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Tovi Scruggs-Hussein
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Tovi Scruggs-Hussein a visionary, healer, and award-winning urban educator with almost 30 years of leadership and transformation experience. She is internationally recognized for her signature approach of moving from Leadership Do-ing to Leadership BE-ing™ and Emotionally Intelligent Equity & Inclusion™. Recently, Tovi has been recognized by Mindful Magazine as one of the Powerful Women Leaders of 2021 who are igniting the world with courage and wisdom. She walks her talk of courageous leadership being cultivated by meditation, resilience, and self-mastery, having had a daily meditation practice for almost 30 years, and also sitting four week-long silent retreats. Tovi is on a mission to heal our leaders and organizations through SELf-Transformation for School & Systemic Transformation®. Tovi is a certified coach and has been personally trained by Brene Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead™️ Facilitator to train others in courageous leadership with a lens of inclusion and belonging. Yet, the very best leadership training she ever received has been the 17 years she spent as a high school principal. She is a founding adjunct professor of Trauma-Informed Leadership with an Equity Lens at Mills College and was the National President for Coalition for Schools Educating Mindfully from 2019-2022. She is also the visionary of Racial Healing Allies®, a movement to create truly inclusive schools and organizations. Tovi cultivates conscious, connected, and courageous leaders world-wide.
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United States
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Development, with an Equity & Inclusion Lens
Genos Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Search Inside Yourself Certified Teacher, Certified Dare to Lead Teacher, Certified Dynamic Mindfulness Instructor, New Ventures West Certified Coach; 26 years meditation practice; over 25 years educational leadership; published author
20+ years
Search Inside Yourself (SIY)

Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute: 12-month teacher training program (Jan. 2015-December 2015), consisting of four, five-day quarterly in person training as well as virtual and homework in between live sessions, supported by coaching, pod groups and mentoring. Culmination was a two-day practicum, written questions and board certification.

Niroga Dynamic Mindfulness - 1 year; Oakland, CA. Promotes equity through trauma-informed mindfulness and movements, strengthening resilience and empathy in schools and communities.

Having had a practice for over 25 years, my teacher is the School of Self-Mastery: Life itself and my connection to it all.

The following is a list of teachers hired by the organizations of my certifications: Mark Coleman, Marc Lesser, Meg Levie, Laurie Cameron, Linda Curtis, Bidyut Bose, Coleen Armstrong-Yamamura, Rosalind Lwin

Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute & New Ventures West Integral Coaches Community

Leadership Development, Racial Healing/Equity & Inclusion, Trauma-responsive Resilience & Well-being


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