Team: Keepers of the Fire
Devon is a Life Leadership Coach who works with individuals, teams, groups and parents. She specializes in a presence based approach to embodied leadership principals drawing from an eclectic background. Devon is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. She is a Certified Deep Coaching Professional through the Deep Coaching Institute. She is a Leadership Embodiment Associate Professional through Embodiment International. She is also a graduate of the Core Strengths Positive Psychology Coaching program at San Francisco State University. Additionally she has 35+ years of training and experience as a Somatic Therapist and teacher. Devon is known for her ability to synergize her diverse background into an individualized, action oriented approach, guiding her clients toward maximizing positive change both personally and professionally.
My love for depth, connection and the truth led me to become a Life Coach. In this work I have had the honor of exploring with others the deepest questions we dare to ask – Who am I? What is my deepest truth? What am I meant to be doing with my one, precious life?
My early studies in psychology and appreciation of teaching led me to become an elementary school teacher, which I left in order to raise my two children (a spiritual path of its own). Becoming a parent made it evident that many skills are necessary in order to develop wholeness and grow into our full potential. It inspired me to study many different schools of wisdom including Buddhist practice and perspective, the teachings of the Diamond Heart School, Somatic Experiencing and Trauma and everyday mindfulness. The knowledge embedded in these schools of thought has naturally been incorporated into my coaching.
Becoming a Deep Coaching Practitioner has allowed me to integrate my love for the profound wisdom of the Enneagram with my passion for Life Coaching. Working with the Enneagram has had great impact on my own life and relationships, and I hope to inspire others to delve into and make use of this precious resource, which can lead each of us home.
These personal experiences and explorations made coaching a natural path for me. My trainings and certifications include the Deep Coaching Institute (DCI), International Coach Federation (ICF), International Enneagram Association (IEA) and Co-Active Coach Training Institute (CTI).
In my coaching practice, Enneagram teaching and Circle facilitation, I work with mature adults who want to keep growing in self-awareness and presence.
The thread in my life and work has been my love of peace, healing relationships and conflict transformation. Moving from being a labour lawyer for more than 20 years, to a community based mediator and workplace conflict consultant, to becoming a Deep Coaching practitioner, has been a journey of deepening my understanding of human consciousness and the power of presence. I love to create and be in the mystery of “the field beyond right and wrong” (Rumi). My most recent work is to apply these ideas to healing across generations.
I am trained and certified by the Coaches Training Institute as well as the Deep Coaching Institute. I completed the Enneagram Institute training program and have studied the Enneagram extensively.
Brian Mitchell Walker
Brian considers himself, like all of his clients, as a complex human being where only parts of who he is show in any given moment. In his past, Brian would describe how he would forget or bury many different aspects about himself when trying to emphasize the skills that were needed at that time. After extensive training with Don Riso and Russ Hudson of the Enneagram Institute and ongoing work with Andrea Isaacs of EnneaMotions and the faculty of the Deep Coaching Institute, Brian now operates with the belief that the more in touch he is in the moment – that it enriches not only the skills he brings but also what can arise to enhance the moment. So although Brian brings much more, these are the aspects that he brings to this work.
As mother, educator, nonprofit leader, artist and life coach, I’ve come to be passionate about exploring the common threads that connects us to each other and to ourselves. Building the capacity for presence has guided me through the years of parenting a child with special needs and interacting with the education, health and social services systems. It’s a unique privilege to coach parents with similar experiences, as this has become the focus of my coaching practice. I am bilingual and can coach in English or Spanish.
I value power of collectively sharing our inner experience with others as a way to heal ourselves and our world.