Chelsea’s expertise is in cross-cultural communication, with a focus on helping leaders and teams cultivate community and belonging. She has been a facilitator, curriculum developer, translator, and university lecturer and led educational programs in the US, Jordan, Egypt, and Spain. They have a Master’s degree in Arabic linguistics and have conducted research on language and gender identity.
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The LifeLabs Learning value that most resonates with me and why: For me, Open the Circle is the value that underpins all the others. My work and overall mission in life centers around my commitment to a vision of a world in which people are free to live authentically and experience deep connectedness to themselves and others.
Pronunciation guide: Chelsea (CHEL-see) Villareal (VEE-yah-rae-al)
Pronouns: they/them or she/her
Languages spoken: English and Arabic – MSA and Levantine (fluent), Spanish (conversational)
Fun fact: I worked in the food industry for 10 years and have done it all, from latte art to whole animal butchery.