Education & Training

I love learning, and I love teaching.  I often get asked if I’m a teacher.  I also whole-heartedly believe in the adage, “We teach most what we need to learn.”  Perhaps that is why I love helping others learn; because I enjoy learning so much.

I am fortunate in having received a Catholic education for every year except kindergarten; with my upper levels being educated by the Jesuits, the academicians of the Catholic church.  What I most appreciate about the Jesuits is that they teach you to think; what I also like to support people in doing.  It’s very much part of my coaching “style”.

I’m also fortunate in the range of training beyond my formal education.  While, to some, my training may seem unrelated, it’s all led to the person I am today and more importantly, the range and depth of services I can offer to help you and/or your company/organization:

Formal Education

Gonzaga University: March 2010 to present

Graduate-level Certificate in Servant Leadership, Dec 2010
Working towards Master of Art in Organizational Leadership

University of North Florida: Jacksonville, Florida, September 2009 to present

Working towards Graduate Certificate in Transformation of Conflict

University of Santa Clara; Santa Clara, California: 1982

Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing
Retail Management Certificate

Archbishop Mitty High School: San Jose, California, 1978

Graduated with 3.84 GPA
Participated in Student Government, Band, cheerleading as well as various other groups


Energy “Healing” Modalities

Trinity Energy Progression™ Facilitator Training and Retreats:

Retreat: Metamora, MI: October, 2015
Training: Mt. Shasta, CA: July, 2015

Trinity Energy Progression™ Practitioner Workshop:

Wilmington, NC: April, 2014
Morris Plains, NJ: June, 2013
Holly Springs, NC: September, 2014

Access Consciousness; Access Bars®; May, 2012
Hands of Light® Workshop; Barbara Brennan School of Healing®: April, 2012

Non-violent Communication, Restorative Justice, and Dynamic Self-Governance

The LIFE Program (Robert Gonzales): 4 in-person 6-day retreats: February, 2012 through August, 2013
Compassionate Leadership (team of five trainers): 3 in-person 5-day workshops: March, 2012 through November, 2012
Financial Freedom (Jim and Jori Manske): November, 2011
Scarcity or Abundance (Jim and Jori Manske): November, 2011
The Heart of Relationships (Jim and Jori Manske): October, 2011
The Power of Deep Listening (Jeff Brown): October, 2011
Restorative Circles (Duke Duchscherer): September, 2011
Living Compassion (Robert Gonzales): August, 2011
Creating Extraordinary Relationships (Jeff Brown): August, 2011
Mediating Conflict for Yourself and Others (John Kinyon and Ike Lasater): 3 in-person 5-day workshops: October 2010 to October 2011
Creating Workplaces Where People Thrive (Gregg Kendrick): 8-day workshop: March 2010
NVC (Non-violent Communication) Academy:

The Art and Science of Happiness with Jim and Jori Manske: June-July, 2012
Feedback without Criticism:  October 5, 2011
Circle Meeting Facilitation: August to October, 2010
A Leaderful Life: Integrating NVC into all levels of Your Life: April to December, 2010
Living the Fullness of Life: March to October, 2010
Making Collaboration Real: Connection and Effectiveness in the Workplace: February to April, 2010
Embracing Empathy: In-depth practice for getting empathy into your bones: November, 2009

HandsOn Network: Jacksonville, Florida

“Roles and Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards”: August, 2009
“Volunteer Management Training Series”/ certified by the State of Florida: September, 2009

Robert Fritz, Inc.

Creating Your Life: 3-day workshop, October, 2008
Fundamentals of Structural Thinking: 4-day workshop, November, 2008

Various disaster response-related trainings

Red Rover (formerly United Animal Nations): July 2007
American Humane Association: September 2007
ICS 700/FEMA: June, 2006

I’m happy to share about my education and training.  If you’re interested in hearing more; and/or, if you’re ready to start working with me, let me know.