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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 Harvard Law and practiced law for several years before transitioning to coaching.

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. 

My interest in mediation began after spending time in the courtroom witnessing the difficulties faced by parties in litigation.  Mediation is different.  Like 1:1 coaching, it's a creative, empowering process where parties get to design their own lives.

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL  |  JURIS DOCTOR  

Borchard Fellowship in Law and Aging

James Vorenberg Equal Justice Fellow

Ms. JD Fellow

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY  |  BACHELOR OF ARTS, SOCIAL WELFARE  

University Highest Honors

Social Welfare Departmental Honors

U.C. Berkeley Social Welfare Alumni Community Service Award

 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY  |  BACHELOR OF ARTS, POLITICAL SCIENCE

University Highest Honors

Political Science Departmental Honors

EDUCATION

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  |  COURSE ON MEDIATION WITH DAVID A. HOFFMAN

HARVARD LAW SCHOOL  |  MEDIATION CLINIC WITH HARVARD MEDIATION PROGRAM

BERKELEY LAW  |  COURSE ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PRACTICE WITH JUDGE MARC L. GOLDBERG

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