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Amina Knowlan
Amina Knowlan

About consultant

Professional Experience

1991 – Present Training & Consulting; Executive & Team Coaching in Leadership Development& Creating Highly Collaborative, Innovative and Sustainable Teams

Coaching Process See Attached

1991 Present Matrix Leadership Institute
Founder, Director, Senior Trainer, Consultant, Executive & Team Coach, Speaker and Author

2005 Present Sun-Moon, LLC, Coaching & Consulting:
Matrix based coaching, integrating somatic and transpersonal awareness and practices for individuals, business partners, teams, couples and small groups.

1992 2004 Psychotherapist, Coach and Trainer in private practice.
Boulder, CO. Practice included individuals, couples and groups. Conducted women’s empowerment workshops in cities throughout the U.S.

1983 1995 Hakomi Institute (Body-Mind Psychotherapy)
Trainer and Certified Therapist.
Conducted workshops and trainings in the Hakomi Method of Psychotherapy in Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL and Germany.

1982 1992 Wellspring, Partners in Health Holistic Medical Clinic, Boulder, CO
Owner, Psychotherapist and Executive Committee

1980 1983 Private Practice in Psychotherapy
Columbia, MO

1977 1990 Frontier Associates, Training & Consulting
Co-founder, Director, Trainer and Consultant
Offering consultation and training for personal, professional and organizational development

1976 1982 Counselor, Director of Outreach Services and Programming, Director of Groups Programming, University of Missouri-Columbia
Managed individual caseload; supervised interns; designed and conducted process consultation, training, and implementation of programs for university departments and professional schools; conducted training programs for the city, county and state governments.

Related Professional Experience and Organizational Clients

Coach Institute Saint Petersburg, Russia 2011 Present
Training, Consulting and Coaching - Integrating Matrix Communication with transpersonal and somatic approaches; and with leadership development, team building and strategic planning

American Academy of Communication in Healthcare (AACH) Consultant, Trainer & Facilitator, 1999 Present
Ongoing consultation, design, training and facilitation at the annual week-longWinter Course for Faculty Development

Lehigh Valley Health Network MATRIX Center for Inter-professional Collaboration 2013 - Present
Training, Consultation and Coaching for Executive Team and Practice Coaches, Practice Managers and Clinical Coordiantors

Western Washington University Western Leadership Advantage LEADS program Featured Campus Speaker& Trainer January, 2011
The Human Side of Sustainability: Using Matrix Leadership in Classrooms, Organizations and Communities

Matrix Emerging: Bi-Annual Conference 2008 & 2010
Keynote Speaker, Conference Planner, Facilitator

2010 Matrix Emerging: Matrix Group Dialogue Process

Fully-Embodied Woman: Remembering Women's Lives and Bodies as Sacred, 1985 Present
Founder, Ceremonialist and Guide
Womens residential retreat offered annually in cities around the country.

Hakomi Conference: Conference Presenter
2006 - Toward the One: Developing a Relational Matrix as the Foundation for Groups, Organizations & Communities
2008 - Matrix as Heart-Brain: Distributing Amplified Fields and Roles; Realizing Radical Inter-Connection in Groups

Hakomi Conference Presenter, 1986 1995
Topics included Group Psychotherapy, Ethics & Psychotherapy, Hakomi in Groups, and Utilizing the Therapist-Client Relationship as the Therapeutic Vehicle.

Elizabeth Cogburn - Taos, NM, 1980 1992
Studied and participated in Sun Dances, Long-Dances, and earth-based wilderness rites of passage. Included study of Native American (Lakota & Hopi) spirituality, Shamanism, Ritual, Ceremonial Dance, Hermetic astrology and Kabala.

David LaChapelle - Vision Quests, 1980 1983
Participated in Vision Quests and Soul Quests in southern Colorado.

Center for Transformational Psychology - Faculty and Consultant, St. Louis, MO, 1983 1985
Led Summer Solstice Ritual for Sea Change (week-long residential retreat); Movement Arts Workshops, Workshops in the Body-Mind Connection

Keynote Speaker & Presenter: Holistic Health Association of Mid-America Symposium, 1982.

President, Board of Directors & Co-Organizer: Holistic Information Network, Columbia, MO. 1980 -1982

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 1975 1977
Seminar on Teaching Psychology for select upper level undergraduates, general experimental psychology, child psychology and theories of personality.


Coach Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; Kideria, St. Petersburg, Russia; MATRIX Center for Inter-professional Collaboration, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Mayo Clinic, Patient-Experience Teams; University of CA-San Francisco Medical School; AACH; Collaborative Groups; Grass Lakes Sanctuary; Burnham Law Firm; Vail Resorts; CATechnologies


Education and Training

M.S. in Teaching & Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
Concurrently fulfilled requirements for M.S. in Counseling Psychology in addition to Teaching

B.A. in American Studies, University of Maryland-College Park, 1972
Additionally completed pre-medical course work, 1972-1974

University of Texas, Austin Texas, 1968 - 1970

Certified Hakomi Therapist & Trainer - Hakomi Institute, Boulder, CO, 1983
Completed 16 week training with Ron Kurtz and staff in Body-Centered Psychotherapy. Certification, 1983; Certified Trainer, 1984 – 1995.

National Training Laboratories (NTL) for the Behavioral Sciences
Graduate Student Professional Development Program, 1976- 1978

Training in personal, group and organizational development; and in design and evaluation of training programs

Gestalt Institute of Minneapolis, 1977
Gestalt Therapy Training