I Want to Work With James

Do These Statistics Bother You?? 


    • 1/3 of youth suffer from stress and anxiety.  


78% of students polled reported not having healthy coping skills. 


SUICIDE is the 2nd leading cause of death for teens. 


46% of employees do not report the stress that affect their work. 


Teacher burnout and turnover costs districts Millions of dollars annually.  


67% of staff do not get adequate movement in their day to stay healthy.

But despite these challenges, I remain steadfast in my mission to help schools:

  • Beat Burnout by providing the tools and  skills needed to manage stress and anxiety, relax, and build healthy practices.
  • Love YOGA... Ok they may not love it but they will see how to use the practice for school success.
  • Live WELL by learning Social Emotional wellness skills students can meet challenges in school and life.

The demands on students and teachers are ever increasing academically and emotionally? These challenges impact schools ability to excel.

This is where I come in. Join me in creating campuses that live up their potential in healthy ways.






As a top Social Emotional Learning speaker in the nation, and School Stress Strategist it's my aim to forestall the Burnout epidemic in education, by addressing the mental, and physical health crises affecting students and educators today. 

By Beating Burnout, we decrease teacher turnover rate, student disciplinary actions, and increase academic performance.

That's why I'm irrationally passionate about inspiring educators, parents, and students to live well, for better education, and healthier lives!

Well, Here's My Story...

Born but not breathing! I was yanked out of my mother as the doctors yelled code blue, and my body slowly began turning the same color, as my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck. Eventually I took my first breath but it wasn’t until much later in life I really began to breathe. 


After feeling choked and cut off from my passion as an educator I began to become “burned out”, until once again breathing saved my life, but this time it wasn’t the operating room it was the yoga mat.


That's why I'm irrationally passionate about inspiring educators, parents, and students to include wellness in their lives for better education, and healthier lives!


As a self-care strategist focused on student success, educator Burnout and Wellness, I've spent over a decade speaking at schools, conferences, mentor programs, and staff training seminars, about stress management and social emotional learning.


With over a decade+ years of mental and physical wellness training, I have gained first-hand insight into what it takes to not only inspire students and educators but also incorporate wellness for necessary success.


Also, I have had my own struggle with self-doubt.


As illustrious as my accomplishments, 

I did not always believe in myself.  

I struggled as many do with low self-esteem, and bouts of anxiety and depression.  

You see… I was born without enough oxygen, but I just thought “I wasn’t enough” because my traumatic birth that made me feel insecure.

I thought, “I am not supposed to be here I can’t… I won’t... and I’ll never!” 

This thinking kept me fearful and doubtful about my academics and my personal wellness. 

However, after reluctantly taking a yoga class, learning strategies for life success and personal achievement, I’ve turned my wreck into relaxation and you can too! 

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