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November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
“Healing takes place in community, in the telling and bearing witness, in the naming of trauma and in the grief and rage and defiance that follow.” – Aurora Levins Morales
In this virtual session, we will create a healing space together – a life-affirming space in which to flourish; to find understanding, love, and support, and to take off the mask and live fully and freely as a Black woman.
We come together to get our feelings out, to release the tension – the “holding” that we do so much of that shows up in our minds, bodies, and spirit.
Please join the Transforming Hurt & Racial Inequities into Vision, Value, & Empowerment (THRIVVE) team and community for this 90-minute workshop, where we will:
• do a little truth-telling. The first step in self-healing is to witness for ourselves and each other our feelings of grief, rage, and defiance at our oppressor and at the oppressor within;
• learn and practice tools and strategies for improving our wellness and decreasing stress and its effects on our minds and bodies, and
• uplift each other through love, validation, inspiration, and safety.
Let’s take our personal liberation journeys together. Here’s to your joyous success!
Who are we?
Asila Calhoun is a certified coach whose coaching business, Calhoun Coaching & Consulting, focuses on partnering with new leaders through executives from a variety of professional backgrounds who are ready for change. Asila facilitates this change during one-on-one and group coaching sessions with her clients and through her consulting services of delivering leadership training, team facilitation, and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging coaching, consulting and training.
Asila has a direct yet supportive style that facilitates self-discovery and growth in her clients. Asila is recognized as a coach and facilitator who deeply listens to what her clients say – and do not say, inquiring about what she’s sensing while offering a different perspective.
Asila earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Berkeley, and she holds PHR and SHRM-CP HR certifications. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC), and a Certified Inclusion Coach (CIC). Asila is also a certified meditation teacher.
Joelle LaGuerre is a certified HR professional – a consultant and coach with a passion for positive psychology. A trainer and facilitator by trade, she is a dynamic presenter with an evident enthusiasm for both individual and organizational growth.
Through her company PRO-YOU, Joelle works with coaching clients to focus on self-awareness and exploration as the foundation for meaningful career and leadership development. An equally passionate consultant, she seeks to help organizations develop strategies that promote optimal individual and team performance.
Joelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology from Oakwood University as well as a graduate certificate in leadership development from George Washington University. She is a certified professional in talent development (CPTD) and will soon be an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).
Marva Makle, owner of M3 Wellness LLC, is an Ayurvedic health coach. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the largest nutrition school in the world and cutting-edge leader in nutrition education and The American Institute for Vedic Studies founded by internationally renowned Ayurveda expert, Dr. David Frawley.
M3 Wellness LLC is a holistic health coaching practice dedicated to providing driven, professional Black women who are feeling burnt-out and overwhelmed with the tools and support needed to reclaim their health and reinvigorate their lives with balance and vitality. We work with clients in private and group coaching programs and teach whole-food based nutrition and stress management classes and workshops in many settings including corporate wellness programs.
Prior to focusing on health coaching full-time, Marva had a successful 20-plus year career leading teams and developing software products for large corporations and consulting firms. As a senior manager, she interacted and collaborated with senior and C-suite executives on a daily basis. Her experience uniquely qualifies her to understand the demands of a high-pressure work environment and its effect on an individual’s health and ability to continually perform at the highest level.
Her professional experience, as well as her own personal health journey, have laid a solid foundation for her goal to help ambitious, driven Black women redefine their path to success and eliminate the idea that struggle and exhaustion are necessary by-products of achievement.