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Kate Anderson
Works at Luminaso
Attended Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
Lives in Yellow Springs, OH


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It's that time of the year again! For all those with children applying to colleges and universities, some well-needed perspective. Time to lighten up, and let go... 
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren't actually helping. At least, that's how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

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An insightful, eye-opening presentation on original thinking and creativity! Definitely one to take notes while listening. Full of interesting material.

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A brief and insightful statement regarding what's required for sustained transformation. 

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Some well-needed perspectives and a shout-out to local Tecumseh Land Trust, who is celebrating 25 years and the preservation of over 25,000 acres and 42 miles of river corridor this Sunday at The Winds from 4-6p. Proud to be involved and hope to see you there.

The changing climate has land trust professionals rethinking how they go about preserving habitats and biodiversity.

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A thoughtful perspective with great meaning for today...

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An interesting perspective on the different sides of our nature, relating to logic:

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For my mentor coach and dear friend, Patricia. She'll understand ))) as Bright lights do...

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A reminder today, from a coaching session, this powerful quote reemerged. Dare greatly:

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A wonderful article, with beautiful images, exploring how nature affects our bodies and brains, bridging neuroscience and psychology with what we often perceive as mystical or divine. Another reason to rest, play, and reflect outdoors!  
When we get closer to nature, be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree, we do our overstressed brains a favor.

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Science writer Jo Marchant says that the mind can play an important role in dealing with a variety of health concerns, including pain, heart disease and depression. Marchant's new book is Cure.

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Excited for TEDxDayton 2014...coming soon! Here are some of last year's presentations for your listening pleasure. 
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Cultivating awareness and authenticity through greater personal, cultural, and contextual understanding for new behavior, action, and growth. Supporting transformative, experiential, self-directed, adult learning (both in and outside of institutions). Emphases: critical reflection, epistemology and meaning-making, novel and adaptive thinking, creativity and design, social and emotional intelligence, transdisciplinary learning, as well as cross-cultural competencies.

Experienced leader with demonstrated ability to execute thoughtfully and efficiently, while taking a creative and strategic approach to work initiatives and problem-solving. Honed education, coaching/mentoring, marketing, communication design, creative, and research/writing skills.

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  • Gestalt Institute of Cleveland
    GPCC, 2012 - 2013
    Gestalt Professional Certified Coach | International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
  • University of Dayton
    MSE, 2010 - 2012
    Masters of Science in Education: higher education, transformative learning, multiculturalism, ethnography
  • Indiana University
    BA, History of Art, 1986 - 1990
    Graduated with High Honors
Transformative learning, coaching, and mentoring
Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC), International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Luminaso
    Gestalt Professional Certified Coach, present
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This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature, be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree, we do our overstressed brains a favor.

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How to Think Like a Wise Person

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What Mindfulness Is — And Isn't

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Does Intuition Affect Decisions?

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How to Achieve a Flow State

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Cultivating Curiosity

How to explore the world: Developing a sense of wonder can be its own reward.

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5 Steps To Become An Influencer In Your Own Niche

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Stories Create the World

In choosing the narrative of your life, you create your psychological reality.

Emotional Intelligence and a Loyal, Motivated Staff

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The Two Biggest Distractions – And What to Do About Them

Distractions are the enemy of focus. Being able to keep your focus amidst the daily din of distraction makes you better able to use whatever

Think About the Benefits of Unplugging

A recent New York Times article and viral video about pervasive smartphone use ask, “Is experiencing life through a small screen distracting

Seek Experiences That Positively Reshape Your Brain

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The Highest ROI Management Tool in Business

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Top 10 professional life coaching myths

Think you know what a professional life coach does? Guess again

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence

Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence is a free online class taught by Richard Boyatzis of Case Western Reserve University