Maggie Williams is Interim Co-President of Strozzi Institute (SI) and a Lead Teacher and 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.
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 developed curriculum, created technical tools, raised financial resources, managed a staff team, and 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.
Maggie began with somatics at the Strozzi Institute in 2011 and became a certified somatic coach in 2012. She has studied with generative somatics, worked with clients one-on-one, and led a process to integrate somatics into staff development at the Advocacy Institute.
Most of Maggie’s time is spent exploring the wilds of Brooklyn with her two kiddos – fully embodied tiny humans who are her greatest somatics teachers.