Maggie Williams is Interim Co-President of Strozzi Institute (SI) and a Lead Teacher and certified somatic coach. Her areas of focus include how social conditions shape us, how we cultivate more individual and collective resilience, and how somatics can support values-aligned parenting. She has taught the Embodied Transformation course since 2017, supported bodywork courses, worked with clients one-on-one, and led programs on resilience. Maggie uses her skills as a somatic practitioner to navigate change, improve long-term strategy, and embody her commitment to equity.
Prior to working with SI, Maggie co-founded and co-directed The Advocacy Institute, an organization that trains social justice and movement building groups to lead more effective legislative campaigns. Over the course of a decade, Maggie trained over 200 organizers and advocates across New York State in legislative strategy. Before co-founding the Advocacy Institute, Maggie worked in the New York State Senate and as an advocate on criminal legal issues.
Residing in Brooklyn, Maggie’s greatest somatics teachers are her two kiddos – fully embodied tiny humans who know how to declare their “no,” and move towards their joy. She also recently reconnected with singing as a resilience practice.