Sheila Fazio, L.C.S.W., M.S.W., L.M.T., R.Y.T.
Founder, Ryan Pride, R.Y.T., Ph.D.
Our team includes Ph.D. level Psychologists, former CEOs and VPs of Fortune 500 companies, and nationally recognized yoga / meditation teachers. We understand the realities of working in a business, coaching an Executive struggling to balance work and home, and living the Moksha principles in the midst of daily life.
Dr. Ryan Pride is a certified Leadership Coach, Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, Yoga Instructor, keynote speaker, and author. He combines experience working in Fortune 500 companies with knowledge from Psychology and Eastern philosophy to help transform leaders/individuals.
Ryan is the founder of the Moksha Institute. His vision is to revolutionize the management consulting field, which has become replete with those only concerned about financial gain. The idea of a caring consultant that is dedicated to creating thriving organizations and engaged people is foreign today. However, employee wellbeing continues to decline; with most of our time spent at work, this affects every person on the planet.
Ryan has over 15 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies across the world. He has built and led his own Organizational Development function, was the VP of HR for two of the largest furniture companies in the world, serves as a leadership coach to CEOs and Business Leads across multiple industries, and provides life coaching to those seeking to change their life.
Bill Donius is the author of the book, Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius. The book outlines how to create innovation and personal transformation by tapping into your right brain. Before writing the book and becoming a professional speaker and organizational change agent, Donius was the Chairman and CEO of Pulaski Bank in St Louis.
During his tenure the bank grew eight-fold in size to $1.4 billion in assets. It was ranked one of the top performing small banks in the country by SNL, voted Best Place to work in St. Louis in 2007 by the St. Louis Business Journal, and received a Torch Award in 2008 from the Better Business Bureau for excellence in ethics and customer service.
In 2007, the St. Louis Business Journal cited Donius as one of the Most Influential St. Louisans. He also received the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award in 2007 from the National Association of Philanthropy. He was named the 2009 Equality Award winner from the Human Rights Campaign in St. Louis, and the 2009 award recipient from the National Conference for Community and Justice.
“Dr. Ryan Pride and the Moksha Institute are doing important work, and I have seen up close what an impact their workshops can make. Last year Ryan put on a workshop as a part of our annual retreat, and we are still seeing the benefits. The team has been more respectful with each other and more upbeat when approaching their work since the workshop, and I can see how it will ultimately help our bottom-line. Additionally, it was our team’s favorite of the retreat. Post-retreat I noticed everyone was being more mindful in their day-to-day work and asking higher quality questions of themselves and each other. Our internal community (or ‘Kula’ as they call it) within our organization is now set up to work together - as one - with confidence, accountability, camaraderie, and a shared purpose."
- Elizabeth Tucker , Cofounder, ALIVE Magazine
William Donius, former CEO of Pulaski Bank, author: Thought Revolution
Peter Goodman, former CEO, R.Y.T.
Sheila Fazio is a licensed clinical social worker and practices as a holistic therapist in the St. Louis area. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and integrates Eastern and Western practices into her private practice. She is also a Bhakti yoga teacher, cranial sacral therapist and licensed massage therapist. Sheila is passionate in teaching others self care practices and helping individuals restore their health, maintain balance and connect with their own internal power and wisdom.
Sheila specializes in teaching mindfulnes and contemplative practices such as diaphramtic breathing, meditaiton, i-rest, gratitude, forgiveness, chi-gong, taoism, native american healing and self compassion. She is also passionate about sharing the principles and real time coaching assoicated with authentic empowering communication and reconciliation.
Sheila is a highly skilled facilittator and is thoughtful and successful in helping groups realign, improve communication and lead from their hearts. She has taught at Washington University, St. Louis University and University of Missouri St. Louis. She has conducted training nationally with corporations, women's advocacy groups, legislators, state coalitions, and human rights task forces.
Sheila draws from the deepest teachings of yoga science, mindfulness, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Restructuring, Gestalt Therapy to assist leaders and individuals. Ultimately,
Sheila's consultation/training is designed to awaken the heart and soul of a leader and an organization – moving into healing so they can lead with a internal feeling of steadiness, discernment and joy.
Peter spent 25 years in the apparel industry as the CEO of Goodman Knitting. As CEO, grew sales by 55% and led the company from an operating loss to earnings of 17%. His ability to grow the company led to its sale to Kellwood Company - 2.4 billion dollar apparel company. Peter remained the CEO and Chairman of the company and in the three years that followed, grew sales by 25% and EBIT by 35%.
Peter is recognized as an expert in mergers and acquisitions and operations management. He currently works with owners/CEO’s across the country to set up and lead strategic planning; finding buyers and assisting in the sale of their companies; and leading companies through process transformation.
Peter left his CEO role in 2000 and has been a leading figure in the Anusara Yoga movement since. He is passionate about creating business performance; he is equally passionate about helping others thrive in their lives. As both a former CEO and Nationally recognized Yoga teacher, to Peter, these are not mutually exclusive but one and the same.