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. 

EDUCATION

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

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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