Mindfulness & Coaching

Awakening, Inspiring, Empowering



 Mindfulness is cultivating moment-to-moment non-judging awareness. It's about leaning into your life exactly as it is in this moment.  Rather than resisting what's already here, it's about learning to wisely navigate the ups and downs, the challenges and the beauty while maintaining a calm and steady attitude toward all that arises in your life.  


 Coaching is a professionally facilitated thought-provoking and creative process that inspires individuals to maximize their personal and professional potential.   It's about becoming clear about your values, getting unstuck, nurturing the unique qualities that you bring to the world, and realizing your goals.  


Denise provides affordable and inclusive mindfulness and coaching through  8-week mindfulness programs, introductory mindfulness training, corporate stress reduction workshops, retreats, and individual coaching  to awaken, inspire and empower you at work, home, and in life.  

Services are available in-person, by phone, or Zoom.

Denise Kozikowski, PhD

  • Fulbright-Hays recipient, 2001-2002, Czech Republic
  • PhD, UCLA 2004
  • 20+ years experience in Higher Education, workshop delivery, group facilitation.
  • Extensive mindfulness training and currently in an intensive coach certification program through The Coaches Training Institute and the National Society of Health Coaches.
  • Trained to work with all populations, ages, and backgrounds.
  •  I am committed to making these services available to the under-served and underprivileged.
  • See my About page or my LinkedIn profile for additional details.

My Offerings

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is an invitation to lean into your life as it is right now.  With continued practice, you learn to manage the ups and downs of life without getting tossed about as easily.

We know from a growing  body of research that regular practice helps to lower our stress levels, decreases rumination, and boosts working memory and focus.  Individuals who regularly practice mindfulness report feeling more satisfied with life and their relationships and are less emotionally reactive.  Studies show that we are actually happier when we're living in the present moment.   

Creating Space to Breathe

Creating Space to Breathe is a 6 week training program that teaches you the skills you need to lead 30-minute drop-in sessions in your workplace, institution, or your community.  It is based on growing a grassroots mindfulness program at the University of Michigan since 2012.    

Now in its 6th year,  Mindfulness@Umich has grown to 4 drop-in sessions on Central and North campuses at the University of Michigan.  Through the Creating Space to Breathe program, trained leaders are able to assist in bringing mindfulness drop-in sessions to more students, faculty, and staff on our campus.  


Coach Your Potential is for young adults and millenials.  I define potential as a quality or ability within you that hasn’t yet been fully developed or realized.  

We are often unable to see our own potential.  As your coach, I balance just the right amount of support with challenge to help you tap into what motivates you, recognize your potential, and create a plan for next steps.  Living into your full potential brings you closer to a life of meaning and fulfillment.    Together, we'll identify actions, behavior changes and a plan to take concrete steps to realize your goals.     

The Coach Cafe

 The Coach Cafe is a virtual or in person space just for women.  Imagine sitting down together with a cup of tea to explore the  many possibilities of your life.   In our work together we'll awaken your dreams and discover what inspires you.  We'll  you nurture the unique qualities that you bring to the world so that you feel empowered to take your next step.  This work can be applied to your career, your relationships, and the areas of your life that matter most to you.  As your coach, I am by your side, helping you to look forward, offering support, and challenging you to live into your dreams and goals.


I am committed to ensuring that coaching and mindfulness are available to anyone who is interested and motivated. To that end, for anyone experiencing financial hardship, please inquire about my sliding scale.


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Awakening, Inspiring, Empowering

Denise Kozikowski, PhD Mindfulness & Coaching

Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

(267) 406-0586