My name is Britt Amell

I am a versatile professional with over a decade of experience in education, research, communications, and advocacy. I have led research projects, developed curricula, facilitated and taught workshops and courses, mentored writers, coordinated communications, and convened researchers, practitioners and other important stakeholders.

With a proven track record in academic writing, instructional design, and project coordination, I am skilled in fostering inclusive learning environments and leveraging diverse methodologies for effective communication and education.

My diverse professional journey illustrates an ability to integrate a skills and experiences to effectively engage and support various stakeholders, whilst driving projects forward and achieving advocacy goals.

When I’m not teaching yoga, collaborating on a research or communications project, creating art, or coaching clients, you can find me walking in my community with my camera and my three year old.


I have an interdisciplinary background in the social sciences. In addition to completing undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Work, I completed my M.A. and PhD in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Carleton University in 2016 and 2023, respectively.

I am a Registered Social Worker (B.SW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, as well as a certified Yoga Instructor (200 hr) and Mindfulness (Shamatha) Meditation Instructor (200 hr).

I recently completed an Integrated Somatic Parts Work Certificate (Levels 1, 2, & 3) with Fran Booth (you can learn more about Somatic Parts Work here).

In 2012, I received an Executive Coaching Certificate from the CCI Leadership Institute in Ottawa, Ontario.

But, that’s not all folks! I love to learn (and brag about it, apparently). Here are some of the other trainings I’ve completed:

  • 2024: How to Run Winning Social Impact Campaigns –  Impact Hub Ottawa
  • 2024: Story-Based Strategy: Core Concepts – Center for Story-Based Strategy
  • 2022-2024: Specialized Facilitation Skills (Including Hybrid and Low Bandwidth Strategies) – Training for Change
  • 2023: The Neurobiology of Attachment –National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine
  • 2019: Teaching Critical Thinking through Art – SmithsonianX
  • 2017: Certificate in University Teaching – Carleton University
  • 2013: Certificate in Professional Business Administration- Caswell Corporate Coaching