NBCNews.com featured Teressa Moore Griffin ’78, who returned to her high school in Bristol, Pa., to speak on Nov. 13. Griffin has more than 25 years experience as a personal development coach, helping leaders gain the direction and confidence they need to run large corporations. She’s found success through “focusing individuals’ unique strengths and weaknesses to help them realize unfulfilled potential,” as reported by correspondent Kathryn Siegel.
Her clients include top executives at several Fortune 500 companies, including American Express, AT&T, GlaxoSmithKline, Consolidated Edison, Merrill Lynch, Pfizer, The United Negro College Fund and Forest Laboratories.
A certified Core Energetics therapist, her work is based on the theory that “positive energy” allows people to be their best, but can be hampered by self-doubt. The Institute of Core Energetics is not your conventional educational program. Its students are instructed in “various principles of energy and consciousness.” Through an intense program of personal growth and development, they learn how to create and direct positive energy to best fulfill an individual’s personality. After two years of instruction and two more in a clinical setting, graduates earn a practitioner certification.
Griffin attended the institute after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arcadia University and master’s in education from Boston University.
Griffin later served as an adjunct faculty member at the institute, but eventually founded her own consulting company, Spirit of Purpose LLC, and publishing house, SoulWorks Publishing in 2004. Both are based in Voorhees, N.J.
“We are supposed to be free-flowing human beings; whenever we hold back our expression, then our energy gets stuck. We can’t be as loving, open and kind as we want to be. I help people fight their way out of negative energy in their lives.”