BE KIND, FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET IS FIGHTING
A BATTLE YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
Authority Magazine, March 2022
Through my coaching and advocating, I am working to address what I would call a trauma epidemic. As a society, we often look at people who are struggling and treat their behavior rather than looking at their intention. We treat the symptom but don’t meet the need underneath. Thus, the cycle continues.
Kathryn Greenberg is a Certified Life Coach specializing in mindfulness, trauma, and addiction. She shares her journey of healing as a way to show those who may be struggling that their life is worth living. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Greenberg moved to Sarasota, Florida in 2013, and wonders why she waited so long.
Kathryn’s unique approach is informed and inspired by the time she spends working with people in very difficult circumstances – jails and courts, homeless shelters, residential treatment centers, and human service agencies. Kathryn discovered that within those individuals, living in terrific pain and struggle, lies a store of inner strength, which when mindfully accessed, can liberate them from the darkest of places.
In addition to managing her practice and continuing her work as a tireless ‘hope evangelist,’ Kathryn serves on the boards of the Salvation Army of Sarasota County, Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center, and Purpose House Transitional Homes.
She attended Boston University and Marymount University, and holds a degree in Developmental Psychology. She is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. She loves dogs, dessert, and anything crafty. Her gratitude for each day is off the charts.
Kathryn’s philosophy was developed from her extensive professional and personal experience, conducting hundreds of seminars and programs to create what she calls Mindful Emotional Regulation (MER). MER is grounded in Kathryn’s core belief that while we cannot always change what the world hands us, we can decide how we respond to it.
MER is a process of personal empowerment rooted in mindfulness as an essential component to understanding ourselves. It provides the tools to fully acknowledge and accept life exactly as it is, rather than how we wish it to be. Only then can we understand that we respond to our thoughts, not the circumstances. This will enable us to heal and evolve as individuals with the awareness to fully appreciate the joys of life.
MINDFUL EMOTIONAL REGULATION
Kathryn speaks to organizations and businesses about how they can help team members understand their deepest potential contribution, the power of empathy at work, and what it means to be heard.
Kathryn frequently advises leaders, companies, non-profits, and government agencies on the development of programs and policies rooted in acceptance, empathy and kindness that have far-reaching, organization-wide effects.
“Kathryn’s work is a lifeline for those walking through the hardest times. She walks alongside those who are struggling, those on the verge of giving up, and rather than pulling them to safety herself, she teaches them to do it on their own. She walks with them from trauma to triumph, from despair to determination, and equips them with the skills needed to recognize that their lives are worth living.”
- Chris Johnson, CEO of Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness, Inc.
"Our entire Mission Services Team participated in mindfulness and emotional regulation classes with Kathryn. The feedback from the team was amazing – they loved the classes, were totally engaged, and were able to use the skills she taught them in their lives. I could tell that the conversations we were having with our customers were changing them for the better. I would recommend these classes to anyone. Kathryn proved to us that Wayne Dyer was right: 'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.'"
- Margie Genter, VP Mission Services at Goodwill Industries - Manasota, Inc.