Angeles worked nationally and internationally as a professional and personal consultant and with organizations, groups, communities, professionals and individuals. Drawing upon her bi-cultural background and lifelong work as a cultural anthropologist, educator, mediator, and award winning author, Angeles was known for her deep commitment, integrity and her skills for facilitating positive and sustainable changes with individuals and organizations. She sought what is possible, beyond what is knowable to serve the individual and collective greater good. As a cultural anthropologist, educator, mediator and author, she brought a deep commitment, diverse and extensive experience, authentic, compassionate and direct approach to her work with thousands of individuals over 45 years.
Private Mentoring & Consultations
Angeles did personal and professional mentoring around life transitions such as work, health, relationships, creative projects, professional development, improved problem solving and communication and interpersonal issues are only a few areas of her expertise, and did consultations, locally, nationally and internationally. Mentoring sessions, which encompass elements of coaching, is more direct, focused and strategic, in that an individual worked with Angeles on “next steps”. Mentoring is not psychotherapy or past oriented, but instead focuses on “present-forward”, in addressing an issue and engaging possibilities that can support success, achievable outcomes and goals. Individuals often sought guidance or mentoring related to personal and professional work, relationships, creative projects, life transitions or when looking for new openings and possibilities beyond what they have achieved or previously considered. Ideal for people in work, relationship, health, financial or identity transitions.
Professional Consultations: Organizations, Teams and Communities
Angeles’s diverse and extensive experience included assisting individuals and groups in the fields of: medicine and hospice care; education (elementary to higher education); corporate and business; coaching and mediation; sports and performance; counseling and psychology; arts and media; religion and spiritually; cross-cultural and perennial wisdoms. She was known for her skillful, direct approach to issues, in addition to her compassionate and authentic ability to give voice to what is most important. Angeles had a gift of inspiring others through her consistent approach to seeking what is the best in the human spirit and calling forth individual and group gifts and talents. Angeles' extensive experience in international work, conflict resolution and improving communication skills were used in diverse organizations and settings and she and worked with educational, medical, business, religious and legal institutions.
Information about Angeles Arrien's work and outreach in the world...
Angeles Arrien was an anthropologist, educator, award-winning author, and consultant to many organizations and businesses, including the Fetzer Institute. She lectures nationally and internationally; conducting workshops that bridge cultural anthropology, psychology, and mediation skills. Requests for her expertise have taken her to Bali, China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Germany, Ireland, South Africa, and Canada. Her work with multi-cultural issues, mediation, and conflict resolution has been used with the International Rights Commission and the World Indigenous Council. She has also presented her material on the Cable News Network (CNN).
Keynote addresses and presentations include those given at the Gorbachev Foundation State of the World Forum, Wharton Business School, International Women’s Forum, Leadership Institute of Seattle, International Global Learning, American Leadership Forum of Silicon Valley, Kellogg Foundation, Motorola Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Bob Barkley Foundation, Professional Business Women's Conference, California Judicial Court Family Services, National Organizational Development Network Conference, U.S. Journal Training, Inc., Odwalla, International Association of Public Practitioners, Grupo Femsa / Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc Moctezume and Grupo Pulsar (Mexico), and the International Peacemaking Conference with three Nobel Prize winners.
Within the medical community, Angeles consulted with Kaiser Permanente Group, Pride Institute of Colorado, California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Community Hospitals, Planetree Foundation, Columbia Rose Medical Center, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Dr. Arrien taught in the University of California system at Berkeley, Los Angeles, Irvine, Davis, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco. She has been an associate professor at two Bay Area graduate schools, the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She co-designed and implemented the Social and Cultural Anthropology Program at CIIS and received their Distinguished Teaching award. She is also core faculty of the Metta Institute offering educational trainings on mindful and compassionate care of the dying.
She was the Founder and President of the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research, and has been a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Arrien’s research and teaching focused on values and beliefs shared by humanity cross-culturally, and on the integration and application of multi-cultural wisdoms in contemporary settings. She taught universal components of leadership skills, communication, health care, and education. Her work revealed how indigenous wisdoms are relevant in our families, professional lives, and our relationship with the Earth.
She is the author of seven books that have been translated into fifteen languages, including: The Four-Fold Way™: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary, (published by HarperCollins, San Francisco); Signs of Life: The Five Universal Shapes and How to Use Them, winner of the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award; and The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom, winner of the 2007 Nautilus Award for best book in the category of Ageing. Her latest book, Living in Gratitude: A Journey That Will Change Your Life was released in the fall of 2011. In addition, she has written numerous articles and teaching modules on a variety of topics and has received three honorary doctorates in honor of her work in philosophy, transpersonal psychology, religion and spirituality.