Devaa Haley Mitchell
Devaa Haley Mitchell is a spiritual guide, public speaker, and musician, offering Soulful Women programs and devotional music to support the feminine awakening of our planet. She founded and co-hosts the Inspiring Women Summit, a virtual gathering of more than 53,000 participants from 160 countries. She also serves as the Chief Transformation Officer at The Shift Network, which she co-founded with her husband, Stephen Dinan. Through its transformational classes, virtual summits, live events, social network, books, and iOS application, The Shift Network aims to empower a global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society.
For the past 19 years Devaa has studied and experienced many systems of personal growth and spiritual development and was ordained an interfaith minister by the Chaplaincy Institute in 2005. A core part of Devaa’s path includes sacred music. She recently launched her first CD, Sacred Alchemy, an album with a transformational purpose — to reawaken and liberate the many dimensions of the sacred feminine. Each song has a specific feel or texture to it evoking the archetypal energies of different Goddesses from the world’s spiritual traditions. For example the song “Tara” explores the softer yin aspects of compassion, “Saraswati” reveals the playful and creative energies of the muse, “Shekinah” offers the wisdom of the Crone, and “Aphrodite” expresses the sensual pleasures of life.
Devaa has served as the Director of Member Engagement at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She was also Founder and Executive Director of the Full Circle Fund, dedicated to building a new generation of civic leaders. Full Circle uses the “venture philanthropy model,” — identifying great nonprofit organizations and serving them with financial grants as well as hands-on help in key areas and access to to networks that can accelerate organizations to the next level. In addition, Devaa worked as an Associate Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she offered management advice to Fortune 500 Companies.
Devaa received a BA in Anthropology with Honors and an MA in International Development from Stanford University. She was awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation, which she used to conduct research in the Brazilian Amazon on sustainable economic development for local indigenous groups using culturally and ecologically appropriate strategies. Devaa was also one of 26 contributors to a book called Radical Spirit, which focuses on Gen-X spiritual perspectives.