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I’m Sandy.

I was an anxious, swimming-furiously-beneath-the-surface person trying to figure out why I felt like I could do so much, but WHAT SHOULD I DO…

Now I am an educator, community builder, writer, coach, and creator with thousands of women in my network who share the same journey. I do this as a mom of four (two with autism, two with ADHD, one with PTSD and complex autoimmune disorders, and all four gifted).

The difference? Like so many of us, I said, “wait, this can’t be all…” But I acted on it.

My St Pete Girl Boss group has over 5,000 members, and counting, and I create content for, speak to, and work with tens of thousands of others who want to understand themselves better for greater success and satisfaction. 

They want more too. Do you?

I believe in the alchemy of the human experience, because I have done the work, and continue to do so (as much as my ADHD will allow, some days). Spiritually and intellectually.

I built a career as a highly successful and celebrated educator, working with people from elementary school through graduate level.

I loved teaching teachers to create cultures of learning and bringing the focus back to what every student actually needed and how to make that work in a group. I have a knack for connecting with people (kids included!) that made it easy to educe their “thing” and use that thing to move them ahead.

Gifted and neurodivergent learners are my passion because I am one.

I love Paula Prober’s Rainforest Mind concept– “The client with a rainforest mind is the most complex: multilayered, intense, overwhelming, colorful, highly sensitive, full of complicated creativity, and misunderstood.” These were my favoritte students, and I found, the ones who did not always understand their place. This was me. Maybe it’s you.

Now, I serve clients who find themselves in these same cycles: stuck, dissatistfied, mourning their multi-passionate nature, a little confused how to organize it all, or just in need of someone who ‘gets’ them.

Every ADHD-impacted, Rainforest Minded, Traum-tinted, Creatively stifled, Shamed-spiraled inch.

"I had a coaching session with her and it was nothing short of amazing! Different from any other because she helped me learn more about myself, the best way for me to make decisions, and just move through life. This made it easier for me to be more productive and successful because it helped me to work with myself instead of against myself( which I often do, leading to burnout). Outside of that I also left feeling so empowered and reminded of the BAD ASS, powerful, woman that I am. Believe it or not, I'm pretty confident but anxiety and overthinking can throw me off. Any who if you need some guidance or you've been on the fence about working with someone, I highly recommend Sandy....She's a 10/10."

Dr. Sherill Williams, Physical Therapist Dr. Twerk

"I just finished Sandy’s 21 day meditation class and it was incredible. Truly life changing! If you’re thinking about working with Sandy, just do it! She’s brilliant and will truly uplift your life!"

Debbie Billington Rioux, Financial Advisor, Diamond Financial

"A master of differentiation, Sandy is perhaps the best teacher I have ever worked with when it comes to personalizing learning for students and creating both scaffolding and enrichment that respond in real time to formative assessment in order to meet students where they are. Her creativity and willingness to take risks lead her students to truly engaging learning experiences. Even more so than her engaging teaching style and masterful curricular design, perhaps what sets Sandy apart the most is her relationships with students. Over the years, I have seen Sandy gain immediate rapport with students of all kinds. She builds relationships with students easily while maintaining high expectations of all learners. She is compassionate, kind, and open-minded, which her students see; she is known among our colleagues for creating a safe space for kids to feel accepted and supported.

Shannon Saunders, Master Teacher, Mayfield City Schools

From the Classroom to the Real World

I am an ambivert who loves connecting in all contexts. I create and get as excited about your projects as you do!

I have Master’s Degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Creative Writing, which helps me create materials for you, and teach how to for your own audience.

I know and love neurodivergent brains, too!

‘Woo’, Science, and Experience

My journey to feel better and support my child through severe mental illness led me ro places both spiritual and practical.

I love tools from tarot to prayer to human design and meditation, and believe in therapy, education, and joy as regular practices. Healing has been the pathway to fulfillment for me, and I love to light the way for my people.

Love is my True North

I know very well how hard it can be to feel a sense of connection, meaning, and fuulfillment. Balancing things, actually knowing what you enjoy, and feeling love for yourself and the life you created is possible!

I truly lead and teach with love. Opening pathways with ideas or just questions and compassion is my gift.

I am learning about myself, too! I enjoy music, books, long conversations, yoga, time with my dogs and kids, learning, cooking, travel, and plotting the next big idea.

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Best of the Bay 2022, Best Networker, Runner Up

WFLA Daytime, The St Pete Girl Bosses, 2023

Tampa Bay Times Feature Article, January 10, 2023

Modeling, Colorista’s Closet Boutique, November 2022

Cover Story, Stroll Snell Isle Magazine, February 2023 

Modeling, Haute Pockets Online, 2023

Sandy Bean Coaching

Sandy Bean is a powerhouse neurodivergent extraordinaire: a coach, community leader, celebrated educator and super connector. Based in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

Need to get in touch? Email hello@sandybean.com

 

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