Tara LaShawn Seabrook, M.Div, MTS
With over 20 years of nonprofit experience, Tara has worked in the community development and campus ministry arenas in Washington DC, Tallahassee FL, and Greensboro NC. A native of James Island, SC, she returned to Charleston, SC in 2017 after completing a two-year volunteer-in-mission assignment in Guatemala, and after being away from home for 28 years. An avid writer, blogger, public theologian, and spoken word artist, she loves integrating creativity into solution-based multi-sensory strategies that help her clients work towards wholeness and becoming the best version of themselves.
Tara holds a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theological Studies from Wesley Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University. In 2013, she received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and the following year, she became a Certified Resilience Coach through the HeartMath Institute. Tara–who considers herself a womanist, a mystic, and an urban contemplative–is currently working on her first book based on her original poem entitled “I Am She.”
Grounded in a womanist approach, she affirms the inextricable link between spirituality and justice through storytelling, spoken word, movement, and other healing modalities. Her work at the intersection of spirituality, justice, and creativity seeks to disrupt false narratives and restore dignity to those traumatized at the intersections of race, class, gender, etc., while manifesting shalom in practical and tangible ways.
SELECTIVE CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSEWORK
Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, NC
Money: From Cultural Addiction to Spiritual Freedom, 2014
Power Redefined: The Practice of a Third Way, 2014
Servant Leadership 2: Deep Healing, 2013
Communion & Compassion: Prayer, Presence & Awakening Intelligence of Heart, 2013
Enneagram: Exploring Ego & Awareness, 2013
Servant Leadership 1: The Mind of Christ, 2012
Holy Listening: Group Spiritual Direction, 2012
Allied Solutions, 2009
Basic Business Practices, 2009
The Board’s Role Workshops, 2009
Antioch Baptist Church
Self-Confrontation Training, 2007
Immigration Remedies for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Abuse Training, 2006
By integrating scientifically based tools into our coaching, consulting, and creative communications offerings, we help our clients establish a baseline that acknowledges their unique context in order to facilitate their authentic empowerment. The “soul work” that we do with individuals and organizations seeks to bring about an informed awareness, restore healthy balance, and encourage conscious actualization of their highest truth.
Reimagine Justice as Equity + Reframe Spirituality as Praxis + Refashion Growth with Compassion
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
-James E. Faust