Paradigm shifts both personally and professionally can lead you into a wilderness that feels like the Arizona desert: unyielding, hot as hell, lonely, thirsty, disorienting, and seemingly barren. In this unfamiliar territory, if you are alone, you are often unable to see the desert for what it actually is: a resilient habitat teeming with life and breathtaking beauty.
You’re not alone. My name is Shaleen. I’ve been in the desert a long time.
My work sits at the intersection of spirituality, communication, and collaborative power. Professionally, I am a bi-vocational communication specialist currently working as an Executive Culture Coach & Theological Activist. I have a long history as a Coach, Public Speaker, Ordained Minister, Interfaith Spiritual Director, Certified Enneagram Practitioner, Preacher, and Executive Coach.
My Bachelor’s degree is in interpersonal and organizational communication from Arizona State University, and my post-graduate work includes an in-depth study of theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as a Master of Divinity through Christian Theological Seminary. I hold professional certifications as a Life Coach, Interfaith Spiritual Director, and Enneagram Trainer. I am also a doctoral candidate exploring the connections between Open and Relational Theology and Emotional Intelligence.
I am a corporate consultant at Culture Conscious––guiding the journey toward Integrative Intelligence and a co-founder of Desert Voices—a resource hub and podcast designed to inspire and connect those who are exploring their spirituality. I also run my own practice in Spiritual Direction utilizing the Enneagram. Personally and professionally I am committed to gender equity, racial justice, and advocacy with the LGBTQ+ and accessibility communities.
In all my work I focus on emotional intelligence and communication skills: curating liberating resources, and creating content so life feels as alive and interconnected as it truly is. It is my joy and life's work to champion others in harnessing their power, finding and trusting their voice. I am guided by the core values of curiosity, synchronicity, and collaborative power. I desire to contribute to pushing the human race forward as we evolve from Homo sapiens towards what social scientists are beginning to call Homo luminous.
“What are the words you do not yet have? What do you need to say? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence?"
- Audre Lorde