Ignite Your Potential: Cultivating Multi-dimensional Wellness and Mental Health
Diane L. MacDonald the Owner of A Woman Alive and Education Alive, both divisions of It Takes A Village Wellness and providing transformational wellness education and professional development through comprehensive trainings, workshops and one-to-one coaching joins Enterprise Fit Radio.
Diane works with school districts, businesses and entrepreneurs; her passion is building communities that ignite human potential.
- What is Multi-Dimensional Wellness and what was the motivation for creating this model?
- What is the cost when we limit our wellness perspective to only “physical” health? How can this model support leadership and employees?
- Why the emphasis on Mental Health? When you speak to business leaders and entrepreneurs what is there reaction to bringing mental health education and support to the workplace?
- What are the biggest mental health challenges you see in our workplace today?
- Explain the Three Keys to Ignite potential. Can you provide example, for each key, of a tool or strategy you teach and how they address these challenges?
Diane is a mother, teacher, motivator, entrepreneur, healer, coach, yoga teacher, and mindfulness educator. She has been a successful small business owner and consultant for the past 25 years. Her life’s path has been one of continual learning and discovery and has always been about inspiring others to take risks, to live in possibility and to their fullest potential. She is passionate about building communities that ignite human potential.
The formation of It Takes A Village Wellness is a result of that passion, bringing together all of Diane’s work under one roof. Through It Takes a Village Wellness Diane delivers wellness programs and workshops to businesses, teaches private yoga and delivers mindfulness training. A Woman Alive is Diane’s transformational coaching practice with a focus on women entrepreneurs and women in transition. EDUCATION ALIVE™ Wellness Programs were created to help schools and businesses create cultures of wellness and mental health. Diane created a multi-dimensional model in her approach to wellness and her work with individuals, schools and businesses emphasizes the growing need to empower ourselves with tools for self-awareness, the cultivation of our emotional intelligence, and a mindset of possibility.
Her past endeavors include owning Artful Events, an event planning company, and as a consultant to not-for-profits. Diane was also the founder and owner of the Telamon Community Center, an after-school program in Medway, MA, that served special needs families offering a home-like environment, whole foods, yoga classes and community events. Diane has her M. Ed., is an E-RYT with over 5,000 hours of teaching yoga to both children and adults, attended the Coaching Training Institute, and holds additional certificates that support her work providing tools and strategies to cultivate multi-dimensional wellness and mental health in our schools, businesses and communities.
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