i'm an experienced teacher, trauma-informed social justice educator & radical peer support coach
with over 10 years of experience navigating and shifting white supremacy in the workplace and teaching kids and adults to lead brave, authentic, free lives.
noa isabella (they/them) is a Black, genderfluid, organizer, educator, and radical peer support coach. they offer trauma-informed social justice-based coaching to folks who are navigating attachment trauma, racist capitalism, and white supremacy in themselves, in their relationships, and in their leadership.
as an executive coach, they offer ongoing radical therapeutic care where, together with their clients, they co-create a loving, judgment-free space to talk about our hurts and the ways big and small systems impact and create them. they believe we can only heal in relationship and that it’s hard if not impossible to heal our hurt parts without access to spaces to practice secure attachment. they believe peer-support work, in particular, is a life-saving community care model which radically pushes back on traditional clinical mental health models.
noa is a community programs design and curriculum specialist who has offered inclusivity and equity strategic and programmatic guidance to youth and advocacy programs and organizations across new England and the tricounty area. they’re an innovative and creative facilitator who blends play, movement, and poetics in their workshops to create authentic, generative somatic practice. their work is centered in abolitionist freedom-centered youth education, Internal family systems therapy, black feminist theory, pleasure activism, and multi-racial ancestor work. they’re breaking intergenerational curses fiercely and creatively, and continue to find love and belonging in intersectional disability justice spaces.
in 2019 they were named the Advocate’s Vermont Champion of Pride for their work creating Black Femme Survival, dedicated to developing a community of Black femme care. their book, the Black Femme Survival Guide is a self-help, self care resource for Black femmes of all identities to create learning, healing, and thriving together. they hope their work will increase access to crucial resources for young femmes of color, in particular, in need of a supportive and resilient community.
during the peak of the pandemic you could find them:
supporting clients, organizing an elementary school, facetiming their Gramma, and turning off NPR.