Learn more about the faculty, staff and educators at the Seton Cove.
Sharmila Advani began as the Business Manager at the Seton Cove in November 2014. With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an MBA in marketing, she has extensive experience managing diverse programs, particularly for boosting operational efficiency, streamlining business processes, and enhancing employee performance and morale. She has experience administering budgets, overseeing project schedules, and contributing to idea mining initiatives. She has been exposed to diverse cultures, people and their unique environments by living in Taiwan, UK and India. Sharmila is passionate about expanding the Cove’s reach in the community, through programs designed around wellness and mindfulness training for emerging leaders. She speaks Hindi, Mandarin, travels extensively and enjoys music, cooking, photography, painting and exploring nature with her five year old.
Will Boesl, MA, is a facilitator and spiritual director at the Seton Cove. He specializes in the use of creativity and mindfulness for spiritual growth. Will is passionate about helping people access their inner creativity and teaches in an interspiritual language. Will received his Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation from the Seminary of the Southwest and his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The University of Texas A&M. He is a Veriditas trained Labyrinth facilitator and local musician.
DANIEL HOPE, MA, is a formation manager, educator, and spiritual director at Seton Cove. Daniel was previously at Seminary of the Southwest where he worked in administration and earned his counseling degree with a focus on Marriage and Family. While studying at Southwest he founded the marriage retreat and workshop series, The Commitment Project. Daniel is an alum of Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and is passionate about bringing spirituality and mindfulness into the workplace. Daniel also has a background in social media strategy and has spoken at SXSW Interactive conferences regarding the intersection of technology, psychology and spirituality. Daniel and his wife, Leslie, are about to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary and live in North Austin with their two daughters, Camilla and Violet and their newborn son, George.
Bob Lively is a native Texan with deep roots in the piney woods of East Texas. He earned his baccalaureate degree from Austin College in Sherman, Texas where he has been named a Distinguished Alumnus. He is an honor graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. A Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Lively is the author of eleven books. In the past 17 years he has published over 400 columns in the Austin American-Statesman.
Flint Sparks has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Austin since 1983. Through exploration of the interface between spirituality and psychology, he found a particularly deep resonance in Buddhist meditation, psychology and philosophy. In March of 2001, Sparks was ordained as a Zen Buddhist Priest. He now divides his time between his private practice and a growing Zen Center here in Austin. www.flintsparks.com
Dr. Lynette Reed
Dr. Lynette Reed is an educator and advisor with over twenty-five years of experience working with this model. She is the author of the book Fixing the Problem: Making Changes in How You Deal with Challenges as well as a number of articles, which are the subject of numerous guest appearances on talk radio. Lynette holds a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, Sustainability, and Inter Religious Dialogue and a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
David Wallace is a Certified Life Coach working with his clients to help them understand themselves better. David has a Master in Business Administration, was previously a Director of Baylor University’s Executive MBA Program, and has been in senior sales and business development roles in his 25+ year career. Through a calling to help others see that they are not their “résumés”, he left the corporate world to become a full-time Life Coach in October 2015. He has been a daily meditation practitioner for over 5 years and is a Commissioned Presenter of the Centering Method through Contemplative Outreach.