world. Andrew led the Australian sales, marketing and customer experience teams and was responsible for expansion into Asia.

He and his wife Sarah have three children and they are all very much loving life away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.

Read More

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Louise Largier

IICT TEAM LEADER

Louise was born in South Africa where she
studied a BSc. in Human Biosciences at the
University of Cape Town. She spent most of
her free time in nature, enjoying a daily ritual
of walking in the forest. After graduating, she
desired to deepen her understanding of holistic
health and went on to pursue training in Clinical
Aromatherapy, Ayurveda and Yoga

She looks forward to gaining her professional accreditation as a Psychotherapist in the future. Louise’s work experience includes working for a Psychology practice, an Ayurvedic company and a natural beauty business where her roles included assisting with psychology workshops, acting as marketing manager and overseeing new product development. She enjoys contributing to the growth of a team and being involved with the creative process of bringing new ideas to life!

Read More

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Ilyia Davis

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Ilyia has an extensive background in business with former roles as a General Manager for a fashion label and Operations Manager for a travel company. With a passion for understanding what stops people from adapting to different, psychological, emotional, physical and nutritional challenges in life, she dived into studying alternative therapies. She is now a qualified Kinesiologist, Neuro-Trainer and PYSCH-K facilitator and continues to add to her pool of resources through research and continued professional learning. Ilyia is excited to be working in a community of complementary therapists and training providers.

Member Image

Vicki Beven

CUSTOMER CARE MANAGER AND MODALITY SPECIALIST

Vicki has an extensive background in the
complementary health field. Her studies
include Chinese medicine, Ayurveda,
kinesiology, pranic healing and massage
and beauty therapy. Vicki’s experience
ranges from running her own practice,
to working in world-class health retreats.

Originally from WA, she has spent the last six years in the beautiful Byron shire. Vicki is passionate about the health and wellbeing industry and is delighted to be able to assist other complementary health care practitioners in her role as IICT’s receptionist and Customer care manager.

Read More

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Sarah Benhaim

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Sarah was born in England and enjoyed a happy
childhood in the English countryside. After
graduating from the University of Wales with
a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, she
went on to spend the next few years working in
corporate London, primarily in Human Resources.

After finally giving in to the urge to travel, she and her then-fiancé (now husband) packed up their things and headed off to spend the next year living, working and travelling around the world, one of the highlights being scuba diving with manta rays in Thailand. One of the other places she visited along the way was Byron Bay, Australia, where she fell in love with the pace of life and the local wildlife – not to mention the friendly locals!

When she returned to London she completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and enjoyed working as a Primary School Teacher until she emigrated to Australia in 2009 and became a mum. She has now returned to work after a 2 year break and is now supporting the staff and members of the IICT and continuing to broaden her horizons.

Read More

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Grace Hawkins

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER AND CUSTOMER CARE EVANGELIST

Grace has an extensive background in the complementary health field. She is a qualified Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science & Complementary Medicine and has practised as an integrative naturopath for the last 12 years at a number of Australia’s leading health retreats & integrative medical centre’s. Grace runs her own private practice, as well as health programs and retreats. She has recently joined the IICT team & is excited to support more practitioners to join the complementary therapies industry.

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Richard Patterson

SALES MANAGER AND TRAINING
PROVIDER CUSTOMER LIAISON

Richard has an extensive background in sales and
marketing with his former role with a company
in Melbourne. He is a published author and
has had several articles published in prominent
publications throughout the world. Following a
12 year stint as an English teacher, Richard has
recently joined IICT, heading up research in
natural therapies.

Richard is currently working in sales and marketing as well as liaising with IICT’s existing approved training providers. He is a father of two and lives in Byron Bay.

Read More

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Julia Gill

ADMINISTRATIONS OFFICER

Julia is passionate about natural health, nature and spending time with family and friends.
Having studied science and natural health for the past 6 years she recently completed a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine. Before joining IICT Julia worked for an organic food distribution company and an Australian essential oil brand. Julia is thrilled to be working in a positive environment with like-minded people. In the near future she hopes to study kinesiology and has a deepening interest in various modalities of energy healing.

Member Image

Sarah Frare

SOCIAL MEDIA GURU

Sarah Frare is an award-winning strategic
marketing specialist with over 20 years business
experience from senior product marketing
roles and PR. Prior to relocating to Byron Bay
in 2006, Sarah worked for leading international
entertainment companies and was responsible
for driving product marketing programs across
multi-million dollar portfolios of leading consumer
brands. Sarah brings extensive online marketing
experience to the business and champions IICT’s
social media communication.

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Jesus Cordero

ART DIRECTOR AND GRAPHICS
SPECIALIST

Jesus Cordero was born in Maracaibo –
Venezuela. He graduated as Graphic Designer
and Art Director in 2001. His designer career
(spanning more than 15 years) has provided Jesus
with the opportunity of working with several high
profile companies and clients around the world.

He join the IICT in 2015 and has been instrumental in designing several projects for IICT, including brand identity; marketing campaigns and social media campaigns. With ‘Jesus on our side’ IICT continues to expand its visual and media experience for IICT members throughout the world.

Read More

Member Image

Trav White

DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIST AND WEB DEVELOPER

Trav was born in Brisbane and lives and breathes
Marketing. Trav has worked with brands like Red Bull,
Heineken, Nike, Westfield & 99 Bikes just to name
a few. Working closely with IICT, Trav is responsible
for not only helping the team get the message out
about the good work IICT does but also improve
the experience for you… the customers. Trav is data driven and passionate about making things look
amazing and function effectively!

Member Image

Parbat Pithiya

SENIOR WEB DEVELOPER

Parbat was born in India and his burning passion
is web development. He has an awesome grip on
web development and front end design. Parbat
had undergone extensive studies in computer
science and is an outstanding programmer who
is at the cutting edge; constantly learning and
mastering complex coding wizardry.

After completing his studies, he joined an IT company as a senior web developer. Constrained in his role, and lacking creative freedom, he sought to further his passion. Parbat took the huge leap of faith and started his own IT business with many struggles and many more ups and downs. True to his path and following his passion, since then he hasn’t looked back and has been working diligently with IICT for over 3 years.

Read More

Member Image

Coco

(CPO) CHIEF PATS OFFICER

Coco has recently joined the team in the office as
Chief Pats Officer. His primary roles include laying
around the office and seeking out pats from team
members throughout the day. Coco is a rescue
greyhound who wasn’t a successful race dog and
now lives in Byron Bay, enjoying a lifestyle based
on doggie treats and walks on the beach.

Values

Our Values

our 6 values

Our 5 Customer Service Promises

Our 5 Customer Service Promises

Our Team Principles

Our 5 Customer Service Promises

Story
Lawrence

The IICT Story – One Membership to serve them all.

By IICT Founder and CEO,
Lawrence Taylor Ellyard

Many people have asked me over the years how the IICT got started and for the sake of posterity I want to take this opportunity to share with you our humble beginnings; how we got where we are today and where we are headed.

Many people have asked me over the years how the IICT got started and for the sake of posterity I want to take this opportunity to share with you our humble beginnings; how we got where we are today and where we are headed.

Like many things, necessity is the mother of all invention, and so it was with the IICT. In 1996, as some of you may know, I was running the International Institute for Reiki Training. At this time we had several practitioners ready to practice in the marketplace so I was seeking to provide a banner for our Reiki Therapists as well as access to insurance cover. However, I wanted to provide an alternative to the path traditionally offered by Associations.

Being active in the natural health industry through my teaching and speaking engagements, I came across the same complaints from practitioners from all walks of life. Common concerns were high membership fees as well as the need for continued education, which for the most part seemed like adding on courses that were not always seen as useful by the practitioners concerned. Another complaint was the costs associated with travelling to training courses to accumulate points to maintain Association membership.

I decided I wanted to provide my Reiki practitioners with a membership that had all of the benefits, but none of the limitations, that many Association memberships entailed.

Recent Interview with IICT Founder and CEO – Lawrence Taylor Ellyard.

 

Location

Our Global Family – 27 Countries and Counting

My world -iict

 

iict byron

 

IICT’s central office is located in one of the world’s most sought after locations and situated at the most easterly point of northern New South Wales.

Byron Bay is famous for its blend of spirituality; yoga, music and surfing lifestyle.

At IICT we employ team members who live in the area and who share our passion for natural health, clean living and environmental sustainability.

iict byron 1

 

iict byron 2

Goals

Our Purpose

our purpose

Our Core Mission

To elevate your professional credibility and enable your natural therapy practice to thrive through expert business solutions

Our Company Mantra

Cherish our People

Our Vision

To be the world’s largest, most trusted and loved professional body for every natural therapist

*The 'Every Therapist Covered' Guarantee is available within 120 days of purchasing a IICT membership for newly approved members with qualifications that meet our minimum training qualification requirements and match our current list of approved modalities with IICT's recommended insurance brokers. * Insurance policies advertised are available through our recommended insurance brokers Aon Risk Australia and is additional to membership fees advertised. Student Membership is $39pa + GST for a total price of $42.90; Full Membership is $179pa + GST for a total price of $196.90; Executive Membership is $199pa + GST for a total price of $218.90. All prices listed on this website are effective from January 1st 2018. Membership plans purchased and set duration prior to this date, are subject to the pricing set at the time of purchase. Membership plans purchased and set duration prior to this date, are subject to the pricing set at the time of purchase. All discount coupons are valid for ‘one time use’ and cannot be redeemed for subsequent membership renewals or when re-joining IICT after a membership plan has expired. Only ATPs are eligible to use logos on training certificates.