Katia Petersen, PhD, is the Education Program Director at IONS. She leads her department in the design, delivery, and translation of evidence-based methodologies that build leadership and self-efficacy. She is a clinical psychotherapist, an author, a renowned trainer and educator, and the winner of two Emmy Awards for her work... [Read more]
General Session MCs
General Session presentations will be woven together with music and experiential exercises. One of the most powerful ways to ignite change in our lives and the world is to ask deep and meaningful questions. Throughout the conference, we will practice the beauty of inquiry and meaningful conversation to explore multiple worldviews, allowing us to shift our perspective and recognize common ground.
Our MCs for this beautiful process are, Luisah Teish, Oshun Chief in the Yoruba Lucumi tradition, inspiring storyteller, writer, playwright, and educator, and Katia Petersen, PhD, IONS Education Program Director, Emmy Award winner, inspirational speaker, and trainer of over 65,000 educators.
Luisah Teish is a ritual theater performance artist, a spiritual counselor, and an elder and woman chief in the Ifa/Orisha tradition. She is a writer and the author of six books, including the women’s spirituality classic Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. Luisah coauthored On... [Read more]