Dale Schwarz, M.Ed., ATR, LMHC, Co-founding Director of the Center for Creative Consciousness and the New England Art Therapy Institute is a leadership and personal/professional coach, a psychotherapist and art therapist with over thirty-five years of experience helping people transform their lives. She works with individuals, leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, including coaches wanting to expand their repertoire and skills. Her approach helps people use metaphor, imagery, and other modalities for enhancing communication and development. Dale guides those who want to bring forth their unique talents, re-invigorate their lives, and work toward greater success, meaning, and joy.
She co-authored Facilitative Coaching: A toolkit for expanding your repertoire and achieving lasting results (Wiley 2008). Dale has published articles and book chapters about coaching and incorporating visual expression within organizations.
Since 1976, Dale has worked as a Registered Art Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice, and a workshop leader. Before the field of coaching became popular, she designed an innovative coaching approach based on using multiple modalities, mutual learning, and her experience as a management consultant and workshop leader for team building and creativity.
As an associate at Roger Schwarz & Associates she is a senior leadership coach. For fourteen years Dale taught creativity and art therapy courses at Salem University and has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. She has presented at conferences in the US and internationally.
She earned her B.S. at New York University; and her M.Ed. in Expressive Therapies, specializing in Art Therapy, at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dale also studied organizational development at Antioch College.
She has practiced meditation and yoga since 1971 and is a multi-media artist. Dale lives in Sunderland, MA with her husband Guillermo Cuellar.