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Biography

Cathy Coleman, PhD, is the Global Community Liaison and Planned Giving Associate at IONS. She is impassioned about working with IONS’ network of community groups to strengthen networking and communication between IONS hubquarters and community groups, and to foster vibrant, thriving, interconnected community groups. She is also enthusiastic about helping people make a lasting difference through planned giving.

Cathy has many years of experience directing various aspects of pioneering educational institutions, including budget management, staff supervision, and developing and implementing effective policies and procedures. She attained her doctoral degree in East-West psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She held an administrative role at CIIS from 1982–2001, which included human resources director and dean of students. She was president of Kepler College in Lynnwood, Washington from 2001 to 2003. She has been on staff with IONS since 2003 and was the Executive Director of EarthRise Retreat Center from 2008-2013. One of Cathy’s passions is empowering young people, and in service to this passion she directed eight youth conferences, including three for IONS. She is married to consciousness pioneer and author Ralph Metzner.

Events

  • Workshop

    Conscious Aging: Age-ing to Sage-ing

    Group Exploration and Reflections - Meeting 5 of 8

    Facilitators
    Cathy Coleman, PhD Co-Facilitator, Rose Welch Co-Facilitator
    • Sep 25, 2014
    • San Anselmo, CA
    Join us for a lively exploration of conscious aging through inspiration, dialogue, writing, and group sharing to:
    •  Claim Your Elderhood
    •  Embrace Self-Compassion & Authenticity
    •  Align Relationships
    •  Engage in a Life Review
    •  View Life and Death as a Spiritual Journey
    •  Surrender Gracefully and Enjoy Happiness
    •  Create A New Vision of Aging

    Workshop ...
  • Workshop

    Conscious Aging: Age-ing to Sage-ing

    Group Exploration and Reflections - Meeting 6 of 8

    Facilitators
    Cathy Coleman, PhD Co-Facilitator, Rose Welch Co-Facilitator
    • Oct 2, 2014
    • San Anselmo, CA
    Join us for a lively exploration of conscious aging through inspiration, dialogue, writing, and group sharing to:
    •  Claim Your Elderhood
    •  Embrace Self-Compassion & Authenticity
    •  Align Relationships
    •  Engage in a Life Review
    •  View Life and Death as a Spiritual Journey
    •  Surrender Gracefully and Enjoy Happiness
    •  Create A New Vision of Aging

    Workshop ...
  • Workshop

    Conscious Aging: Age-ing to Sage-ing

    Group Exploration and Reflections - Meeting 7 of 8

    Facilitators
    Cathy Coleman, PhD Co-Facilitator, Rose Welch Co-Facilitator
    • Oct 9, 2014
    • San Anselmo, CA
    Join us for a lively exploration of conscious aging through inspiration, dialogue, writing, and group sharing to:
    •  Claim Your Elderhood
    •  Embrace Self-Compassion & Authenticity
    •  Align Relationships
    •  Engage in a Life Review
    •  View Life and Death as a Spiritual Journey
    •  Surrender Gracefully and Enjoy Happiness
    •  Create A New Vision of Aging

    Workshop ...
  • Workshop

    Conscious Aging: Age-ing to Sage-ing

    Group Exploration and Reflections - Meeting 8 of 8

    Facilitators
    Cathy Coleman, PhD Co-Facilitator, Rose Welch Co-Facilitator
    • Oct 16, 2014
    • San Anselmo, CA
    Join us for a lively exploration of conscious aging through inspiration, dialogue, writing, and group sharing to:
    •  Claim Your Elderhood
    •  Embrace Self-Compassion & Authenticity
    •  Align Relationships
    •  Engage in a Life Review
    •  View Life and Death as a Spiritual Journey
    •  Surrender Gracefully and Enjoy Happiness
    •  Create A New Vision of Aging

    Workshop ...
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Recent Comments

  • NEW! - Breaking News from IONS Research Apr 04, 2012

    I love this new feature of IONS' research "Breaking News." It was great to hear about the project in Portugal. Thank you Cassi and team for this new initiative.--Cathy Coleman

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