Yael KF:
Outreach Coordinator

Yael KF

Outreach Coordinator



Yael loves connecting people to each other and to meaningful causes. Aligned with Expand Mentoring’s holistic vision and therapeutic approach, she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her role.Having experienced mental health challenges within her family as a youth, Yael decided to prioritize mind-body well-being. She delved into Buddhist meditation and gained profound insights from retreats around the world. In the following years she offered support to her family and also created “The Path of Loving Wisdom” workshop to cultivate compassion in daily relationships.

Yael’s dedication to emotional wellness education is evident in her extensive training, including Shambhala International’s Meditation Guide training, a year-long Buddhist Psychology program for Meditation Instructors, and co-active life coach training from The Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

Academically, Yael holds a B.A. in Anthropology-Sociology and English Literature from Tel Aviv University, an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Thought from New York University, and a University MA teaching certificate for post-secondary education in TEFL. She has taught English, Hebrew, and Judaic studies to both children and adults.

As an outreach leader, Yael has organized inspiring sustainability events, recruited international counselors for a neurodiverse residential program during the pandemic, and fostered connections within the local Waldorf education community. She resides in Boulder with her husband and three children.

What is your first name? Yael (Yah-elle)

What is your nickname? Yaeli (Yah-ellie)

Where did you grow up? Herzliya, Israel

What was your favorite class in school (k-grad school)? Language, culture and philosophy classes

Who was your favorite band growing up? Pearl Jam

Name your 3 favorite jobs you’ve had? teacher, education researcher, holiday apartment manager in a beach metropolis

What do you love doing more than anything else in the world? Connecting with people in a meaningful context and language education

What’s your favorite food? Nutritious food, like grilled fish, vegetables and rice.

Chocolate or vanilla? Text or phone call? Chocolate! Phone call! Phone call for quality time and clarifications, text for quiet time, multitasking and time zone differences.

Your greatest accomplishment? Three happy natural births, raising three creative and joyful children with my spouse, and writing an interdisciplinary Master’s thesis in my second language about my favorite band.

What do you know now that you wish you knew then? Empathy heals.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer, a teacher, and artist.


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