Feb 27, 2024


My guest is Anita Kolni, a 6/2 Sacral Manifesting Generator.

She is the Founder of the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival, an annual celebration of ideas, art, music and actions, showcasing some of the latest innovations, science, state-of-the-art technology and cool ideas for helping the ocean.

Anita successfully staged the first Festival in April 2019 at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach and in a short time, it has grown into Australia’s largest cultural and science celebration for the ocean, attracting 58K visitors over three events with a digital media reach of 12M.

In today’s episode we chatted about:

How to get a project of this size off the ground, including the balancing young children, no budget and the challenges of Covid.

How the gifts of her vocation (7), life’s work (50) and purpose (41) gene keys are all alive in her role at the Ocean Lovers Festival.

Plus, we ended up chatting about our passion for the ocean and sharks!


Episode highlights

  • 02:39 The importance and impact of the Ocean Lovers Festival
  • 03:25 Anita's human design and its influence on her work
  • 05:24 The origin and evolution of the Ocean Lovers Festival
  • 08:27 The future of the Ocean Lovers Festival
  • 09:12 Anita as a Manifesting Generator
  • 09:35 What helped Anita to be successful
  • 10:25 Balancing motherhood and running a festival
  • 17:01 Triumphs of the festival
  • 24:52 Life's work Gene Key 50
  • 30:31 Purpose Gene Key 41
  • 33:19 Advice to those who wanted to do something similar


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More About Anita Kolni

Anita is a passionate, changemaker, communicator and connector. 

The festival showcases successful marine projects restoring the coastal ecology, hero’s ocean innovating entrepreneurs and gives a platform to government initiatives, ocean champions, marine scientists and community groups to inspire and empower audiences to better protect the ocean.

She is fast becoming recognised as global connector in the ocean sector for her innovative approach of bringing inspiration and hope for the ocean, and engaging audiences to accelerate change that positively impacts our world.

Anita championed the Sydney Coast Hope Spot at the inaugural Ocean Lovers Festival with the support of Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Alliance, to recognise Sydney’s cherished coastline on the international stage.


Connect with Ocean Lovers Festival

Website: https://www.oceanloversfestival.com/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oceanloversfestival/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OceanLoversFestival

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/42310638/admin/feed/posts/ 

TikTok: @Volvooceanloversfestival


Image credit: Daniel Kukec 


About Life by YOUR Design

It’s time to change that career, share your gifts and create the ripples that change the course of your life. If you’re seeking more purpose and meaning, then you know it’s time to live Life by YOUR Design. Join Master Hypnotist Michelle Boyde as she discusses subconscious power, heart-fuelled passion, discovering your soul-led purpose, Human Design and interviews people committed to living life by their own design.


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