I grew up bilingual, bicultural in Mexico City, Mexico. At 16 I decided to be part of the solution rather than problem, and to learn whatever I needed to learn to live that. At 18, I realized that my life needed to be about service and contribution, and that that would probably look different than traditional employment. At 21 I began following the steps in the Financial Integrity Program detailed in Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin & Joe Dominguez, which taught me how to be very clear with money. By 27 I had enough savings to -while living simply- embark on a seven-year self-directed period of intensive research and learning. It was during this time that I: became a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication acquired my Certificate in Permaculture Design took many classes with Wilderness Awareness School learned meditation by taking courses researched and visited intentional communities and learning centers studied Dynamic Facilitation and conflict resolution was given permission to teach the 8-Shields Model immersed myself in Integral Theory conducted a search for our dream property, which we bought in 2002 served in various volunteer leadership positions, gaining valuable skills along the way. Since then my passion has been to work with people and organizations who are committed not only to their own growth and development, but also to leaving the world a better place than they found it. Think I can be an asset in solving a problem or achieving a goal? Call me for a free consultation: 360-599-2134 Or visit my blog here where you can also sign up for my mailing list.