Amy Greenleaf Brassert MSW RSW
I remember as a kid, when asked “what do you want to do?” I would reply, “I want to help people”. I began my “helping career” as a candy striper in high school. I remember wheeling patients to surgery (not something I’d be allowed to do these days!) and talking with them in the elevator. I was pretty shy but found it “easy” to talk to these people. And over the years I have learned that help comes in many forms. That sometimes when we think we are helping we are not, that sometimes when we feel helpless we are not, and that sometimes,
when we think we have “done nothing”, we have, on the contrary, helped beyond measure.
The power of a kind word or gesture still overwhelms me.
I am an explorer, an adventurer, a risk-taker, an organizer, an hopeful creator, a skier, a sometimes runner, a photographer and an artist, an appreciator of nature and an observer of relationships.
I thought I might describe myself as a “Relationship Re-combobulator”. Just like the place in the airport where you go after security to re-assemble yourself after being discombobulated by the process, my role is to help people “re-assemble” their relationships in new, creative and innovative ways that promote health and growth.
After graduating from college, in 1985 with a major in Psychology, I went to work “in the field” for two years before deciding to go back to earn my Masters of Social Work (MSW). In 1989 I completed a MSW at Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. Since then I moved from Boston to Seattle and Seattle to Toronto. I have attended numerous training’s along the way and I earned a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Washington Extension Program in 1997. Before leaving Seattle I began exploring the world of coaching through Mentor Coach a yearlong program designed with mental health therapists in mind. After leaving Seattle, I wanted to look closely at my relationship with my work and business. I completed further training as a coach with the Coaches Training Institute and The Center for Right Relationship along with a ten-month Leadership Program also with the Coaches Training Institute.
I believe that change happens in relationship to others. And I hope we’ll cross paths, whether for a long or short while, no matter where you are on your relationship journey.
~ Amy Greenleaf Brassert
“I would love to live
Like a river flows
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.”