Reimagining Work Well-being
Meet your coach: Dominique Ferrera-Hawkins
I am passionate about all things related to cultivating work well-being. Over the course of my nearly two decades of professional experience, I have worked in a variety of leadership roles in both the private and nonprofit sectors. I have led and managed individuals, teams, programs, and projects, and have overseen pivotal department transformations. I've also successfully navigated three career transitions of my own.
I also know how important it is to experience both agency over our career paths and integration between our work and personal lives. In my first career as a lawyer, I worked long hours and traveled frequently for work. This left me with little time for my personal well-being, friends, or family. After making a career change to work in the social impact and nonprofit sectors, I found that things were not that much better.
After years of high stress roles, suffering through toxic work cultures and leadership, on top of caregiving responsibilities for a family member with a disability, I eventually experienced burnout. I took a step back by taking on a role that allowed me some room to breath. But I did not know what my next career move should be. Unfortunately, I soon found myself forced to press pause on my career after the sudden and tragic death of a younger sibling. During my career break, I focused on my health, well-being, and on personal growth and self-development. And, through an arduous process of healing and discovery, I gained the clarity I needed to live my purpose, follow my passions, and embark on my new career journey.
I utilize my understanding of human psychology and behavior to meet my clients where they are, and I partner with them to help them move toward where they want to be. Incorporating evidence-based coaching techniques, motivational tools, and mindfulness-based practices, I help my clients gain clarity, identify action steps, behavior changes, and mindset shifts that will create greater alignment in their lives. I believe that everyone deserves the space and time to holistically explore how they can lead a more joy-filled life and experience a more integrated self; I trust that each of us has the capacity to transform our lives in truly meaningful ways.
Over 17 years of professional experience
Certified Psychological Safety Coach
Certified Professional Coach
Post-graduate studies in organizational behavior and psychology
Training in psychometric theory and assessment
Employment, civil rights, and anti-discrimination legal experience
Certified yoga instructor
Training in mindfulness and trauma informed techniques
Candidate, ALM in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Harvard University Extension School
Juris Doctorate, St. Thomas University School of Law
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Santa Clara University
Certified Professional Coach, International Coach Academy
Certified Psychological Safety Coach, Psychological Safety Coaches
Certified Yoga Teacher, Mindful Motion Yoga
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
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