About Aina

Our story

In 2014, the Ebola crisis hit the mainstream news. Feeling called to action, two busy women decided to help. Reaching out to organizations locally and around the world, they asked what they could do.

 They were told that they could do nothing to help – had no part in helping the world – except in giving money.

And oh, this made our co-founders furious and determined to do something – because changing the world is everyone’s responsibility. Having worked in the nonprofit and NGO sphere for almost two decades, they realized they could fix this. Thus was born Aina Giving.

After almost 20 years in the field, our founders knew that dedicated leaders change the world. They also knew that community engagement was essential to make that happen. Having worked with leaders around the world, they also realized how hard it is for each person to discover her spark – and know the steps to take to make it a reality.

We work with our strategic partners to bring you the very best
workshops to develop and support your people and help your
organization thrive.
Our philosophy is simple: We assess your organization’s specific
learning requirements and customize workshops that fill gaps
and build on what you’re already doing well. Our workshop
leaders know their topics inside out, and they have the
certifications and degrees to create the most powerful learning
Participants consistently rate our sessions high for interactivity,
effectiveness, and fun.

With almost two decades of experience of seeing and fixing the hardship that comes along with saving the world, we have seen every mistake in the books – and know how to help you fix it. Come join us.

Aina Giving Team

The Team

Our team

Carmen Westbrook

CEO and Co-Founder

Carmen brings her breadth of experience within the
nonprofit, governmental, and leadership professions
to bear in developing global leadership and ngo
partnerships. Within Aina’s Infinite Leadership
model and approach, Carmen specializes in helping
organizations and individuals transform into the
change-makers of tomorrow through connecting life
purpose with professional skills. With global
leadership experience (having lived and worked in
Asia, Europe, and the US), and certifications and
degrees in economics, environment, and leadership
development, Carmen brings a deep understanding
of global leadership mandates and development
into every Aina-led workshop and program.

Carmen Westbrook Senior Partner Aina Consultants Nonprofit Consulting and Leadership Coaching for a better tomorrow
Kristin Kachmar Aina Giving

Kristin Kachmar

Senior Partner and Co-Founder

Kristin brings her extensive experience within the
educational and counseling sector to develop
engaging and dynamic leadership workshops.
Having lived and taught all over the world, Kristin,
is skilled at breaking the cultural barrier that
prevents future leaders from being successful.
Within the Aina Infinite Leadership Model, Kristin
focuses specifically on developing youth and
students, knowing that by growing their leadership
and personal fulfillment we are building the
empowered leaders of tomorrow.

Helen Humphrey-Taylor

Senior Partner

As a lawyer in the UK and seasoned leadership professional, Helen brings her breadth of corporate and training experience to bear in developing bespoke programmes for our corporate clientele. With over 10 years experience as a UK commercial litigation lawyer, almost 5 years of workshop-specific leadership development training experience, and a certification in executive coaching, Helen brings with her a wealth of knowledge of the corporate environment and the complexities of running and contributing to a successful business. Within Aina’s Infinite Leadership model and approach, Helen specializes in helping corporate employees transform into the change-makers of tomorrow through increasing individual power and influence within their professional and personal lives. Helen brings her depth of experience to the Aina team and ensures that our programmes deliver the highest-impact trainings to propel forward the corporate change-makers of tomorrow.

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