You are in the right place for meaningful change.
You've always known inside that you were meant for more. That we all are. That something was "off" - about society, about the ways we treat one another, and about the things we believe in. You notice that most people are suffering, and some suffer so much more than others. You are sensitive and you care.
Maybe you made it your career to study this, to make a difference and to help others.
I see you. Teacher, parent, organizer, leader, director, advocate, healer. You have a lot of names. But the one we hear of less; brokenhearted. I also see this in you.
I am here to help.
I know you could do this alone. You have been doing it alone. But you shouldn't have to.
Let's connect and dream freedom possibilities together.
education, healing, and justice
work with me
Compassionate, critically conscious support to embody your personal, professional, organizational and spiritual values.
training & workshops
Learning should be joyful, connecting and empowering. In my workshops, I offer people-centered tools for collective healing, trauma informed practices, conflict mediation, adult culture shift, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Audience: Schools, nonprofits, conferences, organizations and community groups.
Through collaborative coaching, I help leaders increase their capacity for transformative change inside and out. Leaders unlock practical tools for self-care, stress reduction, communication, trauma informed practice, culture change, and embodied leadership.
Audience: Heart and justice driven leaders.
With respect, skill and compassion, I offer space to self-care, self-heal and self-regulate during stressful times. I can help you reach long awaited goals, or simply feel happier, more easeful and more inspired in the life you live.
For individual activists, teachers, organizers, cultural workers, artists and empaths.
I am a parent, a pet owner, a friend, a survivor, a geek, and a nature lover. I have learned that no professional titles will ever reflect all of who I am or my worth. I strive to be human before I strive to be a worker. I identify as Black, Indigenous, Queer and working class allied.
Professionally, I have been working at the crossroads of education, justice and community healing for 16 years. I have extensive experience in mindfulness, trauma informed care, anti-oppressive practices, cultural competency, liberatory education and youth empowerment.
If you want to know my titles, I hold a BA in Humanities, an MA in East-West Psychology, and a 200-hour certificate in Mindful Yoga through the Niroga Institute. I will earn an MA in Counseling Psychology in May 2022, on the path toward becoming a licensed psychotherapist.
I look forward to connecting with you! ~ Candice
C. Valenzuela, brought in a marvelous energy with her to the session and took her time in explaining thoroughly about the topics. I was not confused, everything was well organized, and it was easy to follow along.
Teacher / Bright Star Schools / Los Angeles
Thank you as always for making the space so warm and non-threatening. I always know that even if I'm not 100% all here or not feeling it because of the day I've had, by the end I just feel more centered. The thoughtful conversations just make it feel worthwhile to dig deep and stay as present as possible. Thank you!
Teacher / Oakland Unified School District
"I feel very fortunate to have been coached by Candice for two years while I was a middle school principal. Candice helped me do the mirror work necessary to actualize our vision for equity at the school. I felt very heard and pushed by her coaching, and she helped me develop better praxis around being a leader for equity. Candice is thoughtful, insightful, compassionate, and diligent in her coaching. She is also an excellent facilitator with a deep breath of knowledge and strong skills in emotional intelligence. My practice improved from my time with Candice and I would recommend her without hesitation."
Leader / Oakland Unified School District
"Working with Candice in my role as a school administrator has profoundly shifted my practice. Candice has helped me to broaden my awareness for addressing issues around equity, as well as bringing those insights into existing school systems. She is beloved by my staff for her way or raising challenging topics in a way that engages and pushes thinking. Candice has the unique skill set to build meaningful relationships with staff, an understanding of system level changes, and thoughtful and responsive facilitation skills."
Leader / Oakland Unified School District