Eva Young

Eva Young is an Organization Development (OD) Practitioner who designs and delivers strategic interventions to organizations interested in creating high performing, inclusive and culturally effective workplaces. Building on 18 years of experience, Eva helps achieve long-term, sustainable change by working at all levels of an organization. As a coach, she supports leaders and individuals in discovering a greater number of choices for action and possibilities as they aim for new results in their personal and professional lives.

Eva has a successful track record in designing, developing and implementing corporate, public, and non-profit learning programs. She has recruited, trained and managed diversity consultants for Texaco and Sodexo; designed and written Sodexo’s Diversity and Inclusion curriculum: Spirit of Diversity, a signature course for managers; Cultural Competence for Managers, Cultural Competence for Frontline Employees and Bringing your Whole Self to Work –for inclusion of LGBT employees. She also designed and rolled out “Sed de Saber” (Knowledge for Thirst), Sodexo’s English language program for Spanish-speaking employees.

For Moses Cohen Health System and Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, Eva designed diversity assessments and conducted interviews and focus groups. For Freddie Mac and Sodexo, she facilitated strategic sessions for planning and sustainability of Network Groups. She also designed and facilitated the first diversity learning session for the CEO’s of all the major environmental groups.

During her career, Eva has facilitated Leadership, Coaching, Diversity and Inclusion, Appreciative Inquiry, Effective Communication Skills, Building and Sustaining Teams, Retreat and Group Facilitation, Train the Trainer, and Cross-Cultural Collaboration for PepsiCo, Monsanto, Macro International, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the Academy for Educational Development, the Latino Health Initiative of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Sodexo’s Executive Leadership and Network Groups, the International Monetary Fund.

Eva is the founder of La Trenza Leadership Network, a transformative initiative to develop the capabilities of young Latinas to change the leadership landscape of the 21st century. La Trenza’s rigorous program: Rebraiding My Grandmother’s Hair engages participants in four areas: language, body dispositions, emotions, and spirituality. The aim is to generate powerful individual and collective actions for a humanistic, spiritual, inclusive, peaceful, caring, equitable, healthy, and loving world.

Eva has a Master’s degree in Social and Organizational Learning from George Mason University, a coaching certificate from the Newfield Network, and she is a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Community Fellow. She is a Member, Board of Director Latin@ GLBT History Project, Washington, DC, a Member of the International Coaching Federation. Eva also speaks Spanish, English and French.

To learn more about Eva Young’s work with an intergenerational group of Latina leaders, visit http://www.latrenzaleadership.org.