Hey there! I'm Athea.
I help you create alignment in your life + career so you can lead a life of impact, fulfillment, and freedom.
Change and challenge is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to knock you sideways. I will teach you how to take your toughest challenges and turn them into your greatest strengths.
When life throws you a curveball, I give you the framework and strategies to succeed.
Join my Mind Declutter newsletter where I share information, insights, research, evidence-based practices, and personal anecdotes that may challenge your thinking, broaden your perspective, and deepen your experience as a human.
I’ll also send you my Mind Declutter Action Plan - 5 things you need to be doing right now to let go, cultivate courage, and take intentional action to make the life + career changes you deserve.
Connect, learn, grow, and succeed on your own terms to create a more authentic, balanced, and aligned life–personally and professionally.
Turn the changes and challenges in your life into your greatest opportunity with my step-by-step guidance.
Whether you need more specialized attention with my Connect service, or a broader learning experience in my Learn program, or a full deep dive in my Grow experience, you will get the changes you’ve been thinking about with more confidence and ease, the personal guidance you deserve, and the transformation you’ve been dreaming about.
Research says that live feedback is the fastest and most effective way to grow.
For more individualized and custom support, you can choose 1-1 coaching with me.
Sessions are held virtually for 1 hour.
To discuss your custom Connect experience, schedule a free 15-minute chat with me.
My comprehensive course, InnerSHIFT, consists of several modules that teach you the tools and skills you need for optimal alignment, growth, and success in your life + career.
This course is a hybrid course, meaning the video modules are pre-recorded with all the materials available for downloading (fully self-paced with weekly emails from me during your enrollment in the course), along with live check-ins from me every week.
The immersion experience is a multi-day nature retreat-style experience that combines hiking, learning, meditation + yoga, reflection practices, and community.
Each immersion is unique. It gives you the opportunity to 10x your growth. Ranges in date, price, and location.
No prior experience is necessary.
I know what it means to face uncertainty and question everything. I faced immense loss and tragedy in my life.
I wrote in my book, Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce: Daily Meditations for Youth, Parents & Families, that I had three choices. Do nothing. Wallow in the pain. Or, take a stand for the power love holds in our lives. I chose the latter and have been on a mission ever since to share the tools, practices, and inner framework that transformed my toughest tragedy into my greatest strength and led me to live a life of impact, fulfillment, and freedom.
If it happened for me, I know it can happen for you. I want to teach you how.
MIND. BODY. SPARK.
I transitioned from law to education over a decade ago. There were a lot of challenges and a gut wrenching tragedy - suicide. But born from that dark experience, was a fiery passion for understanding the mind and a resolute resilience to rise from such a traumatic experience and share what I’ve learned about life, fulfillment, and freedom.
I created my first business, Sol Sense Yoga to bring practical, relatable, and fun-filled yoga + mindfulness to children and families of all ages and backgrounds. I taught large public classes and workshops for kids, adults, and families, and eventually focused on 1-1 work with kids with special needs, including kids diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), generalized anxiety disorder, including generalized anxiety disorder affecting speech and public speaking.
I’ve taught hundreds of adolescents in the juvenile justice system, trained camp counselors, church leaders and personnel, law firms, business organizations, and large school districts to integrate mindfulness and yoga into their lives and organizations to cultivate more self-awareness, build stronger relationships, and refine self-management strategies for better well-being and cohesion.
Many classes, trainings, on-line courses, resources, articles, a book, and podcasts later, I transformed that business into an intrapreneurship opportunity with a Texas Charter School in 2022, becoming their founding Director of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).
Press, Contributions & Creds
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School Rubric, Contributor - 4 Effective Ways to Share Mindful-Based Social and Emotional Learning Practices with Parents
Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully, Trainer/Teacher in the Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning Micro-Credential Program
Are you ready to make that big change, but worried it won’t work out?
If you are...
~ Navigating a personal or professional challenge,
~ Feeling out of balance and not like yourself, or
~ Ready to make a change...
When you choose to work with me, here’s what happens.
“I felt connected during Athea’s course, Nine To Shine. The course helped me uncover some misconceptions I have had throughout my life and solidified my learning. I am smiling much more. Real smiles that reach my eyes!”
Student in Nine to Shine Course
“My son was a carefree kid until he turned 13. It seemed like a switch went off in his brain and a crippling anxiety disorder engulfed his life. The death of his mother around this time pushed him further into despair. He was unable to function, and even go to school. Athea guided my son with weekly mindfulness & yoga sessions tailored to his needs. As time passed, Athea's comforting presence and techniques gave him peace and confidence over time to thrive in social groups again, and successfully apply to competitive colleges.”
Reji John, Father & Medical Doctor
"Through the Athea’s course, I was able to focus on mindfulness techniques, such as regulating my emotions or even being able to recognize my own triggers and reactions. This was such an eye opener and game changer for me. Athea proved to be a master and professional at her craft through her thorough, informational content. I loved being able to self-pace, as my days are very busy. Thank you for such an innovative program!"
Shakita Perryman, M.Edd
“Athea was markedly different from other mental health programs we’ve had at work, she was very relatable. Her mindfulness practices had people out of their chairs (virtually!) with practical ways to destress no matter where you are working and how much time you had. Her first program went so well that we had her come back to present to our national offices. We certainly will welcome her back in the near future!”
Learning & Development Director, Norton, Rose, Fulbright
“Athea’s course opened my eyes. Not only as a person, but as an educator.”
Marissa Ford, M.Ed
“I feel stronger and have more confidence. One of my biggest challenges is making excuses that get in the way of me achieving my goal, but with more confidence + clarity, I'm achieving what I want! With Athea’s guidance, and truly focusing on each step, I’m not only accomplishing my goal, overall I feel more balanced and happy.
The title of this course is perfect, because it really does make you shine!”
Student in Nine to Shine Course
“Athea’s course has been a game changer for me. I have grown as a person, a partner, a parent, a co-worker, and as a teacher. I have been able to share new knowledge and insights with my children about emotional well-being, self regulation, healthy habits, environment/electronics, personal responsibility, communication, and relationships that I didn’t have before the course. Her course is an investment in yourself! I feel well equipped to achieve all of the outcomes I’d hoped for when enrolling."
“My life has had some pretty big changes recently. Athea’s Course, Nine to Shine has given me tools to embrace the changes, and turn some challenging experiences into a chance to make great things happen. Thank you, Athea, for an AWESOME COURSE, and for helping me take a new path in my life.”
Student in Nine to Shine Course
When life is completely out of balance, you feel stuck, and lack the confidence or energy, make a change and move forward with help from a friend.
I'd love to help and provide you with a safe place to learn, grow, and succeed.
Reach out, I can't wait to hear from you.
“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your existence is an act of rebellion.” ~ Albert Camus
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