Guest Faculty

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Amanda Blake

As a Master Somatic Leadership Coach, Amanda Blake is praised for her ability to facilitate pragmatic, profound changes for clients from Sydney to San Francisco to Istanbul.

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Renée Burgard

Renée Burgard is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, consultant, and educator in private practice at Mindfulness & Health in Palo Alto.

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Brooke Deterline

As CEO of Courageous Leadership, Brooke Deterline and her colleagues help boards, executives, and teams develop the understanding and skills to act with ethical courage and ingenuity to overcome complex and challenging social and business issues.

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Lawrence Ellis

Lawrence Ellis, an Executive Consultant and Coach for Courageous Leadership, has worked for over 25 years with community-based, corporate, non-profit and public-service organizations – with a focus on executive and leadership development, and system-wide change.

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Anushka Fernandopulle

Anushka Fernandopulle teaches meditation, works as an organizational consultant, and does leadership coaching with individuals and teams. Her work brings Eastern practices to Western modern life.

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Susan Hammond

Susan Hammond’s varied background draws from over 30 years of aikido training and integration of aikido and leadership training.

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Christie Hardwick

Christie Hardwick is an inspirational speaker and facilitator in a variety of forums ad provide strategic thinking and spiritual guidance services to clients across the United States.

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Amari Romero-Thomas

Amari Romero-Thomas, an ALF Senior Fellow, is a consultant and coach helping organizations and individuals reconnect to their true purpose and mission through focusing on clarity and commitment.

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Chris Thorsen

Chris Thorsen uses the practice of Aikido to explore resistance, connection, power and presence in transforming the energy of conflict into purposeful action. Susan’s varied background draws from over 30 years of aikido training and integration of aikido and leadership training.

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Jane Wei-Skillern

Jane Wei-Skillern has examined the topics of nonprofit growth and management of multi-site nonprofits, and for more than 15 years, has been focused on studying nonprofit networks.