About Us

SEL Solutions for Whole-Hearted Organizations

Our authentic, heart-centered and expert team of coaches are people-focused and operate from a place of transparency, encouragement and inspiration. In our effort to make a difference in education and the community at large, we lead both teams and self in support of courage and connection.

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What We Believe and Why It Matters

The research is clear. We, our students, our families are experiencing collective trauma, collective grief, collective anxiety. Our new normal has us feeling disconnected. We know that when our emotions are out of balance and unattended to, attention span, creativity, decision making, motivation as well as our physical health is affected. Now more than ever our students need us to be brave enough to talk about how we are feeling, what we are grieving.

They are looking to us for how to handle our new normal. They are desperate for a space to process and connect with their heart when they cannot connect with their hands. We need to be brave enough to help each other, to ask each other how we are really doing, to be empathetic and lean into resiliency.

Our Beliefs

“We believe that the greatest casualty of trauma is the emotional, and sometimes physical, safety required to be vulnerable, and that, in addition to violence and neglect, poverty, racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, sizeism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and other systemic forms of oppression and/or bias are trauma.”  Dr. Brene Brown, Brené Brown Education and Research Group Belonging Statement 

We Believe…

We believe that all people are doing the best they can. This allows the most gracious and kind approach to our coaching and interactions.

We believe in being truth-tellers using clear and kind communication.

We believe that grace, gratitude and a growth mindset can change the world we live in.

Finally, we believe that people of every age can develop courage as their super power.

Pam Ryan Mejia Founder

In addition to achieving the highly sought after Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Certification from Dr. Brené Brown, Pam is also certified as a Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach by the Institute for Social + Emotional Intelligence (ISEI)®. She also was trained by the Pacific Educational Group in Beyond Diversity: Courageous Conversations. She has a MA in Curriculum and Development from the University of Minnesota as well as an M.ED in Educational Leadership from Hamline University. Pam has a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification from the University of Florida.

Pam Ryan Mejia with Dr. Brené Brown, her mentor (in green shirt)

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