Bianca Pointner

Community Trainer

Bianca was born in Austria/Europe. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Art and Design from the University of applied Sciences Salzburg. She continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, Germany until 2017. She was introduced to Nonviolent Communication and Restorative Practices in 2011 and in 2016 attended a one year intensive training to become a certified Transformational Coach through the US based “Leadership That Works” Program. She has been involved as a Coach and an Artist in Jail Projects in both Germany and India and transitioned into self-employment as a coach serving/empowering individuals around gender inequality, grief and belonging. In 2017, she moved to Rochester and joined the Gandhi Institute in October 2018. Bianca now serves as a community trainer, facilitating restorative conversations and offerings around Conflict Resolution, Grief, Anger and Nonviolence. And feels excited to be part of the Gandhi Institute mission.

Bianca feels passionate about traveling, merging art and nonviolent/restorative/transformative principles as well as exploring the importance of home and belonging within a biracial context.

Blog posts by Bianca Pointner

Sharing a Meal and the Opportunities it Offers

Food. Water. Safety. Rest. Fun. Belonging. Respect. Dignity. Beauty.  How inspired and curious it makes me feel to fantasize about a time and place where all these needs have the …