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Sandra Cohen

Master Coach--Executive Development

I've been training since: 1990

I've been with SA since: 1995

Biography

With several years as a Mental Health Therapist I moved from Los Angeles to Seattle in search of a new life. I began at Service Alternatives as a consultant and a trainer. Though I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both adults and children with disabilities over the last 25 years my current passion is in supporting employees. I am excited about creating foundational learning, coaching and trainings to aid employees through their growth and development. I believe by supporting and training employees they learn to optimally contribute to their work, their clients and their communities. Employees also develop their own unique talents and abilities, which ultimately lead them to achieving their maximum potential. I am committed to providing employees with the latest opportunities in training, coaching, readings and a wide variety of other innovative tools as a means of creating an optimal learning environment.

Interests

I love movies especially independent and foreign films. I also enjoy bike riding, hot yoga, playing board/card games and following fashion trends.

Degrees

  • BA in Psychology
  • MA in Psychology
  • MA in Human Development

Certifications

  • Dependable Strengths Instructor
  • Integral Life Coach (November 2009)
  • Windmills Instructor
  • Certified Conflict Trainer through Volunteers of America

What does training mean to me?

For me training provides a unique interactive experience which offers participants insight into their personal value systems and biases while developing increased cultural awareness and improved ability to relate effectively with each other, those they supervise, and to the public. My training methodology is based on the fact that learning and change occur optimally through personal involvement and direct experience. Thus, participants are not lectured to, but instead are challenged to analyze their perceptions and biases, to experiment, to share, and to learn from each other. This sharing of knowledge opens the lines of communication among participants and across cultures, genders, and backgrounds.