Our Founder, Laurel Donnellan
As Founder and Chief Visionary of Bright Livelihoods, Laurel Donnellan has dedicated her life to helping people find their home in the world of work and has over 30 years of leadership and human development expertise. She has received a Master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, a coaching certificate from the Hudson Institute and a Yoga teaching certification from the Omega Institute in preparation for her work with children, teens and adults.
Together with the coaches she has trained, she has refined and validated her methods through a global client base that has included CEOs, artists, entrepreneurs, teachers, Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profit institutions, high schools and a prison. Her corporate clients include amongst others: Yahoo!, MTV Networks, Rodale Press and Leo Burnett. In addition to her formal education, she has immersed herself in learning from the ancient Native American Vision Quest tradition. Vision Quest is a ceremony that has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years to help identify each tribe member’s purpose.
Our mission is democratize dreams jobs. We work to ensure our programs are accessible to as many people as possible, globally. We are dedicated to be of service to the world community through having a triple bottom-line (planet, profit, people) orientation and helping our clients and team identify how they can better serve themselves, their families and their community. We believe in blending sound business practices with a commitment to social responsibility. The power of that belief led us to provide universal products and services to everyone needing more direction and purpose including at risk youth and the currently incarcerated.