JEN LARA

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Hello, I'm Jen.

I am an ICF certified coach, director of professional development, college professor, blogger, public speaker, and lover of really big mountains. I spend my days with passionate colleagues and college students at Anne Arundel Community College outside of Annapolis, MD.  A graduate of Michigan State University, University of Colorado and Johns Hopkins University, my career highlights include attending the White House Summit on Community Colleges, blogging for the White House, winning the NISOD award of excellence, and serving on the 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges.  


I am most excited about my newest professional accomplishment:  co-creating and co-facilitating an ICF accredited, coach training program.  You can learn more about the program here and let's get your people trained as coaches! Seriously, I would trade in all of my college degrees just to have my coaching skills; that's how impactful coaching is.  Since coaching can be used with every human on the planet, it's the must-have set of skills for this century.  No exaggeration.


Before taking a college position, I taught K-12 students in suburban Denver, on the Navajo Nation, in Quito, Ecuador, in inner-city Baltimore and on ropes courses in North Carolina and Arizona.  When not writing my own blog or living my core values deeply, I enjoy being with my family, spending time outdoors, and dividing my time between Maryland, North Carolina, and Colorado - I resonate with big mountains.  Visit Hello, Strategies to see my edupreneuring endeavor and shop all the products I use and adore.


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