Teddy Gardner, M.Ed., PCC, WHE has a masters in education, is a Professional Certified Coach and Whole Health Educator. She is also an Academic Professor, Certified in Mindfulness and a Facilitator whose expertise with mindfulness-based practices is woven into all aspects of her business, Partnership Works. As a Whole Health Educator, her training is through the National Institute of Whole Health (NIWH).
With a background in rehabilitation counseling and over 10 years facilitating mindfulness-based practices, Teddy brings a diverse depth of experience to her work. She has worked in the corporate arena doing leadership training with teams, as well as the non-profit sector providing retreats, teaching mindfulness and contemplative practices for transforming consciousness. Clients include: business entrepreneurs, academic staff, physicians, directors and managers, some of whom are associated with companies such as Puget Sound Energy and Nike.
Teddy was an adjunct faculty member in the Communications Department of Marylhurst University for 7 years, where she taught coaching and business leadership development. She was also a facilitator for a Wellness and Resiliency Program being piloted for the Oregon State Department of Corrections (DOC) Staff for several years, teaching skills founded in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
In combination with her private practice, Teddy works as a mindfulness instructor and consultant to the Board for Mindful Medicine, a growing non-profit. She facilitated the launch of Mindful Medicine’s retreats for physicians, which now serves all healthcare providers. Her joys are her two adult sons, practicing Qigong, writing poetry and creating safe space for inspiring people to grow in performing with excellence.
“Working with Teddy has been a life changing experience. I am so open to the possibilities that are around me every day I feel like I’ve stepped into a whole new point of view of life. I have gone from fearful and uncertain to fully embracing life and striving to live fearlessly. Teddy is a master at her craft of coaching. I am honored and grateful to have the privilege of working with her.”