Friday, September 25th | 10am - 11am PT / 1pm - 2pm ET

Join us on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 10am - 11am PST / 1pm - 2pm EST, for an interactive 60 minutes. Alison Whitmire will be interviewing Buddhist teacher and Performance Studies scholar, Sean Feit Oakes, about the coaching relationship to trauma and methods for approaching trauma within the scope of coaching. 

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Special Guest: Sean Feit Oakes, PhD

Sean Feit Oakes, PhD, is a Buddhist teacher and Performance Studies scholar working in the intersection of contemplative practice, healing, and social action. Sean teaches Buddhism and Yoga focusing on the integration of meditation, trauma resolution, and social justice. He received teaching authorization from Jack Kornfield and wrote his dissertation on extraordinary meditative states. His current research explores identity, ancestral trauma, social justice as ethical practice, and working with the body in contemplative inquiry.

What You'll Learn From This Podinar:

  • Learn about the coaching relationship to trauma
  • Identify the materials being revealed as part of the process connected to trauma and how to approach them within the scope of coaching
  • How you can expand beyond your client’s challenging emotional experience
  • Using mindfulness and somatic therapies you can bring to coaching
  • Ways to think about a client's emotional intensity as they show up in the process
  • and more!


Your Host

Learning in Action's monthly Heal The Divide Podinar series is hosted by Alison Whitmire.

Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action, a company committed to revealing derailing blindspots and creating awareness resulting in breakthroughs. She is an authority in the Emotional and Relational Intelligence, which focuses on our innate capacity to be in relationship with others, even in times of conflict and how we can develop that capacity through conscious awareness and intention.  

Alison is a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner and a Certified Narrative Coach. She has thousands of hours of experience coaching CEOs and business owners. She is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher and is currently enrolled in a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training program. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer. 

What's a Podinar?


A Global Movement

Learning in Action is committed to healing the divide within and between people. Healing the divide within and between is the work that connects the world.  Healing our dividedness from our essence will heal the divideness between us. We dream of a world in which when one of us hurts, we all feel it.  And we run to the aid of the other just as we would to our own.  We envision a world in which there is a realization that we are separate and connected and ONE.  

Our monthly Heal The Divide podinar series informs, educates and inspires us all to go out in the world and heal the ways we are divided from our essence and divided from each other. The intent of our podinars is to champion transformative change by supporting anyone who works in a role facilitating change in others. We do that by introducing a community of change agents to thought leaders, providing opportunities for professional development, and creating experiences that inspire, inform and build community.