At U-Thrive Educational Services, they build mental and emotional wellness programs for college students to develop resilience. Many college students are unprepared for their new reality, and Simone talks about her own personal journey of challenge and redemption to underpin this conversation. But wait. Are today's students softer and more fragile than generations past? Simone doesn't think so, but she does think that our ability to evolve as a society has made talking about mental health more acceptable. Simone reveals that they've just released a program for first-gen and limited-income students just launched this June!
Simone Figueroa graduated Cum Laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and concentration in Spirituality and Health. At the beginning of her academic journey, Simone struggled with her mental health and emotional well-being. It wasn’t until her Junior year when she fatefully stumbled upon a credit-bearing course in Mindfulness that she went from surviving in college to thriving. The effects of this course were so profound that it ultimately changed the trajectory of her career. Upon graduating, Simone went to work for Canyon Ranch, a premier Health & Wellness Resort in Tucson, AZ where she held various positions ranging from Operations Manager of Health, Healing & Spiritual Wellness to Director of Guest Experience. She then went on to start Conscious Living & Lifestyle, a coaching practice to support individuals in achieving physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
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