About Our Coaches

Based on four continents and diverse socio-economic groups, our coaches are trained in social responsibility, service, and impact. Ranging from specializations in conscious leadership, wellness coaching, global philanthropy, parental leadership, and community empowerment, all of our coaches are certified by independent boards and possess advanced coach training.

With a broad range of experience – from elite military units to corporations in Scandinavia to governments in Europe and the slums of Africa, our coaches understand the complexities and challenges of serving up and down the ladder of leadership. Our coaching credentials and certifications include:

  • ORSC (Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching)
  • CTI (Coactive)
  • Leadership Circle
  • Archetypal Leadership

With the credentials comes also the experience. Our coaches come to us with expansive backgrounds in nonprofit, government, and corporate leadership – and our trainings prove to be some of the most effective in the Servant Leadership field. Sign up for a sample session with one of our coaches, or contact us for a full program for your organization – because it’s time for us servant leaders to step up and take the lead.

Carmen Westbrook Aina Giving Leadership

Carmen Westbrook

CEO and Co-Founder

Carmen brings her breadth of experience within the government, nonprofit, 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 workshop and program.

Sharon Njoki

As our Kenya rep and leadership partner, Sharon is passionate about women empowerment and creating platforms where women can be educated and empowered to be leaders. She believes in creating a sisterhood where women can have conversations on what affects them, support each other and be mentors to others.

Sharon brings her breadth of experience in helping in developing curriculum for women empowerment programs and students’ leadership programs. Within Aina’s Infinite Leadership model and approach, Sharon specializes in creating platforms that help women and students to lead their lives and transform them into the change-makers of tomorrow through combining life purpose and leadership skills within their professional and personal lives.

Sharon ensures that we deliver the highest-impact training to propel forward the change-makers of tomorrow.

Marika Nikkinen

Marika works in Scandinavia with conscious leadership coaching and development on all levels of organizations. She has a business background from HR, Sales, and Leadership from small to big organizations and both from the private and public sectors.

Her goal is to raise awareness of our impact on our world.

Marika’s Conscious Leadership Philosophy balances the global common good and individual self-interests. It is leadership guided by a vision and driven by values that targets not only the success of the organization but also the well-being of all stakeholders. And that includes all of the stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, partners, society and the environment.

Marika’s passion, drive, and experience make her one of our strongest partners in initiating projects to bring leadership training to vulnerable populations and uniting this consciousness with servant leaders in organizations worldwide.

Isabelle Lee-Gelard

As one of our partners and facilitators, Isabelle describes herself as simply a leadership coach. Her philosophy is simple: she helps professionals metamorphose from leader on top to inclusive multi-dimensional leader. Working with dedicated individuals and teams, Isabelle helps nurture and grow those creative, resilient, aspects of our selves with a deeply curiosity-led culture. Through introspection and self-awareness, Isabelle invites all of her clients to create a greater, inspiring and responsible impact on their world.

Isabelle’s background in early childhood education intuitively led her to coaching. As “Just” a dedicated Daycare Manager, Isabelle not only grew new young minds, she also helped her teams develop those best environments for young children to grow in a peaceful, safe and holistic way. Building confident, trustworthy, reliable, curious, always-learning led teams was – and remains – her core mission. Her ambition informs her mindful, creative, and inclusive approach today.

Isabelle is passionate about improv and uses her skills to lead workshops in an energetic and playful way. Her integrity and fierce desire to discover the brilliant leader lying in each individual prompt her to create authentic, keen and fertile atmospheres. We are so grateful to have her on our team!

Antonina Klentsova

Antonina is the creator of the ApplyArt Method and the Art & Emotional Intelligence Course.

As an experienced manager and sustainable transformation consultant for international organizations, Antonina brings experience with IT teams and emotional awareness. Being a member of the ITIL 4 authoring team she contributed to ITIL® 4: Drive Stakeholder Value and the ITIL practices for AXELOS.

Seminars and facilitated workshops were already provided in Finland, Sweden, Czech Republic, Estonia, and Belarus.

Antonina holds a degree in telecommunications and an MBA. She is a certified ITIL Expert. She has completed CTI Co-active and ORSC training, Sotherby’s Art courses, and has a personal experience of more than 600 000 art pieces in a year.

As Antonina always tells us, “I wish to inspire people to experience the art of today to enhance our common tomorrow.”

Sarah Hosein

Growing up in a multicultural family and now calling many places home – Trinidad and Tobago, Wales, Sierra Leone, the USA, United Kingdom, Ireland-  Sarah is led to always be intrigued by other people’s stories on their meanderings through the world and career changes.

Having experienced the beauty and challenges of living between different cultures, Sarah has worked as a global healthcare executive, including time in the UK’s National Health Service, Harvard’s teaching Hospital- Brigham Health, teaching business management in Sierra Leone and advocating for reproductive rights at Planned Parenthood. 

With degrees in International Relations from the London School of Economics and coach training from the Co Active Training Institute, Sarah now supports leaders in New York City (her current homebase) and beyond as they pursue their socially responsible servant leadership calling.