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Institute Fellow

Anna Giraldo-Kerr

CEO & Founder, Shades of Success

About Anna

Anna Giraldo-Kerr is an executive coach and facilitator who partners with professionals to maximize their influence as effective mentors and leaders. Her expertise resides at the intersection of leadership development, innovation, Anna Giraldo-Kerr is an executive coach and facilitator who partners with professionals to maximize their influence as effective mentors and leaders. Her expertise resides at the intersection of leadership development, innovation, and cultural competence. In this capacity, she helps clients navigate leadership and management challenges through the exploration and understanding of individual and organizational mindsets, biases, and assumptions.

In 2002, Anna started her own Learning and Development organization to leverage 20 years of professional experience in corporate America in the Financial Services, Health Care, and Technology industries. Her current portfolio of clients includes organizations from higher education, financial services, non-profit, and biopharma.

Anna’s commitment to foster inclusion through effective leadership expands beyond her professional sphere. She has served as an advisor and board member of numerous organizations dedicated to the empowerment of women and underrepresented groups. Most recently, she was elected Trustee for the Needham Free Public Library.

She holds a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on adult and leadership development. She received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor’s of Science from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Anna is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Change Style Indicator, and the Intercultural Development Inventory Tool. She is a certified Life Coach from Martha Beck, Inc. and holds coaching credentials from the International Coaching Federation.

Anna is bilingual in Spanish and enjoys writing about leadership and the challenges and opportunities of changing demographics. In 2006, Anna’s editorial commentary on immigration and education was awarded national recognition at the First National Ethnic Media Awards in Washington D.C.

Anna lives west of Boston, MA with her husband, Peter, and their son.