I am a coach, trainer, and creator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. My mission is to unleash the wisdom and resources within Community.
My vision is to re-imagine what is possible for Community by focusing not on power but on Love as the motivation for fulfilling our needs and living our best lives.
I believe that the future of community sits at the intersection of the digital and the sacred:
Modern technology has fundamentally altered how we relate to each other as human beings;
And yet, the world’s wisdom traditions have more to teach us than ever about how we connect to ourselves, our communities, and the world.
What I Do
My workshops / learning experiences, digital toolkits and thought pieces provide innovators and visionaries with the practices, tools, and frameworks they need to tap into the inherent wisdom and resources in their teams, organizations and communities.
I draw upon over two decades of work in cross-cultural dialogue, strategic visioning, process coaching, resource-building, and exploration of the world’s wisdom traditions. My experiences include:
PIloting embodied learning experiences that help global citizens to bear witness to the traumas experienced by people in different warzones;
Developing a conflict prevention protocol field-tested by the United Nations in West Africa and the Transcaucasus region;
Using art to engage thousands of youth about social justice issues;
Developing curricula for youth on world mystical traditions, like the Jewish Kabbalah;
Leading two $2 million organizations from startup to growth stages before I turned 40;
Getting published in the Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha;
Convening four live national broadcast events that created new visions for tech diversity and inclusion for digitally-disenfranchised communities in Detroit, MI, Oakland, CA, Jackson, MS, and The Bronx, NY;
Helping to develop organizational culture design processes for social justice organizations; and
Training as a priest in the traditional African tradition of Ifa.
- Ile Ori Ogbe Egun - Priestly Training (ongoing)
- IDEO - Designing for Change (in progress)
- IDEO - Designing a Business (in progress)
- Holden Qigong - Teacher Certification (in progress)
- Dr. Rick Hanson - Professional Course in Positive Neuroplasticity (in progress)
- EdX - Science of Happiness at Work (upcoming)
- Imperative - Certified Purpose Coaching Program
- Crystal Reading Certification with Doreen Virtue and Judith Lukomski
- Sacred Flower Healing Institute - Usui Lineage Master Reiki Certification
- Harvard University Kennedy School - Course in Exponential Fundraising
- Institute for the Future - Foresight Practitioners Training
- Stanford University - Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders
- IDEO - Intro to Design Thinking
- CompassPoint - Nonprofit Management Institute for Senior Level Nonprofit Managers and Director
- New York State - Meditation Training
- International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution
- Caux Institute for Peace & Conflict Transformation