MPA, ICF-ACC, CPCC, EMCC Global ITCA, CDTLF
Ana Estrada Daniels, President and CEO of Anavo Solutions, works with individuals, teams, and organizations to develop their capacity to lead and influence at all levels, drawing on more than twenty years of experience and results. Ana’s impact arises from building relationships with clients to gain an understanding of their challenges, opportunities, and desired impact while looking across their evolving landscapes. She specializes in executive and team coaching, leadership development, and facilitation. Her drive is to create equitable environments where all people belong and thrive.
Ana is trained in a variety of tools and facilitation methods including as a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF), an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation, and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Additionally, she holds a European Mentoring Coaching Council Global Individual Team Coaching Accreditation. She was an Annie E. Casey Foundation participant from the Social Sector Talent Pipelines Strategy & Learning Lab, focused on results-based accountability/facilitation, adaptive leadership, and racial equity. She is also an alum of the Boards and Commission Leadership Institute. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Ana currently makes her home in California, with her husband and daughter, where she enjoys yoga, running, and road trips.
MA, ICF, CDWF, CDTLF
Koren leverages more than 28 years of leadership, facilitation, coaching, and team development experience in academia, sports, non-profits, and for-profit businesses. A life and leadership coach since 2009, Koren has also developed her own leadership skills as the executive director of a non-profit organization since 2003. Koren holds a master’s degree in Sports Management and was previously a tenured faculty member of Sacramento City College. Koren is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF). You can find examples of her work on her podcast (on air since 2006), “How She Really Does It, the place where inspiration + possibility meet.”
An attorney, author, and leadership coach, Karen is a trusted partner with pLink Leadership®, partnering with us to bring her unique perspectives and strengths to the work we do in the world.
Because of Karen’s diverse legal, corporate, and creative background, she focuses on topics as wide-ranging as leadership, diversity, self-image, creativity, social media, and human resource issues. She’s also a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, trained in Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability, courage, empathy, and worthiness. Her keynotes and workshops include these concepts, specifically addressing how vulnerability – the ability to show up in the midst of uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure – is the strongest measure of courage that we have, courage which can help foster innovation and creativity. Further, she has trained in positive psychology coaching with the Wholebeing Institute, using the science of well-being and research-based assessments and interventions to bring about greater satisfaction, purpose, and fulfillment in life.
She is the creative mind behind the award-winning website Chookooloonks.com, an inspirational source for living with intention, creativity, and adventure. Her writing, images, and other projects have been featured on CNN.com, USA Today, Good Housekeeping, and Wondertime magazines, among others. Her bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful – and may even be the source of our superpowers. Her upcoming book explores the intersection of joy and activism. She has appeared on both local and national television and other news media, including PBS, Huffington Post, CNN.com, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
She makes her home in Houston, TX.
CPCC, PCC, CDTLF
As a leadership coach, Michelle Poole is passionate about re-invigorating the hearts and minds of the people with whom she works. She is co-founder of Coaching 4 Good, an organization that transforms lives, careers, and communities by providing customized personal and professional development workshops combined with 1:1 coaching. Michelle’s coaching draws on her previous and highly successful career of more than fifteen years in Human Resources.
Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and is addicted to learning. As a result, she’s certified as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Meyers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) practitioner, Professional Career Manager (PCM), and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF).
Michelle lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, two kids, and numerous bicycles.
CDTLF, LCP, MBTI, Disc
Over 30 years inside and outside the corporate world, Lee has had the extraordinary opportunity to coach, counsel and train thousands of people, at all levels of an organization and individuals outside organizations looking to make improvements in the way they live, love, lead and parent.
It has been Lee’s passion and privilege in both the public and private arenas to help others create the life they want to live; to become the best leader their followers deserve; to become the best person they want to be. It is Lee’s belief that no one wants to be unsuccessful; they just may not have the tools, roadmap and/or perspective to create their success.
Through highly engaged, one-on-one coaching sessions and interactive, thought-provoking group work, Lee works with clients to uncover intentional and unintentional blocks to their success and create a plan for moving forward. Though he can’t guarantee there won’t be some pain and discomfort, he can guarantee it will be laced with humor and real-world applicability.
John Quincy Adams
PCCE, Equus Coach