I am whole-heartedly committed to serving people who wish to embrace inner transformation and upgrade their capacity for skillful outer action.
As a young girl growing up between London and Southeast Asia, I was always fascinated by different cultures, social realities, and how we can relate when our worlds collide. Compelled by the desire to be purposeful and support justice, I started out my career as a lawyer in London and Singapore, where I excelled in the fields of litigation and arbitration. But I soon realized that I would never be satisfied with these ways of resolving conflict that, by design, could only deliver win/lose outcomes that privileged one side over the other.
I needed to know that more was possible - for the benefit of all.
I firmly cemented my move into conflict resolution through some gritty and soul-searching years in New York, where I received my Masters of Science in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University, later taking on a Teaching Associate role there focusing on strategies for systems transformation. After serving in the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Senior Leadership Appointments Section and certifying as a mediator with the New York Peace Institute, I researched and practiced conflict facilitation, peacebuilding, mediation and gender-sensitive security approaches within the United Nations system in partnership with multiple international non-governmental organizations and universities.
Over time, I developed my own unique approach to help leaders connect, integrate the intelligence in the diversity of their teams, and foster creativity and cooperation. By becoming self-aware and learning to pay attention to the energetics of change, my clients communicate and conduct themselves with clarity and compassion, thus transforming their relationships and renewing the souls of their organizations.
I published my first book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart in 2020 with Shambhala Publications, co-authored with Diane Musho Hamilton and Gabriel Wilson. Currently based in the healing, alchemical island of Kauai, Hawaii, I am enlivened and inspired by nature, movement, stillness, and deep, heartful connections with all our relations.
How to Speak and Listen from the Heart
A new book from Diane Musho Hamilton,
Gabriel Menegale Wilson and Kimberly Myosai Loh
Our definitive guide to learning effective skills for engaging in open and honest conversations about divisive issues.
This book intends to show that compassionate conversations can happen, even when challenging, and our differences can inform and inspire us, rather than overwhelm and divide us.