Beyond Brilliant is a transformative youth empowerment life coaching, and educational consulting program with a mission to equip individuals with the necessary tools and support to navigate life's challenges and transform educational settings to yield more equitable outcomes. Born out of frustration with the limited resources available to empower and support young people, especially after COVID school closures, Beyond Brilliant was co-founded by Emily and Gazalle in 2022. While Emily, a remarkable and brilliant school counselor who shares a deep care for youth, is no longer directly affiliated with the program, her invaluable contributions remain a driving force behind its inception. Check out our Educator Wellness Tab to connect and learn more about Emily's continued contributions to our community. As we continue to grow, Beyond Brilliant remains committed to empowering the youth and fostering resilience through individual and community connections, fostering resilience, and working collaboratively with the community to create a brighter future for all. We are deeply passionate about working with our community to support and uplift the youth, employing asset-based approaches that focus on their inherent strengths and potential. We truly believe that our world is a better place when our children are fully supported.
Our mission at Beyond Brilliant is to empower youth through meaningful and supportive connections, strength based approaches, social experiences, and cognitive behavior therapy coaching. Through our unique program offerings, we work to foster growth, independence, and self confidence through individualized social skills development, mental health coaching, and academic support.
My name is Gazalle, pronounced Jaz-al in English and غزل in Farsi. As an Iranian American immigrant, a lot of my life's journey has been about belonging. When I moved to the U.S. at 12 years old, I felt completely lost and out of place, especially at school, despite my love of learning. As a public school educator, my focus has always been to build a classroom community where all my students felt like they belong. With an unwavering passion for empowering students and placing relationships at the forefront, I am dedicated to driving meaningful change in the field of education. Recognizing the pivotal role of a strong community, I firmly believe it serves as the bedrock for any thriving environment. It is this conviction that led me to establish this transformative program, born out of the pressing need to bridge the resource and capacity gaps in our educational institutions. I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to connect with you as we collectively embark on a journey of growth and development.
Formal credentials :
· Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Life Coach certified · National Centre for Restorative Justice Co-Facilitator · Master's in Education, Bachelor's in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology· Endorsed in Literacy, Language Arts and Special Education · Certificated Teacher of K-12 with over 10 years of experience working in Middle school and High School settings· Experience teaching: Special Education (RLC), Literacy Support, TOK for the International Baccalaureate program· Over 15 years of experience working with teens and preteens with a wide range of skills and abilities including ASD, ADD/ADHD, EBD, SLD and Dyslexia, in many different settings· Stanford University's Hollyhock Fellow · Love and Logic Certified · Pongo Poetry trained · Experienced Art Instructor · International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) trained· OSPI NAKIA Academy certified: mentoring and leadership academy by BIPOC for BIPOC educators· OSPI mentoring program and NAKIA Academy completion· School Leadership education and experience
Hanna Grove is a CRM-certified life coach who is passionate about empowering clients with the awareness, motivation, and artful skills needed to get unstock and live their fullest most authentic lives.
Hanna was born in Desse’ Ethiopia and brings a unique global perspective to her coaching. After tragically losing both of her parents at an early age, Hanna was adopted and raised in Southern California where she attended Hope International College and earned a BA in Intercultural Studies. Hanna garnered valuable experience building relationships while leading teams on international service trips and mentoring youth in the Orange County area.
Hanna has also planned and led international trips to Africa, hosted fund-raising events, and partnered with organizations like World Vision, Blessing the Children, and Action International.
After having their first two children, Hanna and Andy moved to the Philippines and worked on the recovery and restoration of Human Trafficking survivors. Hanna developed curriculum and taught survivors' valuable skills in the arena of trauma, self-care, health and nutrition, and parenting for the International Justice Mission, PTI and Mercy in Action.
Hanna currently lives and works in Washington as a Life Coach and Events Creator for Providence Heights where she coaches and mentors' clients in transition. Hanna conducts group and individual classes with an emphasis on identity work focused on finding and pursuing one’s vision, passion, and purpose. Hanna excels at cultivating fun-growth experiences through food, nature, and intentional community building.
Hanna’s coaching style is joyful, inspirational, and impactful. She works with clients from all walks of life and has specialized experience speaking and working with adoptees and parents raising adopted children in multi-cultural families. Hanna works with young adults and families experience trauma, transition, and difficult challenges.
Hanna lives in Renton with her husband and three children. She enjoys hiking, reading, and drinking coffee with friends.
Charming Downtown Renton
Located in the walkable downtown area of Renton, close to shops, cafes, and wellness centers. While clients are in sessions, families are welcome to check out the many small businesses surrounding the block. Our office is located next door to the well-known Boon Boona coffee shop and free street parking is plentiful.
Our private office is cozy, joyful and peaceful. We also love to explore nature and support our community, and can be flexible with our session locations. Our Renton location also boasts several waiting areas inside the building.