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"I believe in the power of individuals to design and create meaningful transformations for themselves, others and systems." 

Dr. Angela Batista


Leaders and teams must work diligently to increase self-awareness about themselves and others in order to lead effectively, especially during continued uncertainty and rapidly changing times. Whether you are looking to engage in individual coaching to explore your leadership and professional growth, looking for support to help your team build on strengths, or looking to leverage your leadership to advance organizational goals. All our services are customized using our proprietary Inclusive Leadership by Design Blueprint©. Our approach to leadership and organizational development is customized to your organization’s specific culture and context and grounded in a signature and practical approach that is informed by various theoretical models. Our partnerships are guided by collaboration to help you and your teams identify strengths, gain clarity about your goals, and learn practical strategies to develop a strategic response to your needs and challenges.


Executive coaches serve as private external partners helping leaders to increase their self-awareness and identify both strengths and areas of growth central to their ongoing development. Partnering with an executive coach can help leaders to learn how to empower themselves and others as they pursue organizational transformation. My unique approach as a coach is defined by:

  • Strategic insight to guide leaders through complex challenges.

  • Inclusive leadership with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging that helps leaders to create environments where everyone feels valued.

  • Change management expertise that specializes in practical and intentional ways to lead and manage change, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.

  • Effective communication that guides leaders in the process of meaning-making and to ensure clarity in organizational messaging.

  • Strengths-based coaching that leverages a strengths-based approach to empower clients, fostering personal and organizational growth.

Through coaching, I leverage strategies and concepts learned from Appreciative Inquiry, Creative Coaching, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Gestalt Leadership and Organizational Development to help clients create their own story and success. Combining a strengths-based approach with practical experience, I help senior leaders to resolve personal and work challenges and to drive positive and effective change for themselves and within their organizations.

Don Laackman, Chief Program Officer, Heartland Alliance and Former President Champlain College

"She helped make me a better leader, especially in deepening my understanding of how to lead an institution to be more inclusive and equitable."


Angela E. Batista has dedicated her professional life to helping individuals, teams, and organizations to successfully design and execute life-changing transformation as she has herself experienced professionally, culturally, and personally. She is an engaging speaker who has delivered thousands of speaking engagements and presentations for over two decades. She is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and available for virtual and in-person engagements. Keynotes and presentations can be customized for different groups including executive teams, boards, employees, and stakeholders across industries and sectors.  

Topics are varied and range from personal storytelling and reflections on the intersections of identity in leadership to identity-informed practical strategies for leading in our current times.

Leadership DEIB Readiness & Strategy Development

We are committed to guiding your organization towards lasting success by transforming leadership practices, enhancing workplace culture, and aligning strategies with the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). Our main goal is to partner with you in the creation of a future where your organization thrives on the foundation of inclusive excellence. Unlock the full potential of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) with our comprehensive suite of services tailored to elevate your organization. Drawing on decades of research and practical expertise, we specialize in guiding Boards, assessing organizational DEIB readiness, and facilitating strategic planning with a DEIB lens.

Harness the power of diverse leadership with our tailored learning sessions designed for Boards committed to fostering a thriving DEIB culture. Over twenty-five years of research indicates that increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in the workplace leads to numerous beneficial outcomes for an organization including greater employee performance, more effective teams, increased creativity, innovation, motivation, and employee morale. Having the intent to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization doesn’t always lead to positive outcomes. For Boards, getting clear about their intentions and getting serious about DEIB means going beyond representation and working strategically to create a thriving leadership culture. To stay competitive, increase economic and operational opportunities, and reduce business liability, Board leaders must be willing to engage in both individual and shared learning. 

Beyond mere representation, our sessions provide strategic insights into understanding the current state, predicting the future, and fostering inclusive governance. We can help to elevate your Board's effectiveness, build trust, and enhance culturally respectful engagement. Our customized learning applies a DEIB lens to boardroom leadership with customized content that focuses on understanding the current state and future trends, enhancing DEIB readiness and strategies for fostering inclusive governance.

Customized Engagements

Engagements can be customized as needed. Some examples include: Student Affairs strategic planning readiness and coordination, student success evaluations, organizational development advising projects, DEIB strategy advising, review of DEIB content and policies, learning and dialogue facilitation, support of BIPOC affinity and employee resource groups, leadership and DEIB learning development, specifically for senior leaders and managers (employees).

Book a complimentary coaching, discovery and/or consultation session with Dr. Angela Batista

If you’d like more information, get in touch today.

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