Esperanza Smith is a holistic healer & educator, published author, writer, artist, Executive Director & Founder of PureEsperanza, NFP. She is a certified Master Practitioner of Shamanic Energy Medicine. She has studied & trained with Four Winds Society and Waldorf Education Teacher Training, spanning energy medicine and human development. Esperanza has taught holistic education for 25+ yrs in diverse settings and worked with energy medicine her entire life. Her love for lifelong learning has led her to study in traditional and non-traditional educational institutions that include studies in healing, shamanism, metaphysics, quantum physics, spiritual science, religions, mysticism, esotericism, philosophies, psychology, biodynamics, nutrition, alternative medicines, and the arts. Esperanza’s teaching includes Waldorf schools, Spanish-foreign language programs, charter school programs, homeschooling collectives, private tutoring, prenatal & natural childbirth classes, adult enrichment programs, people with disabilities, life skills, job readiness, parent workshops, national conferences, community events, and private consultation. She has served as a director of independent charter school programs, an award-winning after-school art program, and as an Administrator of a private school. Esperanza’s professional career has included social services, nonprofits, faculty chair Board work, operations, and human resources. She is the author and illustrator of Girl Seeking Pearls and other inspired writings. Presently, she serves as the Executive Director of PureEsperanza wearing many hats. Esperanza is a mother, grandmother, Life partner, and soul with a commitment to the Consciousness movement, holistic wellbeing, energy medicine of our future, and serving humanity in this evolutionary time of rapid transformations with a vision to dream a new world into being.