Expert Guide

Mindy Schlimgen
Nature-connection, Meaning in Metaphor, Ceremony

Mindy has actively practiced connecting with nature for over 4 decades since she was an 8-year old Girl Scout. She refers to herself as a trained environmental scientist and advocate, a recovering grant writer, a certified nature-based coach, and most recently as a certified soul & strategy business coach.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forest Management, and a Master’s degree in Water Resource Management with Sustainable Development. As a returned Peace Corp Volunteer in the 1980s, she worked with rural communities on reforestation efforts in Guatemala. She has worked at profession management levels for various national nonprofit organizations, including American Rivers and The Nature Conservancy.  She also trained at the Earth-based Institute in Boulder Co for over 300 hours in professionally coaching people in nature. She is credentialed through the International Coach Federation and recently served on their statewide Board of Directors.  Mindy is a life-long learner who loves deepening into life and creating ‘compassionate connection’ which she defines as two parts: 1) grounding and centering with ourselves by going within to find our strength and peace; and 2) sharing our heart-centered selves with others, respectfully.