Our Story

Ready to Grow was born in 2020 right after COVID-19 arrived. Our founder, Angelica Hildebrandt Zapata, realized the urgent need in the Latinx community to access culturally relevant training and coaching programs that help them navigate and overcome not only the challenges of the pandemic but the continuing social inequities and personal stressors people were going through.

In 2021, Ready To Grow began to partner with community based organizations and wellness providers that wanted to support the mental, physical and emotional health of the community using mindfulness practices that are trauma- sensitive and meaningful to their specific needs. We now have expanded our offerings to all businesses that are looking to incorporate mindful and compassionate initiatives into their organizational goals and cultures.

Our FOUNDER

Angelica Hildebrandt

CEO and Founder

Angelica was born and trained as an educator in Bogota, Colombia. She is a certified life coach, a marketing professional, and an education consultant, specializing in Early Childhood Development. She was trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based resilience (REAL-Pro) at University of Washington’s Center for Child and Family Well-being where she also worked leading the adaptation and implementation of mindfulness and compassion programs for community-based organizations and early learning professionals serving the Latinx community in WA. Currently, Angelica leads Ready To Grow, and teaches mindfulness at Green River College and Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Our tEAM

Fabiola D. Robinson

Consultant

Fabiola D. Robinson is a certified Mindfulness teacher by the University of California, Berkeley. She was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the States after finishing college, with a Computer Science degree. She found meditation during her 30s. Inspired by the changes meditation had on her life and understanding what a wonderful tool it is, she decided to study Mindfulness. She has also been trained in Radical Compassion and Positive Neuroplasticity. Fabiola believes positivism is contagious and provides support to create growth and connection. Fabiola loves her family, traveling, the ocean and learning.

Bibiana Giraldo

Consultant

Bibiana is a mother, wife, and teacher with a Bachelor’s degree in education and 22 years of experience in the education field. Mindfulness instructor certified by the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center of the University of California, Berkeley. Certified to teach Mindfulness in education and parenting by the American organization Mindful Life™. 

Trained by Conscious Parenting and Conscious Discipline.


Some of her goals include promoting Mindfulness in Education, and helping parents reduce stress and strengthen their relationship with their children through Mindfulness in Conscious Discipline and Parenting. She facilitates the Mindfulness in Education course at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. 

Maricarmen Navarro

Consultant

Maricarmen Navarro is from Valencia, Spain and began her journey of helping people learn and grow by completing her Masters in English Philology from the University of Valencia. She moved to the United States in 2000, and began her 19-year teaching career at Seattle Country Day School. During her time there, she taught Spanish, Mindfulness and Yoga after gaining certificates of completion for Mindful Educators from Mindful Schools.

In 2019, Maricarmen decided to focus her entire energy on the study of Mindfulness and spiritual growth. She has completed a post graduate programs in Bioneuroemotion, Rapid Transformational Hypnotherapy for Abundance (RTHA) and holds a certificate from the Spiritual Response Association (SRT). Her mission is to help others to improve the quality of their life through a deep understanding of who they really are.

 

Attain peace of mind and move toward a greater level of health and well-being

Services

Train your beneficiaries

Partner with Ready To Grow to train your staff and incorporate mindfulness into your practice.

Train your staff

Partner with Ready To Grow to support your team’s well-being, resilience and productivity.

Coaching

Detox your life and find work-life balance with our personal coaching packages and personal growth classes.

Grow Academy

Enroll your children in mindfulness classes to help them lower their stress and anxiety, and have more self-control, attention, and resilience.