It’s not about making your game better, it’s about making peace with where you are.
Dr Cobi Calyx has a PhD in science communication as well as qualifications in education, health promotion and yoga teaching.
Her interest in accessible and trauma-informed yoga shaped her move into chess mentoring, focused on wellbeing rather than competition. She has completed Psychological First Aid training through both the Australian Red Cross and World Health Organisation.
Cobi’s diverse experiences range from sharing life and parenting with her autistic partner to working at CERN for the United Nations in Geneva. She enjoys refreshing her Bislama, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Thai language skills and is learning Kaurna, in respect for Kaurna people, on whose land she and her family live.
Cobi learnt to play chess with her father, who was a prominent member of MENSA in South Australia, as well as with peers in a public primary school gifted and talented program. Her lived experiences with gifted education and academic successes as well as failures inform her neurodiversity-affirming approach.
Cobi offers chess mentoring via Zoom and Lichess, or in person in southern Adelaide. If you’ve booked before, you can do so again via calendly. If you’re enquiring for the first time, please use the form below.