Dana Baruch is a certified life-coach, educator of 30+ years, organizational consultant, and community builder.  Her first job was as a teaching assistant when she was in the 5th grade (ask her about it…it’s a great story!), and she has been teaching in one fashion or another since then.  She has had the pleasure of working with people in every stage of life from infants to seniors.  One of her guiding beliefs is:  SHIFT happens!  She loves to help people and organizations set goals, get clear about their challenges, and feel motivated to make healthy and powerful changes.   Dana is also a student of mindfulness and weaves together these teachings and philosophies, among others, into her coaching and consulting work with individuals and groups.   She’s a highly skilled facilitator and expert in human and group dynamics.  Dana offers her work always with a sense of humor, compassion, authenticity, creating a safe, warm, inviting environment. Dana specializes in coaching women in periods of transition (empty nest, divorce, retirement, entering or re-entering the workplace, dealing with illness, new relationships, etc.).  She also works with men and women seeking coaching for specific issues (time management, getting organized, relationship coaching, parenting, etc.).  She is grateful to be able to do her work from wherever she is by phone and Skype, as she has clients across the US, Canada and Europe. Dana is also a community leader. She is the Founder of the Austin Jewish Academy, co-creator and educational consultant for JLead (Austin-based leadership development program), long-time board member past board Chair of Shalom Austin, founding board member of Challah for Hunger, ADL Words to Action coach/trainer, UT Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies Advisory Council member, and mentor to many.  Dana has a Master of Education degree from Tufts University, BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and is a certified life-coach from The Life Coach School in California.  She has been married for 30+ years and is the proud mom of two mostly launched young-adult sons.     

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