Deep Living Lab Collective
The Deep Living Lab Collective includes our Board of Directors, employees, and facilitators who collaboratively develop and facilitate Deep Living transformative experiences, fulfilling our mission and vision.
Board of Directors
Founder and Board Co-Chair
Since I was a child, I’ve been drawn to the preciousness of this human experiment, to experiencing the Sacred in all that exists, and to exploring the great Mysteries of life. Read more about Roxanne here.
As a mother, educator, nonprofit leader, artist, author and life coach, I’ve become passionate about exploring the common threads that connect us to ourselves and our communities. Building the capacity for presence has been at the core of my inner work for the past twenty years. This practice has guided me as a parent of a special needs young man and a leader in the fields of education and non-profit management. I value the power of collectively sharing our inner experiences with others as a way to heal ourselves and our world.
My memoir Fish Dreams, A Mothers Journey from Curing Her Son’s Autism to Loving Him as He Is, will be published in 2022
We are so much more than we know. Building our capacity to be present we become more self-aware. With this awareness we see choices that lead to a more generative and intentional life. Working with leaders (and myself) over the past several decades, I know we can change. We can move beyond our patterns to become increasingly more grounded and aware; to become leaders in our lives and in the world. I have experience working inside corporations, government, higher education and non-profits. In 1991, I co-founded a leadership consulting firm and in 1997 co-founded a public Women’s Leadership development program still operating today. In 2008, working with WTIP, I created a weekly radio feature, Best of Ourselves. I am certified by Power & Systems (systems thinking) and the Deep Coaching Institute and International Coaching Federation (coaching) and the International Enneagram Association (enneagram professional). I live in the northwoods of Minnesota with my husband and our two dogs.
Deep Living Lab Employees
As Co-executive Director, I will be primarily focused on actualizing the mission of Deep Living Lab by helping the organization consciously grow and structure itself to reach a diversity of more courageous individuals who are exploring their own path to their truest selves. Over the last 13 years, I have served in key roles at several visionary non-profits including the Center for Healthy Minds, Healthy Minds Innovations, and Usona Institute, who are collectively advancing our understanding of mental health and wellbeing, exploring bold new ways to deepen consciousness, and offer relief from suffering.
It is with deep gratitude that I join the Deep Living Lab (DLL) team, focusing on the visioning and strategic planning process. In the last 30-plus years, my executive director positions focused on transforming patient care delivery systems in the areas of women’s health, oncology, and integrative medicine. I also worked to scale the neuroscience findings at the Center for Healthy Minds and, most recently, at Usona Institute, focused on moving psilocybin through the FDA process. These experiences required leading change through collective wisdom versus a top-down approach. Through deep listening, strategic analysis, building trust, and creating new organizational structures to support vision, I led teams through major growth, financial sustainability, improved clinical outcomes, and more human and compassionate experiences. I am also honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Well-being and Equity (WE) in the World https://weintheworld.org/what-we-believe, assisting in their strategic visioning and implementation.
Experiential Learning Director
It is with great pleasure that I bring my experience and passion for transformational learning to further the mission of Deep Living Lab. My love for the practical wisdom contained within the Enneagram developed from a long-standing desire to bring deeper knowing and understanding into the challenges of our complex daily lives. During years spent studying and practicing eastern scriptural texts and bringing that esoteric wisdom into the western mindset, I learned the value of an experiential, presence-based approach in allowing the wisdom of our hearts and bodies to take a front seat in our consciousness. Having spent the last two decades as a coach, Enneagram facilitator, and curriculum designer, it is a privilege to now work with an outstanding team of facilitators in providing a wide array of programs that cultivate a deep, abiding trust in our innate intelligence – an intelligence that naturally moves us towards wholeness and living our deepest nature.
Jean helps develop and deliver Deep Living Lab Retreats, Courses, and Circles while learning and growing into her own role as a coach and facilitator. After working as a certified personal trainer for 10 years, Jean completed her Certified Deep Coaching Professional with DCI and is expanding her coaching practice into personal and professional development.
Administrative Operations Manager
Kerrigan helps manage organizational systems and operational processes. With 10 years of specializing in logistics, data analysis, and company-to-client relations, Kerrigan has a consistent track record of benefiting teams and organizations.
Jon Hess Jr
Jon brings ten-plus years of experience in marketing, graphic design, copyediting, web development, strategic planning, and project and resource management. He will further develop the design, marketing, and communications of the Deep Living Lab brand.
Deep Living Lab Facilitators
Laurie was born with a desire for deep connection and has long been a spiritual seeker. In 2015, she encountered a psycho-spiritual model she recognized as a remarkable instrument for inner and collective peace—The Enneagram. This moment of clarity was so dramatic, in fact, that she would later refer to “life before” and “life after” the Enneagram. Laurie immersed herself in the study of it and learned to connect with quiet mind, true heart, and somatic wisdom.
Further exploration led her to the Deep Coaching Institute, where she became a certified deep coach. With the goal of bringing the Enneagram and Deep Living principles to others, Laurie now offers typing services and leads an Enneagram circle in her hometown of Iowa City, IA.
She also combines her passion for these ideas with her fondness for writing and editing to spread a simple message: Boundless love is powerful beyond our wildest imaginations.
Spiritual Coaching is my passion, joy and Soul’s Life Purpose.
Pamela has been a Spiritual Coach for over 10 years with certifications from DCI – Deep Coaching Institute and CMED – Caroline Myss Educational Institute. She also has a certification from Enneagram Worldwide and is a “Fire Keeper” for DLI – Deep Living Lab (formerly Deep Living Institute). My Soul Path Guidance™ approach results in your ownership of the insight and courage required to answer your Soul’s calling.
I work effectively along a person’s SoulPATH™ — the intersection of where Ego + Soul meet
This intersection is symbolized through The Enneagram and Soul Archetypes or Soul Contracts. The distinctive journey I guide you along is yours alone. It is deep, personal work activating awakened + alive access to your whole self. I personally experienced this awakening to and journey through the intersection when I started on my personal Soul Counseling path. I did and continue to do this work for myself. It’s become a way of being for me and it will for you too.
In working together you will feel seen, held in compassion and deeply understood as together we identify and manage both light and shadow aspects of your being. You will be empowered and learn to do this for yourself. I teach that your shadow is not to be discarded but celebrated because it points directly to your light.
Your PRESENCE and inner space will expand. As wisdom enters, motivations behind your processing of thought into words and action illuminate. You’ll come to own the healthful side of your sovereign power, thereby constantly strengthening your inner compass. It’s a profound journey. I promise it can be a healing one.
Dr. Avon Manney
Avon Manney, DO, MS, uses the Enneagram as a spiritual map for transformational work and alignment with Divine will both personally and professionally. As a physician, Enneagram consultant, and more recently a co-facilitator of group circles, she has helped people create healthier relationships with the self while striving for balance energetically, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from U.C. Berkeley, a master’s degree in counseling, and a medical degree with a specialty in physical medicine and osteopathy. She has also integrated into her practice energy medicine, Reiki (Usui and Angelic) and shamanic healing.
Avon sees the importance of bringing presence, empathy, and intuition to medicine and healthcare. She believes the Enneagram continues to be a powerful means of bridging spirituality and awareness with medicine and healing.
Samuel is a Personal Development/Life Coach with certifications and training from the Deep Coaching Institute, The Narrative Enneagram, and the Diamond Approach. His heartfelt interest is to support, guide and accompany you into your unique experiences of Presence – True Nature/Spirit itself as You – often perceived as a palpably felt ‘isness.’
Samuel employs body–based inquiry practices to guide you into greater contact with your immediate, felt experiences of sensation, feeling and quiet mind knowing to discover hidden truths, uncover obstacles to growth and access your inner guidance. His coaching draws on depth of personal and professional life experiences including teaching, training and employee coaching in culturally diverse settings.
He holds this work as one of awakening together, discovering truth and guidance within the coaching dynamic as the consciousness of both coach and client impacts each one and the other.