Mobilizing leaders who desire more equitable, human-centered approaches to work and well-being.
We help people do the personal work required to do their best professional work.
Nothing in this world exists without the people behind it, and that’s the impetus for the work we do at HmntyCntrd. We leverage our multidisciplinary expertise to create unique tools and training to support people in their commitment to personal and professional growth.
Through courses, community, and consulting, we help working professionals increase their ability and confidence in being more ethical and inclusive in their work, more trauma-informed and care-centered in their workplace experiences, and more thoughtful in their approach to their well-being and careers.
Embrace Rest & Abundance: Treat self-care as an ethical imperative and prioritize communal care and wellness in your approach to work and life.
Pursue Growth & Imagination: Be resourceful, value personal accountability, take initiative over your growth journey, & anchor your imagination in being purpose-driven and people-centered.
Remain Grounded in Hope: Don't lose yourself in this work — protect your spirit and embrace disciplines of hope. Prioritize the cultivation of your emotional endurance and relational fitness.
Meet the Facilitators
Vivianne Castillo is the Founder of HmntyCntrd and brings 8+ years of psychology and research experience spanning multiple contexts, cultures, and industries and her work and opinions have been written about in Slate, Fortune, Huffington Post, Fast Company, ELLE Magazine. She has a strong track record influencing executives, educating others on trauma-informed care, & empowering others to challenge the status quo at Fortune 500 companies. She credits her previous experience as a human services professional, her multi-cultural upbringing, and her love for cognitive behavioral psychology as major influences on her approach to entrepreneurship, organizational design, and innovation.
Alba is one of our Facilitators and spearheads research initiatives that help us better serve the community. She is an independent User Experience Researcher who specializes in designing for the social sector. Her projects focus on underserved populations such as refugees, low-income parents, and formerly incarcerated youth. In addition to working with community organizations, she has also worked on projects with the Harvard Kennedy School and Rochester City School District.
The corporate playbooks used to combat organizational trauma (and why they're not enough).
If UX is all about empathy and caring about users, why don’t we care for ourselves the same way?
For an industry that prides itself on being experts in valuing and understanding people, it never ceases to amaze how much we talk about empathy & human-centered design in comparison to how little we talk about the challenging personal work necessary to achieve it.