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Ana Maria Irueste-Montes PhD
Coach Ana Maria Irueste-Montes PhD, BCC, PCC is a Certified Coach.
Ana Maria was born in Mexico City. Her upbringing allowed her to grow up with a unique perspective about different cultures and the world. Growing up she was exposed to the Basque heritage of her mother, the Spanish heritage of her father and the Mexican heritage of the country that she grew in. She was then further exposed to the American culture in her formative years. In addition Ana Maria has experienced living in a small town of approximately 500 people, intermediate cities, to large metropolis (Mexico City). These experiences have colored her ability to navigate, understand and find communalities and differences, as well as appreciate the richness that diversity brings to the table.
Ana Maria trained as a Psychologist and entered the coaching field when she joined The Center for Creative Leadership as an adjunct staff, while working in private practice in Colorado Springs. She found Coaching to fit perfect with her calling of helping others become who they can be, and helping them become better managers, better leaders, and to grow caring sustainable organizations. Subsequently she obtained Certification with the College of Executive Coaching and now serves as an adjunct staff with that Organization.
Values are an integral part of helping, individuals, leaders and organizations succeed. Ana Maria believes that values are the compass by which individuals and organizations navigate. They are also the calling card of who they are to the world, as well as a calling card to who they are internally. Her Coaching calling card includes the values of Diversity, Sustainability and Connection.
For Ana Maria the value of diversity lies in the ability to be open, to learn, to listen without judgment, prejudice or preconceptions. It means celebrating and appreciating the richness and uniqueness of each individual, as well as the connections with one another. This value resonates with her Gallup VIA signature strength of Capacity for love and be loved.
The value of sustainability lies in the ability to value the worth of oneself and /or of the organizations, expressed in the form of income. Also the ability to value workers by compensating them well and allowing and promoting their development, giving them voice in the process, showing respect and appreciation for them; as well as protecting them from harm. The value of sustainability also, relates to creating the smallest carbon footprint, and the cleanest possible environment, as well as giving back to the community. This value resonates with her signature strengths of fairness, equity, and justice, as well as kindness and generosity, and gratitude.
The value of connection is related to the fact that connection can only occur with trust. Trust can only occur if we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, to be open about our mistakes and not only about our successes, our weakness and not only our strengths, and our limitations/ prejudi
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