Founder, Co-Creator

*freelance work step by step

Always learning, somewhere between radical + reasonable, Nita founded two businesses- Alight + b*free - and is an entrepreneur, co-creator, facilitator, mentor-coach + community-builder.  Ongoing studies, training + practice in education, business, policy, art, conflict resolution, social justice, meditation, spirituality and Eastern and Western approaches to wellness and somatic + energetic healing inform her work with freelancers, entrepreneurs and organizations. Nita’s first business focused on strategy, policy, technology and large-scale organizational change with C-level staff at US + global non-profit, business, K-12, higher education + government clients. She’s held position across city government, ed/higher ed + the private sector where she managed large teams + billion dollar plus budgets. She’s taught elementary through graduate level students and holds certifications in mediation, holistic nutrition /health coaching, restorative practices and yoga as therapy. An avid yogi, she plays the harmonium, lived in Japan, Spain, Washington DC + is a Native New Yorker. She has a BA from Columbia University + an MBA from GW School of Business.

Nita Baum