Jodi Harris was born in the United States, but from a very early age was fascinated by the idea of living in other countries. Since her first study abroad experience in 1997, she has lived in Spain, Japan (twice), Northern Ireland, the Dominican Republic, Madagascar and now Belgium.
She is an ICF accredited coach, trained clinical social worker, Personal Leadership Senior Facilitator (a mindfulness-based cross-cultural communication framework) and writer. She has a BA in Spanish and a BA in English both with a focus on secondary education. In 2003, she shifted her career from education to pursue a Masters Degree in Social Work with a focus on Clinical Social Work and Peace and Conflict Studies.
With over 15 years' experiencing working with globally mobile communities, she's supported immigrants to the United States, trauma survivors, serial expats, diplomats and members of the military and their families, and Peace Corps volunteers.
Jodi has a deeply rooted belief in each individual’s inherent ability to thrive and overcome challenge. Through her company World Tree Coaching, LLC, Jodi offers coaching, training and facilitation, and online courses which support expats and other globally mobile individuals in fostering resilience, cultivating everyday mindfulness practices and finding a safe place to grow no matter where their feet are planted.
Jodi has served on the FIGT Board since October 2019. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.