FAITH'S BIO & CREDENTIALS


Bio

My career has followed a trajectory that I could never have imagined.

Environmental Attorney: After clerking for a federal judge, I joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where I served as Special Assistant to the General Counsel, then worked on regulatory development and defensive litigation, and finally served as a Branch Chief for enforcement litigation.

Consultant and coach for international environmental development: After completing a special one-year assignment for the Agency for International Development on pollution management, I worked for more than ten years as a freelance international environmental consultant and coach, collaborating with senior officials and their staffs in the public and private sectors of more than twenty countries worldwide, often working in French or Spanish.

Leadership coach: As leadership coaching gained increasing recognition, I formally transitioned into this field so that I could apply my international coaching experience to work with established and emerging leaders in multiple disciplines within the United States. I work with a wide range of clients within the public, private and nonprofit sectors. I also provide change-management consulting services.

ADHD coach: My fascination with ADHD (from the dual perspective of a coach and having many symptoms myself) led me to the specialized field of coaching individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My bright and creative clients include: (1) Adults (mostly professionals); (2) College students; (3) Parents of kids with ADHD and other executive function challenges; and (4) Families, where I coach parents and their adolescent child(ren) with ADHD, both separately and as a family group.

Mentor coach: I am a Registered ICF Mentor Coach, with extensive mentoring experience. I offer my mentor coaching clients a rich opportunity to deepen their coaching skills and self-growth. In addition to providing one-on-one and group mentor coaching for ICF credentialing, I have served for more than ten years as a volunteer mentor coach for One to One: Women Coaching Women (OtO), a nonprofit organization that provides pro bono coaching to women emerging from challenging circumstances.

Healing Services: I am certified in serveral healing services that enhance well-being holistically: Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle form of bodywork that can ease both emotional and physical stress; and Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness, interrelated approaches with well-known potential for positive change.

In addition to my mind-body-spirit coaching practice, I volunteer with these organizations:

One to One: Women Coaching Women. Coaching for economically or socially disadvantaged women who are ready for major growth and change. I serve as a volunteer coach and also as a mentor to other One to One coaches.
 

Georgetown University Program in Leadership Coaching: Mentoring students in my coaching alma mater, while this informal mentoring program was active (2012-2015).

Insight Meditation Community of Washington: Mentoring to help meditators deepen their practice and integrate it more effectively into their daily lives.
 

I am an accomplished public speaker. You can see a video of my talk to the New York Society for Ethical Culture about making conscious choices on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/FaithTalk.


Credentials

My major professional credentials include:

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School. Member of the Bar Associations of New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.
 

Certificate of Leadership Coaching, Georgetown University. Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Past President, North & Central Alabama Chapter, ICF.
 

Certificate in Professional ADHD Coaching for Practicing Coaches, ADD Coach Academy. Member of ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization), ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder).
 

Certificate in Professional ADHD Parent Coaching, ADHD Parent Coach Academy, PTS Coaching.
 

Certificates in Coaching (1) Teens and College Students with ADHD and (2) Children with ADHD, JST Coaching.
 

Certificate in NeuroMovement (the Anat Baniel Method).
 

Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Shea Educational Group. Member of the International Affiliation of Biodynamic Training.
 

Certificates in (1) Yoga Therapy (300 hours), Heaven on Earth Yoga Institute, and (2) Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours), Nosara Yoga Institute.
 




Contact us
:
Faith Halter, Insightful Transitions
Tel. 703-358-9489