As a teacher, facilitator, coach, and consultant, I help individuals and organizations to explore the multi-faceted dimensions of being human.
Through programs created specifically for the human-inspired workplace, I help people find safe and supportive ways to connect with their humanity so that they can live with more purpose, empathy, and a greater sense of belonging. With intention, alignment and practice, they develop more personal skillfulness in life and work.
From day-to-day to open-ended
It has taken me years—and some wonderful, winding paths—to answer the question ‘how do I fully show up in life?’ That’s why I’m particularly compassionate and generous when it comes to helping others ask and answer their most essential existential questions, among more practical and everyday concerns about being human in our modern world.
A compassion, effective, and integrated approach
My specialty is helping people discover and realize their capacity, through an approach that integrates the limbic and nervous systems, mindset, adaptive challenges, resilience, and a mindfulness framework.
As someone who experienced significant health effects of work-related stress, I intimately understand how trauma and stress impair our ability to engage, focus, and show up in authentic ways. My personal journey inspires me to walk aside others in this work.
Broad experience to connect the dots
I bring years of experience and rigorous study to my programming and coaching. Since applying for my very first business license over twenty years ago, I’ve been on a mission to understand how we create healthy, inclusive, and kind workspaces and communities where adults continue to grow and learn long after they step away from the classroom.
My career path and experiences contribute to my broad perspective. For over a decade, I ran a business offering services in the field of public health, and for ten years I collaborated with my husband, Dr. Evan H. Hirsch, to create and manage what eventually became Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine. Through this work, I have encountered many unexpected challenges on the path to creating human-inspired programs. Surmounting them has ultimately been rewarding, worthwhile, and personally transformative.
My training and certifications complement my work experiences. I’m a certified mindfulness teacher and I have been a student of meditation and contemplative practices for over 20 years, including relational and somatic mindfulness practices. I’ve facilitated mindfulness, yoga, and breathwork for individuals, in clinical settings, in prisons, and in workplaces.
In addition, I hold multiple coaching certifications and have completed training and certifications in a variety of healing modalities and curricula. While earning two degrees in environmental science, I focused on studying the intersection of the environment and human health allowing for a broader perspective in the work I do.
When I’m not coaching or teaching, I’m spending time with my husband and daughter, who have been instrumental in helping me discover the beauty of patience, humor, and acceptance. I write whenever I can and choose epic novels for family read-alouds. I particularly love to nourish my soul with travel, especially when it involves hiking, kayaking, long treks through urban landscapes, or really great food.
Let’s work together
When you’re ready to live, work, and connect with purpose, I’m ready to help you. Reach out to discuss which of my services is the right fit for you. Scroll down to schedule a free consultation.