Fresh “Lev” White is a love and compassion activist. He offers mindfulness, mediation, and diversity trainings as tools for shifting towards more authentic, conscious, and passionate living. He teaches and writes about how unconditional love and self-compassion are the ultimate gateways to honoring and understanding others; thus, healing our communities and our planet.
As certified coach and Founder of Affirmative Acts Consulting, Lev has supported executives, entrepreneurs, artists, other coaches and teams with achieving their goals. Through value alignment, offering accountability and helping to create individual practices of self-care, and self-compassion, his clients have successfully improved their management skills, founded organizations, and taken leadership roles in new executive and director positions. Through the practice of mindfulness, Lev helps clients see clearly through their fears, and improve their emotional responses to challenging situations, which supports strengthening their efficiency and expanding their creativity, in all areas of their life.
Lev has offered over 200 trainings in the Bay Area and Beyond. He earned facilitation skills through his coaching certification, and an extensive leadership training program, each through the Co-Active Training Institute (formally known as The Coaches Training Institute) in 2011. He was trained on delivering LGBTQIA+ Ally trainings by CUAV in 2002, and in 2005 became a Certified Trainer through Out and Equal Workplace Advocates.
Lev is mindfully grounded at the East Bay Meditation Center, and a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leadership program. Lev also offers secular mindfulness and non-secular meditation and talks on Compassion in both corporate and private settings. He credits his ability to reach and connect with diverse audiences to his years growing up in and around various communities in New York, D.C. and San Francisco.
Audio, Video, Article, Groups:
- San Francisco Pride: Pride Marshal 2016
- Dharma Talk San Francisco Zen Center, Pride 2017: Moments of Love
- Gender Spectrum: What’s it like to be trans and Buddhist
- KQED’s Forum: In My Experience: Transgender Transitions
- KPIX Bay Area: Fresh White “Affirmative Acts”
- The Guardian: New American Family
- Founder: Trans and GQ Mindfulness Meetup
- Team Member: Trans Spiritual Care Initiative
Fresh! loves spending time at Marin beaches watching sunsets, and discovering gems in low tide areas.
If you enjoyed any of the practices offered on the home page or links below and would like to make a donation, you can find me on Venmo: @freshencounter or on CashApp: $FreshWhite
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ~ The Amazing Les Brown