Lindsay Walz, M.Ed. - Full Bio
Lindsay Walz has spent her life learning how to hold the hard and the happy. Her experiences and expertise sit at the intersection of human development and emotional healing. Lindsay shares her story of survival and resilience in hopes that others will find the strength and courage to heal from their own hards.
Lindsay's passion for youth leadership development and creative self-expression led her to establish Courageous heARTS, a youth-driven art center in Minneapolis which operated from 2013-2020. Its mission was to illuminate youth as leaders while inspiring creativity, courage and collaboration throughout the whole community. She has also developed her own model of resilience, built on the wisdom she's gained over twenty years of human development work and a personal journey through PTSD following the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis.
Lindsay holds her master of education from the University of Minnesota, where she was named a Rising Alumni in 2014. Her work has also been recognized with awards from the Arts and Healing Network and Thrivent Financial. Currently, she serves on the leadership team for the NorthStar Youth Worker Fellowship, of which she was a fellow in 2012. Learn more about her work at: LindsayWalz.com
Lindsay Walz, M.Ed - Short Bio
Lindsay Walz, M.Ed. is a courageous heart who is committed to transforming our collective understanding of the everyday impact of stress and trauma - and the power of a resilient response. She has integrated her lived experience of PTSD, resulting from the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, with professional training and expertise to guide individuals and communities toward deeper well-being through her person-centered approach to resilience.
Lindsay founded Courageous heARTS, a youth-centered arts nonprofit, which operated in Minneapolis from 2013-2020. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her work by the University of Minnesota, the Arts and Healing Network and others. Lindsay holds her M.Ed. in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota, where she was named a Rising Alumni in 2014. Learn more at LindsayWalz.com