You probably recognize Mary Lynne as BAAPT’s Programs Committee Co-Director, and as former Continuing Education lead. And, of course, as the talented coordinator of the delicious luncheons she’s arranged for the several all-day events we’ve held this year (for which we thank her profusely).
Here’s the chance to learn more about her…
Mary Lynne has been a BAAPT member since 1992. She uses type both personally and professionally as a Nationally Certified and Master Career Counselor and Life Planning Coach.
She is a trainer for an EAP to corporations (Google, HP, TiVo), agencies (NASA, city, county, state governments), Universities (Stanford, Santa Clara, Cal, SJSU), non-profits, etc.
Mary Lynne co-founded The Third Age Coalition in 1999 and continues to focus her private practice on the 50+ population.
Mary Lynne credits knowledge of type for greater appreciation of differences among family members and friends, and wishes she had known the power of this awareness many years earlier! Definitely, according to Mary Lynne, BAAPT Rocks!!!
She has ENFJ preferences, and lives in Los Altos with her husband Tony.
This essay was written by Evelyn LaTorre in advance of our April 2015 meeting on Type and Culture. Evelyn has much experience with different cultures!
If the art on my walls could talk, it would tell of fishing on the Mekong Delta, harvesting rice on Bali terraces, and drying potatoes in Peruvian Mountains. In my guestroom, men hunt tigers in seventeenth century India and a jockey celebrates winning the Palio horserace in Siena, Italy. Art that delights my eyes surrounds me— yellow and purple flowers in chalk from Russia, red roses embroidered on silk from China and pink gladiolas in watercolors from England. My travels embrace me whenever I walk through my house.
Get to know a Jungian scholar who has been with BAAPT for almost three years…
I am originally from Taiwan, and my journey with MBTI® and Jungian psychology starts here. I was working as a psychotherapist in Taiwan for six years. While in Taiwan, I also worked at the Taiwan Institute of Psychotherapy, which was a community training center. While I worked here, I started using MBTI® and Jungian functions to help counsel others and guide them with their personal and professional development as part of an Employee Assistance Program. I was fascinated with Jungian psychology and liked how it assisted with analyzing psychological phenomena in different areas of the psyche. After attending John Beebe’s lectures in Taiwan and studying more about the eight-function model, I enrolled in the International Analytical Psychology Student program at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco in 2011.
I am now working towards a Doctor of Psychology degree at the Wright Institute with a focus on Jungian analytic training. I also provide counseling for clients on Skype. I have used type tremendously on a personal level. It has helped me with learning about the development and transformation of the psyche, integration with the self, and with intimate relationships. I have also used it professionally with clients in psychotherapy and in a corporate setting. At least once a year, I travel back to Taiwan to visit family, and I give workshops about Jungian functions and MBTI® back at the community training center.
After finding out about BAAPT at the Jung Institute, I joined and have been amazed at the great speakers and wealth of information. I appreciate the friendliness of the BAAPT community, and enjoy discussing type and learning more about our members.
One of our newer members, Steve became aware of BAAPT through MeetUp, and we are so glad that he did! Learn more about him…
I live in San Francisco, and am a management consultant implementing Lean and Agile approaches, mostly with IT groups. I was introduced to type years ago, but my interest was renewed while I was a management coach in Japan.
I use type as a model to help me understand what to expect from my clients, to help explain to them what they need from each other, and what solutions will be possible (as in, what changes people will agree to).
I joined BAAPT after my first event because the quality of the content, the facilities, and programming were very professional. I enjoy the mornings very much!
BAAPT's success relies on our enthusiastic members. One of our newer members has jumped right In as an active volunteer. Meet Tim Beggs:
I have ISTJ preferences and am a fourth generation Bay Area native. I grew up in Walnut Creek and have lived in Oakland, San Francisco, and on the Peninsula. I currently live in San Jose. In fact, I consider the entire Bay Area home.
I became interested in type as part of a path towards a career transition. After graduating from college I began my career in politics, first working for the Governor of Oregon and on Capitol Hill. Later I managed campaigns here in the Bay Area.
It takes an enormous amount of dedication and resilience for an organization to thrive for 30 years. No one exemplifies this more than our own Richard Hendrickson.
"I was deeply touched and honored by Adam Frey’s kind words at the last BAAPT meeting (Nov 8, Spirituality and Typology) and by Julie Wright’s invitation to be interviewed for the new Newsletter. Both said, “BAAPT is more than its programs, we want it to be about its people too.” Cool!"
Read Richard's history with Type and BAAPT offered in his own words (PDF download) and join us in thanking him for all he has done for our chapter as he takes us into our 31st year!