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Creating transformative change for individuals, groups, and families

Culture Based Transformative Coaching ® CBTC

CBTC is a new life-coaching intervention model that employs evidence-based Motivational Interviewing and a culturally congruent curriculum that focuses on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), Trauma-Informed Care, and financial literacy.

About CBTC

Village Connect is rooted in developing and growing self-awareness and building cultural and communal bridges that awaken and animate the individual, group, family, and communities higher self. CBTC helps us further our goals and actions.


CBTC services include:

Individual, Group, Family, and Community Transformative Coaching

Workshops, Training, and Seminars

Professional Development Training (Social Service Providers, Teachers, and Law Enforcement)

Intensive Team Clinics


Clients include:

San Lorenzo Unified School District

Berkeley Unified School District

Alameda County Board of Supervisors - Keith Carson, District 5

Alameda County Public Health Department

Alameda County First 5

Alameda County Probation Department

Richmond Office of Neighborhood Safety

Roots Community Health Center

San Francisco Probation Department

City of Oakland – Oakland Promise/Brilliant Baby

Safe Return

Hamilton Families

St. Mary’s University

Peralta Colleges

Felton Institute

Santa Clara University

“We wear the mask that grins and lies,

It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—

This debt we pay to human guile;

With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,

And mouth with myriad subtleties.


Why should the world be over-wise,

In counting all our tears and sighs?

Nay, let them only see us, while

       We wear the mask.


We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries

To thee from tortured souls arise.

We sing, but oh the clay is vile

Beneath our feet, and long the mile;

But let the world dream otherwise,

       We wear the mask!”


Source: Paul Laurence. Dunbar, "“We Wear the Mask.”" from The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. (New York: Dodd, Mead and Company,1922)

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