Dr. De Vida Gill has created a unique system, integrating the arts, mental health, and education to help creatives and creative thinkers unmask their potential and embrace their authenticity to manage their lifestyle without compromising themselves. As a Transformational Coach, Creative Strategist, Educator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and Consultant, Dr. Gill has worked with groups spanning from youth to adults to develop programs to help manage challenging roadblocks and busy lifestyles, addressing 10 Core Life Areas within the 4 Quadrants of Focus.
Much of the system she created is a result of the challenges she faced. When confronted with the challenge of determining how her two daughters would need be at school by 8 a.m. while she held a full-time job, for Dr. Gill it wasn't about the 'HOW but rather the 'WHY.'" In addition, her daughters attended school in two different counties four hours away from each other, Dr. Gill wasn't going to buy into others' limiting beliefs. She created a proven system, the techniques and skills to manage her mindset, and the roadmap to unmasking her potential and embracing her authenticity so that she could manage her lifestyle without compromising herself. Dr. Gill had a strategic system to help her decide what was best for her on her terms. She uses and teaches the same system and strategies to others.
Dr. De Vida Gill has over 25 years of personal, professional, and program development experience and training working with nonprofits, for-profits, schools, communities, and government entities. With a background in the arts (performing and literary), mental health, and education, Dr. Gill integrates the three fields of study into her daily work, whether developing programs, facilitating training, or working with clients. Her passion is to help people enrich their lives, embrace their uniqueness/authenticity, and unmask their potential through integrating the arts, mental health, and education.
Dr. Gill is a Certified Transformational Coach, Creative Strategist, Educator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Trainer for both adults and teens. She holds a Doctor of Education from Pepperdine University, a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Dr. Gill is the author of multicultural children's books and a self-development book. She is the proud mother of two.
Dr. Gill's current interests include: writing children's books, leadership effectiveness, team development, personal development, exploring the integration of music and mental health and its effect on enhanced learning, exploring social-emotional expression through storytelling and its effect on enhanced learning, using the arts as a pathway blending traditional and alternative solutions to self-awareness, and interpersonal relationships.
Mahogany Vida Unlimited (MVU) is the answer to the question... "Who Am I?" The Mahogany Vida Brand signifies being Unlimited! It's more than an ATTITUDE; It's a LIFESTYLE! It's about self-enhancement, development, maintenance, knowing the inner YOU, and getting yourself in order within your personal, professional, or private life. It is the the absolute essence of the body, mind, and spirit incorporating the Triple P Lifestyle and 10 Core Life Areas. It's about discovering, identifying and embracing your uniqueness, your challenges as well as your accomplishments. Despite your circumstance, it aids in identifying your feelings, processing and embracing your emotions, falling forward vs backward. It means to get back up and creatively move forward despite the challenge, in essence, "getting your Mahogany Vida in Check."
The body, under the Mahogany Vida Brand, represents your personal center. It is the foundation from which you are grounded and continue to stand despite any pitfalls you may have experienced.
The mind, under the Mahogany Vida Brand, represents your daily life. It encompasses all the choices you make, the lessons you learn and are taught, and the experiences you seek. It is here where you seek guidance and forethought via word of mouth, audio, video, or text.
The Spirit, under the Mahogany Vida Brand, represents your whole persona. It releases all of your inner strength, attitude, desires, and determination into the atmosphere to see, hear, and feel.
The Lifestyle incorporates that of your personal, professional, and private life. The ability to manage is not inconceivable as long as you understand that your 10 Core Life Areas are all interchangeable as well as interdependent. The management of each life area is dependent on another. It is the understanding that holistically one area affects another and they are not separate entities. It is ultimately one system.
Personal - Who Am I?
How do you relate to others? How do others see you? How do you present yourself in the spotlight? (eg. ambitious, supportive, flexible, competitive, analytical, etc...)
Professional - Who Am I Creatively?
What is your trade and/or gift and how do you present it to the world? How do you find solutions, create ideas, and tackle challenges. (eg. time management, team building, leadership, forward thinking, etc..)
Private - Who Am I Beyond The Spotlight?
What are your emotions behind closed doors, when no one else is looking? What are your innermost thoughts and behaviors? (eg. anger, anxiety, depressed, stressed, overwhelmed, happy, hopeful, etc...
The mission of Mahogany Vida Unlimited (MVU) is to enhance communities by providing services integrating arts & entertainment, mental health, and education to embrace the absolute essence of the mind, body, and spirit and maintain balance within individuals Triple P Lifestyle (Personal, Professional, and Private lives) by channeling into one of the Ten Core Live Areas. Additionally, too counsel, coach, consult, and/or train creative and creative thinkers to embrace their uniqueness, authenticity, and passion while enhancing their self awareness, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
Therefore, programs and services are designed to empower creatives and creative thinkers to unmask their potential and embrace their authenticity, so that they can mange their lifestyle (without compromising themselves).
In the spirit of the Mahogany Vida Brand, a primary goal is to provide an array of services to you, as the creatives and creative thinker, with a broader understanding of a healthy lifestyle and a more lasting sense of well-being. MVU focuses from within, what MVU believes are the Ten Core Life Areas of a person's life: Spirituality, Finances, Family, Employment, Emotional Well-Being, Housing, Physical Well-Being, Social Well-Being, Education, and Service to Others.
Instead of the traditional problem-centered focus of conventional techniques, MVU applies a strength-based, client-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than the symptoms and/or current situation. MVU takes you on an interactive journey to help you discover your authentic self, learn proven tools/skills to help manage your lifestyle, and find clarity in your life through the process.
MVU combines the discipline of modern science with the wisdom of ancient healing and takes advantage of the knowledge of several disciplines including coaching, artistic expression, psychology, social work, and more. What this means is that you have the opportunity to work with other creatives and creative thinkers and MVU to develop an integrated treatment plan that will best address your whole person.
Mahogany Vida Unlimited (MVU) is designed for you, as the creative/ creative thinker, within the arts & entertainment, mental health, and education community who traditionally have busy schedules and active lifestyles to uncover your emotional roadblocks and rediscover your passion and zest for life. Using a variety of tools, for both individuals and groups, MVU provides a comfortable and safe environment to nurture the emergence of your authentic self beyond the spotlight.
Incorporating a fusion of integrated tools and techniques within the fields of the arts, mental health, and education, MVU's goal is to cater to the enhancement and management of your personal, professional, and private life.
Having worked within the arts & entertainment community, MVU provides a series of interactive services for small settings (individual/group) as well as events (large and small) where you can comfortably unmask, removing personal and professional layers, ultimately allowing yourself to get your Mahogany Vida in check, in a confidential, safe venue beyond the spotlight.
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