Pierre Pradervand was born and grew up in London and Geneva. He studied at the universities of Geneva, Berne, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bearer of a doctorate in sociology from La Sorbonne University, Pierre worked for decades in personal development and social justice fields.
His impressive career includes assignments in 40 countries on five continents as a researcher, coordinator of development programs, journalist, and international adviser. A sought-after speaker by French and English-speaking audiences, Pierre now lives in Switzerland where he writes, gives workshops on personal development and how to include spirituality in everyday life, all of them bearing the "living in a different way” energy. Pierre is also a professional celebrant.
For over 20 years he has been accompanying an amazing Afro-American death row inmate from Texas who has become a spiritual model for hundreds around the world (see his book on Roger W. McGowen, Messages of Life from Death Row). He also volunteers with a remarkable Geneva-based international NGO, the Women’s World Summit Foundation which is active in the field of decreasing violence against women and children.
Pierre has written 16 books, the most acclaimed of which are:
The Gentle Art of Blessing
365 Blessings to Heal Myself and the World
Messages of Life from Death Row
Listening to Africa
They can be purchased through his websites: