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Difference Maker: Amy Baker

Amy Baker is a caring educator and lifelong learner who is committed to giving

back to the community. Amy is kind, passionate, and determined. She is constantly seeking professional development and resources to better support people of all ages and all challenges.

Amy has been teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for over two decades. She has a degree in Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health. Her core coaching style is based on the belief that everyone has the answers and clarity they seek within themselves. She believes that children are the future and enjoys sharing these tools with them.

As Family Education Manager at Mountain Youth, she incorporates mindfulness practices into the Eat Chat Parent conversations she offers in our community, which include speakers like Kate Fagan, Rosalind Wiseman, and Dr. Laura Markham, among others, who discuss culturally relevant topics and engage curious parents, teens, and caregivers. These dialogues provide an opportunity for families to come together, be present in the moment, and learn and develop together.

“Amy Baker’s innovation and creativity have brought in inspiring and well-respected speakers to educate our community on important and timely issues. Amy has recognized the impact of bringing parents together (virtual and in-person) and offering them support during some of the most challenging times we have experienced. She has built and fostered a much-needed space for families to begin to talk about mental health and realize they are not alone in some of their struggles. Eat Chat Parent provides this warm, welcoming, safe space for families to feel supported and empowered, thanks to Amy.” says Denise Kipp.

Amy has added vibrancy and depth to our community's dialogue. She has brought in a slew of best-selling authors and educators from throughout the country to guide adolescents and parents in meaningful discussions about relationships, self-awareness, insecurity, technology, social understanding, self-management, and other pressing concerns in their lives.

These remarkable conversations give parents great tools on how to deal with stressful situations and how to be better parents. One Eat Chat Parent attendee said, “Eat Chat Parent is a true gift to our valley. They bring in a wide array of speakers from No. 1 New York Times best-selling authors to ESPN reporters to local mental and physical health experts.”

Amy has done an incredible job creating safe spaces to discuss tough topics and learn strategies on how to help parents and their youth. If you are interested in joining one of these conversations, you are in luck- March 28th and 29th New York Times best-selling author of The Gift of Failure and The Addiction Inoculation, Jessica Lahey, will be in Eagle County for two nights full of unique topics. Register to see Amy's work firsthand, and while you're there, tell her how much you appreciate all the work she does for our community.

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