Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 26.04.2019

Iveta Bales

Class of 2006
OCCUPATION Director, Lawyer, Mediator
Lives Lyneham, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Boronia
Work history
  • Associate Director
  • Founder and Director
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What does life look for you now?

I am so grateful for how my life looks at the moment. I live in Lyneham with my partner (also a Radford Collegian) and 2 young children. I enjoy a slow and intentional life and so work for myself which gives me the flexibility to be with my kids whilst they are young and also prioritise happiness for myself. Happiness for me looks like spending time outside, in the veggie patch, with my kids, good food with friends and family and lots of daydreaming. I've spent a lot of time over the past 6ish years soul searching and feel like I've now finally landed in a place where I know who I am, I love who I am and can play to my strengths and not others. I incorporate a lot of mindfulness into my daily life, taking time to breathe and send loving kindness to others which in turn gives me a lightness that I didn't have before.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

I'm passionate about people discovering themselves .

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

I felt a lot of pressure to achieve academically when I was in high school. I hoped that I would be a high flying corporate business woman who could juggle it all whilst wearing high heels and a suit. Turns out high heels are really uncomfortable and I'm happier in jeans and converse. And I really enjoy being creative, something which I didn't value or respect during high school.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Year 9 camp without a doubt. To watch the year group meld into one big friendship group afterwards was really special.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

Mr Wagstaff my woodwork teacher taught me to have pride in my work, to practice patience and have respect for those around you.

Where are you now?