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Nell Desmond

Nell Desmond


A Balanced Life

Charlottesville, Other




"If the cause is right, the means will come." -Ghandi
Fluent in Spanish Public Speaking Leadership Coaching International Relations Strategic Planning Instructional Design Advocacy

Social innovation, Social entrepreneurship, Intersection between Wellness and Leadership, Advocacy for Women and Education

Currently, I have my dream job:-) I am the founder and owner of A Balanced Life. The mission of my company is to help women tap into, and then leverage their unique potential to create lasting and powerful change in the world.

A Balanced Life

Coach and Consultant

Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center


Designer and facilitator of cutting edge curriculum that served to differentiate instruction, based on the very diverse educational and emotional needs of SVJC's international student body. Liaised between education department and Office of Refugee Resettlement/Unaccompanied Undocumented Youth Program.

Designed and lead training and workshops in the areas of leadership, multiculturalism, education and organizational development for both teachers and staff.

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

EF Educational Tours


Instructor of university level literature/writing, International Relations, U.S. History, ESL grammar and vocabulary, and TOEFL preparation. Designed and lead professional development training and workshops in the areas of leadership, multiculturalism, education, and organizational development.




Designed and managed a Redress' systems of operations, namely the volunteer/internship system. Formulated and creatively designed, The Redress Trust’s Operations Manual. Lead redesign of both The REDRESS Trust website ( and Victims’ Rights Working Group website ( Formatted and distributed The REDRESS Trust’s numerous press releases and academic publications. Contributing writer in Victims’ Working Rights Group Quarterly Bulletin.

Career medium 03
Career medium 03

El Proyecto de Los Niños de La Calle


Created fundraising systems that generated approximately $25,000 in unrestricted funding.Designed and managed a volunteer/internship system. Developed organizational systems that focused, aligned, and reinvented El Proyecto's mission and vision.


United States Department of Justice, Office of Consumer Litigation

Legal Intern

Conducted research and analysis for Office of Consumer Litigation.

Office of Delegate Steve Landes

Legal Intern

University of Leicester

MA, International Relations and World Order

George Mason University

BA, Integrative Studies with a Concentration in International Studies and Spanish

Coaches Training Institute

Co-Active Coaching, Coaching for Personal and Professional Development