Emily Frost is serving as the Executive Director of Stepping Stones until she has a baby boy in late October (yay!). She will take leave until January 2018, when she will return to support with the SSP program, training and other organizational needs. She is thrilled to serve in this way, and to help welcome our new full time Director into the community.
Emily has been working with the Stepping Stones Project for almost 4 years in various capacities. She was last titled the Marketing & Outreach Manager. She facilitates groups of youth and parents, assists with outreach and training, and provides support for the entire organization.
Emily Frost is an artist and mentor working with youth and families in the Bay Area. She is the visionary behind LOVE YOUR NATURE, a movement devoted to girls and women awakening to their inherent wisdom, power, and purpose. Emily works with young people and adults, in groups and individually, as a counselor, rites of passage guide, experiential educator and consultant. She facilitates programs that develop social, emotional and spiritual intelligence, with a focus on girls coming of age.
She has taught art, mindfulness, ecology, and been a specialist in social emotional literacy curriculum in many venues throughout the Bay Area; mainly UC Berkeley, Park Day School, Prospect Sierra, Summit K2 Middle, the Young Artists Work Space (YAWS), Westside Studio, and the Gazebo Park School at Esalen Institute. Most recently, she has served as a consultant with Greenwood School in Marin and was a panel member with a Creation Spirituality Conference at UC Berkeley on Rites of Passage, Intergenerational Wisdom, and Spirituality.
A renaissance woman who has already lived many lives, Emily holds dual degrees in Art and Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley, is a certified Integral Counselor/Coach with Interchange Counseling Institute in SF, permitted Early Childhood Educator, certified Mindfulness Educator with Mindful Schools, student of the Hakomi Method, and practitioner of several healing arts.
Emily is a is a certified facilitator with Prajna Consulting, at the crossroads of youth advocacy, gender, sex and sexuality. She has trained in the work, philosophy and practice with Prajna's founder, Charis Denison. Emily is also helping to launch 'Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio', with her friend and colleague Rochelle McLaughlin via the VoiceAmerica™ & World Talk Radio™ Networks, focusing on themes of nourishment, wisdom, and empowerment. Emily works in collaboration with Naomi Katz on the international Beautiful Project, a movement that is transforming the lives of young women across the globe by empowering them to love themselves and speak their truths. Emily is a proud member of the Alliance for Girls, an active network of powerful leaders, organizations and youth voices supporting girls and women. She is also a devoted friend and student of humanitarian teacher and founding member of the Amala Foundation, Vanessa Stone.
She is honored to be part of the Stepping Stones village. There's no place like home!