Salamana Associates is a consortium of independent consultants linked by years of professional experience in consulting, leadership training, assessment for development and work across international cultures and in a variety of languages. Our roots in international leadership form our foundation like the roots of aspen groves; we look independent on the surface but we are connected by common values and the dedication to making our world a happier and more productive place. As associates we also specialize in leadership coaching, executive coaching, and coaching supervision, primarily in English and Spanish, but also integrating indigenous wisdom with modern perspectives on leadership by preparing others to lead more effectively into the ’emerging future’ as it unfolds, with ears to the ground, eyes on the horizon, and intuition on alert. Ho`omoe wai kahi ke kao`o Let’s all travel together like water flowing in one direction.
My journey as a seeker and explorer over a lifetime has unfolded in very unexpected ways, from the plains of Kansas, to the Rocky Mountains, then the Valley of Mexico, the Potomac and Honolulu. Learning to be comfortable as an ‘edge walker’ in ideas, cultures, organizations, and sometimes even in my family, and still honor my roles fully as a mother and grandmother, friend , colleague, and spouse, has taken a lifetime and hasn’t always been as smooth as I would have wanted, but here I am. This website is the integration of the personal and the professional aspects of my journey (and both previous websites) into what I have learned and am still learning. If “who we are is how we supervise,” (Edna Murdoch) then who we are is also how we lead and how we coach, and how we show up every day for others.