The importance of passing the torch to upcoming staff in established organizations, to new board members on a continual basis, and to new segments of society in areas where leadership is desperately needed, cannot be overstated. I invest in leadership development and coaching with all of my clients. Over the past few years, I have had the privilege of coaching the Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Fellows. The majority of these fellows are under 30, and are launching innovative conservation projects that showcase new, more sustainable approaches, for fisheries, tourism, and protected area management.
Your teaching and dedication has helped us in many parts of our lives, not only on the professional level. Thanks for everything.
Giacomo Palvicini, Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Fellow
Paquita has been an inspiration throughout my participation in the MAR Leadership Program. It has been an honor having a person with so much professional experience and charisma helping me in the development of my project “Economic Alternatives for the Fishing Community of Los Cayitos”. Her visit to Utila, Honduras enriched not just my proposal, but also my sense of my own personal capacity. I am very grateful.
Pamela Ortega, Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Fellow
A 2014 pilot program with Audubon California has now scaled up to be a two-year investment in the leadership and capacity of board members and Executive Directors in independent Audubon chapters throughout the state. I also coach staff in client organizations on founding new nonprofits, facilitating results-oriented meetings, and project management.
We could not have accomplished what we have in these months without the structure and support your project provided.
Marilyn Waits, Redbud Audubon
Aligning Visions is committed to bringing the best information and a range of approaches to cultivate leaders within organizations or in key ecoregions. While my approach continues to evolve, based on the successes of my clients and feedback from entrepreneurial leaders, I draw heavily on the training I have received from the following programs:
- Conservation Action Planning Coach Training, The Nature Conservancy
- Developing Successful Executives, Center for Creative Leadership
- Sierra Leadership Seminar, Sierra Business Council
- Human Resource Executive Program, Stanford Business School
- Strengthening Boards of Directors, Board Source
I am aware of how much I have improved, in both work and personal situations, thanks to the great training programs you have prepared. I am more self aware and have found the cause that I want to dedicate myself to in gratitude for my life and my time here on this beautiful planet Earth. I am much more sure of my path, and that it is of value, and that we can all help build the new change agents of the future.
Cleopatra Mendez, Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Fellow
Working with you to design the Coastal Resilience Leaders Meeting agenda was a terrific experience! Thank you for coaching me through designing the agenda and the structure of the meeting. Through the activities you helped to develop, our Coastal Resilience leaders generated many great ideas that we will move forward and participant energy remained high throughout the two-day meeting. Thank you again for all of your help and support. It really made all the difference in the meeting and I look forward to our next opportunity to work together.
Shawn Margles, Coastal and Marine Planner, The Nature Conservancy