LightWell Coaching + Consulting was built based of my belief in the necessity of people, teams, organizations, and communities to be well in order to do good. What does this mean? At LightWell Coaching + Consulting, we believe fostering meaningful social impact (doing good) is best sustained by those who are healthy, curious, knowledgeable, and inclusive (being well).

 Masharika Prejean Maddison, Founder

Masharika Prejean Maddison, Founder

Hi, I'm Masharika. 

Get to know me, and you’ll likely feel my energy as much as you will see and hear my passion for authentic leadership development, the advancement of justice, and the development of our core empathic response centers to thrive in diverse environments. As such, the company’s services are grounded and designed based on various trainings, degrees, certifications, and lived experiences which embody these areas of focus.

professional affiliations

  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Leadership for Educational Equity
  • Parents for Public Schools of San Francisco
  • Road Runners Club of America -- Certified Coach
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Teach For America
  • The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (UT-Austin)
  • The Murphy Institute for Political Economy (Tulane University)
  • The Presidential Management Fellowship 
  • The United States Department of State
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This work is bigger than any one of us. I was brought up in a family that held justice at the center of our responsibility, privilege, and duty as citizens. Namely, I define justice as an assertion that all persons of all and intersecting labels have an equal right to a dignified existence that includes an excellent education, economic opportunity, environmental safety, sufficient healthcare, and a political voice. My passion is supporting and sustaining those who advance justice. I look forward to having the opportunity to learn more about you.

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Teamwork is deeply embedded within my DNA. I see clients as partners and teammates. I am a former Division 1-A collegiate athlete. I have run 20+ long-distance events, including the Boston Marathon, New York Marathon, and the North Face Endurance Challenge. I'm committed to achieving goals and remaining accountable and communicative every step of the way.

May you shine brightly!