Doreena Durbin, M.Ed.
Partner of SECTOR Consulting Group
Doreena Durbin has been a business owner, musician, and teacher. She is instrumental in changing the lives of people by identifying their strengths and weaknesses as she attunes herself to their needs. Doreena is often called “The Bridge” as she has the ability to see the commonality of people from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. She serves individuals and organizations by guiding them to overcome challenges as they develop skills that support their goals, dreams and aspirations. Doreena participates in the upliftment of humanity by helping individuals and organizations in underserved communities remove barriers as they learn ways to develop skills through education and training. For over 35 years she has taught meditation and mindfulness to individuals, medical students and doctors at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine to provide techniques in reducing stress and to teach the art of “Presence.” Doreena played various roles at UIC including Administrator, medical student advisor, and coordinator of the medical student teaching program. With her keen sense of awareness, intuition and understanding of the human condition, Doreena was often called upon to interview job seekers and medical school candidates for UIC’s Office of Admissions.
Doreena’s main role in SECTOR is to be the link between colleges and nonprofit organizations for job training opportunities. She also conducts mock interviews and serves as a guide to help participants in SECTOR’s training programs in interviewing skills and presentation. Doreena truly believes that when individuals are empowered with life, education and trade skills, their barriers to secure jobs are removed and they will have opportunities to help themselves, their communities, and the world at large. As a partner of SECTOR, Doreena focuses on communication and mindfulness/awareness, which she believes should be at the forefront of every training class. Through dynamic learning and self awareness, participants learn from the inside out and understand how their negative thoughts are sabotaging their ability to secure jobs and experience happiness and success.
Doreena is a Certified Advanced Meditation Teacher and a Member of The International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Council for a Parliament of the World Religions and American Meditation Society
"Body, mind and spirit must be integrated in order to achieve wholeness and balance. Our minds are often filled with turbulent thoughts that prevent us from experiencing peace and happiness. Seek simplicity and happiness will follow."