Emily Lauren Burg
Emily Burg’s seasoned and sensitive strategic counsel has provided people with the ability to assess and resolve the most complex and challenging issues impacting their professional and personal lives.
From Wall Street’s glass towers and corner offices, to the hospital rooms of patients struggling with terminal illness, Emily has empowered CEOs and caregivers with powerful, practical advice that enabled them to analyze information, create and access a range of alternatives and then implement an enriching and appropriate course of action.
Emily harnesses her communications, crisis management and problem solving skills on a more intimate level, combining her work as an Interfaith chaplain and as a yoga and meditation teacher with a specialty focus on working with mixed-level students and diverse and hurting populations in medical, clinical and institutional environments. Emily specializes in providing spiritual care, yoga and meditation to people with and affected by cancer at cancer support communities and wellness centers in Los Angeles, such as weSPARK and the Cancer Support Community, and also to private clients.
Emily worked as a Chaplain at Alive Hospice, a community-based non-profit hospice in Nashville, Emily provided spiritual care to the dying and bereaved. Emily began her chaplaincy career as the Interfaith Chaplaincy Intern at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the largest hospital in the West with more than 950 patient beds, where from November 2009 to July 2010, she provided spiritual care for patients and their loved ones of all religions, including prayer, spiritual counseling, end-of-life decision making and bereavement support, yoga and meditation.
From 1996-2009, Emily accrued impressive professional accomplishments and the respect of her peers through her pioneering roles as a financial markets analyst, investment banker and co-founder of Linea Capital. Emily began her career in investment banking as an Emerging Markets analyst with Wasserstein Perella (now Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein).
An avid traveler, Emily contributed to three guidebooks for Fodor’s, and is the author of travel content for barnesandnoble.com and IgoUgo.com. She served as the work-life balance columnist for Working Woman.com and as a contributor to Publisher’s Weekly and MediaPost.
A Dean’s Scholar and Brandon Honor Scholar Emily received her Masters of Divinity Degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in May 2013. Emily holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and is the former President of the Los Angeles Chapter of its alumni association. She earned her Bachelor’s degree with honors in History with a minor in Religion from Barnard College, Columbia University.