Join us May 11 - June 7 for Deep Work by Cal Newport
Best Shelf is completely free and open to all. Throughout the month, we'll be discussing various themes and topics in the book on an ongoing basis. You're encouraged to join in on the conversations, but if you're a bit shy and prefer to sit on the sidelines that's okay too. At the end of the month, we'll wrap up with a live hangout.
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Alicia first became interested in personal development pursuits about 14 years ago, starting a vigorous period of self-experimentation, and eventually passing on what she learned to others.
Alicia’s first foray into teaching was violin lessons after receiving a B.A. in Music. Several years later she transitioned into the health and wellness sphere, coaching fitness and nutrition, before turning to a primary focus in mindset coaching.
Framingham, MA, USA
Allyssa has always been a voracious reader and will always have an audiobook going in the car along with 1-2 books on her bedside stand. Her passion for teaching first started in the fitness industry and she has taught group exercise classes since the mid-90s. When she eventually realized that teaching those classes was the best part of her day, she changed careers so she could incorporate more of it on a regular schedule.
She has been in Organizational Development/Leadership Development for 8 years and enjoys sharing information with her colleagues that makes their jobs easier.
Takoma Park, MD, USA
Liesl is a serial book club enthusiast, having co-founded her first one in the late 90s while living in Austin, TX. (It's still going strong, by the way.) Best Shelf is her first entirely virtual book club. These days she is often drawn to nonfiction titles whose authors can help her reflect on her own journey in mindfulness, but she also loves a good historical novel.
As a Development Director for a DC-based non-profit, Liesl raises money on behalf of innovative new approaches in education. She and her husband have two college-age kids and two dogs, including their new puppy, "Books." Liesl is also an avid runner and crossfitter.