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Cuddle Party Inc.’s mission and purpose is to promote and enable empowered consent, choice and nurturing touch. We do this by training and certifying facilitators who produce Cuddle Parties and other related events.

Meet the Board 

The heart of Cuddle Party

 

 

 

Soleiman Bolour

San Diego, CA

 

Soleiman is a business owner and entrepreneur and has been for the past 20 years. He has been running and managing his family-owned real estate investment company for over 20 years. Soleiman is an intimacy coach getting his clients tuned in, tapped in, and turned on. He works with his clients in seeing their ideal future and working back from that vision. He believes if you don’t know where you are going, you are following life instead of leading life.

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He brings together 15 years of Neo-Tantra studies, personal growth, and psychology to bring a beautiful blend of masculine and feminine energies. Soleiman hopes to inspire and awaken others to discover their ideal future.

Soleiman has been a Cuddle Party Facilitator since 2016.

Soleiman Bolour

San Diego, CA

 

Soleiman is a business owner and entrepreneur and has been for the past 20 years. He has been running and managing his family-owned real estate investment company for over 20 years. Soleiman is an intimacy coach getting his clients tuned in, tapped in, and turned on. He works with his clients in seeing their ideal future and working back from that vision. He believes if you don’t know where you are going, you are following life instead of leading life. He brings together 15 years of Neo-Tantra studies, personal growth, and psychology to bring a beautiful blend of masculine and feminine energies. Soleiman hopes to inspire and awaken others to discover their ideal future.

Soleiman has been a Cuddle Party Facilitator since 2016.

Dr. Betty Martin

Seattle, WA

 

Betty spent her childhood in a large family and her youth in experimental communities, learning about people in more groups than she can count. Founding a co-housing community with countless hours of meetings taught her the value of excellent facilitation. Now she enjoys helping others learn the skills she picked up along the way.

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Betty graduated from Chiropractic College in 1976 and practiced for almost 30 years, including several body-mind integration modalities. She has taught Peer Counseling for teens and adults, Educational Kinesiology and other bodywork for professionals, sexuality workshops for women, gender empowerment for both women and men, and boundary and communication workshops of many flavors, including Cuddle Parties.

For some years she had a private practice as a relationship and intimacy coach in Seattle and continues to offer mentoring and workshops for other hands-on professionals, focusing on boundaries, communication, and professional standards. She developed a model of consent called the “Wheel of Consent” and now travels the world teaching it to hands-on practitioners of many kinds, and co-founded the School of Consent, which teaches a variety of training for professionals.

Betty has been facilitating Cuddle Parties for 14 years and has served on the Cuddle Party Board of Directors for 13 years, including teaching the Foundations of Facilitation workshop and the Cuddle Party facilitator certification program.

She is also the proud mom of 3 adults and the grandma of 2.

Adam Paulman

San Diego, CA

 

Adam Paulman has been a facilitator of workshops, trainings, festivals and multi-day events for over 40 years. He is fascinated by group dynamics and the elements that support cohesion and purpose. He is a certified Cuddle Party facilitator and trainer as well as a member of the Cuddle Party board of directors. He is also a certified professional Cuddlist and associate trainer for cuddlist.com.

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Adam studied NVC with Marshall Rosenberg and is a ZEGG forum facilitator as well as a veteran of 20 years in public school. It is his greatest joy to assist others to achieve what they didn’t know was possible.

Adam likes to describe Cuddle Party as “an advanced communication workshop cleverly disguised as a pajama party.” Cuddle Party and Cuddlist provide the medium for platonic affection in a touch-deprived world. The rules of cuddling are simple in scope and revolutionary in practice. Many describe the communication skills learned at a Cuddle Party as life-changing.

Adam has degrees in Mathematics and Multi-cultural education. San Diego is home, but Adam loves to travel. When he is not facilitating Cuddle Parties around the globe he likes to spend time with his children and grandchildren and play bass guitar.

Adam Paulman

San Diego, CA

 

Adam Paulman has been a facilitator of workshops, trainings, festivals and multi-day events for over 40 years. He is fascinated by group dynamics and the elements that support cohesion and purpose. He is a certified Cuddle Party facilitator and trainer as well as a member of the Cuddle Party board of directors. He is also a certified professional Cuddlist and associate trainer for cuddlist.com. Adam studied NVC with Marshall Rosenberg and is a ZEGG forum facilitator as well as a veteran of 20 years in public school. It is his greatest joy to assist others to achieve what they didn’t know was possible.

More About Adam

Adam likes to describe Cuddle Party as “an advanced communication workshop cleverly disguised as a pajama party.” Cuddle Party and Cuddlist provide the medium for platonic affection in a touch-deprived world. The rules of cuddling are simple in scope and revolutionary in practice. Many describe the communication skills learned at a Cuddle Party as life-changing.

Adam has degrees in Mathematics and Multi-cultural education. San Diego is home, but Adam loves to travel. When he is not facilitating Cuddle Parties around the globe he likes to spend time with his children and grandchildren and play bass guitar.

Madelon Guinazzo

Chicago, IL

 

Madelon Guinazzo is a certified Cuddle Party facilitator, trainer and member of the board of directors. She is the Co-Founder, Director of Training of Cuddlist.com and a professional cuddler. As such she has created the certification program for professional cuddling resource based on Cuddle Party’s values of consent and communication. Her mission is to encourage individuals to live satisfying lives by learning to claim their inner authority, give it voice, hear others openly and effectively move toward their deepest yearnings.

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She holds a degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University. She is a communication coach and instructor for medical students and healthcare practitioners and has trained extensively in many interactive ways of being intimate with oneself and others from professional acting training to the Work of Byron Katie.

PREVIOUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cuddle Party was founded in 2004 by Marcia Baczynski and Reid Mihalko. Reid left the organization in 2008 and Marcia retired from the board in 2020. Marcia still facilitates Cuddle Party Events.