Licensee Close-Up: Sue Barclay

Sue Barclay is an award-winning artist, Alexander Technique teacher, and has been a licensed DEI professional since 2020. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she creates beautiful works of art in her home studio. I was lucky enough to meet up with her in person on a recent holiday there and it was such a joy! During lockdown, she offered online workshops combing art and DEI … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Anchen Texter

  Anchen Texter lives on a tree-filled hillside just outside of Eugene, Oregon with her husband and daughter. She was part of the very first licensing cohort of DEI. When she’s not working, you’ll find her with her family or pursuing some of her many hobbies, including knitting, gardening, and rock climbing.  Q&A with Anchen Texter What brought you to this work? It was my first career … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Dariusz Klupi

Dariusz is a DEI Trainer who lives in Kraków, Poland. He has spent over 20 years working in the IT industry in organizations of various size in 3 countries in Europe and Asia. He offers DEI workshops in Polish and English. Q&A with Dariusz Klupi What brought you to this work? In general, a need to understand emotions, both current and those from the past. I received … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Francine Bélanger

Francine is a licensed DEI Trainer who lives in Ontario, Canada. She was in the very first cohort of DEI licensees, and she is also a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach and yoga instructor. When she is not working in those fields, she fills her time pursuing some of her other talents and passions – gardening, stage acting, and voice acting. Her playful, kind, and inspiring … Read More

Licensee Close-Up: Amanda Ball, MS

Amanda is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and lead instructor at Empathy Academy. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Currently living in Sonoma County, California, Amanda considers herself “bi-coastal,” as she also spends a fair amount of time in New England where she grew up. Amanda’s sensitive and loving spirit bring an exuberant passion to all that she does. In addition … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Bobbi McIntyre

Bobbi is a licensed DEI Trainer and Consultant and Equine-Assisted Life Coach living in the upstate area of South Carolina. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Bobbi was also the first woman to qualify as a US Navy Surface Warfare Officer. She’s tough! But her patient, loving nature shines the brightest, creating a compassionate … Read More

Licensee Close-up: Pia Ault, MS

Pia Ault is a licensed DEI Trainer living in Dubai. She was a member of the very first cohort of DEI licensees at Empathy Academy and became licensed in 2016. Since then she’s been a pioneer of this work in the Middle East. Her friendly, caring nature combines with her direct and determined personality to create trainings that are well-received by audiences who are used to … Read More

Introducing Emotion Swells: Reaching Life Destinations!

Emotion Swells by Andrea Watkins, licensed DEI Trainer & Consultant Long ago, before sextants or GPS, sailors navigated by using constellations, winds, and ocean waves. When it was daylight or the stars in the night sky were veiled by cloud cover, skilled navigators would slow down to feel the swells, harness the power of their fiery visions and dreams, and make adjustments to their course based on what … Read More