Dr. De Vida Gill is no stranger to a busy schedule and an active lifestyle. For the past 25+ years she has been fusing art and entertainment in the creation of programs and services to help individuals recapture their authentic self. Working with groups spanning from at-risk youth to adults, she has developed programs to help manage the rigorous lifestyles of today addressing each of the 10 Core Life Areas within the 4 Quadrants of Focus. Along with her many accomplishments, there were definitely mountains to climb and obstacles to overcome but she embraced the challenge by falling forward vs backward using the proven techniques, skills and tools that she has learned and/or created over the years. It is with this knowledge that she created the Vida Blueprint of Success and the 3 Steps to Recharge You Series.
She practiced how to get her "Mahogany Vida in check" by identifying, analyzing, and learning something from each situation (positive or negative), thereby enabling her to make educated decisions to either adapt, redevelop and/or recreate not only herself but how she felt and responded to each situation. She realized it wasn't the final destination that mattered but who she became in the process.
With a background in the performing arts, mental health, and education, she integrates the 3 fields of study. 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. She has incorporated her creative talent into her daily work whether developing programs, facilitating trainings, or working with clients. Her passion is to help people enrich their lives, embrace their uniqueness/authenticity, and unmask their potential through integrating music & entertainment, mental health, and education.
Dr. Gill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Life Transformation Coach/ Strategist, Educator, Speaker, Author and Trainer for both adults and teens alike. She
holds a Doctor of Education from Pepperdine University, Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
Some of Dr. Gill’s current interests include: STEAM Education, cultural organizational changes to support young adults of the 21st century, multicultural children's books, leadership effectiveness, team development, personal and professional development, exploring the integration of music and mental health and its effect on enhanced learning, and utilizing the performing and visual arts as a pathway blending traditional and alternative solutions to self-awareness, interpersonal relationships, and a healthy life.
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