GET TO KNOW ME

Hello!  I'm Brandy DeOrnellas.  I am a Bay Area native and live in the East Bay with my husband, son, and pup.

 

I studied at UC Berkeley, Harvard Law, and UC Davis. I practiced law for several years before transitioning to coaching.  My transition from law to coaching led to a deep interest in life design and transitions.  

A lifetime of experiences led me here.  I worked as an advocate for seniors in long-term care, but wanted to do more to promote their joy and reduce suffering.  I transitioned to public policy, but realized I am motivated by face-to-face engagement, not macro-level reform.  In my law practice, the most fulfilling moments were when I offered encouragement and compassion, not legal advice.  Each of these experiences revealed my design and led me to coaching. 

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EDUCATION

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

JURIS DOCTOR

FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENT

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

BACHELOR OF ARTS, SOCIAL WELFARE

HIGHEST HONORS

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

BACHELOR OF ARTS, POLITICAL SCIENCE

HIGHEST HONORS

COACHING CERTIFICATIONS

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL COACH FOR LIFE AND WORK 

INTERNATIONAL COACH FEDERATION

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH (PCC)

 

PREPARE/ ENRICH

CERTIFIED RELATIONSHIP COACH

MEDIATION 

CERTIFICATIONS

HARVARD MEDIATION PROGRAM

MEDIATION CERTIFICATION

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

MEDIATION COURSE

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL

MEDIATION CLINIC

BERKELEY LAW 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE