Atieno Bird

Title Coach, Trainer
Education M.A.,Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va.
B.A., Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Inspiration “My yoga school founder liked to say live "as is" and "as if." “Awareness of Sensation through Internal Scanning” helps me observe all my emotions as welcome visitors, and “ASsumeresponsibility In Full” for life as my creation reminds me not to forsake my power.”

Atieno Bird is a coach and trainer with Greenleaf and is part of the team supporting USAID’s Jordan mission. Her expertise contributes to the development of high-performance workplace cultures in numerous areas. Some of these include resilient leadership development, operational stress mitigation, staff development and management, communications, and conflict resolution. She also supports other Greenleaf clients with training and facilitation services.

With 20 years of experiential training, facilitation, and coaching experience, Atieno has served hundreds of professionals in a wide range of corporate, healthcare, law enforcement, nonprofit, multilateral, and government organizations. Some of these include World Bank, NASA, FEMA, GSA, SBA, Accenture, and Adventist Health. In addition, she has coached over 200 private clients and facilitated psychodrama groups in a day treatment program for homeless adults in Washington, D.C.

Atieno has lived in or worked with clients in Botswana, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian Territories, Peru, Spain, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, and has studied Spanish and German.

She earned her Master of Arts degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., and her Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative religion from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Atieno holds coaching certifications from Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. She is also certified as a psychodramatistby the American Board of Examiners and as a yoga instructor by the Yoga Alliance; she trained in Appreciative Inquiry and VOICES 360.

What inspires Atieno? “I am inspired by a phrase from my yoga trainer, Don Stapleton. He liked to say live ‘as is’ and ‘as if.’ Awareness of Sensation through Internal Scanning helps me observe all my emotions as welcome visitors, and Assume Responsibility In Full for Life as my creation reminds me not to forsake my power.”

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