thailand_walking_meditationI am a certified Integral Coach as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I graduated from Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Counseling Psychology Master’s program and New Ventures West’s coaching certification program. I am a graduate of the Hakomi Method, a mindfulness body-centered psychotherapy and founded, Mindful Diversity, a heart-centered framework for navigating difference.

Before pursuing this path, I worked as a web developer/designer and manager at a design firm and a few startups. Though fascinated with web technology, I found my real passion was in the relationships with the people I worked with and managed. Having grown up in a multiracial household, I learned at an early age about the value of differing perspectives not only in communication styles and cultural values, but also in spiritual beliefs. I bring this awareness of complexity to my work.

I also bring my meditation practice and deep inquiry to my work. My journey has included introspection in a forest monastery in the mountains of Thailand to numerous transformative training programs. Through these programs I have cultivated rich communities of practice that continue to feed my personal growth as a professional and as a human being.

What are people saying?

  • “The journey that I took with Angella was a rewarding one. I appreciated her gentle but direct approach. For me, it was really about peeling away the layers to understand certain aspects about myself, both positive and negative. One highlight for me was her use of metaphors. That spoke deeply to me. More importantly, the work we did, equipped me with the necessary tools to take next steps. To new beginnings…”
  • “Angella is a skilled and experienced coach. Her background in tech and psychology enabled her to quickly understand my needs. She structured a program that helped me learn skills to better manage stress and confront life's challenges. Her approach is creative, engaging and effective. I truly enjoyed and benefited from the program.”
  • "Angella does a beautiful job giving a short yet powerful introduction to trauma. We know as coaches we’re going to encounter trauma in a client from time to time. What Angella does is give us some very useful tools for thinking about it, recognizing it, and being able to provide the right holding for the client in the moment if they’re experiencing it. Highly recommended as a first step for every coach to be more familiar with this really important (and, for many of us, scary) topic."