Three Distinct Services

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I. Compassion and Mindful Self-Compassion Training

Develop skills and resources to help you have less stress, greater well-being and greater connection inside yourself and with others. All training and skills help us sustain emotional balance and turn toward what matters most at work and in our lives, whatever comes our way. Programs are evidence-based and developed by Stanford University and other leading universities around the world. 


Services include keynote talks, multiple-hour workshops, eight-week trainings and custom curricula for larger institutions. 

II. Emotional Balance and Stress Relief Coaching for Professionals

In the privacy of one-to-one coaching sessions, feel more at ease discussing what is causing stress in your life and what issues seem to hold you back from true happiness. Together we will review your principal causes of stress right now. We also begin to practice effective, practical tools and exercises to reduce stress immediately, break old patterns of belief, and create effective foundations for success in all of life, including stronger connections with yourself and with others.


Call to schedule a free 15 minute opening discussion. One-to-one private coaching sessions are 90-minutes.

III. Resourceful Relationships for Nonprofits

Do you work for a nonprofit organization? Let Compassionate Tampa Bay provide training to help lead your venture and your colleagues out of scarcity and into abundant relationships. Develop greater confidence in asking for exactly what is needed. Supported by consultants with more than 20 years of senior nonprofit leadership experience, take your organization to the next levels of mission, program and financial evolution.


Consulting services are available for large and small nonprofit organizations, providing expertise in board, leadership and resource development.

Brett Cobb, President

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Compassionate Tampa Bay provides professional self-compassion and compassion-focused professional training and one-to-one coaching for businesses, organizations and individuals in the Greater Tampa Bay region. Every human being can develop greater well-being, resilience, and connection with ourselves and with others, and Director Brett Cobb is a passionate advocate. He is a Certified Teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research & Education at Stanford University, and has completed teacher training in Mindful Self-Compassion with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. Brett has taught meditation-based programs for over nineteen years. He has particular interest in working with professionals with challenges in their life/work and emotional balance; businesses and organizations seeking to bring greater well-being to their employees; healthcare and wellness clinicians and caregivers at risk for burnout; education providers and administrators; and nonprofit organizations seeking to develop resourceful partnerships with others. Brett served for more than seven years on the senior staff of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, the country’s most trusted source of wellness and personal growth, located in Rhinebeck, NY. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Yoga Service Council, working to make Mindfulness and yoga accessible to all nationwide, and the Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. He is an author, writer and member of The Writers Guild of America, East. For 25 years, he has served in senior development roles with leading nonprofit service organizations in New York and Florida. Brett relocated to Saint Petersburg in 2016. (Photo: David Noles Photography)