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Lakiba Pittman is an educator, business consultant and creative artist. She is a Senior Adjunct Professor at Menlo College. She also designs and delivers specialized workshops on cultivating cultural compassion, cultural sensitivity and competency, and on healing trauma and reducing bias through mindful practices. Lakiba teaches public and private classes and workshops on compassion, wellness and self-care. She is a Mindful Self Compassion (MSC) Trained Teacher. She is also certified by Stanford University’s Center for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education (CCARE) and is a Sr. Instructor & Teacher Trainer for Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) workshops currently offered through the Compassion Institute. Lakiba is also a trauma healing facilitator with Global Gratitude Alliance. In addition to the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, Lakiba has trained with Stanford’s CCARE – CCT training, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, ART Mindful Programs, Mindful Schools, Mission Be, The Greater Good of U.C. Berkeley, The Community Healing Network, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics & Transformative Values @ MIT, Stir Fry Seminars, and Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). She was certified to teach ‘Creativity in Business’ through Stanford’s Graduate School of Business & Insight/Out Collaborations, and most recently graduated from the HIVE Global Leaders program. Lakiba is currently a Teacher-In-Training for MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), and Mind-Body Medicine. She holds a B.A. in Creative Arts, an M.A. in Organizational Development, and she graduated from the African-American Leadership Institute at UCLA’s Anderson School of Graduate Management. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Psychology with specializations in Consciousness, Spirituality & Integrated Health, and Transformative Social Change. Lakiba is currently working on the 2nd edition of her self-published book “Bread Crumbs from The Soul… Finding Your Way Back Home,” which is a showcase featuring her original art, poetry and autobiographical reflections.