Intuitive Guidance Counselor

Sandy Sparkles Castillo

Executive Profile

Sandy champions cross-pollination of art, spirituality and the breath by creating and facilitating Ascension Empowerment Coaching Intensives and one-on-one sessions, Cultural Meditation Tours, Fairy Experiences and Tea Tastings since 2009 offering inner wisdom awareness experiences to inspire healing, wellness and happyness.

Sandy has worked as a nonprofit consultant on strategic initiatives, while continuing to share her expertise as an Empowerment Coach, Breast Cancer Survivor and Spiritual Lifestyle Ambassador
for the community.  Just this year she was appointed to the Patient Doctor Communication Working Group for the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Cancer Patient Advocacy Team set to present during the upcoming Annual Conference in DC this summer.  In addition to celebrating more than thirty years as a group exercise instructor and teacher, Sandy continues to inspire others through social media, writing and retreats.

Skill Sets Guidance Superpowers + Teaching the Teachers  

Self Advocacy Global Sisterhood Circles in Cypress, 2017
White Tantric Meditation, Texas Yoga Conference, 2016
Wild Women Circles, Fairy Experiences, since 2009
Cultural Meditation Tours,TheHiveSociety.com, since 2009
7 Pathways to Wellness + Happyness Daily Blog, 2015
ME First! Women’s Retreats, 2011

Patient Advocacy NCCS Doctor-Patient Communication Working Group, 2017
Seriously Silly Advocate Training, YSC, Austin, 2016
Patient Role in Drug Development, DIA Patient Cohort, 2015
Cancer Alliance of Texas, Quality of Life Committee, 2015
Pink Sunday, Flash Mob + Hand Dance, Houston Aeros, 2013

Research Advocacy Big Data Divas Presentation, Drug Information Association, 2015
Cancer Advocate Trifecta Poster Presentation, AACR 2013
Immunotherapy Primer, Komen Advocates in Science, 2013
DoD CDMRP BCRP MBG, since 2013

Social Media Campaigns Global Forum, DIA, 2016
I Am Not Average, FromHopestoCures.org, 2016
Healthy Survivorship Team Member, HealthySurvivorship.org
MyHealthFinder App, Submitted Advocacy and Survivorship Data
Komen Healthy Breast Tissue Bank, Minority Recruitment, 2014
30 Faces of Breast Cancer, Channel 2 News, 2009

In the News Web | How One Breast Cancer Survivor Evolved into an Advocate and Spokesperson for Several Breast Cancer Groups, December 15, 2013
Eric Rosenthal Reports, Oncology Times
TV | Social Media Saved My Life Profile, Channel 2 News 2009,
Pink Pilates and Breast Cancer Survivors, Channel 2 News 2009,
Great Day Houston 2015, and Fox News Segments, 2015
Integrated Broadcasting | BYUtv, Turning Point, First Descents
Print | NSIDE Texas MD Profile
1 million in Texas could lose coverage, Houston Chronicle, 2015
Sebelius again urges Texans to sign up, Houston Chronicle, 2014

Board Experience Founding Board Member, Ignite Your Life, 2017
Magdalene Festival Co-Chair, Brigid’s Place, 2015
Corral Club and Scholarship Committee, Houston Rodeo 2013
Alumnae Committee, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Career + Clients Regarding Cancer, Tree Sisters, TelSki, 2016
The Sophia School of Living Arts, Ecstatic Dance Evolution Houston, 2015
Houston Ballet Foundation, Joy Yoga Center Houston, 2014
Katy Area Economic Development Council, Mammosafe
White Linen Night in the Heights and Pink Street, 2011

Awards Young Survival Coalition, Tour de Pink Top Survivor Fundraiser, 2013
First Descents, Most Spirited Award, 2010
Top 10 Nationwide Webpreneur, IBM and AMEX, 2000

Scholarships Drug Information Association Patient Fellowship, 2015
American Association for Cancer Research Survivor Scientist, 2014
Accelerating Anticancer Agent Development and Validation, Patient
Advocate Workshop
Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network, Uganda, 2013
American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Regional
Engagement Workshop and Partner Visit to Zuni Reservation
National Breast Cancer Coalition Project LEAD, 2012

Education EFT Training Intensive, The Sophia School of Living Arts, 2015
Vedic Astrology and Gong Yoga Certifications, 2014
LINE, Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives,
Glasscock School, Rice University, 2013
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Yoga Yoga, 2008
BUMA, Business Management Certificate, San Jose State University
BEDA, Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture,
Texas A&M University, 1992

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