Fear no more could be the theme of Ivy Woolf Turk’s session at American Spa’s Women in Wellness Leadership Conference on March 6. The freedom fighter, storyteller, motivational speaker, and professional life coach will present a discussion on “Navigating Through What Causes ‘Dis-Ease’ – A Workshop on Cultivating Fearlessness Even in Difficult Times.” She will share a host of tools to help reduce physical, mental, and emotional barriers to healthy living. Women feeling disconnected from themselves and others, isolated, or alone will find comfort in Turk’s story and leave feeling reconnected with their own sense of power and possibility. Those feeling ill at ease, overwhelmed, stuck, or afraid to make desired changes will renew their ability to dream and create powerful visions for their lives. An International Coach Federation (ICF) and Points of You certified life and resiliency coach in private practice, Turk is also the founder of Project Liberation, where she works with women across all stages of the criminal justice involvement as well as those imprisoned in their lives in one way or another. She works with both men and women who feel stuck in a part of their lives and assists and supports them in finding their way to sustainable freedom and joy.
She is also a consultant to the justice Advocacy Group, LLC, in Alexandria, VA, a 2017 Center for Social Innovation Agent of Change Fellow, and a founding member of the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. She was recently hired by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct coaching groups in its new Health Equity Centers.
Turk has a unique perspective on incarceration, homelessness, and re-entry. A former exec in the advertising and real estate businesses, she found herself caught up in a situation with criminal consequences. While incarcerated at Danbury Federal Prison Camp, Turk taught GED English literacy, yoga, and meditation to groups of demographically diverse women. She also co-created C.H.O.I.C.E.S, a group of federal inmates who went out into the community to speak to at-risk youth about the consequences of poor choices.
For more information or to register, check out American Spa's Women in Wellness Leadership Conference.