Rev. Dr. Devaa is a soul midwife and a transformational leader who supports people to reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step into their full potential. Devaa is co-founder of the Shift Network and Founder of Inspiring Women with Soul, which has served over 100K women from more than 160 countries. Through her healing and coaching sessions with individual clients as well as her classes and retreats, Devaa offers deeply experiential and transformative work, guiding thousands of beings from around the world to connect more deeply with spirit and to manifest fulfilling and abundant lives.
Prior to Shift Network, Devaa was the founding Executive Director of the Full Circle Fund, dedicated to building a new generation of civic leaders. She was also the Director of Member Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), an organization bridging science and spirituality. In her early career, Devaa worked as an Associate Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she offered management advice to Fortune 500 Companies.
Academically speaking, Devaa received a BA in Anthropology and an MA in International Development from Stanford University. She received her Doctorate in Ministry from Wisdom University. Devaa has also been ordained in two different traditions, once as a priestess of the 13 Moon Mystery School, and also as interfaith minister via the Chaplaincy Institute for Arts and Interfaith Ministries. She was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship, which she used to conduct research in the Brazilian Amazon on sustainable economic development.
Devaa is also a deep believer in passionate service. For the last few years she has offered her services on a pro-bono basis as the volunteer Music Director at the San Quentin Prison’s Parallel Play Project, using the power of drama therapy to heal and transform the hearts and lives of long-term inmates. She also donates her time to various international service projects. Among other projects, she has recently lead a team to India to distribute water filters to rural areas, offered an art therapy training to domestic abuse counselors in Ecuador, and facilitated a healing program to staff members at an orphanage for HIV+ youth in Ethiopia.
In her spare time, you can often find Devaa making music! Her songs fuse East and West with groovy, danceable grooves. Her debut album, Sacred Alchemy, aims to reawaken and liberate the many dimensions of the sacred feminine.