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Facilitator Bios

Aeric Meredith-Goujon

As a working artist and coach, Aeric values the organic link between inspiration, analysis, creativity and problem solving. The artistic, intellectual, psychological, and the spiritual all combine to make a unified person, and Aeric works with his clients to bring all of these faculties to bear when addressing their growth and development.


He received his coaching certification from the Co-Active Training Institute as well as a Masters in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. Aeric also co-facilitates the Men at Pinetree men’s retreats.

Deborah Howard

Founder and President of Guiding Change Consulting, Inc., Deborah is a leading organizational consultant, professional certified coach, and author who previously worked as a public interest lawyer.  She brings intercultural insight and a passion for social justice to her work as a change catalyst — helping leaders and their teams transform themselves and the world by tapping into their wisdom and creative potential.

Deborah is the author of Repairing the Quilt of Humanity: A Metaphor for Healing and Reparation and Mystery of Memory: Telling My Truth, Standing My Ground.

Her work with organizational leaders and teams includes:

  • Coaching leaders to live and work in alignment with their purpose and values, enabling them to re-ignite passion and bring out the best in themselves and others
  • Working with team members to strengthen their relationships and collaborate creatively across differences
  • Enabling leaders to make strategic decisions to overcome challenges, manage change and fulfill their organizational missions