Worlds Biggest Hearts
Rhonda Magee - Guest Speaker
Professor Rhonda V. Magee is a teacher of mindfulness-based stress reduction interventions for lawyers & law students, with a focus on minimizing social-identity-based bias.
A full-time faculty member at the University of San Francisco since 1998, and a full professor since 2004, Rhonda has been named Dean’s Circle Research Scholar, served as co-director of the University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, and co-facilitator of the Ignatian Faculty Forum faculty development program. She teaches Tort; Race, Law and Policy; and courses in Contemplative and Mindful Law and Law Practice. Rhonda is a trained and highly practiced facilitator, with an emphasis on mindful communication. In 2015 she was made a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute, and in 2019 was named as one of world's most important women in mindfulness.
William Fley - Founder and Chief Executive,
Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher
William is a clinician in private practice with a speciality in 'Absent fathers' and trauma. A fully accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and Breathworks Mindfulness, he is the founder of MNPC. He holds Master's degrees from Birkbeck College, the University of London and Roehampton University. Working within community organisations in marginalized communities, William aims to bring awareness of racialized trauma through mindfulness-based interventions. He continues to pursue his passion to eliminate the cultural and other barriers to accessing mindfulness, by encouraging cultural awareness and responsiveness.
Sheila Balgobin - Retreat Coordinator
Sheila has been an active member of the Black, African and Asian Therapist Network for 10 years. Known as The Dream Decipherer, she teaches people how to extract the information contained in their dreams to create the life they dream of and deserve.
Sheila is a fifth generation Dreamer, with the gift of dream interpretation and natural intuition. She has backed up her gifts with training as a practitioner of various natural therapies and is a qualified psychotherapist.
For over 20 years Sheila has helped clients around the world, using techniques such as: reiki, vibrational essences and mudras (hand yoga).
Adviser & Guest Speaker
Dene offers Buddhist and mindfulness retreats across the UK and Europe, with a focus on engaged Buddhism and social action. He is based in the North of England. His work includes offering Buddhist chaplaincy within prisons and mental health hospitals. A Dharma teacher in the Zen tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Oliver Taylor - Event Coordinator
Oliver is a freelance writer, advocate and trainee mindfulness teacher. He is one of the first people in the UK developing under the Ruth King course and guidance program, 'Mindful on Race'.
Oliver is also our Administrator and Event & Retreat Coordinator who has been responsible for implementing the first global online POC retreat
He's a core member of our team.
Ade Adeniji - Advisor Board
Adé Adeniji is a certified Coach, Group Facilitator, Consultant, Interfaith Minister & Spiritual Counsellor. He is a Certified Daring Way™ and Dare to Lead™️ Facilitator, programmes based on the research of Dr Brené Brown which explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, empathy and worthiness.
Adé is co-founder of ‘The Quest for Gay Men’, a UK-based social enterprise that delivers personal development programs aimed at transforming the relationships gay, bi and queer men have with themselves, others and the world they inhabit.
As a practitioner Adé adopts a holistic approach in all aspects of his work, this involves working with individuals, teams and organisations to give voice to making the implicit explicit, with a view to having conscious courageous conversations and showing up wholeheartedly.
Ade is passionate about exploring the individual’s inner landscape to see how that plays out in day-to-day interactions. He is also keen on helping clients cultivate the necessary habits for consistent emotional hygiene.