Transformative Programs: The Omega Institute & the Art of Inspiring & Educating Audiences
The Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in upstate New York has created innovative programming for more than 40 years. Founded by Eastern scholar Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, holistic medical doctor Stephan Rechtschaffen, and educator and author Elizabeth Lesser, Omega was conceived as a university for lifelong learning and serves as a gathering place for great thinkers, creatives, spiritual teachers, and social visionaries.
Carol Donahoe is the Program Director at Omega and a Board member of HCN. Prior to joining Omega, she was the director of Sarabrae, a Women’s Spirituality Center, and worked as a consultant to retreat centers for more than 20 years. A natural storyteller, Carol has a passion for creating programs that transform people’s lives and has witnessed the positive impact these programs can have on individuals and society.
She works with many of the foremost experts in the field of holistic health and wellness, including Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Dr. Brian Weiss, and Dr. Brené Brown. Carol is a gifted networker who enjoys bringing others together to see what greater gifts can emerge out of their connections. Enjoy her keynote talk offered at the first Holistic Wellness International Forum in Beijing, China in November 2018.