PhD International Psychology
MA Counseling Psychology
BA International Relations
Four Units of InterFaith Clinical Pastoral Education
Six-Month Inclusivity Workshop Design and Facilitation
Leadership & Org Development
Three-years of Landmark Personal Development
One-year of Mentorship and Professional Training through The International Ombudsman Association
Ongoing Trainings on Conflict Facilitation, Human Development and Behavior Change, Effective Communication, Coaching, Integrative Therapies, and Creative Cultures
Certification in traditional Tantric Yoga, Goa, India
Certification in the traditional Japanese lineage of Jikiden Reiki
Certification in the Ling Gui lineage of Chinese medical qigong
15-Month formation as a Daoist Monk in the American DragonGate Lineage
A lifelong passion for the human condition.
Dr. Cole Struhar has a master’s in Counseling Psychology, a PhD in International Psychology, and a lifelong passion for the human condition. She studied under diverse spiritual teachers globally, and moonlights as a humanist chaplain. She has worked with organizations of all sizes on five continents. Her expertise is bringing people together with honest appreciation for our differences, and integrative leadership resiliency. She works on behalf of individuals and organizations committed to remaining whole in a complex world.
Cole served as my guide. Loving myself required reconciling my issues of self-esteem, self-image, and self-worth. It took time and was often excruciating, but I was able to discover several of my missing pieces and began to put myself back together and build myself up.
I wanted to say THANK YOU! What great, helpful, useful, and practical information. My team was so grateful and very excited to practice this with each other and in their personal lives.
Just wanted to reiterate the value of having some sort of presentation involving Cole Struhar. I think she's an invaluable resource in 'healing’ without taking positions, able to be objective & help connect people with their internal resources.
You inspired an honest dialogue that was much needed in this agency… You are so compassionate, genuine, and the message was wisely delivered. I will be coming to you for coaching.
I hope you have been hearing lots of positive feedback about Cole Struhar. I just wanted to add my thoughts, and say thank you. I think it shows how much the employees are valued by having this type of service. She spoke at our staff meeting yesterday, and gave us all such a sense of comfort. We look forward to working with her again. As an individual employee, knowing that I can go to her with any concerns in a confidential and informal way is really great. Thank you for all that you do.
You saw the worst of me, and I have never felt so cared for in my ugliness. ...
I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted Into the program. ... Look at me now!
I don’t take enough time to give you feedback on the fact that at least once a day someone tells me how remarkable you are! You are an amazing addition to our organization. Everyday…from all walks of the organization.
I was swimming in a river heading to an unknown destination, “my future.” Cole was my lifejacket. She kept me afloat through fast water but made sure I learned for myself how to keep my head above water.
They truly enjoyed the teaching and the open discussion- incredible resources. They would be thrilled to have you back for more. I personally would love to have one-on-one coaching on having challenging conversations/boundaries from a manager perspective.
My depression owned me. I learned that I am resilient. A survivor of an old battle. ...we are really lucky to have you on our side / in our corner.
Thanks for a fantastic session with our staff yesterday afternoon. My head was so full of thoughts about these great ideas, it was very interesting. I’d love to talk with you further to see if I can get ideas about how to cope better with a very challenging relationship.
I met with Cole Struhar Saturday to discuss how she can best support the team members through their final days. I sure hope that we can keep Cole’s contract through this difficult time. She is one humanizing element for the employees that are facing devastating loss.
There are a few specific leaders that I admire and follow. I always wondered how they were able to accomplish so much. Working with Cole gave me access to their world... How shocking that the answers were inside of me all along.
We have been stronger as a team since Dr. Struhar spoke to our organization. We understand each other better, don’t take things so personally, and just seem to work better together.
Cole spoke at the start of our staff retreat and her words echoed inspiration all day.
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