BLAIR GLASER, MA, LCAT, RDT is a consultant, therapist and leadership mentor who helps people excel on the twin journeys of loving and leading. She works in private practice with individuals and couples, consults with business leaders and their organizations, and has become a pioneer of Women's Leadership through her workshops and offerings. After years of in-depth study of theater, spirituality and psychology, she holds a deep awareness of the uniqueness of each individual's situation and delights in creating tailor-made, cutting edge trainings and growth experiences for her clients.
Blair teaches people how to be engaged at work and in the process of loving by unearthing their learning edge and connecting them to it. By showing them how to look for and ask the right questions, utlize the skills of role clarification, inner dialogue and body awareness, and activate the discipline to wait and make room for the answers, laypeople, leaders and lovers will experience many concrete and intangible rewards that will result in an ongoing satisfaction with the process of living.
She brings a sense of joy, irreverent humor and a willingness to take risks to her clients, audiences, and in the stories she tells in writing, speaking at conferences and gatherings, and in her new book project, Lovers and Leaders: How to Lead in Love and Love What You're Leading.
- with Jane Fonda and Yolanda Thomas -
Blair's foundational experiences bring together a unique practice in which she has consulted with executives, managers and teams at Miller Howard Investments, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, in addition to working with actors and Vietnam veterans. She has been in private practice for more than 14 years and run groups and workshops since 1998. She was recruited by actor-activist Jane Fonda to facilitate a workshop for a group of teenage girls. She worked for six years as part of the core staff of Eve Ensler's V-Day, a movement to stop violence against women and girls, corresponding with women all over the world about issues of empowerment. Through her experiences with V-Day, she developed and facilitated The Vagina Monologues Workshop, a creative approach to sexual empowerment for women, which she taught in New York City, Santa Fe, Los Angeles and at Omega Retreat Centers in New York and in Austin, TX.
Blair's passion for consciousness has led her to in-depth study of various spiritual traditions, such as Siddha Yoga, Taoism, and Native American Shamanism. At age 24, while living in the ashram that was portrayed in Eat, Pray, Love, she began creating and facilitating retreats for college students. The healing power of theatre, which Blair pursued as an actress for 16 years, inspired her to receive her Master's in Drama Therapy from Vermont College and The Institutes for the Arts in Psychotherapy, where she eventually served as a senior faculty member. She has guest lectured about drama therapy at a variety of schools, including the New School, NYU and Pratt Institute.
In 1999, one of her drama therapy groups for actors was filmed by Europe's Envoyé Spécial, the European version of Nightline. In her previous career as an acting coach, Blair became the Internet's "Dear Abby" for actors, when her weekly column "Ask Blair" appeared on Playbill On-Line. Since then, Blair's articles have appeared online in UK's feminist e-zine, FLOW, at Sexual Health.com, in the Hudson Valley Arts/ Spirit / Culture publication; Chronogram and now with her own column, "Inner Actions" at Feminist.com.
Blair is a New York licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT) and a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT). She lives in Woodstock, NY and commutes to NYC each week with her furry business partner, Rainbow.