Dene Maria SebastianaDene Maria Sebastiana (Dennis Mead-Shikaly) was born and raised in New York, and he lives in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He is a teacher, a shaman, a soul coach, and a certified workshop leader & facilitator.

For over 30 years, Dene has worked with men, women, and couples to model and teach the necessary skills and self-awareness to live consciously and purposefully. He utilizes video conference call platforms such as Skype and Zoom to deliver his renowned coaching services.

Dene coaches people who truly desire an in-depth look at their lives, and who are willing to break through their old, unconsciously embedded patterns. The intention is to integrate, evolve, and live fully in these radically changing times. He brings deep caring and compassion along with a multi-level capacity to get to the heart of the matter. Dene believes that this alignment with the heart will always lead to right action that is clear, compassionate, and effective.

Dene is the former Executive Director of The ManKind Project, an international men’s educational and training organization. He has sat in men’s circles since 1986, and has led many developmental and leadership trainings for men, as well as workshops for women focused on issues with men, boys, and the masculine. He has conducted numerous couples workshops, facilitated family & partnership mediation, and taught conflict resolution & reconciliation. Dene’s education is in Political Science & Social Psychology.

Currently, Dene is a founding faculty member of TheMenSchool, which offers online videos, one-on-one coaching, and group coaching to men who want to transform and evolve.

Dene and his wife Mignon celebrate an evolving marriage of 30 years. Dene is passionate about gender equality, balance, multi-cultural awareness, and many other issues in himself, in his family, and in the world.

“My Mission is to awaken the Sacred Feminine & Masculine … in mind, body, spirit, soul … in all beings.”