Thrive: Setting Boundaries, Finding Peace
Boundaries. We all know we need them to find success with work, family, and friends. They allow us to fight anxiety, codependency, burnout, and more. How can we set healthy boundaries that nurture and grow our relationships? Join us as we discuss what boundaries look like, how identity plays a role in our boundaries journey, and how we can express our needs clearly and without apology.
Michael Madormo has over a decade working in education as a teacher, counselor, camp director, and teacher coach in public and private school settings in Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Palestine. Michael was a 2009 Teach for America Hawaii corps member where he taught high school Special Education, and after five yeras of teaching, he became a teacher coach with Teach for America New Jersey. While working in education, he has been active in anti-racist organizing, a practitioner of yoga and meditation at the Brooklyn Zen Center. His experiences in education, activism, and spiritual practice led him to believe in integrated approaches to healing and the conviction that personal and systemic transformation are interconnected. In his approach to psychotherapy, Michael integrates interpersonal psychodynamic work with mindfulness-based practices and a commitment to social justice. Michael completed undergrad from Boston College, a Masters in Education (M.Ed.) at the University of Hawaii School of Education, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Social Work (MSW) degree from the Silberman School at Hunter College.
Alexa Broderick is a wife, mother, racial equity consultant, entrepreneur, adult learning strategist, and organizational change leader. She currently serves as the Managing Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Teach For America, and is the Founder of The Equity Paradigm, a racial equity consulting firm that provides a suite of learning experiences, capacity-building resources and strategic thought partnership to organizations seeking to advance their understanding and commitment to anti-racism.
Operating from the belief that equitable systems and institutions begin with equity-conscious leaders, Alexa has extensive experience and passion for helping mission-driven individuals and executive leaders develop and apply a racial equity lens and analysis to all aspects of their work.
Alexa has designed and facilitated hundreds workshops on a variety of topics related to race, racism, power, privilege, oppression and liberation across the U.S. and has consulted with over 250 organizations on racial equity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from Elon University and currently resides in Durham, NC with her husband and two sons.