About Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper

I belong…

  • Laughing and cooking with my life partner of almost 25 years and my two young adult children
  • In my communities of practice with white people unlearning racism, in multiracial circles centering Adlerian Social Justice, and in my shame-naming circle centering Brené Brown’s work
  • On the beach and amidst the redwoods
  • By myself in meditation and spiritual practice
  • When I’m dancing with others
  • Sharing food and laughing with my friends and extended community

If you wish to partner with a coach who shares more aspects of your identity, please reach out and I will connect you with some of my collaborators.


I am…

  • A mother, daughter, sister, aunt, life-partner, coach, facilitator, healer and teacher
  • A white cisgender, straight, currently able-bodied, woman of European and Persian ancestry who was raised by straight and queer parents
  • Parenting two queer children who are now 18 and 21
  • An Adult Third Culture Kid who grew up in Hong Kong, Singapore and on the East Coast
  • A dual citizen of the USA and UK who attended British schools until I was 11

Education and Certifications

Foundations in Somatic Abolitionism, 2022
The UNtraining, Untraining White Liberal Racism, 2019 – 2022
Train the Trainer: Strategies for Facilitating Courageous Conversations on Race, 2021
Racial Healing Allies & Embodied Racial Healing Allies, 2020
Certified Realization Process Meditation, Embodiment and Healing Ground Teacher, 2019

Certified Integral Coach New Ventures West

New Ventures West, San Francisco 2015

Certified American Montessori Society Administrator

The Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New York, 2013

Certified Positive Discipline Trainer & Educator

Certified Positive Discipline Trainer in Schools and Parenting, 2010
Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, 2007
Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator, 2006
The Positive Discipline Association

M.S. Early Childhood Education

Wheelock College, Boston

B.A. Religious Studies with an Emphasis in Women’s Studies

Occidental College, Los Angeles