My name is Tracy Brusman and I have a unique depth of experience within the Transformational community, working in the Personal Growth Industry with a background that includes high-profile event production.
I am the creator of Brushing Kindness and facilitate workshops on ‘bringing back basic kindness’ to the workplace to organizations through painting.
I am a fundraising professional with more than fifteen years experience in Fund Development and Donor Relations.
In 2002 – 2018, I worked in the non-profit arena in Fund Development - Fundraising that included agencies such as: Canal Alliance - social service agency, COTS - homeless shelter, The Redwoods - senior retirement community and Whistlestop - senior center.
My Non-Profit background includes a broad range of fundraising projects including: writing and designing appeals, donor relations, management of the Annual Fund and working on capital campaigns. I have produced many events, including a Celebrity event with guitarist, Carlos Santana and author, Isabel Allende, Community Health Fairs, co-sponsored by The County of Marin, Festivals, Fundraisers and Adopt a Family for the Holidays. Events have ranged from the intimate to the grand.
In 2009, I was Co-Producer of the New Living Expo, in which I contributed in the planning and execution of the Ninth Annual New Living Expo Conference - San Francisco Bay Area’s premier conference and exhibition for expanded awareness of body, mind and spirit. The Expo featured lectures, workshops, special events and panel discussions, capturing the latest in mindfulness, wellness, sustainability and enlightenment.
In 1995 - 2001, I worked with the International Whole Life Conferences (national trade show featuring leading spokespeople and organizations in the fields of mindfulness, consciousness, alternative health and wellness) as Exhibit Manager. The consumer show based an average of 330 exhibitors, 125 speakers, 80 entertainers and 350 volunteers with over 10,000 attendees. The "event concept" was introduced to mainstream markets the first year and contributing to the expansion of 11 regions throughout the county, resulting in 27 successful expos. Our conferences featured speakers such as Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, John Bradshaw, Gabrielle Roth, Dick Gregory, Marianne Williamson, Caroline Myss, and many others. (On a Spiritual Note)
My Art Process
My artwork is mainly mixed media; painting acrylics on canvas, art journaling, collage and dabbling in a few other forms of art. I use mostly acrylic and alcohol inks as well as high quality acrylic paints. My artwork is less about creating a beautiful piece of art and more about setting the intention, and letting go; tapping into my subconscious mind - my shadow side and tapping in my inner joy. I find the process fascinating and healing because you never know what’s going to come out! (Tracy's Artwork)
Dr. Maynard Brusman
Dr. Maynard Brusman is a consulting psychologist, executive coach and trusted advisor to executive leadership. Maynard is the president of Working Resources, a San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching and leadership development firm. He coaches and consults with innovative company leaders to cultivate creativity, clarity, focus and trust in a full engagement culture.
Maynard has been chosen to appear as an emotional intelligence and mindfulness workplace expert on radio and TV and in the San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Time and Fast Company.
While a post-doctoral fellow in Psychological Services at the University of California in San Diego, Maynard developed and directed The Stress Resilience and Well-Being Center. For over thirty-five years, Dr. Brusman has consulted with and coached hundreds of company leaders in a number of industries including Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, High Tech, Hospitality and Professional Services.
Among the organizations he has provided consulting and executive coaching for include Accenture, Accounting Solutions, Aramark, Army Corp of Engineers, American Express, CAMICO Mutual Insurance, Chevron, Cobham SATCOM, CopTech West, Dolby, Executive Renaissance Forums, Faricy & Roen LLP, Fenwick and West LLP, Genomic Health, Google, Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos and Rudy LLP, Hellman & Friedman, Hitachi America, Internal Revenue Service, James River Corporation, Kaiser Aluminum, Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group, Marin General Hospital, McCutcheon, Doyle, Brown and Anderson LLP, Oracle, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, RINA Accountancy, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sea Tel, Sierra Pacific Industries, Skylonda Health Retreat, State Compensation Insurance Fund, Smith & Hawken, STMicroelectronics, Sybase, Trouve Media and Zomax.
Maynard has been teaching mindfulness and stress management programs based on neuroscience for over thirty-five years. He regularly participates in his own personal growth and spiritual development at Spirit Rock in Marin County.
Maynard Brusman is one of the foremost coaches in the United States. He utilizes a wide variety of assessments in his work with senior executives and upper level managers, and is adept at helping his clients both develop higher levels of emotional intelligence and achieve breakthrough business results. As a pioneer leader in the executive coaching field, Dr. Brusman brings an exceptional level of wisdom, energy, and creativity to his work.
– JEFFREY E AUERBACK, Ph.D., PRESIDENT, COLLEGE OF EXECUTIVE COACHING