BLAIR GLASER, MA, LCAT, RDT is a writer, consultant, therapist and leadership mentor who assists in creating thriving teams and fixing broken ones: The teams inside yourself, the teams in your relationships and the ones at work. She teaches people how to excel on the twin journeys of loving and leading.
Blair's foundational experiences bring together a unique practice in which she has consulted with couples and individuals from all walks of life, as well as executives, managers and teams at Miller Howard Investments, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York. She has been in private practice for 15 years and run groups and workshops since 1998.
Blair was recruited by actor-activist Jane Fonda to facilitate a workshop for a group of teenage girls, and 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.
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, 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.
- with Jane Fonda and Yolanda Thomas -
Blair 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 & Leaders : Create a winning team for the relationship of your dreams
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. As a writer Blair's articles have also appeared online in her blog, at Rebelle Society; Erika Napoletano; UK's feminist e-zine, FLOW, at Sexual Health.com, in the Hudson Valley Arts/ Spirit / Culture publication; Chronogram and with her column, "Inner Actions" at Feminist.com. In 1999, one of her drama therapy groups for actors was filmed by Europe's Envoyé Spécial, the European version of Nightline.
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, where she currently teaches professional development to graduate students.
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.