I am an educator, coach, trainer, and an aspiring author.
I have a master's degree in education with a focus in child and adolescent development, and has earned various business, mental health and other certifications. I am also a National-Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), and an adjunct professor for a local community college. I have been an member of Toastmasters, a public speaking club, for over 10 years. I stutter and am a proud advocate of an inclusive and neurodiverse world. I am Spanish-speaking first-generation American, and continue to grow my awareness and advocacy related to matters of equity and inclusion. I have over 20 years of professional experiencing leading and managing child and human services programs in private, public and non-for-profit settings.
I was born in Santa Cruz, raised and living in Watsonville, California, and am proud to work with students, clients and organizations around the
Central Coast, Bay Area and around the country virtually.
At the heart of how am I am to shows up and support others is my meditation practice. I follow Vipassana and Insight traditions, as well as mindfulness-based evidence-based practices, to support my ability to be self-aware, which in turn allows me be able to stay present with more ease. When I am regulated and present, I am able to attune and be present with and for others, and I am able to come from a place of wisdom, inter-connection, love, compassion and care. This practice supports by ability to "see the big picture" while holding reverence for the present moment and appreciation of what wisdom we/I can glean from the past.
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Oscar providers coaching and educational services to promote stress reduction, health and overall wellbeing. Education can be an important complement to medical care; however, it is never a substitute for diagnosis, treatment, or care of disease by a medical provider.
Oscar does not dispense medical advice nor prescribe treatment.