Ana Maria Cardoso, Ph.D.

I started my professional life as a passionate Biologist, got a PhD in the field of genetics, and became a professor/researcher at the University of Campinas in Brazil. After ten years in the field my life turned  180 degrees when  a spiritual life was shown to me and  I moved to California. Here I’ve pursued deep and committed spiritual practices including Vipassana meditation, Gurdjieff’s teachings and different modalities of prayer. This inner journey helped me to become  deeply  present to myself and others and that beautifully refined the quality of the attention I give to others. After that, I experienced another huge shift  when I discovered the fascinating field of neuroscience in my personal quest to understand human behavior, and find solutions for  problems I had in my own life. This search led me to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and its amazing ability to bring change  to deep, long-standing negative life patterns.  That discovery led to Family Constellations, another modality that has an unexpected way of helping people change things that have felt unresolved their whole life.  I earned my NLP Master Practitioner certificate, and I am trained as a Family Constellations Facilitator. I trained under the leading trainers at the nationally known school, NLP Marin. Another powerful influence in my life is Non-Violent Communications (NVC) work, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, which is the best tool that exists for learning skillful communication that forms deeper and more trusting relationships. I have pursued  advanced training in NVC including a course in coaching.  Learning and applying these techniques to myself, opened new horizons in my life in a way that I didn’t expect. The accumulation of all these experiences made me the coach I am today. It's my life's joy to bring transformation to people's lives and help them to move towards what they want: a more fulfilling life.

Be a lamp,
A lifeboat,
A ladder,
Help someone’s soul heal,
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.