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Robin Wright-Pierce 

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Apprentice , Consultant and Collaborator, and Fire & Water Alumni

Robin is a coach and facilitator of individual and collective liberation with more than a decade of experience cultivating institutional and social change. Robin has worked on issues related to community re-entry and rights for returning citizens, education justice, voting rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration justice, and ending anti-Black police brutality.

Her approaches to change span formal and informal pursuits involving policy and legislative change, community organizing, design thinking and inclusive facilitation, research and advocacy, and field training and development. She is a trained mindfulness practitioner and skilled facilitator equipped in a multitude of modalities such as World Café, Art of Hosting, and Circle Way.


Robin is a thought leader. Her insight and perspective has been captured in NPR’s WBEZ ChicagoKCUR, and WVXU. Her wisdom has been captured in The New York Times, Diversity Issues in Higher Education, CityBeat and in the documentary This Changes Everything now available on Netflix. Recently, she was named one of the top 22 leaders in the country to learn from in 2022 by Bunch, a coaching company. Robin is a proud alumnus of The Ohio State University where she obtained her Masters of Public Administration from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and Kent State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pan-African Studies. 

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LaTanya Wilson

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Apprentice , Collaborator, and Fire & Water Alumni

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Jo Griffith

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Friend and Collaborator

I believe in learning and sharing the skills we cultivate with the collective. I have spent the last 20 years facilitating groups from 2 to 80 people through movement, somatic embodiment, and healing practices. My facilitation work is largely based in my studies of yoga with the incorporation of other modalities such as music and dance. This has been informed in part by spending 3 years as a clarinet performance / music education major at a major conservatory and 8 years studying belly dance. Fascinated and engaged with humans and humanity, I have a BA in anthropology. In addition, I worked for 7 years as an International Trade Specialist at a financial institution and have spent the last 20 years immersed in various philosophical systems largely based out of India and Africa. I love collaboration with others, bringing more ease into their spaces so that their gifts can shine. In this capacity I have worked with yoga studios, energy healing spaces, spas, leadership trainers and even a landscaping company that incorporate organic and native species into their mission. I am registered with the Yoga Alliance as E - RYT® 500, YACEP® .


Libby Smith

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Apprentice, Facilitator, Coach, Collaborator, Fire & Water Alumni

I am committed to guiding individuals and organizations on a journey of rediscovering their humanity. Through my nearly 30-year career in management, higher education, and organizational development I have witnessed the wide-ranging effects of disconnection, as well as the profound impact of deep connection - to self, others, and spirit. As a facilitator and coach, I help people remember and reclaim their connection to their breath, body, spirit, and the land that surrounds them. Through the transformative power of breathwork, somatic practice, and circle facilitation, I aim to cultivate a fully-embodied sense of self-love and presence - for myself, and everyone I work with. 


My work is deeply informed by Emergent Strategy (adrienne maree brown), politicized somatics (via generative somatics and Staci K. Haines), and my 16-month experience with Quanita Roberson and Tenneson Woolf in the Fire & Water Leadership & Rite of Passage. 

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