Viva Press. That's me. My aptronym is real. I sometimes use my middle name, Sarah, in my byline to avoid being mistaken for a media department or news agency. It doesn't always work.
I have worked in the world of content, storytelling and journalism for over 20 years.
Born and raised in Canada, I have been based in Israel since 1998.
I tell stories.
As a journalist, I have had the great fortune of meeting some amazing people during my career. While it may sound like a cliché, everyone has a story. And I love sharing these stories – about others as well as my own – with readers the world over.
As a speaker, I get to tell stories and share my excitement on a variety of issues with new audiences. Thanks to my work as a reporter and editor, I continue to collect stories and use my speaking engagements as a platform to share all sorts of fascinating tidbits with others.
I give talks on the themes of innovation, creativity and failure.
As a content editor and writer, I thrive on reorganizing words. Among my strong suits: writing clear copy, editing, and preparing well-structured content.
As one of Israel's first educational clowns, I had the opportunity to return to school as an adult and get an insider's view of what being a pupil means today -- and what it is like for teachers in the education system. I blog and give talks about my experiences.
As a traveler-at-heart, I love learning about new cultures and getting a taste of other ways of life.
As a mom, I get to enjoy life's adventures with my three amazing children every day.