Change The HEART Way

"I am passionate about the transformative power of looking underneath the surface, into the unknown, where we find what we rarely question, yet shapes what we experience on a daily basis, individually and collectively.

It is in the space of the heart and body, hidden to the conscious brain, where the answers to the complex challenges we face reside.

I am committed to spark a new individual and collective civic practice to look underneath to reemerge transformed and reclaim our extraordinary power."


Dr. Franca Baroni, Esq.

Dr. Franca Baroni is an award-winning author, actress, intuitive, trainer and immigration attorney. She holds a doctorate and master of laws, is admitted to the Bar in New York, Washington State and Switzerland and is a certified family mediator with the State of Florida. She is the founder of The Public Heart™, an organization that offers art entertainment, trainings, consulting and inspirational speaking events to foster conscious leadership, citizenry and a broadened understanding of governance & law. A contributor in the 2017 ABA Publication “Lawyers as Changemakers”, she is recognized as an innovator in the field. As a certified Heart Math® trainer, Franca shares valuable knowledge that has helped thousands of professionals in many sectors around the globe to effectively build resilience and optimal performance under pressure. For over 20 years, she has assisted countless individuals in connecting to their highest potential as well as in elevating their conflicts to new levels of resolution. Her acclaimed one-woman show Act In The Public Heart: A Lawyer’s Journey (2017-present) is a personal story and a call for a collective realignment to activate societal change.


Boldness, Wisdom & Vision


  • Attorney at law admitted in WA since 2017, NY since 1999, admitted in Switzerland since 1997.

  • Doctorate in Public International Law, Basel University, Switzerland, 1994

  • Masters in Comparative Law, University of Miami, 1998

  • Certified County and Family Mediator, Florida, 2003

  • HeartMath® Certified Trainer, 2017

  • Fred Pryor Training, Train the Trainer, 2016

  • Teaching the Positive Discipline Way Certification, 2014

  • Possibility Management Training, 2013

  • Dynamic Facilitation Training, 2010

  • Compassionate Listening Project, Basic and Advanced Trainings, 2009-2010

  • Matrix Energetics Trainings, Level 1-3, 2003-2004

  • Certified Lightwork Practitioner, 1999-2002

  • Reiki Master, 1998

  • National Public Radio of Switzerland (RSI), 1985-2000, Correspondent

  • Professional actress

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Previous Engagements

  • From Rapid Change To Resilience, King County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2020

  • Finding A New Norm, Resilience Fundamentals for Lawyers, Inn's At Court, Seattle, 2020

  • Online Resilience Trainings For Lawyers, 2020

  • Ally Lozano, Law Firm Survival Summit, 2020

  • Detention Lottery Immersive Play, Performer since 2017 and Directing since 2019

  • AILA WA, 2019, CLE, Resilient Immigration Lawyers

  • Illuminating Women Event, 2019, The Citizen Practice of Being Feminine

  • Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, 2019, Theatrical Discovery of Truth in Conflict Resolution

  • Act In The Public Heart: A Lawyer’s Journey, at the 2018 Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, University of Washington

  • Act In The Public Heart: A Lawyer’s Journey, Special Guest at the 2018 Annual Women of Wisdom Conference, 2018

  • Act In The Public Heart, A Lawyer’s Journey, Seattle, December 2017-March 2019, Denver, September 2018

  • Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, 2017, Deeper into Heart-Intelligent Mediation

  • King County Bar Association DRS, 2017, Heart-Intelligent Mediation

  • Saint Mark’s Cathedral – Bloedel Hall, Performance of UNDOCUMENTED, October 2016

  • The Conservatory & St. Marks Cathedral – Bloedel Hall, Performance of UNDOCUMENTED, October 2016

  • Burien Actor’s Theater, Performance of UNDOCUMENTED, August 2016

  • Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, 2016, Heart-Intelligent Mediation

  • 22nd Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, 2016, Heart-Intelligent Mediation

  • AILA WA 2016, Heart-Conscious Lawyering Practice Group

  • Energy Brilliance Now Center, 2016, Governance Through Feminine Wisdom, Body&Intuition

  • Annual Women of Wisdom Conference, 2016, Governance Through Feminine Wisdom

  • AILA WA, 2016, CLE, Heart-Conscious Lawyering

  • AILA WA & ABAW, WA, 2015, Mindless Practice for Lawyers

  • Annual Women of Wisdom Conference, WA, 2015

  • Bloomsbury Books, OR, 2013

  • Women University Club, WA, 2011

  • International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers, CA, 2011

  • Books & Books, FL, 2011

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Turn the Page, 2008

  • Danish Bar Association, Dispute Resolution, Denmark, 2003

  • Annual NW Dispute Resolution Conference, WA, 2003

  • University of Basel, Switzerland, 2000

  • and many workshops between 1999-2015