WAAT East Bay Meeting
Tuesday, May 16th: 10:30am – 12:30pm PST
20 IN-PERSON seats are available
Zoom and In-Person
WAAT East Bay Meeting May 16, 2023
Ingrid Christine Abild-Pedersen is a speaker and the founder of Abild-Pedersen Coaching. She is a Certified Professional Coach and an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, trained by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.
She is the author of “Unmasked – A Triumphant Memoir of Recovery from Childhood Trauma, Eating Disorder, and PTSD.” Ingrid wrote her memoir with the hope to spread awareness of the connection between childhood trauma, physical symptoms, and
Ingrid, who has lived in Denmark, Germany, and England, now lives in California (USA). She is working with both national and international clients on breaking patterns and building leadership in their own lives. Additionally, since 2017, she has served as a guest lecturer for California Northstate University, teaching medical students about the connection between trauma and physical symptoms.
After registering for the WAAT East Bay Meeting attendance via Zoom, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the online meeting.
Please kindly RSVP for in-person if you will attend.
Only the first 20 individuals to RSVP for seats will be granted access to the event due to spacing limitations!
New Start Recovery Solutions, 2449 Pacheco St, Concord, CA 94520
The Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) is a unique membership organization of professional women working in the field of recovery. WAAT is committed to advancing and supporting women in all areas of the field. Our membership is comprised of therapists, counselors, treatment center owners, frontline staff, nutritionists, business development, yoga instructors, and more.
With chapters in several major cities in the U.S., our members come together monthly to engage in conversation, professional development, networking and support. WAAT Chapter meetings focus on topics relevant to recovery as well as issues specific to women working in the field.
To advance and support women who work in the field of recovery.
To provide educational, professional development and networking opportunities that meet the needs and challenges of women working in the field.
To encourage and promote women’s leadership and excellence in the field of recovery.
The Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT) is a unique membership organization of professional women who work in the field of recovery. WAAT is committed to advancing and supporting women in the field. Our membership is comprised of therapists, counselors, treatment center owners, frontline staff, nutritionists, business development, yoga instructors, and more.
In 2001 founder Victoria Smart gathered six women who worked in recovery for a monthly lunch meeting to share their experience, support and knowledge with each other. As more women were invited the lunch meeting became a breakfast meeting and a few months later, in early 2002, the meeting had grown so large it was moved to conference room to accommodate everyone. The original six women formed the first Board of Directors and began to organize WAAT into a membership organization of diverse and dynamic women.
Under the leadership and vision of the founding Board, WAAT became more than a supportive networking group. Members and other leaders in the field were invited to give presentations every other month, and eventually WAAT began offering CEs. An extensive resource directory was created for members, by members, based on their direct experiences. Chapter expansion began a few years later.
At the core of every WAAT Chapter meeting is the same central purpose born from the first gathering of six women. Today with Chapters all across California and other states, WAAT members continue to uphold the mission and values established by its founders.