Biography

My mission is to inspire, validate, and support the creative ideas and projects of my students and clients.

I am Julianne Davidow, a certified coach, college writing instructor, and published author in New York City. I’ve always been involved in creative projects, and my life has given me opportunities to do a lot of different things and travel to various places. For several years I lived in Italy, and Italy and the Renaissance have been my creative inspiration. I like to help my clients do what is meaningful for them.

When appropriate, I incorporate mindfulness skills in the coaching process. A yoga student and practitioner since I was in my teens, I have also practiced Buddhist meditation for over 20 years, and I have been fortunate to receive numerous teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other masters. Practicing meditation and yoga has made an enormous difference in the quality of my attention and focus, and in meeting the life challenges we all must face. Scientific research shows that mindfulness skills and other focusing techniques do influence the processes of the brain. 

Other mind-body methods I have studied extensively include: Focusing; ACTAcceptance and Commitment Therapy Coaching; EFTEmotional Freedom Technique; breathwork; and journaling and other writing processes.

Education

At Mentor Coach, LLC, an ICF accredited training program, I have had extensive life and ADHD coach training and am a Certified Mentor Coach, as well as an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.  My affiliations include: The International Coach Federation,The Focusing Institute, and Pen America.

At Sarah Lawrence College, I majored in Comparative Religion and Literature; at The Monterey Institute of International Studies, I studied Education and received a teaching credential with a focus on teaching English to speakers of other languages. I’ve also studied writing at the University of Iowa, Kenyon College, and New York University.  At The City College of New YorkI received a master’s degree in Language and Literacy, and I teach writing there as an adjunct lecturer.

Writing and Books

On my other website, Julianne Davidow, I write a blog on writing and creativity. I have also had articles and non-fiction essays published in various magazines. My first book, Outer Beauty, Inner Joy: Contemplating the Soul of the Renaissance, was published in 2010. It is a selection of passages and images from some of the great writers and artists of the Italian Renaissance, along with brief essays. Outer Beauty, Inner Joy illustrates the classic Renaissance ideal of beauty and reveals an ecumenical wisdom–one that reaches across the boundaries of different belief systems.

An important part of Renaissance philosophy had to do with finding the beauty in the world around us and within us, and using it as a path to connect with our deepest desires and creative impulses. I like to bring this spirit into my work, and I look forward to encouraging you to explore your own unique talents and sources of inspiration.

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