Jill Dunchick (she/her) provides intentional, strategic, compassionate, and intuitive coaching and training to leaders in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Jill combines her expertise in body-centered healing sciences with her coursework and 25 years of experience as an educator and leader to ensure that her clients are supported to explore their internal blocks, release what is holding them back, and continue leading and living from their authentic, embodied self.

Prior to launching Jill Dunchick Consulting in 2021, Jill served for nine years as the Senior Director of Leadership for Emerging Networks of Schools (LENS) at BES, building a nationally recognized program that trains leaders at public and private schools to take on heightened leadership roles. Prior to this, Jill worked in New Orleans as the Executive Director for New School Development at the Recovery School District and as the Managing Director for Leadership Development for New Leaders for New Schools. She led student support services for two schools in the School District of Philadelphia. Jill’s leadership experience includes turnaround work as an Assistant Principal and Principal at Mastery Charter Schools in Philadelphia. She has taught in general and special education classrooms in middle, high, and alternative placement schools, and was a Teach For America Corps member in New Orleans. Jill's traditional education includes a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College and masters' degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of New Orleans. Jill also serves as a mentor for Loyola University’s Women in Leadership program.

Launching the first Imagination Library in New Orleans with the Krewe of Dolly!

Photo credit: Tammy Quintana

Geaux Cuse! with Olivia + Beignet

With the Krewe des Fleurs working toward a more sustainable Mardi Gras!

Photo Credit: Greg Chase Photography

State #49:  Katmai National Park, Brooks Falls, AK

Throughout her years as an educator and leader, Jill embarked on a healing journey that began when she completed her massage therapy certification at Blue Cliff College in 2002. During this coursework, as Jill released the tensions, traumas, and emotions that were stored in her body, she was able to heal her 10-year struggle with asthma, and no longer needing to use the breathing machine that she had previously needed twice daily since she was in high school. Jill's curiosity and trust in her body's ability to heal itself continued when she worked with an intuitive energy practitioner who supported her toward full healing after two procedures to remove cervical pre-cancer in her early thirties.  

In 2013, Jill became a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner after completing a rigorous four-year program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. The training focuses on a system of healing that combines hands-on techniques with spiritual and psychological processes that impact an individual on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level. Jill has also engaged in Family Constellation Sessions to support the healing of traumas within her family lineage, as well as Somatic Experiencing and EMDR for healing trauma in her own cells. In 2022, Jill completed her certification to be a Brennan Integration Practitioner, which is a form of energetic body-centered personal process to better support her clients in individual coaching, professional supervision, and team training sessions. 

In May 2024, Jill was a guest on the Soul Sisterhood Birthing Journey podcast. Listen to the episode here.

Jill has an ambitious goal of completing a yoga series in all 50 states (currently at 49), she travels the country exploring our National Parks with her daughter, is actively involved in New Orleans Bulldog Rescue, the Krewe des Fleurs, the Krewe of Dollies, and finds peace in the physical synchronicities that tie her daily experiences to the greater purpose of life.