Founder and CEO of Aleph Leadership Corp.
Estefania lives out her life’s mission to enable social impact as a philanthropy expert, human rights lawyer, trusted leadership coach, and board member. She is the CEO of Aleph Leadership Corp., a coaching laboratory that allows managers to explore their authentic leadership style and think outside the box. In addition to emerging leaders, Estefania works with non-profit executive directors, lawyers, and startup founders. She builds on her expertise as a recognized social impact leader in the non-profit, diplomatic, and philanthropic sector managing projects in Africa, Latin America, and the U.S.
Her thought leadership has been featured in the Huffington Post, World Economic Forum, Health Affairs Blog, and the Atlantic. Estefania served as an Executive Editor for Georgetown’s Food and Drug Law Journal and throughout her career has authored multiple peer-reviewed papers and opinion pieces. In 2015, she was selected as an Aspen Ideas scholar and as one of the “10 Young Leaders Who Are Creating A Better World” by Johnson & Johnson. In 2017, Estefania was one of the 4 nominees in the world for the Buffett Institute Award for Emerging Global Leaders. Estefania currently serves on the boards of both the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) and the Colombian health startup, Bive.
She is also an expert advisor for Gqual, a campaign to appoint women judges to international courts of law and a social enterprise accelerator for the Gratitude Network. Estefania is a recurring judge of the final round of the annual Big Ideas contest hosted by UC Berkeley. Estefania holds a law degree from Universidad de Los Andes, a master’s degree in International Law and Settlement of Disputes from the United Nations University for Peace, an LL.M in Global Health Law from Georgetown Law School, and she is currently pursuing an ALM in Management at Harvard.
Coaching for social and environmental transformation
More and more individuals, organizations, and companies are now contemplating their role in the social and environmental transformations. And how they can make the much-needed impact on a higher level. Today, Estefanía Palomino shared how coaches can help clients (whether individuals or companies) to create social and environmental transformations.
Here are the key takeaways from our discussion with Estefanía Palomino:
- People really care about the social issues addressed by the companies they’re invested in or purchase from.
- We are all starting to wonder about the social and environmental effect.
- Estefania’s Framework – What, Why And How.
- What motivates people? Whether it comes from them, they’re self-motivated, they’re intrinsically motivated. They want to take actions, especially the clients you’re coaching.
- Some people want to be recognized for their social and environmental impact in the world. They’re externally motivated.
- Both intrinsic and external factors affect the subconscious level of people. As coaches, we need to help our clients to get there.
- Why are they thinking so much about these issues? What can they do about it? And gain awareness about taking action.
- We’re not talking about “small steps” here. It’s about the radical change that you or your clients need to make if they want to achieve real change. We truly need a transformation, and we need it NOW.
- How can you help your client flow in the continuum towards increasing and catalyzing their impact?
- Awareness: There may be factors or circumstances that are affecting them. This is affecting me.
- Action: I’m gonna make some changes in my company. I’m gonna organize my community or write or speak about it.
- Advocacy: I’m gonna bring all this along. I’m gonna invite others who may not think highly of me or hate me. Yet, they can join this movement. I’m gonna advocate for these issues.
- 19:54 – The Framework aligns with the ICF Competencies on “Communicating effectively – Evoking Awareness” and “Cultivating Learning & Growth – Facilitates Client Growth”.
- Coaches need to invite their clients to generate ideas so they can move forward. How can the client move from their vision to action?
Some questions to ponder upon:
- What is it that we’re trying to do with our clients?
- What does impact mean to you?
- What is it exactly that they want to focus on?
- Where do I go from here?
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A big shout out to Estefanía Palomino for discussing and sharing insights on such an intriguing topic! And talk about upheavals that people and organizations worldwide want to actually be a part of.
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