Integral Heart Foundation, La Academia
Podcast #85 — Aired March 7, 2016

Education changes lives. This week on BetterWorldians Radio, we’re checking in with friends of the show, Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto, founders of Integral Heart Foundation. Mick and Debora will tell listeners all about La Academia, the new school they’ve opened in Guatemala and how they hope it will change the lives of the kids they serve.

Debora Prieto
Co-Founder, Integral Heart Foundation

Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto co-founded the Integral Heart Foundation when they moved to Antigua Guatemala in 2009 with one dog, Pancho, now they have two more, Anju and Bella! Debora graduated from the University of Madrid as an educator of mentally handicapped children. She spent the following 10 years working with her skills in the Spanish healthcare system. Debora is also a trained facilitator of the Big Mind Process, a counseling tool that combines Western psychology and Zen teachings, which she uses in this work.

Mick Quinn
Co-Founder, Integral Heart Foundation

Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto co-founded the Integral Heart Foundation when they moved to Antigua Guatemala in 2009 with one dog, Pancho, now they have two more, Anju and Bella! As an Irish immigrant who fully embraced the American Dream, Mick’s life path brought him from his native home in Athlone, Ireland, to New York City where he founded several successful businesses, to the publication of a book on the future of human potential - The Uncommon Path - to his current work in the slums surrounding the the Spanish Colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.