Janet Fouts brings a wealth of perspectives to her trainings and retreats honed from more than 40 years of experience building relationships while working with hospitality, technology, marketing and nonprofit professionals. She also understands the intricacies of entrepreneurship from raising venture funding and running a dot-com start-up, Tatu Digital Media, an award-winning digital marketing agency.
As Human Potential Facilitator at Nearly Mindful®, Janet combines approachable tools from mindfulness-based emotional intelligence and cognitive behavioral therapy to teach resilience strategies to individuals and organizations. Her “Microdosed Mindfulness®” allows anyone to learn skills to reduce stress, improve focus, and awareness of ourselves and others. These simple tools and strategies can change the way we work together and live our lives from a more grounded place, which benefits all we encounter.
Janet is an acclaimed public speaker, podcaster and bestselling author of 7 books. Her most recent, “When Life Hits the Fan - A Mindful Guide to Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others” comes from her own experience as a family caregiver and the stories of others on the same journey. Her expertise in this area brought invitations to present 2 TEDx talks on a mindful approach to self-care and compassion.
Seth L. WACHTEL
Seth Wachtel is the Director of the Architecture program at the University of San Francisco. He received his MArch from UC Berkeley and has worked in architecture and/or construction in more than 25 countries. His focus is culturally and environmentally appropriate design and the development of innovative construction techniques that produce regenerative and aesthetically fitting buildings and landscapes for human environments. Professor Wachtel teaches the Community Design Outreach, International Projects, and Construction Innovation courses, which provide students the opportunity to work on real-world local and international design/build projects for underserved communities and threatened environments. Co-founder of the organic community garden on the University of San Francisco campus, Seth is actively involved in the production of shelter communities and food security gardens in urban areas, as well as regenerative processes in rural and peri-urban regions. Among his awards are the NEH Chair, Distinguished Teaching Award, Service-Learning Award, Frank Beech Award, College of Arts and Sciences Full-Time Faculty Service Award, Humanitarian Engineering Award, and a Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for Humanities. He serves on the boards of Groundwork Institute, Self-Sustaining Communities, and the Building Beauty program.