Rev. Dr. Devaa Haley Mitchell is a transformational leader who helps people reconnect with their spiritual depths, unleash their leadership gifts, and step into their full potential. Devaa is founder of the Inspiring Women with Soul series, which has served over 130,000 women from more than 160 countries. Her private practice, Radiant Essence Services, offers personal coaching and VIP retreats for clients from around the world.
Devaa is the co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of The Shift Network, where she guides and oversees Shift’s social change initiatives as well its philanthropic activities, finding ways to leverage the educational and network assets for the greatest public benefit. Shift’s impact work focuses on peacebuilding, women’s empowerment, racial healing, and civic engagement. She’s also a key player in leading and supporting the ongoing evolution of Shift’s transformational culture, both inside the company and with customers around the world.
Devaa earned both her BA and MA from Stanford University. She received her doctorate in Ministry from Wisdom University (now known as Ubiquity University) and is also an ordained interfaith minister. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for her ecological anthropology work with Indigenous groups in the Brazilian Amazon.
Earlier in her career, Devaa was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she consulted with Fortune 500 Companies. She later worked as the founding Executive Director of the Full Circle Fund, a thriving venture philanthropy group, followed by a senior director role at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is also a member of the prestigious Evolutionary Leaders group.
Her pro bono service projects include serving as Acting Director of the Madrone Grove forest school, which she founded along with her husband and a few colleagues who were dedicated to creating an “awakening” curriculum for kids. She also served as Music Director at the San Quentin Prison’s Parallel Play Project, in collaboration with Marin Shakespeare. Her international service projects include training local staff to leverage arts-based techniques for transforming violence in Angola, facilitating a healing program for staff members at an HIV orphanage in Ethiopia, and distributing water filters in rural areas of India and other locations.
In her spare time, Devaa is a musician whose songs fuse East and West with danceable grooves. Her debut album, Sacred Alchemy, aimed to reawaken and liberate the many dimensions of the Sacred Feminine. Her most recent album, Rebirth, reached #1 on Amazon in the New Age Category.