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​Peggy Rowe Ward, Ed.D

Peggy Rowe Ward has been fascinated by leaders for as long as she can remember. It began in the Delafield Public Library when Mrs. Langer introduced her to the biography section of the library. "You can learn so much from a life well lived," she said. Reading about the life of George Washington Carver, Clara Barton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Albert Schweitzer, Edgar Cayce, the Dalai Lama, Dr Martin Luther King, Chief Joseph, Florence Nightengale and so many others continues to inspire Peggy to live beautifully.

She earned her Doctorate in Adult Education and a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. She has worked as an organizational anthropologist and leadership coach with Fortune 500 organizations, non profits and medical facilities. Her specialty areas include cultural diversity, mindfulness and leadership and organizational change and transformation.

Peggy is a Senior Student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She received the transmission to teach from her master in 1994 and she has supported his work in many countries including the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Korea, Vietnam, China, Indonesia and India. Peggy offers spiritual direction to students from many countries. She has a deep practice and love of yoga and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog Charlie and husband Larry at their home on Whidbey Island off of Seattle. She co-authored Making Friends with Time and Love's Garden. She is nearing completion on a book on mindfulness for parents and teachers that offers many fun and simple mindfulness practices.

Peggy is described as a creative and inspirational teacher. She enjoys helping others identify and cherish their gifts and talents and she delights in helping students to be successful.