Making The Journey Easier For Complementary Therapists

Author | Advocate | Keynote Speaker


About Lawrence

Lawrence Ellyard is an author of nine books; is the CEO of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) and founder of the International Institute for Reiki Training.

With over 25 years of experience in the natural health industry, Lawrence has been instrumental in developing the IICT’s operations within Australia and internationally. He was formally the Director of The International Institute for Reiki Training and has several years of training and practice as a Transpersonal Therapist. In 2009, Lawrence was awarded a Masters of Transpersonal Studies (IKON Institute).

Since the early 1990s, Lawrence has been an active member and facilitator of several educational organisations and spiritual traditions and has supported their growth with many innovations in natural therapies since this time. He has travelled extensively throughout the world lecturing and training, and draws on his extensive background in natural therapies in his role as Founder and Director of the IICT.

Lawrence lives in Byron Bay, NSW with his two sons and daughter. He is a Minister in the Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society and a 3rd Dan black belt in the Japanese art of Aikido.

The author of 9 books, Lawrence has been endorsed by H.H. 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Masaru Emoto and Jack Canfield (to name a few).

Media & Speaking Bio

Complementary therapist expert, speaker, author and CEO Lawrence Ellyard has made it his mission to elevate others. Doing so has seen him impact the lives of thousands of natural therapy practitioners and given IICT international recognition.

As well as holding a Masters of Transpersonal Studies (IKON Institute) and being a Minister in the Spirit of the Earth Medicine Society, Lawrence is Founder of IICT (the International Institute of Complementary Therapies). This unique organisation empowers natural therapy practitioners around the globe by providing certifications, cost-effective insurance and guidance as they develop a thriving, fulfilling complementary therapies business.

Elevating Others

Lawrence and his team contribute to the lives of therapists throughout the world by cultivating credibility, trust and belonging.


  • Teamwork: Working powerfully together through authenticity.
  • Contribution: Delivering value to the lives of people.
  • Fun: Experiencing work as play.
  • Accountability: Transparency creates extraordinary results.


To recognise, ignite and inspire every therapist throughout the world.

Core Mission

To elevate professional credibility and enable natural therapy practices to thrive through expert business solutions.