The 'How-to' of TRANSFORMATION: Stories from Acclaimed Musical Theater Lyricist, Composer and Director Michael Sottile

December 9, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi

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Since the age of three, when his parents bought him his first piano, musical theater lyricist, composer, and director Michael Sottile was drawn to making emotions and uncomfortable issues more identifiable and accessible through melody. With an intimate understanding and empathy born of his personal experiences, Michael’s work reaches into the universal themes of suffering, self-discovery, growth, spirituality, and ultimately, transformation. In discussing three key stages of his life story, he’ll provide guidance on living with obstacles, figuring out how to overcome them, and making choices such that the clarity you gain and the belief you nurture will bring you to a better place. We’ll touch on topics like bullying, death and mental illness, lifted by what Michael has learned about the forgiveness and healing that creative self-expression, spiritual practice and relationships can generate.

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Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi

Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.

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