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20NTC Session

Team-Care, Not Self-Care: Building Resiliency in an Era of Burnout


Want to learn skills to prevent burnout and most importantly, to build a better team? You can do both by fostering wellness talks and activities. We invite you to test the theory that building work cultures that support mental and emotional health means working more effectively together.

NTEN participants will experience directly how talking about oppression and equity within the context of our common humanity (literally, we are all taking care of human bodies) allows us to quickly shed shame, embrace empathy and cultivate cultures of well-being.

These three presenters are electrifying expert trainers who connect with diverse audiences daily. They will provide immediate impact as well as plant seeds for the future of each participant’s own personal and organizational development.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about brain science and nervous system management, a crucial skill for emotional, mental and physical health.
  • Fill out a Stressor Scorecard (related to equity) and Personal Prescription (mental health).
  • Immediately practice skills (and resolve to practice even more) that make us healthy, productive, joyful and mentally-resilient.

Target Audience

Team leaders, HR practitioners, leaders of organizations who decide policies and or shape culture (ie. everyone)




Susan Comfort


Nonprofit Wellness

Susan Comfort’s 27 years in nonprofits officially focused on fundraising, organizational development, and culture-building. Unofficially, they focused on learning wellness practices to stay sane.
In 2018, Susan founded Nonprofit Wellness and Comfort Consulting to fight burnout, especially in the nonprofit and education sectors.
Susan was a leader at Environmental Working Group, Playworks, KaBOOM! BoardSource, EnviroCitizen, Green Corps/AmeriCorps, among others. She earned an undergrad degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a certificate in Organizational Development from Georgetown. She’s bilingual Baltimore native, a mom of teens in DC public schools, and a salsa dancer.

Mariam Abdullah


Culture Energized

Mariam (Mo) Abdullah is the Founder of Culture Energized and an experienced certified trainer and entrepreneur. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Mo has worked with over 60 schools and organizations across the U.S in creating positive culture through professional development trainings. In addition, she has over 5 years experience working in the education and non profit sector servicing over 2,500 students, teachers and professionals on social emotional learning, group management and youth leadership. With her electrifying facilitation style, she has been able to impact diverse groups of people while shining light on the issues that matter!

Tyecia Powell

Regional Director


Tyecia Powell is the Director of BYW (Bikram Yoga Works) in DC, Baltimore and Boston. She works with kids and adults to change bodies, minds, and lives through mental health and wellness. Tyecia is a native Baltimorean who believes that change starts at the root. She worked in public schools for fifteen years as a teacher, academic coach, and as Assistant Director of Urban Teachers, an alternative teaching certification program. Tyecia is a trained Pilates, CPR, and Mental Health & Wellness Instructor, as well as a basketball, softball, and track coach. She is a lifelong learner, holding a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education (UMBC), a Masters Degree in Teacher Leadership (Valdosta State), a Specialist Degree in Leadership (Walden University), and is currently working on her Educational Doctorate in Leadership & Management (St. Thomas University). Tyecia’s training style blends her wellness expertise with her educator viewpoint and the neuroscience of stress management. With Nonprofit Wellness, she specializes in training teachers and other educators.





March 26, 2020


1:45pm – 3:00pm



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