About My Services

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I serve a variety of roles in visionary  organizations committed to transformative social change and development of innovative programs.See a detailed resume of my recent client work.

My Philosophy, Vision, & Background

I've worked on complex online programs with visionaries in Silicon Valley and worldwide thought-leaders as well as small organizations and individuals committed to gently shifting our cultural narratives one soul at a time. Learn more about my philosophy and work in my Vision statement and Background below.

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My Philosophy & Vision

I support clients in developing new program/product designs based on their unique visions of transformative social change. By transformative social change, I mean new ways of being and doing that challenge our default assumptions and limitations, and guide us toward an exciting and interconnected future...what Thich Nhat Hahn and my colleague Charles Eisenstein call a state of "interbeing" in which we are all interconnected, supporting one another to be the best we can collectively be.

I work with organizations and individuals who want to change the world for the better--who are unafraid, even inspired, to break free from status-quo ways of doing things. This is sometimes challenging since we cannot go by our old maps of how to get from point A to point B. But it is exciting work, and my many years pioneering new programs in Silicon Valley prepared me well for it. I love supporting visionaries who work from a place of authenticity...those who challenge the boundaries of what we think we know while also respecting the wisdom and value of our ancestors.


My Background

I completed my M.A. at Virginia Tech, then moved to Silicon Valley where I worked for many years in new product design and launch for internet start-ups. After relocating to Virginia, my home state, I returned to school to study nutrition, health counseling and mindfulness, then established my consulting LLC to combine these two areas of interest. 


Because I see the health and wellbeing of every individual as interwoven with the health and wellbeing of our communities and our world, I studied and completed certification in Transformative Leadership and Social Change through the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia).


I have a particular interest in working with educational programming, as well as  organizations that support families and individuals with special needs. I received a seed grant from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition based on my program design and work with special needs nonprofit organizations in the area. And I continue to further develop that programming within a number of environments and local initiatives, while also maintaining a selective client base for online program development.

Professional Training

Mindful Schools, professional certification

Mindful Educator Essentials & Mindfulness Fundamentals

Transformative Leadership & Social Change, professional certification
Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute)


Jikiden Reiki Certified, Shoden Level 1


Eating Psychology Coach. professional certification,
Institute for the Psychology of Eating


Food as Medicine, professional training,
Center for Mind-Body Medicine


Certification in Nutrition & Health Counseling,  CHC, AADP, professional certification
Institute for Integrative Nutrition; New York City


Associate of Arts, Photography,
Foothill College; Los Altos, CA


Stanford Professional Publishing,
Stanford University; Stanford, CA

Education

Master of Arts, English,
Virginia Tech; Blacksburg, VA


Bachelor of Arts, English and Bachelor of Arts, Spanish,
Emory & Henry College, Emory, VA

My Resume

Current & Recent Client Work

Charles Eisenstein (author, speaker, transition activist)  ~  charleseisenstein.net
Program/Product Management (aka "Entropy Taming")  ~  charleseisenstein.net/courses/

  • Oversee online programs and develop product concept to seamlessly transition live course into self-guided formats providing ongoing access for large, active audiences
  • Work with Charles and team on creative ideas for new online programs and other content 
  • Strategize, organize and roll-out at least two new immersive, eight-week programs per year, serving apx. 1,000 audience members at launch, with ongoing new admissions
  • Provide Facebook oversight, live call moderating, and audience management to facilitate sessions, assignments and social interaction
  • Manage revenue, gift adjustment increases/refunds, usage data-tracking and program stats
  • Collaborate with tech developer to plan future upgrades and releases of product

AltSchool ~ altschool.com
Berthold Academy  ~  bertholdacademy.com
New Program Design & Platform Integration

  • Support Berthold Academy's CEO/Founder and Head of School in visioning and defining core values and educational programs in alignment with AltSchool platform integration
  • Work with AltSchool and educational staff to organize resources and workflow as we develop and launch new programs within the school and new technical platform
  • Define schoolwide Personal Development programming by leveraging AltSchool's Character Lab integration and personalized tools for goal-setting along with integrating Mindful Schools curriculum
  • Co-define meta-structure for staff to use in delivering project-based learning, so that students "learn how to learn, " and develop experiential learning program format across disciplines for all staff to organize and web for program consistency
  • Emphasize programming related to Food and Health, including program design, securing donations from area retailers and overseeing fundraising via FarmRaiser.com to support further development
  • Emphasize programming related to specialized learners, including workflow and analysis of potential new programs to support, such as increased Personal Development goal-setting, Mindful Schools and Unstuck & On Target.
  • Published article for VivaReston January/February 2017 issue: Reinventing Education

Hoppel Design (partnership on projects for Charles Eisenstein)https://hoppel.design/
Content Management System Design & Site Integration ~  charleseisenstein.net/

  • Write requirements for project to integrate three separate websites and user databases into one system now serving over 6,500 users with variable content rights in WordPress
  • Work with technical architect at Hoppel Design to refine, test, migrate legacy content, launch
  • Co-envision scalable interface requirements to serve multiple current and future products
  • Co-define registration process to include user-determined payment flexibility
  • Launch management including Constant Content and Facebook communication as needed to support initial 3,000 persons migrating into new system

Five Stones Wellness Center  ~  http://fivestoneswellness.comHealth Programs & Consulting

  • Consultant/Director, Educational Programs, Five Stones Institute
  • Co-Creator, Circle of Wellness seasonal intensive, with physician Dr. Martha Calihan, Five Stones Institute 
  • Nutrition and Health Counselor, creating individualized nutrition plans and providing direct 1:1 counseling, Integrative Functional Medicine Center
  • Board Member, Five Stones Wellness Center

Viva Tysons magazine,  ~  vivatysons.com
Regular Features Writer focusing on education and wellness. A few sample article titles include:

Down Syndrome Association - Northern Virginia

  • Designed and ran Whole Foods & Healthy Choices program, including hands-on cooking and health instruction to young adults with Down Syndrome and their families
  • Four-week sessions that included group counseling, cooking demos, qi-gong/yoga movement sessions, and field trips to local Whole Foods
  • Secured donations of food, instructional sessions by Whole Foods staff
  • Received Seed Grant Award to NutriCurious for program development, Institute for Integrative Nutrition