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Dawn Neal

My interpersonal work is grounded in profound respect for the potential and resilience of the human heart, mind, and spirit.

As a Coach and Interfaith Chaplain (Spiritual Counselor), I inspire, accompany, and support people through growth, transformations and life transitions of all kinds, shapes, and sizes.

  Whether you are reimagining work, exploring new possibilities, cultivating a healthy and balanced lifestyle, or coping with grief and loss, you will be met with kindness, presence, deep listening, wisdom, big picture thinking, and clarity.    

As a member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, I am committed to the highest level of professional and interpersonal integrity. Follow these links for more about the APC ethical and professional standards.


Experienced. Vetted. Skilled. 

I initially received Integral Coaching certification and opened my coaching practice in 2010. Since then, I earned an MA focused on Pastoral Counseling (otherwise known as spiritual care counseling or chaplaincy), as well as Buddhist Studies. The degree was followed by 15 months of hands-on clinical pastoral training at Stanford Healthcare and Sequoia Hospital. In 2020, I successfully passed a rigorous board certification process with the Association of professional chaplains, and am currently completing my hours. In addition to coaching and meditation teaching, I now serve as a staff relief chaplain for Stanford Healthcare.

I have actively supported professional caregivers, patients, meditation practitioners, creative professionals and the general public since 2010, including as a meditation coach and teacher in clinical environments.

Educational Qualifications

Master of Arts

Graduate Theological Union and Institute of Buddhist Studies

Berkeley, California

Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Art

East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, Tennessee

Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Professional Level (CMT-P, IMTA)

Integral Coaching Certification, 2010

New Ventures West, San Francisco, California

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