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As a certified personal trainer and mindfulness, somatic life coach, I bring awareness into how one moves through life. Through bringing our awareness back into our well-being with movement and self-reflection, we learn how we are currently using our bodies and how that is impacting our overall well-being, our life and relationships. The relationship of mind, body and spirit is our primary relationship from which all other relationships flow. Learning to truly care for ourselves, guided by mindfulness and deep listening to our bodies, empowers us to live fully from our own center in deep relationship with life.I have always been in awe of the human body. I have a B.A. in Biology and have been personal training for 6 years. I have always used mindfulness to bring awareness into the body as one moves. I found I also needed tools and understanding to better address emotions and thoughts as they connect to movement and self-care. Becoming a certified life coach supplied those tools. I use breathing techniques, body scans, visualizations and various forms of movement to identify and understand how my clients currently move through life physically, mentally and emotionally. We create a body map that serves as a guide to get them moving more intentionally and freely. I work with many people who experience chronic pain or have had past injuries or medical conditions that impact their movement and emotional/mental state. These are all addressed with mindfulness and brought into the whole of how one moves through life.
Paula Castillo is a skilled career and life transition coach based in Washington DC and Bogotá, Colombia. With a holistic coaching approach that combines somatics, mindfulness, and strengths-based coaching, Paula guides individuals on a transformative journey to rediscover their true selves and find clarity and purpose. With accreditation from ICF (International Coaching Federation) and Gallup, Paula’s coaching style encompasses a multicultural perspective and draws upon her 15 years of corporate experience and as a Harvard graduate.After experiencing deep burnout in the corporate world, Paula made the courageous decision to embark on a personal journey of self-exploration. Now, she is dedicated to providing a warm and brave space for her clients to redefine their horizons and make self-aligned choices. Through her coaching packages, Paula helps individuals in career shifts, life transitions, and transformative leadership coaching. Her coaching approach has received raving testimonials, with clients praising her expert listening skills, powerful questioning, and genuine compassion. As a Gallup-certified global strengths coach, an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a registered yoga teacher, Paula brings a unique blend of expertise to her coaching practice. If you are seeking a deeper sense of purpose, fulfillment, and joy in your career and life, Paula is ready to support you. Request to book a free consultation today to learn more about how Paula can assist you in your journey of self-discovery and purposeful career development.
Coaching helps clients cut through the whirling chaos of life to find clarity and action. The best coaching recognizes the client as creative, resourceful, and whole.The coach brings an open-minded, compassionate, and empathetic mind a presence that is alive to each word and every nuance broad knowledge of best practices in the service of the client Coaching means being there for my clients, no matter what. I listen to my clients with unconditional positive regard, whole-heartedness, and deep attention, holding the space for them to bring their wisdom to bear. I’ve been a practicing coach for over two decades, working at York School, a coed independent high school in Monterey, California. In that time, I’ve partnered with adolescents on everything from the challenging (like resolving a dispute with a friend, managing a healthy breakup, or choosing the right college) to the overwhelming (like grieving a death, recovering from an assault, or coordinating the steps of transitioning)…and many shades of experience in between. At the same time, I’ve worked with parents on a similar range of experiences. As a parent myself, I know the value of being able to check in with someone who is knowledgeable, trained, and well-versed in the art of raising an adolescent, and who can understand the needs and feelings of parents while at the same time understanding and empathizing with the needs and feelings of teens. Since going into private practice, I’ve committed hundreds of hours to coaching adults on many topics, including making a career change, caring for their aging parents, strengthening their intimate relationships, developing their creativity, and so much more. Over the years, I’ve taken extensive coursework in psychology, and I’ve completed the comprehensive training needed to become a certified professional coach through the International Coaching Federation, the gold standard in coaching certification. These inspiring classes have not only added to my knowledge and expertise but reinforced my belief that my clients are creative, resourceful, and whole. Before I became a coach, I was a professional actor. My training in this profession enables me to quickly engage with others in an authentic and heart-connected way. My experiences in accessing and expressing emotion, and in analyzing and evoking characters give me a unique ability to see situations from others’ perspectives while maintaining objectivity and clarity. I am comfortable with others’ emotions. As director of theatre at a high school for gifted adolescents, I worked with hundreds of teenagers, helping them to see the world and other humans from different perspectives; to get in touch with, name, and manage their own emotions; and to identify the values they were proud of and wanted to live by. My current private practice is the true realization of my vision: to be a partner in supporting my clients in developing a sense of agency, capability, and autonomy; building life skills, including resilience, self-compassion, and self-advocacy; and finding purpose and meaning in their lives so they may become their authentic best selves. It’s as though all of my experiences were leading me to this calling. The truth is, I am passionate about being an advocate for my clients; I want to be there for them in their dark hours. I engage my clients with these values in mind: forward motion authenticity unconditional positive regard serious playfulness
Dr. Kristin Moody is an empathy scholar and researcher, educator, and coach. After a 20+ year career in public high schools as a teacher, conflict resolution specialist, and administrator, she started a consulting firm to support non-profits and education entities to use emotional intelligence to improve their organizational cultures and outcomes. She went on to receive a doctorate (USC) in organizational leadership with her study on the science of empathy, which led her to continuing study in Positive Psychology (UPenn), the Neuroscience of Learning (Annenberg), and finally coaching (Mindfulness Coaching School). Kristin now uses learning science and empathy training to empower individuals and organizations to build emotional intelligence and create stronger cultures, clearer visions, and better outcomes.
Kristin teaches Empathetic Leadership, Intro to Social Justice Leadership, and Educational Psychology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and Intro to Empathy and Bias at the University of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Her coaching specialties includes partnership for individuals building new life or work practices, coaching for new leaders/developing and implementing leadership visions, and support exploring diversity in the workplace and community.
Kristin is an amateur boxer, music lover, mom to 2 kids and 2 rescue dogs, and avid reader.
My purpose is to help others realize the exquisite force of their true Nature, just as the waves crashing on the North Shore of Lake Superior reveal power, beauty, and profound interconnection.
After a 20-year career in mission-driven organizations, I realized my inner life and external life were significantly out of alignment. This led to a period of challenging and transformative life reinvention. I was required to navigate profound uncertainty and discomfort while taking risks in service to my life purpose. I became passionate about transforming self-limiting patterns. I learned to return to myself.
These experiences and my training at MCS have given me a compassionate, direct, and insightful coaching approach. I believe all people have the innate capacity to be calm, clear, creative and courageous, even in the most challenging of circumstances. I help you access these traits through practical, in-the-moment mindfulness techniques. Meanwhile, I support you as you discern key choices and take steps to create a life you genuinely love, both personally and professionally.
Coaching style: My coaching style is filled with deep listening, powerful questions, a love of metaphor, and warm humor. I help you listen to your heart, tap your intuition, and connect with the somatic intelligence of your body. I am action-oriented: success is when you take forward steps that previously seemed unclear or out of reach.
Odd but true: I worked for Warren Buffett’s daughter for seven years, supporting the wellbeing and effectiveness of community and organizational leaders as a coach, facilitator, and program Director.
I am most grateful for my three teenager daughters, my ability to directly connect with open, clear, spacious awareness, and the opportunity to create a life I genuinely love.
I am the author of Mindfulness Activities for Adults: 50 Simple Exercises to Relax, Stay Present and Find Peace.
Yael is a graduate of Mindfulness Coaching School, and a former psychiatrist with a doctorate in theology, and over a decade of experience in higher education. These experiences provide her with a wide variety of knowledge, tools, and spiritual practices to help students and clients alike connect to their own deep wisdom and sense of purpose.
Through all each these career and academic transitions, she has been inspired by a vision of helping people awaken to the divine spark within themselves. It was finally when she took her first course at Mindfulness Coaching School that she felt she had “come home” professionally, recognizing her calling as a mindfulness-based coach.
Yael is passionate about cultivating the highest potential in each student who crosses her path, no matter the subject matter she is teaching. She feels intensely grateful to teach students at Mindfulness Coaching School, with its mission to help others adapt, integrate, and flourish in a world that is reinventing itself on a daily basis. This sort of inspired world-building is a project near and dear to her heart.
Yael now works exclusively as a mindfulness-based coach at her own private coaching practice, Bechira Coaching, where she helps people improve their relationships with their careers, their inner selves, and their romantic partners.
“It’s never too late to be who you might have been.”
Ann-Marie lives and breathes her quote. As a result, she leads a rich and colorful life pursuing her interests and passions in her coaching practice and as Founder and Director of the Mindfulness Coaching School in Santa Fe, New Mexico
In the mid-seventies Ann-Marie traveled nationally with Ken Keyes facilitating consciousness growth workshops called “The Science of Happiness” based on his book Handbook to Higher Consciousness. When not traveling, she lived as a resident trainer in Ken’s educational communities of Berkeley, California and St. Mary, Kentucky. It was at this time that Ann-Marie mindfully began her journey of contributing to the lives of others and to the planet.
Taking a sabbatical from “the real world” in the early 1980’s, Ann-Marie retreated alone to India. There she lived and studied various philosophies and religions – particularly Buddhism, a tradition she has been intimately involved with ever since.
As an international coach and teacher, psychotherapist and Buddhist Chaplain, she is known for her 12-Step Wisdom, Jungian flavor, and Buddhist perspectives. While coaching, Ann-Marie utilizes Positive Psychology and Contemplative NeuroScience applications, cognitive modalities such as EMDR (for peak performance), Nonviolent Communication (for needs assessment and communication), as well as art, humor, nature, and her client’s creative transformative juices.
Ann-Marie is the Founder and Director of Mindfulness Coaching School. She coaches, students, and clinicians worldwide through webinars and individual sessions.