“As a child of the only Jewish family growing up in a small town in rural upstate NY, I quickly learned the painful lessons of anti-Semitism, racism and exclusion. This laid the groundwork for a lifelong commitment to racial justice work defined early on as a teen activist that worked to get MLK day recognized in my school district, as a diversity trainer in NYC public schools in the 90’s and later through my work in progressive philanthropy to support community organizing.”
Amanda Berger, CPC Amanda brings twenty-five years of social justice experience to her coaching practice. Amanda has an extensive background in progressive philanthropy and transformational leadership development through her work with the Funders Collaborative for Youth Organizing, the Women Donors’ Network, Rockwood Leadership Institute and Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER). Amanda has a special interest in the design and management of effective collaborations and networks.
She is passionate about working with women leaders who want to step into fuller leadership roles while staying connected to their values and what’s most important in their lives. Deeply attuned to trust and safety, Amanda works with clients to explore their greatest hopes and fears with an eye toward “what’s possible” and creating new habits and ways of being.
Amanda brings practical experience, direct communication, compassion and accountability to her coaching sessions. In addition to her coaching practice, Amanda consults with foundations and social change organizations interested in fostering collaboration, learning communities, networks and policy change.
She is a co-coordinator of the GED Prep Program at San Quentin Prison and a facilitator in training with the Victim Offender Education Group at CCWF, Chowchilla. Amanda is an affiliated coach with RoadMap, Rockwood Leadership Institute and a co-founder of www.coachingforjustice.org. Amanda lives in the Bay Area, has two daughters and a “cat-dog” named Zuma.
Amanda lives in Berkeley, CA.