Joan Marie is an Artist, Conscious Touch Educator and owner of Compassion Central, An Educational Sanctuary for Peace in Carmichael. She is the co-founder of Compassionate Capital Region, an Ambassador of Compassionate Sacramento and on the Compassionate Arts Council. Part of the Charter for Compassion Women and Girls, and helped create their V2020 webinar series. A steward of the Red Tent in the Sacramento area, she has also produced the local Day of Peace events from 2011-2015 and worked with Shift Network with InterDependence Day and Vision 2020 - 2017-2019. A Conscious Touch Educator and VP of Healing Hands Healing Hearts, Joan founded their Alfred J Goularte Veterans Care Program in honor of her father, working with veterans dealing with PTSD, anxiety and chronic pain. Joan expresses her inner world journey through her multi-sensory/multi-media art and believes in the healing power of art and using it to inform deeper spiritual meaning, including Mary Magdalene as a missing archetype to empower the Sacred within each of us. She is also a mother and grandmother.
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Ann Smith loves to teach circle facilitation and the New Leadership and Organization based on Circle Principles. She is teacher/learner, mentor, coach, illuminator of Divine Feminine, advocate for women’s equality and empowerment, author and community organizer. She speaks from forty-years of experiences where she has listened, observed and learned from women around the world. She is co-founder and director of Circle Connections, Millionth Circle Convener, Regional Coordinator of Gather The Women Global Matrix, Co-Associate Companion of Happehatchee Chapter of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross and SARAH Advisor. She is married with two daughters, three grandsons and one cat. She lives next to Everglades nature preserve in Naples, Florida.
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Brenda Gustin, Ph.D., is a writer, speaker, educator, healing facilitator and social innovator. She enjoys collaborating and serving as a semiconductor bridging science with health and wellness through the logical application of yoga, hermetic science and sacred geometry. Artfully, playfully and joyfully these alchemy practices create union with the body, mind and soul.
As a mother she became a social innovator in collaboration with others worldwide to create a local Sudbury School for her children and others. After 18 years, she became co-director of The Radiant Health Center and continues to provide healing through sound, body movement and coaching to individuals and teaches meditation and yoga in corporate and medical institutions. Current projects include her work with Alchemy Productions, The Charter for Compassion, Women and Girls Sector, Mercey Springs, Chill Sacramento, The Shift Network and Ananda Worldwide.
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Sande Hart - Founder and President, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt (and soon to be Grandmother), Workshop Facilitator, Certified Compassionate Integrity Trainer, Red Tent Convener, Event Producer, Founder and Ambassador of the Charter for Compassion International Women and Girls sector, Founder of SDG18, Workshop Facilitator, and Disrupter of patterns of the core characteristics that prevent lasting change at a community level.
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