Sharon (she/her) is an organizational development consultant with more than 25 years of experience and the founder of Bueno Consulting. She has worked in every major industry in both the public and private sectors. She is a certified executive coach and a trained mediator with extensive group and process facilitation experience. In pursuit of creating healthy, high-functioning organizations and communities, Sharon offers consulting services in the areas of leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational change, team dynamics, cultural competence, and cross-cultural dynamics. Sharon’s practice is global. She has consulted to a wide array of clients, from more than 35 countries. Sharon speaks Spanish conversationally, grew up in New York City, and now lives in Boston.
Akwése (she/her) is a transformative leadership coach and facilitator passionate about the holistic development of global social change makers. She is the Founder and CEO of Leading Whole and has worked across five continents implementing programming, facilitating workshops, leading outreach initiatives, and supporting organizational development efforts for a variety of NGOs. Akwése holds an MSW in Social Innovation and Leadership, with a focus on Global Practice from Boston College. She is currently based in SE Asia where she’s spent the last two years developing the leadership of mission driven individuals across the region.
Eliza (she/her) is a leadership and organizational development coach and consultant. She is the Founder and CEO of Circles International (CI). Eliza launched CI in 2017 to begin building a movement for emotional health and wellbeing amongst leaders and organizations working toward peace and social justice. During her previous career as a social worker and global health practitioner, she witnessed a high rate of fatigue and burnout. She realized a direct link between the wellbeing of leaders and organizations, and the impact they were either able or not able to make in their communities. Eliza holds an M.P.H. from Harvard University, an M.S.W. from Columbia University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California. She is a certified Professional Coach by the International Coach Federation and holds additional certifications in mediation and conflict resolution, wilderness emergency medicine, and Reiki. She resides in Oakland, California, where she enjoys being part of the Bay Area’s arts, healing, and activism communities.
Doris Ferrer Roach, J.D., P.C.C., (she/her) is an executive coach and consultant with a dynamic background working as an attorney and higher education instructor with 21 years of experience serving both the nonprofit and public sectors. Bringing an expertise in board and leadership development, team building and strategic planning, Doris is adept at creating results-oriented processes to support effective leadership and sustainable change. She ensures her client is the star of the story. Doris’ strong ability to facilitate the discovery of strengths and opportunities for growth take people where they want to go. She has worked across a wide variety of industries: community development, education, government, healthcare, housing, human services, philanthropy and social justice advocacy.
Jacqueline Kennedy (she/her) is a consultant on the Rootwise Leadership team. As a public service professional with over a decade of experience in the field of community development and community engagement, she brings expertise as a project manager, content area expert, and engagement strategist. Jacqueline’s interest in community development began in her own neighborhood in Southeast San Diego, CA, where she interned for a non-profit serving her community. In 2009, Jacqueline relocated to NYC for graduate school and served at a Brownsville Brooklyn based non-profit coordinating community outreach and engagement strategies and projects. Earning a trusted place in the Brownsville community and a leader within the initiative, Jacqueline stepped into the role of Interim Director of the Brownsville Partnership initiative in 2015 before leaving in 2016 to join the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as the Director of Community Partnerships at the newly formed Center for Health Equity. After 5 years in that role, Jacqueline joined the NYC Racial Justice Commission in June of 2020 as the Public Engagement Director. Jacqueline worked with Commissioner and other city staff members in hosting public input sessions virtually and in person to hear from New Yorkers most impacted by systemic racism before leaving city government to work as an independent consultant.Jacqueline is committed to equity for communities of color, advancing racial equity globally, Black liberation, Black women’s health and joy. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and an MPA in Nonprofit Management and Policy from NYU Wagner School of Public Service.