Location: Syracuse, New York
What I do:
I help create and update TFC curriculum to ensure change agents from around the world receive the most enriching and fulfilling experience in our virtual classroom.
In addition to my role at The Flourishing Center, I own a small business, Tinana Teachings (http://tinanateachings.com/). Tinana Teachings offers coaching and interactive workshops to help clients deepen their connection with themselves, others, and the world around them. I hold a BA in Human Development from Oswego State University, a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology, and a Positive Psychology Coaching Certification from The Flourishing Center. I have a rich background in program development, facilitation, and evaluation. I also volunteer in the Syracuse University Mind Body Lab and study the benefits of mindfulness-based interventions on youth, their teachers, and families.
When I was 12, I declared I wanted to be a therapist to help people become happier and healthier. That desire has manifested in many ways throughout my life, but it wasn't until I studied abroad in New Zealand and took a course in positive psychology that everything clicked. Discovering the science behind wellbeing, happiness, and resilience flipped my world right-side up. I returned home with the new-found knowledge and inspiration to teach others about this magic. Positive psychology brings me the joy and purpose to continue my 10+ year love affair with creating and facilitating wellness-related experiences.
An ever-evolving combination of snuggles, a few deep breaths, gentle movement, a good sweat, savoring what's good, and a big ole mug of black coffee.
A Little Known Fact About Me…
My favorite color changes daily, I love caring for my many house plants, and believe Wegmans carrot cake can cure just about any ailment.