Association of American Educators
International Association for Journal Writers
League of Vermont Writers
While ilene considered her mother to be nosy, she thinks of herself as having the more noble characteristic of curiosity. People and their motivations are her foremost fascination; the choices they make, the relationships they maintain, and the behaviors they engage in. A favorite adage is, “Think Outside the Box” and while her goal is to be adventurous and progressive, she thinks sometimes the walls of the box hold her in and confine her too much even though others have accused her of flattening walls that should have remained intact.
She is a natural born leader who loves to change lives by teaching, telling stories, and creating meaningful connections among people in order to facilitate growth and self-awareness. Solution-orientated as a woman who is a transformational catalyst, she believes that what people know from the inside out is the most powerful kind of knowing. Having an innate sense of the world’s suffering, ilene sees communication, connection and relationships as keys to empowerment.
Discovering connections, continuous personal growth, and making sense of it all is the foundation of how she functions in the world. Her favorite things besides reading a really good book are having deep philosophical conversations and learning something new and sharing it with others. It is that desire to dig deep and understand the complexities of life that is at the heart of her business ie facilitation. Blending the love of the written word with the aspiration of being a life-long learner and teacher, ilene has developed a business to showcase her skills as an educator, author, facilitator, and consultant.