on being an inclusive leader

As an executive and leader, you carry the responsibility to facilitate and guide your organization’s DEI path to success. As our society and workplaces become more diverse, executives are expected to inspire and act upon a deep commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Too often, executives are left to address the organizations’ most pressing equity and inclusion challenges without critical support or guidance in the process.

At Taina, we work with leaders to get to the root of their challenges, unpack social systems, and identities, and break through to transformative and equitable leadership performance.

WHAT IS Executive EQuity & Inclusion COACHING?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Executive Equity and Inclusion Coaching works with clients such as Senior Administrators, Executive Directors & Assistant Directors, Principals & Assistant Principals among others to clarify DEI goals, achieve DEI objectives, unlock their equity and inclusion leadership presence, and advance their equity mindset.

what we offer

We provide a personalized approach to developing DEI skills in a safe, supportive and confidential partnership. An Executive Coach can help you to:

  • Develop an equity and inclusion leadership presence

  • Develop greater emotional intelligence and honing your interpersonal skills

  • Provide thoughtful and inclusive guidance to assist you in addressing the most pressing DEI issues emerging in your organization/area

  • Enhance your capacity to lead, inspire and act equitably

  • Navigate through highly political environments with internal and external stakeholders

  • Provide reflective processes to interrupt implicit biases, and determine default patterns emerging personally and professionally

  • Develop an equity-minded management and supervisory style

  • Maintain an organizational culture that centers equity, diversity and inclusion


I found Dr. Aida to be not only quick in getting a good understanding of the situation at hand, but also astute in her assessments. Because of her acumen, I was significantly better able to prepare for upcoming events with the help of her ability to do structural analysis i.e., read power dynamics.

Dr. Aida’s Executive Coaching sessions were insightful. Each session ending with clear, needed and appropriate action steps. I have and will continue to recommend her coaching to those involved in most any area of academia.
— Dr. Heidi Wagner, Univ. of Wisconsin