Assistant Dean, Naropa
Dr. Gloria Nouel currently serves as Assistant Dean for Program Development and Strategic Initiatives at Naropa University and as an Assistant Professor in the Transpersonal Psychology program. She has a PhD in Existential-Phenomenological approaches to Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. Gloria was a psychology faculty and program director at Chatham University. She also worked as a psychotherapist and manager for the Women’s Counseling Center of the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Gloria has done program development and community organizing throughout most of her working life. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for the past 15 years.
She is Naropa's lead organizer for the Wisdom 2.0 Boulder Conference
Jenna Buffaloe is an organizational leadership consultant, facilitator and coach with Axialent, a consulting company based in Argentina with clients all over the world. In the last four years, Jenna has run Conscious Business workshops for such clients as Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Boston Consulting Group, in which leaders explore the "being" qualities of responsibility, humility and integrity, and the "doing" skills of conflict resolution and authentic communication.
Jenna began her career as a lawyer, graduating from Harvard Law School and practicing as a public defender and then as a corporate litigator. After a stint as a spokesperson for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, she returned to school for a Masters in Jungian Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Jenna lives in Boulder, CO, where she is an avid yoga practitioner, writer, and mother to a baby girl, Serafina.
Soren is the founder and host of the Wisdom 2.0 Conference, the annual event exploring living with awareness and wisdom in the technology age. He is also the author of Wisdom 2.0: Ancient Teachings for the Creative and Constantly Connected (HarperOne, 2009).
Somatic Healing Arts Practitioner
Jennifer Peck, LCSW, CMT, is a bilingual psychotherapist working for The Mental Health Center Serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties at Clinica Family Health Services. Jennifer is passionate about bringing loving, embodied presence to all her interactions, including friends, peers, clients, co-workers, supervisors, and cashiers at the grocery store.
Jennifer's body-mind explorations include bodywork, meditation, Authentic Movement, Contact Improvisation, Active Witnessing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Hakomi, and dancing in her kitchen.
Strategic and Leadership Consultant
Kristen has been consulting, coaching, and training organizations for over twenty years on a variety of strategic and leadership matters. She blends right and left-brain approaches from her prior experience as a CPA, software developer, improvisational performer, and body-centered psychotherapist.
Whether working with cultures, teams or individuals, her primary focus is developing the inner lives of individuals as they make a difference in the world.
Greg Burdulis has been practicing meditation over 20 years. He recently returned from Burma where he practiced intensively for 6 years as a monk. He has taught meditation in Burma, Thailand and the USA. He currently leads mindulness classes in various settings, including the advertising agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B).