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 helped launch Mindful Medicine, a growing non-profit, now serving all healthcare providers. For 6 years she coordinated Mindful Medicine’s retreats and facilitated their Community Practice Group for meditation.
Her joys are her two adult sons, practicing Qigong, writing poetry and creating safe space for inspiring people to grow in performing with excellence.
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“I have been blessed to work with Teddy Gardner and Partnership Works through several key transitions in my career. Our deeply personal work allowed me to move through challenges, opportunities and relationships with colleagues, bosses and board members to create a viable path forward for all concerned. Our work together has helped me to see what is blocking me and acknowledge it with compassion, and to see what draws me forward as a leader and as a human being. “