Bidisha (she/her) is a social ecologist, somatic leadership coach and bodyworker, immigrant, respectful parent, and author living on Chochenyo-Ohlone territory (Oakland). For five years, as the program director of the Dalai Lama Fellows, she created a Heart, Head, and Hands mindful and ethical leadership program at the intersection of justice, peace, and ecology. Harvard Divinity School recognized her as one of eighty spiritually innovative community leaders. She excels in coaching highly sensitive social innovators who are cultivating healthy habits and overcoming challenges (healing, parenting, preparing for major events, addressing stress and anxiety including grief related to climate change).
She is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, motivational interviewing, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy and certified as a mental health coach; she has supported individuals and family members affiliated with companies including Udacity, Palo Alto Networks, Asana, Booster Fuels, Hubspot, Figma, Rivian, Heap, Blueshift, and Boston Beer. She has completed Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience with Staci Haines, and the Relate training with Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity.