positive psychology
for LIFE & WORK

fulwiler volk

for education

dana 

1:1 COACHING

Jill M., Educator and wellness lead

Dana's wellbeing knowledge and passion are contagious and every time I get to spend with her I always leave energized with powerful questions to consider and practical ideas I can implement. She is incredibly generous with her time and expertise! I learned more from a few hours with Dana than I have in years of University! She is able to explain different practices around wellbeing in a way that is simple, practical, and impactful. If you are lucky enough to cross paths with Dana, your work will be forever impacted! Her knowledge of making positive wellbeing change is only matched by her passion in this area!

"Your work will be forever impacted "

Kellie Cummings, Vice President of Marketing at VIA Institute on Character

Dana is a first-class consultant, visionary, and critical thinker. As a partner, Dana is completely committed to shared goals from the first conversation and begins percolating on creative ways to unpack the project. She’s one of those rare collaborators you want to turn to time and again, because the process and the end product are sure to dazzle. As a visionary, she can see innovative ideas and creative approaches while staying on-task and avoiding fruitless tangents. As a critical thinker, she fine-tunes the goal, the work process, and the final deliverable for both efficiency and quality. All of this she does with admirable flexibility and curiosity — while making others feel valued. It’s always really exciting to work with her — an energizing rush from beginning to end. 

"first class  consultant, visionary, and critical thinker"

Jason Young & Krista Reynolds
Superintendent | Assistant Superintendent

Dana is incredibly knowledgeable, flexible, and outgoing, so working with her was always a joyful experience. She accommodated our needs and always went above and beyond. Dana's influence has helped guide a major priority area in our strategic plan as well as supporting outcomes with attainable targets. She inspired staff with ideas for making schools a better place to teach and learn. She shared her expertise in ways that made it practical for staff to understand, and flexible to add to the schools' direction. 

"Dana's influence has helped guide a major priority area  in our strategic plan"

Sarah B., Educator, Coaching client

Dana walked me from a place of overwhelm into a renewed sense of energy and hope through small shifts that felt approachable. I felt seen and supported. Working with Dana connected me to a world of wellbeing resources, and empowered me to deepen my connection with myself. I can walk forward from a place of groundedness and clarity.

"Dana walked me from a place of overwhelm into a renewed sense of energy and hope "

Helping you live  & work

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When we experience more aliveness and alignment in our lives and work, the positive ripple effects create a better world for everyone. One life at a time.

I specialize in psychological richness, self-discovery + empowerment, CAREER pivots, and helping you get your gulpiest BHAGs: Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals! 🔥 

I help human-centric workplaces of all kinds and sizes create impactful, science-backed wellbeing solutions that last. together we identify tiny-tweaks to enable human flourishing. 

big picture 💫

With unique combined expertise in wellbeing science, positive psychology, learning design and education, I offer creative projects and services that help: 

ALIVE +
ALIGNED

  • People  like you live your most aligned, delicious version of "the good life" (not someone else's!).
  • Workplaces  create environments of mattering that people actually want to work in. Win-win.

Places I've contributed

white paper co-authored with
Rebecca Kirstein Resch, CEO of inqli
and the Digital wellness Institute

WHITE PAPER:
QUESTIONS ARE THE ANSWER

FROM the  PORTFOLIO

recent works

Improving Business Impact and Employee Well-Being by Democratizing Access to Knowledge with Purposeful Tech


episode 25 co-hosted on our top-rated teacher fan club podcast

NEW PODCAST EPISODE:
THE SCIENCE & PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY AWE

with Dr. Dacher Keltner, Director of the Greater Good Science Center

Invited speaker at the ata'S women in educational leadership speaker series and summit

KEYNOTE SPEAKING: WOMEN IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SERIES

Wellbeing in Education: From What's Wrong   to What's Possible

Upcoming - The Good Life Redefined: Personalizing Your Path to Fulfillment

INVITED GUEST ON THE PEOPLE TEACHING PEOPLE PODCAST

listen to the full episode

INVITED GUEST ON THE PEOPLE TEACHING PEOPLE PODCAST

LET'S CONNECT

I WOULD LOVE TO WORK together 

do we sound like the right fit?