About Yan

Dr. Yan Li is a social psychologist, leadership coach and somatic practitioner. She is committed to helping individuals and collectives thrive in times of profound personal, organizational and societal changes.

As a coach, Yan helps clients transform old habits that no longer serve their vision into new embodied leadership skills. She brings into her coaching a deep understanding of sociocultural conditioning of human behavior through her academic work. She has grounded experience in organizational processes of diversity, belonging, and collaborative change-making from her work as an applied social scientist in higher education and nonprofit settings. Yan also has years of experience teaching, mentoring and advising college students. She is most energized when working with individuals and groups with multicultural backgrounds and a shared desire for growth. 

Yan’s credentials include a somatic coach certification through Strozzi Institute, a doctoral degree in sociology from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in English from Peking University. She is a certified Master Instructor of Tai Chi. Her current hobbies (studies) include Chinese Medicine and Carnatic singing.